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NihongoShark.com Kanji Deck

25.70MB. 3 audio & 2202 images. Updated 2015-11-14.
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This is the kanji deck created by NihongoShark.com. It is actually a slightly modified version of this deck. Details about what has changed and the reasons can be found here. I give ridiculously detailed instructions on the recommended usage of this deck in this post: Hacking the Kanji - How to Learn Kanji Easily and Remember Them Permanently, so extra cool kids might want to check that out. Keep swimming, and good luck in your studies! Niko

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id 2049
frameNoV4 1900
frameNoV6 2049
keyword steam
constituent steam, flowers, helping hand, complete, water, one, floor, oven-fire, barbecue
strokeCount 13
lessonNo 51
heisigStory The flower at the top and the floor with the oven fire beneath are familiar. The problem is what comes in between. It is formed by the character for complete, whose vertical stroke doubles up as the first stroke of water.
koohiiStory1 Think of a picture of someone steaming vegetables. On top you see the flowers of cauliflower or something else that is being steamed. Underneath, the pan is completely full of water. Below the pan is a floor - that's the hotplate - and under that the oven fire. Caution: don't confuse with boil (#1257), or the steam radical in spirit (#1885).
koohiiStory2 When you want to steam some flowers/vegetation you don't cover them completely with water, rather you have just a little at the floor of the saucepan and then heat.
jouYou 6
jlpt 2
onYomi ジョウ、セイ
kunYomi む.す、む.れる、む.らす
words 蒸留(じょうりゅう): distillation蒸気(じょうき): steam, vapour蒸発(じょうはつ): evaporation, unexplained disappearance水蒸気(すいじょうき): water vapour, steam蒸し暑い(むしあつい): humid, sultry蒸す(むす): to steam, poultice, be sultry
readingExamples 蒸す (む.す), 蒸らす (む.らす), 蒸れる (む.れる)
Tags JLPT_2 Jouyou_6
id 914
frameNoV4 851
frameNoV6 914
keyword entrails
constituent entrails, moon, month, flesh, part of the body, storehouse, flowers, parade, retainer, slave
strokeCount 19
lessonNo 25
heisigStory Part of the body . . . storehouse.
koohiiStory1 You signed your organ donor card, right? So, when you die, your entrails and other body parts will be placed in a storehouse.
koohiiStory2 Again with the Pyramids, each Pharaoh had their entrails taken out and put into little jars that were shaped in the forms of their Gods and entombed along with the preserved body. So, the entrails are the parts of the body that are placed in the storehouse along with the Pharaoh! Damnit, why can´t they always be this easy? :(.
jouYou 6
jlpt 2
onYomi ゾウ
kunYomi はらわた
words 内臓(ないぞう): internal organs, intestines, viscera心臓(しんぞう): heart
Tags JLPT_2 Jouyou_6
id 1208
frameNoV4 1127
frameNoV6 1208
keyword place
constituent place, door, one, ceiling, flag, axe
strokeCount 8
lessonNo 31
heisigStory Door . . . ax.
koohiiStory1 You outsiders better learn your place! An axe stuck in the door when you get home is a pretty good indicator that this might not be the best place for you.
koohiiStory2 A place for everything and everything in its place. To the right of the door is the standard place for the axe.
jouYou 3
jlpt 3
onYomi ショ
kunYomi ところ、-ところ、どころ、とこ
words 所謂(いわゆる): the so-called, so to speak箇所(かしょ): passage, place, point, part所在(しょざい): whereabouts所持(しょじ): possession, owning所々(しょしょ): here and there, some parts (of something)所属(しょぞく): attached to, belong to所定(しょてい): fixed, prescribed所得(しょとく): income, earnings所が(ところが): however, while, even if所で(ところで): by the way, even if, no matter what余所見(よそみ): looking away, looking aside個所(かしょ): passage, place, point, part所為(せい): act, deed, one´s doing短所(たんしょ): defect, demerit, weak point, disadvantage長所(ちょうしょ): strong point, merit, advantage停留所(ていりゅうじょ): bus or tram stop所々(ところどころ): here and there, some parts (of something)場所(ばしょ): place, location便所(べんじょ): toilet, lavatory, rest room, latrine名所(めいしょ): famous place役所(やくしょ): government office, public office余所(よそ): another place, somewhere else, strange parts近所(きんじょ): neighbor hood事務所(じむしょ): office住所(じゅうしょ): address台所(だいどころ): kitchen所(ところ): place
readingExamples 所 (ところ)
Tags JLPT_3 Jouyou_3

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on 1659374505
i like it
on 1658193849
The deck is not in the order. The meanings of the kanjis are too casually written and there is no way we can know how to use them in what context. There is no audio as well.
on 1654611195
1) people who are complaining about the filthy mnemonics. The author did not write them. They are pasted in. You are supposed to change them. "This field has the most popular story on the koohii Reviewing the Kanji site."
2) if anyone is struggling with the card order (the first card you learn should be the kanji for 'one', followed by 'two' etc. Sometimes it is in a crazy order, so you learn really weird / hard kanji first. Try this:

Open the deck, then

Browser > Fields > Rank > Sort by this field in the browser
Browser > Click on “Sort field” column. Now all cards are ordered by “Rank” field
Select all cards > Right button > Reposition. Now the due value correspond to the “Rank” field.
Start studying using your deck options. It should work now.

