Japanese Learning: Kanji, Kana 4+

Practice Handwriting Exercises

Olena Bachurina

    • 4.9 • 1.5K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Real hand writing experience for Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji JLPT N5, N4, N3

Robokana is a handy tool for those who study Japanese and need to memorize the writing and reading of Kana and Kanjis.
It works like an interactive textbook:
*See the animation of strokes order and hear the pronunciation
*Draw with a finger right on the screen of your device
*Let the robot to check the work

Kana features:
- Animated hints of stroke order
- Support of Dakuten & Handakuten sets
- Exam mode

Kanji features
- tons of Kanji related content: meanings, onyomi and kunyomi, kanji radicals, compounding words
- train your muscle memory via hand-writing
- do voice practice by reading aloud
- improve recognition on mix & match tasks

Other nice features:
- Possibility to create custom characters sets
- Customizable calligraphic brush
- Learning statistics

Please note, that only part of the content is available for free, App contains in-app purchases to unlock all content.

What’s New

Version 2.3

Dear friends!
We've added support for writing variants of hiragana characters き, さ, ね,ふ, り,れ, わ. These characters look different in printed and handwritten texts and mainly vary by the number of strokes. Switching between printed and handwritten variants is straightforward and available under the settings button at the bottom left of the Hiragana table.
We hope you find this update helpful :)

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

Xaveice ,

The Best of the Best.

I’m rarely compelled to write reviews but this app is just so good that I had to. If you wanna master hiragana and katakana, this is probably the most efficient system and best design I’ve ever seen for this process. Most apps will make you do shallow recall where they show you a character and you have to pick the right roumanji or type it in, which isn’t that efficient from a memory standpoint. This app makes you recall how to write them with the correct stroke order…which other apps do, but the difficulty curve is perfect, which no other app seems to get right. You learn each in a group (5 characters per group) and it starts by ghost tracing the character which you then have to trace in yourself while the character is visibly on the screen. Then it moves to tracing it for you and then making the trace disappear so you have to memorize what it looked like and then draw, and then finally no tracing where you have to recall it yourself. Each round takes about 10 to 15 minutes so the recognition really gets burned into your brain.

Can’t stress this enough, the design and strategy of this app is AMAZING. Completely worth unlocking the paid version. Thanks y’all. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼


Extremely good for visual learners

Im not someone who usually writes reviews, but I felt like I was obligated to with this app. I love the face how it gets to the point and it doesn’t stretch things out. I also like the face it wont let you move on until you get it right. Ive been looking for a good writing app to practice hiragana without having to already know it, and I’d definitely recommend this one. I don’t exactly do well with flash cards since its just a one-and-done, so Ive been struggling to find an app the doesn’t have those. When I came across this, (I had my doubts at first), but it turned to be a genuinely great learning app if you want to start your japanese language journey.

Kaela M ,

Love this app! But.....

I really love this app. It’s super helpful, and you really get to know the Japanese characters by the time the test comes around. However.... I think it needs to be fix just a little bit for the character “hi” in hiragana... you have to be super accurate for it to mark what you did as correct. I haven’t been able to finish that section because it keeps repeating “hi” over and over again, and I can only get it super accurate so many times... and e more you get it wrong the more it undoes you’re progress, and I should only have three more to do till the exam, but I get it wrong once or twice and now I have 5 more to do... that character is super sensitive... please fix it! And hopefully no other characters are like that!

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