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Migaku Japanese

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Migaku Development Cycles Migaku develops add-ons in 6-month development cycles. For the duration of a development cycle, add-ons are designed for the latest stable version of Anki that was available at the beginning of that cycle. At the end of a development cycle, all Migaku add-ons are upgraded to the latest stable version of Anki. Please note that development of the new updated versions of the add-ons begins at the end of the current cycle, once all Add-ons have been updated the new cycle then begins. Why Migaku uses a Development Cycle: ● By not needing to constantly update add-ons each time a new version of Anki is released, we’re better able to stay focused on new projects. ● When everyone is using the same version of Anki and the same version of the add-ons, bug fixing can proceed more efficiently. ● Because users only have to update their set-up once every 6 months, they can more easily stay focused on their studies. ● We surveyed our users and found that the vast majority approved of a 6-month development cycle. Current Cycle Details: Anki Version: 2.1.35 Download It Here: Windows 64bit - Windows 32bit - macOS 64bit - macOS 32bit - Linux Start Date: Dec 16th, 2020 Development on New Add-on Versions Begins: Sep 16th, 2021 We have major plans that we feel will add the most value to our users and therefore this development cycle will be 9 months instead of 6. During this time we will continue to add new features and deliver bug fixes to add-ons. But we will not support newer version of Anki during this period (unless some major issue is affecting the vast majority of users at the current development cycle version). Version Info - Please Read! The Anki 2.1.14 - 2.1.16 version of the add-on has been left here so that people on older versions of Anki may continue to use it. However we do not offer support for that version of the add-on and it does not offer all of the features, improvements, and fixes in the Anki 2.1.22 version. ###Linux Users### Unfortunately Linux is not officially supported and the add-on may not work properly under all environments. Community fixes may be available however, so please reference the GitHub repository below. About the Add-on The Migaku Japanese add-on provides a variety of features for improving the ease and efficiency of Japanese study, some of the most notable being automatic generation of native audio, kanji readings, and pitch accent information, as well as automatic pitch accent coloring. It's extremely flexible and customizable, but also comes ready to use out of the box. ​The add-on largely works through JavaScript, which allows all of the core features to function on every platform, including AnkiWeb, Anki Mobile, and AnkiDroid. Migaku Japanese does not conflict with the Japanese Support add-on and is fully compatible with MorphMan. Please make sure you're using the newest version of Anki 2.1 before installing. Usage Guide Will be updated on GitHub soon. Audio Some of the add-on's features rely on a set of audio files which must be downloaded separately from the add-on. Please download these audio files from the link below and place the "accentAudio" folder within the "user_files" folder inside of Migaku Japanese's add-on folder. See the usage guide liked above for more detailed instructions. ***MAC USERS*** Please use this software to unzip the "accentAudio" folder in order to avoid encoding issues and unplayable audio files. Download the audio here. Note that Mediafire may have ads or pop-ups that link to other irrelevant downloads. The file you want is called "accentAudio.zip". Clicking the green download button should allow you to download it. Please close any irrelevant pop-ups and don't open any file with an incorrect name. Instantly Generate Readings and Pitch Accent Color Automatically Changes According to Syntax Instantly Grab Native Audio Contribute Click here if you would like to contribute on GitHub. A Word of Thanks We would not have been able to develop this add-on without the support of our patrons. Thanks so much! About Migaku: Our Website. Migaku Youtube Channel Migaku Twitter Support What We Do: Please consider giving a thumbs up!


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on 1653197178
Advert pop up on launch? This is a widely used open source program and not suited for self promotion of any one small developer. Also updates seem to be vastly out of date compared to other addons, and admitting so at the top of the page does not detract from the decreasing usability as it falls behind the rest of the addons needed to maintain a productive anki experience. If i have to choose between using literally every other addon vs migaku japanese that is a laughably easy decision. I heard about this addon through the anki community and come to find basically nothing here but an advert.
on 1652651147
Lack of communication on maintenance.
on 1652394403
"has been deprecated in favor" does that mean there will be no more new versions of standalone Japanese migaku add-on or you mean that it's just that new versions won't come out as often? If it's the former, you should probably update the description.
on 1649193103
Although I wanted people to be civil and give a fair chance to the addon despite the poor handling of the issue with Matt, I have been consistently disappointed with this addon since that time. It started with his intrusive use of the addon as a platform to get his point of view out by making a popup with links to videos about the drama. Now despite the promises of a 6 month development cycle, the project seems to be unmaintained with the last merged pull request (as of the time I am writing this) being April 2021. That is nearly a year without a release.

I am not going to comment on the dev's character, but I will say that I don't think that this project is being responsibly maintained as promised.
I would recommend taking a look at the Yomichan (and ankiconnect), the Japanese support addon, and or the Japanese Pitch Accent addon instead. They probably have what you need, and are better maintained.

(As a side note that is probably less relevant to most people, the Linux support is poor to start with, but it is pretty abysmal if you are on a rolling release distro like Arch. I don't want to go through the trouble to get an old version of Anki running just for this addon).
Comment from author
Hey there! This add-on has been deprecated in favor of an all-in-one add-on that works in conjunction with the browser extension.

See https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/1846879528

It is always updated to support the latest version of Anki as soon as possible. Actually, I am using Arch Linux myself while developing the add-on and *then* test everything on macOS and Windows. So that "second class" comment is a bit unfair ;)

See here for the GitHub repo: https://github.com/migaku-official/Migaku-Anki-Addon

If you have any further questions feel free to contact me on our Forums and/or Discord server.
on 1648812771
What used to be a nice and functional MIA plugin seems to have become convoluted with numerous hoops to jump through. The source page in Github has not been kept up-to-date (last was over 12 months ago), Linux users are 2nd class citizens, and downgrading Anki version to make use of this is just one of many hurdles that can create user-side issues. All this creates a negative experience of what is a quite nice extension at its core.
on 1646150254
Update please!
on 1644491974
Same question: when add-on will be updated?
on 1643270372
Is the add-on going to be updated soon since it has already been almost 9 months?
on 1638770269
A crucial Anki tool for Japanese learners.
on 1638744761
Thanks a lot for this amazing tool!
on 1637357935
Love it! But is this not compatible with v2.1.4x? Just wanted to ask because is it that hard to add support for v2.1.4x? (A serious question, not trying to undermine your efforts, which I am sure you have spend a lot of time on this)
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on 1632516267
"Development cycles" are dumb as hell, every other developer seems to handle everything just fine.
Comment from author
Patience young padawan.
on 1631913610
Where's the update for the newest stable anki version?
on 1631610461
In my opinion, you really need to rethink this whole development cycle thing. Users shouldn't be forced to use a 6 (or 9) month old version of Anki just so they can use Migaku addons. If you want to release *new* features and/or major addons changes on a cycle, that's fine, but existing addon functionality should be fixed for new versions of Anki as soon as reasonably possible.
Comment from author
Patience young padawan.
on 1630411895
This add-on doesn't support on the 2.1.46 version
Comment from author
That's because it's currently only available for Anki 2.1.35. You can read about our development cycles at the top of this page.
on 1629826575
generating furigana breaks all the formatting
Comment from author
You can report issues through our subreddit. This is likely due to you not using active fields correctly. You can check out our guide here:
on 1628216555
It's great.
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on 1625039796
Edit: Still a great add-on, but point 1 explained below is really making this add-on a diva for me. Whenever I want to change something it's takes me up to an hour to fix everything back to normal again because the add-on doesn't allow me to edit just one template.
I also noticed that clozes don't really work. You have to generate the readings first and then apply the cloze afterwards. If this can be fixed in a future update I will be hyped!

Fantastic add-on!! I particularly like the option to customise the add-on's behaviour for different note types and the options to generate (AND remove) readings in bulk.

Here's just a some hints for small fixes:
1) The add-on does not work on note types where the CSS is an imported file (i.e., where the CSS part looks like this: @import url("styling.css"). I circumvented this issue by pasting the MIA CSS code into my CSS file.
2) The add-on does not seem to work perfectly with MorphMan. I had issues with one of my note types until I figured out that you can't put "morphfocus:" (if I recall correctly, that's what you use for MorphMan) in front of your fields. It will cause MIA not to function properly.

Thanks a lot!
on 1624047760
bad addon do not use
Comment from author
lol. Lies, lies I tell you!
on 1623689895
Excellent add-on for Japanese learners
on 1622383832
I really enjoy this addon because it just makes sentence mining and learning so easy with anki.

