Bayonetta’s Hideki Kamiya believes Japanese developers should be “proud” of JRPG term

Hideki Kamiya, creator of Bayonetta and Devil May Cry, believes Japanese developers should be “proud” of the term JRPG.

Debate around the term recently resurfaced following comments from Final Fantasy 16 producer Naoki Yoshida in an interview with Skill-Up. Yoshida stated the term “wasn’t a compliment to a lot of developers in Japan” and was seen as “discriminatory”.

Kamiya, however, is more positive about the term, believing it reflects the “unique sensitivity” of Japanese creators in the games they make.

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