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CHIBA, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 01: A hologram virtual home robot called 'Living With Hatsune Miku' developed by Gatebox is displayed during the 'Magical Mirai 2017' at Makuhari Messe on September 1, 2017 in Chiba, Japan. The hologram 'girlfriend' robot 'lives' in 52-centimetre transparent cylinder, equipped human detecting sensor, speaker camera, also with Bluetooth technology 'she' can operate home appliances, that enables to interacts with the owner, like Siri of Apple or Alexa of Amazon. Hatsune Miku, singing voice synthesizer developed by music software company Crypton Future Media, becomes virtual idol and popularity spread across the world. (Photo by Taro Karibe/Getty Images)

A 35-year-old Japanese man has committed his life to a singing hologram. As in, he married it. Yes, really.

The man spent 2 million yen ($17,600) on a formal ceremony to his lovely holographic bride with about 40 guests in attendance. The guy says he always had issues connecting with the opposite sex and never thought he would marry.  Then he fell in love with Hatsune Miku the singing hologram.


Japanese man 'marries' a virtual reality singing hologram

Akihiko Kondo, 35, spent ¥2 million on a wedding to a virtual reality singer The 16-year-old hologram named Hatsune Miku lives in a $2,800 desktop device Mr Kondo's mother and relatives refused an invitation to his wedding in Tokyo A Japanese man has married his virtual reality hologram this month during a ceremony in Tokyo.