On November 4th, Akihiko Kondo, a 35-year-old middle school teacher in Tokyo, married a hologram of a virtual teenage girl named Hatsune Miku.
According to Crypton Future Media, the company that created the digital character, “The hologram takes the shape of a 16-year-old girl with long, turquoise ponytails and is a singing voice synthesizer featured in over 100,000 songs.”
Kondo’s family is embarrassed by the wedding ceremony, which cost $18,000. Around 40 guests reportedly attended the event, excluding all of the teacher’s immediate family members.
View some photos of the ceremony below (Credits: Reuters, Zero Hedge):
Gatebox Lab, the company behind the virtual hologram device, is offering marriage registration applications to anyone interested in marrying a virtual character.
Watch their promotional video below:
Main Image Credit: Gatebox Labs