Lonely hearts of the world will enjoy ‘Imaginary boyfriend’, a photo series depicting a young woman romping around the town with her cartoon beau that’s become a hit online.
A web user under the name 西行寺-吃货子 uploaded the pictures she took with her “boyfriend” on Valentine’s Day and the post has since been shared thousands of times by other lonely netizens.
The photographer behind the series said that he’s a fan of manga and anime and that both inspired the holiday-themed photo set. Several netizens asked the creators to provide production details so they could star in their own “Imaginary Boyfriend” series. Others found it hard to believe the girl needed an imaginary boyfriend at all, as one online user said “She’s cute as hell! I want to be her boyfriend!”