In Parapara Mode, you are to copy exactly what the person on the screen does. It is exactly the same every time, and has several repeated things to do for each individual song, making it a sort of standard dance routine. This is much easier to memorize, since it's not like you have to remember every single arrow; just the dance itself. Once you memorize the song, which is entirely possible, you can set the arrows and on-screen dancer to invisible, and look completely cool doing the routine, AND getting all the arrows correct in the process.
In freestyle mode, the on-screen dancer is still doing the parapara routine, but is not mirrored to you (the camera spins and goes around her constantly). Instead, you are given completely unrelated arrows, so that you are supposed to make up your own routine. Mostly though, people just set it on hard difficulty, and go into what we like to call "Crazy arm-waving mode." This gives PPP a bad name, and is NOT what the game is about.
Another oekaki of a ganguro girl, in a Para Para dance pose.
Oekaki of a ganguro girl dancing to Para Para.
Smiph playing PPP 2 mix
Para para paradise
"Nah - it looks gay."
"*shrug* see ya later."
2) The DDR-style video game that came out recently, modeled after the hit Avex Trax series.
3) The superior state of hyper reached by practicing your parapara skills and listening to Eurobeat for hours on end.
All of these are most commonly abbreviated as PPP.
2) Much to my disappointment, the hand sensors on the ParaPara Paradise game weren't working very well. I got a low score, even though I've been doing this for years.
3) Girl 1: "OMGOMGOMG SQUEE!"
Girl 2: "What's up with you?"
Girl 1: "I JUST GOT DONE PRACTICING THE ROUTINE FOR "DYNAMITE"! I THINK I'VE GOT IT DOWN!!!!"
Girl 2: "Oh, well that explains it..."