Nyami is one of the characters from Pop'n Music, where she and her partner Mimi are the mainstay mascots in the series; but they were only heard as current announcers of Pop'n Music 19 TUNE STREET, Pop'n Music portable 2 and singers for TWINKLING in Pop'n Music Lapistoria, where she wields the yellow jewel-shaped lapis.
The cat girl has been always a good friend to Mimi.
With two people having cheerful, funny personalities, she's also famous as a TV presenter and a singer.
Nyami is one of the two main mascots of Pop'n Music. She is almost always seen with Mimi, her partner and best friend. She is identical to Mimi in appearance, but is a cat. She is a feisty, playful tomboy.
Nyami is currently dating Timer. Timer is shown to be quite supportive of Nyami, suggesting a healthy relationship.
Nyami's hobbies include chatting with friends and spending time at amusement parks; she is particularly a fan of roller coasters. She is known to have a distaste of coffee.
For license personas of Nyami, see Nyami (License appearances).
Nyami is an Asian-skinned, humanoid cat with green eyes, a small almond nose and long brown hair, styled in low-braided pigtails and straight-cut bangs. She wears a blue t-shirt with red trim on the sleeves and neck, and a white and red "BM" logo on the chest. She also wears dark blue jeans and black-white tennis shoes. Her design can be found again in Radio, from Pop'n Music 7, Pop'n Music Wii, and some other cameos.
In her 2P palette, she's given darker colored fur/skin, and slightly darker brown hair. Her eyes are deep blue while her top becomes yellow and her jeans beige. Her shoes remain the same.
In the second game, Nyami wears a red and white shirt with a blue star in the center, and also wore the same pants and shoes. Her appearance is used again in Surfy in Pop'n Music GB and Pop'n Music 10 and Iitomo from Pop'n Music 10.
Her 2P version gives her lighter brown hair and blue eyes. Her shirt is now different shades of yellow and her pants are medium beige with olive green shoes.
In Pop'n Music 2, she has two other palettes as well. Her 3P gives her light brown eyes, dark blonde hair and paler skin/fur, and her shirt has hot pink sleeves with a green star. Her pants are dark red while her shoes become blue. Her 4P gives her light brown hair, blue eyes, and paler skin/fur again. Her shirt has a purple star and aqua sleeves, and her pants are teal with purple shoes.
Nyami wears blue overalls with a black shirt underneath. She also wears goldenrod-colored shoes with white soles.
Her 2P palette gives her blue eyes, a teal shirt, and cyan colored overalls. Her shoes are similar in color to her shirt. In Pop'n Music 3, this is her 4P palette.
In Pop'n Music 3, Nyami has 2 other color schemes. One gives her red eyes, maroon overalls, an orange shirt, and gold shoes. The other makes her eyes brown while her overalls are white with a pink shirt, and her shoes orange. These are her 2P and 3P colors respectively, but are never used again, leaving her 4P palette as her current 2P.
In the fourth game release, Nyami's attire consists of a green soccer jersey with a "POPPERS" logo and a star icon on the center. She wears blue pants with red and white tennis shoes.
Her 2P palette changes her eyes to blue and her jersey to yellow orange, while her pants are now green and worn with brown shoes.
Nyami appears in a spin-off, Pop'n Stage. She wears a white T-shirt with red sections on her sleeves and collar. A "P" is colored in yellow, while the "S" is left white, as they form a logo on the left of Nyami's shirt. Nyami dons a pair of blue jeans and black shoes.
In her 2P palette, she's given pink skin/fur along with ginger hair and dark blue eyes. Her shirt is shifted to blue with white parts on the sleeves, and "P" logo is red, while the "S" is yellow. Her pants are bright red and her shoes remain black.
Nyami becomes a rival character for the first time in Pop'n Music 5, wearing a navy blue shirt with a cat skull icon in the center. On Nyami's neck is a blue handkerchief, and on her short sleeves are yellow sections. Finally, Nyami dons a pair of dark red pants and gray tennis shoes. In her FEVER! Win, she changes into a pirate costume consisting of a red coat, black pants and boots, a white ruffled shirt, a hook hand, and a black pirate hat with a cat skull icon and yellow feather.
In her 2P color palette, Nyami's recolor changes her shirt into a cyan stripe pattern. Her handkerchief is green, while the pants are white and the tennis shoes are a cerulean color.
