Kana Practice is an application designed to help you memorize how to read and write the Japanese Hiragana and Katakana alphabets.

The writing portion has a unique stroke checker that will check your stroke order and positioning and pass/fail you based on how close you were to the original strokes. All Kana come compete with full stroke order animations.

Kana Practice also uses the Leitner-SRS card based repetition system that makes sure you play the cards you get stuck on more frequently. This maximizes your learning time and efficiency.

Please, please, please. If you are having issues, contact and we will work with you to address them. With so many versions of iOS and devices now, there it's impossible to test on them all, but we are dedicated to fixing any issues quickly. Thank you.

What’s New

Version 3.9

Added support for dark mode.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Amy G Lopez ,

What I needed

As a visual/tactile learner this is exactly what I was looking for. It doesn't include sounds, but I can get that elsewhere. The provided symbols aren't drawn as nicely as I would have liked, but the point is to remember the different characters and not specific ways of writing them. I can select which specific characters I want to practice. I'm presented with the Roman characters I need to write, and if I need a reminder I can press a button to see an outline. It's limited but perfect for me.

jpjunkie ,


If you're like me, even if you've been studying Japanese for while you sometimes forget some of the kana (especially Katakana). Having this application makes it possible for me to practice those kana I don't write very often or are hard to remember. For that, it's well worth a dollar.

JayBee NOLA ,

Complete crap!

Don't waste your buck. This is completely useless. You have to draw the characters the exact size and shape as their templates for each character - but their templates are sloppy and inaccurate. On top of it there is no context, like how to pronounce the character (how hard is it to drop an audio file into each character?) or even how the character is used in words. It completely removes the act of creating the characters from language - you could be learning how to tag gang symbols for all this program teaches you about Japanese.

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