The Most Incredible Article About Kanji Tetris You’ll Ever Read

Actually, there’s a better article about it here

What is Kanji Tetris, you ask?  Why it’s simply the best way a struggling Japanese language student can learn Kanji by matching certain radicals to make more complex Kanji.

Here’s an idea of what it looks like.  Click on the image below to watch the video.

A “radical” is the “root” of a kanji.  All kanji have one radical.
For instance, if you look at the kanji for “time:” 時  the radical is 日 which means “sun.” I’m not gonna get into a lesson about radicals at this time, especially since I’m just learning Japanese myself.  If you’d like to learn more about them here’s a good website to check out.
The point is that this is probably the best way to learn kanji that I’ve ever seen and when I learn more about writing in Japanese I would be sure to look this up.

Twitter user @aramatypo has created a video that shows gameplay of the above-described game.  The problem is that it doesn’t exist.

It’s just an animation of proposed gameplay created by @aranatypo.

According to the reporting website SoraNews24, the amount of coding for this game would be tremendous but a facebook user has apparently found a game that does exactly what is too complicated to make.

The name of the game is “Kanji Drop” and here is an example of gameplay.  The video starts off a little blurry but you’ll soon get the idea.


If you’re fairly proficient in Japanese and want to practice your kanji, click here.

But I don’t report this stuff to myself; I report to you, and I would love to know what games would be great for a budding Japanese learner like myself?

Post your answers in the comments and let me know!