Almost all the negative reviews would not have happened if the people had read this first: https://nihongoshark.com/learn-kanji/
on 1649573108
Excellent deck with either 0 or only very minor errors compared to RTK. This is really a RTK companion deck, so it's frustrating to see so many bad reviews from people who haven't read any RTK. If you're sticking true to RTK make sure to swap the front<->back.
on 1648851217
Horrible descriptions. Just go jack off dude, we're here to learn a language not think about porn? This kind of shit makes me lose faith in humanity just a little bit more. Deck creator, don't visit Japan, ever.
on 1644467210
NihongoShark (now NativShark) showed me how to put together the pieces of the puzzle I'd been staring at. Fantastic.
on 1643448925
have been studying this deck for 2 months, now I finished 70% of them.

-) detailed fields from the original book(id, constituent, stoke count, lesson_no, heisigStory), other info including koohii story, KUN/ON Yomi, words, reading examples, which makes a lot easy to search.

-) I always have to check each word on jisho to make sure the meanings are correct, some of the original book meaning is not suitable for me. sometimes, the deck meaning is misleading.
-) stories are sexist as others mentioned, for some people, this makes uncomfortable for them. If u r one of the people, suggest u to turn off the story field in card

Things I adjusted during my study:
-) change the css & show orders of fields
-) create new cards types as i need
-) highlight the words from WORD fields, which i want to learn
on 1636869665
EDIT: I had formerly posted a long-winded rant about this terrible, plagiarized deck, but I think the 2nd paragraph of the source material, Remembering the Kanji by James W. Heisig, summarizes everything I had said more eloquently and succinctly. I will quote it here:
"There are, of course, many things that the pages of this book will not do for you. You will read nothing about how kanji combine to form compounds. Nor is anything said about the various ways to pronounce the characters. Furthermore, all questions of grammatical usage have been omitted."
The purpose of the book is to teach students how to handwrite kanji. If you are a casual learner, or you not going to be tested on your ability to handwrite kanji, you should absolutely NOT waste your time on this. Especially because this deck is backwards, showing you the kanji and then the meaning. It's self-defeating.
on 1635924187
I finished 2,200 cards in 110 consecutive days. Thank you, Heisig and NihongoShark, for doing this. You guys saved me so much time and helped me tremendously with remembering kanji. The more outrageous the mnemonic was, the better I remembered it. ありがとうございました。
on 1624534221
An amazing rtk deck. Has all the stories and heisig info built in so it works standalone. Also includes additional information to check which is nice. Love this deck.
on 1624140883
thank you for providing the decks
on 1617907403
I want to clarify this for people who may be seeing this later:

1. This deck is a companion to Heisig's Remembering the Kanji. Go check that book out and see if you want to go through that method. If you do, then this is a GREAT deck for it. If you don't, then don't use this companion deck.

2. The koohii stories are often very graphic, offensive, and may simply be not helpful. If you find they're just something you don't want to see, just go to "edit" go into the "fields" and simply delete the koohii story fields. In my experience, the #1 option is usually innocuous and the #2 option can be too vulgar for some.

3. YOU SHOULD BE MAKING YOUR OWN STORIES. There's the "My Story" area, and so the Heisig stories and koohii stories are there for inspiration, not for specific use. When nihongoshark created this deck, this was very intentional.

If you are here for a Heisig deck that allows you to create your own custom stories out of the box, congrats, this is what you're after!
on 1617710417
Great deck. I went through it 2 years ago and I really enjoyed the possibility to chose from few premade stories instead of wasting time to come up with mine.
on 1615991822
On a 1-5 scale I'd give this a 2.5 simply because it's a lot of work to put this together and we should all appreciate the folks who make the effort to create and share decks.

However, I'm giving it a thumbs down so people and hopefully the deck author will seriously consider the issues with the deck's content.

I've run into a fair number of outright errors and mistranslations. For example 詮 is presented as "Elucidation" when in fact every other resource I can find calls it "Discussion, methods called for, selection, results."

