YMMV: pop'n music
- Awesome Music: Here.
- Broken Base:
- The game's cutesy art style is a major point of contention amongst Western players, who tend to prefer their games to be Rated M for Manly.
- pop'n music Lapistoria's new art style. Some enjoy it, others feel it's just not the same as the same style used in previous games.
- Whether to refer to songs by their name or their "genre". The latter seems to be falling out of style as Lapistoria onwards no longer assigns genres to new songs.
- The Danza: Venus is based off of Bemani musicians DJ YOSHITAKA and Sota Fujimori, who use the alias "Venus" when collaborating together for songs.
- Gratuitous English: IN MAI RAIFU
- It's Easy, so It Sucks: When the scoring system was made easier for Lapistorianote , players were very, very unhappy, although part of the complaints stem from the fact that pre-Lapistoria songs are nearly impossible to convert to the current scoring scale without having the accompanying judgement counts on hand.
- It's Hard, so It Sucks:
- For many players, pop'n is an extremely daunting rhythm game series, right up there with beatmania IIDX. It's only saved due to having a visual style that appeals to a wider audience as well as a number of recognizable licenses, two factors that help draw in players in spite of the game's notoriously hard boss charts; IIDX meanwhile comes off as looking more "technical" due to its interface designs as well as having mostly in-house and comissioned songs that the average arcadegoer will most likely not recognize.
- Beginning with pop'n music 20 fantasia, the COOL judgement is forced in Normal mode. This has led to even higher-end players complaining, as having COOL enabled means that a performance that otherwise nets a near-perfect score with COOL off can become a measly 50,000-60,000 pointsnote play when COOL is enabled.
- Memetic Mutation: "NO MEGANE NO LIFE"
- Most Annoying Sound: The tutorial that runs during the Attract Mode of Sunny Park, unless the cabinet's attract mode sound setting is set to off.
"THREE TWO ONE PUUUUUUSH!"
- Nightmare Fuel: ?'s eye.
- Periphery Demographic:
- According to That Other Wiki, pop'n was originally intended to be played by couples on dates.
- In a more relevant example, most players are adults or at least teenagers.
- Shipping: Nyami and Mimi are frequently coupled with other Pop'n characters, the most common ships being those with MZD, or each-other.
- “Stop Having Fun” Guys — Some higher-end players will berate you if you don't use Cho-Challenge mode, or if you use Beat-Pop.
- Surprise Difficulty — Not convinced that a cute and cheerful game can be Nintendo Hard? Here you go. Well, there's a reason why on Wikipedia, the article states that pop'n music has some of the hardest songs in any rhythm game.
- Tear Jerker — A song from Iroha, Shizuku was said to be so depressing that some players simply quit playing the song completely. (Lyrics here).
- Ugly Cute: Ash.
- Hoshi no Hito, In purest form.
- The Woobie: In his fail animation, Timer sulks while Minit's comes up to him and pats him on the back.
- Minit's cries in her miss animation. If you're playing her song, you'll see it a lot.
- Viewer Gender Confusion: A number of fans have had to ask whether Timer is a guy or a girl. His Detached Sleeves, Zettai Ryouiki, and Cross Playing certainly doesn't help.