I wonder if you can recommend any fun Japanese apps with easy kanji? I’d love to improve my reading by playing games but I’m not really advanced yet so if you know any free app that you love, please let me know. ありがとう:purple_heart:
Anything Dragon Quest has furigana if you set your phone to Japanese.
You might enjoy KawaiiNihongo and KawaiiDungeon
here are the apple app store links (it seems to be available on Android too)
KawaiiNihongo is a cute introductory Japanese learning app. I’m not sure it’d even cover N5 entirely, but it’s a cute and fun start. I don’t recall having any complaints with it other than it’s short.
KawaiiDungeon is a new sister app with more quiz-like gameplay. The first 2 chapters cover kana, but you can skip to where the kanji start. It’s a timed test atmosphere. It’s free, just like KawaiiNihongo. If it had been available 2-3 years ago, I might have used it to start my Japanese vocab learning instead of WaniKani (just as a way to get some basics down). I suspect that it doesn’t cover an extensive amount of vocab. In fact, the description says it only covers 1k words from N5 and N4. Not bad for a free app though. Overall WK will take you farther and deeper kanji and vocab wise, but if you want something cute and fun, I think it fits the bill.
Is ねこあつめ still a thing?
This looks interesting.
I like shiritori.
This seems like it has Japanese, but uh…
There are also some free japanese games online you could play, but not on mobile, I think.
I have nostalgia for KawaiiNihongo. I don’t know how I found it, but it is what got me back into Japanese
I use KawaiiNihongo, KawaiiDungeon, J-crosswords, and Lingo Legend (language learning RPG card game) apps. There is also Crystal Hunters which is a manga that teaches Japanese and has a free guide that goes with each volume. Crystal Hunters will definitely help in improving your reading ability for sure.
Nice thread Didn’t know about these apps. Just checked J-crosswords and that one is great.
Not sure if you were specifically looking for Japanese text / kanji reading practice, but if Japanese audio exposure would help at all, there are a couple fun rhythm games.
I used to play Love Live!School idol festival a lot. With the US version, the dialogue is still in Japanese (as are the songs) but the text is in English.
Haven’t tried this in a while, but I think if you’re on Android you can also still get the Japanese version (with Japanese text as well) using the apk from Qoo-app.