Other problems are more subtle but still impede learning. For example, 乙 is presented simply as "fishguts" which is misleading. In use, it means (among many other definitions) "the latter" or "the second one." "Fishguts" is the name of the symbol in the list of Heavenly Stems (https://wikipedia.org/wiki/Heavenly_Stems - hint: use the desktop version of that page to see the symbol translations.) So blindly learning this as "fishguts" is not time well spent.

The Heisig stories are awkward at best, typically ummemorable, and at worst are sexist and archaic. (Did these come from a book written in the 1920s?) They even contain uses of improper grammar, for example "Elucidate me."

I'm going to try some other kanji decks now. You should too.
on 1615915281
This is full sexual and sexist descriptions
on 1612364347
Great Deck! As you say, the weirder and the more personal a mnemonic is, the easier to remember. I've seen a few critics saying that some of the mnemonics are sexist.... Well, I didn't mind at all. To be honest, sometimes it was even easier to remember. ;-) Any person who gets offended by any mnemonic may change it to their liking anyway. Great job! Thanks so much!
on 1612206042
Learned 500 kanji meanings so far, in just a month! This is exactly what I needed to get started with kanji after I had been putting it off for years.

Some people don't seem to understand that the "shocking" stories are made that way, because things that are shocking give a stronger memory.
You can just change those few stories if you don't like them.
on 1609676582
The deck is fine. But the some of proposed mnemonics are very off putting and don't make my day any better. To remember Pop songs I don't want to think of "A new way for sluts to use their mouths to make alot of money.".. Deck is fine though otherwise. Doesn't quite match the order of my 5th edition of RTK, so I might need to find the 6th. Also the primitives that are not specifically kanji are not included, so reading them in the book on side can be helpful I think.
on 1601068150
Horrible deck.
1. The amount of disgusting, borderline rapist, sexist stories to remember the kanji by makes me honestly super uncomfortable. I don't want to remember a kanji by how many fingers should be inserted into a woman, seriously.
2. Outdated, mindless meanings. I need to doublecheck every single new kanji in 2 dictionaries to make sure the meaning is correct - and in 95% it's not.

The only reason I'm sticking with it is because I've been using it for a few weeks now and am hesitant to try new decks. Seriously, whoever wrote those koohii stories should probably stick to their greasy neckbeard fantasies instead of publishing stuff like this.
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on 1599103750
I love it
on 1593373522
I learned like 300 kanji in two weeks. Only thing I could disagree is the learning order, because you learn kanji that is not on lower levels or with translations I could not even understand (non native). Anyway, reading other comments, even the native speakers are having a hard time with it. But that's it. A different order and more easy to understand translations. Overall 9/10. Excellent tool
on 1590121948
on 1588880275
The order in this deck is ridiculous. I've been using it for over a week now yet I don't know all the N5 Kanji and a lot of the ones I learn (Maybe even up to 10%) translate to words I've never even heard of. It's helpful when it shows the radicals' meanings that make it up so you can make up your own stories to remember them, but doing so is impossible when you don't know the meanings of the translations. I'm a native English speaker and I can understand standard English perfectly, so there's no excuse for these ridiculous translations that I've never heard of (Like "Derision", "Decameron", and many, many more).
on 1579347769
Really good deck. I'm 70% thorough and it's been a blast how much easier it is to learn vocab once you know the meaning of the kanjis.
For all the people who're voting negatively this deck, bear in mind it's made for recognition only, not production of kanjis.
You can learn production changing to keyword in the front card and the kanji on the back card.
on 1577954865
Looks good, but many consistent kanji not exist!
on 1576173007
This is such a great help for revising the Kanji, I'm using my own hand made flashcards as well which I find helps to cement the images in place. This pack is amazing though and thanks for all the readings included with it. I'm up to 1500 so far and it's really helping with understanding japanese
on 1575774423
This deck is really neat
on 1574809624
Fantastic tool all around.
on 1569599097
I memorized 95% of the Kanji in this deck and I could really say that learning vocabularies is 100 times easier if you know Kanji. Even just knowing the meaning of the kanji is enough to make learning Japanese easier.

The readings of the Kanji can be learned in context together with the vocabs.
on 1568770334
On my way to 2200. Currently at 400. This deck is very useful in terms of recognizing kanji. At first it was a bit overwhelming 20 kanji a day but its been getting into a habit of my daily routine. I can't wait to reach 2200.
on 1567669951
Can someone tell me how to change jlpt level?
on 1565734541
Great Joyo kanji deck
on 1565425934
Just about everything I needed. Thankyou very much for making this, You saved a ton of my time!
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on 1562836134
So... there's a deck with the cards in the right order for once.
But..... RTK states, READING -> KANJI
Not the other way around

If you want to fix this, follow my instructions
1. Press Decks
2. Find this deck and press study
3. In the bottom left, press edit
4. Press cards
5. In front template change
<span class="large japanese">{{kanji}}</span>


