Race to 60! December 2020 JLPT

This is a sister group to the Olympians thread!

The goal of this group is to hit level 60 in time for the December 2020 JLPT. December 1 is our placeholder deadline until the official test date is announced. If you have a different goal that you really want to commit to, that’s ok too!

Introduce yourself, and add yourself to the leaderboard!

  • To Add: click the orange edit button on the post below from Pensei, and add yourself based on your current level!
  • To Update: change your current level and move your rank according to the new level
  • You need to have member status to edit wiki posts, so if you don’t, reply and @ me, and I’ll add/update you! (What is Member Status and how do I get it?!)
  • Note: Speed is the speed between your last level and your current level, not your average speed.
    You can get your speed here: https://www.wkstats.com/ (old version)
    Or here: https://www.wkstats.com:10001(new version)

Linked Study Group Threads
Genki I study group, starting July 11!

Other Races
Olympians - End of Tokyo Olympics - September 6, 2020
Luminaries - Next Total Solar Eclipse - May 26, 2021

Let’s gooooooo! fight! win!

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:sparkles::cake: Leaderboard :cake::sparkles:

This leaderboard is ranked according to current level, then speed, then alphabetically. But primarily try to keep the levels ranked, and I’ll be happy ^^
<3 FennelFox

When you edit this board, please make the change you need to and Save Edit right away We’re having problems with edits being undone when (we think) the board is being simultaneously edited by several people, so please minimize the time you spend doing it.

