Best Japanese RPG (JRPG) Apps

JRPG games are found in this category. These games are primarily produced in Japan and involve role-playing gameplay with anime-styled characters and settings. Types include fantasy, card, and casual JRPG games. JRPG games are great for fans of anime and stories created by Japanese game makers.

Last updated 04-24-2017

Fire Emblem Heroes
1st

Fire Emblem Heroes

Android
iOS

Seller: Nintendo Co., Ltd.

45 4.5

The power-hungry Emblian Empire is out to take total control of all worlds, and it is up to the brave Order of Heroes from the Askran Kingdom to put an end to their evil deeds. Team up with dozens of favorites from across the “Fire Emblem” series – as well as a few new faces – and call upon your skills of strategy and critical thinking in order to succeed!

In battle, tap and drag a character to any of the blue highlighted squares to move. If a hero’s equipped weapon is in range of an opponent, tap and drag them onto the enemy until the double sword icon appears to unleash an attack. The turn ends once all of the party have performed an action, whereupon the opposing party makes their move. End the battle by eliminating all adversaries!

▲ Tap “Danger Area” for hints of where not to move to, and “End Turn” to finish a turn early.

▲ After a certain number of turns are completed, special skills are automatically activated that dish out extra damage!

▲ Equipped characters appear on the home screen, who can be chatted to with a tap. Tapping the owl takes you to the mail screen, where you can collect gifts.

From the main menu, tap into “Battle” to view the different modes available, including the narrative-driven “Story Maps,” practice focused “Training Tower,” and online multiplayer “Arena Duels.” Battles across all modes earn you rewards and experience that can be used to level up characters and unlock new skills.

Call upon new heroes by tapping into “Summon” and using Orbs to unseal allies, from the charismatic “Odin” to the brooding “Raigh.” Each character comes with their own strengths and weaknesses, and can be organized into teams by tapping into the “Allies” screen. Mix and match heroes into up to five separate parties to help balance their abilities, and work to save the Askran Kingdom once and for all!

Android
Fire Emblem Heroes

Fire Emblem Heroes

Free

iOS
Fire Emblem Heroes

Fire Emblem Heroes

Free

Neo Monsters
2nd

Neo Monsters

Android
iOS

Seller: NTT Resonant Inc.

40 4

Hector Finnegan was the world’s greatest “Champion of Monster Trainers,” and this legacy now rests upon your shoulders as his sole heir. It is up to you to take over his monster ranch, follow in his footsteps, and make your own claim to fame as the next supreme Master Trainer!

Move around each map by tapping on an open space, and tap on towns and characters to interact with them. Wild monsters can jump out at any time, so keep your guard up! Fellow trainers are also scattered around each area, itching to test out your battle skills.

▲ Strapped for time? Tap the upper-right “Speed” button to make the battle quicker.

▲ Tap an area of the map within the blue outline to move there. You can also jump back to the main screen by tapping “Go Home.”

▲ Take part in “League Battles,” or “Explore” to train your team from the main screen.

In battle, control up to four equipped monsters by selecting skills from the bottom-right and tapping on an enemy to attack. The bar at the center of the screen indicates which monster’s turn is coming up next – each attack dished out pushes them back a certain amount, so choose wisely!

Connect to the online area from the main screen to try your hand at up to 140 extra missions, as well as go up against other players on the global leaderboard. If you are up to the challenge, you can even go head-to-head with other players to prove your weight as a super trainer. Train your party, master chain combos, and show them what you have got!

Android
Neo Monsters

Neo Monsters

$0.99

iOS
Neo Monsters

Neo Monsters

$0.99

Fantasy War Tactics
3rd

Fantasy War Tactics

Android

Seller: NEXON Company

40 4

You are a Lord on a mission to take back what's rightfully yours from forces far more powerful than you. Though gifted with tactical prowess, a regular army will not do for your ambitious quest. Only powerful heroes are worth to serve under your banner!

In this turn based tactics game, lead an army of heroes as you take back land from your enemies. This colorful tactics game brings a nostalgia to fans of grid based combat RPGs. Anime-style character designs with unique personalities make a good combination for this isometric game.

As your forces grow stronger in the campaign, show your army's strength to fellow players by beating dungeons or engaging in one of two PVP modes: a ladder style versus in Battle of Honor and a survival mode in Dimensional Breakthrough. Lead your army to victory milord and show the world that you are a tactical genius!

Android
Fantasy War Tactics

Fantasy War Tactics

Free

Lanota
4

Lanota

Android
iOS

Seller: Noxy Games Inc.

40 4

It has been two and a half centuries since the world has been affected by the "Al Niente," a mysterious phenomenon that stripped colors and sounds away from the land, leaving it dreary and lifeless. Created before the Al Nienta begun, only an artifact called the "Notalium" can restore an area by tuning it away from its colorless silence. In this unique rhythm-based role-playing game, you will journey with Fisica and Ritmo, tuning area after area in hopes of bringing back peace, wonder, and harmony to a world deprived of it.

Every time you restore a location, the storyline will progress, revealed through an engaging picture book. The more you explore, the more items there are to be found. Adventure to see what will become of Fisica and Ritmo as you tap your way into making the world beautiful once again.

▲ Put your timing to the test as you tap to the rhythm of ten brilliant songs!

▲ Enjoy as you explore a magical world filled with music, mystery, and wonder!

▲ Find yourself captivated as you follow the heartwarming story of Fisica and Ritmo.

Android
Lanota

Lanota

Free

iOS
Lanota

Lanota

$1.99

Yōdanji: The Roguelike
5

Yōdanji: The Roguelike

Android

Seller: KEMCO

35 3.5

Whereas most roguelike dungeon-crawlers have you play as adventurers, here is one that lets you play in a very different role - as a Yokai! After scanning for hidden spirits in your area, the game has draws in and traps them all in an endless dungeon. You are now the lucky owner of one of these spirits, and have the ability to command it as you explore with the mission of bringing others under your command.

There are two modes, one for challenging how far you can explore, and the other for finding scrolls to unlock more Yokai. There are more than a dozen that you can collect, from the mischievous Karakasa, to the powerful Kitsune. Each of these delightfully frightful spectres has abilities that you can use to help you survive the dungeon’s dangers. Delve deep and see if you have what it takes to command the full might of Japanese mythology’s most feared "ayakashi" (collective name for Yokai)!

▲ Explore a bottomless dungeon filled with supernatural Japanese creatures.

▲ Collect more than a dozen different types to serve as your minions.

▲ Use their signature abilities to survive the dungeon’s many perils.

Android
Yōdanji: The Roguelike

Yōdanji: The Roguelike

$2.99