Normal to have a critical list full of Vocab?

Well, it is not “normal”. However in my experience, I don’t feel like the formula that Wanikani uses to figure out those critical items is good. I remember having some critical items at the beginning because it’s easy to have a 50% accuracy on an item you only reviewed twice.

I suggest installing this script, as I feel like the formula is more accurate.

At the end of the day, don’t worry too much. Make sure to give a review to the items you get wrong after your review sessions. If these so called leeches (check the script’s page to get what I mean) start becoming too much, install these 2 scripts: