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Japanese Man Wants Legalization of Marriage Between Human and Comic Book Character

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Japan is the country, were comic books represent one of the most popular attractions in the country. At the same time people living in the land of the rising sun face problems with finding a life partner, which is probably why a Japanese man signed up hundreds of comic book fans in a campaign, the goal of which is to allow marriage between a real human and a comic book character.

Taichi Takashita said that he feels much more comfortable in the world of two-dimensional characters. If is worth mentioning that some characters from comic books in Japan are not only very popular, they also become sex symbols.

The man decided to establish an online appeal hoping to get one million signatures which would later be presented to the government of Japan. Thus Taichi Takashita hopes to convince the government that people are in need of a law that would allow marriages with cartoon characters. In one week he managed to gather 1,000 signatures, NEWS.com.au reports.

In his message the man wrote that he no longer has interest in three-dimensional world and would like to live in a two-dimensional one, but technologies are currently not advanced enough to be able to do so. Thus he would like to ask the government to legally authorize marriages between people and two-dimensional characters.

Takashita did not provide any contact details, thus it is impossible to chat with him and ask whether his campaign is serious or he is just fooling around. Whatever the case is, a number of people who signed the petition really believe in what Takashita says.

"For a long time I have only been able to fall in love with two-dimensional people and currently I have someone I really love. Even if she is fictional, it is still loving someone. I would like to have legal approval for this system at any cost," wrote on of the believers.

Currently the law in Japan allows only marriage between human men and women and does not legally allow same sex marriages.

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//8 Jun 08, 2010 08:01 PM | posted by: mr Butcher
Actually where is the petition ? i can't find the reference in japanese or english.... petition link please
39 votes

//7 Aug 17, 2009 03:16 PM | posted by: Josh Bailey
Where do i sign ?
33 votes

//6 Jul 31, 2009 12:57 PM | posted by: that guy over there
how can a comicbook charater take the vows...is the artist going to draw her saying I do??? LOL
37 votes

//5 Jan 05, 2009 06:21 AM | posted by: ~Ellz
Wow... just... wow... People's insanity never ceases to amaze me...
If same sex marriages aren't legal, why would someone even begin to think that the government would legalize this?
Ah well... the people can dream...
40 votes

//4 Nov 06, 2008 10:24 PM | posted by: vanilla [InfoWILD]
Oh! People are crazy! How can this man be called the sane one? I'm astonished!
37 votes

//3 Nov 06, 2008 10:23 PM | posted by: vanilla
Oh! People are crazy! How can this man be called the sane one? I'm astonished!
37 votes

//2 Oct 31, 2008 07:39 AM | posted by: Cale Douglas
now that cool marrying a charater form a comic book
than i going to marry an anime girl i love....
hee hee hee
i hope so...........
38 votes

//1 Oct 30, 2008 10:31 PM | posted by: yoga
This reminds of Alix Henriol, the girl who married Sonic the Hedgehog.

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