<span class="large japanese">{{keyword}}</span>

Close and continue studying
on 1562639401
很多都是错误的, 建议摒弃.
Some wrong with this, example [十] should transform [じゅう], but this deck doesn't have.
rely on wrong things, learn is forward reverse .
on 1561834145
So helpful in learning the kanji!!
on 1560286165
on 1560209753
Very useful!
It has all what you need like the meaning, how to write,
original book story, and link to koohi stories if you don't like the book story and can't make your own story. It's customizable so you can still add images, translations, similar looking kanji. I do recommend for anyone willing to go through RTK, just keep going everyday.
on 1559016332
Just incompleta and unuseful
on 1558851728
A great deck with a lot of effort put into it. I took some time to change the translations to my native language and some translations I modified to better match the general usage of the kanji, but I took it as a learning experience as well. I'm thinking of turning the deck into a full JP-JP deck later.
on 1557998542
It is the best thing I could find after many hours of research. That is worth something. I am almost halfway through and enjoying every day of it. The only thing that I don't understand is why some kanji meanings are not the same as the actual most used kanki meaning.
on 1555457911
Make sure to read the page linked before trying the deck. I got confused and deleted it only to come back after seeing that it’s the best rtk deck imo. I’m amazed at how many kanji I’m learning to read. I don’t appreciate the Koohi stories included that are sexually explicit/misandristic but I understand that they were probably included since they were top rated.
on 1555288699
I, personally, thought this was a decent deck.
on 1554790110
That is massive
on 1554649908
muito legal
on 1554008938

To those that want the readings as well:
Go into the deck, and click Edit, and then 'Cards'.
There are 3 text boxes, focus on the one that says Back Template, then scroll down till you see the "uncomment for kunyonmi and onyomi". Delete the '<", and then Close. You're good to go.
on 1553974593
Be Warned!
I'm a guy that already knows 500 or so kanji and i was searching for a way to learn the next 1500 kanji, i tried this deck for a few days together with other decks and i found out the hard way:
- the deck is full of wrong translations
- the deck is full of unused kanji
- the deck starts with very rare and hard kanji
- almost any other Japanese deck on Anki is better
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on 1550398472
Great deck!! I really appreciate it and a great way to learn the Kanji, too.
on 1549600366
Very complete deck. I recommend checking out the article he wrote.
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on 1547219638
i have issues with this deck (like another user said, some of the koohi suggestions go beyond "memorable" and into "disturbing"), but overall it's a very good deck for learning the kanji. The Heisig method doesn't work for everyone, but it's worth trying before you slam it.
on 1545667235
This deck works great for me :)
And @the guy complaining about explicit stories: By being sexual/scary/disgusting, they are easier to remember.
on 1545148083
The koohli descriptions included in this deck are sexually explicit and very off-putting. There's no easy way to turn that part off. This is not appropriate for most learners. I don't need to think about a woman waiting for sex in doggy style when I see the number nine.
on 1544710363
Best kanji deck I've tried!
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on 1544152457
Amazing deck
on 1542372130
Fantastic deck. Read about the reasons behind the formatting here: https://nihongoshark.com/learn-kanji

It's all part of a system.
on 1540609123
I've been studying for some years.... And I could never keep a consistency on my kanji learning. This method was just the best one I have ever tried. Pay attention to the radicals and their reading, and this method will help for sure.
on 1540411660
its very well made
on 1539709895
Solid deck for learning kanji
on 1539541834
Very complete and easy to customize.
on 1538397764
This deck is invaluable if you are using Heisig's book.
on 1537786084
The kanji are learned in a useful order so that you learn certain elements before seeing them included within various characters so it doesn't feel too overwhelming. Several different stories are given for each character so you can choose which resonates most with you, or you can write your own story to help you remember. Coupled with the article on NihongoShark on how to learn the 2,200 kanji in 97 days, this has been a very useful way for me to memorise them. I find myself learning extra ones in this first week because I still feel enthusiastic after the first set!
on 1537574656
Voting just to make the down-votes of those who can't read the English description less significant.
Thank you for your effort, Niko, that's a lot of work. I do use it in my studies and I totally appreciate it.
on 1537288875
Love it.
on 1536669760
Nicely covered
on 1536577117
I don't like it because it's based on Heisig method. I have learned Japanese at university few years ago and search a way to review kanji because it's easy to forget them. Plus I learned kanji with both ON and kun yomi at the same time. For me Heisig is so disconnected with actual Japanese speaking and real used of kanji. I prefer Kodansha based kanji deck.
on 1536270255
All you need to know is here, boys. Just learn it
on 1536175513
Great deck. Exactly what I was looking for.

