Want to deepen your understanding of the Japanese language and culture?

Pick a story to read or listen to, and dive in!

Satori Reader is designed to help intermediate language learners progress their skills with comprehensive support and engaging, fresh content. No other language learning app provides the depth of grammar, kanji, or comprehension assistance offered by Satori Reader, because no other team is as dedicated to learning as ours.

Join the Satori community and see how much you can learn when you’ve got everything you need to succeed.

Satori Reader is designed to help intermediate language learners progress their skills with comprehensive support and engaging, fresh content. No other language learning app provides the depth of grammar, kanji, or comprehension assistance offered by Satori Reader, because no other team is as dedicated to learning as ours.

Join the Satori community and see how much you can learn when you’ve got everything you need to succeed.

Learn with stories

From stories of folklore to thrillers or documentaries, you’ll never get tired of studying. With more than 1275 episodes to choose from, you’ll get exposed to different styles of writing and experience familiar words in new contexts, all while having fun!


“I often find myself reading faster and longer because I want to find out what happens next in the story. And isn’t that the point, after all, to read for understanding and enjoyment?”

– App Store Review

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Tailored learning, just for you.

Stay committed to your learning with integrated tools designed to support you through the more challenging aspects of the Japanese language. With in-line grammar explanations, contextual word definitions, and the opportunity to read in kanji, kana, or kanji with furigana, you’ll learn better – and progress faster – than ever before.

“Amazing audio with translations, furigana and kanji matched to your level and amazing SRS integrated flashcards. Couldn't ask for something more!”

– Christos A., Google Play Review

“[Satori Reader] specifically caters to your skill level and guides you through readings and dialogs, explaining grammar and vocabulary as you go along so you're getting real interactive practice.”

– Ada N., Google Play Review

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Easy to use, easier to stay

With custom settings and preferences, a personalized dashboard, and language breakdown at your fingertips, Satori Reader makes it easy to progress your Japanese. Start learning on the mobile app or on your desktop. Then, explore content in an intelligently designed user interface with stunning custom artwork. Before you know it, you’ll have flown through an entire series!


“I've honestly never found an app that actually makes me look forward to practicing Japanese like this one does.”

– Shawn Q., Google Play Review

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A supportive community.

Learn Japanese at your own pace with the support of our online community and the guidance of Satori Reader experts. Turn to each other, our curated resources, or our discussion section to seek answers to your questions.

“It's like having a private teacher near you, or a Japanese-speaking friend, ready to sit down and patiently read with you, any time, giving guidance and explanations about all the crucial elements.”

– Alisa Z., Google Play Review

More Resources
Michelle H • 6 days ago
Hi! I was wondering why the author uses ~くる in the phrase 聞いてくる in the second sentence.
Brian RakSatori Reader Team Member • 4 days ago

Hello, Michelle. Thanks for the question! With a verb of communication, like saying or asking, the ~て くる pattern means that the communication is directed toward the speaker. If someone "asks and comes," it means they "ask me."

People love learning with Satori Reader.

4.7 AVG APP STORE RATING

The most comprehensive reading app around.

App Store Review

With Satori Reader, you don't just learn or improve your Japanese, you surf through wonderful and stunning stories and series that make your journey enjoyable and worthwhile. If you're looking for a place to truly feel like you're in touch with the Japanese language and culture, then this is it.

Google Play Review

Best Japanese learning tool I’ve ever found.

App Store Review

Staff are friendly and super-responsive; IMO their detailed, thoughtful responses to users’ specific questions alone are worth the price of admission.

Google Play Review

This is how you make a great language learning app.

Google Play Review