Hiragana and Katakana are a phonetic based writing system in the Japanese language. It is the equivalent of the English alphabet, and is considered the foundation for learning the Japanese language as a whole.
Translate the Hiragana/Katakana characters to move paddles and keep the ball bouncing as long as you can! The ball starts out slow so even beginners can play, but it speeds up and adds obstacles as the game progresses, keeping it interesting for even experts of the language. Whether you're trying to learn Japanese from scratch or improve your recognition speed with something a little more interesting than flash cards, this game is an excellent and fun way to practice!
Compete against yourself with High Scores!
Customize which symbols appear in the game!
Hear the pronunciation of the Hiragana and Katakana (requires Text-To-Speech software)
Beginner mode for those just starting to learn
Tips explaining basic grammar and language patterns
Access a quick reference chart, even during mid-game
Developed by J. O. King
Art by Keita Kazo