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  • Summary: Learn Japanese using carefully structured lessons that guide the player through vocabulary and calligraphy exercises. Learn 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. [Ubisoft] Expand
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  1. My Japanese Coach is a great idea that's well implemented and definitely worth investing in if you're trying to learn Japanese. Instead of carrying around a heavy dictionary or book, all you need is your pocket-sized DS, and of course a book can't pronounce words or record and playback your own speech.
  2. 70
    Although still not quite placing enough emphasis on the gameplay aspect, My Japanese Coach proves how far edutainment titles have come in regards to both learning and actual entertainment.
  3. 55
    Due to the sometimes confusing explanations and quirky vocabulary, it's hard to offer this game to serious students of Japanese. The language is just too hard to try and cram into a handheld game that consists of a handful of mini-games.
  4. A bit more entertaining than reading a textbook, only not as effective. Stick to Minna no Nihongo and Japanesepod101.
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  1. marahc
    Jan 18, 2009
    This is a very good game to integrate into your studies, a great way to review and learn. It's not perfect by any means, but simple and easy to just pick up and play, even for a few minutes. I am very glad this exists. Expand
  2. kyles
    Dec 11, 2008
    I would only take half of the lessions with a grian of salt. I really see this game for what it is really intended for: aiding an individual whom may be attending an intermediate or beginners class, but even then I would just stick with the materials provided in class than rely on the dictionaray built-in into the software. But I'm too lazy to take a darn class, so I'll just learn it this way and sound like a gaijin with broken Japanese dailet and grammer since this game doesn't empthizes on grammer. Even if it did, the average person wouldn't be able to comprehend some of Unisoft "Japanese lessions" so to speak....but it is possible that you could learn from this software. Expand