Japanese Learning: Kanji, Kana 4+

Practice Handwriting Exercises

Olena Bachurina

Designed for iPad

    • 4.9 • 1.2K 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 2.2

Dear friends!
We have finally added content for JLPT N3. It includes over 360 new kanjis and about 2200 compound words.
We hope you find this update helpful and enjoy your Japanese learning.
Please let us know at support@robokana.com if you noticed any inconsistency or mistake in the App. We appreciate your feedback!

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K 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. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

FACE (((o(*゚▽゚*)o))) ,

Amazing but so annoying

I love this app, I’m taking Japanese 1 this semester and it’s helped me memorized things on the go. The only thing that just annoys me so much is the fact that if you don’t get the stroke order perfectly but know the character it resets your progress little by little. Then I just have that one stroke order stuck in my head slowly forgetting the one I previously memorized. Then there’s the fact that if you have different devices even if it’s linked to the same iTunes account it won’t save the progress to the other device. But those are my only complaints. You guys should make an app or section for kanji too, would definitely buy 😆!

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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