But with the most recent update is there anyway of disabeling the new card template? It is in my opinion very distracting from reviewing the card itself and it also now is different from all of my cards made, which is also really distracting :(
on 1622217014
While I enjoy the addons the authors have created, they clearly don't understand the spirit or the legalities of FOSS software.
You don't just change the licence of GPL licensed software. As the TOS of AnkiWeb states:
"As add-ons extend the computer version, they must be licensed under the AGPL3 or a compatible license. If you do not explicitly state a license, it will be assumed to be AGPL3."
That is, all your add-ons cannot be released under your changed license(s), as they are extensions of Anki, which is GPL software.
Good addon though :)
on 1622012445
Overall, a useful add-on. There's a learning curve to it and I decided to stick to the add-on's most basic and useful features, which are automatic furigana and accent patterns. I'm excited to see the direction this add-on will take. I do have one complaint though. Whenever I start up Anki, I receive a message saying ...

"Please make sure the syntax is as follows "field,field;type(;separator)". The syntax is incorrect for the following entries:
The "PitchGraphFields" configuration "Audio;overwrite" is incorrect. The "Audio" field does not exist in your collection.
The "AudioFields" configuration "Audio,Word Audio;overwrite" is incorrect. The "Audio" field does not exist in your collection.

Would you like to delete these fields from you configuration?"

I hope this gets fixed. It's a minor annoyance.
on 1621993181
Very very useful.
on 1621714019
Great addon.
Will you guys be supporting Anki 2.1.44 anytime in the near future?!
on 1619370288
Migaku has been the reason I've actually made lots of progress in Japanese (combined with the migaku dictionary addon)
Comment from author
We're glad you find value in what we do! Thanks for the nice words!
on 1618958087
Good !
on 1618237282
Hi Lucas. First of thank you very much indeed for providing this addon for free. I'm an intermediate learner and use it besides Yomichan for the following reasons:

1.) Pitch accent coloring and pitch accent graph
2.) Audio files provide more consistent audio levels than the Japanese101 ones and the male voices are not annoying at all.

Things to improve sorted by importance:

1.) Creating profiles for mass generation of readings, accent, audio etc. would be great. But also generating multiple aspects (fields) like reading, meaning and audio at the same time would save so much time.
My current workaround is just doing it manually which of course reduces productivity.
Let's say I've generated 25 cards.

Workflow for mass generation of expression:
1. Mark all newly added cards.
2. Go the generate, choose "expression field" as origin.
3. Check the tickboxes for furigana and accents.
4. Choose "expression field" as destination.
5. Overwrite?: overwrite.
6. Execute

Workflow for mass generation of audio:
(cards are still marked)
1. Go the generate, choose "word field" as origin (I added this to the card type. Word field after expression is not visible)
2. Check the tickboxes for audio and graph.
3. Choose "audio field" as destination.
4. Overwrite?: overwrite.
5. Execute

Workflow for mass generation of meaning:
(cards are still marked)
1. Go the generate, choose "meaning field" as origin.
2. Check the tickboxes for furigana and accents.
3. Choose "meaning field" as destination.
4. Overwrite?: overwrite.
5. Execute

With mass generation profiles for multiple fields it would reduce the steps from currently 16 to just 3.

1. Mark all newly added cards.
2. Choose profile.
3. Execute.

2.) There's a pattern for 濁点 and 半濁点 vocab, which gives you the wrong audio files for the last syllable.
The furigana is correct in most cases, it's only the audio file associated with it. It seems the audio files have the correct name, but provide a pronounciation for a different word. が becomes ま, ぎ becomes み etc.
Let me give you a few examples for proof:

記号 => 起毛
敬語 => 啓蒙
工芸 => 公明
名古屋 => 菜も屋
工業 => 巧妙
正午 => 消耗
生地 => 木々
方角 => 音楽
競技 => 興味

In my opinion, this should be fixed step by step with the help of the Migaku community. Beginners might be irritated by the contradicting audio pronounciation compared to the - in most cases - correct furigana and pitch accent.

@all: Permanently turning off the ads does work! So stop complaining like a bitch and better give some constructive feedback to improve best addon ever made for learning Japanese.
Comment from author
Thanks for the feedback! As far as the audio goes I checked only "記号" sounded as if it deviated too much from a standard style. The speaker does have a particular pronunciation style but they are all valid pronunciations for those words. We do plan to improve the audio in the future either way though.
on 1618072149
Been a long time supporter of you Yoga and it's great to see the progress the Migaku brand and addons have gone through. I owe you a lot for the immeasurable value of the addons, and of your language learning strategies that have given a significant boost to my learning Japanese.- updated my review to say that the channel advertisement at the beginning isn't a issue anymore, you can permanently disable them after one time (it's a bug if you aren't able to, reinstalling the addon fixed that for me). Thanks again to everyone on the Migaku team, your addons have allowed me to stay consistent learning Japanese everyday. Some addons are a little difficult to setup/ troubleshoot, but they are powerful tools, and they have been streamlined since their initial releases. Since we're all in this for long run, I'm alright with some frustration during the setup.
Comment from author
Thanks for the kind words.
on 1617598354
Great addon
on 1617565344
edit: had to remove "furigana" filter from the field, that works ok, accent marks appropriately placed. however...

the plugin generates the wrong furigana for kanji at times, seems to always default to kunyomi readings. for example, 男女 generates literally the furigana for man and woman, instead of simply だんじょ. might be useful to check if next character is also a kanji as paired kanji tend to produce onyomi pronunciations.

also furigana generated for non-kanji words as well, ほれる generates ほれる in tiny furigana text above the regular hiragana.

it might also help to have more descriptive tooltips on the Word, Sentence, etc. buttons. all it reads is what number hotkey those buttons are assigned.
Comment from author
Those are the pitch accent markers. You are not using the add-on correctly, please read this part of the guide:

Edit: おとこおんな is also a word meaning a man who's woman like or vice versa, but だんじょ is the more common usage oc. Your guess about the addon being biased towards kunyomi is incorrect though, although we do plan to improve its parsing in the future.
on 1616079363
Had a terrible experience setting up the addon. It does not even support vocab cards and the Quick Start Guide is unclear. Not to mention the frustrating ad that pops up every time you open anki, even if you check the box telling it to not open again.
Comment from author
If you would like to go into more detail about your setup experience please do so, as we are currently working hard to simplify the setup process of our toolkit.

The Migaku Japanese Add-on supports any card type (except cloze cards), you simply need to set up "Active Fields" for that card type. So your statement about it not supporting vocabulary cards is inaccurate, although older versions of the add-on didn't include an explicit vocabulary card type out of the box, the card type that was included could've also been used for vocabulary cards or you could've used your own card type.

You should update the add-on however, as the newest version comes with 4 different explicit card types which should be the most useful to a language learner, including vocabulary cards out of the box.

Also, if you're having an issue with the popup, you can report a bug here, the behavior you have described is not intended:
on 1615741865
frequency lists no longer supported? mine doesn't seem to be working, and the guides don't mention them anymore
Comment from author
Frequency lists are supported through the Migaku Dictionary add-on, they were never supported through Migaku Japanese.
on 1615487521
Good and useful add-on I would like to see support (or at least whitelisting) of the new anki versions because It's kinda difficult to use a outdated version that you have to look up on github or visit the addon page, I understand that the developer needs a "Stable" LTS-like version to address bugs and so on, but I'm thinking that the developer could post some message like "using on versions newer than 2.1.35 is discouraged, if you want to report a bug please use a supported version" and let people use newer versions of anki if they choose as other addons do.

Or maybe the newest versions of anki actually break the addon functionality?
Comment from author
Several of our Migaku add-ons are confirmed to break in the latest versions and will need updated so unfortunately it's not a really good move when trying to deliver a specific user experience to everyone using our software.
on 1614972039
Easy to use and safes me a ton of time for card creation. Before I had to look up the pitch for all the words to color them.
on 1614551051
Very useful
on 1613741826
Please delete my review, since my review was meant for one of your other add-ons. I have not used this add-on.
Comment from author
It's the same add-on.
on 1612442737
Really cool and nice addon.
Comment from author
A welcome screen similar to the one we have is quite common on many open source projects, and can be permanently disabled. We welcome you to rate our work based on its merits rather than based on some unreasonable expectation that we won't promote our brand through our work.
on 1612191230
A tip for anyone else who can't get the audio to work and can't read instructions properly or is stupid like me: the audio files need to stay IN THE "audioAccent" folder! DO NOT take the audio files out of that and put them directly into the "user_files" folder.

