Updated November 19, 2019: New entries added

Role playing games, or RPGs, continue to be hugely popular on console, PC and mobile. But there's a distinct strain of RPG that deserves considering in isolation: the JRPG.

We're talking about role playing games that originate from Japan. These vast adventure games have their own unique flavour, frequently incorporating bold anime-style characters and the kind of out-there fantasy worlds that make the average Tolkien-riffing Western RPG setting look quite tame.

If you've played a Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, or Phantasy Star game at any point over the past several decades you'll know exactly what we're talking about.

The good news is that a lot of the best and most well-known JRPGs are available to play on Android. Here are 25 of the very best.

Is your favourite mobile JRPG missing from our list? Let us know what it is and why you love it in the comments below.