Learn to read and write Japanese Katakana in less than one hour! Read the reviews right here. It works.

● Complete system for learning Katakana fast.
● Reading and Listening Quiz modes.
● NEW! Dr. Moku now talks you through each learning screen.
● Write with your finger on screen then check it against the correct animation.
● Reading Practice! Much requested and finallly here.
● Audio reference chart for Dakuten, Handakuten and Yoon.
● Offline Audio Phrasebook!
● Video demo with recap quiz.
● NEW! Word Search Game.

"After a half hour, I was blazing through each exercise: highly recommended for beginners". - The Huffington Post

“I came across Dr. Moku's Hiragana Mnemonics....Thirty minutes later I had memorized all Hiragana". -

Mnemonics are memory tricks that use humor or a memorable personal connection to help you fix and break associations so your brain has no choice but to remember.

Perfect for the complete beginner, young or old, this is the foolproof and definite way to master the first steps in learning Japanese.

Each screen presents a Katakana character along with a mnemonic clue and audio clip. Read the clue, listen to the clip and move on to the next one. The alternating bold colors will 'reset' your brain so you start fresh with each character. Then take a quiz! You will be amazed at your ability to recall Katakana after just a few minutes.

Psst! Our long awaited Kanji app is now available!

What’s New

Version 2.2

Fixed an audio issue and minor UI tweaks.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
9 Ratings
9 Ratings
Pinkrose1422 ,


Amazing app! I honestly learned Hiragana and katakana within an hour each. (One hour for Hiragana. Another hour for katakana). It was truly helpful and fun to learn.

They even have a small update that lets you play cross word puzzles so you can also practice your Japanese and some vocabulary (there isn’t much vocabulary but it does get you started on learning).

ILoveMyWolly ,

Not worth the money.

While this app is a helpful and useful tool for learning the Japanese kana, it is not worth the money in comparison to other teaching resources.
It would be more useful if you could pick and choose the specific kana that you need to review, rather than having to start from the very bottom every time.

This app is just OK.

SoIex ,


Both this app and the hiragana app are amazing. Super easy to learn just by going through a few times whenever you’re waiting around.
Absolutely worth the price.


Bob Byrne
73.5 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Bob Byrne


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