Maybe that'll be clearer when the new instruction post comes out ;)

Anyway this is a fantanstic add-on if you care about pitch accent and it is going to replace the Japanese Support Add-on for me. And yes.. the pop-up is not my favourite thing in the world - but people here are making a way bigger deal out of it than it is.
on 1612048147
Oke after fixing my messed up HTML formatting (thanks Ben!) I gotta admit:

the addon is quite magical. It introduces a fun and productive minigame with the customizable colors and any of the files are easy to edit aswell! Sure the hex color picker doesnt automatically copy the used color but at least there is a color picker built in which got me quite surprised!
Comment from author before post was edited
You have to set up "Active Fields" for the note types you want to use. Check https://www.migaku.io/ in 3 days.
on 1611886664
How do I add the image? It does not appear when creating the field. I think it is necessary to reference in the code. However, adding {{Image}} still doesn't appear to me. I would like to add an image at the end as in the video. Thank You!
on 1611275638
This tool is so useful. The vids are a bit annoying, but it's not even advertising stuff other than more valuable language learning content.
Comment from author
You can disable the popup permanently by clicking the checkbox and pressing ok. Make sure you update to the latest version of the add-on to do this.
on 1611264274
The addon itself is great but I just got myself a new PC and are trying to reinstall Anki with all the Addons and it says that the code isn't working :(
"278530045 無効なコードです。ーーーー"
What could the solution be?
Comment from author
Make sure you are on the correct version of Anki. There is a link to download the correct version on this page.
on 1611241556
Please add ability to turn off furigana readings (while still showing pitch color without hover) and to show furigana only on hover.
Comment from author before post was edited
There is already a hover mode! Please refer to the legacy guide.
on 1610990155
I just started and I am glad to have found this
on 1610989897
There is so much value in the Migaku addons, dont let haters who personally dislike the Migaku guys tell you different,
on 1610989682
its a little bit to set up, but now that its going its great
on 1610983369
Dev is kind of a douchebag:

Regarding promoting YouTube videos within the addon. Yuck.

"The video promotion was a test that we wanted to do and gather data from, and if we decide to do a similar test again we will do so."

Passive aggressive douchebag behavior:

"You really don't seem like a good fit for a user of our software so we would advise an uninstall. Thanks and best wishes!"


Want to learn languages without drama? Check out refold.la
Comment from author
We don't pander to haters my friend. Everyone in our community knows how supportive we are as a team and that we care deeply about what we do. We are here to add value, and we are confident that we are doing this. We are also offering our work completely for free, if there are people who expect to receive value from our work completely for free and that to happen with 0 promotion of our other projects then that's unreasonable and we have no qualms stating such. We will promote our brand, just like any other brand does.
on 1610758893
Awful promotional pop-up… Edit: you're right Yoga, the annoying pop-up isn't enought to devalue the entire add-on (that I still enjoy and use after years). Maybe I should have written the above as a constructive suggestion and not as a mere critic. I admit it. Keep the great work.
Comment from author
We will unapologetically promote our brand in a data-driven way. If you don't like Migaku, our software, and our mission then please do not use our products.

Edit: Thanks! The popup is gone anyways. It was just a test and we will admit it didn't go very well haha! Apologies for being kind of rough. I'm more than a little overworked I will admit.
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Helps with pitch accent
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on 1610495698
This addon is insanely helpful for learning pitch accent. That said, I urge you to add a toggle for pop-ups. I don't know how to describe it but outrageous that you're forced to see them for every new video, and there's no way to turn it off. The "do not see this" pop-up should be for all videos, not specific ones...
Comment from author
This is going to be changed, very very soon.
on 1609786764
Me ha ayudado mucho con el japonés
on 1609496761
I was a patreon as it was still MIA, but because of all this forced adds everytime a new video releases i downgraded to an old backup and will no longer support this. the fact that the author ignores the wished of the user to not be notified and forces you to "notice him" is not worth my money!
on 1609200115
The addon is cool but the constant annoying video advertisements are awful. I keep clicking the option not to show the video again but it keeps notifying me each time you make a new video. If I wanted to see your new videos, I would subscribe to you. Anytime Anki opens, even by accident, I get the same annoying pop up window.
on 1609162051
Hey Lucas, great job. Can we get an update for 2.1.38? It's just the beginning of the cycle and a new update is out so I'm already experiencing add-ons breaking. Especially closet which has a bug pre 2.1.36.
on 1609094009
Nice one.
Just sad it doesn't work with the newest version :/
on 1608705915
I really think it's convenient. Especially when paired with subs2srs. The complaints about the youtube video notice are so stupid to me. You're providing a very useful add-on that I can imagine takes a lot of time and energy to develop for free. And it's not like these videos are not related to language learning. Plus they're very informative and helpful. Even if they don't want the notice, there is a clearly visible "Don't show again" button, that takes no time to press. The persons complaining about such a trivial thing are just being unreasonable.

Keep up the great work guys. I'm looking forward to your progress with this add-on as well as the rest of your works. Your continued hard work really propels me with my language learning journey. Thank you so much.
on 1608414351
Great tool
on 1608338887
Invaluable add-on and a huge contribution to the Japanese-learning community. Thank you!

I'm also having the notification appear every time I open Anki but dismissing that is a small price to pay for the utility this add-on offers.
on 1608221707
I was waiting for a while to get this add-on, because I couldn't use it anymore since I had an updated version of Anki.... Luckily this isn't the case anymore and I can use it again. It works smoothly as ever and I want to give a big thumbs up for the creators!
on 1608214501
All of Migaku add-ons are amazing and helpful.
on 1608190560
Pretty useful
on 1608179725
Muchas gracias.
on 1608168087
Great Add on for Japanese Learners. Time Saver. Effective. No Issues. Developer works hard and takes the time to help others out with any kinks in all of his add ons. Ignore the haters, which are all the downvotes. 1.35 has been working smoothly with no issues.
on 1608149614
This and all the other Migaku addons are incredible.

To those leaving negative and rude reviews, don't ruin this for the rest of us.
on 1608130045
despite the biyearly update that he promises it has been more than 2 months since what should've been all the addon's update to the latest version of anki.
if your addons are primarily for those that give you money then they have no business whatsoever to be doing in this place, but obviously you're too much of a greedy prick to ever fathom the idea.
Comment from author
First of all, those are goals, not promises. Second of all, ignoring the fact that a major life event happened to the developer that led to a bit of a delay is extremely unreasonable. Judge the tools based on whether they add value or not, and not based on your expectations of people delivering free work to you.
on 1608119679
The weekly Migaku pop-up is intrusive and annoying. Supporters of this addon get notifications in other channels, and they don't need Anki app pop-ups.

Otherwise, a great app.
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Overall a useful add-on, but how can I deactivate the pop-ups every time a new video is published? I regret having updated from the MIA add-on at this point. I paid money to the MIA patreon, it would be nice not to get ads.
Comment from author
We release around one video a week. I am pretty sure the inconvenience of having to click the "don't show a notice about this video again" button once a week is not overly great. But whether it is a bigger inconvenience than the value added by the add-on is up to you to decide. The Migaku Add-on series is for Migaku supporters first and foremost, and we will inform our supporters about new content through our platform.
on 1607767738
Excellent! A great tool for learning Japanese.
on 1607655627
no tutorial or guide on how to use, github page has little information
Comment from author
Legacy guide can be found here: https://massimmersionapproach.com/table-of-contents/anki/mia-japanese-addon/

New guide is coming soon.
on 1607324963
If the update doesn't work for you, update anki as well.
I can't say I like the author, but I have to concede this addon is amazing.
on 1607322269
the updates for this addon are cursed with military grade autism, beware.
on 1607295347
Taking forever to update to new anki version despite development cycle promises
on 1607043601
New version seems to make Anki startup freezing slow....
Comment from author
So therefore the whole add-on is bad? Makes sense.
on 1606814979
This is honestly amazing. Yoga I know some people have been downvoting the addons since the MIA separation, but most of the down votes don't mention anything about the functionality of the addon. I think the people that downvote haven't yet discovered the value of this, or would apologize immediately if it were to be taken away (please don't take it away). This is now my favorite addon and I hope you keep improving it.
on 1606764903
The best Ive found so far
on 1606712332
Migaku add-ons are simply some of the best out there. Don't miss out because of some community drama. Thanks for all the hard work and I'm looking forward to your future projects.
on 1606671299
Please ignore the negative reviews. The fact that you're working this hard to help us Japanese learners is something that I really appreciate. Thank you, really.
on 1605861608
Awesome add-on, one of my favorites on Anki. Thank you for the work :)
Good luck with your Migaku brand ;)
on 1605793303
This is such a huge help thank you!!