In Pop'n 6, Nyami is shown with a yellow ear piercing on her left ear. She dons a purple shirt with a flame icon on the center that says "ROCK", dark blue pants, and all black shoes. She has a red studded bracelet located on her right wrist. This is done again in HELLO! POP'N MUSIC, with some minor changes.
Her 2P provides her with blonde hair and teal eyes. Her bracelet and ear piercing are both hot pink, while her shirt is now lime green with an orange flame. Her pants are orchid in color and her shoes remain black. This palette is used again in the ee'MALL song Punk.
In Pop'n Music's second PS2 game release, Nyami wears a navy blue-shirt with a red-yellow target icon on the left sleeve, denim overalls, and red shoes. Nyami sports a black wristband on her left arm and yellow-tinted goggles with a red frame. Nyami's eyes are tinted in almost a lime green color.
Nyami's 2P gives her dark blonde hair and blue eyes, and her shirt as well as the top part of her overalls are red. The lower half are blue, and her shoes are mahogany colored.
Nyami's attire consists of a white polo shirt with a red section on the top, blue pants, a bracelet, and black shoes. Nyami's outfit in the seventh installment is recycled in Pop'n Taisen Puzzle Dama.
Her 2P color scheme switches her hair to bright red orange and gives her blue eyes. Her shirt is now dark blue with a maroon section, and her pants shift to dark gray.
Nyami's appearance is a teacher with square-framed glasses, a pink business suit, and midnight-blue shoes. She wields a lime-colored book and a wand with a yellow hand that is pointing with an index finger.
Nyami now wears a pink camouflaged shirt, navy pants, and white shoes. A black star is posted on Nyami's left side of the shirt.
Nyami's 2P palette gives her hot pink hair and teal eyes, while her shirt is now green and brown camouflage and her pants are even darker blue. Her shoes are drab olive.
Nyami's design is revamped in a Mambo-A-Gogo fashion, and she sports a regular chef's attire with a blue scarf.
Nyami sports a yellow shirt that has a yellow silverware "PM" icon in the center, a walnut-colored apron, blue jeans, and red shoes. She also has a white flutter-styled hat with a red lining and carries a dessert platter. This is seen again in Sunny Pop from Pop'n Mira 4 CS.
Nyami dons formal waiter attire in her 2P, gaining a white dress shirt and a blue bow tie, while the rest of her attire is black. In this design she carries a platter of beverages.
In Super Lounge from Pop'n Miracle 5, Nyami's shirt is white same as her apron, her blue jeans, and red shoes are also light purple with white flutter-styled hat with a same light purple linings.
Nyami wears a white frilled shirt with a red apple pattern, blue jeans, and blacks shoes. She also wears a witch hat with a red band and carries a star wand.
In her 2P palette she gains blue eyes and light brown hair, and her outfit becomes all black except for her jeans, which are navy blue.
Nyami dons a short sleeved white shirt with blue and red stripes in the center and khaki pants with red and white shoes. She's also shown carrying a briefcase with several tags.
She's given blonde hair and blue eyes in her 2P, and her shirt is shifted into gray, blue, and white. Her pants are a light blue and her shoes are dark gray and white.
Nyami's hair is styled differently for the first time, with a small bun with a flower pin added to her usual hairstyle. Her hair becomes a lighter brown as well. She wears long sleeved white shirt with red bands at the end of the sleeves and a red necklace. Her shorts and shoes are both black.
Her 2P palette shows her with bright purple hair and black eyes, and her shirt is now lime green and blue. Her shorts and shoes are now gray, and her hairpin becomes yellow.
Nyami wears a green harlequin dress. Her left side has a dark green sleeve with light green, while her right has a light green sleeve with a green and white check pattern. Her hat is split in the same colors, and has a yellow bell on one ear. She has three red buttons in the middle of the dress, white cuffs, and a large white collar. Underneath she wears white frilly shorts, pink tights, and green boots.
Her 2P scheme makes her eyes blue and hair slightly lighter, with her hat and dress becoming solid black, with the exception of the white check pattern. The buttons are deep red, and her boots match her dress while her tights remain pink.
In Prep Blues from Pop'n Miracle 4, her 3P scheme makes her eyes green and her hair is blue, with her hat and dress becoming water blue, with the exception of the blue check pattern. The buttons are blue, and her boots match her dress while her tights remain green.
