125 Kanji strong and still growing! Learn Japanese and Korean in record time with animated mnemonics

Everybody learns differently and Visual Learners often struggle with new languages.

Learn to read, write and speak Japanese Hiragana & Katakana, Korean Hangul and Arabic in record time with Dr. Moku's animated flashcards. Come back to practice with quizzes or to look up a character's sound or shape in seconds.

How will Dr. Moku work for you?

• Unforgettable animated stories and characters.
• Bite-sized lessons and recaps make learning each alphabet easy.
• Mnemonics are a proven language learning technique.
• Learn how to write each character with animated stroke orders.
• Sample words with audio and translations to aid pronunciation.
• Practice Modes: Reading, Listening, and Combo quiz modes help you brush up when needed.
• Audio Charts: each alphabet has a handy reference chart with pronunciation samples.
• Save tricky Hiragana, Katakana, and Hangul flashcards to a list and revise them easily with Autoplay.
• 1000 Essential Japanese and Korean Words and Phrases with audio recorded by native speakers.
• Free app with no annoying third•party ads. Nice.

Dr. Moku's teaching method is perfect for complete beginners to learn Japanese and Korean Hangul without rote memorization.

Mnemonics are memory tricks that help you remember and retrieve abstract concepts. By focussing on Dr. Moku's mnemonic clues, audio, and imagery, your will brain will auto•magically associate the shape of the character with the sound.

Learn the Japanese alphabets (Hiragana and Katakana) on your own and in record time. Master the Korean alphabet (Hangul) quickly and slickly with minimal effort.

Don’t you hate when companies claim to make learning fun?

There really is nothing "fun" about learning languages.

There’s definitely satisfaction in impressing friends, passing exams, and using your language skills in the real world but the fun comes in the time you save by finding the right learning method.

Dr. Moku strives to make learning languages painless and effective so you have more time to create your own fun.

Studying sucks. Memorization stinks. Mnemonics work.

The first Dr. Moku app was published way back in 2010, it was primitive and clunky but it helped tens of thousands of people to learn Hiragana and Katakana without the pain of rote memorization.

This new app is the start of a whole new chapter. The vision is to gradually add new languages and subjects using the same mnemonic techniques.

Download it now and start learning in seconds.

What’s New

Version 1.1.34

Arabic Alphanoidz has been published!
New IAP choices added.
CTA actions added for introduction sections.
UX improved.
Reported bugs are fixed.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

kylahlark ,


i downloaded this today and so far i am learning japanese basics pretty fast with the examples they give me to remember. thanks a lot for this. the only reason i wanna give this a 4 star rating is because some of the audio on the app is low quality and i cant tell which word theyre saying therefore i get the answers wrong. from how much ive used this app in a day thats all the complaints so yea

Juday_M ,


This application is very helpful in my understanding of the Korean language.

Developer Response ,

Oh thanks! We are adding some new Korean learning content soon. Thanks for the lovely review.

just-peachy-21 ,

Very Helpful for Visual Learners

I am a visual learner and have been coming up with ways to try and help me memorize Hiragana and Katakana. I have tried a lot of different Japanese language learning apps/books and while they were good, nothing was really making all of the various characters remain in my memory, some were just too visually similar. I heard about this app via YouTube and decided to give it a go. So far it’s helped me a lot! Each character has its own unique matching image which makes it easy to distinguish between one another.

Some improvements for the future since this is a newer app would be cross syncing if you have the app on multiple devices, I have an account but it doesn’t seem like it carries it to my iPad. It’s not a huge deal since I don’t mind redoing lessons as it helps reinforce things but if you favorite something it doesn’t appear on my other device. I have also had a bug appear a few times after purchasing where items have a lock even though I bought full access, clicking restore purchase fixes it, and it still lets me into lessons when it does appear but it might be something to look into.

I still even with the few small improvements/criticisms give the app 5 stars as it’s very helpful for my learning style, and would be very helpful to other visual learners.

Developer Response ,

Hello! Thank you so much for this detailed review and kind words. We are releasing a new update to help improve the purchasing vs purchased conflict. Would you mind if I use part of your review in a little promotional thing? Please mail me at to work out the details. Cheers!

In-App Purchases

The Complete Bundle
ALL available packs and ALL future packs
All Japanese Content
Hiragana, Katakana and Japanese Phrasebook!
All Korean Content
Hangul Pack & Korean Phrasebook!
Hiragana Content Pack
ALL Content, Practice Modes and Audio Charts
Katakana Content Pack
ALL Content, Practice Modes and Audio Charts
125 Kanji including JLPT N5 and Joyo Grade.

App Privacy

The developer, Byrne Bob, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

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

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