You GOTTA try this d=(*o*)=b


#1

There isn’t that much to say, just that I’m amazed with this Nintendo DS “Game” for Kanji practicing: Kageyama Method - Tadashii Kanji Kakitori-Kun.

Whit this wonderful “thing” you can learn the beloved 常用漢字 (Jouyou Kanji - Daily use Kanj) in an interactive way. Yes… exactly what you just thought: you can write it and be evaluated whether you respected the stroke quantity and order and, last but not least, you get the Kanji information (Kun-On readings, meaning and example sentences).

Here you have some screenshots of what I just told you:



Choosing かきとり mode you’ll be able to learn how to write Kana and Kanji from First Year School to High School levels.


Here, I’m trying a High School Level Kanji:


If you do it respecting the stroke quantity and order you’ll get the following message: 合格 だってばよ!d=(>‘o’<). Of course, you’ll be able to check aditional information of the Kanji you just practiced by clicking the Book icon.

For me, getting a score of more than 80 is okey but I know you (o.O) and I’m sure you’ll try to get the maximum score (100). Good luck and patience with it!


Well… there is much more to tell you about this “I don’t know how to call it… oh well, just Masterpiece”, but I let that job to Yamashita-sensei (everytime I think about a Japanese teacher I believe his name is that, thank you Genki (–3--) ):


See you guys…





Did you really believe I was going to end the post without this? => I know you want me :wink:
The DS Emulator is already configured (rotation, size and filter). Just open the Shortcut, find the Rom (which is next to the shortcut) and 勉強しましょう!

PD: If you have a real Nintendo DS (like me - humbly said) don’t think it twice and get ready to don’t stop using it even in the bathroom (like me - honestly said).

Enjoy it!


Learn to also WRITE kanji! 小学生手書き漢字ドリル
Learn to also WRITE kanji! 小学生手書き漢字ドリル
#2

I love this thing! I have the 2nd one. I play it all the time in the bathroom as well hahahaha! i started out first with grids and shadowing to help then took those off and challenged to make my score high for complete free hand. I also practice on graph paper because it looks pretty when you’ve filled a whole page.


#3

I bought this with my DS when I was in Japan the first time. It was really good for me for the remainder of my student life (3 months); I used the time between classes, waiting for orders at cafes and such to practice. As soon as I started working full time I lost time to use it. 


#4

We use the same emulator.


#5

downloaded. Seems really good from what I’ve used so far.


#6
kanjilover said... I love this thing! I have the 2nd one. I play it all the time in the bathroom as well hahahaha! i started out first with grids and shadowing to help then took those off and challenged to make my score high for complete free hand. I also practice on graph paper because it looks pretty when you've filled a whole page.
 You are a really Kanji Lover. Before I met that game I was so reluctant to write Kanji... but now I love it since it demands reasoning and memory to get it right.

#7
ararara said... I bought this with my DS when I was in Japan the first time. It was really good for me for the remainder of my student life (3 months); I used the time between classes, waiting for orders at cafes and such to practice. As soon as I started working full time I lost time to use it. 
So you were in Japan, studied and worked there... I feel positively jealous x]
Well, you should re-take the game in order to test if you haven't forgotten the writing and meaning of Kanji., I work full time too but I manage to get some little time to commit the crime ;3

#8
kelth said... We use the same emulator.
 Yup, I choose DesMuMe since No$GBA doesn't let you rotate the window and also has nice rendering features.

#9
mrgameraidz said... downloaded. Seems really good from what I've used so far.
 Don't blame me if you get addicted to it, Gaidz (^3^)

#10

Ima just mark this thread so I can find it later when I get the chance to buy this (since even though I have a tablet for my PC the real thing just is better than an emulator).


#11
RayderBlitz said... Ima just mark this thread so I can find it later when I get the chance to buy this (since even though I have a tablet for my PC the real thing just is better than an emulator).
I assure that!
Being able to practice Kanji everytime and everywhere doesn't have a price d=(*o*)...

#12

Why isn’t this on the eShop? :frowning:


#13

Nintendo DS… Do you have something like that for Android?


#14
SteelNextor said...
ararara said... I bought this with my DS when I was in Japan the first time. It was really good for me for the remainder of my student life (3 months); I used the time between classes, waiting for orders at cafes and such to practice. As soon as I started working full time I lost time to use it. 
So you were in Japan, studied and worked there... I feel positively jealous x]
Well, you should re-take the game in order to test if you haven't forgotten the writing and meaning of Kanji., I work full time too but I manage to get some little time to commit the crime ;3
 Hahaha, sorry. While I was there doing a two week intensive language course, I haven't actually lived there for any period, let alone worked there. I had three months left studying when I left Japan, and used it here.

The reason I'm finding WK really good is the way it paces you. I know I don't have to spend more than 10 minutes in a review session, where I find it hard to pick up the DS because it doesn't... if that makes sense.

The advantage of doing this stuff is once you have done a bit of it, you will be able to write 95% of kanji after just looking at it.

#15
SteelNextor said...
kanjilover said... I love this thing! I have the 2nd one. I play it all the time in the bathroom as well hahahaha! i started out first with grids and shadowing to help then took those off and challenged to make my score high for complete free hand. I also practice on graph paper because it looks pretty when you've filled a whole page.
 You are a really Kanji Lover. Before I met that game I was so reluctant to write Kanji... but now I love it since it demands reasoning and memory to get it right.
 That I am! I actually have done RTK1 which solidified my love for writing Kanji. I also do Iknow, but I thought WK would be great for filling in the gaps between the two, and I love that they added stroke order! I still apply the write them as I see them mentality from RTK. :)

#16

I use DS Bimoji Training. It’s not just about getting the stroke order right, after all.



#17

This looks good. I should check the Nintendo Eshop tonight on my Wii U to see if anything takes advantage of that touchscreen like this.

I live in Japan, but I don’t have a DS yet. I’ve though about getting the New 3DS, but just got a Wii U, and I want to get a PS4 sometime as well.


#18

I had this a few years ago but I lost my DS along with this game. I loved it!

I eventually bought a similar kankei game but I don’t think it’s as fun. Still good, though.
I had a look on the Japanese Yahoo Auction site and looks like you can get Kakitorikun 2nd hand for around 1400~2000 yen.
I might check out a few 2nd games stores in my area, too.

What’s great about this and the one I have is that with the lower levels you can learn vocab that aren’t in traditional Japanese textbooks but are words that Japanese children are expected to know.


#19

After seeing this thread I picked this up in a local Book Off for 2000 yen - Complete with the previous owner’s save files!

Edit: Yes, 2000 yen. Not 2000 dollars… sorry.


#20
ryantonys said... After seeing this thread I picked this up in a local Book Off for $2000 yen - Complete with the previous owner's save files!
 "$2000"

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"yen"

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"$"

why