I looked a wanikani around 4 years ago, and it was so slow that i never made it past the first level. About 500 days later, I gave it another chance.
But, when I eventually got to level 12, i became terribly slow and some not so fun things happened in life, and I basically gave up on kanji for a while. After 187 days, I finally got caught up, and got to level 13. From this point, I was really serious about studying kanji. I moved through the levels faster than I ever had before. Until I got to level 25 or 26. The characters started to look so similar, and there were so many reviews… I completely crashed and burned. I couldn’t keep up and the days passed, but as soon as I learned kanji, I forgot them. Months passed, and I made very little progress. I reset to level 24, and I have finally got a grasp on almost everything up to level 26, but even that took a long time. I have finally completed every lesson and review. I should reach level 27 tomorrow.
But there are people who can do the complete program in just over 1 year.
Even if I do nothing but reviews, and give up all of my free time, I can’t seem to move at anywhere near that speed. Am I approaching wanikani in the wrong way? Is there something I am missing? I thought it was really fun for a while. But as the hours pass, it always seems that I can learn about 75-80% of the new kanji or words pretty quickly, but the last 20-25% can hold me back for weeks, and I begin to dread using this program. Am I too slow? Do you have any advice? Thank you for your help!