The live stream started with a sigh. The pink-haired Goth girl wasn’t excited, and soon it became clear why.
“Atlas, let me play Persona 3Launched Mori Calliope, an English-speaking VTuber under the Hollow Live Agency, a digital anime entertainer that is currently sweeping the Internet. Her screen displayed a cartoon depiction with two exclamation marks. This is a graphic that anyone who has played a Japanese role-playing game can immediately recognize. Persona 3..
Released by Atlus in 2006, the game is known for its vivid portrayals of Japanese high schools. This game is smartly combined with a devil-infested dungeon crawl. In that game, the close-up continues as the character launches a devastating attack. The character then says the signature line.In this case, Mori’s phrase was “I was waiting for this” — a clever play of the fact that Mori clearly can’t live stream, despite her urgent request. Persona 3 To the army of her fans.
“Atlas, please, please, please, please, please, let me play, please Persona 3, And live stream, “she continued. “I would like to play a game.”
That was the whole live stream. Mori repeatedly begged for more than 90 minutes while thousands of fans cheered. At the time of writing this article, 250,000 people have heard someone say the same thing over and over again. At one point, the forest plan was also popular on Twitter.
So why can’t she play this old game? So far, Atlus has limited what players can and cannot see during a live stream, but in the latest games in the series, Persona 5.. Do Japanese developers care if VTuber is currently playing a 14 year old game? Atlus officials told Polygon that the trend hashtag was the first to hear Mori’s request, and as far as they know, Atlus hasn’t rejected the live stream. The person said he was “investigating” the situation. But much of what’s happening here could also be related to the Japanese side of both Mori’s parent company Hololive and game developer Atlas. Hololive did not return a request for comment in time for the press.
Mori never completely explains why he can’t play the game, but the main assumptions among fans are all intertwined with the infamously strict Japanese copyright law, like American law. It means that there is no fair use clause. Therefore, there is a theory that in order to play the game, VTubers may have to take the additional step of asking for permission first. So, in theory, companies can say no. It’s unclear exactly what the behind-the-scenes deal here is, but fans are ready to support the forest cause. To wit Twitter has hashtag # CallioP3We expect viewers to submit fan art, screenshots, and other ephemeras to improve visibility and ideally make Atlus say “yes”.
ATLUS tells CALLIOPEMORI of Hololive EN PLAY PERSONA 3 about the old games that we all love and love. We hope this title will receive more love. Let her play Persona 3. I’d like an atlas. Please grant her wish. All that she ever wants. We will provide you with everything.# CallioP3 pic.twitter.com/KoLUwcdpdr
— AxelDiamandisEN (@AxelDiamandisEN) December 3, 2020
During the live stream, Mori promised not to “ruin” the game and said he was ready to stop streaming at some point. She then advised people to go buy the game instead, she said. This seems to correspond to Atlus rules. Persona 5The developers seemed extraordinarily wary of live streamers displaying much of the game to viewers.
What makes the whole thing stand out is the fact that Mori said the same thing over and over again, entertaining the viewer. Sure, she was repeating herself, but wisely using the camera and the ridiculous graphics flashing in the background. It became wild enough for her to sound more desperate. It’s no wonder that VTubers are making waves now. If we were to make waves with these restrictions, we could only imagine the height that would reach 2021.
This particular VTuber deserves it, if nothing else: Persona 3The catchphrase is “Memento Mori”.her name This is Mori Calliope. The two were for each other.