Learn Japanese…like a Ninja! KanaRunner teaches you all the Japanese Hiragana in a fun and addicting way. If textbooks are too dry, give KanaRunner a try! Or else I’ll keep rhyming.


KanaRunner is a small HTML5 game that is intended to teach the basics of the Japanese Hiragana syllabary. Enemies appear from the right with a Kana over their head and you have to pick the correct reading to hit them with a shuriken! You can also flip it around, so you have to pick the right Kana for a specific reading.


  • Features 100% more Ninjas than flash cards
  • NES-inspired retro graphics
  • Two game modes
  • Achievements and high scores

Play it!