*IMPORTANT* you can skip to the kanji if you already know you're syllabries (hiragana and katakana) what you need to do is go through the 1st part of hiragana (a, e, u, i, o) and then go to the kanji section when you finish! Do the tutorial for the kanji and then it unlocks the 1st lesson. So far so good. I downloaded this about 20 minutes ago! I really like the fact that there are mini games mixed in that test your knowledge and bring back the element of fun to learning Japanese. I think this will definitely become one of my regular apps. It explained the kanji readings really well as well!! I have had 1 glitch so far where the kanji for 5 didn't show the kunyomi readings (the section was blank and then I was quizzed on it, and honestly didn't know the answer) but it flagged up the right answer when I got it wrong so I've learnt it now anyway. Other than that, I'm loving it!
Great learning tool to help you memorize the kana and N5 & N4-level kanji. I took some Japanese in college but have forgotten a lot and this is really helping me relearn what I had forgotten. A decade ago, we would write the kana charts endlessly in our notebooks (and do some homework) to memorize the kana. I wish apps like this were around back then! I am finding that my memorization is better now than it was before, thanks to all the games and ability to review. I would love it if the devs could make an app for the N3 - N1 kanji in the future!
Edit: please help I can't get achievements for completing hiragana because I was not online after I bought the game. Can you please update my hiragana achievement or something. I even tried redoing them. The game looks great, albeit not that pleasant to look at since I have to see the same drawings for too long. There should be more mini games or at the very least swapped themes as you progress for the buying price. But the real meat is in the arcade and zen mode. And although my I mainly have a positive review because of the n5 and 4 levels. Some stroke orders piss me off as I've never seen them written in such fashion. Fu and a few others. But nonetheless good job.
I am loving this app, I wish it had some images to compare the things in order to be learnt in a more contextualized way. In overall, great and friendly games to learn japanese.
I love this game, but I''ve noticed a slight problem on the katakana lesson and minigames, like Robot Rangers. Sometimes the game displays the katakana for byu instead of pyu. I know they're very similar, but I thought it's something you should know about, especially if it's a bug.
This is really a wonderful game to learn Japanese writing, even for young adults. Unfortunately it does not seem to sync back again with Google play after resetting the device.
• 6 new Kanji N4 lessons
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Japanese Hiragana Handwriting for Kids! Now with Hiragana flashcards & art game!
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