What is Jalup? Why use us? What makes us different from all the other giant companies and highly reviewed apps out there with millions of users?

We Don't Do:
Let’s learn Japanese!
Let’s get speaking in Japanese!
Your Japanese will get better!
We’ll help you master Japanese!
Have fun in 10 minutes/day!

We Do:
Make you fluent.

We know who you are.
You are a beginner or intermediate level. You have tried other resources that didn’t work. You heard something positive about us, and thought you’d give us a try. Your expectations are low. But maybe… just maybe… Jalup will be the one.

We know where you're from.
You’ve bought textbooks and apps. You’ve read and asked for advice on forums. You’ve gotten help from from tutors, classes, and Japanese people. You’ve tried transitioning to enjoy real Japanese. You are frustrated and fed up.

We know why you're here
99% of you want to enjoy something you love that is from Japan. That something is almost always anime, manga, or video games. This is powerful motivation that needs to be embraced.

We know the path
One method
One app
One purpose

Make you fluent so you can enjoy anime, manga and video games.

But How?!
We could bore you with the recipe to our secret sauce

The recipe is irrelevant. All you need to know is:

You start Jalup
You continue Jalup
You enjoy anime, manga and video games

Skip everything else you think you should be doing or think you need to know. Go straight to what you love.

We are the Premium Japanese Tool
Jalup is not a textbook. It is not a tutor. It is not a reader. It is not boredom disguised as fun.

Jalup is fluency. It is the full replacement for “everything else” that has failed you before.

What’s New

Version 1.7.5

- Added the amount learned and reviewed today to the user stats screen
- Minor improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

AeroJPN ,

High price for everything, but worth it (review update)

July 2020 update: I still use this app daily over a year later and I enjoy it. According to the app, I’ve complete over 22,000 reviews (learned over 2,700 cards), and I can really tell the difference in my basic listening and reading. Plus, I still have over 3,000 cards to learn. Jalup Maximum is worth the cost in my opinion. There have been many worthwhile updates in the past year or so, and I am hoping more decks and features get added in the future! Great job by the developer.
2019 Review:
As others have mentioned, this app has a well-designed spaced repetition system spread across multiple courses, each of which has a unique angle that appears useful for progressive learning (from initial kana to kanji/english blended sentences, english to japanese sentences, and japanese sentences without english based on japanese words you learned in previous courses). I’ve tried 15-20 language learning apps and after spending a few months with the free sample courses, I decided to go all in and purchased the maximum package for $299. Excellent job so far by the developer — and I hope to see the other Jalup decks added soon. Thanks!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for taking the time to write this review.

Can you send me an email (use the support button from the App Store), and I’ll see if I can help with this issue.

AppleAFT ,

One of the best purchases for your Japanese learning

Japanese is not an easy language to learn, but this program will save you a lot of pain and frustration if you follow the path it presents. As long as you know how to read the kana and kanji (which there are learning cards for as well) used in each sentence learning card, these cards are carefully constructed to teach either a new vocabulary word, grammar point, or natural language use. Additionally, the app has its own SRS test system, so all one needs to do is show up to the app and do the reviews.

With the completion of the Beginner deck, all the other decks teach concepts using Japanese only, so your Japanese fluency will accelerate. It may seem scary, but the Japanese explanations are written such that learners can easily start learning Japanese as Japanese without the extra work of definition branching (one can compare the definitions used in this app to those found in a Japanese-Japanese dictionary)

If you are looking to take the JLPT exams, it would be best to buy JLPT materials, but if you want to accelerate fluency, this app has everything one needs to begin the journey.

crooksms ,

Fantastic App

This app is amazing. I have made the most consistent progress I ever have using only this app and I now have a learning path I am confident in going forward. Forget textbooks, this app is all you need! I can now write 2300 kanji from memory and am starting to learn via the J-J cards in Jalup Intermediate. Different things work for different people, but I can say that as someone who took some undergrad courses, tried a ton of self-study material including wanikani and textfugu, and actually lived in Japan for 3 months, this is the way to go for actually learning and being able to use real Japanese in a non-immersive environment. I’m heading back to Japan at the end of the year and will be happily grinding away through this amazing study content until I leave (and probably after I get there). Thank you so much Adam for your hard work.


Japanese Level Up LLC
129.6 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Jalup Maximum $299.99
  2. Jalup Beginner $119.99
  3. Jalup Kana $19.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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