Learn Japanese! - Kanji provides a fast and easy way to learn the Kanji.

Features include:
- Lessons include both On and Kun readings
- Levels cover JLPT Kanji lists
- Easy show and quiz style teaching Method.
- English to Japanese and Japanese to English.
- Easily review previously learned lessons.
- Audio pronunciation.
- Network access not required.

What's New

Version 1.0.16

Minor updates and improvements.

Feedback is always welcome! Please email me at

Ratings and Reviews

4 out of 5

54 Ratings

54 Ratings

has a few issues, but still amazing


I love this app. The “review past due” option gives you kanji to review at just the right rate and focusses on the kanji you have been getting wrong.

Issues with it:
It takes longer and longer to open up the lessons page as you progress: For me it took a full minute for the “group 3” page under N2 to open.

Sometimes you’ll be presented with two right answers under the review section and it’ll keep on asking you them because you’ll keep on getting them wrong just by chance. For example, おる and おれる are both coded to have “to break” as the correct answer.

Two or so lessons have been glitching out at a certain stage in the lesson which prevents me from being able to do the remaining lessons in the group. Luckily you can still start on the following group. A final, minor nitpick: the app seems to pronounce the combination しょ as しよ.

Despite the above downfalls, this app is incredible. It makes it almost effortless to learn. If it were updated I’d spend up to $100 on it, but even in it’s current stage the $10 price (or whatever it was) to unlock every level is still a steal.

Not a very in-depth review, but good app


As a long-time learner of Japanese and wanting to increase my vocabulary, I felt like this would be a good way to increase my hearing and reading vocab.

What I wish is I could get a more immersive option. Seeing an English word spelled out kind of yanks me out of learning and stuffs me into decoding.. which isn't the worst problem (intransitive and transitive can be a big deal), but I kinda want to be able to learn a little more outside of the context of English.

I know for many words that's more difficult for verbals, but for things like nominals it could easily be represented with pictures; image association instead of decoding English equivalents would, I think, help the process tremendously for more visual learners.

Could be great


I think the layout of this app is great, and I have been using it as a supplementary resource. With a few fixes, it could be a really excellent kanji resource.

1) there are a few errors (e.g. 明い as 「あい」, where it should be 「明るい」, and though they are infrequent, they make me paranoid that the all could have me memorizing an incorrect reading without the user knowing.

2) as another reviewer wrote, there are often prompts that are the same for different words, so you can’t distinguish them and have to guess. E.g “to turn” is used for both 回る and 回す, without distinguishing that one is transitive and one is intransitive, so it’s really just a matter of guessing lucky.

3) it would be great to alternate the reviews so that it isn’t just English words prompting. The learning stage uses a mixture of prompts (kanji, English, hiragana), and yet in the review phase it seems to be pretty much just English. I’d love to be prompted with kanji to test my reading.

I do appreciate this app and want to give it a high rating, but I really really really wish these edits were made to make it excellent!


Howell Peebles
29.1 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Howell Peebles
In-App Purchases
  1. All Levels $9.99
  2. Level 1 $1.99
  3. Level 2 $1.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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