Pausing subscription

First of all, I hope this isn’t too sacrilegious to post on this forum! I am considering taking a break from WK for just a few months mainly for budget reasons. I’m not taking a break from learning Japanese, just from learning new Kanji. But I don’t want to lose progress on the ones I’ve already learned.

Is there an easy way to transfer the kanji I’ve already learned into Anki so I can still remember them once I come back? I don’t mind if they’re all still at the same levels as they are now, I just don’t want to completely lose all the progress I’ve made.

I really like WK and definitely plan to come back :slight_smile:


Budget reasons is a good idea to pause, especially if you can save up to purchase the lifetime during Christmas/end of the year/ holiday sale and then not have to worry about it… or you find that Anki suits you well enough.

The main thing you’d miss on Anki is typing out the kana reading. But you could make cards - one for meaning and one for reading (or one card with both).


I’ve heard about people exporting the words, but there must also be a WaniKani deck on anki, right?

I’ll check about the first.

And yes.

Supposedly this also works.

I also read the second one exists.


I switched to anki, and I didn’t just copy all of the WaniKani cards over and instead made them myself. I’ve found that I’ve been learning a lot while doing the research to make the cards.


If you consider returning to WaniKani one day, perhaps you should put on Vacation Mode, before unsubscribing. (Vacation Mode alone doesn’t stop the payment. Unsubscribing alone doesn’t stop the backlog.)

On exporting, I think using Yomichan to add WaniKani vocabularies to Anki is good. That is, Kanji and Radicals aside.

Ready-made Anki decks are against the terms; but making one using either Item Inspector script, or programmatically via API, is OK, because you use your own API key.

Typing in Anki is with Kana converter is possible too. Someone made it in this forum somewhere.


We’re all pretty nice here. We definitely don’t shun you for pausing. I bought life time one Christmas specifically because I wanted to pause and slow down and speed up, and all around just stop thinking about the money involved.

I’m not saying that’s what you should do, I’m just saying we all have our journey and there are lots of ways to learn kanji. And we all support you doing it any way that works for you.


Speak for yourself. :imp:


If the issue is budget, there are a lot of free alternatives (including anki) as you already know, so you don’t have to put kanji on hold


Wow, this is is so helpful, thanks so much everyone! It seems like my next task is to figure out how to use user scripts and/or Yomichan. I’m still pretty early in the journey so I’ve out that off until now. Sort of actually very intimidated haha.

There are Anki decks that have the WK content wholesale (although I find that dubious morality-wise, personally). Last I checked they were fairly outdated and didn’t have all the latest changes but of course in the end it doesn’t matter heavily.

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Yes. Yomichan, follow the instructions get the Anki connect addon.

Next download this stroke order font and install it.

Make a new Notetype, based of Basic (optional reversed), then create the following fields.

Anki Fields


<div class=frontbg>

<div style='font-size: 96px; color: black; background-color: white;border-radius: 7px'>
	<span id="KanjiStrokeOrder" style='font-family: KanjiStrokeOrders, myfont; color: black;'>{{Front}}</span>

	<span id="KanjiSerif" style='font-family:Noto Serif CJK JP, serif; color: black;'>{{Front}}</span>

	<span id="KanjiSans" style='font-family:Noto Sans CJK JP, sans; color: black;'>{{Front}}</span>


<div style='font-family: Noto Serif CJK JP, serif; font-size: 32px; color: black; background-color: white; border-radius: 7px;'>

<p id="kanji_meaning_spacer"></p>

	<span id="Onyomi">{{Onyomi}}</span>

	<span id="Kunyomi">・ {{Kunyomi}}</span>




<div class=backbg>

<div style='font-family: Noto Serif CJK JP, serif; font-size: 24px;'><b>意味:</b><br>{{edit:Meaning}}</div>


<div id="Vocab" style='font-family: Noto Serif CJK JP, serif; font-size: 24px;'><b>語彙:</b></div>

<iframe id="iframe" src="{{Front}}%20%23word#main_results" width=100%; height=400px; style="display:hidden;"></iframe>


<div style='font-family: Noto Serif CJK JP, serif; font-size: 24px;'><b>略名:</b><br>{{edit:Mnemonics}}</div>


<div style='font-family: Noto Serif CJK JP, serif; font-size: 24px;'><a href="{{Front}}+/m0u/">Goo Jisho</a></div>

<div style='font-family: Noto Serif CJK JP, serif; font-size: 24px;'><a href="{{Front}}">WaniKani</a></div>


<div style='font-family: Noto Serif CJK JP; font-size: 24px;'>{{Audio}}</div>

.card {

font-family: NotoSerifJP;

font-size: 20px;

text-align: center;

color: #ffffff;

background-color: #ffe5c8;


.frontbg {

background-color: #4cbad4;

padding: 15px;

border-radius: 7px;

color: #fff;

position: relative;

text-align: center;

left: 0;


.backbg {

position: relative;

top: -6px;

background-color: #fff;

padding: 15px;

padding-bottom: 15px;

padding-left: 30px;

padding-right: 30px;

border-radius: 0px 0px 10px 10px;

color: #000;

font-size: 24px;

text-align: left;


@font-face {
  font-family: myfont;
  src: url("_KanjiStrokeOrders_v4.004.ttf");

Next you’ll need to make a Deck for Anki. Name it whatever you want.

Yomichan Settings

**NOTE, the mnemonic section you can copy and paste the mnemonics from WK if you want or make your own.