Nyami wears a blue and green sleeveless hoodie with black wristbands, jeans, and blue shoes with black and pink soles. Her hat is blue with a black visor and worn under purple and pink headphones. This is seen again in Dusty Big Band On Fire! from Pop'n Miracle 7 and Super Nights Of Rage from Pop'n Miracle 10.
In her 2P color, she gains darker fur/skin, blue eyes, and indigo hair. Her hoodie, headphones, and hat all become blue and white, and her jeans are black. Her shoes are white with red and gray soles.
Nyami appears wearing a green t-shirt with white trimmed sleeves and a red "PM" logo, simple gray pants, and red and white shoes. She also wears black wristbands, and a yellow visor, and carries a yellow canteen. Her hair has become a different hue of brown as well, nearing a reddish color.
Her 2P gives her blue eyes and blonde hair once more, while her fur/skin is brown. Her wristbands and pants are both the same green, and her shirt is plain white with black trim and a lime "PM" logo. Her visor and shoes are black, and the canteen she carries turns gray.
Nyami's hair returns to dark brown, and she wears a white and red "I ♥ PM" shirt with blue shorts and white and lime shoes. Nyami is accessorized with a red and yellow party hat, yellow and pink bangles, and and yellow bands on her shorts.
The 2P color palette makes her hair blonde and keeps her eyes green. Her shoes, shirt, and party hat all gain purple colors, while her shorts, bands, and bangles are white.
Nyami sports a blue and yellow jumpsuit with a pink shirt underneath. She wears a black cap turned to the side, black shoes, and has a purple pass card necklace.
Her 2P color scheme gives her light cyan hair and indigo eyes. Her shirt is yellow while her jumpsuit is pink and blue, and her cap is also pink. Her pass card necklace is red.
Nyami's garments are opposite in color of Mimi's, such as a blue kasa hat with a Pop-kun icon on the center, a uniform with black highlights, a white bow, and a gradient sky blue to dark blue on the bottom. Nyami dons green baggy shorts with a blue-black ending, black wristbands, and black geta. In her FEVER animation, Nyami's garments upgrade into samurai armor, consisting of a blue Pop-kun on the center of her helmet. She has a light blue haori above her clothes, and her shoes are altered with black socks and blue shoes, though the green pants are kept intact. In Nyami's WIN animation, Nyami's appearance is a Japanese benefactor, with the accessories of the kanmuri, a blue decorative haori, a white top, a longer version of the pants, and a pair of white socks worn with her geta.
In her 2P color palette, Nyami's fur/skin is shaded in a dark tan hue, while her hair is colored platinum. Her eyes are changed to a velvet color and her wristbands are colored in purple. Her outfit is shifted into a gold and olive gradient color on the bottom. Nyami wears black shorts and purple geta.
Her appearance is drawn as a simple doodle with a plain blue top, though she shifts outfits several times. This is Mimi and Nyami's non-playable character animation.
Nyami only appears in Utacchi as an unlockable character. She is shown wearing a sleeveless sky blue top that's frilled at the bottom and a fourth note pendant. She has blue shorts with suspenders and shoes that share the same color as her top. There are two scoops of ice cream on her head: the bottom is colored baby blue, while the top is decorated in a mysterious, cerulean-colored sauce.
Nyami gains new attire once more, consisting of a white and green striped top, yellow shoes, and khaki shorts. She also wears a white cap with red orange trimming. She is shown carrying a green backpack.
Nyami's 2P palette gives her light olive hair, deep blue eyes, and peach colored fur/skin. Her top becomes gray and blue, and her shorts are white. Her cap is dark blue while her shoes and backpack are pinkish red.
Nyami appears in Tune Street with a white t-shirt with long black sleeves. On the shirt is a red and black circle. She has green plaid shorts worn with yellow and white tennis shoes and black socks. Lastly she has yellow headphones on her neck and a pink necklace with a Pop-kun design.
Her 2P gives her peach fur/skin, blue eyes, and blonde hair. Her shirt is light pink with light gray sleeves, and the circle on her shirt is pink and white. Her shorts are olive and her socks are light gray. The headphones around her neck are purple while her necklace is green.
Nyami has her hair color shifted into a light brown, almost orange color, instead of the regular brown in previous games. Her attire is a navy-colored top hat with a gold band, white gloves, and a white shirt. Over the shirt is a vest and a neck tie that match the color of her top hat. The bloomers and shoes also match the color, except for the gray stockings. Her entire outfit has highlights of gold, and she's shown carrying a large golden key with a green Pop-kun in her artwork.
