Asuma Entertainment has an interesting idea on how to use the Anapanman license, make an educational game for kids. Anpanman to Asobo: Aiueo Kyoushitsu is a touch screen game where you practice drawing kana and identifying objects with flashcards. Anpanman voices the game to help young players learning to read write the correct words. While Anpanman to Asobo is clearly designed with children in mind, I wonder if it can be used as a tool to teach people elementary Japanese. It might not make you fluent, but this could be a decent alternative to dry language tapes and hiragana workbooks.