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Japanese Man Wants To Marry Anime Character
Belfast Telegraph ^ | November 6, 2008 | Belfast Telegraph

Posted on 11/08/2008 2:24:42 AM PST by Melissa 24

"A Japanese man has posted an online petition, arguing that Japan should change its laws to allow people to marry comic book characters. Japan, currently, like most countries legally only allows humans to marry. What's more bizarre about this story is that the online petition has attracted more than 1,000 other people."

(Excerpt) Read more at belfasttelegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Japan
KEYWORDS: anime; cilf; japan; marriage
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Praise the Lord and pass the pulp. A friend of mine sent this to me thinking that this is a joke. Apparentlt it is not.
1 posted on 11/08/2008 2:24:43 AM PST by Melissa 24
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To: Melissa 24
Hey, there are people out there defending his "rights."

There is an American woman who is "married" to the Eiffel Tower.

2 posted on 11/08/2008 2:30:43 AM PST by nickcarraway (Are the Good Times Really Over?)
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To: Melissa 24; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Ridiculous. Now if it was Jessica Rabbit, that I could understand...


3 posted on 11/08/2008 2:31:29 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (We are SO screwed.)
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To: Melissa 24
Paper cuts can be painful.
4 posted on 11/08/2008 2:32:48 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Obama, Change America will die for.)
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To: nickcarraway
Oh, you'd be amazed what people marry these days.
5 posted on 11/08/2008 2:34:38 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (We are SO screwed.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

What if it was one of those “Magic Eye” books?


6 posted on 11/08/2008 2:34:54 AM PST by nickcarraway (Are the Good Times Really Over?)
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To: Melissa 24

She is kind of cute! Being two dimentional I guess you could refer to her as a little “flat chested”?


7 posted on 11/08/2008 2:35:29 AM PST by WellyP
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To: Slings and Arrows
Yes, but her parents were please she married a nice Jewish dolphin. (How does a Jewish mother react when her daughter tells her she's marrying a dolphin?)

Also, a Swedish woman married the Berlin Wall.

8 posted on 11/08/2008 2:36:39 AM PST by nickcarraway (Are the Good Times Really Over?)
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To: nickcarraway
There is an American woman who is "married" to the Eiffel Tower.

And they say size doesn't matter.

9 posted on 11/08/2008 2:38:02 AM PST by Jess Kitting
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To: Jess Kitting

Oh, the size of a person’s insanity definitely matters...


10 posted on 11/08/2008 2:38:37 AM PST by nickcarraway (Are the Good Times Really Over?)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Ridiculous. Now if it was Jessica Rabbit, that I could understand...


"I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way."

11 posted on 11/08/2008 2:47:06 AM PST by MathDoc (Support The Affirmative Action President as enthusiastically as the media supported Bush!)
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To: Melissa 24

He needs to move to Caliornia or Massachusetts. Their Supreme Courts would back him in this basic human rights request. I’m sure it’s unconstitutional to discriminate against him.


12 posted on 11/08/2008 2:49:05 AM PST by MathDoc (Support The Affirmative Action President as enthusiastically as the media supported Bush!)
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To: nickcarraway
Are you sure he was Jewish? You'd have a hard time finding a mohel for his bris.
13 posted on 11/08/2008 2:50:59 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (We are SO screwed.)
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To: MathDoc

PATTYCAKE?!


14 posted on 11/08/2008 2:52:18 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (We are SO screwed.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Well, maybe Reform.


15 posted on 11/08/2008 2:53:21 AM PST by nickcarraway (Are the Good Times Really Over?)
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To: Melissa 24
Praise the Lord and pass the pulp. A friend of mine sent this to me thinking that this is a joke. Apparentlt it is not.

Heh, I like to think I married a woman I didn't believe could exist, but this takes it a little too far. : )

16 posted on 11/08/2008 2:55:37 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: nickcarraway

Touche.


17 posted on 11/08/2008 2:57:19 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (We are SO screwed.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Are dolphins kosher? I have no idea if they ever ear shellfish.


18 posted on 11/08/2008 2:58:06 AM PST by nickcarraway (Are the Good Times Really Over?)
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To: MathDoc
Judy Jetson always turned me on.


