Melissa Kinrenka (メリッサ・キンレンカ) is a Japanese Virtual YouTuber and member of Nijisanji.
Aiming to be a virtual creator and singer-songwriter, Melissa dreams to become the bridge between real and virtual.
Melissa made their YouTube debut on 1 February.
On 1 April Melissa released their first original song "haze." The lyrics, composition, and mix were done by Melissa.
- Melissa debuted alongside Furen E Lustario and Ibrahim, forming the trio known as "メイフ" (Meifu).
- In their 21 February 2020 livestream, Melissa revealed that they don't really have a specified gender at all. Since Melissa gender is unspecified, it should be okay to use either female, male, or gender-neutral pronouns when referring to them.
- Melissa uses both "boku" and "watashi" first-person pronouns when referring to themself.
- Before joining Nijisanji, Melissa worked as a wage-slave and was always too busy to pursue their true passion for singing and writing music. Upon realizing their dissatisfaction with work and their desire to leave a mark on the world, Melissa decided to become a virtual YouTuber to commit themself to creative work and experiencing new things. Melissa's ultimate goal is to perform on a live show.
- "Watashi" and "boku" both mean "I" but are distinct in their usage. "Watashi" is polite and technically gender-neutral, but is generally considered feminine in informal contexts. "Boku" is generally masculine, so it is most often used by boys, young men, and sometimes tomboy girls.
- メリッサ・キンレンカ - YouTube Channel
- Melissa's corporate profile on the official Nijisanji website
- @melissa_2434 - Official Twitter account
- メリッサ・キンレンカ - Unofficial Nijisanji Wiki
- ↑ Melissa's corporate profile on the Nijisanji website
- ↑ Livestream in which Melissa talks about their aspirations, personal life, reasons for joining Nijisanji, etc.