Using this site (and others) makes me realise that whilst I’m appreciative of Wanikani, I’m surprised at the state of the tool and the narrowness of its scope. I understand that WK is only meant to teach kanji, but most people using the site are presumably trying to learn Japanese. So why not tap into that market? Surely they should:
- integrate the best scripts (as options) to make WK more usable
- (optionally) offer English->Japanese SRS (like KaniWani / KameSame)
- (optionally) offer a full range of vocab (like Anki / Kitsun.io)
- partner with / integrate White Rabbit to (optionally) offer graded reading material
- partner with / integrate Bunpro to (optionally) teach grammar
- (optionally) offer curated subtitled videos, similar to https://voracious.app/ functionality
It wouldn’t be that hard to design the interface to let people choose whichever combination of kanji / vocab / grammar / reading / video they wanted. I wonder if it’s a lack of ambition, or lack of resources… or maybe it’s already happening behind the scenes and one day there’ll be a “Hey Presto!!” announcement to our collective amazement?
This seems like a no-brainer to me. Or do you think that the “one-stop-shop” concept is not everyone’s cup of tea?