Pop culture has given us many marriage archetypes. At one extreme, there was “Thin Man” Nick Charles and his wife Nora, who epitomized a partnership based on privileged cynicism: witty, alcoholic, rich and inseparable. At the opposite end are “The Honeymooners,” Ralph and Alice Kramden: the short-tempered, blue-collar blockhead and his harridan wife, who, though constantly fighting, couldn’t live without each other.

In Japan, there’s Mayo and Kaiya Kawasaki. Though their celebrity status places them near the Charleses in terms of privilege, in temperament they’re closer to the Kramdens. However, a more convenient pop-culture comparison would be Ricky and Lucy Ricardo.

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