Japanese Kanji Study

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About this app

Kanji Study aims to be a helpful and easy-to-use tool for learning Japanese kanji. The app includes SRS, flashcards, multiple choice quizzes, writing challenges, kanji and word search, custom sets and much more. Kanji Study hopes to be your essential companion for mastering kanji.

The app is not entirely free; however, the free version has no ads and offers unlimited study of beginner kanji, radicals, hiragana and katakana. The dictionary and all info screens are also free and unrestricted. The one-time upgrade unlocks the remaining kanji levels and allows you to create your own custom sets. It also supports the continued development of this project.

Main Features

Flashcard study
• Rote memorize kanji in manageable sized sets.
• View stroke animations, readings, meanings and examples.
• Customize theme, layout, displayed actions and swipe behavior.
• Assign study ratings to filter kanji out as you learn them.

Multiple-choice quizzes
• Customize quizzes to show readings, meanings, example words or sentences.
• Example words can be selected from JLPT, common vocab and favorites.
• Quiz times and distractors adapt based on your results.
• Further customize to repeat wrong answers, auto-play audio, pause after answering and more.

Writing challenges
• Improve your kanji recognition by challenging yourself to recall and write kanji.
• Learn the correct stroke order using a finely-tuned stroke detection algorithm.
• Correct strokes will snap into place and hints will appear if you are struggling.
• Detect accuracy stroke by stroke or use the self-assessment mode.

Quick kanji and word search
• Search over 6k kanji using readings, radicals, stroke counts, levels and more all in one text field.
• Search over 180k words by kanji, kana, romaji or translation language in the same one text field.
• Combine any number of criteria and see them highlighted in the results.
• Completely offline and very optimized for quick searching.

Detailed info screens
• View animated strokes, readings and meanings as well as your study time and quiz stats.
• See a breakdown of the radicals found within each kanji.
• Check out example words (grouped by the kanji readings), sentences and names.
• Explore the kanji used within each of the examples and use the breadcrumbs to navigate back.

Additional Features

★ Study kanji in various sequences including JLPT and Japanese school grades.
★ Notify yourself with custom study reminders when you haven't studied.
★ Read Japanese text with over 8k native audio files and text-to-speech support.
★ Add shortcuts to your home screen to study a particular set.
★ Use the rankings screen to make custom sets based on study stats.
★ Favorite kanji, radicals and examples for referencing later.
★ Save progress using Google Drive or local storage.
★ Customize MANY additional settings.


Guided Study
Continue the kanji study journey with unlimited use of the SRS module that tracks kanji and schedules them for review, optimizing your learning efficiency.

Graded Reading Sets
Learn kanji through reading. Adds 30k+ mini reading exercises graded kanji-by-kanji in the Kanji Learner's Course sequence.

Outlier Kanji Dictionary
Understand the underlying logic behind the Japanese writing system by learning how kanji actually work.

Permissions (optional)

- In-app Purchase (purchase upgrade)
- External Drive (store backup files)
- Install Shortcuts (add home screen shortcuts)
- Run at startup (reschedule notifications)
- Full network access (send analytics)


There is a volunteer translation project with contributions to over 30 languages. If you would like to help, please send me an email.
Updated on
Jan 15, 2023

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45K reviews
Benjamin Blackhawk
January 29, 2023
Only holdup for me is getting sidetracked in the vastness of it all. (I'd recommend someone to guide you or just someone to be a 2nd pair of eyes, a dictionary for full context, write notes with a pencil and paper, though you can manage without any of these with how its made.) IMO it's most useful for pronunciation, writing, stroke order, and has a lot of resources and pointers to resources available for reading sentences, memorization, and even some entomology of a lot of characters.
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Megan W
January 29, 2023
Absolutely phenomenal The easy, ready, immediate access to the history of each symbol and its usage, each word's use in sentence examples, practice writing each kanji, guided study, it's all amazing And that's all just for the free version! I'm an extremely impressed This is almost an entire standalone course, how well they put it together You will not be disappointed
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Patrick Seiter
January 13, 2023
This app is phenomenal! The author put in not only every kanji, but also the kanji radicals! I was using flash cards to learn both kanji and radicals, but this is a MUCH better way to learn them. Not only that, the app only requires a one-time purchase instead of a subscription. Most of all, Play Store just asked me if this app looks bad. This app is beautiful. The UI is extremely smooth and easy to use. Highly recommend!!!
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What's new

- Updated to disable Guided Study notifications by default.
- Updated new kanji screen to show additional readings if enabled.
- Updated Guided Study to respect strict mode setting.
- Fixed issue with animation stuttering during quizzes.
- Fixed small crashes.