Akihiko Kondo, a 35-year-old Japanese man married his beloved waifu, the virtual singer Hatsune Miku on Sunday, November 4. He organized a marriage ceremony complete with wedding rings, wedding cake, and gifts.
Kondo was dressed in an all-white tuxedo while his Hatsune Miku plush doll is dressed in a cute white wedding gown.
Around 39 people witnessed the wedding including Kondo’s family and friends. A Japanese parliament member was also present and acted as a witness to their special occasion.
Kondo was bullied by his female superiors at work 10 years ago which ended him getting suspended from work. This has caused him a lot of trauma. It went to the point of him thinking that maybe he has trouble dealing with real-life women and decided to have complete distrust on them.
Later on, he found out about the Vocaloid singer Hatsune Miku in which he said that the songs helped him heal during that decade of unhappiness. He was so in love with Miku that he even bought the Gatebox, a virtual assistant-like device that offers digital companionship. The said device is priced at $2,500 USD.
His announcement of marrying Miku and the official date of his wedding was announced in August. This was also the period where he was already buying wedding rings for him and his Hatsune Miku plush toy.
— 近藤 顕彦@Gateboxお迎え (@akihikokondosk) August 15, 2018
He admits that this took him a lot of guts to make this wedding a reality as he knows that a lot of people will judge him. This doesn’t seem to matter to him anymore because tying the knot with someone he loves the most is what makes him happy.
Japanese netizens were happy for him and Miku as some made fan art, a bento, and even wrote a song for their special day.
フォロワーの方から絵をいただきました。可愛いです。(*^^*) ありがとうございます。m(_ _)m pic.twitter.com/4S0HreVftC
— 近藤 顕彦@Gateboxお迎え (@akihikokondosk) November 5, 2018
一昨日の結婚式にご列席いただいた方から、「うちの妹がなぜかお祝いを込めて弁当で表現しました」と写真をいただきました（お弁当の現物はいただいておりません）。ありがとうございます。m(_ _)m pic.twitter.com/VnIwZ65SHC
— 近藤 顕彦@Gateboxお迎え (@akihikokondosk) November 6, 2018
— すねすき (@sunesuki) November 7, 2018
【告知】本日11/4に行われる近藤顕彦さんの結婚式で流れる新曲「happily ever after」をちょい見せだ アレンジは超魔生物じーこばだ フル版は現地で聴いて そんで絶賛して 神はいると あと光ってるのは卓上セーブポイントだ（ダイマ） pic.twitter.com/7q3tRgwQmx
— おどPさんは11/18ボマスB73だ (@vocaliod_P) November 4, 2018
Congratulations, Akihiko! May you and your waifu be happy always.