Username Goal Original Level Speed Current Level (10+)
subt13 AB joined at: 49 speed: not important level: 60
Saida AB joined at: 36 speed: 8 days 18 hours level: 51
whatupshimasu AB joined at: 37 speed: 9 days 20 hours level: 51
animexamera 60 joined at: 46 speed: 13 days level: 46
indestructible 60 joined at: 43 speed: 31 days 23 hours level: 44
Scotth1994 AB joined at: 43 speed: 20 days 1 hours level: 43
Darrwest 60 joined at: 36 speed: 15 days 0 hours level: 39
Master_Izado AB joined at: 18 speed: 7 days 2 hours level: 35
Akoge 60 joined at: 16 speed: 18 days 1 hour level: 35
nitrogen0113 60 joined at: 13 speed: 7 days 16 hours level: 33
MeowMashiro AB joined at: 26 speed: 7 days 0 hours level: 31
carlostdev AB joined at: 1 speed: 13 days 17 hours level: 28
Chopped 60 joined at: 13 speed: 11 days 10 hours level: 27
vozreni 60 joined at: 17 speed: 13 days 3 hours level: 26
Thud 60 joined at: 18 speed: 25 days 21 hours level: 26
Jontz 60 joined at: 9 speed: 7 days 3 hours level: 25
ryuunoyousei 60 joined at: 19 speed: 10 days level: 25
adamjensen 60 joined at: 25 speed: 32 days 11 hours level: 25
Emiloow 60 joined at: 17 speed: 10 days level: 24
aidenopoly 60 joined at: 15 speed: 10 days 5 hours level: 24
BlueberryPear 60 joined at: 20 speed: 12 days 21 hours level: 24
TonyTheTech AB joined at: 17 speed: 8 days level: 23
IanBattaglia 60 joined at: 23 speed: 10 days 10 hours level: 23
StardustAshes 60 joined at: 21 speed: 13 days level: 23
frayderike 50 joined at: 13 speed: 27 days 23 hours level: 23
BenMuella23 60 joined at: 16 speed: 12 days 12 hours level: 22
maggiekarp 60 joined at: 6 speed: 24 days 22 hours level: 22
Ilyasaur 60 joined at: 13 speed: 32 days 22 hours level: 22
jalwood1 60 joined at: 14 speed: 8 days 10 hours level: 22
OceanMirage 60 joined at: 14 speed: 8 days 5 hours level: 21
SilberRegen 60 joined at: 3 speed: 7 days 17 hours level: 20
staubhold 60 joined at: 3 speed: 10 days 1 hours level: 20
pita1 60 joined at: 13 speed: 12 days 2 hours level: 20
2player 60 joined at: 2 speed: 16 days 12 hours level: 20
Saimin 60 joined at: 9 speed: 7 days 7 hours level: 19
AR_Querkii1 60 joined at: 15 speed: 8 days 4 hours level: 19
Jpbjp 60 joined at: 17 speed: 10 days 18 hours level: 19
SuperEyeRoller 60 joined at: 9 speed: 7 days 13 hours level: 18
Krysta84 40 joined at: 6 speed: 10 days 19 hours level: 18
Voi 45 joined at: 16 speed: 13 days 2 hours level: 18
chaswrig 48 joined at: 17 speed: 18 days level: 18
JoJoJapan 60 joined at: 13 speed: 18 days 23 hours level: 18
nephilim07 50 joined at: 6 speed: 11 days 0 hours level: 18
evelynn27 60 joined at: 6 speed: 7 days 0 hours level: 17
Linkruler 60 joined at: 14 speed: 7 days 17 hours level: 17
Ornantius 60 joined at: 3 speed: 7 days 22 hours level: 17
Kawazoe 60 joined at: 10 speed: 7 days 9 hours level: 16
BigEm 60 joined at: 3 speed: 8 days 11 hours level: 16
AryaBolton 45 joined at: 6 speed: 11 days 12 hours level: 16
FennelFox 60 joined at: 5 speed: 41 days 14 hours level: 16
kiyome 60 joined at: 7 speed: 7 days 16 hours level: 15
LukeMas 60 joined at: 9 speed: 8 days, 0 hours level: 15
k8t128 40 joined at: 6 speed: 8 days 3 hours level: 15
PxAndyxR 60 joined at: 10 speed: 8 days 12 hours level: 15
xtiandirige 60 joined at: 5 speed: 18 days level: 15
heniatha 60 joined at: 15 speed: 35 days, 23 hours level: 15
Rydien 60 joined at: 11 speed: 35 days hours level: 15
kaikuchn 60 joined at: 7 speed: 8 days 10 hours level: 14
fearthefall 60 joined at: 3 speed: 13 days 2 hours level: 14
old_friend 60 joined at: 5 speed: 7 days 19 hour level: 13
AAfunian 60 joined at: 11 speed: 11 days level: 13
tetraflu0ride AB joined at: 9 speed: 11 days level: 13
faerily 35 joined at: 11 speed: 12 days level: 13
dehydration 60 joined at: 8 speed: 14 days level: 13
fetaost 60 joined at: 10 speed: 7 days level: 13
Artrat 60 joined at: 2 speed: 16 days 22 hour level: 13
Shiki 60 joined at: 5 speed: 7 days 10 hours level: 12
Undine 60 joined at: 4 speed: 8 days 12 hours level: 12
squark42 60 joined at: 8 speed: 10 days 4 hour level: 12
PrickerKami 60 joined at: 12 speed: 10 days 9 hours level: 12
LoardPanfu 50 joined at: 11 speed: 10 days 10 hour level: 12
khamarr3524 60 joined at: 10 speed: 20 days level: 12