Show me the Kanji by itself, then the answers on the back. I did edit it to show the On'yomi and Kun'yomi readings. It's already in there, just have to uncomment out the lines in the code.
on 1535133494
Saves a lot of time.
on 1534026736
I used it a few days before and during my visit in Japan and oit proved to be very useful. I feel like I'm improving very fast with just a few minutes a day!
on 1533794879
Incredibly helpful deck that's well organized with tons of information, be sure to read the article to get the most out of it.
on 1532934230
This helps me learn a lot
on 1532866082
Question! When I click "answer" the first thing that pops up is the word translation in English. I'd like to see the hiragana reading or Japanese translation instead. How can I do that??? Thank you!
on 1532844195
You make learning the kanji more manageable by being approachable and honest about how difficult it actually is - but you also give hope that it is manageable.
on 1531803677
Amazing deck for kanji in an order that actually makes sense :)
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on 1530144064
Great deck! Be sure to read the instructions given in the deck description above. I am really having fun learning kanji with this deck.
on 1529886484
The most convenience RTK PREMADE DECK with nice layout deisign for each card.
on 1529813812
great deck
on 1529772988
Thank you for sharing! Will attempt the 97-day challenge...*shivers*
on 1529531498
This deck has everything I need for learning, but the article that links from here to NihongoShark is an amazing and inspiring article. Awesome! Thanks, Niko!
on 1529145206
Best deck ever. It's really well made and fits perfectly into my studies
on 1528156800
Thanks for sharing, amazing deck ! :)
on 1527724800
Pretty good. Too anyone looking to learn how to pronounce the characters and learn an extra 800 for a total of 3,000 kanji, Heiseg has 2 more books. Only complain would be that the app doesn't go out of it's way to introduce new primitives if they are not kanji on their own. I found a good page for that though: http://rtkelements.blogspot.com. 頑張って(がんばって)
on 1527379200
So glad I don't have to create these cards myself!
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on 1526169600
The basis to any good kanji deck.
on 1525651200
Well made list
on 1525132800
Amazing g
on 1525046400
Very complete and good commentary.
on 1524528000
Perfect. Read the guide on Nihongoshark if you're confused on how to use this deck (as some people who wrote reviews clearly haven't...)
on 1524441600
Great instructions and layout!
on 1524441600
Amazing job with a lot of work put into it. Kudos for making it available!
on 1524096000
great deck. don't know why it is kanji to keyword but easily changable.
on 1523577600
Amazing deck with lots of information: key words, stroke order, readings, examples of usage in words with translations etc. Easily adjustable to whatever one is looking for (previous reviews contain guidance how to do it, for people who are not well familiar with Anki yet). This is a perfect deck to study kanji that I was looking for!
on 1523491200
Very detailed and perfect implementation of Heisig learning mechanism.
on 1523491200
So I uploaded it to my ankiweb acc and when I try to study I get a lot of N1 kanji even tho I just started of can I change the order somehow on what kanji appear first? And for changing the things that are visible on the flash card, do I have to use the Anki application or can I somehow change it in ankiweb? I want to be able to see the on and kunyomi readings on the back of my card which isn’t the case atm
on 1523491200
A detailed, well thought out deck. Great work Niko and team!
on 1522540800
This is great. Just do the customizations other commenters mention and you're all set.
on 1522454400
Simply awesome! Saves me the time of having to look up all that information...
on 1522368000
Overall its a good deck, but it lacks cards for primitives that aren't also a kanji.
on 1522368000
simple, full, customisable. rich with data
on 1521763200
Very useful and well organized
on 1519948800
The deck is well constructed, easy to understand and very useful.
on 1519430400
I love it! Thx niko :DD
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The breakdown of the characters and spaced repetition makes it definitely one of the most efficient ways to learn kanji, all while being free.
on 1516579200
Everything you need!
on 1516406400
Only one word, PERFECT.
on 1514764800
It's a good deck, but u guys should review the stroke order of kanji on it
I haven't look all cause i'm on the beginnig of the deck, but the convex kanji (凸) is wrong for example
on 1514678400
Thank you for sharing this deck! It is very helpful. I haven't finished all of the Kanji but studying it through this method is effective. I can recognize characters I haven't seen after weeks/months and I can guess the meaning of a few words based on the meaning of the individual Kanji it is composed of (yes, just a few as of the moment because I stopped studying for some time and I am not yet finished with this deck). It requires much effort at first but I have learned more Kanji this way than when I tried the traditional method of memorizing the onyomi, kunyomi, and stroke order.
on 1514073600
Perfect for learning the kanji
on 1513728000
Ugh. DOES NO ONE READ THE BOOK!??!? English on FRONT, THEN 漢字 on back. If you don't fix this before using this deck, YOU WILL ONLY LEARN HOW TO READ, AND NOT WRITE. You need to be able to think of a keyword then summon up the 漢字 from memory in the real world in order to write, right??? RIGHT?!?!? Am I the only one who saw Heisig mention this? What are you gonna do when you can only interpret 漢字 already written on the front page for you?? Great, you can read. Now go write it on a blank page with no 漢字 in front of you, and all you have is the ENGLISH KEYWORD you want to translate. THE READING WILL BE LEARNED IMPLICITLY, ONLY DO ENGLISH KEYWORD-->漢字!!!! Infuriating. It's not like Heisig said repeated this numerous times in his freaking book or anything.

Let me repeat that (yes, again) for the poor old folks stumbling their way into this deck... Heisig, the guy this and several other decks were basically made over, the guy who makes this whole Kanji process a fun, seamless endeavor would absolutely facepalm at the practice of only going Kanji->ENG. Think about it; if you know how to write, you MUST know how to read; if you have the kanji in memory that's triggered by the english keyword FIRST, you HAVE to recognize the 漢字 by its lonesome out in the wild. But if you JUST know how to read the kanji and translate it to a keyword, it is NOT guaranteed that you know how to summon the stroke order & character for a particular meaning from memory. PLEASE, fix this before actively using this deck. (see below)

Woo... I've cooled down... You can go to 「Browse」 then select the deck, then click "Cards.." and ensure the Front Template contains {{keyword}} and not {{kanji}} ... still, people who aren't particularly tech-savvy may have trouble figuring that out, that is, you know, for the people who actually READ Heisig's advice.

Okay, I'm using the deck now. The stroke order pictograms are very nice; they seem to actually be images, so they will show up on mobile just fine (I've used previous decks where the stroke orders weren't appearing on mobile for some reason). In order to see the Heisig story on the back, you'll AGAIN have to edit the card templates where it says "Uncomment to see Heisig story".... ((do people who don't code even know what "Uncomment" or the syntax for comments in HTML are? Bleh. Any fellow programmers out there however, it should be a cakewalk.))

FINALLY, a deck where the order seems to be in-line with Heisig's order (so far). Whew. No other deck seemed to truly do this. You sir, have deserved a thumbs up for this alone (despite my internet autism rage above). This is MUCH more painless as I don't have to edit/delete/guess cards that shouldn't be appearing yet.

And I gotta say... The format looks really pretty :) (but now I'm just getting starry-eyed)
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This is a remarkable deck, I never thought I could learn so many kanji in so little time, especially being a full-time college student. I only have a few hundred left to study, and I feel like it takes practically no brain power to remember each card because the methods used are so efficient and fun! Thank you so much for making this awesome deck, without it I might never have learned all these beautiful kanji!
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Excellent deck, helped me get through RTK in 3 months.
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I give this deck 3/5
in ' my story ' is blank and you hve to fill them yourself by copying from koohistories.. this WASTE so much time that can be used for learning..

edit: 3/5 > 4/5 (this should be green thumb but I still make red thumb so everyone can read my complains >.>)
after reading other reviews I found out you can modify the card so it can do reverse review (KanjitoKeyword) or download "Anki Advanced Copy" addon to copy the content of fields to another fields.. but it can only be done using computer.. when I first using this deck I'm using Ankidroid and been using it for 1 month++ before I installed Anki on my PC.. yeah, still the wasted time and configuring.. if only nihongoshark said something in the description tho..
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To all of the negative reviews saying it doesn't teach you the reading - that's not true. You can turn on the OnYomi and KunYomi for every card without having to do it individually by going to Card Options and Add Field. Scroll down until you see options for the reading and you can add it to the front or back card. I've personally added both to the front and back of my cards. There are plenty of options to display a ton of information that the author has provided (My Story, Koohi Story, Heisig Story, Heisig Comments, Strokes, Readings, Links, etc.).
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Really helpful
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Great deck!

Admittedly I've only gone through 180 kanji through 6 days worth of studying, but so far it's been pretty great. The fact that the deck has not only the Heisig story + comments but also the usually much better Koohii stories to contrast to them has been great... particularly when I'm drawing a blank for coming up with a 'MyStory'.

To the uninitiated- that it, to those who didn't come here from https://nihongoshark.com/learn-kanji/- then I'll just say this: if you want a solid deck for Japanese study, one that not only shows you the kanji in the easiest order but also gives you a good variety of mneumonics to help with the memorization process, pick THIS one up specifically for your kanji study. You won't go wrong :)

11/13 Update: I AM A CRAZY PERSON: I've learned 712 kanji in 22 days 0_0 ....well, 'learnt' in a manner of speaking; I have only 54 'mature' cards, and the rest are 'young and learning', but I digress. Moreover, my mission is to learn 31 Kanji every day; what is the reason for this insanity? To learn all the kanji (or at least be 'young and learning' all the kanji') by the new year: before January 1st. Still, no regrets so far, and the deck has proved very effective for my learning: I find the Koohii stories included in the deck particularly useful, as 75% of the time they're better then any stories I try coming up with. So yeah, this still comes recommended: hopefully I can give you a more complete review once it's over :)
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Need help in customization

