A downloadable game for Windows

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BE WARNED: This is no real learning software. If you want a professional guide to the japanese language, look somewhere else. 
Instead, this is a journey. Most of all, a journey of imagination. And that imagination COULD lead to learning a lot of stuff. 


MONSTERS OF KANJI is a simple oldschool RPG. It is filled to the brim with secrets and collectables. Most of them come in the form of Japanese kanji or vocabulary. For those interested in the language this serves as a great way to review their knowledge. For everyone else these collectables unlock alternate color skins for the main characters. But never are any of them mandatory to complete the game. MONSTERS OF KANJI is meant to be played by Japanese enthusiasts as well as any JRPG-fan who doesn't have a clue what "sugoi" means.


For a long time MARTY and his two friends KET and TOBI have lived a happy life at the COZY CLIFFS. But one day, a monster appears in the nearby forest. And soon after, MARTY's friends are suddenly gone. 

The boy has to leave his cozy home to go out into the world where he will meet interesting characters, dangerous monsters and an enemy that will turn everything MARTY knows about himself upside down. 



- 20+ hours of oldschool RPG gameplay 
- 1 huge world map with over 100 locations 
- 6 characters to level up 
- over 15 dangerous bosses 
- over 80 hidden MEMORY DISCS that tell the story of the strange world MARTY lives in 
- 37 more or less unique sidequests 
- CARA the crow helps you learn another 100 kanji with her signs 
- 1900 words to collect and memorize 
- the ANCIENT ARCHIVE provides a chance to review every monster, kanji and word that you have discovered 



Buy Now$5.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

monsters of kanji_1.1.zip 407 MB
help.txt 585 bytes

Download demo

monsters of kanji_demo.zip 405 MB

Development log


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Man, the monster designs in this game are sick! :0 Reminds me of the MOTHER series!

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THANK YOU! :) :) :) Makes me so happy! I have played those games countless times. Mother 3 might be one of my favourite games ever and it certainly influenced me a lot. Most of MONSTERS OF KANJI is looking all sweet and light hearted. Until it eventually doesn't anymore... There's a lot about confronting fears and dealing with loss in here. Only most people don't know about that because it takes so long to get to that point :) Thanks again for making my day! :)

I hope this becomes available on Mac/OS! I'd love to play this and support you! 😊


Thank you! I know...Mac/OS is something I would love to do, but you'd actually need one to make a proper build. If this ever happens, I'll let you know for sure! Thanks for showing interest anyway :) :)

You don't actually need to own a Mac to build for a Mac! If you only need to use a Mac for incredibly short bursts, you can use a cloud service like MacinCloud, which have development tools preinstalled and configured for just this purpose.

Uuuhhh. That sounds exciting. I'll look into that. Thanks!!