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Korean Otaku Marries Anime Body Pillow
escapistmagazine.com ^ | 10-11-10 | John Funk

Posted on 03/11/2010 1:06:16 PM PST by Justaham

A Korean anime fan has proudly tied the knot with a pillowcase featuring the image of his favorite magical girl heroine.

Heavy Rain asked the player, "how far would you go for love?" Would you go so far as to travel to another country? Would you kill a man? Or would you just decide that your soulmate was a fictional character and marry her image printed on a cotton pillowcase?

A Korean otaku opted to go with the last option, wedding a dakimakura body pillow featuring the image of Fate Testarossa, one of the popular heroines of magical girl show Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha. Not only has this particularly dedicated fan married his favorite pillowcase, he also takes her out on dates to restaurants and to amusement parts, as chronicled on media sites.


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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: culturewar; korea; marriageceremony; marriagelaws; marries; otaku; pillow

1 posted on 03/11/2010 1:06:16 PM PST by Justaham
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To: Justaham

freaks.

at least he’s not a furrie.


2 posted on 03/11/2010 1:08:57 PM PST by GeronL (I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: Justaham
In case I'm not the only one who didn't know what an otaku was...

Otaku is extremely negative in meaning as it is used to refer to someone who stays at home all the time and doesn't have a life (no social life, no love life, etc) Usually an otaku person has nothing better to do with their life so they pass the time by watching anime, playing videogames, surfing the internet (otaku is also used to refer to a nerd/hacker/programmer).

3 posted on 03/11/2010 1:09:06 PM PST by highlander_UW (Obama has lost or not saved over 4 million jobs!)
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To: Justaham

We generally shouldn’t let crazy people walk around until one day they forget what reality looks like and decide to drop an anvil on someone’s head.


4 posted on 03/11/2010 1:11:35 PM PST by farlander (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: GeronL

Who the heck was that furry we had on here some months ago??


5 posted on 03/11/2010 1:12:03 PM PST by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: GeronL

Indeed.


6 posted on 03/11/2010 1:12:26 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Justaham; Slings and Arrows

"THOSE AREN'T PILLOWS!!!!"

7 posted on 03/11/2010 1:14:20 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: ConservativeMind

oh... the Second Life guy? The virtual furry?

I forgot his handle.


8 posted on 03/11/2010 1:18:15 PM PST by GeronL (I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: a fool in paradise

Congressman Massa, is that you.


9 posted on 03/11/2010 1:20:06 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: Justaham

But she’ll never say ‘no’, ask him where he’s been, and the pre-nup’s a snap!


10 posted on 03/11/2010 1:22:30 PM PST by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: GeronL

“Axelbookmite.”

I fear that two of the funniest threads, of which I had posted, are deleted. However, for those who might be interested, I did find this nugget:

http://209.157.64.200/focus/chat/2353144/posts?page=54#54


11 posted on 03/11/2010 1:31:10 PM PST by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: highlander_UW

Wow! Didn’t know that. Guess I am too old for all these new toys.


12 posted on 03/11/2010 1:31:10 PM PST by Justaham
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To: Justaham
Wow! Didn’t know that. Guess I am too old for all these new toys.

Don't feel bad, I didn't know either so I looked it up. BTW, I forgot to give credit for the source. I forget which it was, but it was an online urban dictionary of some sort.

13 posted on 03/11/2010 1:33:31 PM PST by highlander_UW (Obama has lost or not saved over 4 million jobs!)
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To: highlander_UW

Otaku is originally a Japanese phenomenon . Some months back young Japanese man wanted to marry an anime character but just on paper . This orean took it much further with the pillow case figure . Carzy world .


14 posted on 03/11/2010 1:47:15 PM PST by sushiman (1)
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To: Spok

When they have a spat, it’s really a pillow fight..


15 posted on 03/11/2010 2:01:52 PM PST by bleach (Sarah, Wake me in 2012)
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To: ConservativeMind

I remember that!! lol!!

I tried, tried to be nice! It was hard to type while laughing so much.


16 posted on 03/11/2010 2:16:10 PM PST by GeronL (I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: Justaham

17 posted on 03/11/2010 2:19:16 PM PST by OB1kNOb (“Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it." - Mark Twain)
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To: ConservativeMind

You know what??

Thats NOT the same thread I remember. hahahaha


18 posted on 03/11/2010 2:25:16 PM PST by GeronL (I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: Tamar1973

PING!!


19 posted on 03/11/2010 2:46:47 PM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: GeronL

You know, in those deleted threads, I had laughed so hard that I cried. I sure wish those were still around, because I’d like to revisit my comments to him.

And, I, too, tried to be polite. Sadly, it seemed obvious that he was being genuine and that he had a rather fragile personality.

He was easily the most accidentally humorous person I’ve ever read on Free Republic.

I hope he is okay.


20 posted on 03/11/2010 2:47:59 PM PST by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: ConservativeMind

I had a thread with him too, I wonder if it was one of the deleted ones.


21 posted on 03/11/2010 2:48:50 PM PST by GeronL (I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: Justaham
...he also takes her out on dates to restaurants and to amusement parts, as chronicled on media sites.

Amusement parts........I can only imagine what the might mean...

FMCDH(BITS)

22 posted on 03/11/2010 2:55:50 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Justaham
There's an interesting paragraph later on that says, "Oh sure, it's not a problem now as long as you're marrying pillowcases and plastic Nintendo DS screens, but what happens when we invent realistic sexbots (other than the extinction of humanity, that is)? What happens when AI becomes sentient? Will convincing a computer to fall in love with us save us when the machines take over?"

There was a South Korean movie called Natural City with a story of a cop falling in love with a cyborg so maybe this guy was just bringing the movies into real life.

23 posted on 03/11/2010 3:23:22 PM PST by Tamar1973 (Freedom of the Press?! I need Freedom FROM THE PRESS!)
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To: Justaham

Well, I guess as long as the upholstery is over eighteen years old...


24 posted on 03/11/2010 5:41:30 PM PST by LexBaird (Tyrannosaurus Lex, unapologetic carnivore)
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To: Justaham

What argument made in favor of gay “marriage” could not be made in favor of this guy legally marrying his pillow?

His love for the pillow is just a real as love for a person.

Marrying the pillow makes him happy.

Without marriage hospitals might not let him take the oversized pillow into his hospital room.

His health insurance won’t cover repairs for the pillow unless they are married.

No doubt marriage will have as much effect in encouraging this guy to stay faithful to his pillow as gay “marriage” will have in encouraging homosexuals to stay monogamous.

If he has any children, I’m sure the children love the pillow too.

If you say marriage has to be between two humans, then where did you get that definition from? (Don’t you DARE say God!!) To say legal marriage has to be defined as being between two humans is just bigotry and discrimination.

Also, I’m sure that the relativistic, postmodern youth are much more sympathetic to the idea of people marrying anime pillows than their elders, so pillow-marriage is inevitable.


25 posted on 03/12/2010 4:00:46 PM PST by feralcat
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