Updated April 9, 2020: New entries added



Has any country on this planet given more to the medium of video games than Japan? We don't think so.

Think about the three giant console companies that have come from the Land of the Rising Sun: Nintendo, Sega, and Sony. Or mega-developer/publishers like Square Enix, Capcom, and Konami.

Japan hasn't had quite the same impact on the smartphone gaming scene. Google and Apple are based in the US, and most of the big mobile gaming trends to date have stemmed from the West or China. But it's still got an awful lot to offer.

Whether you're talking about ports of classic JRPGs, mobile-focused updates to beloved franchises, or quirky originals, the Japanese spirit is alive and well in smartphone gaming.

Here are 25 excellent Android games from Japan.