Seven years later, I leveled up!

Well. I got to level 21 about seven years ago, and then…things happened. And then I opened up Wanikani in January and found about 1800 reviews and who knows how many lessons. I’ve been dogged, though, and today leveled up, which I kind of can’t believe.

I also think it’s a testament to Wanikani that even after seven years, when I first opened my reviews, I was burning kanji and radicals–my brain had retained them. I haven’t burned anything now since February! But hopefully that will happen soon?

Anyway, this is all to say that if you are lapsed out there, please take some inspiration, and again, to say that this really is a wonderful learning platform. And a great way to spend the pandemic…


Congratulations! That’s absolutely wonderful to hear! Glad to see you back on that horse, and best of luck with the next levels! :smile_cat:


Congrats and ganba :shrimp: !!!


Great job! Welcome back :smiley:

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Amazing!! Well done for not giving up in the face of all those reviews :blush:

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Hey, congratulations! I‘ve also returned from 1000+ reviews a couple of times, so I know how hard it is. The important part is to stick with it, no matter how bumpy the ride.

Once you’ve reviewed all your enlightened items, you need to wait until the items of the level below that become available again. On that level the SRS interval is 4 months. So you should see your next burns around 4 months after you started reviewing again.

If you want to know more, you can use scripts like the Ultimate Timeline or WaniKani Heatmap to show you details about your upcoming reviews.


Amazing work! I’ve had a time out before and come back to a pile of reviews like that, which bested me and I started over. So you’ve done what I couldn’t :+1::+1::+1:

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i really wanted to be the like that would give you a badge here

but i have none left!

well done for coming back. this time is the time you make it!

Congrats man, that’s an amazing step :partying_face: :partying_face:

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