WaniKani styling for Anki

I’ve recently started using Anki for Genki vocab and found a great deck for the 3rd edition that has all the vocab plus sounds. However, I quickly realized I missed the WK style of learning (specifically kanji → reading and kanji → meaning) and wanted to find a way to replicate it in Anki without having to duplicate, add to, or subtract from the cards I had already downloaded (there aren’t a lot of options for the 3rd edition yet). I’ve seen others have the same issue, so figured I would post how I’ve formatted my cards.

Obviously, this formatting is specifically for this deck, but I would imagine it would be helpful to someone who is making their own deck or editing another one to feel more like WK. :grinning:

Basically what this does:
From Japanese

  • Shows kanji and makes you type in the reading and meaning (both on the same card)
  • Shows kana words and makes you type in the meaning
    It will hide kana if kanji is present, but shows it if it is a kana-only word

From English

  • Shows English word and makes you type in kana reading (will show kanji if applicable)
Example pics of cards

Front of kanji card

Back of kanji card

Front of kana-only card

Back of kana-only card

Front of English card

Back of English card

Japanese cards template

Front

{{kanjis}}


{{#kanjis}} .kana{display:none} {{/kanjis}}

{{japanese_kana}}

{{sound}}


meaning{{type:english}}

{{#kanjis}}
reading{{type:japanese_kana}}
{{/kanjis}}

Back

{{FrontSide}}




Styling

.card {

font-family: arial;

font-size: 20px;

text-align: center;

}

English cards template

Front
{{english}}



{{type:japanese_kana}}

Back

{{FrontSide}}

Meaning:


{{kanjis}}


{{japanese_kana}}



{{kanjis}}



{{sound}}


Styling

.card {

font-family: arial;

font-size: 20px;

text-align: center;

}

I think the only other thing I changed from the OG cards was that I deleted a field called kanji meaning because I didn’t find it particularly helpful for my studies, but I think this would look almost the same if you left that field in the deck/on the cards.

Sorry if this is a duplicated topic (seemed like the other threads on this had closed) but I hope this is helpful to someone!

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Nice! :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes: Just in case someone wants Anki to look like WK as well, I thought I’d link this here:

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Neat!
A tip, though: put your templates in code blocks using triple backticks

```
Like this
```

{{kanjis}}

{{#kanjis}} .kana{display:none} {{/kanjis}}
{{japanese_kana}}

{{sound}}

meaning{{type:english}}
{{#kanjis}}
reading{{type:japanese_kana}}
{{/kanjis}}
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