A Streamer has successfully created a trending Twitter hashtag all to try and stream one of her favorite games.
Virtual YouTube (VTube) streamer Calliope Mori, probably best known for her livestream sessions, took to her channel earlier today with a simple request, to Stream Atlus’ Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3.
The entire stream, for a total of an hour and a half, was her avatar repeating her quest to Atlus over and over, literally begging them to allow her to play Persona 3 on air.
Japanese game companies are sometimes more stringent when it comes to livestreams. Of course, there are multiple exceptions, but living in Japan, as Mori does, see protections such as Fair Use not be applicable, and copyright claims more likely.
Another obstacle is Mori’s current job, as she is a member of HoloLive, a VTube talent agency that is owned by Cover Corp. Mori is essentially a fictional character in the same vein as other VTube characters or Virtual Artists, such as the experimental rock band The Gorillaz. Like every member of HoloLive, Mori must get permission from the game companies to stream titles online.