Double-posting on my own thread, within a span of minutes. I’m a heretic, I know, but I didn’t want to tie this up in my previous direct reply so I made it separate.
For anyone interested in the site:
It looks like it’s only N1 for now (much to both my surprise and satisfaction. It seems like N2/N1 are usually last when new stuff comes out, which is always a bummer for me as an upper-intermediate learner), but there are clearly plans to work backwards and add content for the lower levels later.
Currently it only has Kanji, Vocab, and Grammar sections, but Listening and Reading sections are supposed to come out by the end of April. The kanji sections works much like WaniKani, in that she breaks down kanji into radicals and creates funny mnemonics for them, albeit more firmly rooted in the true origins of the components (again, to both my surprise and satisfaction). The vocab section poses an example question first, and then follows up with an explanation of the words meaning and nuance. Grammar usually opens up with a short and funny skit that uses the point before breaking it down into its construction, meaning, related points, and even whether or not you should use it in daily conversation, and even even what to use in its place to sound more natural should it not be appropriate in daily speech. Topping it all off, its taught fully in Japanese that anyone who has completed N2 should be able to understand (and I’d assume similarly for the lower levels once they’re completed and released) which makes it very easy to embody the concepts fully without having to relate it back to English or the other western languages.
This may or may not be my new main form of study from now on, and I may or may not have constructed an entire study plan around finishing the current content before July
All in all, I’m looking forward to using this as a new resource. It re-sparked the vigor I had studied Japanese with previously with WaniKani that I had lost since hitting level 60, and I’m now pumped to get home and make a new study binder so I can properly and firmly slam my nose to the grindstone with this!