Level 60 Completed.... Now What?

I miss wanikani. It’s been hard. Bunpro doesn’t fill me with the same level of gratification as I complete reviews and just recently I found out I completed all the Russian flashcards available on Lingvist so (4,462 common words) I’ve been pretty unfullfilled lately. I even started learning Chinese which I thought I’d never do. All the extra time freed up from finishing wanikani was supposed to go to coding with Codecademy, but it just doesn’t allow me to play around with Memory Palaces so I find it pretty boring. Coding is all about application for memory, not mnemonics and Memory Palaces. Sure I’d love to progress to the point of Deep Learning with Python, but that’s still a long way off. Obviously I am playing more chess, but it’s not like I’m going to be the next Chad Morrison. It really doesn’t matter. I’ve even gotten bored with KPop! I can learn an entire dance in under two hours. Lame. I do find Korean still an incredibly hard language to read so finding the best app for creating audio flashcards would be pretty cool.

Life without wanikani is so sad. Cherish the time that you have so you won’t be bugging the people at Bunsuke all the time for your much needed fix.


Anki definitely lets you make picture flashcards. Apparently AnkiMobile is an iOs version. While I haven’t used it yet, my AnkiDroid can hypothetically synch with my desktop version. So maybe you’d be able to upload from your phone, and then edit or use it on desktop as well.

Anki has a lot of options and might take a bit of getting used to, but the dedicated @Aikibujin made a guide that can help. ^^

@crihak can also land a hand paw in customizing it to look like WK

For me, BunPro worked well to learn the important basics.

I used Cure Dolly videos and BunPro to get myself to somewhere N4ish, and from WK level 25ish onward, I really tried to read and listen as much as possible. It took a few months of frustration, but then I hit a point where everything magically opened up, and sentence structure abruptly went from confusing to something understandable.

Still don’t understand exactly what the sudden tipping point was, but I had to sink in a lot of time where I understood very little. That’s why I preferred to read and watch things that I already knew at that time. Being lost on the story and lost on the Japanese would have been too demotivating for me to handle.

Good luck working out the post-WK routine that’s best for you! :muscle:


It depends on your goals. If you just care about passing the N1 as fast as possible, then I would just work through either sou matome or kanzen master books starting at the most appropriate level. If you care about actually having good japanese comprehension and being skilled at using the language, then I would spend your time engaging with native material and learning things you come across. Both sentence and vocab cards work and I personally used vocab cards because theyre easier and I’m lazy. Use anki, koohi, or some other srs site to manage your cards. Basically consume content and srs on repeat.


@Omun Thank you soooo sooo very much! Anki is precisely what I need. I have an old iPhone I use specifically for my language learning with over 2,000 images of kanji, phrases, film subtitles, that I took screenshots so I could study later. That later? Is now. Is there a way to upload en mass all the images to front/back images that I can then duplicate multiple times and edit as necessary? I was going to transfer all of them to my macbook, but then I realized… wait… what if it’s easier from this iPhone?

What are your thoughts?

thanks in advance! you guys are amazing!

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I’m afraid that I’m a complete scrub when it comes to making my own cards. :sweat_smile: I mostly use pre-made ones.

I was googling around a bit, and I did find something like this:

I didn’t actually watch it, so perhaps it doesn’t actually cover what you need, but the content description lists: 5:14 - Bulk Add Images

There seem to be quite a lot of Anki guides and tutorials online so hopefully something good will turn up.

In a thread the other day about reading, @rodan was talking about some of their Anki wizardry, so maybe they’d have some tips and insights. ^^

I hope you manage to get it working! It can be nice to learning from sources that you enjoy, and that are relevant to your corners of interest.


Just thought I’d mention that level 51 covers a bunch of N2 Kanji - all the remaining ones actually. So I’d say at least finishing level 51 is very worth it if one is planning to put WK on hold to focus on other things and moving on to the JLPT N2/N1 (although it seems like you are planning to finish all 60 levels)


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There’s probably some native material that got you into studying Japanese, so why not use that as your study material after finishing WK ? I don’t know much about Rosetta Stone, but WK and Bunpro are more or less tools that get you ready to enjoy native material, which I personally find to be the best way to improve my Japanese.

I’m fairly close to finishing WK myself, and I personally plan on shifting my attention from WK towards Kitsun/Anki where I have all of the words I’ve mined while reading. I find that i+1 sentences to be much more fun and effective than the WK style ( just a word, no context ). You pretty much reread sections of a story/ rewatch parts of show, so it’s like rereading parts of the book you’ve finished, and remembering the story context. Very enjoyable, especially if you enjoyed the book/show :slight_smile:

I think JLPT textbooks are good if you plan on taking the JLPT exam. Otherwise I find native content to be the better learning resource.

** Should mention that i+1 sentences are sentences in which you know every word, but the one you’re studying.

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To be honest, my approach is pretty much the opposite of wizardry – I avoid making perfect tailored individual cards by making lots of decent cards in one fell swoop, and if I want to add pictures or clarify things I just modify the card when it comes up.

Anki definitely has an import feature that I use with the dictionary app Takoboto’s word lists to generate thousands of cards at once, and if anyone’s curious I meticulously described the steps in a thread before here (but ultimately it’s just “1. look stuff up on takoboto and put them in lists 2. export the lists 3. import the resulting csv in Anki”)

Unfortunately though for @Lswan 's use case, I don’t know that out of the box the import will work for groups of images… I think it’s meant for .csv files mainly or excel spreadsheets, where you can say “put column A on the front of the card, put column B on the back of the card.”
With plugins there might be some solution though! The one described in the video seems to be talking about automatically pulling images for existing cards from Google, so not quite the use case either, but you never know - Anki’s a venerable tool with lots of support out there.

Honestly, unless the images are already arranged perfectly by ideal card front/back,
I would probably just move them all to my PC and go through them by hand, either pasting images directly into new cards or extracting the information I want out of them. I think that would yield much better results than trying to import the images if possible anyway.

And it can be fun! – In addition to my imported cards I’ve made plenty myself for things like 都道府県, or post WK joyo kanji, or people’s names, or grammar examples. You can pretty much spend as much or as little time as you want getting the formatting exactly 100% right. So creating cards can be a speedy no-frills process or a slow perfectionist one, whichever suits you best.
Hope that’s some help at least!

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Basically I want each image to be duplicated front and back. Then I can cut off part of the image that’s the answer on the front side manually or whatever else I want to do.

I suppose I can attemp to upload all 2,000+ images to my google account…hmmm…wait…holy crap… I forgot I did this!!! Yeah! The google photos app is already on my iPhone and it’s totally synced all the way up to today!

::happy dance::

There is a god!

Now how to figure out how to duplicate each image at least once hmmm…

If I can do this in bulk dumps of 100 images at a time, that wouldn’t take too long right?

Onward & upward!

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Basically this :smiley:

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What about FluentForever?

It’s Anki with images and context sentences writen and spoken by professional native japanese language teachers. And you can even upload your own sentences and images.

It was too hard for me so I started wanikani and bunpro to get a level in wich I can study full sentences, but since you’re almost level 60 I’m quite sure you can get all of its benefices.

PS: Congrats in getting soon to level 60. All we are here we know how hard is to get there. You’ve got our respect :slight_smile: