Kanji Sonomama Rakubiki Jiten DS

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Kanji Sonomama Rakubiki Jiten DS
Developer(s)Nintendo SPD
Intelligent Systems
Director(s)Toshiaki Suzuki
Producer(s)Shinya Takahashi
Platform(s)Nintendo DS
Mode(s)Singleplayer, multiplayer (up to 16 players)

Kanji Sonomama Rakubiki Jiten DS (漢字そのままDS楽引辞典, lit. "Kanji DS Advanced Dictionary"), is a Kanji-English-Japanese dictionary based training software developed for the Nintendo DS and released on April 13, 2006. The software was developed by Nintendo's Software Development and Design division with assistance from Intelligent Systems. It was released only in Japan. The software is marketed as a part of the Genius (ジーニアス, Jīniasu) series.


The software allows for the input of kanji symbols via the stylus, and for the lookup of words in English, as well as the two Japanese alphabets (hiragana and katakana), and also provides pronunciation. It also provides a quiz mode for added educational value. The software is intended to help Japanese people learning English with the TOEIC, or Test of English for International Communication.[1] The software's official web site claims the dictionary offers 13,000 words.[1]

The program also offers convenient features (べんり機能, benri kinō) including a calculator, world clock, alarm clock, and calendar.[2]

The software also includes Pictochat with Japanese features and voices.

Additionally, the software has numerous Nintendo-related Easter eggs, such as the words "Mario" and "Nintendo" generating a Super Mario Bros. coin-collection sound when tapped on, and four[3] hidden Game & Watch titles which can be played with the stylus or buttons: Ball, Manhole, Judge, and Flagman.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "しっかり使える電子辞書!". www.nintendo.co.jp.
  2. ^ "ベンリ機能" (in Japanese). Nintendo.
  3. ^ "Kanji Sonomama DS Rakubiki Jiten - Game". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  4. ^ WIRED Staff (4 May 2006). "Game and Watch Hidden in DS Dictionary". Wired. Retrieved 16 February 2019.