Taichi Takashita launched an online petition aiming for one million signatures to present to the government to establish a law on marriages with cartoon characters.
Within a week he has gathered more than 1000 signatures through.
“I am no longer interested in three dimensions. I would even like to become a resident of the two-dimensional world,” he wrote.
“However, that seems impossible with present-day technology. Therefore, at the very least, would it be possible to legally authorise marriage with a two-dimensional character?”
Takashita is not available for comment, leading some to believe he may be kidding around. If he is pulling a prank, he’s also breaking the hearts of some lonely people. “For a long time I have only been able to fall in love with two-dimensional people and currently I have someone I really love,” one person wrote. on the petition. “Even if she is fictional, it is still loving someone.”
The above link mentions another reader who may have taken manga fandom a bit too far: a woman who posted online that she wanted her parents killed for making her throw away her three-room manga collection.
(Above: Googled with amazing ease via Love Hina.)