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Japanese Middle School Teacher Marries Virtual Teenage Girl…

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):

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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:

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Main Image Credit: Gatebox Labs