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Learn Japanese To Survive! Hiragana Battle

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Learn Japanese To Survive! Hiragana Battle is an educational game that is the ideal introductory course to the Japanese language!

You’re reading this page now because you have more than a passing interest in learning Japanese. Maybe you’ve tried learning it before, but never had any luck? That’s completely normal, so don’t worry! Learning a language can be daunting. And with a language like Japanese, full of strange and wonderful written characters, you might not even know where to start.

You need a learning tool that’s going to keep you interested, challenge you at the right pace, and most importantly, keep you coming back for more.

That’s why Learn Japanese To Survive! Hiragana Battle was made! This isn’t just educational software – this is a full-blown RPG specifically designed to keep you engaged. By playing along, you’re going to be introduced to the Japanese language like never before.

Learn how to read and write Japanese characters (Hiragana) at a steady pace. There’s a new set of characters to learn each chapter, and your revision takes place on the battlefield! If your knowledge is up to scratch, you’ll claim victory in exciting strategic battles. If you’re falling behind, you have the opportunity to revisit specific chapters and brush up on your knowledge.

As a bonus, you’ll also learn common Japanese words and phrases and important grammar points!

What is Hiragana?

Hiragana is the basic writing system used in Japanese. Japanese actually combines 3 different sets of characters to form written works – Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji. This game focuses solely on Hiragana, the foundation. By learning Hiragana, you can write and pronounce nearly any Japanese word.


  • An exciting story based on the concept of learning Japanese. As the characters in the story learn Hiragana, you learn along with them!
  • Learn every single Hiragana character, with detailed instructions on how to read and write each character.
  • Visual animations displaying how to write each character.
  • Audio speech examples demonstrate how to pronounce each character.
  • Exciting gameplay with familiar RPG elements – collect items, complete quests, engage in battles!
  • Earn experience points and level up your characters.
  • Revise completed lessons to brush up on your knowledge.
  • In-game quizzes to test what you’re learning.
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Sleepy Duck
Sleepy Duck
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Not rated

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: Mac OSX 10.10 or better
  • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo or better
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Compatible OpenGLR
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: 1280 x 720 or higher display

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7/8/8.1/10 (32bit/64bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo or better
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 9/OpenGL 4.1 capable GPU
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: 1280 x 720 or higher display
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Last Modified: Nov 1, 2023

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Learn Japanese To Survive! Hiragana Battle reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
the beginning is drawn out forever. then it plays ok, even if clumsy from the interface perspective. however, I have practised some hiragana before. i was just looking for another channel to keep me busy with japanese. so i made practically no mistakes (you must identify hiragana syllables to defeat demons). all off a sudden my party of 4 "heroes" got eliminated in just one fight starting from being 100% healthy despite I did not make any mistakes. I smell a rat! technically the game had only covered 10 percent of what it had to cover, so why not make it unwinnable at that point? I doubt there is anyghing programmed ahead of the farm level. even if there was there is no point in letting the playere die over and over again if he fullfills the major goal of the game (which is identifying hiragana characters). so - dont buy folks! invest your money in the "human japanese app" or "dr. moku"
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Microsoft from Deutsch
The most Important thing beforehand: Dear Manufacturers, please get your Game ready for Katakana quickly! You definitely have a Buyer. But now to the actual Report: I bought this Game because I was always interested in Japan and wanted to learn the Characters. Unfortunately, it is just the case that you quickly forget them again when you no longer actively learn them or that after a short Time you have no Desire to memorize them stupids. That'S why I thought this Game was an interesting Alternative to The Index card and it is. + You start with a Set of Characters and you learn new Sets over Time. + The Story won't win an Oscar, but it's entertaining enough to keep playing. + The Graphics are apt. Fans of old JRPGs ala Final Fantasy In particular will rejoice. + The Price is more than fair-Generally, the Game is very repetitive. You learn a new Set of Characters and then go to an Area where you are primarily attacked by these Characters, which you defeat by throwing their Translation at their Head. When that's done, you learn more Characters, go into a new Area, translates the learned Characters etc.-Unfortunately no Replay Value-Language unfortunately only in English I'm of Course aware that you only learn through Repetition, but would be a little more Variety Funny. Maybe bring In opponents that you don't defeat by Translation, but in old FF fashion. However, this is Criticism at a very high Level. Another Criticism is that each Area has its own Set of characters that attack as a matter of priority, which means that if I want to repeat an old Set, I have to go to Areas that no longer provide Experience points or are technically perfect for Storing. Have become irrelevant. It would be nicer that created Areas simply house all Signs with the same Probabilities. Summa Summarum: A Game that I enjoyed a lot and which I will often start to practice. Tl; dR: Buy it! You will NOT be able to speak Japanese as a result, but you will be able to read and write Hiragana. But Beware, the Game is completely in English. Dear Developers, please translate your next Title! If necessary, get in touch with me, then I do:D MfG The Triangle Pot
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