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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.
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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.


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.


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
Saint shinwa ~soldier dream~
Kinnikuman Go Fight!
Makafushigi adventure!
Hana no ko Lunlun
Majokko Megu-chan
Moonlight densetsu
Cutie honey
(Source: tikal.)

Build Date

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

(Source: tikal.)