A Korean man has caused a stir with his cuddly choice of bride: a large stuffed pillow.
Lee Jin-gyu has fallen for his 'dakimakura', a kind of large huggable pillow from Japan, reports the UK Metro.
And his beloved cushion, which has an image of Fate Testarossa from the 'magical girl' anime series Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha printed on the side, is now his wife after a special ceremony.
Lee, 28, even fitted out the pillow in a makeshift wedding dress for the nuptials before a local priest."He is completely obsessed with this pillow and takes it everywhere," a pal of the otaku (Japanese for an anime obsessive) tells the newspaper.
"They go out to the park or the funfair where it will go on all the rides with him. Then when he goes out to eat he takes it with him and it gets its own seat and its own meal."
The service for Lee and his pillow is not the first unusual union; last November anothere otaku married his virtual girlfriend Nene Anegasaki, a character who only exists in a Nintendo DS game.