Japanese Man Petitions to Legally Marry Manga Character

Well, shoot, I always found Ichi-Kun Ichihonei pretty hot, but I'm already married.

Taichi Takashita launched an online petition aiming for one million signatures to present to the government to establish a law on marriages with cartoon characters.

Within a week he has gathered more than 1,000 signatures through the Internet.

"I am no longer interested in three dimensions. I would even like to become a resident of the two-dimensional world," he wrote.

"However, that seems impossible with present-day technology. Therefore, at the very least, would it be possible to legally authorise marriage with a two-dimensional character?"

Link via Geekologie.

Geekery blog Topless Robot links to a translation of a Japanese story that purports that the character in question is Mikuru Asahina from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Major problem with Takashita's plan: Japan doesn't allow polygamy, so only one person can marry an anime character at a time.


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Let me get this straight, a guy wants to marry a ficional character? What if he and some other moron wants to marry the same character? I mean, a fictional character can't choose betwixt to real life idiots.
My only real answer to this is:

Hey, moron! Move out of your parents' basement, stop wacking off at comic books and get a LIFE! You don't hafta get married to a 3d person. Get a hooker.
Look, I love Velma Dinkley, but I live in reality and she lives on a TV show. Somehow I don't think we're gonna hook up.

So either get your mind back in reality or get some shock treatments. It's this kinda thinking that George W. Bush relected twice!
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Well. Does this mean that the writer would write a scene where the two get married?
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Since it's all freaky pretend anyway, can I marry a gay anime character? Because being married to Fai from Tsubasa would be fun. Oh shoot, but Japan doesn't allow polygamy. So if CLAMP does make him and Kurogane like, hold hands (CLAMP confession, anyone?) then Fai would probably get in trouble.
Or WOULD he...
Yeah, that's a good question. since the anime characters are technically not aware that they are married, would they get in trouble for polygamy? Would the author be notified that their characters were married? If the character did have an affair, would the government then make the author write them into jail for a certain amount of episodes.
Important questions people, IMPORTANT QUESTIONS!
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