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pop'n music Animelo

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Title Screen

pop'n music Animelo

Developer: Konami GMD
Publisher: Konami
Platform: Arcade (Konami FireBeat)
Released in JP: March 2, 2000


DevMessageIcon.png This game has a hidden developer message.
DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.


pop'n music Animelo is the first of two anime-focused releases of the rhythm game franchise.

Unused Graphics

The game's program data contains early versions for three files, dated around two weeks earlier than their final counterparts.

howto_01.gcz

An early version of howto_1.gcz/howto_1.xcz, which is displayed in the How To Play screen.

Early Final
PopnANIMELO-howtoEARLY.png PopnANIMELO-howtoFINAL.png
  • The standalone button graphics are slightly smaller in the early graphic.
  • The receptor area in the gameplay HUD graphic is orange in the early graphic, while the final is colored purple.

title_r1.gcz/title.r2.gcz

Early versions of title_1.gcz and title_2.gcz, respectively, which are displayed in the song selection menu.

Early Final
PopnANIMELO-title1EARLY.png PopnANIMELO-title1FINAL.png
  • The outlines in the Tiger Mask logo were slightly tweaked.
  • The early graphic does not feature sprites for SAKI and the Setagaya Jidou Gasshoudan, who were credited as vocalists for several of the game's songs.
Early Final
PopnANIMELO-title2EARLY.png PopnANIMELO-title2FINAL.png
  • The logo for Himitsu no Akko-chan is positioned slightly differently.
  • The outlines for the song title names are much bolder in the final graphic.
  • The title sprites for the songs Getter robo! and Makafushigi adventure! lack their exclamation marks in the early graphic.
(Source: tikal.)

Development Text

Security Strings

The game's security strings, present at 0x5123C of a decompressed FIREBEAT.EXE, all consist of lyrics for several playable songs:

String Song
soratakakukakageyoumichiwoterasuinochinokirameki
Saint shinwa ~soldier dream~
gogomascleringniinadumahashirihonoonosenshiwotar
Kinnikuman Go Fight!
tsukamouzedragonballsekaideittousurirunahimitsus
Makafushigi adventure!
hikarukumowotsukinukeflyawaykaradajuunihirogarup
CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA
rururunrunrunrururunrunrunrururunrunrunrunrunshi
Hana no ko Lunlun
sharanrasharanraheiheiheiieiesharanrakodomodanan
Majokko Megu-chan
gomennnesunaojanakuteyumenonakanaraierushikoukai
Moonlight densetsu
konogorohayarinoonnnanokooshirinoshiisanaonnnano
Cutie honey
(Source: tikal.)

Build Date

A build date can be found as the title of the main program ISO:

000222_0032
(Source: tikal.)