Man Marries Pillow

A Korean man married his body pillow as local media covered the nuptials.dakimakura

Lee Jin-gyu, 27 years old, put a wedding dress to his beloved body pillow that has the picture of Fate Testarossa, a girl character from the anime series Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha. The “nuptials” were officiated by a local priest.

The pillow is a “dakimakura” (sample pictured), a large, huggable pillow that has popular anime girls printed in it. It has been a huge success from Japan where young men and teen-age boys were reported to be having “relationships” with the said bed items. There is a version for girls with anime guys printed on it.

Jin-gyu has been seen bringing the pillow to rides in the theme park and eating with it at restaurants.

This is not the first case of people marrying two dimensional anime girls. Last November, a man married his virtual “girlfriend” named Nene Anegasaki from the Nintendo DS game Love Plus. Their wedding took place in Guam last November.