16. Sal9000 and Nene Anegasaki
Technology has become so advanced that a new breed of couples is gradually taking over.
One Japanese young man decided that having a flesh and bone girlfriend is too much of a hassle and also incompatible with his otaku lifestyle. When you spend most of the day playing games, the virtual world becomes an obvious place to seek meaningful interactions and romance
Sal9000 married Nene Anegasaki, a video game character he met while playing a dating simulation game called Love Plus. The awkward ceremony was broadcasted live and concluded with him kissing his Nintendo DS.
Note that this odd couple came into being before augmented reality kicked off last year with Pokémon Go. With sex robots already a big thing in Godforsaken places like Japan, no one knows if romance the way we know it today will survive in the future.
We can’t hope but notice this relationship is destined to end in tears. While Sal9000 pledged never to play another game, we doubt the husband will be able to resist the new game consoles Nintendo is set to release.
Are you ready for one last couple that is guaranteed to upset your stomach?