Karakayn 60 joined at: 5 speed: 24 days 18 hours level: 12
Annak95 60 joined at: 6 speed: 11 days 0 hours level: 11
Antenshi 60 joined at: 9 speed: 13 days 19 hours level: 11
darkmelody42 60 joined at: 3 speed: 28 days level: 11
Username Goal Original Level Speed Current Level (up to 10)
parasu 60 joined at: 7 speed: 7 days 10 hours level: 10
skgr 60 joined at: 8 speed: 7 days 12 hours level: 10
terghalin 60 joined at: 9 speed: 16 days 23 hours level: 10
CassLInTheSky 60 joined at: 9 speed: 18 days 6 hours level: 10
Foka 60 joined at: 10 speed: 21 days level: 10
masonBee 60 joined at: 6 speed: x days level: 10
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Turok 60 joined at: 6 speed: 7 days level: 9
Kurei_0 50 joined at: 6 speed: 7 days 10 hours level: 9
Aifos 60 joined at: 8 speed: 8 days 0 hours level: 9
jesskefet 60 joined at: 7 speed: 9 days level: 9
Kagrenac 60 joined at: 6 speed: 9 days, 18 hours level: 9
Antenshi 60 joined at: 8 speed: 485 days level: 9
Dillweedss 60 joined at: 6 speed: x days level: 9
SatoAsuna 60 joined at :9 speed: persevered level: 9
febLey 30 joined at: 5 speed: 8 days 1 hours level: 9
irenebean 60 joined at: 3 speed: 7 days 15 hours level: 8
Litoppet 60 joined at: 8 speed: 7 days 16 hours level: 8
mica 60 joined at: 2 speed: 8 days 20 hours level: 8
AdriannaBanana 52 joined at: 6 speed: 11 days 3 hours level: 8
super_saiyan 60 joined at: 8 speed: 12 days level: 8
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dispense 60 joined at: 8 speed: 8 days level: 8
Saxor 60 joined at: 5 speed: 7 days 6 hours level: 7
Tes 60 joined at: 4 speed: 8 days 21 hours level: 7
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Arashi-Katana25 60 joined at: 5 speed: 9 days 1 hours level: 7
rabideau 60 joined at: 4 speed: 9 days 16 hours level: 7
keelimeguy 60 joined at: 3 speed: 11 days 18 hours level: 7
nyamikki 60 joined at: 3 speed: 12 days 2 hours level: 7
Toothpy 60 joined at: 1 speed: 14 days, 9 hours level: 7
PoetsAndPendulum 60 joined at: 5 speed: 32 days 4 hours level: 7
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saraborderline 60 joined at: 3 speed: 13 days 4 hours level: 6
iwamoge 60 joined at: 6 speed: x days level: 6
Cathm2 50 joined at: 5 speed: under 8 days level: 5
bejabo 60 joined at: 5 speed: 8.17 days level: 5
Laloulilou 60 joined at: 5 speed: 8 days 9 hours level: 5
Holtani 60 joined at: 5 speed: 9 days level: 5
Dan-NS27 30 joined at: 4 speed: 15 days 20 hours level: 5
Sangyu 60 joined at: 3 speed: 9 days 17 hours level: 5
janelldesu 60 joined at: 1 speed: 10 days 10 hours level: 5
ObiWan-Shinobi 60 joined at: 1 speed: 10 days, 19 hours level: 5
BigCat 60 joined at: 2 speed: 10 days 1 hour level: 4
Rodorigo 60 joined at: 4 speed: 12 days 5 hours level: 4
Dorifor 30 joined at: 3 speed: 32 days, 6 hours level: 4
Termea 60 joined at: 4 speed: 99 days level: 4
NkunaSan 60 joined at: 4 speed: x days level: 4
Okappa 60 joined at: 4 speed: x days level: 4
tirrorex 60 joined at: 1 speed: 2 days level: 3
nekodeko33 60 joined at: 3 speed: 5 days 12 hours level: 3
chokobiscuits 60 joined at: 1 speed: 7 days, 10 hours level: 3
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baekinji 60 joined at: 3 speed: x days level: 3
Superfly3000 60 joined at: 3 speed: 4 days level: 3
NonokoDerOctopus 60 joined at: 2 speed: 5 days level: 2
ealin 60 joined at: 2 speed: x days level: 2
Ghil 60 joined at: 2 speed: x level: 2
huacademic 60 joined at: 2 speed: x days level: 2
TheBlueFaery 60 joined at: 2 speed: x days level: 2
ufgators2424 60 joined at: 2 speed: x days level: 2
ranzo 60 joined at: 1 speed: x days level: 1
xomia 60 joined at: 1 speed: x days level: 1
pepperdove 60 joined at: 1 speed: x days level: 1
wgorans 40 joined at: 1 speed: 8 days 6 hours level: 4
zvandervort 60 joined at:1 speed: 7 days 23 hours level: 4
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I forgot to mention it to you before, but only “regular” users (used wanikani forums for 50+ days, meet the views, posts, and likes requirements, etc) can make wikis so I added one above!
(as for the format, you can just copy the one from olympians, which I copied from race to the cake :woman_shrugging:)

