I received an e-mail from Sal9000, the man who married his video game girlfriend on Sunday. Here's a translation of the letter he sent me, along with some photos:
Dear Ms. Katayama, Thank you very much for watching our wedding ceremony online. Because of your blog post, we received some comments from what appeared to be international viewers, and we were very happy about that. I had heard before the groom is very busy during a Japanese wedding, but this was much more than I expected!
Both the actual wedding space and the livecasting web site were full on the day of — I'm so happy so many people were able to witness this. There were over 3,000 connections and 7,000 comments made online, and the people who showed up in person at the ceremony also offered their congratulations. It was great.
Now that the ceremony is over, I feel like I've been able to achieve a major milestone in my life. Some people have expressed doubts about my actions, but at the end of the day, this is really just about us as husband and wife. As long as the two of us can go on to create a happy household, I'm sure any misgivings about us will be resolved.
As for what's next, we still haven't gone to see my parents, so we will be going home together on New Years to officially announce our marriage.
The two of us hope to continue to let our love for each other grow as time goes on.
Sincerely, SAL9000 & Nene Anegasaki
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