One question, is there a way to change the default black color of unhovered texts?
on 1605275980
How should I shrink the pop-up to check off the "not show again" tickbox? A bit inconvenient.
Comment from author
Update is coming soon.
on 1604389413
For now I have to give it a thumbs down, because I get a pop-up every time I want to study...
Comment from author
There is a "Don't Show Again" button actually, but your screen is of insufficient height. This was an oversight on my part. My bad, the intent was that everyone could disable the popup after a single time. I will push a fix soon.
on 1604236714
I don't care about your personal problems I'm just trying to learn Japanese, don't get me involved into your BS.
Comment from author
It seems you feel you are entitled to my work. You aren't. It is because of my supporters that these tools exist, and the vast majority of them were happy with my decision to share what I had been going through. I will communicate with my supporters through my platform and will continue to stand up for what I believe is right. If you don't like, or can't at the least respect my perspective and decision, then please feel free to not use my software. Best of luck to you.
on 1604229694
Be careful when downloading this addon. This product has undergone various negative changes and have affected many users due to the Drama between both its creators Matt ang Yoga.

Don't install this addon if you're not willing to lose your deck or have your computer for ransom.
Comment from author
lol, nice lies you got there.
on 1604185049
It would seem that I was mistaken in my previous comment.

I was a bit confused by your response at first, but after assuming you likely use a vertical monitor, I experiment with that and found that the 'do not show again' option was indeed present, albeit obscured. It still begs the question why you operated under the assumption that most people use vertical monitors, but I digress.

Thank you for your help, and I hope to see this add-on continue to grow. I also hope that you two at some point will come to an understanding which will be the best for everyone in the end.
Comment from author before post was edited
You're wrong that option has not been removed, the issue is that some people's screens are too small, a new update is coming within the next couple days which will make the window resizable and scrollable which will fix the issue of not being able to see the checkbox at the bottom. The checkbox is there though, I assure you, haha. That was my bad on not thinking about people with screens of insufficient height! Hard fail there.
on 1604077892
Had some technical issues at first but got fixed after getting an answer to my question.

S+ tier addon, looking forward to seeing what else the Migaku brand has to offer :-)
Comment from author before post was edited
This issue suggests one of your profiles is either malformed or uninitialized, please ensure every profile you have been at least started once. If they have been then the issue is likely with some form of corruption with one of your profiles. I suggest starting a new profile, and exporting the old profile and then importing it into the new profile, you can there after delete the previous profile. This should fix your issue.
on 1603910739
Some of these comments people are leaving are ridiculous. He did not change this and convert it into another product. He has always made the Anki addons, and now he simply has given it a different name, but they are still the same great tools.

If you have no idea what's going on and you're just here to learn Japanese, download and use the addons, they work great!
Comment from author
Thanks bro, yeah, haters will hate. The tools are only going to get better from here out.
on 1603884323
If anyone is thinking of downloading this... The reviews are for the original product, which has now been taken over and converted into another product. I'm sure the creator will disagree and say he is the victim here.

Both Matt and Yoga, from their immature actions, have become untrustworthy. Don't install or upgrade this addon, you don't know he won't hold your Anki decks or computer for ransom.
Comment from author
on 1603572986
Was forced to watch a video of a fat autistic manchild
on 1603324764
awesome work! I support your honesty!
on 1602956159
I really like this add on and it helps a lot, thank you for your hard work! I have a long list of exceptions though but all works quite well. I know a lot has been going on but will there be an update soon for newer Anki version? Because I have another important add on that already requires Anki >= 2.1.28. So I decided not to upgrade Anki unless there is a newer Migaki version. Keep up the good work!

Edit: ok, I should read everything before making comments :) can't wait for the update, thank you!
Comment from author
The update to 2.1.35 is already being tested by the Migaku Patreon community, after we test it for a couple to a few weeks and work out all the bugs it will be released here on AnkiWeb!
on 1602933316
hey just want to say thankyou for all the hard work making this add-on. i think its because of my computer i got an error extracting the accent voice audio file, i copy some line of the error its look like this can you help me out
am using win10, and winRAR to extract

! D:\audio\accentAudio.zip: Cannot create accentAudio\éáé+é¦ï|_ê¦ï|.yomi0001396E_0346.mp3
! The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.
! D:\audio\accentAudio.zip: Attempting to correct the invalid file name
! D:\audio\accentAudio.zip: Renaming accentAudio\éáé+é¦ï|_ê¦ï|.yomi0001396E_0346.mp3 to accentAudio\éáé+é¦ï__ê¦ï_.yomi0001396E_0346.mp3
on 1602665149
Great addon! I'm still on the old MIA Japanese as I managed to make it work with latest Anki through just a small code change.
I wanted to leave a review on the official plugin though as I think this has been really well done!
Comment from author
on 1602308369
I've been using this plugin since before the escapade! Your tools have provided me with a better foundation than any other outlet I've attempted before. So, I switched over to Migaku from the old M.I.A one. However, I can't seem to get the readings and words hover-enabled. I think there's something missing or I missed a step somewhere. I hope the users guide comes out again soon! Thanks Yoga

-Fixed right up! Thanks again, yoga!
Comment from author before post was edited
You just need to set your "Active Fields" for your card types in the "Active Fields" tab of the settings menu.
on 1602030010
Love the addon, thanks for all your hard work. I've been using this addon for several months now, but all of a sudden it recently stopped working. I no longer see the furigana or pitch accents on my cards. The syntax is there, but the syntax is what gets displayed upon reviewing the card instead of the furigana and pitch accents.

I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling both anki and the addon. I made sure i'm using the correct version of anki. Any other suggestions? It's sooo hard to study with all the syntax in the way so i'm stuck right now.

10/6/20 Edit: Thanks for the quick reply (and apologize for the dumb question)! I now have a better understanding of how the Active Fields settings relates to the card structure. I just became a patreon member of yours and i hope others do too so we can support your work.
Comment from author
You just need to set your "Active Fields" for your card types in the "Active Fields" tab of the settings menu.

Edit: Thank you so much!
on 1601539452
on 1601520064
The pop up is really annoying. It is bigger than my screen so I cannot click on the checkbox to make it not reappear. At least put the checkbox on top or make the pop up window resizable
Comment from author
Yeah, I realize this problem now! My bad, the intent was that everyone could disable the popup after a single time. I will push a fix soon.
on 1601404723
Trying to reach out to your supporters with the spam video, isn't a good way to reach out to your supporters. They will come without this. NO EXCUSE TO SPAM BS PERSONAL DISPUTE. You're mostly doing this to try and hurt Matt and try and make you look good, bunch of toxic ego bs. Makes you look terrible dude. The reason why you get so many dislikes on your youtube videos and on the comments here is because your approach to what happen between you and Matt is objectively incredibly immature and unprofessional. A simple video saying you had disagreements and letting people come to your content in time is the way to go about it like a MAN. Your content is excellent. Relax. Remove this nonsense spam video and move on dude. Be a man and do what is wise and just. Remove this crap. For the respect of the community that you've attracted.
Comment from author
The mature thing would have been for Matt vs. Japan not to threaten me, steal from me and try to bully me, and to just accept mediation one of the many times I suggested it. I am the developer of the add-ons, they are my main way to reach out to my supporters about what's happening in my life. My supporters are the reason the add-ons even exist and they've made it very clear that they were happy I shared what had been going on with them. Also anything I have done, pails in comparison with Matt vs. Japan's bullying, threats, and theft. Feel free to uninstall the add-on my friend, I will use my platform to stand up for principles I believe in time and time again.