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Aha! Thank you so much! I really appreciate it.

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You could ask a mod to make your post a wiki if you want

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@chaswrig and @bejabo, welcome! Looking forward to leveling with you!

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This seems interesting! I might go for N2 for the jlpt 2020, so I would like to get to sometime next year. According to my stats I’m ptojected to be all burned by October next year, so I’ll make that my goal.

So for me I should enter time spent on level 35? That is what I did. Let me know if I should change it!

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@FennelFox Thank you for starting this thread! I’m on the Olympians leaderboard as well, and while I’d love to meet that goal, Dec 2020 gives me some much appreciated cushion!

@pensei Thanks for making the wiki/leaderboard!

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Nice goal.
It will keep me going after I attempt N2 in July next year.

SO I’ve added myself.
Let’s do this!

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Hi!
I just start using WaniKani and this looks like an extra motivation. Don’t know if I make it from level 2 but I do my best. Thank you.

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I’ve taken a look at my estimates from the statistics website.
At my current average of 12 days, 16 hours (which is slower than I would like, because I’ve spend a lot of time on level 3 due to not having money to pay yet and 4 because school holiday for the kid = less time for me) I would be at level 60 in April 2021. Which means I would not make it. All burned would be September.

At the fastest, (which seems to be an average of 3 days, which is impossible right?) I would be at 60 in April 2020, which is a whole year earlier and to be honest, sounds undo-able for me. (school holidays are still going to be a thing)
All burned in September again, just a year sooner.
(putting the average on 6 days actually makes it not that much longer)

My current pace seems to average around 8 days, but I can see already, that I’ll probably not be able to keep that up for all the levels. Thus I have searched what would get me to 60 on December 1st. This would be 10 days and 12 hours approximately. Now that actually seems manageable.

On a different note, that hypothetical number would also get me 95% of N2 level kanji before July. Which makes it another good reason to stay at or around 10 days a level.

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This is perfect! I will hit right at 60 or just a little sooner if things go well. Great idea using JPLT as motivation. I think it would be awesome if we could pass N2.

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As a small note, there is a new wk stats site with some improvements over the original. ^^

https://www.wkstats.com:10001

It uses API v2.

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I might go for the N3 since I’m not so confident with my grammar, but we’ll see how things go with Uni and work! ╭( ・ㅂ・)و

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Hello, I would like to join and have edited myself into the post! I look forward to all of us encouraging each other and reaching our goals! Let’s do it!

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Hey all. Olympics isn’t really my thing, but I do plan on taking the JLPT… eventually… :sweat_smile: So, as soon as my exams are finished (next wednesday) I’ll start doing lessons again and see if I can’t do this! If I have 11 day levels I can finish October. 12 day levels, December 6th. So it looks like it’s doable for me without too crazy a pace, and that’s also quite motivating.

The order or ranking in that leader-board is confusing me. Is it supposed to be in order of speed or level? Edit: @GrumpyPanda Thanks! xD

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I think so, same here.

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Loving the goal! Aiming for the JLPT alongside a WK level is probably the healthiest for your Japanese. Also, it’s always fun to meet WaniKani’ans at the JLPT locations ! °~°

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Yes, that’s right! Your average speed won’t change much, so it’s more motivating to put the speed you spent on your last level.

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Ah so I should change it every time I level up?