Ok, so short intro - I started using Skritter 8 or so years ago to study Chinese. That worked well enough, I am somewhat fluent at this point, and can read a decent amount (thanks Skritter Chinese). I am using Skritter iOS app.
So, now that I decided to try Japanese - Skritter was the obvious choice. Unfortunately, so far things are not going well.
The first step IMO would be to learn the hiragana (and then - katakana) characters. And that’s where I got immediately stuck.
Ideally, I would like a list that includes just these characters and their respective sounds. And then an option to see a character and repeat a sound (in my head, followed by the app confirming it). That’s what Skritter Chinese did (I do understand that the meaning of “character” is different, but still).
I tried several beginner lists for Japanese. Most seem to throw out complete words - that’s a non-starter.
Found one list that seems to contain individual characters (“Learn Hiragana”). However, rather than offering characters for me to "guess, it only shows screens that say something like: “What is the reading? a (hiragana)”.
There is no actual hiragana character, instead it offers only a phonetic spelling of one (not sure what I am supposed to learn by seeing an English “a”).
So, that’s where I am (paid subscription ticking). Would really appreciate some insight into how to use Skritter Japanese effectively.