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
Jun 2, 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

8.36K reviews
MutedAlly _
June 7, 2024
I have been using Renshuu to learn how to read, write, and accurately listen to Japanese. When referring to true Japanese people, and content influencers, All information really seems to be consistent and fluent! My mother is also using it to learn how to speak it, and it is going very well. Easy to use, Easy to understand, And you can always learn from the beginning whenever you want! Pro is also very helpful, in my case, as it assists in my fast pace :) 10/10 would learn again! (and still am)
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June 8, 2024
Thanks for the detailed review - I'm glad that both you and your mother are getting so much out of renshuu, and I hope you're able to learn a ton during your time with us! I'm always working to make renshuu even better, so do let me know if you have any requests! I'm always here at, or the ? button at the top of the app.
April 27, 2024
I decided to learn Japanese this year and have been using a book as a guide. I wanted more exercises, more explanations, and ways to learn so I turned to the almighty Reddit and was recommended this app. No regrets! I like the different exercises and being able to set my own pace. It's also great to have everything on the go! Excellent app, lots of learning tools! The free version is great, but I opted for the upgrade to pro to get even more out of my learning experience.
15 people found this review helpful
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April 27, 2024
Thanks for the review, and your support of renshuu! I'm happy to say that I am continuing to add a ton of materials and functionality each month, so do let me know if you'd like to see anything added/changed! I'm always here at, or the ? button at the top of the app.
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.
6 people found this review helpful
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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.

What's new

Visual update for June, along with a ton of other fixes, speed improvements, and more!