Japanese men dating dolls
A self-described "Otaku", which is Japanese slang for "geek".Hiroyuki would rather live with his family of 17 dolls than have a relationship with a real woman.She is covered in artificial skin made of silicone, so she’s soft.
The less romantic but perhaps more true version is that he saved up for a year and a half to buy her online. Sidore is a Real Doll, manufactured by Abyss Creations in the shape of a human woman.
Many see it as just a game and can easily distinguish between the computerized and reality, while others are perpetually stuck in a love loop, desperately waiting for the next update of the game.
One player holds a picture of him and his virtual girlfriend, Manaka, at a resort town called Atami, which caters to players on a weekend retreat programmed into the game.
The girls can kiss, “hold” a player’s hand, exchange flirtatious text messages and even snap out in anger if the player leaves a conversation.
It’s one of Japan’s biggest gaming phenomenons called Love Plus - available on the Nintendo portable consoles and the i Phone.“There is no friction in these relationships, obviously,” says Loulou d’Aki, a Swedish photographer who documented a number of Japanese players earlier this year.