I'm Level 60!

After 4.5 years, I’ve hit Level 60! Some stats:



Amazing well done!!


How does it feel up there?


Doing a little of something every day is much better than doing a lot of something from time to time. Well done, persistence can achieve big things at the end!!. Some day I hope I will be there :smiling_face_with_tear:


Very nice, what would you say your actual understanding ability is at? What extra studies have you done?


It feels great!

Actual understanding is probably mediocre. I would say upper intermediate.

I mostly have used Bunpro + an Anki deck for writing + some other vocab SRS systems (mostly Kamesame/jpdb). I also took some Japanese classes in uni. Read some manga, watch a lot of anime (though mostly with subtitles lol), etc.

I don’t get a lot of speaking/writing practice so that’s probably my weakest spot. Plus my vocabulary outside of Wanikani isn’t great either, which is what I notice the most when I’m trying to read in Japanese.

So lots of room for improvement. But at least my kanji is good!


Buddy buddy, shoutouts to you for hitting lv 60 man. Im grinding the levels right now and its getting slightly tough at my level, so extreme kudos to you to sticking it all the way till the end.

Where do you see your japanese learning journey taking you now that you’ve completed WK?

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Congratulations! You did awesome :yum: . 4.5 years is not a short time so it shows how patient and resilient you have been! Looking forward to my next months as well since the end is near for me. You shall get some cake then? :partying_face: :cake:

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Congratulations! :crabigator: :cake:

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Woo, おめでとう。Of course I will have to level up to at least level 40 by the end of next year since that is when my discount will be gone xD.


On a tangential note, I really like this visualisation, where do you create it?


[Note: I see that you’re also already using Kamesame and/or jpdb, so the following may be overkill for you, but hear me out especially near the end where I describe what I think are the possible benefits/advantages… :sweat_smile: ]

Since you’re already using Bunpro, I might recommend using their new Vocab tool (still in Beta; you just have to opt-in to the Beta program in your account settings) in order to relatively-quickly start filling in a lot of the ‘gaps’ that WK leaves behind. Specifically, using Bunpro’s ‘official’ vocab decks, which progress through the JLPT levels N5 through N1.

In particular, if you really just want to fill in the gaps of the ‘basics’, you might plow through the N5 and N4 decks at whatever speed is comfortable to you (I imagine you’d be able to go pretty fast and still be quite comfortable, since many of the words will be familiar already).

The remaining levels, N3 to N1, you could continue at a more leisurely pace, and they will help fill in some of the still-common but slightly more advanced vocabs that you’re likely to run into in the wild.


I’ve used KameSame before, but I haven’t used jpdb, so I can’t comment on jpdb.

So, one of the advantages – in my personal experience anyway – of using Bunpro for vocab is that it has these curated ‘official’ JLPT-baseed decks. This means that each vocab comes with at least 8 sentences which are written/checked by native-Japanese speakers, plus audio read by a native speaker (actually two speakers, one male one female), along with English translations.

In other words, this is high quality context, where you learn not just the simple definition of a vocab, but also how it is used in context. I find this very helpful for distinguishing the different nuances of the many words which have similar-but-different meanings, as well as the many cases of the same/similar word-meaning but for different politeness/honorific levels. Personally, this kind of disambiguation feature has dramatically boosted my confidence in reading.

Secondly, and this goes along with the previous point, is that you can use a Cloze-style review, where the context sentence is presented with blank(s) in the place(s) where the vocab would be, and you answer in kana. (You can show hints and/or the English translation if you need them.) This means you’re not only learning the meaning of the word and how it is used in context, but you’re also getting practice with typing/writing the word in place.

This Cloze-style review input is very similar to how Bunpro already does its grammar reviews, so it’s probably already familar to you if you already use Bunpro. The difference here with vocab is that you don’t have to worry about conjugating anything, as the conjugations are already built into the example sentences, and you can input the vocab as-is, and it will accept that as correct, but will then display the word in-context in the sentence, with appropriate conjugations already made. (With grammar reviews, you’re usually expected to do any additional conjugations, as practice of previous grammar points, along with reviewing the main grammar point. So, vocabs are a bit easier to review than grammar points, in general.)

Lastly, by following the official Bunpro JLPT ordering, I was more able to resist the urge to put every word I run across into my review stack, ending up with an overwhelming pile of reviews for vocabs I wasn’t even sure how common or important they are. This is what happened to me with KameSame, and it’s why I eventually stopped using it when I got overwhelmed with too many SRS systems and had to cut back to mainly WK and BP. But with BP vocab, if I come across a tempting word, I can check in Bunpro, and if the word is listed in a higher level (e.g. right now I’m on the N3 deck, and say I come across a word that’s marked as N2 or N1), then I can just tell myself, “Ah, I can pick that one up later when I advance to that level, and BP will present it to me at that appropriate time. I don’t have to add it right now!”

Maybe not everyone has that problem, but I tend to, and it has really helped me to keep things from getting out of control with too many items added ‘just in case’ or ‘just so I won’t forget to add them later’.

After plowing relatively quickly through N5 and N4, I now feel a ton more confident with reading, and now I’m just going through N3 at a slower, steadier pace because I don’t quite need N3 vocab so much for the level of reading that I’m at right now.

Anyway. Long rant, but just thought it might be worth recommending in case you might be in roughly the same boat, where having a curated, leveled ordering of vocab might help to quickly fill in the gaps that WK leaves behind. Cheers!


Well, I still need to burn everything :sweat_smile:. But I will be trying to learn more vocab!

Yup, all the cake for me! :cake::cake::cake::cake::cake::cake:

This is from the Timemachine site: [Web App] WaniKani History + Timemachine - WaniKani / API And Third-Party Apps - WaniKani Community

I think it’s broken right now due to the API change though, it ends in January 2023.


I’m a little late to the party, but I wanted to congratulate you on reaching level 60!! It’s a pretty awesome achievement! Good luck on the rest of your journey. :slight_smile:

-Nick at WK


I’ve officially finished all my lessons! :tada:Now I’m really done :slight_smile:

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