Over the weekend, western VTuber agency VShojo finally filled out its first-generation roster with the long-awaited debut of Hime Hajime — by far the most mysterious of the group due to the fact that she didn’t have an established presence before VShojo came around, and that her debut was such a long time coming.
Unfortunately, not long after her debut, she was banned from Twitch for three days for, in her own words, “having bomb ass tits”. (To be fair, they are some serious honkers, a real set of badonkers. Packin’ some… you know.)
Whether this is the actual reason or not is a little unclear right now, but it’s not beyond the realm of possibility. Twitch, after all, has rather notoriously banned certain games from being streamed on its platform due to being sexually provocative and featuring an anime art style. The platform’s justification for this is that the content in question “violates [their] Community Guidelines as it applies to hate speech, sex, nudity, gratuitous gore, or extreme violence”.
The current list of banned games on Twitch includes Nippon Ichi and Imageepoch’s Criminal Girls, HuniePot’s HuniePop and HunieCam Studio, Dharker Studio’s visual novel Negligee, Frontwing’s Purino Party and much of Winged Cloud’s Sakura series. (You’re also not allowed to play outright sex sims like Artificial Girl and Artificial Academy on there, but you probably knew that already).
Interestingly, Twitch made a specific exception to its decency rules around the time Cyberpunk 2077 came out, noting that “users can play Cyberpunk 2077 on stream provided they progress naturally through things like character customisation [which features exposed genitals] and do not spend significant periods of time focused on sexual content or nudity” when probed on the matter by CNN Business.
Twitch’s guidelines also note that “when interacting with in-game nudity or sexual content in a permitted game, users may only spend as much time as is required to progress”, and add as a footnote to their “prohibited games” page that the list is “nonexhaustive” and that “games may be added or removed in such situations where the status of the official ESRB rating changes or the content of an unrated game changes to bring it within our Community Guidelines”.
Hime likely fell foul of the paragraph in Twitch’s Community Guidelines which states “sexually suggestive content or activities are also prohibited, although they may be allowed in educational contexts or for pre-approved licensed content, in each case subject to additional restrictions”. Clicking through to find more information on the policies surrounding sexual content reveals further areas where Hime may have technically breached guidelines — specifically “content or camera focus on breasts, buttocks or pelvic region, including poses that deliberately highlight these elements” — though under the Nudity and Attire section Twitch does also note that “cleavage is unrestricted as long as these coverage requirements are met”, with said requirements being the coverage of nipples and underbust.
Besides showing off her impressively sproingy assets in her debut stream, Hime’s origin story (seen up top) also suggests that her main intention in coming to Earth from her home planet is to find as many breeding partners as possible, at least in part so she can make her breasts even larger by having more children. It’s pretty abundantly clear from everything she broadcast, though, that she is joking around and playing a character — and, in fact, her whole origin story is some amusing satire on the entire culture surrounding VTubers specifically, and streamers more generally.
It’s also possible that Hime fell victim to malicious reporting, since on Twitter she mentioned that she had received a number of unpleasant comments about how loud and energetic she is; she also countered them by saying that she had no intention of changing for anyone. You go girl.
Hime doesn’t appear to be discouraged and seems pretty upbeat on Twitter right now; she’s been enjoying showing off much of the fanart she’s been receiving (including some absolute filth, be warned) — if all goes according to plan, she’ll be back on Twitch by Wednesday or Thursday of this week. Once she’s back, you’ll be able to find her channel here; we’ll take a closer look at her debut stream (if we’re allowed to watch it!) then.
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