The JLPT is coming up soon here in Japan which is reminding me of six months ago when I took the JLPT N3 for the first time. I was able to pass (yay!) and feel like a HUGE part of the success was due to Wanikani.
I took the N3 I was around level 32 and had learned 92% of the kanji according to the provided statistics. I saw this pay off a lot in the vocab/kanji/grammar section and again when it came to reading.
The hardest section for me was the reading part, but as I learned more kanji and did more practice questions, I could feel myself improving there too.
Just wanted to share the encouragement that Wanikani definitely works, both for learning Japanese and prepping for the JLPT. (At least up until N3 level).
I wrote a blog post about my experience studying in Japan and prepping for the JLPT for those who is interested in reading more about how Wanikani has contributed + other great language learning resources!