Poppin'Party Fandom and Hatedom
Poppin'Party, abbreviated to PoPiPa/PPP, is an all-girl band in BanG Dream!. The group consists of five members, namely Kasumi Toyama on guitar and vocals, Tae Hanazono on lead guitar, Rimi Ushigome on bass, Saaya Yamabuki on drums, and Arisa Ichigaya on keyboard and tambourine. They debuted with the song Yes! BanG Dream!.
It is a girl's band that's always searching for that sparkling, heart-pounding beat, based on Kasumi's (Gt. & Vo.) childhood observation of the stars shining in the night sky. The four other members are music-lover Tae (Gt.), shy but confident girl Rimi (Ba.), kind and family-oriented Saaya (Dr.), and constant contrarian Arisa (Key.). They have band practice in Arisa's basement, and when they lack in skill and experience, they more than makeup for their enthusiasm.
Despite finding their most of their sparkling and heart-pounding moments, this does not strain them from getting a toxic fandom and hatedom.
Why Both the Fandoms and Hatedoms aren't as Sparkling or as Heart-Pounding as they think (Bad Qualities)
- It shares the same problems with the other bands in the franchise.
- They're part of the cringe fandom since they find their cover of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star to be cringy, both in a good way and in a bad way.
- The way they react to playing the infamous 3 sliders of the beatmap (both on Expert and Special difficulty) of the song Tear Drops on BanG Dream! Girls Band Party can be unbearable.
- When they adore the girls in this band, they're willing to do anything with these girls such as protecting them at all costs, even though they're only fictional characters as reality never touches the fictional world.
- Also, some people take their liking on Tae Hanazono to the next level. In fact, there was a person in the YouTube comment section of this video that responded with "O-TAE DID NOTHING WRONG!!!!!!! MY WAIFU DID NOTHING WRONG!!!!!!!" which makes no sense since she never did any bad things in the series.
- As Overall #3 suggests, they'd overreact like children and make a big deal about not Full Comboing the song, Tear Drops in Girls Band Party, only because of the infamous 3 sliders of the beat map of the song on Expert and on Special Mode. Keep in mind that this is only a rhythm game, not the end of the world. Plus, read the comments section of this video.
- This line: "Chomama chomamatte chotto matte chotto".
- Moreover, they ironically only love Arisa and her character song (I-I Never Said Love) only because of that and deem it as a tsundere national anthem. We wish we were making this up but we're not. Also, it takes more than just one character song to take an interest in her.
- They're unsafe from shipping conflicts.
- Speaking of which, they are included in the Pop Music Hatedom.
- They also hate this band just because they quickly assume that all their songs are too easy when they made hard songs in their recent releases such as Jumpin', Light Delight, What's the POPIPA!? and their cover (from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya), God Knows...
- Usually, the haters would come from the other toxic band fandoms and loathe Poppin'Party for dumb reasons.
- To further expand on Overall #3, when they do overreact over not getting a full combo on Tear Drops, they show hatred on that song just because of it.
- Though it's rare, some people hate Arisa because she's a tsundere.
How will they ever find it back? (Good Qualities)
- Both still have their share of healthy sides.
- Not everybody acts dismissive towards each others' point of view.
- They have a point that the infamous three sliders of Tear Drops can be frustrating to not miss on Expert and Special difficulty. But at least not everybody makes a fuss about it.
- Surprisingly, they both have a point that listening to a Japanese rendition of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star can be unusual but it still depends on their view whether to like it or not for appropriate reasons.
- Like the other fandoms of the series, their fanworks are still amazing.
- Most of the memes they make are still funny.
- They still show appreciation to the covers they make.
- Some have actual reasons why PoPPipa, in general, can be generic and bland at times.
- Thankfully, the hatedom is quite rare to find, unlike Roselia.