19 posted on 11/08/2008 2:58:25 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites
But Jesica shoots. For FR I should have gone with this picture:

This reminds me of one of FR's popular Sarah Palin pics and a popular Anne Coulter pic. I've never seen Judy armed.

20 posted on 11/08/2008 3:02:13 AM PST by MathDoc (Support The Affirmative Action President as enthusiastically as the media supported Bush!)
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To: nickcarraway
Also, a Swedish woman married the Berlin Wall.

Her marriage was torn apart?

21 posted on 11/08/2008 3:09:14 AM PST by WildcatClan (If we are the one's we have been waiting for, we must be incredibly stupid.)
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To: billorites

Too late. Judy married Astro.


22 posted on 11/08/2008 3:13:03 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Hey, Obama! Where's my check?)
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To: nickcarraway
Also, a Swedish woman married the Berlin Wall.

And, like most women, she will tell you that her husband is a blockhead.

23 posted on 11/08/2008 3:14:36 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Hey, Obama! Where's my check?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’d love to be able to declare that my dog and cat are legally my children so I can deduct them on my taxes and get free medical care for them!


24 posted on 11/08/2008 3:18:00 AM PST by proudofthesouth (What Obama's and Michell's REAL names are: Obama = O'Fuerher / Michell = MiMao)
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To: Melissa 24
This is actually a practical concept, when they piss us off, we can just erase them and start over. /s

I always though Spiderman (Peter Parker) was hot and he comes with great Jazz.


25 posted on 11/08/2008 3:21:30 AM PST by SouthDixie (We are but angels with one wing, it takes two to fly.)
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To: Melissa 24

He ought to move to the Netherlands. They allow all sorts of perversions there.


26 posted on 11/08/2008 3:34:45 AM PST by Pinkbell
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To: SouthDixie

What was that other movie with animation where the cartoon characters were called “doodles” and humans could morph into them?

Anyway, there is more societal weirdness in Japan than any place else on Earth.


27 posted on 11/08/2008 3:37:27 AM PST by elcid1970 ("O Muslim! My cartridges are dipped in pig grease!")
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To: elcid1970

Listen, I just want to boop Betty, not marry her.


28 posted on 11/08/2008 3:45:07 AM PST by Charles Bronson Forever
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To: Melissa 24

Personally, I love the Japanese. Work hard, play hard; they really do know how to have fun....


29 posted on 11/08/2008 3:54:55 AM PST by Jack Hammer (here)
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To: Melissa 24

I’m big time into Anime and manga.

I wanna know if he marries the Anime or manga character does he have to get permission of the mangaka (the person who writes the story) and will the mangaka and publisher be obligated to make him a character in the story?

And who acts as the gobetween?

And who gets the gifts the bride to be is given by his family?

And will she wear the kimono and uchikage and all to the wedding, or opt for a western style ceremony?

This, in itself would make a great parody manga...LOL.

Fandom is a whole nother world....this guy is definitely, definitely Otaku.


30 posted on 11/08/2008 10:40:58 PM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Election 2010 begins today!)
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To: proudofthesouth

You and me both.


31 posted on 11/08/2008 11:07:14 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (We are SO screwed.)
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To: elcid1970
I *think* you're thinking of Cool World. It really wasn't very good.
32 posted on 11/08/2008 11:14:21 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (We are SO screwed.)
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To: nickcarraway
Dolphins neither have cloven hooves nor chew the cud, and are therefore treyf.
33 posted on 11/08/2008 11:15:42 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (We are SO screwed.)
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To: Melissa 24

It’s what happens when one spends so much time gaming that the lose all sense of reality.


34 posted on 11/08/2008 11:36:06 PM PST by Greg123456 (Sarah for princess)
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To: Melissa 24

Somehow when he gets divorced I can’t imagine the judge will accept a “she’s a cartoon character” as a defense against giving her half his stuff.


35 posted on 11/09/2008 1:29:27 AM PST by CzarNicky (The problem with bad ideas is that they seemed like good ideas at the time.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

And the kids would be Mermans?


36 posted on 11/09/2008 2:03:46 AM PST by Global2010 (God Will see us through. Blessings.)
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To: Charles Bronson Forever; null and void
Listen, I just want to boop Betty, not marry her.

Be honest. You would be with Betty, but you would be thinking of Wilma.

