I have been studying Japanese on and off for almost four years now. I have also used Wanikani in the past, and I reached level 6. During these years I used tons of different learning tools (Wanikani, in-person classes, iOS apps, textbooks), but I always reached the point of burn-out pretty quickly. I feel that I never found a tool that truly worked for me. I am unfortunately very busy at work, and I need something that makes me have fun while learning and keeps me engaged.
Wanikani has been great for this, but I over-used it in the past and burned-out. I also often felt depressed by being unable to read my beloved mangas in Japanese. I pushed hard on Wanikani, often checked my reading comprehension, felt bad about it, and then changed the learning tool or just stop for months.
I have now decided to come back to learning Japanese and I want to take my time. Just a little bit, but every day. No false illusions. Be patient and continue working towards learning Japanese.
In order to do this, I created a new account on Wanikani and started from zero. I am now doing my reviews every day and I am doing no more than 5 lessons per day (unless I feel super comfortable with these lessons). I also will avoid trying to read anything in Japanese unless I am at least at level 10 of Wanikani.
Here is a question. Considering all of the above, when do you recommend me to integrate Wanikani with grammar? Also, which tool should I use that would be similar to Wanikani?
Thanks and it feels good to be back!