What does JRPG stand for?

Japanese role-playing game

A gaming acronym that specifies the type of RPG, which is a Japanese-style RPG.

The term is useful to differentiate between Western RPGs and Japanese RPGs. Some examples of classic JRPGs are Donkey Commando in 1982 and Enterprise: Role Play Game in Star Trek in 1983.


"He loves JRPGs partially because he's obsessed with anime."

Related Slang


Last Updated: October 28, 2015

JRPG definition

This page explains what the acronym "JRPG" means. The definition, example, and related terms listed above have been written and compiled by the Slangit team.

We are constantly updating our database with new slang terms, acronyms, and abbreviations. If you would like to suggest a term or an update to an existing one, please let us know!