American English 美式英语
Once upon a time, in Tokyo, Japan, there was a man named Sal. Sal played a video game called ‘Love Plus’ on Nintendo. In ‘Love Plus,’ you can make your own boyfriend or girlfriend and talk to them. Sal made a beautiful girl named Nene and fell in love with her. He took her to a beach resort in Guam, Disneyland, and many other places. They fell in love and he… married her?!
This is a very controversial, true story. Sal must be obsessed and addicted to video games if he married a virtual character. Many people find this very creepy. Others find it… trendy? The marriage is not actually legal. Sal just did it for fun and to express his devotion. But still, is he taking it too far?
Romeo talks about Nene and Sal’s marriage. Listen as he and Dominique discuss in today’s English lesson.
Dominique: What are you talking about?
Dominique: Are you talking about that guy that married a fictional anime character?
Romeo: Something like that. Yeah.
Dominique: In a Nintendo game?
Romeo: Right. I…
Dominique: Like, Love Plus, or something like that?
Romeo: It… I think that is exactly what it is!
Dominique: That is so creepy!
Romeo: It’s super trendy.
Dominique: Oh, my gosh!
Romeo: And I could not, like, really even fathom or imagine finishing to read the story. So, I don’t know all the facts.
Dominique: That’s… gotta be fake.
Romeo: No, it’s a real thing! I mean…
Dominique: So, that actually happened?
Romeo: ...It’s fictional. But, it’s real!
Dominique: Like, where did he get married? Like, where… who… where in the world did he go for that to actually happen?
Romeo: Wherever there are wedding laws that are less strict, I guess. I…