YMMV: Bemani

  • Accidental Innuendo: "Wow Wow VENUS", aka "Wow Wow PENIS". The album art doesn't help; it looks like Yoshitaka is staring at Sota's crotch.
  • Americans Hate Tingle:
    • Prim (the alias used for collaborations between L.E.D. and Mayumi Morinaga) has proven to be quite polarizing amongst Western fans due to MM's squeaky high-pitched vocals.
    • DJ YOSHITAKA's songs are rather popular amongst Japanese players, but are ill-received by Westerners.
  • Awesome Music: Has its own page.
  • Base Breaker:
    • candii, from jubeat copious. People either are upset because there is a Vocaloid song, or really don't care.
      • Speaking of Vocaloid, GUMI appearing in Popn Music proper, rather than just being a vocals source.
    • Sound Voltex. Touhou arranges. Considering that Touhou is already notorious in video game and anime subculture, this is hardly surprising.
    • "FLOWER", due to being crossed over to nearly every single BEMANI series.
  • Broken Base: The termination of Programmed World in 2015, amongst the Western BEMANI community. While most can agree that this greatly cripples players who live outside of Asia, some feel that Konami is a bunch of awful bastards for doing this and is doing a disservice to people who don't live in eA-served countries, while other fans, despite being aware of the benefits that PW provided, point out that Konami's simply protecting their copyrights and that this was to expected sooner or later due to the pirate status of the network and most if not all cabinets connected to it, especially since running pirated arcade games in a revenue-earning setting is a huge grey area.
  • Cult Classic: Although the games are quite obscure outside of Asia to the point where most Konami fans in the West don't even know that BEMANI besides DDR even exists, they do have their share of dedicated fans who won't stop until they've aced the hardest songs in the BEMANI series they play. Plus, the characters, especially those from pop'n music, are fanart fuel for many artists.
  • Ear Worm: This being a franchise with thousands of songs, you're bound to find a few.
  • Face of the Band: Yoshitaka Nishimura, otherwise known as DJ YOSHITAKA, become the face of the franchise in The New Tens, serving as the head producer for beatmania IIDX, Popn Music, Reflec Beat, Sound Voltex, and BeatStream. On top of that, he's known for a number of "boss" songs, most notably "FLOWER", a song that has been crossed over into nearly every active BEMANI series. It is often joked that he practically runs the entire BEMANI franchise now.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: The "GOLD RUSH" line "Make it! Make money!" has become this due to Konami nixing several Cash Cow Franchises in 2015, such as Silent Hill and Metal Gear.
  • Ho Yay:
  • Memetic Mutation: Has its own page
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • Dance ManiaX 2nd Mix's DANGER screen. It's a skeleton on a red background that is reaching its arms out at you. Talk about an incentive to not fail...
    • "Survival Games -ZEUS Mix-"'s album art features Yoshitaka and Sota in a blue tint with creepy glowing blue eyes. The REFLEC BEAT plus version of the album art is even worse, showing Yoshitaka as a bald alien-like character.
    • "CLAMARE" has an album art featuring a screaming skull face on a hellish yellow, green, and purple background.
  • Periphery Demographic: VENUS has proven very popular amongst male players, because let's face it, their music is damn catchy. It doesn't even fall under Guilty Pleasure status.
  • Signature Song: "FLOWER" is practically the theme song of the BEMANI series due to its excessive crossovers, whether fans like it or not.