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Animated pornography is one of the most contested genres in the adult industry. There are millions of artists out there who would like to make it big with their respective types of art, whether they be still images or 3D modelled videos. None of those have ever made it onto camgirl websites, however, at least not until now. Projekt Melody claims to be the world’s first fully 3D-animated Hentai Camgirl and she is taking the internet by storm. 

Virtual celebrities are not a new concept. Kizuna Ai, for instance, is one of the most prolific 3D-animated celebrities. Kizuna Ai currently holds 2.69 million subscribers and releases new content daily. Where Kizuna Ai managed to make a claim to fame on YouTube, however, Projekt Melody enjoys a 32234 active follower count on her chat platform. She also boasts just shy of 65 000 followers on Twitter, and 20 000 subscribers on YouTube. While nowhere near the likes of Kizuna Ai, Projekt Melody has set a precedent for the future of porn and all viewers who like the animated variety. 

Projekt Melody’s first YouTube video was uploaded in January 2020. On 7 January 2020, however, she hosted her first adult performance on Chaturbate, where she has grown in popularity ever since. Many of her streams since then have been featured in the top spot on the platform. 

Due to her sudden rise in popularity, many competing adult performers on Chaturbate have started to voice their concern about their place on the platform. Vice reports how concerns have been focused specifically on her looks — to some, Melody seems too young, while others are worried they will not be able to keep up with a personality who will never age. 

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In their report, Vice states how veteran performer, Lennox May, feels an entity like Projekt Melody’s presence on the platform needs to be carefully evaluated. She says that “from a scientific and technology perspective” Projekt Melody is “genius”. However, “it needs to be presented to the world in a way that is still fair to everyone else”. In particular, May emphasises how there are thousands of models who spend entire days just to be featured on the front page of the platform, where some of them never do. Similarly, May worries about how real models can be affected by trolls and ugly people in their chats, while someone like Projekt Melody will never even flinch. May does, however, concede that the virtual aspect of Projekt Melody may scare predators away. Technological advancements will always be scary to those who have been a part of their industries for a long time. This is especially the case of the pornography industry. Whichever way this goes, however, I believe that more options are always welcome. 

Projekt Melody is an animated and 3D modelled character. Her creator, Digitrevx, mentions how Projekt Melody runs similarly to the likes of Kizuna Ai. In reality, Projekt Melody is an artificially intelligent program rendering in real-time on the Unity engine. Digitrevx told Vice that Projekt Melody was inspired by a combination of Moto Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell, and the video game anime series Hyperdimension Neptunia

Existential concerns about Projekt Melody aside, she remains an active performer on Chaturbate and even hosts pages on Patreon, Onlyfans, Twitch, and YouTube. A common misconception is that the pornography industry has still largely been untouched by technology. Sure, the industry has grown exponentially in the age of the internet, but it should also be noted how porn is an active influencer in many consumer products. Pornhub, one of the world’s leading platforms for both free and premium pornographic content, is also one of the world’s biggest investors in technology such as Virtual Reality and wearable technology. It should come as no surprise when Projekt Melody decides to make a profile on their platform as well. 

[Sources: Chaturbate, Vice, Patreon, Twitter(1)(2)]

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