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):
We don't have interest in the 3D world.
If possible, I want to become the husband of a 2D character.
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.
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.
"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.
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? ^^;;