This article focuses on the Pop'n Music 3 character, Aya. If you are looking for the Pop'n Music 18 Sengoku Retsuden character, see Ayame.

アヤ Aya

Aya 12

Aya 12 2P

Aya (5)

Aya 2P (5)

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Birthplace Yokohama, Japan
Birthdate August 1st
Gender Female
Race Human
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Gray
Hobby Dancing, playing basketball
Likes Soda (carbonated juice)
Dislikes Cleaning, steep hills when getting back home
First Appearance pop'n music CS (debatable)
Other Appearance(s) pop'n music 2-pop'n music 5, pop'n music 8, pop'n music 16 PARTY♪
Theme(s) Groove Rock

Free Soul

Aya is one of the characters from Pop'n Music.


Yokohama's top dancer.
A fine thing is that she has a carefree and refreshing personality.
Although it is their first meeting, she considers Judy and Mary as her rivals.

A girl with a fresh personality, she isn't well known just yet but she seems popular despite. She has just recently met Judy and Mary but she considers them rivals. Who cares if they're famous! During her free time AYA likes to play basketball, but she is mainly a dancer. Recently she is raising a kitten born from Dia's house. Despite how many scratches she gets she still claims to be fine and that its just playful.

Aya comes from Yokohama, Japan and is known to be its top dancer. When she has free time now she likes to dance at Clubs.

Character Information

See Aya/Character Information.


Pop'n Music 3

Aya is a light brown-dark tan skinned girl with dark blue eyes. Her hair is a mixture of gray and brown and is usually held back in a ponytail with a red scrunchy. She wears a orange tanktop with white sleeves and a white star on the center, red wristband, and dark orange pants with a single white stripe going down both sides and gray and white tennishoes. She has a silver belly button piercing and a single earring.

Pop'n Music 4

Aya wears an orange and black striped tanktop with dark/burnt-orange jeans and black and white tennis shoes. She has a bright red wristband on her left wrist, a single tear/raindrop earring and a silver belly button ring. Between games Aya's hair got slightly longer and her bangs have been pulled back/cut extremely short.

Pop'n Music 5

Aya is wearing a light orange strapless tanktop that ties in the back, her single raindrop earring and red hair ornament. Her belly button peircing is also the same and she has on baggy green jeans, a loose tan brown belt and brown and white shoes.

In her 2P color palette, her recolor is brown skinned with darker eyes. The jewelry remains the same and the hair-tie is purple. She has on a blue purple tanktop, regular blue jeans with a black belt, and red and white shoes. Her hair merges into a dark sandy blond color.

Her alternate, third variant has gives her powder blue eyes and her clothes entirely white with platinum and baby blue highlights. This only makes an appearance in Maximum from Pop'n Music 16 PARTY♪.

Free Soul

Aya still wears the same outfit. However, she has oddly taken on the form of her second player coloring. Instead of having brown-ish hair and wearing orange and green. She has gained a blue-purple theme and has a sandy-blond hair coloring.


Aya's outfit excels as a beachwear, consisting of a cyan-colored peekaboo tank top with a white half section on the bottom. Aya sports a white bracelet in each wrist. She wears dark green swimming trunks with white sections in each side. Aya finally sports a pair of sandals with sky blue soles.

Aya's 2P color palette includes her hair color as ginger orange, and her eyes are lime green. Her tank top use halves, such as a white color (mentioned in her original color palette) is moved to the top, and there is a red half in the bottom. Her trunks are shifted into a light pink color and the laces are the same color as the bracelets and half of her tanktop. Her sandals are red and the soles are white.

Other Character Comments

Pop'n Music 5:[2]
Aya's takes over raising one child-born cat in Dia's house lately.
She boasted "It's my best energy", although she has continuous cat scratches every day.

Pop'n Music 8:[3]
YOKOHOMA's top designer. But, she does not like her busy life anymore. They're looking at her dancing self in the club that takes music in her off day.

Pop'n Music 12 Iroha:[4]
She's actually going to the beach in the summer!
This year will burn with a heavy smell of beach volleyball!

Pop'n Music 16 PARTY♪:[5]
She has the reputation to dance powerfully in a crisp.
She rushed to the party, giving her backup dancer a go in that masterpiece!


Aya's name was rarely written in katakana at first, but in kanji form ( or ), her name translates into "colorful" or "design". It was compared with another form of Aya.


  • In a way she could be considered another edit of Mary or Judy. As she dresses like them, and most likely has similar dancing to them.
  • In Beach, Uncle JAM makes a cameo in Aya's LOSE animation, while Dia appears in Aya's WIN animation.
  • She is very similar to Tourmaline. Both wear/wore orange clothes and have a relation to Mary somehow.
  • Aya is the second character so far to originate from Yokohama, Japan.
  • Aya's birthdate is identical to Temari's, Hara=Hetta's, Tang Tang's, Really's, and Yang Yang's.