I would like to review all the Kanjis for JLPT N4 and JLPT N3. Can someone please help me out.
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Actually the best and most complete deck about Kanji

I have to thank the author for the hard work of putting everything together.
But my review is actually addressed to negative reviews, that are based upon ignorance about the Anki app:
(1) all cards HAVE info about the kun/on-yomi readings, and you CAN show it indeed.
(2) you DO NOT NEED go to the Edit page if you want to see all the stories each time you flip a card.
(3) with some step you could also modify it so to be a keyword -> kanji deck (or onyomi -> keyword, or everything you want)

Anki is a highly-customizable tool, with a lot of features and wonderful add-ons you could explore; here I'm going to explain how to implement just these 3 simple changes.
Go to "browse" and select this deck (on the left). You see all the fields? (id/frameNoV4/frameNoV6/keyword/....) These are all info about cards, a lot of info... but not everything has been chosen to show up when you flip cards. However you can modify this behavior in 2 simple steps.
Let's say you want to train kun/on-yomi readings:
it is sufficient to click on the "Cards..." button and you'll see the HTML code to format front and back of cards; in the "back template" window you can simply uncomment the lines about kun/on readings, and also stories if you want (a comment starts with "<!--" and ends with "-->").
This changes apply to the format of all the cards, and can be done very quickly.
The 3-rd point need a little more effort: basically you need to download the "Create Copy of Selected Cards" Add-On ( https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/787914845 ) and copy this deck to a new deck I'll call the "Inverse", so that your old deck is untouched.
Now you can browse to the Inverse deck, click the "Cards..." button, and swap the content of the "Front Template" with that of the "Back Template" windows, making sure to *comment out* everything except the keyword (or everything you want to keep).
That's all, ガンバレ!
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the never ending story

I went through all 2200 Kanji and made flash cards of every single one. This took forever, but it was so helpful on my beginning of learning this system. Thank you! :)
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thank you for your efforts. helped me a lot. looking forward to use it.
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so good

so good so good i fell good yeahhh
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Started this deck !

So far so good!
This is my first time trying RTK and it's been fun so far.
I'm not sure why people give bad reviews when it says "it's used with the instructions from nihongoshark". People need to read before reviewing ' -'
Anyway, anyone knows which edition of RTK I need for this deck? I assume the 6th edition but I want to be sure.
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Deck skips several kanji.

This Deck is just great and easy to customize. I reached halfway the 2200 kanji in about 2.5 months. In the meantime to got the Heisig RTK book and I will take a break in order to only review the first half of the deck before going forward.

However I have 2 questions to ask.

1. Regarding my earlier question about the Deck skipping Kanji's when there is a greater number than 2200 in the Field of *frameNoV4*, I figured out a way to reposition the due order of the Cards and avert to problem. But I still do not know why the skipping occurred in the first place.

2. Regarding my second question about wanting to make a list or deck of the primitives of RTK from the NihongoShark.com Kanji Deck and the Heisig RTK1 V6 book, I came across this RTK1 V6 chart: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Z0BUSie8wh0JqlUejezs3EqauJuF-zKEomOQnqm9J08/edit?pref=2&pli=1#gid=0 which may function as base to set up my list of primitives and related meaning.

Both the RTK method and this Deck are excellent ways to attempt conquering the Kanji. Thanks.
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Pretty good

I had some difficulties along the way but I'm almost done, and it works really well for me.
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As a response to the comment below

All the points you talked about in your comment is explained in the site given in the description of this deck (https://nihongoshark.com/learn-kanji/) - You're not supposed to use this deck without looking at that first.
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Its very bad

Worst.kanji have many meaning but why you only add just one meaning each kanji.and when you want to read kohii story you must see it from edit deck,its so annoying. moreover i still cant remember some/lots kanji even review it 10 times.so this flashcard not worth for learning kanji
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Early Days...

...but the deck seems to be working for me. Using the Heisig stories have helped to remember some of the more abstract Kanji and I've managed to guess the meaning of a few brand new characters first time.
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The deck seems good, especially after enabling the stories in the card settings. However, there's only mnemonics for understanding the kanji, but not for the kun- and onyomi readings. If those were included as well, this deck would be perfect for learning Kanji.
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Lots of useful info, good deck

Each card contains the kanji, keyword, stroke order diagram, example words, plus the Heisig story and the top two stories of koohii.
If I could give any advice about using this deck, it would be to modify the front of the cards to display the keyword instead of the kanji, and do your reviews by writing the kanji down from memory. This is how Heisig says to study, I predict trouble down the road if you can't produce the kanji you learn from memory.
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Great Deck!