Also, there is a checkbox at the bottom of the box to disable the popup...
on 1601150584
That pop-up every time I open Anki...
Comment from author
There is a checkbox at the bottom of the box to disable the popup...
on 1600985922
After all the drama, MIA ends and Migaku gives it a new start
Keep it up ^^
on 1600839823
Not good anymore
on 1600800461
was forced to watch a video of a fat autistic manchild
on 1600727744
Overall a very useful add-on. Basically an upgrade to the old Japanese support add-on.
Would be better without internet drama, but at least there's a somewhat functioning ignore button.
Comment from author before post was edited
I apologize for the inconvenience but I had to reach out to my supporters. The reason it showed up again was because I had to push another update, I'm sorry about that.
on 1600717459
is gud.
on 1600640417
One of the best addons out there, but I don't agree with how all of this was handeled. Seeing a popup showing a YouTube video is a thing a expected. Would had liked it if you'd kept the drama between you and Matt.
on 1600601084
I want to study, not watch your stupid video you absolute man child.
Comment from author
I apologize for the inconvenience but I had to reach out to my supporters.
on 1600503492
on 1600469509
this is evolution of humankind
on 1600452450
on 1600442133
The add-on works the same after update. Lot of matt cultist spamming below i see. only issue is MIA dictionoary still says MIA in the top toolbar.
Comment from author
It shouldn´t if you are on Anki version 2.1.22 - 23. The older version hasn't and likely won't be updated though.
on 1600402845
Thumbs down because I opened Anki for some studying and was force-fed some video that I don't care about. This isn't what updates are for. I can't trust any future updates from this add-on, you've ruined my trust in this product and your "new" brand.

Like another user said, this can't be considered trusted FOSS anymore if users are dragged into a battle that needs to be fought out by lawyers.
Comment from author
I apologize for the inconvenience but I had to reach out to my supporters.I apologize about the issues with the license, they have been resolved and I have every intent to show my good-will to the open source community through my actions going forward.
on 1600400881
You clearly don't understand how FOSS works.

1) Don't update your addons just to spam your users.

2) You cannot modify the GPL license the way you did, otherwise this isn't GPL anymore.

3) Anyone who still has a copy of the original MIA team addon before this update is still licensed under the GPL and can fork the project without worrying about these new restrictions you've added.

4) Your addons seems to be copies of other anki addon developer's codes/ideas. As such, you are not the original copyright holder and do not have the permission to change the copyright license.
Comment from author
I just want to have the opportunity to benefit from my work, I apologize about the issues with the license, they have been resolved and I have every intent to show my good-will to the open source community through my actions going forward.
on 1600391072
Fails to install after latest update
Comment from author
Please let me know more here: https://www.reddit.com/r/OfficialMigakuSupport/
on 1600372440
The hotkeys no longer work with the migaku update... what's the point in making things less streamlined and efficient? The hotkeys were such a useful feature, now they're gone for literally no reason. nice.
Comment from author
Please let me know more here: https://www.reddit.com/r/OfficialMigakuSupport/
on 1600313056
After the migaku update, the syntax doesn't work. Wtf y'all. Idk what drama is going on in the community, I just want the addon I paid and supported to fucking work. I was a fool to update with all this shit going on. I should have just left it in its previous version.
Comment from author
I apologize for the inconvenience but I had to reach out to my supporters. Please let me know more here: https://www.reddit.com/r/OfficialMigakuSupport/
on 1600285450
I'm here after the video of Yoga just to say that I appreciate all the effort put in this addons, and I hope that we could have some bug fixes aside of the development cycles.
on 1600150512
After installing I can't launch anki at all. Some error saying collection could not be loaded
Comment from author
Please let me know more here: https://www.reddit.com/r/OfficialMigakuSupport/
on 1600128276
I've run all the versions of anki that this is compatible with but have have gotten an error every time and have not been able to go into my anki profile. I dont understand why this is happening as im running the same version on my other pc but have never had any problems.
on 1600107361
There's a lot of effort put into this add-on. I really appreciate it. I will make it back to you one day!
on 1600073456
Fantastic addon, absolute game changer for Japanese along with the MIA dictionary
on 1600069986
Version 2.1.33 (3f403040) is not yet supported, please fix
on 1599997343
I'm using anki 2.1.22, after installing this I ran into this error:

Anki collection could not be loaded as a A result the MIA Japanese add-on settings menu will not work correctly. This problem typically occurs when creating a new Anki profile.
on 1599962454
just super read the entire description and you will understand it yourself also thank you matt and yoga and everyone on patron supporting these guys much love
on 1599853872
Very easy to use and helpful for studying
on 1599760472
It looks great on desktop. But unlike what is stated, when sync with Anki Mobile, it is as if all the JS behind each card is lost... Maybe I am doing something wrong ?
Comment from author
Go into the settings in Anki on desktop and check off to do a full sync next time, then choose "Upload" when given the choice.
on 1599641044
A lot of work went into this addon
Comment from author
Thanks! It certainly did!
-Lucas (Yoga)
on 1599256772
It's a really useful addon that saves you lots of time when creating, or even updating cards!
on 1599163774
Obnoxious branding/advertising.
on 1599163658
Obnoxious branding/advertising.
on 1598938246
Fantastic add on! I wish I had found it earlier. I'm having a minor issue though. When I try to batch generate audio, it copies the word before the audio files. For example, Origin field has "生憎", I generate only audio and in the destination field I get "生憎 [sound:あいにく.yomi00132EB_03D6.mp3]" . When I try to do that with the 語 button (set to generate audio only) it has the expected behaviour adding only the audio part (but of course I want to avoid doing it manually with all my notes). It doesn't really detract from the usability, but it adds some unnecessary info to my already cluttered cards.
Comment from author
Message me on twitter and I can help you.
- Yoga
on 1598827917
Cool Addon Matt.
on 1598652851
Works for colouring and poping up furigana, howeover can't make audio part of the plugin to work for some reason. After marking some word and pressing proper button in shows the name of the audio file in the "back audio" line howeover no audio can't be hard. Perhaps because audio files don't have japanese fonts (imported japanese language in windows settings, no change) but audio file names visible in Anki have one.
on 1598234216
Keep up the great work!
on 1598207107
Been using this add-on for around 6 months Really helpful in adding furigana and audio when dealing with Japanese text. Haven't encountered any bugs either. The only slightly troublesome part is adding custom furigana to the readings it occasionally gets wrong.
on 1597960336
on 1597808680
Very useful and time-saving addon. I would consider it essential, even. However, the automatic audio feature creates the audio file, but there is no sound when I click on it. Also, why do I get an annoying windows sound whenever I try to record myself?
on 1597299280
Sorry, I don't want to give you a negative, but maybe you can help and I'll be happy to change. I am working on an Apple, I have a 64-bit processor, I have Anki 2.1.30 installed, and I cannot get your add-on to install. Am I reading something wrong? I admit I am not very computer savvy, but this is my main issue with Anki, all these people claim it does wonders for their language learning, but for people like me, we either spend an inordinate amount of time just trying to get set up, or we just give up because it is too frustrating. Please tell me what I am doing wrong. I sometimes think part of the problem is trying to learn Anki, plus the complexity of trying to do that with Japanese. Maybe learning Anki with an alphabet-based language first would be better?
Comment from author
MIA Team Development Cycles
The MIA team develops add-ons in 6-month development cycles. For the duration of a development cycle, we design add-ons for the latest stable version of Anki that was available at the beginning of that cycle. At the end of a development cycle, all MIA add-ons are upgraded to the latest stable version of Anki.

Why We Use a Development Cycle:
● By not needing to constantly update add-ons each time a new version of Anki is released, we’re better able to stay focused on new projects.
● When everyone is using the same version of Anki and the same version of add-ons, bug fixing can proceed more efficiently.
● Because users only have to update their set-up once every 6 months, they can more easily stay focused on their studies.
● We surveyed our users and found that the vast majority approved of a 6-month development cycle.

