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I now pronounce you man and game


Japan has given birth to some of the world’s most memorable video game characters, from Mario to Sonic the hedgehog.

So it was only a matter of time before something like the wedding between Nene Anegasaki and a college student who refers to himself as SAL9000 took place.

What makes this wedding special is that Nene happens to be all digital,  a character from SAL9000′s favorite video game.Nene Anegasaki on SAL9000's DS

“In the Japanese otaku or nerd culture, there’s a tradition of calling characters ‘my wife’, and I sort of thought of Nene as ‘my wife’. Since I was calling her that, I thought we’d just have to get married then,” he explained to Reuters.