A game that also teaches you something!

Learn to read Japanese Hiragana and Katakana characters in a fun chip-tune adventure! Not just for people who want to learn Japanese, this is a game anyone can enjoy.

Progress through six different worlds remembering patterns and tapping in time to an all original catchy soundtrack. Learn how to recognize the shapes and sounds of each character in the Hiragana and Katakana alphabets. Learn them all and be able to easily read and pronounce Japanese words!

* Six different worlds and themes
* 208 Characters
* Nearly 200 missions for each alphabet
* 5 gameplay types that challenge you in different ways
* No ads
* All-original score

Note: Currently, this is not an app for teaching words or phrases, but instead teaches how to recognize characters, and read them out as words.

Help us to add more features and modes through the in-game link.

What's New

Version 1.58

Now runs on iOS 9.
Added new piece of music to celebrate the launch of our latest game, "The Last Vikings"!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
225 Ratings
225 Ratings

Wow a real 10/10

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If you are a little suspicious about this game and possibly this review, just hold your mammaries and hear me out. This game is so fun and very wonderful and actually helps you learn instead of just putting it on your mind to only forget about later. It actually does stick to your memory. And if you know what undertale is, you will think that the little avatar looks a little like Frisk😂. I will recommend this game to a lot of my friends. It's very fun, the songs are catchy, it's creative and cute. If you have time to pick up an iPhone you have time to download this game and learn your hiragana. 😋👌🏽💯

A real help


I’ve been learning hiragana and katakana for a little while now, and this really helps. A big problem for me is translating quickly. Most times I have to think about each character for a bit. This helps me think on the spot and translate faster. Plus it’s super fun! I was really expecting it to be more expensive to unlock everything, so $2 was a nice surprise! I’d definitely recommend another source to go with this though because there’s no stroke order or anything like that, but overall a great game and a great way to help learn Japanese characters! Thanks!

Brilliant way to teach and learn!


Really impressed with this! Enjoyable and very effective.

EDIT: I've had some time to play with this, and I feel there are a couple of issues with it. The biggest one is that it feels like the difficulty escalates much too quickly. I went from doing a mildly paced song with two characters to a fast song with five characters! I sometimes have a problem just remembering what order she says them in because they're so rapid.

The songs, though really great, have irregular beats, which I think throws off my timing a little. It might benefit from starting with steady rhythmic songs first.


Springloaded Pte. Ltd.
94.8 MB
Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2012 Springloaded
In-App Purchases
  1. Mega Pack $1.99
  2. Hiragana Mission Pack $0.99
  3. Katakana Mission Pack $0.99


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