Hey all! I’ve been using WaniKani for a year, and really like how it can be used at one’s own pace. Personally, I take things very slow (as can probably be told from my level) but it really helps me to keep coming back without being stressed.
During the past year, I’ve used a lot of other resources to help me learn Japanese including Anki, Genki, Bunpro, and reading graded readers, but none of them really have stuck with me like WaniKani does. I think it’s because WaniKani really enforces you to come back to your reviews to avoid them piling up, and the reviews can be managed at your own pace. I really like how I get a few words to review at certain points of the day (50 items at 6am, 15 items at 9am, 25 items at noon, etc), while other programs like Anki I’ve found give you all your reviews to do at one time, it seems. Maybe it also has to do with the UI of Anki being less user-friendly and bare bones, but although I find it super useful when I do use it, I have a hard time using it consistently or picking it up. Maybe it just has to do with it not being as fun as WK is.
I’m wondering if anyone else has had this problem? I feel like I’m doing great when it comes to learning and reading Kanji, but my basic vocabulary and grammar knowledge suffers.