My Japanese Coach

Compatible with Nintendo DS™ (NDS™)
Version: US
Works on all systems sold worldwide, a correct regional account may be required for online features.
USD 0.00
My Japanese Coach
My Japanese Coach
My Japanese Coach
My Japanese Coach
My Japanese Coach


  • Explore Japan as each point of interest opens up your vocabulary
  • Learn to pronounce sounds unique to Japanese by comparing your voice to a native speaker
  • Develop your calligraphy skills as you trace over animations showing the proper way to write in Japanese
  • Participate in mini-games that will test your grasp of the structured lessons featured in the game
  • Use the built in reference tool to look up useful words and phrases


Learn Japanese in a fun and interactive way:
Using carefully structured lessons that guide the player through vocabulary and calligraphy exercises.
The basic pronunciations unique to the Japanese language.
Use the Nintendo DS stylus to write Japanese Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji Characters.
Entertaining and relevant mini-games – play through a series of fun and informative mini-games that reinforces the lesson content for the player.

customer reviews

Average rating:  (4.5 out of 5)
Total votes: 16

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useful for begginers
I found this quite useful for starting off japanese but once you want to continue learning the language it is recommendable to find other sources.
It is still recommendable as one of the best japanese learning games on the ds.
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Rough Interface
The interface is quite rough, clunky and sometimes not intuitive. The DS screen resolution is very low so they should of increased the text size as sometimes the kana is very small and it makes it very difficult to tell the difference between similar ones e.g. か (ka) and が (ga). Even with all its shortcomings it is still reasonably useful when used in conjunction with a real course.
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My Japanese coach
I'm happy about the game, and I've used it a lot since I received it in the mail. I will note however, that it does not give you enough training in using grammar and piecing sentences together. It tells you the main rules, but the games provided focuses more on having you remember the words. Thus, advancing to the next lesson sometimes leaves you still not having mastered the last one. I find it strange that "My Japanese coach" haven't made better use of the games actually provided for sentence-building. (there are several of them in the game, they just don't "update" for every lesson)

On the other hand, My Japanese coach is a great addition to your learning-experience, if you are already using beginner books like "genki" on the side. My Japanese Coach is great for expanding your vocabulary and gives you a bit of extra insight to the meanings of beginner Kanji. It's also quite good for drilling in your Hiragana and katakana even better!

Needless to say, I would buy it again, knowing what I do now! Good luck with your Japanese-training!

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easy and useful
a good addition to other study forms, and a good tool for traveling because of the pretty good dictionary, but not really good enough to be the only source for learning japanese. a great help, and an easy way to learn basics!
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Thanks PA!
The only place where I could find a legit copy of the DS game. Now I can practice my Japanese and hope the come up with an advance level soon!
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