Thursday, 30 Oct, 2008 Offbeat
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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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