In Nyami's 2P palette, her eyes are periwinkle and her hair is platinum. Her shirt, top hat, bloomers, and boots all become a light steel blue color, while her vest, collar, and stockings are white and her tie is orange. The highlights remain gold and the key she holds is colored silver with a red Pop-kun.
Nyami has drastic appearance changes: she takes the form of a platinum-colored Jubeat character design, with a squared face and triangle ears, and a diamond-shaped body. Her braided pigtails become wires.
Nyami's hair is styled differently, tied back into a single braid instead of two, and decorated with green and white star clips. In-game, her hair returns to two braids however. She wears a mint green scarf with a striped t-shirt, worn over a long sleeved white shirt. Her shorts are denim blue with dark gray leggings and flats matching her scarf color.
In this game, Nyami's hair color reverts back to the regular brown hue. Her outfit includes a light orange cat-eared beanie with a yellow flower ornament on the right side. Nyami wears a yellow top with a white scarf that's pink and gray striped. She sports white bloomer pants, pink and gray striped stockings, a brown wristband, and tan-colored shoes. Nyami is shown with a camera hanging on her neck.
Her 2P coloring gives her lime green eyes and mint green hair. Her beanie is shifted to brown and the flower pin is green, while her top is forest green and worn with a white and gray striped scarf, light blue bloomers, gray and white striped stockings, and darker brown shoes.
In her Lapistoria appearance, Nyami has a full mane with a cowlick sticking slightly upwards, consisting of curved short bob-inspired strands on the front of her face and the back of her hair becoming fuller, where her eyes became small, slanted and cat-like whilst having fangs in her teeth. Her school uniform consists on wearing a sky blue sweater with magenta blue stripes on the top left, along with rolled up sleeves and a yellow tie over a white collared shirt. She also has a blue wristband with a light blue strip, worn on her right wrist, demi blue shorts, grey and yellow tennis shoes with gold top flaps, along with white, thick socks. In her Win animation, she wears a pale yellow graduation uniform, matching with a gold hat and shall. She also holds a brown book and wears white glasses. Her original palette was confirmed again in 夏色DIARY (Yu-yake Style).
Nyami's 2P changes her hair to blonde and her eyes to light indigo. Her sweater is black with a bright pink necktie, matching her wristband. Her shorts are gray, and her tennis shoes are switched to black and pink.
Nyami's costume for éclale retains her colors from Lapistoria. It consists of a pink poncho, chiffon yellow bloomer shorts, knee-high stockings, white skirt layers on her back, a sky blue torso and a beret, worn on her right ear, with a pair of matching ankle-length boots.
Nyami's 2P has tanned skin, blonde hair, red eyes and wears a colored set of turquoise, lilac and black with white highlights.
Nyami's 3P palette gives her blonde hair, cerulean eyes, a yellow ornament, and a white-and-tinted-blue set of colors for her attire (ex. light blue stockings, baby blue accents).
Nyami's costume for Usaneko is a green-and-white steampunk-inspired dress that is quite similar to Mimi's; consisting of a white cloth on the top, with green hard palates as layers, and dark gold metallic accents. It also includes a white cylinder hat with metallic accents and gears, matching with knee-high boots that have golden soles. She has a green metallic shoulder pad on her right shoulder along with white gloves having dark gold metal handcuffs and yellow frilly cloths.
In her Win animation, she wears a wintry dress with a poncho and a pale black circle hat, matching with elbow high gloves and boots, while her FEVER! Win gives her a shirt with some gloves, shorts worn over leggings and a pair of ankle boots.
Nyami's 2P gives her white skin, pastel blue hair and cyan eyes, matching the highlights on her dress and at the edges of her boots, while some of it has black, dark blue and grey.
Her special 3P palette makes its debut in No NAME Colors.
Nyami and Mimi create several of cameos in some of the characters' animations, as well as they form a duo group known as Poppers.
Nyami also makes an appearance in every Win animation Timer creates, starting at the same game.
Not only does Nyami makes her cameo alone, but alongside with Mimi; this happens in the occassion in Saint Seiji, Super Mogu (Lose), Rosalie (Win and Lose), Belle (Lose), Judy (Win), Mr. KK (FEVER! Win), Castle (Lose), Roly-Pony (Win), and Flora (FEVER!)
