This app is for learning basic Japanese writing.

•includes cards for Hiragana and Katakana
•almost 900 of the most common words for beginners
•get a card right and it's taken out of the drill
•get it wrong and it's shuffled back in
•learn cards 10 at a time
•test yourself Japanese to English, or English to Japanese
•you may choose which individual cards make up each deck

Practise every day and feel the excitement as your vocabulary grows.

What’s New

Version 2.0

No more in-app purchases. All the decks in this app are now free.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

BTk33 ,

Awesome first step in learning Japanese.

I've been self studying Japanese for a while now and I've downloaded and used just about every Japanese learning app there is, but for learning kana this one was the best by far. It's easy to use, extensive with content and add free. If you are just starting to learn Japanese and you have zero knowledge about any of it, I've been there and it's daunting. My best tip is to first learn Hiragana and Katakana before diving into grammar and vocabulary, and this app is perfect for that first step in learning Japanese. Plus, once you've learned the kana this app also has 920 more vocabulary flash cards for you to practice your reading, and extend your knowledge, and they're all completely free which is very rare, you don't have to pay for a "deluxe version" or anything like that. So let me save you the time in looking for a better Japanese flash card app. This has by far been the best free Japanese app in all my days of searching.

Vccowan ,

I learned to read Japanese!

I used this app in 2015 to learn hiragana and katakana before a trip to Japan, and it was spectacular. I had the alphabets down in only a few weeks! Even if you don't know how to speak Japanese, learning to read Katakana can still help you greatly as most katakana words are English cognates. I still use this regularly to keep up my skills.

CalozKillin ,

Utilitarian – Does exactly what it advertises and does it well

There are other Japanese language learning apps/tech/tools out there.

There are other flashcard apps. Most other apps try to cram in as many features as possible to make it a one-stop shop.

When I searched "Katakana flashcards" I had one specific purpose in mind: finding a simple app to quiz me on memorizing these characters and nothing more.

This app does what it says. It's very simple. Flashcards don't need to be complex. It serves its function well. Worth the $1 or $2.


Paul Stevenson
3.6 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. Last 10, Just the Card $0.99
  2. Buy Us a Coffee? $1.99
  3. Thanks $0.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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