A Japanese man has married his virtual reality hologram this month during a ceremony in Tokyo.
Akihiko Kondo, 35, spent ¥2 million (£13645.50) on a formal ceremony at a Tokyo hall to Hatsune Miku, an animated 16-year-old hologram with saucer eyes and lengthy aquamarine pigtails.
Mr Kondo’s mother, along with all of his relatives, refused an invitation to her only son’s wedding.
“I’ve always been in love with Miku-san,” he said, using a honorific that is commonly employed in Japan, even by friends. “I’ve been thinking about her every day,” he told AFP a week after the wedding.
Since March, Mr Kondo has been living with a moving, talking hologram of Miku that floats in a $2,800 desktop device.
You’ve almost certainly heard the young lady’s voice before; this is perhaps her biggest hit, though she didn’t write it.