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The point of this thread is to use visual aids of any kind to remember the Kanji.
This is a remake of the previous thread I did based on the same thing. A while back I restarted my account from level 1, after lapsing for a few months in WK. I found that I remembered the Kanji that I made pics for so much better than the ones I didn’t, so I figured I should continue the tradition.
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At the bottom of this post I have links to each of the visuals that have been added based on level, so if you would like to add your own I would prefer if you mention what level the Kanji is in your post and either the meaning or Kanji used in text, so I can look it up and link to it appropriately. Also please read the Your Formatting section (spoiler: It’s really simple).
I start by posting the Kanji, Reading, Meaning, and Level of the term.
I also include a link to the WaniKani page related to the term if you click on the Meaning.
If I am basing the visuals on one of WaniKani’s mnemonics, I post that mnemonic before the visual, prefaced by “Koichi’s Mnemonic.”
If I don’t have that, it means I’m using my own mnemonic for it.
I may list someone that the visual is inspired by or dedicated to, these are usually based on someone giving me the idea for it or requesting it be made.
I then have the visuals followed by whether it’s focused on the Kanji or Vocabulary version of the term (or both) and who the author is.
If I list someone else as the author it’s because someone else made the visual either in the previous thread I did (I’m slowly migrating them to this one) or they’ve posted it somewhere else in this thread, but there is more than one visual for the same term and I’m combining them into one post so they can all be found by one link from the OP (and I include a link to where the originals can be found in this thread).
Most of my visuals are similar to memes in that I use pics or GIFs with words superimposed on them (but not necessarily humorous). My GIFs are by and large created from scratch by ripping them from a video file, where I am generally spending hours choosing the right frames to include and modifying them in Photoshop to add various effects or to focus on specific parts of the scenes and splicing them together so it shows what I want without running too long or being too big a file size (this forum caps them at roughly 3.9 MB).
Sometimes they look pretty simple, but are highly modified like this one:
The GIF at the bottom is actually composed of these three components:
The first is ripped from a video.
The second I’ve taken the face from, modified and resized it to fit the first, and added it to each frame.
Then I had to rip one of the soccer balls from the last one frame by frame, resize them to fit the first one, and modify the proportions and speed so it would line up correctly with the first one…
Don’t feel bound by my formatting.
There’s no restrictions or specific format you need to use. You could use a single pic or GIF with nothing else added to it or just a short video clip. It doesn’t need to have words, or be animated, or even line up with specific mnemonics, as long as it’s something visual that helps you remember the Kanji, go for it!
In fact I even made one that’s mostly audio based:
Once again though I would like to be able to link it up to the OP, so please post the Kanji/Meaning and what level it is in text format so I can easily look it up.
If you would like to generate some in meme format, try: Imgflip
Once again don’t worry about having to be funny, it’s just an easy format to add Kanji or words to an image.
Additionally if you have an idea and would like me to put it together for you, just let me know, and I can do that too.
The Great WaniKani Purge
Many of the mnemonics posted are from before the Great WK Purge, so if they don’t line up with what is there now, that’s why. If I’m aware that the mnemonic is an old one, I’ll note in the mnemonic description that it’s based on the old one.
Index of Visuals
Here you can find links to all existing visuals:
Kanji Level 01
Kanji Level 02
Ball [South Park]
Kanji Level 03
Older Brother [Final Fantasy]
Kanji Level 04
Kanji Level 05
Sell [One Piece]
Kanji Level 06
Kanji Level 07
Black [Samurai Champloo]
Kanji Level 08
Sharpen [Rurouni Kenshin]
Kanji Level 20
Vocab Level 01
To Get Lower
Vocab Level 02
Talented Person [Naruto]
Very [The Walking Dead]
Vocab Level 03
Government Business [South Park]
Suspension [Assassin’s Creed/Star Wars]
Vocab Level 04
Foot [Adventure Time]
Vocab Level 05
To Carry Out A Task [Pokemon]
Vocab Level 06
Kingdom of Heaven [Dragon Ball Z]
Next Time [Inspector Gadget]
Vocab Level 07
Vocab Level 12
Vocab Level 19
To Act Violently
Vocab Level 20
Vocab Level 21
Radical Level 20
#1 This forum has pretty tight restrictions on pic size so many of them are too large to be fully displayed and might thus be clipped off, so be sure to click on the image to expand it, as you may miss more than half of the image otherwise.
#2 When looking at visuals that are authored by me I tend to use a fairly consistent format. If the text in my pics are written as Kana they are meant to be read as how the Japanese word would be pronounced. If it the text is written as a Kanji it’s meant to be read as the English translation.
This one would be read as:
It’s that unique Ken!
He doesn’t Sharpen the cutting side!
I will make a note in said post if I deviate from that format.
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