The Ultimate Additional Japanese Resources List!


Shit Kakitai is for Windows? Does anyone know where I can find a similar software for Mac? :frowning:


Yeah, my coworker also tried it on his iPhone. I was surprised at how different it was. I wonder if it has to do with all the rules that the apple store has for the apps they allow. I’ve heard that they are pretty strict.
The google play store has it listed as “Japanese Kanji Study” by Chase Colburn, last updated on August 20, 2017
Here is the link that is given in the Google Play store for the creator’s website, there are a lot of examples of what the app looks like.


Thank you for this! I really need to work on my katakana and standard grammar so this helps a ton.


this is amazing! I’m new to WaniKani and to learning japanese but all those websites look so useful O: can’t wait to try some of them :smiley:


veeeeeery veeeeeeeeeeeery useful


Yes it was. ^ _ ^

And thank you to Shiawase for keeping my list going! ^ _ ^


I have been using LingoDeer for a couple of days now and I love it. Turn off Romaji and read the learning tips at the beginning of each lesson, it really helps understanding Japanese Grammar. It is my nr 1 resource besides wanikani.


Dont know if this has been posted before but:

Great way to practice your listening skills! for late-beginner and intermediate learners.




The core 6000 deck link doesn’t work…

Does anyone still have this deck?


Thank you so much for all the info :grin:


@idiomargot hmm some quick searching shows that the free versions were originally taken from iknow, which is why they’re no longer available from anki.

It seems some downloads are still out there though. Try checking through these reddits, and I will see to updating that link once I get the chance to look into it further.



the link to Japanese for the Western Brain is broken, it seems to be just now instead of

And maybe you want to add to the japenese learning game section? It teaches 1500 basic vocabularies with a couple of different games. In found it mentioned on WaniKani only once, so maybe no one else enjoys it, not sure what’s up with that. But I enjoy playing it when I’m just tired and don’t feel like doing anything that feels more like work.

Edit: oh, and while I’m on it. I just saw childrens books being metioned in the list: what about adding Here’s a blog post about how to use it:


There’s a Japanese-only online dictionary which has proved somewhat useful for my JLPT studies, and could be a good additionn to the list. It’s a dictionary of compound verbs, which lets you search by whole words / first part / last part:

And it also allows for romaji input, which is nice.


This is a great idea! Would be better if you can give a link of a pdf :slight_smile:


I tried it once before, but instead of a learning platform, it felt more like a fun way to spend some time and get your mind to relax a bit. Major issue with it is that it shows pictures and a word and asks your to map the word to correct picture. So if i don’t know that word and get it wrong then it doesn’t actually ask that word again. Which IMO is essential for learning.

Also nouns can be captured by images easily, but verbs, adjectives etc are vrey hard to show in images. This also make trying to understand what the image wants to depict a bit harder.


I’ve found “Japanese the Manga Way” to be by far the best grammar book I’ve read for me. I know it’s not for everyone as it doesn’t go down well without some kanji knowledge but for me it was just right. Does anyone know if there are some intermediate books that follow the same style? Something like “Japanese the Manga Way #2”?


This has been so helpful, I’m always going to reference to this when I need help


A big thanks for to you for the amazing compilation!

I have a one question though. Using WaniKani I’m successfully committing the kanji to memory. However, it only goes one way. As in, I see the kanji and I recognize the meaning and recall pronunciation. But when somebody asks me “What’s Japanese for …?” or “How do you write this character?” I usually struggle even though I know the kanji quite well. The knowledge is simply one-directional. So my question is - what resources do you use to practice the other direction?

P.S.: It’d be really useful if WaniKani had a reverse mode where they’d throw english words and you and you’d have to type them using kana.


It is called kaniwani.