Star/Save favourites, and study them

It would be great to be able to star/favourite/flag individual kanjis, radicals and vocab. Whether unlocked or not.

Better still would be the option to use that “favourites” list as a self study quiz option.

WaniKani is great, but it lives in isolation. Sometimes we need flexibility, for example, in language school, maybe you have different kanji resources and tests, but want to study those specific kanji using WaniKani. Currently doing that via other apps, such as Anki just creates overlap or a lot of flash card management.

Similarly, the burning system should be customisable. I personally think they burn too early. I have to relearn burned items in Anki currently, again quite tedious to put together and often neglected.


no integration with self study or anything like that, but it lets you bookmark items to look back on them later on


I don’t quite think the goal here is to have everything engraved into your memory from SRS. You don’t really know a word till you’ve learned it from a book or real world use. I think the burns are fine, you’ll inevitably forget some, but you’re familiar with the word / kanji now. When you read / hear it, it should make sense and click for you.


Now this works


The Explicit List filter in in the userscript Item Inspector will do what you want. You will need to install Item Inspector.

Once you have the Explicit List filter configurer you may click on the Self-Study Quiz buttons of the Item Inspector toolbar to study the items. Or you cold use the item inspector popup to study the item directly. Or you could click on the item in Item Inspector to open the item page.

The explicit list filter is an optional filter which means it doesn’t show up in the settings unless you expressly indicate that you want it. Here is the procedure.

  • Go to the settings tab of the Item Inspector settings.
  • Scroll down until you find the Optional Filter settings
  • Select the KanjiDic2/Traditional Radicals option
  • Click on the Save button
  • Refresh your browser - The Optional filters won’t show up until you do.



To activate your filter you need to create a table for it.

  • Go to the Tables tab of the Item Inspector Settings menu
  • Click on the new button – This will create a new table named
  • Type in “Explicit List” in the Edit Table Name field and press enter to give the table a significant name

Add New Table

  • Select the Filter tab while the Explicit List table is selected. This will show a list of filters you can use. The Explicit List filter is the one before last all the way down the list.




By default the filters are disabled. To enable then you click on the checkbox just before the filter name. This ungrey the filter text and show up a user interface widget to configure your filter.


To configure the filter click on the button. The User Interface for the filter will show up.

You should see four text areas for radicals, kanji etc. You can type in the items you need in Japanese (Kanji, hiragana etc) with an IME. You also have the possibility to export your data to a file and recover the data from that file at a later time.


If you do want to allow users to review these items you could create a WKOF filter for it, which could then be used in Omega


I wish this is a way to add a button to click (or keyboard shortcut) like olden time, from Review / Extra Study.

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Actually thought about it. I’ll get to it, might be very useful.


Thanks. I’m not quite sure how the script side of things works. I tend to use WaniKani API with Flaming Durtles. I’m guessing scripts are suited to a specific desktop solution?

Desktop browsers, yes

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