renshuu - Japanese learning

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About this app

A cute, ad-free, and enjoyable learning experience is waiting for you in the Renshuu community! The free version is unlimited: there’s no timer before you are forced to pay!

★ A path for every learning style and every goal ★
Whether you are getting started with the alphabets or have been studying for years, jump in exactly where you belong! Don’t waste time going through what you already know.

Renshuu maintains learning paths for most textbooks, the JLPT, Kanji Kentei, and for those who just want to learn. You can also carve out your own path! Our community has over 10,000 user-made lessons for even more focused learning.

★ Cute, relaxing, and fun ★
Our mascot Kao-chan is here to let you enjoy learning Japanese, whether it’s through collectible coins every time you quiz, a character that evolves as you learn, manga pages that you unlock, or hundreds of hand-made illustrations.

Additionally, we have both single and multiplayer games to help you keep your learning and reviewing fresh!

★ Personal service ★
We are just a two-person company - and we don’t use chat bots. That means that every question you have gets an answer directly from us.

★ Rich, in-depth materials ★
■ Vocabulary: over 15,000 native-recorded audio files, 17,000 hand-picked images, and 160,000 example sentences make understanding vocabulary a breeze. Our growing library of accent/pitch data can even help you with accent reduction.
■ Kanji: 12,000+ kanji, with no limits on what you can study! Over 2,000 colorful mnemonics help you to understand and retain the meanings.
■ Grammar: Over 800 different expressions, each complete with native-written model sentences, construction diagrams, audio, and over 7,500 hand-made quiz questions.
■ Sentences: Thousands of sentences complete with audio, divided by theme and difficulty levels.

★ A superior quiz system designed around Japanese ★
Our SRS-for-Japanese system doesn’t treat Japanese materials like flashcards to be memorized, and breaks every item down into individual components so you can understand, and not just memorize. Mastery schedules keep you studying only what you need to, pushing weaker materials to the front for you to focus on.

Dozens of different question styles keep things fresh, while a flexible input system (multiple choice, typing, or writing) lets you answer the way that you want to.

★ Customizable down to the last character ★
Renshuu doesn’t believe that there is a single way of studying that everyone should adhere to. Our expansive settings and customizations let you adjust the learning environment to what works best for you.
Updated on
Feb 26, 2023

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.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Financial info and App info and performance
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Financial info and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
4.84K reviews
Kay Valencourt
March 15, 2023
I just downloaded the app, and so far, it's been really fun! As someone with ADHD, having the little gacha machine at the end of every lesson has been motivating me a ton. All of the graphics are very cute as well, and there's multiple ways of learning new characters for those who learn in different ways! It also runs very smooth, no glitches so far. Overall, a great app; far better than Duolingo, as another user put it.
14 people found this review helpful
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March 16, 2023
Thank you so much for your kind words! We have a lot of different motivational systems built in, so I'm glad that they are working out for you. That being said, we are always looking to improve it, so do let me know if you have any questions, issues, or requests! I'm always here at, or the ? button at the top of the app.
February 27, 2023
A million times better than Duolingo (in my opinion), the creators are so helpful and drop in to see that everything is going smoothly! I really like that I can immediately E-mail the creators. The graphics are super cute, but they don't distract from the question and are sometimes really helpful! Plus the ads to get Pro, aren't annoying. runshuu is definitely deserving of 5 stars!
19 people found this review helpful
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March 1, 2023
Thank you so much for the kind words! I personally enjoy being able to stay in contact with the learners on renshuu, and am always happy to answer any questions that you may have. I'm always here at, or the ? button at the top of the app.
M. W.
February 10, 2023
So far, I can say that renshuu is very good for beginners! My learning has progressed so much in a very short time, thanks to the straightforward, no-nonsense lessons that still keep learning light and fun. The art is charming and helps keep new letters and vocabulary in my head, and the ability to write characters into the dictionary is very helpful. The top bar often flashes though, and the interface feels a little unintuitive, but I figured it out, and my experience has been very positive!
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February 11, 2023
Thanks for the feedback! The bar flashing is a very rare issue that happens with certain older device models. I do have a few things that you can try to fix it. I'm always here at, or the ? button at the top of the app. I hope to hear from you!

What's new

Visual updates for March
New Sentence filtering system based on your general vocabulary level
New Grammar markup system for tapping on grammar structures within sentences