Play the free demo!If you like the demo, buy the full game and continue from your last save point!Learning should be an adventureDialogue changes from English to Japanese as you learn and progress in this comedic RPG backed by professional Japanese voice acting.
Learn Japanese RPG: Hiragana Forbidden Speech is aimed at anime fans with little to no Japanese ability, but any beginner may enjoy and benefit, even those who have studied Japanese and hiragana before. This is a full introductory Japanese course and adventure all in one. We've made the game we wanted to play when we were first learning Japanese.What will I learn?How to read, write, and pronounce hiragana
Hiragana is a set of characters used to write Japanese words.
Over 240 common Japanese words used in anime
Enough grammar to understand basic Japanese sentences How will I learn?Mild Immersion
Our frustration with other Japanese learning games is that while they teach hiragana and words, they rarely (if ever) use these learnings in actual conversations. Almost everything is out of context. A random character, word, or sentence here or there. On the other hand, trying to learn Japanese by watching anime or reading manga is overwhelming (for a beginner).
We try to strike a balance between these two worlds. This game strives for “Mild Immersion.” We want to immerse you in Japanese as much as possible, but only beginner Japanese. We want you to feel confident that any Japanese that comes your way is something you’ve been taught and are capable of understanding at a basic level.
Small Step Immersion
This game also strives for “Small Step Immersion.” We want to immerse you in Japanese one small step at a time. After learning a new hiragana, you will soon learn words spelled with that hiragana and immediately start seeing and hearing those words in dialogue and battle. Slowly, but surely, your vocabulary and reading ability will grow as the game gently immerses you, more and more.
We believe context, immersion, and fun are key to effective learning. This game isn't just an RPG with Japanese flashcard-type battles. It is much more.How this all works in practiceFirst, you will learn hiragana by using them in battles. A hiragana appears and you type in the related roumaji (English character) to attack foes. Each hiragana can be leveled up. The higher its level, the less often it will appear in battle.
Second, after learning a new hiragana, you will learn words spelled with that hiragana. Each word will expand your vocabulary and strengthen your grasp on the hiragana. They will also appear in battles and level up like hiragana.
Third, the game's Adaptive Dialogue System will introduce the words you learn into dialogue. Most dialogue is voiced by professional Japanese voice actors. You will hear and see how words fit together to form sentences and experience the use of words in various situations.
Fourth, there are 50+ brief in-game tutorials that will teach you word usage, basic grammar, and a number of Japanese language concepts. However, our emphasis is on learning by doing.What is the Adaptive Dialogue System and how will it help me?
The Adaptive Dialogue System helps you learn by doing. It determines whether to show dialogue in Japanese or English based on your current knowledge. The more Japanese words and grammar you learn, the more dialogue will appear in Japanese!
For example, consider the following sentence: "doko iku?" (Where are we going?)
If you don't know one of the words "doko" (where) or "iku" (go, going), then this sentence will be shown in English. This is to avoid frustrating you with content you haven't yet learned.
However, if you know both words, it will be written in Japanese hiragana.
Pressing a button displays the "roumaji" of the sentence. Roumaji uses the English alphabet to describe Japanese sounds. A second press displays the English translation.
FeaturesProfessional Japanese voice acting (Over 4000 lines of spoken dialogue)
Teaches Japanese starting from zero
Teaches all the most common hiragana
Teaches over 240+ Japanese words commonly used in anime
Teaches word usage and Japanese grammar (over 50 tutorials)
Adaptive Dialogue System gets you reading Japanese fast without being overwhelmed
Real-time battles and humorous dialogue make learning fast and fun
Gradual Reveal Dialogue System lets you conveniently check your reading comprehension
All Hiragana Mode lets advanced adventurers immerse themselves instantly in a deeper Japanese experience
Battle drills can be disabled at any time
Level up controls allow you to adjust the pace of your learning
Disable automatic voice over to practice reading comprehension easily
16-20 hours of gameplayTremendous replay value. Game adjusts Japanese content to your level from the very beginning
ProviderStudy Bunny Games LLC
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