^Wall of information below!!!!^
•((For video information: after her jump at around 2:30 and the thud of her body, it is nothing but eerie city silence for the next five and a half minutes.))
•|The Background to Rorochan_1999:|
Rorochan was a 14-year-old girl from Ōmihachiman, Japan, who frequently streamed on different platforms (specifically Japanese platforms Niconico FC2) while performing dangerous stunts. She was known for seeking attention, and often used rather suggestive titles to her streams that would attract a more malicious audience (example is one of her streams named, “Erotic Menhera Virgin, 3rd year of junior high school”. Menhera is basically Asian slang for individuals, particularly girls, who struggle with mental health issues). She posted many tweets on her Twitter saying things along the lines of, “I'm sorry for everything”, however no one really knows if she was neglected or a victim of cyber bullying. On some platforms, she even used the character Minky Momo as her profile picture, an anime girl known for being hit and killed by a truck.
•Rorochan seemed to try and hide her appearance when online, however she accidentally exposed her face here and there which made her apologize frantically and asked her watchers to forget what they had seen. It fed into her social anxiety, most of her videos having her wearing a bag over her head whilst singing and playing piano. She started to gain attention when she started showing attention-seeking behavior and engaging in rather hazardous actions such as running through busy streets and standing on the edge of the 13th floor balcony of her apartment. Some of her watchers tried to convince her to stop, while others continued to push her further and to do more.
•|The Livestream of Rorochan_1999's Suicide:|
It hit a pothole when viewers urged her to harm herself in order to reach the fame status she wanted do dearly. It's speculated that the want for fame along with her loneliness, mental health issues, and the rather toxic fan base she attracted sealed her choice to take her life. On November 24th, 2013, Rorochan proceeded to make her way to the balcony of the 13th floor, streaming while doing so. Again, some tried to talk her down while others pushed her to jump. Rorochan decided to jump, her thud audible on the video hitting what sounds like a roof of a building below. She didn't die immediately, though she did succumb to her injuries in the hospital.
•|The Affect of Rorochan_1999:|
Upon her death, Rorochan's identity has stayed silent. There's a song written by Shinsei Kamattechan named, “Ruru's Suicide Show on a Livestream”, however it doesn't have a direct link to Rorochan and her suicide. There is many lyrics and scenes in the song that is connected to the young girl's death, however, which makes one believe they used her suicide to possibly prove a point. Translations of the song into English include lines such as "Jumping from the Chūō line," which alludes to the location where Rorochan was captured on video with her feet dangling and where three girls reportedly jumped on the day of her death. Another line in the song states, "There is no point in calling the FBI," which reflects the attempts by the Japanese authorities to suppress evidence, although the case eventually gained public attention. The lyrics also include references such as "The bluetooth of this city is destroying me completely" and "I'm a witch who talks to cats," which symbolize Rorochan's interaction with her fans and viewers, whom she perceived as contributing to her tragic fate.
•The song, as mentioned previously, resulted in the case of Rorochan gaining attention and people wanting more information.
•My only question is, if she hadn't attracted such a foul audience, would she still be alive? Or would she have ended up killing herself anyway? I'll provide the link to Shinsei Kamattechan‘s song to give more information.