Kanji Drop

Contains adsIn-app purchases
4.3
628 reviews
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Everyone
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About this game

Blocks fall and you combine them to form Japanese characters known as kanji or words! This is great for you if:
1) You are new to Japanese and want a fun way to learn a lot of kanji easily; or
2) You are advanced in Japanese and want a fun game to test and sharpen your skills; or
3) You love brain training apps and would like one where you train your brain AND learn a language with very little effort at all and a lot of fun -- it's BrainTraining++! 💪🧠

More:
Thanks for checking out my app! I'm a solo-developer trying to make learning fun and easy! :-D It's been featured on Tofugu, GamesKeys, and ChopsticksNY!

Blocks with Japanese Kanji on them fall and you try to eliminate them by forming words and and activating kanji-related powerups by combining them into more complex Kanji. It's a great way to learn kanji for beginners, a fun alternative to flashcards for advanced learners as you can import your Anki, WaniKani, and Koohii decks, and a fun game overall! :D There are also fun minigames and focused learning tools to keep you learning kanji and words as you play! This works great in conjunction with other apps and resources!

Tired of playing games where you spend a lot of time - a LOT of time - and have nothing to show for it? You compare yourself before and after and you're just ... less bored. Well, if you'd rather spend your time more productively and have fun, try KanGenius Japanese Kanji Drop where you - yes, YOU - can learn how to read Japanese without any effort at all! You'll find yourself in a relaxed state picking up a lot of kanji and words almost passively! No stress, only fun!

Japanese kanji are the ideograms found in Japanese that are kind of like letters, but represent an idea, like gold, fish, sun, etc.! Now learn them in this falling block puzzle kanji game where you'll find emoji to help you learn kanji, POWERUPS that relate to the kanji, and a fully functional glossary. You can even narrow down your learning list to kanji from the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) Levels 1 to 5! You can even review kanji from your text book lesson - Nakama, Genki, & Tobira! You can also play in a learning mode with more time between kanji! Learning kanji has never been easier or more fun!

Learn Japanese kanji by dropping blocks to make kanji and words! Make kanji from their parts and words from other kanji! Blow them up by making words or filling your limit meter and they all EXPLODE!

Learn all Japanese jouyou kanji for fun or proficiency. Every time you make a word or kanji, its meaning is spoken and you also hear the pronunciation of words. You also learn how to make kanji from their parts, just like in Remembering the Kanji, Vol. 1, by James Heisig. You can find a story from that book as well as animated stroke order diagrams and a list of your favorite kanji.

Open to all skill levels! It starts off easy and gives you hints when you're stuck. Keep playing and you'll find yourself recognizing more and more kanji!

[Note: Please set Text-to-Speech Engine to Google Text-to-Speech Engine to hear spoken Japanese under Language and Input in device settings - more at the Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.) http://www.kangenius.com/app/kanjidrop/data/faq.html]
Updated on
Apr 5, 2022

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4.3
628 reviews
A Google user
April 5, 2020
It could be useful if you are already very advanced and know a lot of kanjis (500+). A good improvement would be to show suggestions (list of 3 words) or have matching blocks highlighted when a new block comes. The UI is very hart to navigate on a phone. The controls are not very intuitive (if you click on the bottom left corner, it'll register only bottom, not left). Otherwise the fact that each word is read in Japanese and English is very helpful. I'll probably search for another app for now.
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Riot Shield Games
April 5, 2020
If you know a lot, there is an option to unlock all kanji in the store. Matching blocks are highlighted with the arrow powerup, also in the store. The bottom left corner only moves to the left as shown in the tutorial. I hope you can take another look and kindly reconsider your review - I have solo developed this app and added a lot of features! Tx
Wiktoria Słomczewska
September 1, 2022
You can really tell this game has a soul. It has so much put into it. I'll overlook how complicated the GUI is but man, this is amazing! So many different functions, descriptions to help memorize, quizzes, lists of combined kanji for all the symbols, you can click on the combined ones to memorize those too. Simply wonderful. Hell, the kanji blocks even have a barely visible background to help you subconciously memorize it. Simply wonderful, I haven't seen a better app for this. So underrated!
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Riot Shield Games
September 1, 2022
Wow, thank you! I'm just one person working on my spare time so this means so much to me! Thank you for playing my game! :-D
Lucas Gerosa
July 4, 2020
It's hard to find an educational game that is actually addicting; this is the first one. It teaches you the parts making up a kanji, making it easier to memorize them. That said, the design could be better and less cluttered. Some buttons, such as the "x" button are too small, and having too many functionalities right away can be very overwhelming for someone using the app for the first time a button to toggle advanced options would be awesome.
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Riot Shield Games
July 3, 2020
Thank you! That's what I set out to do. I have thought about this advanced mode before. Would you mind emailing me at info@riotshieldgames.com or joining my Discord (https://tinyurl.com/riotsshielddiscord) so I can understand what to hide from beginners? I value your opinion! Thanks for playing my game! :-D

What's new

Fix issue regarding non-standalone kanji meaning localization