Nyami makes a cameo on one of Cup-kun's animations from Swing Latte, and also appears on the character portrait of Cup-kun. Her cap shifted into a gray color instead of an orange color, and the flower ornament seems to be replaced by a Cup-kun ornament. Her top is changed into a t-shirt with gray stripes, and a black apron. Her shoes are altered into a dirty brown color with olive on the toe part.
Mimi and Nyami also make appearances on MZD's FEVER! Win animation in Lapistoria, and in Dosue's FEVER! and Lose animation from éclale. Her Lose animation shows Nyami wearing a kimono retaining the colors from her appearance.
Nyami also makes her crossover cameo in Super Bomberman R.
|Attack||Take that (それいけー Sore ikē?)|
|Damage||Wah! (うわっ！ Uwa!?)|
|GOOD Play||Yes! (イェス！ Iesu!?)|
|BAD Play||Huh? (ありゃ？ Arya??)|
|WIN||Yeah! (イエーイ! Iēi!?)|
|LOSE||Humph humph (ぷーぷー Pū pū?)|
Character Deco Changes
Nyami's name comes from the root "Nya" (ニャ), which is translated as "Meow" in Japanese; a sound effect for cats.
- According to a conversation in the Popper's Lounge, whether Nyami has a tail or not is "super secret".
- Nyami's hobby and likes have consistently changed throughout the series. Only her dislike has remained unchanged.
- Specifically, the first game lists her hobbies as going to amusement parks and enjoying herself, while the second game states she likes roller coasters. The third games finally adds chatting to her hobbies and darling to her likes.
- Nyami lists coffee cups as one of her dislikes. If Nyami spites coffee cups, it's ironic that she seems to befriend Cup-kun.
- If Nyami's 2P is chosen in Pop'n Music portable 2's Party Mode, her overworld sprite and icon give her reddish hair, while her sprite keeps her blonde hair.
- Nyami's 1P icon differs slightly as well, giving her a green party hat to match her overworld appearance.
- On the official CS website for Pop'n Music 9, Nyami is shown wearing a bow identical to Mimi, although it is blue in both her artwork and sprite.
- In Pop'n Music GB, Nyami's name is displayed as "NYAMI♥chan".
- Nyami has more cameos in other character's animations than Mimi.
- Both Mimi and Nyami have four fingers in the first game release. However, they have five fingers starting in Pop'n Music 2.
- Mimi and Nyami's outfits are perfectly similar until Pop'n Stage. This is done again by Pop'n Music Best Hits! and Pop'n Music 20 fantasia.
- Although Nyami receives a new design in うたっち, her animations are taken from Pop'n Music 16 PARTY♪.
- Mimi and Nyami's animations in Pop'n Music 20 fantasia and Sunny Park are the same as one another without being flipped.
- However, in Sunny Park, Mimi and Nyami's clothes are different.
- In the link illustration for Pop'n Music 5 on the official Pop'n Music site, Mimi and Nyami's scarf colors were swapped; they are shown correctly in the official Pop'n 5 website and in game.
- Nyami's birthdate is identical to Jennifer's.
- Nyami shares the yellow jewel with Funassyi, Date Kyouya, Kirisame Marisa, and BisCo.
- Mimi and Nyami's Lose animation for Pop'n Music 13 CARNIVAL is a parody of the famous Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Leo the Lion logo.
- Shollkee, Dami-Yan, Megumi, Poet, Reo-kun, Yard the 6th, Mac, Robin&Cock, Upa, Foxy, Johnny Jounishi, Cecil, Lucifelle, Dooooom, Hone, Bubbles, Silent Room, Yamabuki and Marin make cameos in Mimi Nyami's video, each one representing a pop'n music arcade title from the first game to TUNE STREET.
- MZD's silhouette also appears at the end of Mimi Nyami's video.
- Nyami appears on other media besides crossover BEMANI games:
- A playable character in the crossover Game Boy Advance racing game Konami Krazy Racers alongside The King
- The 10th episode of Fuji TV's drama series Operation Love (プロポーズ大作戦?).
- An unlockable pop'n 6 design in KONAMI's Xbox 360 game Rumble Roses XX.
- Mirai da Gakki FutureTomTom (as a mask).
- Super Bomberman R (v2.2 Update)
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