Kanji beyond WaniKani (esp. 常用 and 人名用) plus more [Spreadsheet, Anki and Memrise]

Technical reasons.

Have you seen the warning “You have too many decks…”?

Also, filtered decks can use “tag:marked” or “is:new”.

Finished the spreadsheet version

Kanji in Names are quite problematic. You see, sometimes it doesn’t use Kun, On nor Nanori.

Worst case.

No naming, no Kun, no On, no Nanori, no stroke order, nothing.

1 Like

So I created sub decks for Kanji version… 10 new cards per day, making 4-5 days per level. This is also for my personal use.

Also, sub deck for vocabs, although I personally might not test drive this one. Because, filtered deck works better in this case.

Nice! :grin: I’ll probably be starting on this soon.

Updated subdecks for vocab sub deck for vocabs

Now, I plan to personally used this one too.

BTW, currently stopped at level 63, due to WaniKani lesson overload.

Also, updated Lv 76-80 Kanji, made from WK sentences and Core 10K sentences. But Kanji not uploaded to Anki yet; only vocabs (which are generated by script.)

It appears that Koichi likes to overuse Kanji. Not the case with Core, though.

So, currently

Also, I wrote a script to remove duplicates, so no more duplicates.

1 Like

I like what you’ve got going here :slight_smile: I’ll probably start on 61+ next year :3

Updated all Kanji to include RTK (Remembering the Kanji)'s keywords. Also, this is because I renewed my faith in mnemonics. This does not help to remember readings, though (which I remember via vocabs).

Exported Kanji to Anki and updated the template.

Most current versions…

“Common” Vocab
More vocab

BeyondWK Sentences

  • Actually beyond Lv 67, because Lv 61-67 already have an example sentence from Core 10k
  • I don’t want to use example sentences from Tatoeba project
  • There is a poverty of sentences in Lv 71-75.
  • Some example sentences are from Focus vocab of previous Core 10k levels.
  • Anki version

Lv 61-67 vocab is also updated to match my need…

Missing Kanji:

  • WK sentences: 憑掻櫛殆牡疱痔瘡癪睫紐腺葱贄躓
  • Jtest4you: 愕侠剽叉呵悍懼掻狡猾獅癪茫蕩訝
  • Core 10k Focus: 其塵屑掻纏咄嗟嘸嚏侭尖些屡屹巫忽勿擽曾椒炬燭燵狡秤笥箪紐呟罅聳脆臍蕾蛸蜀蝋蝿躓軈鋏鮪黍鼾齎
  • Duplicate removed:
  • 憑掻櫛殆牡疱痔瘡癪睫紐腺葱贄躓
  • 愕侠剽叉呵悍懼狡猾獅茫蕩訝
  • 其塵屑纏咄嗟嘸嚏侭尖些屡屹巫忽勿擽曾椒炬燭燵秤笥箪呟罅聳脆臍蕾蛸蜀蝋蝿軈鋏鮪黍鼾齎

Total 69 Kanji.

Added Pitch Accent to BeyondWK vocabs, thanks to this thread.

Looking back at the deck, I think it would be more practical to do Lv 61-70, 76, 78-80, and some extra Kanji. The remainder in N1 kanji, non-常用漢字, don’t really matter that much in reading, IMO.

  • Lv 61-67: Kanji in Core 10k
  • Lv 68-69: 常用漢字
  • Lv 70, 78-80: non-常用漢字, but currently in use.
  • Lv 76: some common 人名用漢字

Will try this !

I am entering a dangerous area, not in Core 10k, yet Joyo Kanji – Level 68…

Anyway, cleaned Lv 68-70 for now.

No example sentences, not in Core 10k, yet marked as common in JMdict. If there is no entries in デジタル大辞泉 or プログレッシブ和英中辞典, then I would Suspend Note.

1 Like

"Updated 0 of 1450 existing notes.
Some updates were ignored because note type has changed"
Is there a fix to this/did I do it wrong?

Ooh, nice!
I just happened to see a notification for @polv’s post, and came over to this thread. I’m looking to finish WaniKani by the end of this year, and I’ve been thinking about what to do next. Perfect!

This is just another reminder of how gr8 the WK community is…

1 Like

What I find most worthwhile in study Kanji beyond WaniKani would be Joyo Kanji (173) and extraction from WaniKani context sentences (211). So the total good to be studied would be 173+211 = 384 = about 10 levels.

WaniKani context sentence creator like to create sentence with many Kanji, much more than Core 10k context sentences.

I find non-Joyo N1 kanji to be less useful, though. So, in my levels, I went from level 61->70, 78->80, 76, 71->75, 77, sequentially.

The such useful WaniKani context sentence Kanji list by frequency would be (non-Joyo, non-WaniKani)

In the wild, I still see Kanji more than these, but these should cover most that the author wouldn’t add Furigana.

Yeah, WaniKani context sentence creator didn’t include Furigana either.

About how to study Kanji outside WaniKani, I suggested my learning pattern here. In short, always learn associated vocab well before learning individual Kanji. (This is a little in contrast with WaniKani itself that teaches Kanji before vocab.)


Just to say, the vocab list here isn’t final. I am trying to create a minimal vocab list, including as few names as possible (as of now, 尭舜 and 林彪), and try to make it correspond to Kanji meaning (in Japanese) as much as possible.

Wait 1-2 months please. When I finish studying with it, the vocab list will be complete.

The spreadsheet isn’t updated yet, but the most updated is the Anki deck, here https://www.dropbox.com/s/uk7hnlr95rsurtd/BeyondWK-Vocab-Breakdown.apkg?dl=0

If you want not to wait, I suggest a learning pattern in the post above ⇑.


This is amazing…Once I finish Wanikani in about 5 years I will definitely do this. Thank you.


Final, at least I probably won’t pursue studying any more Kanji, for now. I even added vocab list for Jinmeiyo Kanji; level 71-77, to understand the meaning in Kanjipedia.jp

Also, with pitch accent information.

And the new Google Spreadsheet.

The Anki *.apkg vocab list


Memrise. Now up to level 80. Kanji only. That is, finished ver 1.0

Loaded with personally chosen Emphasis, and based on www.kanjipedia.org and associated vocabularies, rather than Jisho.org

Creating vocab course seems to be trouble to me. However, it is a lesson review to me to create a Kanji course.


This is nuts! Greatly appreciate you sharing your efforts! お疲れ様でした!

1 Like

This topic was automatically closed 365 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.