So I really love this deck, & it's helped me a lot.

Thanks to the guy who claimed everyone besides them is a "shill", but they are full of it. The deck is legit.

They are, however, correct in that it does not have the kun/on(pronunciation). It's actually on purpose. It's meant to show you the meaning, so you can learn the kanji that way. It is laid out and explained in depth if you simply follow the link in the information above. So yeah, that explained that.

That being said, however, I am giving it 4 out of 5 stars because I think that the pronunciation should still be there, if only as an optional addition to this deck.

Myself, I intend to simply continue putting it in the "myStory" section as I go along/learn new kanji. While it'd be nice if it was already done(like I said, hence it being 4 instead of 5 stars imho), it really doesn't take long at all to put it in myself, & in fact I find it sticks in my head better when I go out of my way to look it up and ensure it's the correct meaning via cross-referencing. Guess what - learning takes time. & that's okay. Things aren't always gonna be laid out perfectly for you. That doesn't mean this deck is useless, & it certainly doesn't deserve a crap rating. But hey that's just my opinion. So ultimately, that's what it boils down to. & you're entitled to yours as well. But since someone else decided to share theirs, I figured a rebuttal was only fair. :P

Again, not a shill. Just a person who found this very helpful - even if it's not perfect. I recommend it for anyone trying to learn Japanese, for sure. But I also must recommend reading the link provided in the information at the top of this page. Also, if you are like me & want to know how to say the word you're looking at in your target language, instead of just learning the /meaning/ of it & then learning how to say it later on, then I suggest doing what I did(putting that info in yourself as you go along, I mean - you only need to fill it in once for each card/kanji, & you're good to go from that point on).

Thank you for making this deck, Niko. This & a lot of other study material. It's been a huge help!

PS: They say kun is more day-to-day important/useful than on, so if you only are gonna put in one, make it the kun pronunciation. At least, that's what I would do if I had to choose. On is only used when it's strictly kanji put together to make special "bigger" words, that are akin to using "big words" in english. That is, while you can do it, too much will just make you sound pompous & isn't really needed to fully understand the language & speak on a native level. Again, I am not a teacher nor am I Japanese myself, so this is just peer-to-peer advice you're getting. Good luck, strangers!
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Great deck, but...

Unless you're worried about quitting, doing it keyword->kanji is a better use of your time. It is certainly easier to get started the reverse way, but several who tried this shortcut found it made their memory of the kanji fuzzier in comparison.

See here for more on this issue: http://forum.koohii.com/thread-11652.html
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Terrible deck

Ignore the 5 star reviews those are all shills. This deck only gives you the meaning for the kanji, it doesn't tell you how to read them. You have to click a link to go to a website if you want to see the reading, it's extremely inefficient to have to do that repeatedly for literally every f*cking one.
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I went from only knowing a few hundred kanji to knowing 2200, and all over the course of a few months! Now I'm compiling huge vocabulary lists from light novels since learning new vocab is now 100 times easier!
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Loving this deck! I'm new to all of this, but can now recognise over 100 kanji thanks to this deck :) It's only been a few days, so I'm very happy with that result. I'd recommend reading the linked article at nihongoshock as well
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This is the best method I have used to learn Kanji! I'm at around ~700 kanji right now and have about a ~90% retention rate. Though you don't need the book 'Heisig's Remebering the Kanji' (I'm not using it) it could be nice to have, both to support Heisig and to get a better grasp of the primitives.
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Makes learning kanji much easier than traditional methods

This deck was a lifesaver. Previously I was using memrise to learn all the jouyou kanji in the order that Japanese students learn them. However, this is a TERRIBLE idea, mainly because the order is based on how difficult the idea that the kanji conveys is rather than the amount of strokes.. For foreign learners of Japanese, it is much better to start with kanji with few strokes (as well as radicals) and learn their meanings (even though some are quite obscure, like gall bladder). Then kanji with many strokes become much easier because you can just look at the radicals within them and create a mnemonic to help yourself remember it. This is the method that this deck uses and it was very helpful. It took me around 4 months to complete and I now know the meanings of 2,200 kanji with around a 90% retention rate.
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Very useful

It's a great way to approach Kanji, with lots of content and an intuitive order.
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Great effort taken right here

Thank you so much for this! Day after day I'm getting better at this, also thank you a lot for introducing me to Anki! Best study tool I ever used!
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Almost perfect!

Very helpful, but definitely use in addition to the Remembering the Kanji book, not just instead of. This deck doesn't include the primitives.
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Very helpful

It definitely helps me learning the meaning of the Kanji. Many information and fun to study. thanks !
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Looks the same as https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/1434761610.