If you’ve glanced at the front page of DualShockers over the past couple of hours, you probably know that Marvelous Entertainment has been hosting an official livestream from Akihabara, Tokyo,
The livestream focused on the Senran Kagura series, and it included info, images, and footage about the most recent games of the franchise, presented by Producer Kenichiro Takaki.
Further content involved a guide to Takaki-san’s favorite places in Akihabara and a few sexy moments that showed no nudity but did showcase quite a bit of cleavage.
Towards the stream’s end, the presenters were engaging in a “real life” version of the new Nintendo Switch game Peach Ball: Senran Kagura, involving some of the ladies in attendance throwing ping pong balls at a model’s cleavage partly hidden by a pinball-like cardboard cutout.
As the game was unfolding, the screen went blank and was soon replaced by what you see below. Apparently, YouTube found the content of the livestream objectionable and dropped the axe on it. At the moment of this writing, the video has not been restored.
Apparently, the motivation is a violation of “YouTube’s policy on nudity or sexual content.”
Luckily, we managed to save most of the relevant parts of the livestream, so you can check out a gallery of new images showing Asuka’s new model in the upcoming PS4 Exclusive Senran Kagura 7EVEN, the announcement of the PC version of Shinovi Master Senran Kagura: New Link, and the first gameplay of the upcoming Nintendo Switch pinball game Peach Ball: Senran Kagura.
Mind you, YouTube may have censored the livestream, but it can’t reach everywhere, so the livestream is still fully available to view and enjoy on Nico Nico.
This is actually not the first time that Marvelous gets in trouble with YouTube, but having an official livestream by a video game publisher removed live as it’s happening is certainly a pretty rare occurrence.