Summary: I'm an admitted Otaku so I wouldn't pass up the chance to learn Japanese as part of my obsession with their music, art and literature [and all the manga, anime and video games]. I've religiously schooled myself with this game for three months and I've learned one whole phrase 'Konnichiwa, genki desu ka?' and 'Watashi' that's it. In my personal opinion, the lesson style isn't set up very well it jumps around a lot.
Summary: First of all, a little background so you know where this review is coming from: I currently live in Japan and have been studying the language off and on for the past 8 years. That said, I still have a lot to learn and while I can engage in basic everyday conversation, I am far from being fluent. I have many years experience both teaching and learning foreign languages in academic and professional environments.
Summary: This game is utterly confusing when it comes to attempting to learn anything. They have no logic to when you learn your grammar, don't teach you the alphabets before starting in on words, and are magically anal about some characters while others they couldn't care less if you draw a heart on the screen. Using little to no knowledge I stumbled through the pretest to test ahead several lessons, this is where my first problem came up.