Current Cycle Details:
Anki Version: Anki 2.1.22 (Windows and Linux), Anki 2.1.23 (macOS) [The “alternate” variants are for 32-bit systems]
Start Date: April 6th, 2020
Next Cycle Start Date: October 6th, 2020
on 1597084331
Awesome add on, like it a lot more than just the basic japanese support one
on 1595963662
I've now tried several of the supported versions of Anki listed on this page but I still can't get the pitch accent pop-ups to work properly. Some parts of the add-on are functional, like the kanji-hiragana conversions, and the manual tools for editing cards and creating cards with the add-on are at least available, but none of the cards that I try to add pitch accent markers to end up showing any pop-ups. I've searched through the troubleshooting and Q&A sections of the MIA Discord channel, but I can't really even find anyone who is having the same problem. I don't actually want to rate down because it's a great tool, and I'm sure it works great normally, but I don't really know where else to go to get help.
Comment from author
Read over the "Active Fields" section of the guide;
on 1595813883
How do I get clozes to work with this??
on 1595670004
A must have for anyone learning japanese. And the functionality to process card in bulk is amazing !
on 1594871115
Does what it says on the can
on 1594714199
very convenient
on 1594602347
The additional content you can generate with this is almost overwhelming ! It's great. I took some time to pick and choose what I wanted to show on my own cards as I prefer a focused approach. This is really awesome, it's going to be able to replace the Japanese Support add-on for me, most probably ! As someone who does already research pitch readings & audio when creating cards, this saves so much time. (Note to people reading this before downloading: you do have to spent some time initially to set everything up how you'd like) For the few times when the generated reading isn't the right one, I recommend using OJAD to check pitch accent and download a sample audio of the word or sentence, to get an idea of pitch (with their Suzuki-kun feature).

I've encountered a bug with some Kifuku pattern words, I'll leave a message on Github.

Thank you so much for such a useful resource !
on 1594393166
Got it working. Took me a while as I had an older version of Anki. Definitely go with Version 2.1.23 (Mac) and follow the steps on their guide exactly (especially regarding the audio). Super useful add on and worth it just for the furigana on hover. Wish the Japanese add on had that. Can't believe their plug-ins are free.
on 1594068396
Really clear and robust. Definitely an essential add-on for those who really want to get it right.
on 1593841703
please can you update it to version 2.1.26 :(
Comment from author
MIA Team Development Cycles
The MIA team develops add-ons in 6-month development cycles. For the duration of a development cycle, we design add-ons for the latest stable version of Anki that was available at the beginning of that cycle. At the end of a development cycle, all MIA add-ons are upgraded to the latest stable version of Anki.

Why We Use a Development Cycle:
● By not needing to constantly update add-ons each time a new version of Anki is released, we’re better able to stay focused on new projects.
● When everyone is using the same version of Anki and the same version of add-ons, bug fixing can proceed more efficiently.
● Because users only have to update their set-up once every 6 months, they can more easily stay focused on their studies.
● We surveyed our users and found that the vast majority approved of a 6-month development cycle.

Current Cycle Details:
Anki Version: Anki 2.1.22 (Windows and Linux), Anki 2.1.23 (macOS) [The “alternate” variants are for 32-bit systems]
Start Date: April 6th, 2020
Next Cycle Start Date: October 6th, 2020
on 1593548389
This addon makes creating cards much more easier, and can be adapted to create readings for existing decks too! Highly recommended!
on 1593399429
Solution to 'Can't load media properly' prompt and being unable to log into Anki:

1. Open Anki holding Shift
2. Log in and log out on all your profiles (switch profile)
3. Close Anki, open without holding Shift
4. ???
5. p r o f i t

Thanks for the fast support MIA team! You guys are amazing.
Comment from author before post was edited
This issue suggests one of your profiles is either malformed or uninitialized, please ensure every profile you have been at least started once. If they have been then the issue is likely with some form of corruption with one of your profiles. I suggest starting a new profile, and exporting the old profile and then importing it into the new profile, you can there after delete the previous profile. This should fix your issue.
on 1592957041
Works fine!

But is there a chance that the add-on creates "more precise" furigana. E.g. instead of 辞書[じしょ] it should create 辞[じ]書[しょ]. I know that requires a lot of programming but is it somehow possible to activate (if already included) this or implement it?

And another problem I stumbled upon is, that it sometimes regenerates wrong furigana and therefor wrong audio files. E.g. 明後日 becomes みょうごにち instead of あさって. Is there a way to change this quickly?
Comment from author
The first suggestion is impossible. The second is already possible, read the "Generating Readings, Pitch Accent, and Audio" section of the guide. https://massimmersionapproach.com/table-of-contents/anki/mia-japanese-addon/ I would also recommend learning to use the overwrite rule system which will handle common furigana errors you come across for you automatically if you register an overwrite rule for that given word.
on 1592727608
Great addon, had a bit of trouble with it at the start but it works wonders. Highly recommend
on 1592726541
You guys are changing the Japanese learning game to an unbelievable extent, fantastic work.
on 1592608527
This add-on is essential for getting to a higher level of Japanese. The time and effort that went into putting this add-on together is immensely evident. I cannot believe they allow this kind of content to be free and available for all learners to use. Thank you, MIA!
Comment from author
Thank you for the very kind words, we are really glad you like the add-on!
on 1592106571
Really usefull. Love your work!
on 1591974517
> The addon is 100% free, no strings attached. We are not selling anything. There's no need to subscribe to Patreon or Paypal.

This comment by the author applies to them as well. They are "no strings attached" unless you pay for their Patreon. The claim of "no need" is disingenuous.

The "#troubleshooting-&-bugs" section of their discord will cost $5 a month to ask questions in, and is part of an open discord, as opposed to paid support. There is no guarantee of you getting help in any timely fashion for your money, or in getting direct help from someone associated with the plugin.
Comment from author
The add-on is freely available on AnkiWeb, it can be downloaded by anyone for free. The $5 tier on Patreon is designed for people who want to help point out issues and bugs, support the improvement and maintenance of existing tools, and more importantly the development of new ones. It is not meant to be and is not written as a guarantee of personal support. We have invested substantial time in writing extensive guides that are freely available for all our public add-ons. If you are having issues I suggest you reference the guide, it has everything you need to know written within it, with helpful gifs illustrating the functionality. Remember that most add-ons here on AnkiWeb, don't have such guides, so the good will we have towards people using our tools should be pretty apparent. Best of luck!
on 1591793192
nice add on
on 1591578444
Love what these guys are doing!
on 1591488688
Good add-on for Japanese learners.
Comment from author before post was edited
Please read the description:

"MIA Team Development Cycles
The MIA team develops add-ons in 6-month development cycles. For the duration of a development cycle, we design add-ons for the latest stable version of Anki that was available at the beginning of that cycle. At the end of a development cycle, all MIA add-ons are upgraded to the latest stable version of Anki.

Why We Use a Development Cycle:
● By not needing to constantly update add-ons each time a new version of Anki is released, we’re better able to stay focused on new projects.
● When everyone is using the same version of Anki and the same version of add-ons, bug fixing can proceed more efficiently.
● Because users only have to update their set-up once every 6 months, they can more easily stay focused on their studies.
● We surveyed our users and found that the vast majority approved of a 6-month development cycle.

Current Cycle Details:
Anki Version: Anki 2.1.22 (Windows and Linux), Anki 2.1.23 (macOS) [The “alternate” variants are for 32-bit systems]
Start Date: April 6th, 2020
Next Cycle Start Date: October 6th, 2020"
on 1591355921
A must for any Japanese Learner, this add-on really adds an awesome spice to your cards. Besides just generating the readings and pitch accent coloring, it also generates native pronunciations and pitch accent graphics. Isn't that all one could ask for? Thanks, Yoga and Matt.
on 1590753057
This is gonna save me so much time.
on 1590282478
on 1590237269
Auto highlighting pitch accent is really useful
on 1590015979
was previously confused i had the non-stable anki version
on 1589740089
Great add on, especially if you're in the beginner stages. Although, the cards have recently said that the front of the card is blank on desktop Anki. Works fine in browser or on Ankiweb. Any way to resolve this?
on 1589592179
Really useful addon ! It's great that I can avoid spending a lot of time manually researching and adding pitch accent informations to my decks. However, is there a way to change the audio played on click ? For example, for the word 公 I want it to play the kunyomi reading おおやけ but it plays the onyomi reading こう. I know the audio file is there since when I add it to the audio field I get both audios.
on 1589373214
Awesome add-on!!!!
on 1589096792
Amazing add on, I was just curious when it would be updated to work with the latest version of anki as I am having some trouble updating it right now. I think this was patched in 2.1.24 when they "Fixed add-ons with multiple branches not updating properly" but I am not sure. I had the same question about the Dictionary add on. (edit) I just read your info about development cycles my bad. Keep up the great work!
on 1588915711
Amazing add on !
I was wondering if anyone knows a similar one for Mandarin (without pinyin would be better). Thank you mates
Comment from author
Stay tuned.
on 1588511094
Really helpful to speed up cards creation. Can't go back now.
on 1588439835
Fantastic addon, I remember doing this manually doing all this for each card I made myself for months and was surprised to see this addon exists.

