We are gathered here today for our daily dose of wholesome Nintendo content. Japanese Twitter was all abuzz yesterday as a celebrity bride and groom began a life of matrimonial bliss and "Nintendo-kon" started trending. What does it all mean? How is this related to Nintendo? Is this a new Joy-Con controller or console or something?!?!
Err, no. Obviously not. As noted by Kotaku, the two newlyweds in question — singer Gen Hoshino and actor Yui Aragaki — have both appeared in recent Nintendo commercials in the company's homeland, and "Nintendo-kon" translates as "Nintendo marriage". Yes, it's two beautiful Nintendo-y people tying the knot, not some new extension of the Labo Toy-Con series.
The couple apparently met on the set of a television series several years ago and love evidently blossomed — possibly helped on by a shared love for all things Nintendo. Hey, all those couch co-op games bring people together, right?
If you're not familiar with their work, you might remember Hoshino as the artist Nintendo brought in to celebrate Super Mario's 35th anniversary last year with a TV spot featuring his song "Create". Aragaki has featured in various ads for Ring Fit Adventure and Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and the official Japanese website of the latter features her (and her cat) prominently, too.
So there we are — a little boost to go towards your quota of feelgood content for the day. We took a look at a selection of the finest (and most dreadful) western Nintendo commercials a while back, so feel free to peruse those at your leisure if you're having a quiet Thursday. Beyonce plays DS in one of them. Good times.
@gcunit Appearance does not dictate behavior or personality.
This is cool but what about that cringe couple from the US ring fit ad…. Anyone remember them?
I wish I could find the video, I think it might have been removed… It was hilariously bad with their forced enthusiasm hahaha
Hopefully they’re very happy. And people leave them alone tbh.
@Dragwhite @Tourtus I’m not sure I even want to know what was said.
This is nice. Now, let them live a nice life full of privacy
Awww! That's so beautiful! That's awesome to hear!
@E_Gadds_Garage I heard they’ve been dismantled and their parts used to create semiconductors for the widely rumoured ‘Nintendo Switch Pro’.
Might be worth taking with a pinch of salt though.
They must have stayed at one of Nintendo's love hotels 😏
Gen Hoshino stars in a pretty crazy in a film called 'Why Don't You Play in Hell' which I saw a few years back. I remember things get pretty wild with his character by the end!
@nessisonett they were mainly just making assumptions based on the individuals appearance to put it nicely
THEIR FAMILY IS INCOMPLETE WITHOUT A NINTENDOG
Yes, I went there.
TBH they are a very cute couple. I wish we had seen her Ring Fit commercial instead of the dreadful American commercial we got.
That's great. Wholesome. Now how about we give 'em some privacy?
That's great to hear, I'm happy for Gakki.
It is kind of funny that they were both in a drama where they made a "contract marriage", and now they are actually getting married in real life.
I really enjoyed her in the Code Blue series.
That couple's marriage was on NHK Newsline news yesterday.
NHK World<33 So, calming & interesting.
I always thought Gen Hoshino was much older. So much for Japan's fountain of youth, lol!
i liked the song so cool!
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