Projekt Melody (メロディー) (born: July 7, 2000VTuber, often referred to as an "Hgirl" or "Hentai Girl". Her initial and primary streaming platform was Chaturbate, but she later branched off to Twitch for SFW content and Youtube for Twitch clips. While originally an independent streamer, she is now part of the agency VShojo.) is a
Melody made her channel on 7th July 2019. Her model was designed by an artist named DigitrevX, but she purchased full rights from him to use it. She would stream on Chaturbate, even in the nude for her adult target demographic, but on 26 December she debuted on Youtube. She would make a lot of music videos and MMDs that were suggestive, and for the very reason she was banned from Twitch temporarily. She describes herself as an artificial intelligence. She is also an artist.
On 1 April, the "Dark Mel" personality debuted on "other site". Originally just an April Fool's joke, "Dark Mel" was widely accepted and praised by her fanbase and they given her the nickname Melware. Melware after April 1st would randomly take over Melody during Chaturbate stream days, generally once a month, to taunt Melody and her chat.
The first game she ever streamed was Animal Crossing New Horizons which was also a collab between her, Silvervale and Ironmouse. In general, most of her content revolves around her pornstar career, and she has a tendency to make NSFW jokes and references. The channel also uploads highlights of her Twitch streams and her reacting to fanart and memes.
In late 2020, Melody became a founding member of VShojo, one of the first VTuber talent agencies based in the Western world, alongside Ironmouse, Silvervale, Zentreya, Nyanners, Apricot the Lich, and Hime Hajime. In her debut stream, in which other members had revealed new 2D avatars, she revealed a joke 2D avatar designed by Nyanners, who drew it with her eyes closed. It has been nicknamed "Prajekt Malady".
Coco Kiryu of Hololive had expressed a desire to collab with Melody, but Hololive refused to allow them to collaborate due to Melody being a pornstar and told Coco to never bring it up ever again. Though Melody was saddened, she stated that she understood. Since Coco has retired, any chance of them collaborating is now sadly gone.
She's collaborated with several other YouTubers in the anime community, such as anime meme reactor Lost Pause, and even the anime YouTuber Briggs, on his show Bust to Bust, and others such as CDawgVA, and Nux Taku. She has also featured Pomu Rainpuff and Kson ONAIR in her streams. The Anime Man owns merchandise of her.
Melody is a futuristic AI program used to clean files that was accidentally infected with an email's virus. Since then she has become obsessed with all things lewd.
Despite her upfront lewdness, Melody actually has a quite wholesome, innocent, and tomboyish personality. She will often get embarrassed when her chat quotes silly or perverse things she has said or done in the past, and is known for being adorably airheaded at times about certain topics. Melody cares deeply for her friends and fanbase, which she has dubbed The Science Team. She is well versed in meme and anime culture, however sometimes she will not understand older (pre-2010) internet culture.
There is a second personality of Melody, which debuted on 1 April 2020, known as Melware. Melware would randomly take over Melody, is much more lewd and crude than regular Melody, and has a bratty personality. Often insulting her chat and the regular wholesome Melody as well. As of October 2020, Melody and Melware are no longer fighting each other, and Melody regularly steals pieces of Melware's outfit.
She resides in Virtual Japan.
After her first appearance on Chaturbate, Melody received backlash from other adult performers/cam girls such as Mel Sparx who felt their channels and income were threatened by her content and promptly accused Melody of unfair competition and Chaturbate of trying to attract underage audiences because of her anime style, despite the vast majority of anime not aimed for children. Websites also wrote articles about how fans of Melody "hated women" and were "misogynistic". However this has not stopped her from success, and her being hired by VShojo bolstered it.
Her character designer, DigitrevX, filed a DMCA takedown on her videos as he claimed that Melody's model belonged to him, due to the fact that he was her character designer. This was despite the fact that Melody had bought it. However she proved that she bought it, which caused her to get her channel back and DigiTrevX to become very unpopular.
- "rain is the sky's generous bukkake"
- "Four Loko used to be much more loco, and they turned it down a notch because lawsuits. So now it's like Two Loko."
- 100,000 subscribers: March 15, 2020
- 500,000 subscribers: May 19, 2021
- Her model was inspired by Ghost in the Shell's Motoko Kusanagi, and her short hair is inspired by Megumin from Konosuba. Similarities to Hyperdimension Neptunia are a coincidence.
- She holds the Twitch record for fastest max level Hype Train in chat: During her first Twitch stream, her chat had a max level Hype Train within the first 2 minutes of the stream starting, before she was even onscreen.
- Melody has set and broken multiple records on Chaturbate, including getting over 300,000 viewers in her first week of streaming. Since then, she has dominated the adult site, never dropping below the site's top 10 performers once since her debut in February 2020.
- Melody's nose bandage, according to her, is present to keep her brain from falling out.
- Melody is bisexual (or in her words, "50% gay"). However later she began identifying as pansexual.
- While Melware has appeared several times during streams, Lemody has only been mentioned and is mostly fan canon. Melware only appears during the "other site’s" streams.
- She hosts Lewdcast, a "Weekly Variety VTuber Podcast", along with Ironmouse and Silvervale.
- She co-wrote the comic Cryptid Academy alongside Merryweather Comics.
- Its main character is based on Ironmouse.
- Her fans include Billie Eilish, who bought one of her T-shirts.
- In the early creation stages of her avatar, she considered white hair for it instead of the current colors. The white hair eventually became part of her "Moolody" form.
- Melody is responsible for the "Bros glad" meme (which is an offshoot of the "Hoes mad" meme).