Updated May 17, 2019: New entries added

Without Japan, where would our beloved hobby be? Just think about that for a second.

Japan is the home of hugely influential developers and publishers like Nintendo, Sega, Square Enix, Capcom, Konami, and Taito.

Those players haven't had quite such an effect on mobile gaming, with American companies Apple and Google holding the keys to the kingdom. But Japan still weighs in with some distinctively excellent games.

Android gamers have particular reason to be thankful, with access to several classic Japanese games that are no longer available to iOS users. Mmm, bragging rights.

Here are 25 excellent Android games from the land of the rising sun.