Handy Kanji is designed to teach you how to learn and write Japanese Kanji using fun game modes and revolutionary handwriting recognition technology. No longer will you have to painstakingly mark your own kanji writing, let our state-of-the-art AI teacher guide you through the intricate writing process.

Handy Kanji's features:

•Fun copy sensei memory game with realistic stroke animations.

•You are given a overall percentage score for your kanji writing, which is saved to your online account as well as an individual score for each stroke based on the angle, composition, size and shape of your drawing.

•You can then share you scores to compete and collaborate with your friends through social media (Facebook, Twitter).

•Auto-correct for you kanji writing - find out instantly as you write what you need to improve to become a kanji master. This doesn't just tell you IF you went wrong it tells you specifically HOW and WHY and then demonstrates the correct form. This allows you to rapidly improve your learning.

•Real-time dynamic feedback - meters are shown as you draw, that grade your performance on the angle, composition, size and shape of your drawing. You can use these meters as training wheels to guide your writing, or just as an indicator of how well you have performed.

•All progress, scores and achievements are backed up to your free online cloud account (in available territories).

•Various teaching modes including: Sensei (mirroring memory simulation), copycat and practice. All utilising our revolutionary real-time dynamic feedback system.

•Beautiful HD kanji stroke animations.

•First lesson is completely free! Unlock additional JLPT levels through in-app purchase(s).

•Seamless interface, you can study individual lessons, JLPT levels or the entire kanji set, all from one screen with our easy to use navigation system.

•Flashcard testing mode, see if you can reproduce the correct writing form against our AI teacher when given the reading for a specific Kanji. Great for exam practice!

•Text to speech for kanji readings and definitions, helpful if you are still learning to read/write hiragana/katakana.

•Comprehensive search function: Search for On/Kun readings or English definitions in Romaji or native Japanese input.

I hope you enjoy studying Japanese words with Handy Kanji, expect unparalleled new features and updates to follow in the near future.

What’s New

Version 1.7.1

•Minor bug fixes and UI improvements for sensei, test, copycat and practice mode.

Ratings and Reviews

2.5 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

SnickerFancyPants ,

Works, but...

I end up with extra marks such as lines ending up longer than what I draw or pointy ends just randomly appearing. It doesn’t matter if I use my finger or my Apple Pencil: the marks keep showing up. I don’t have this issue with other apps. Otherwise, this would be a 5 star app. The extra marks are really just that annoying. Also wish they had a trace option.


Hazel Software Limited
53.8 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Hazel Software Limited
In-App Purchases
  1. Unlock JLPT Level N5 103 kanji $0.99
  2. Unlock N1-N5 JLPT 2211 Kanji $9.99
  3. Unlock JLPT Level N4 142 Kanji $1.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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