KanjiPictoGraphix: Essential Kanji Mnemonics for Learning Japanese
By Renkara Media Group, Inc.
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
KanjiPictoGraphix: Essential Kanji Mnemonics for Learning Japanese combines proven mnemonics with gorgeous color illustrations in an insightful and elegant application for your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Learning with Mnemonics
Japanese children traditionally learn kanji, the characters of written Japanese, by drawing each kanji repeatedly until it has been memorized. KanjiPictoGraphix offers a different, visual approach where vivid illustrations are used to associate a kanji with its meaning.
The idea is powerful, yet simple. Start with a drawing that closely resembles and captures the meaning of a kanji. Then, when seeing the kanji on its own, the drawing is recalled automatically, along with its associated meaning.
Kanji characters are often composed of symbolic elements which are visible in other related kanji. For example, the element of "fire" can be seen in the kanji characters for autumn, charcoal, burn, and extinguish. Within the application, these elements are thematically organized into groups such as "Nature", "Food", "Animals", "Human", and "Place". Exploring related kanji is easy with the intuitive filtering features.
KanjiPictoGraphix contains 611 of the Jōyō Kanji, the guide to characters compiled by the Japanese Ministry of Education. Learning these kanji is an excellent step towards mastering written Japanese. For each of these kanji, stroke diagrams are included, as well as the on yomi and kun yomi readings presented in both kana and romanji. Each kanji includes additional related vocabulary.
• Original Color Illustrations
611 beautifully drawn illustrations make learning kanji a visual delight.
• Optimized Artwork for the Retina Display
High resolution artwork is provided to take advantage of the gorgeous Retina Display.
• Helpful Mnemonics
Each kanji has a thoughtful and memorable mnemonic.
• Comprehensive Stroke Diagrams
Stroke diagrams are included for each kanji. The strokes are highlighted with an indication of where to begin each. In total, almost 3,000 diagrams have been rendered.
Vocabulary words are provided for each kanji. The application contains over 3,600 total vocabulary terms.
On yomi and kun yomi kana readings are included in kana and in romanji.
• Logical, Thematic, and Structural Organization
Kanji are organized by elements, color, stroke count, grade, and pack.
• Search and Sort
Search kanji by English or Japanese readings, or by Jōyō number. Sort kanji by stroke count, color, grade, or pack.
• Comprehensive Guide
Built-in documentation helps you get started quickly and learn the essentials of kanji and Japanese.
All content is contained within the application - no network connection is required.
KanjiPictoGraphix: Essential Kanji Mnemonics for Learning Japanese is copyrighted by Renkara Media Group. Content and illustrations used in the application are copyrighted by Michael Rowley and Stone Bridge Press and reproduced with permission.
Outstanding app - THE best app for learning kanji
I'm a real user, BTW...
I had the book for 1 year now but opened it only once or twice - no time and inconvenient to carry around.
But bought this app immediately after it was launched. Price was a bit steep, but I wanted the app so badly to replace the book I never really used.
Well designed app, great functionality, outstanding!!!
It is well worth the price if you're serious about learning kanji. It is merely the price of an average meal and is worth every penny.
Using this on a daily basis, wherever you are is invaluable and the knowledge will last and benefit one a lifetime.
I was very frustrated for a long time waiting for this app and because of the lack of feedback regarding the missed release date (a promised on the website).
But in the end it was worth the wait.
Being able to study with this method whenever you have the chance and wherever you are is HUGE!
Love the functionality, the graphics, the flow, the layout. Well thought out.
Kudos to the designer/programmer!!!
Now looking forward to more kanjis as I make my way through the 600+ currently available.
Thank you for an awesome tool in learning Kanji!!!
Almost as good as the most excellent book
If you are an English speaker learning Japanese, this is a super helpful tool to help you absorb and differentiate kanji, and start to categorize them. The demonstration of stroke sequence also helps to see how the kanji is constructed. I've been a fan for years of the original book (get it!), and this is a great supplement if you are an iOS user. This app won't be the only thing you can use while studying Japanese, but it will vastly accelerate your reading and writing understanding as a supplement to a class or other text. This is well worth the cost. Thank you for making such a high quality app.
Save your money
I'm not sure why this has so many high ratings, my guess is that they're not an actual customer. I bought this $13 app with hopes that it would help me remember kanji. My first thought when reviewing this app before buying was "$13 for only 611 kanji?" Because I've found apps that helped learn 2000 kanji and were free. But I decided that I'd give it a try.
I should have listened my doubt.
Everything moves in flashcard form (So it's not digital; pretty cheap format)
The pictures aren't as good as they could be either. Some of them don't have anything to do with the kanji.
Please don't waste your money on this app. There are better websites and apps that can help.
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- Category: Education
- Released: Dec 21, 2011
- Version: 1.0.0
- Size: 124 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Renkara Media Group, Inc.
- © 2013 Renkara Media Group, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), and iPod touch (6th generation).