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
Jan 28, 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

7.35K reviews
Daniel Winter
February 18, 2024
renshuu is well thought out, well designed, and very helpful. The interface is easy to navigate with a little effort and could use some cleaning up to promote ease of use for first time users. Otherwise, the interface elements are cute, the information is presented to the user in creative and easily absorbed ways, and the content inspires repetition that is fun and fresh; even after long term use. It's incredible that it was developed by two people and I'd highly recommend renshuu to anybody.
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February 19, 2024
Thanks so much! I agree - renshuu still has a larger learning curve compared to most apps, but I'm continually working to improve that :) If you have any other comments or questions in the future, my door is open. I'm always here at, or the ? button at the top of the app.
February 16, 2024
This app is amazing for beginners and experienced users alike! The UI isn't even as bad as other people have said, though it could be from updates? You can choose dark or light mode in the app, which helps a lot. The garden and manga pages are so cute! I love the forum option as well. The schedule is very helpful as well, since I tend to overwork myself frequently when learning! P.S. If you can't find dashboard, go to Me > Profile and then the "go back to Dashboard" icon will app
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February 18, 2024
Thanks for the kind words! While we did have a major update a couple weeks ago, renshuu is inherently more complex simply due to how much we have, and that doesn't work for everyone :). Of course, we'll keep working to improve it! I'm here if you need anything in the future. I'm here at, or the ? button at the top of the app.
Kai Gui
February 12, 2024
Great app, easy to use, great quizzes. When I encountered some minor bug, I was able to post to the forum, where the app developer responded right away, and I believe I see the change he suggested implemented in a recent update. The free version worked great for those first tryjng it out, but I'm also very happy to be supporting the app with the premium membership.
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February 13, 2024
Thanks for using renshuu, and for reporting that issue! I love talking with our learners, so I'm more than happy to help you out in whatever way I can! Need anything else in the future? I'm always here at, or the ? button at the top of the app.

What's new

Final updates for the new and upcoming renshuu server with a ton of new features and improvements!