What Is the Japanese Name For Pac-Man and What Does Paku Mean In Japanese?

The Japanese word for Pac-Man is Pakkuman and paku means “eat” in Japanese.

Pac-Man was created by a young Namco employee named Tōru Iwatani in April 1979.

According to legend, Pac-Man was inspired by the Japanese folk hero “Paku” who was known for his appetite.

what is the japanese name for pac man and what does paku mean in japanese

Pac-Man become an icon of video game culture during the 1980s, sold a ton of merchandise, and also inspired an animated television series and a top ten hit single.

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