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You want to learn Japanese as fast you can, so you can dive right into your favorite manga, anime, or video game. Mastering hiragana and katakana ("kana"), the 2 major alphabets of Japanese, are the first steps on your journey.

Let's add a little excitement, and play your way to a Japanese study victory.

What’s New

Version 1.0.4

- Minor improvements made

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Awe Heal ,

Nice addition to my studies.

First off, I like the pace of this App. A brief intro to each section followed by exercises and quiz. I also like that it is organized by alphabet progression. My brain absorbs info faster with this layout.

A huge appreciation to the developers b/c not only is the App free but there are NO Ads!!! /Backflip for that!

I noticed comments about the lack of intuition of the UI. It’s super simple...just tap the picture to start a new lesson. The picture covers 2/3 of the screen...meaning, the picture is huge. And the picture represents the kana of the lesson. Perhaps the developers could place a watermark on the picture of the lessons kana (in Romani = a, ka, sa etc ??) or superimpose the ideogram on the picture. Personally, I do not have a problem with the UI and find navigation of the Jalup Kana App easy to use.

Thank you for this helpful App.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the review, and I'm happy that this type of setup works well for you study style. I wish I could help you with the sound issue, but if it is affecting all your apps then I'm not really sure what the problem could be! :(

Argentlynn ,

Very helpful with reviews and introductions

I’ve tried a few apps and even flash cards. This app helps to keep things varied enough but still track what you are having difficulty with. It will keep past work in your rotation to keep you from getting lazy and will bring forward what needs the most focus during each session.

JigokuShoujoXIV ,

Simple and effective

This a a simple and effective app without extraneous bells and whistles. What I mainly love is that it’s one of the very few game-like apps to learn the Japanese alphabet that does NOT force you to use a timer. I strongly dislike how most apps do that and it makes me get answers wrong for stuff I do know just because I’m stressed from the counter (which they always set way too fast).

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