In a true story that’s Lars and the Real Girl in an age of Her, a Japanese man has found himself in the perfect relationship. Her name is Saori, she’s a life-size love doll, and she’s the best companion Senji Nakajima has ever had.
“For me, she is more than a doll. Not just a silicon rubber. She needs much help, but still is my perfect partner who shares precious moments with me and enriches my life.”
The most curious part of this is that the 61-year-old businessman is married to an actual woman, with whom he has two children. In fact, he only got Saori for sex originally, as he was living away from his family and found himself lonely.
But that certainly, surely, definitely evolved. Now, Senji and Saori share a physical relationship in his Tokyo apartment, venturing out to shop, stroll, or take a periodic paddle boat ride. He adores her because she “never betrays” and isn’t “after only money.”
“I’m tired of modern, rational humans. They are heartless.”
It’s a modern romance for the modern era.