Hiragana (ひらがな) for kids... and adults too. Learn Hiragana (ひらがな) syllabary in easy and engaging way with help from Takuma and Yuki. The first step to learn the Japanese language is to learn the alphabet. Or, at least, to learn the sounds that exist in the language. The Japanese alphabet does not contain letters but, instead, contains characters. Each Hiragana character represents a single vowel or consonant-vowel sound. In this lesson, you'll learn the basic 46 Hiragana characters. Let's do it! This is 2D animation I created for one of my college projects at Limerick Institute of Technology. The animation was created using Anime Studio Pro 10 software.