marriage

Otaku dating service advises singles to have interests other than anime

Tough love from Akihabara-based matchmaking service reflects the changing nature of anime fandom.

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Mr. Sato marries a handsome anime man in VR at Tokyo Game Show 2017

They say VR is a powerful tool, but is it enough to make our grizzled reporter swoon like a blushing bride?

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Pay for guests’ transport? The many potential pitfalls in the Japanese wedding planning minefield

Or, how to judge how good a friend you really think someone is.

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Game-loving couple rents out Tokyo arcade for their wedding ceremony, battles it out on Tekken

Surely these are relationship goals for gamers everywhere.

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Super Mario and Princess Peach wedding registration forms make matrimony super in Japan

The first couple of Nintendo grace the legally binding documents.

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Japanese stationery company creates dissolving marriage certificate with water-resistant ink

Oddly romantic gift, or hilarious April Fool’s Day prank? You decide.

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Two new Sailor Moon wedding certificates ditch Tuxedo Mask, add more Sailor Senshi

Sailor Moon’s sisters-in-arms show up in two new designs perfect for anime fans who’re ready to tie the knot.

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Piko Taro shows that making a girl laugh apparently is the surest way to win her heart.

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Survey reveals that Japanese women’s ideal husband is surprisingly ordinary

A diligent salaryman is actually the dream husband for many.

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Flight attendants help man transporting wife’s ashes, move Japanese Twitter to tears

How one man’s heartbreaking flight turned into one of his most memorable.

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Husband “Death Note” shows dark side of Twitter, and married life

Fortunately for these bad husbands, no “shinigami” death gods seem involved…yet.

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Pokémon fans can now get married with Pikachu marriage registration forms in Japan

Document features newlywed Pikachu couple and, yes, the words “I choose you!”

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Twitter manga is a declaration of Japan’s singles’ and childless couples’ right to be happy

Illustrator spreads the word about a happiness that comes from choosing not to get married or have kids.

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Japanese artist reveals the secret to a happy marriage in cute comic strip

According to the artist, all it takes is one simple thing to live happily ever after.

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Man splurges wife’s inheritance from her mother on mobile games

With US$108,000 gone, his wife is now wondering if she should file for divorce.

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Japanese-American YouTube couple discuss marital arguments, culture clash【Video】

Communicating across cultures and languages can lead to crossed wires and arguments, especially when marriage is involved.

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Just-married Japanese gamers’ quest for love ends with Final Fantasy/Dragon Quest-themed wedding

Creative celebration includes a tip of the hat to one more beloved Japanese RPG franchise too.

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Ryo mysteriously loses wedding ring, learns from psychic it saved his life【Haunted Tokyo】

At first our Haunted Tokyo reporter was horrified to notice his wedding band had disappeared, but now he is thankful for it.

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Man pops the question with 33-ton “meteorite”

They say you should spend at least three months’ salary when selecting an engagement meteorite, but this guy seems to have gone overboard.

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New matchmaking service promises to weed out fake otaku with pre-registration diagnostic test

Company plans singles parties for fans of specific areas of otaku interest.

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