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
Apr 30, 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.
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

Ratings and reviews

8.19K reviews
Sarah Krueck (Kricket)
May 13, 2024
I have dabbled with many different apps to try to learn Kanji. This is hands down the best app I've found so far. The variety of instruction, games, videos, community, etc, keeps learning interesting. Also, the highly customizable pacing and difficulty makes this ideal for users of all ability levels. I can't say enough good things about renshuu.
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May 14, 2024
Thank you so much for your kind words - glad that everything renshuu has is working out for you! If you have any questions or issues as you progress, feel free to reach out to me. I'm always here at, or the ? button at the top of the app.
Oliver R
May 18, 2024
I wanted so badly to like this app! It's cute, it's teaching immediate Kanji, it's got a LOT of free content... But it's just unusable! There's no structure to the lessons; they don't seem to go together or be in an "order" at all. The UI is extremely cluttered and hard to use. The weird tid-bits of text ALL over explaining how the cluttered UI works is not helpful! To the developer, I am genuine with this offer: I will help you fix the UI and make this app a dynamo if you contact me.
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May 18, 2024
Thanks for giving renshuu a try! I'd be more than happy to help make sure the materials on your dashboard are how they should be, and that everything is working as expected. I also routinely get feedback from other learners in our community, so I'm happy to hear any specific feedback. You can always reach me at! Thanks again.
Gabriel Mayorga
May 3, 2024
Great Japanese learning app! Has lots of things to keep you motived to play and in the same time teaches you. Depending on how good you are in Japanese they will find a good spot for you to start at. But the reason why I give this a 4 stars is because of the amount of time it takes for things to load. This isn't long for example, it can take 30 seconds to load. And another reason is because there's almost to no little sound in the app. This would make the game a lot better. Please add sound.ty😁
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May 4, 2024
Thanks for the feedback! Most pages load up in less than half a second, so it sounds like something is off - if you reach out to me, I can talk to you and hopefully find the issue. While it's not sound effects, if you open the menu, then settings, and search for "play", you can turn on auto-pronunciation audio for most questions after you answer :)

What's new

More Japanese lessons, numerous fixes, and a new page on our Crowdsourcing projects (under Support renshuu in the menu)

Also, potential fix for tapping inbox button and opening up dictionary instead.