It's a massive help :)
on 1587499922
The most useful Japanese studying add-on I've found!
on 1587153517
Absolutely amazing. I've been meaning to donate to these guys for a while now, and this really made me get off my lazy but and decide that next time I get some money, its going to them. Seriously, these addons are killer.
on 1587134792
Amazing! I'm quite a dummy with all things computer, so it took a while to get things going. But now it works and this is just the tool I've needed to get past the "there is a cat under the table" level.
on 1586989803
overengineered, buggy, and the shameless social media plugs, branding, and donation soliciting really goes against what this community is for
on 1586865290
Awesome extension, saves me time when creating cards and adds needed functionality that I just can't live without anymore.
on 1585869085
This guy does a great effort to give us some help in the community on language learning!
Comment from author
on 1585717147
Great add-on made by people who actually care abt making the process of learning Japanese easier. Thank you matt and yoga. <3
on 1585292864
GOAT addon for Japanese Learning
on 1585000184
I originally had this as a down vote (operator error) because I was unable to download the MIA add-ons (not through fault of MIA but of Anki itself from not being able to update Anki through Anki itself but appear that it is up to date) YOGA_MIA was a great help and took the time to help this non tech savy noob figure things out so i can enjoy MIA's very helpful and awesome add-ons. It goes to show MIA care about what they do and want to help everyone out by making learning Japanese less painful. Thanks you guys!
Comment from author
Thanks for the up-vote bro, hope you find the tools helpful!
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Liked the idea about it.
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thumbs up
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Pitch accent is tough
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Amazing add-on.

In what folder do I put the audio files on MacOS? I unzipped using "The Unarchiver" but it doesn't tell me where to put the files.
Comment from author
Put it in the "user_files" folder in the add-on's folder.
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well, the update to anki 2.1 has me very, very happy
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time saver
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Works great, you need a little time to figure out how it works, but absolutely worth it after that.
Also works great with 2.1.20 now, thank you!
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Getting better with time
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The reason I like MIA Japanese is easy, just click on button. Japanese support has require some of customs in note type, which not easy for my own already note type. However, when I did as you do in the image intruction, it's give me exactly like this 健[すこ;n2]やか に 育[そだ,そだてる;k3]てる in learning screen (edit screen of course), no furigana on top, no corloring. It's doesn't work, why?
Comment from author
Please reference the usage guide for detailed instructions on how to use the add-on. Please consider deleting your negative rating after you get it working.
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Fantastic resource. The downvotes points have either been resolved or illogical.
Comment from author
Haters gonna hate yo. The undo feature actually isn't yet fixed in the current release admittedly, but is fixed already already for an upcoming release. However, there was a bug introduced into Anki itself by the 1.1.18+ versions that needs to be resolved on their end (we are in talks with the dev to get him to push fixes to it) before we can release the new version.
on 1580717551
Great add on for Japanese that makes the Japanese learning process more efficient
on 1580335911
super easy edits make this for me
on 1579846628
lots to learn to use it well but very good
on 1579712771
requires editing the syntax to guarantee accuracy but once you get the hang of it, it's really easy and I most only rep on mobile
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mia = goat
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A real improvement over the Japanese Support addon that I was using previously
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crazy sauce
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Rough around the edges here and there but amazing overall.
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Obnoxious branding/advertising.
on 1578666363
Best add on and study method 2020.
on 1578620423
Its a great addon for those on the Japanese language journey. It makes lookup faster and more efficient. This might sound ironic or contrary but if there is a tool that allows me to spend less time in Anki while still helping me memo then I'm all for it. Thanks.
on 1578490822
What a powerfull addon. The ability to create any type of card in mere seconds or search terms with a keyboard shortcut is game changing.
on 1578474241
You can't avoid this add-on if you are learning Japanese.
It's already great with the default configuration, but I spent a little time setting it as I'd like, and it's now perfect for me.
Some little remarks that does not really harm the usage of this add-on :
The tokenization could be enhanced a little.
The ctrl-Z feature sometimes acts weirdly and should be fixed.
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Easily the most important and useful addon I have in Anki
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I'm the guy who resurrected the old NHK accent addon for Anki: https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/932119536

You can see my comment from 2018 on that addon linking to my repository (https://github.com/weirdalsuperfan/nhk-pronunciation/tree/patch-1), and you can also check the issues section on github for the main branch of the addon to see that I'm an official collaborator. You'll notice that in both my branch's readme and in one of the open issues for the main branch I've added a note linking to this MIA addon and mentioning that support for the old NHK addon has essentially ended because of the superior MIA Japanese addon.

When I found out about this addon I stopped support for the old NHK addon, and since then this addon, especially when combined with the MIA Dictionary addon, has really lived up to my expectations, so I just want to say that if you ever used or heard of the old addon, use this one instead. It's great (and free). I was really happy to see someone put so much effort into something like this to perfect it so I could stop maintaining the old addon and focus on learning Japanese.
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This add-on makes everything to do with Japanese as easy as dealing with English
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Great time saver
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Essentially a better version of the Japanese Support plugin. Surprising amount of compatibility with ankidroid as well
on 1578345139
Great addon for anyone learning Japanese.
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Great even just for the native-speaker audio generation.
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Pitch accents are incredibly helpful :)
However I would like to request a display option of coloured kanji and hovered furigana, as it would be nice to have pitch accent info at a glance but still be able to test myself on the readings of each kanji.
It would also be great if the furigana can be intelligently spaced out to cover the whole kanji phrase. Sometimes where the kanji phrase is long but the reading is short, there is a small clump of furigana floating in the middle, which looks a bit funny.
Another helpful feature would be to allow the pitch accent graph to be directly displayed in a field without having to hover.
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This and the MIA dictionary add-on are easily the best add-ons ever created for Japanese learning. Thank you guys for this
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This is a game-changing add-on. Not only for the features, but also the incredible attention to detail and vast configurability. I only have a couple pieces of feedback:

1. One thing I really liked about the OG Japanese Support add-on, is that when you're manually adding cards, it will auto-add the furigana brackets, without having to hit an additional hotkey. I know Japanese Support uses two fields and MIA uses one, but the same auto-generation feature could work here (as an optional setting). As someone who creates a lot of cards manually, if I could not have to think about hitting an extra step every time that would be killer.
2. Would be nice to have the mass generation feature remember your settings for the last time you used it. Since this is a large, destructive operation it's additional stress trying to make sure all of the settings are right, especially if you need to use it frequently (say, every time adding a new subs2srs deck).
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This is the best Japanese support addon out there. The pitch accent color coding is amazing. MIA is doing so much for the language learning community, especially Japanese. IMO, this is way better than the old non-MIA Japanese support addon. It served me well for many years, but here comes the new king. It's off my computer forever, this has replaced it. Highly recommended.
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Makes learning japanese, and pitch accent of words effortless.
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One issue and it would be absolutely perfect: The furigana generation inserts redundant spaces. (All I want/have enabled is "Kana".)

Fixed by
1. extending the check in checkIgnoreValue by checking if any char in val[0] actually contains any kanji (19967 < ord(char) < 40911)
2. removing all (why're they there anyway) superfluous final ' ' that were appended on the self.fStr += lines

Errors: The generator doesn't remove leading kana (eg., it generates お金[おかね] instead of お 金[かな]). 来る's furigana always stay く, ie. don't match its irregular conjugation. 一日[いちにち] 中[ちゅう] is mistaken. 五百 (presumably other numbers) shouldn't yield obscure readings by default. "…0 分間[ぶんけん]"

Amazing work, anyway!
Comment from author
Hello! Thanks for your feedback, are you aware of the overwrite rules feature in the add-on? Reference the guide if you haven't heard of it before! Using it you can add in fixes to any mistakes you see. We plan to ask users to submit their overwrite rules lists in the future, so that we may add them in natively to the code base and raise the quality of the generation! Thanks for your positive review, we're glad you like the add-on!
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Amazing supported tools for those want to create self-taught vocabulary/ sentence mining based on movie subtitles, tedtalk subtitles...etc...etc...
on 1575904150
Keep up the amazing work!
on 1575540692
The audio for flashcards in this add on is extremely helpful.
on 1575183314
Great addon!
on 1574565276
Matt and Yoga really did an amazing job with this add-on. Good job guys. Great work on MIA, amazed at what it has become so far, and what more it will become. Support them on Patreon like I do!
on 1573401322
Nice addon, it really saves a lot of time adding pitch accent to the sentence.

