A game that also teaches you something!

Learn to read Japanese Hiragana and Katakana characters in a fun chip-tune adventure! Not just for people who want to learn Japanese, this is a game anyone can enjoy.

Progress through six different worlds remembering patterns and tapping in time to an all original catchy soundtrack. Learn how to recognize the shapes and sounds of each character in the Hiragana and Katakana alphabets. Learn them all and be able to easily read and pronounce Japanese words!

* Six different worlds and themes
* 208 Characters
* Nearly 200 missions for each alphabet
* 5 gameplay types that challenge you in different ways
* No ads
* All-original score

Note: Currently, this is not an app for teaching words or phrases, but instead teaches how to recognize characters, and read them out as words.

Help us to add more features and modes through the in-game link.

What’s New

Version 1.58

Now runs on iOS 9.
Added new piece of music to celebrate the launch of our latest game, "The Last Vikings"!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Avellexis ,

Fun and educational

This helped me learn hiragana and katakana very quickly. I am quite a slow learner and found this app fun and enjoyable. Repeating the kana and combining it with music was a brilliant idea. It may seem daunting to a complete beginner, to make such quick decisions to the music, but that is to be expected. Perseverance is key! There is no need to feel disheartened, as you can repeat the stage ... which will aid in your learning. This app is great all round, because the further you progress the better it gets. There are ways to learn through visual, listening and speaking and your actually doing something at the same time (even if it is just tapping a screen), it all helps. This app gets a A++

Hanrutmoe ,

Great for improving speed of recognition

Whilst I probably wouldn't recommend this app is used for the initial learning of kana, it's great fun for improving your recall speed once you know the very basics. You start picking them up quickly without even realising it. It's definitely helping to make hiragana second nature to me, and is definitely the most fun.

sinistersword ,

Great for learning, and memory too!

This is a really great game for learning kana, as it gets you directly associating the kana with the sound instead of translating it. It's probably good for memory training too, since you need to remember the strings of kana. Very cute too, good colours and backgrounds.


Springloaded Pte. Ltd.
94.8 MB

Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
In-App Purchases
  1. Hiragana Mission Pack £0.99
  2. Katakana Mission Pack £0.99
  3. Song Pack £0.99


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