24 November 2008

Marrying a 2D character

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Image from Sankaku Complex

About a month ago a person of the name 高下太一 created an online petition for the right to marry 2D characters.

The petition comes with the following text (without translation bit):

もはや、僕たちは三次元には興味がありません。
We don't have interest in the 3D world.
できるならば、二次元の世界の住人になりたいとすら考えています。
If possible, I want to become the husband of a 2D character.

しかしながら、現在の科学技術ではそれは実現されそうにはありません。
そこで、せめて二次元キャラとの結婚を法的に認めてもらうことはできないでしょうか?
Does not look like this matter can be solved with today's science and technology so at least make it legal to marry a 2D character.

もし、これが実現したら企画者は、朝比奈みくると結婚する予定です。
If this law is passed then I want to marry Asahina Mikuru...

Translations from Danny Choo

The petition is filed under Human Rights on the online petition website "署名TV" and it can be found here. If it reaches 1 million signatures, then the petition will be submitted to the Japanese government.

This very soon hit the otakusphere, with a lot of sites and blogs mentioning about it including Danny Choo and Sankaku Complex. Even Yahoo! Hong Kong News has reported that over 1000 people have signed the petition within a week.

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"No, Yuji is MINE!"
From Shana imageboard

It has been a little over a month now, and there are over 2800 signatures on it as of now. While it's not as explosive as the numbers first seen after a week, it's still a huge number compared to other petitions under the same category. However, if the rate is to continue at 3000 a month, then it would take over 20 years for the petition to reach 1000000 signatures. Talk about waiting -_-;;

On a side note, 高下太一 has also created another petition on the same day, which was to propose the removal of mosaic/censoring on adult videos, but this has received much fewer signatures at the moment.

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As far as I know, signing the petition requires registration, and after that just click on the orange button to submit your signature to it. You can sign it anonymously by ticking the first checkbox. The second checkbox just saves your name for further petitions in the cache should you put your name on the textbox while submitting.

So, would you support this guy's petition and sign it? Or would you find his idea a bit too crazy to handle? ^^;;

15 comments:

  1. ... I really don't know what to say on this... >.<

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  2. Oh no......this is just....yikes!

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  3. Technically speaking the 2-d marriage thing is a human issue thing, just one that regular folks wouldn't think of. I personally would vote for this since the chap has the right to do whatever he wants if it doesn't affect others in any sense. Although...if someone does take Saber I won't stand for it.

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  4. as much as i like 2D girls. i still prefer 3D. afterall u get to touch them. :3

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  5. being a girl, I can understand why all my otaku guy friends loving 2D more than 3D. 3D girls are more complex, but in reality, you can't expect 3D to be like 2D!

    I think it's good to have imagination, but sometimes too much is too much.

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  6. 3D for me!
    The 2D world is nice but theres nothing like the real world

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  7. @ suki:
    Me neither... ^^;;

    @ Apt-1B:
    I guess this is Japan to us; we can get all kinds of people there :o

    @ gndynames:
    So you will stand up for him? That's cool~ Although I find his notion a little too crazy, I will still respect it.

    Anyway, have you voted yet? ^^

    @ AstrayP03:
    His thoughts are more... Different compared to the majority, but he has the right to say what he wants to say, I suppose.

    @ gordon:
    True. There's more interaction with real people afterall.

    @ zenical:
    Haha well said. It's always nice to see this from another perspective. I will rememnber that well~

    @ Blowfish:
    Afterall 2D world has too much restrictions for us to interact with, unless we can somehow go cross-dimension, which will be pretty crazy :o

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  8. I want to marry Ranka Lee :o

    ^^

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  9. @ James:
    I haven't watched Marcross F yet, but Ranka is a sweet girl indeed~ :o

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  10. He just love Asahina Mikuru so much, he lost touch with the world.
    What a sad guy. -_-

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  11. @ Optic:
    The power of love could be too overwhelming for him, or is that really love he's feeling? :\

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  12. 2D girls are ok but I'd really like to find a 3D girl like Aki Hoshino
    http://japansugoi.com/wordpress/aki-hoshino-hot-cosplay-videos/
    Where to find one like her>???

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  13. @ Anonymous:
    You want to find a real 3D girl to be with? I can't help you much, but the most straightfoward answer is to find one in Japan (orz). How about considering one of those dating sites? :P

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