Still some rough edges and I stll need to manually correct some stuff.
on 1573208493
Effectively just the Japanese Support addon with a few extra nifty features (i.e. a faster pitch accent lookup), nothing major, but still useful nonetheless.
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I tried to use this add-on in an attempt to quickly add furigana to single words in my definitions, selecting and clicking in "convert," but as expected, it converts everything inside the field. So I simply clicked ctrl+z to undo the changes, uninstall the add-on and continue with my quest, but then the field went completely blank. So, it seems like this add-on will cause you actual harm if you innocently try to test it, so don't (You should read the heavy, long guide page entirely before even thinking about doing it. There doesn't seem to have anything about the undoing erasing everything there, though).

Initially, the add-on is very nice and stable in appearance, but then the settings window will close up every time you click on the upper part of it, the buttons on the card editor have no subtitles (Even though the original Anki buttons do), leaving you in the dark if you decided not to spend the last 15 minutes reading the guide; you can't quickly enable/disable a single part of it and have to keep opening and enabling/disabling stuff to get different outcomes; and everything is so information packed that you either use it as it is or waste hours trying to understand how everything works and tweak to your preferences (Well, it may erase some fields in the process, but you truly need this, don't ya?).

If I had to say, overall, it seems like a time and life-saver, but what it actually does is turn Anki into a substitute to the so-called immersion the creators so dutifully preach about. Honestly, you don't need half of these features if you're not doing something like Incremental Reading, and if you are, then this add-on will work perfectly for you (Unfortunately, the same can't be said about your Japanese). And even then, you'd have to do ONLY that all the time, reviewing cards in Anki instead of consuming Japanese material and immerse yourself in the language, so the audio everywhere, for instance, would then be somehow useful.

The furigana adding feature is the same as the Japanese Support add-on (the brackets (that break pitch information like [2][1] - I'm not sure if that happens in MIA as well, try it for your own risk)); the audio, colors and pitch everywhere goes straight against the minimum information principle (Which unlike pitch, isn't a joke), and the whole add-on seems so pointless, a Frankenstein monster of other add-ons and ideas, that one has to wonder what people were thinking when they asked for it and/or made it.

The fact is, Japanese Support does a great job for furigana, Yomichan and company (Mainly Daijirin dictionary and Japanesepod101) are enough for pitch information and audio, and the whole rest is a party trick that no beginner should pursue (And no advanced speaker would bother with, specially while using this add-on).

tl;dr: No matter how you look at it, a waste of time. I don't hate MIA, I'm just mad and these are my 2 cents.
Comment from author
This issue has now been fixed. Please consider taking another look at our add-on!
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Notice how, of all the people making great add-ons, they're the only ones pushing social media and trying to get you to pay them? The author will reply defensively, but it's true. Although it's nice, shamelessly trying to sell products is out of place on a repository for add-ons for open source free software intended to be 100% free, not free-with-some-strings-attached-and-please-subscribe-to-my-paypal-for-further-updates.
Comment from author
The addon is 100% free, no strings attached. We are not selling anything. There's no need to subscribe to Patreon or Paypal. Also it's not accurate that other creators don't offer a link to support them on Patreon.
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Great add-on
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Really cool!
on 1571281097
This addon is so neat!
on 1571113830
The setup was a pain but once I got it working it seems to work pretty well. I appreciate the usage guide, without it this would be impossible to figure out lol.
on 1571104224
Holy crap just found this, huge upgrade over the other one.
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Super exceptional work!
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If you have the Japanese Support add-on this isn't particularly necessary, and falls into the trap of "optimizing just to optimize". Since SRS usage is really just supposed to be the glue that holds your immersion in Japanese together, having audio for every single sentence isn't really a big deal as you'll regularly hear it all anyway. The pitch accent information also isn't a big deal, because the definitions on your cards will already have that information in a lot of cases depending on what dictionaries you use. This add-on might save you a few minutes here and there, but the most import functionality is already included in the Japanese Support add-on. It might save you a little time if you like fancy cards.

Also I have to downvote this out of principle, as this page has been blindly spammed with positive reviews from the author's Patreon followers (he announced the release to them all in a private Discard chat).
Comment from author
Really sorry to hear you didn't like the addon. We did not ask anyone to blindly spam the addon with positive reviews - the public saw the addon release on Ankiweb at the same time that our Discord/Patreon did. Aside from that, you are correct that this addon is similar to the original Japanese Support addon, but the reason to dislike the addon is not clear, since the addon is is free and does not have any negative features based on your own review (the optimizations are arguably minor, but they are still optimizations, not detriments).
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It's super marvelous
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SO COOL add-on!
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Amazing addon. Greatly improves workflow when creating sentence cards, especially when combined with the MIA dictionary addon.
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This is extremely wonderufl!
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Amazingly wonderufl add-on!
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This is clearly a very powerful addon that a lot of people can benefit from. If there's a known fix for compatibility with Japanese Example sentences, someone let me know! As is, JS in the cards prevents those example sentences from generating. Can't use right now because of those breaks, but hopefully I can use it in the future since I really do love the hover feature... Good work on it.
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This addon is insanely effective!
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***BEWARE*** Spy-ware and Ad-ware and WEB site redirects when following instructions.

When you try and download the audio files, you a) get redirected to gambling WEB sites and b) an additional download called "PlayerSetup.dmg" is downloaded. No idea what is in it, but various goog's indicate spy-ware and ad-ware.

Still too early to evaluate the rest of it.
Comment from author
I am sorry that you had an issue with downloading the file. You must have clicked an ad and downloaded some bad software. Kind of unfair to rate down the add-on based on your own mistake but I can understand your perspective and that some people aren't familiar with downloading files. I hope you get your issue fixed and get a chance to check out the actual add-on.
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SO HELPFUL add-on!
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Amazingly amazing add-on!
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This addon is insanely splendid!
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very nice, I like
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A huge game changer when learning Japanese. Love it guys!

I hope this will be the new standard add-on for japanese learners.
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This is great!
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Brilliant. Thanks guys!
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Kanji gods feeding their disciples
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You can create incredible Japanese flash cards with this.
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Works great!
The only problem I see is that the readings/pitch in the brackets interfere with the browser search.
In one of Matt's videos, he mentions the ability to add "nobr" to your search query to get around this (https://youtu.be/2gJfmmMnO1k?t=839), but it doesn't seem to work in the released version.
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This is new cutting edge technology that can save years off your Japanese learning journey. Not only that, its free, which is a great price. I've learned so much with this add-on alone that it even helped me get a weeb girlfriend. Now that I've finally accomplished something, I feel as though I can face my family and so they won't wonder why I'm always MIA at the family gatherings. Thanks Matt and that other guy, I'm forever grateful.
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Japanese support add-on on steroids
on 1568664053
Best add-on for Japanese learners. Now I can make cards much faster. Thank you guys so much.
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Works great in Windows 10, but fails to load in Mac with the below exception;

When loading 'MIA Japanese':
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "aqt/addons.py", line 80, in loadAddons
File "/Users/Name/Library/Application Support/Anki2/addons21/278530045/__init__.py", line 19, in <module>
from . import main
File "/Users/Name/Library/Application Support/Anki2/addons21/278530045/main.py", line 47, in <module>
from .gui import JSGui
File "/Users/Name/Library/Application Support/Anki2/addons21/278530045/gui.py", line 19, in <module>
from .jsgui import Ui_Dialog
File "/Users/Name/Library/Application Support/Anki2/addons21/278530045/jsgui.py", line 3, in <module>
from PyQt5 import QtCore, QtGui, QtWidgets, QtSvg
ImportError: cannot import name 'QtSvg'

I am using the latest Anki version and Mac El Capitan
on 1568638692
Very useful!
on 1568627162
Fantastic add-on for learning Japanese. There's so much functionality in it, especially for pitch accent.
on 1568607212
Incredible. A lot of thought and hard work has clearly gone into this. This will make my Japanese studying far more effective and efficient. Thanks much!
on 1568591158
Fantastic work, guys!
on 1568573983
Works well, saves a lot of time, very useful to have readings and pitch accent info added to cards.
on 1568553968
This has made studying with Anki much more efficient.
on 1568504550
WOW this addon is so cool! I feel my pitch accent improving already!