37 posted on 11/09/2008 6:56:15 AM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Grizzled Bear; camle; Alkhin; Professional Engineer; katana; Mr. Silverback; MadIvan; ...

CAT and LISTER are lying on bunks in a darkened room, watching television.

LISTER: Cat?
CAT: Mmm?
LISTER: Ya ever see the Flintstones?
CAT: Sure!
LISTER: D’ya think Wilma’s sexy?
CAT: Wilma Flintstone?
LISTER: Maybe we’ve been alone in deep space too long, but every time I see that sharmi <?> body, it drives me crazy. Is it me?
CAT: Well, I think in all probability, Wilma Flintstone is the most desirable woman that ever lived.
LISTER: That’s good. I thought I was goin’ strange.
CAT: She’s incredible!
LISTER: What d’ya think of Betty?
CAT: Betty Rubble? (Pause) Well, I would go with Betty... but I’d be thinking of Wilma.
LISTER: This is crazy. Why are we talking about going to bed with Wilma Flintstone?
CAT: You’re right. We’re nuts. This is an insane conversation.
LISTER: She’ll never leave Fred, and we know it.

CAT shakes his head in resignation.


38 posted on 11/09/2008 7:26:41 AM PST by null and void (This isn't an election, it's a manifestation of a Salvador Dali painting. [Persistence of Division])
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To: martin_fierro; Mr. Silverback

Ping! ;)


39 posted on 11/09/2008 7:29:05 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (G-d watch over and protect Sarah Palin and her family.)
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To: null and void

I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before but...this may be the funniest bit on a show that was hilarious from day one and never quit. The only one that comes close for me is the bit where Rimmer was smacking himself in the groin with a hammer.


41 posted on 11/09/2008 8:05:32 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (It's time to turn about, like Sheridan at Cedar Creek. Let's punch them out of their boots!)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Wait a minute...what’s to stop every anime fan on the planet from marrying the same chick? They could just say they’re married to their copy?

And what implications does this have for you and I, Bruce, and a brunette woman named Diana...?


42 posted on 11/09/2008 8:20:31 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (It's time to turn about, like Sheridan at Cedar Creek. Let's punch them out of their boots!)
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To: Slings and Arrows; KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
Apparently he never saw the propaganda film in 7th grade health class. I doubt you gents will need an explanation, but if you do, let me know.
43 posted on 11/09/2008 8:26:51 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (It's time to turn about, like Sheridan at Cedar Creek. Let's punch them out of their boots!)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Dolphins neither have cloven hooves nor chew the cud, and are therefore treyf.

Actually, they're treyf because they have fins but no scales.

44 posted on 11/09/2008 8:30:48 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Vatabbet 'ishto me'acharayv; vatehi netziv melach.)
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To: proudofthesouth
I’d love to be able to declare that my dog and cat are legally my children so I can deduct them on my taxes and get free medical care for them!

If we let gay marriage go forward, it's only a matter of time before before some guy says he has the right to marry his dog. Once a court approves that, you can declare your pets to be children.

The downside is that suddenly those crazy cat ladies are going to receiving huge government refunds via the additional child tax credit.

45 posted on 11/09/2008 8:32:30 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (It's time to turn about, like Sheridan at Cedar Creek. Let's punch them out of their boots!)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

They’re mammals, not fish.


46 posted on 11/09/2008 8:45:11 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (We are SO screwed.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
They’re mammals, not fish.

Yes, according to the eighteenth century Linnaean classification. However, in Halakhah (which predates modern classification systems) water animals are all classified together (hence mollusks tuna are both "seafood").

If it comes from the water it requires fins and scales. They're also ready to eat once removed from the water, not requiring ritual slaughter.

47 posted on 11/09/2008 8:54:20 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Vatabbet 'ishto me'acharayv; vatehi netziv melach.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Hmmm, then sea turtles should kosher - they have fins and scales.


48 posted on 11/09/2008 8:59:44 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (We are SO screwed.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
Should be kosher, buggerit.
49 posted on 11/09/2008 9:00:23 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (We are SO screwed.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator; Slings and Arrows
She married the dolphin, she didn't have him for dinner.

Does that make no difference?

50 posted on 11/09/2008 9:01:16 AM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Faith Manages)
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