Japanese Kanji Study - 漢字学習

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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
Jun 18, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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App activity and App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
Committed to follow the Play Families Policy

Ratings and reviews

50.6K reviews
Kevin McGinley
May 24, 2024
One of the better apps I've used for character learning, good selection of operating modes and input methods. I find matching glyphs with hand typed romaji answers to help my recall more than simple multiple choice card matching and this is one of the few apps I've found that supports that gameplay loop. The only downside is if you want all the modules you're going to be spending quite a bit of money, but at least it's not a subscription and you can buy the modules as you progress over time.
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July 1, 2024
A GREAT APP GETS BETTER AND BETTER! I cannot stress enough what a great investment this is for anyone who really wants to learn Kanji. From a deep-level analysis of each character with drills and quizzes to study, to common phrases used in Japanese, this app delivers on all sides. The free version is good, but you'll want the add-ons to make it even more useful for long-term study. This is one of the best apps, bar none, and worth every penny if you plan to study kanji on a serious level.
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Chase Colburn
March 30, 2023
Thank you for your kind words. Good luck with your studies!