I was reading some comments, which mentioned that WaniKani is basically just for improving japanese reading, and not really about learning how to speak, since it does only challenge you to recall the meaning of japanese kanji (of course, the reading too). But they said the app should also show english words and ask for the japanese word since this process is involved when you want to say something in japanese.
What is your opinion on this? By doing just WaniKani (and ignoring the reverse userscripts/kaniwani), were you able to recall and use the learnt vocabulary when you just think about the english word, and without being presented the kanji?
As for me, it does seem to work so far. When I think about “Moon”, I do come up with "Getsu/Tsuki), because when learning the kanji, I first think about the english meaning, and then the japanese pronunciation.
PS. let’s ignore grammar. Of course grammar need to be learnt in addition.