Over the last few months I’ve been working on a new SRS-based application for learning Japanese vocabulary, closer to the style of WaniKani. This is as a personal project I created for my own needs, I don’t intend to compete with any of the other vocab learning tools out there. Though, I decided to put in some extra effort and make my project public as some folks showed their potential interest in an app like this (see here).
Please note: Torii is still in an open beta kind of state. Many features are yet to be added and there’s a higher chance for encountering bugs. It shouldn’t be the rule, but the application might crash randomly. Please report any issues right away!
TL;DR Download link on the bottom.
How does Torii work?
Step 1: Select a Study Mode
Default Mode. Learn the complete Core 10k vocab.
Learn only vocabulary of a certain JLPT level.
It’s possible to choose more than 1 level.
Learn only vocabulary that cannot be found on WK.
New vocab is ordered by the WK level of the Kanji.
Learn only words without Kanji.
Step 2: Study
Step 3: Review
Basically works like reviewing on WK.
You’re either asked to type in the Japanese reading (in Kana) or the English meaning.
What else should you know?
Get the application (download link below), open it, sign up.
- Desktop (Windows, Mac, Linux)
- Android (4.4+)
Your account data is synced automatically across all your devices.
Again, if you encounter any bugs or other issues, let me know asap. Same goes for your feature wishes and general ideas to improve Torii. I’d love to hear your constructive feedback! Just drop me a message. You can
- email me: firstname.lastname@example.org (or use the Contact form on my website)
- add me on Discord: Rakantor#6026
- reply to this topic
What’s planned next?
Please refer to the very first sentence of this post.
IMPORTANT: Make sure you’re running the latest version of Java (pre-installed on many devices).
You can get it from here: https://java.com/download