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All in One Kanji Deck

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This deck contains ALL information you may need for a kanji. It includes ALL 2136 Jouyou Kanji + JLPT N5 to N1's Kanji + 861 Jinmeiyou Kanji + 2500 Most Frequent Kanji + 3007 Kanji from Heisig's book + even more. However, I recommend focusing on Jouyou Kanji, as almost everything you see in Japanese or even the JLPT N1 test doesn't go beyond the jouyou list. These 2136 Jouyou Kanji were ordered to appear first in this deck (in school grade order). The rest (Jinmeiyou, etc) should only be for reference. A little info about Jouyou Kanji: This list was announced officially by the Japanese Ministry of Education. It is also a list of permitted characters and readings for use in official government documents (and maybe most other written works as well, like newspaper or textbook), that means kanji outside this list should be written in hiragana or have furigana to show readings. Mastering these 2136 even helps you gain Level 2 in Kanken, the kanji test for native Japanese (10 levels, level 1 is the hardest). More info here: https://goo.gl/2GsbV5 and https://goo.gl/nXnGGO . I have also made various tags for your custom study: JLPT, Jouyou Grade, Frequency, Jinmeiyou, Theme & Concept.. And also, I recommend you learn radical (component in kanji) first, which make kanji much easier to learn. A radical deck can be found here: https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/1044119361 (made by me too). If you follow Heisig's order, I don't think you need this radical deck as you learn radicals along with kanji. Info Included: -English meaning, reading (onyomi, kunyomi, nanori). Nanori is for reference, has separate line with kunyomi. -Number of strokes and stroke order. -Example Compound Word -Kanji Level (JLPT Level, Jouyou Grade, Frequency). The lower the frequency is, the more popular the kanji is. "Grade S" means kanji learned in Secondary school in Japan. -A link to Koohii website and 2 offline Koohii Stories help you remember the kanji. -Components of the kanji. -Other Info: Traditional Form, Radical info, Classification (if you care: http://goo.gl/InVXqP ) Note1: For stroke order working, download and install font from this: http://www.nihilist.org.uk/. You just need to download the font file, which is KanjiStrokeOrders_v3.001.ttf , then install it. If you're using android phone, put the font in /sdcard/AnkiDroid/fonts (you may need to create folder "fonts"). If the font doesn't work, try renaming it to "KanjiStrokeOrders" (remove the "_v3.001") Note2: Kanji not in 2136 Jouyou list (which I tagged "gradeS+") may not have all the information mentioned above. Note 3: Each note in this deck has 2 cards, recognition and recall. If you find that inefficient or want to focus on reading kanji, you can delete or suspend all recall cards. Just go to Browser, sort by card type, choose the cards and hit 'suspend' or 'delete'. Update Aug 18: (Important) - Reordered the whole deck to a more logical order. Previous order is by grade then onyomi. Here is the new order: ・First 1006 Kanji (Grade 1-6): Reorder to match the actual fixed order learned in Japan's School (very logical order in my opinon), in accordance with this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ky%C5%8Diku_kanji ・The rest of Jouyou Kanji: Ordered by JLPT Level then by Frequency. ・The rest of the deck: Jinmeiyou Kanji appear first then ordered by Frequency. - Also, a small new feature was added: clicking the keyword or kanji in mnemonics section will direct you to Koohii website for more stories from community. Update Sep 20: -Added lots of tags based on theme and concept, like colors, shapes, or directions, etc (from this: https://goo.gl/FRXRlE ) Adding tags doesn't affect your studying at all, you don't need to update if you don't need these tags. If you update from the older version of this deck, remember to check database (under "Tools" tab) after updating. Update Nov 7: I made a deck with order from Heisig's RTK book. It's here:https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/215365929 I would not recommend any learning order. Just choose your preferable way of learning. However, in my personal opinion, learning kanji outside jouyou list just doesn't make sense, those kanji will take you a LOT of time to learn and even doesn't help you much in reading general japanse. So it's my advice that if you use the RTK order of this deck, you should suspend all kanji outside jouyou list ( maybe just unsuspend the primitives that help you remember later kanji). Update Jan 10: Added reference link to Tangorin site, Jisho.org and Weblio. Also made a little change to the card format. Update Feb 15: I've made a new deck with new order from the latest edition of RTK book, check it here: https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/1862058740. If you start from beginning, you can choose between that new deck and this original deck (the first 2200 kanji in that deck is almost the same as the first 2136 in this deck, except for the different order). Reply to some comments: Thanks for your comments so that I can improve the deck :). About the order: You can merge the updates to the old deck (not quite hard to do so). -First: BACKUP your current deck with current schedule, and do this in a different profile first to see if it works (in PC, it is 'File' -> 'Switch Profile'). -Next, download and open the updated deck in a new profile, import this deck as text. -Make another profile and open the backup deck. This profile is for testing, if it works, do it with your current profile. -Open deck browser, choose the deck, type "is:new" in the search box, hit Enter, and delete all the cards. This makes sure you only delete the new cards, so that your learning cards are still kept as they are. -(Optional but recommended) Add/remove/rename/reorder,etc the Fields to match the updated deck. -Reimport the updated deck as text to this deck: 'File' -> 'Import' -> choose text file -> choose 'Update existing notes...', tick 'Allow HTML...' and check carefully the fields to be imported (you can mess the deck if do it wrong, that's why making the Fields match the new deck is recommended) -> hit 'Import'. -To update the card layout: Just copy the code in 'Cards' (inside Browser) of the new deck and paste it into the old deck (you will have to move between the two profiles). -That's it. Now you have the new order and contents while keeping your learning cards. About Heisig's content in this deck: I tried not to include any content from his book to prevent this deck from being removed due to copyrights problem (many decks were removed some times ago). I think stories form Koohii community are good enough :). Anyway, if you want me to improve something with the deck, feel free to leave a comment :).

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Onyomi ショウ
Kunyomi わた.る
Nanori えん
English ford, ferry, port
Examples 交渉(こうしょう): (1) negotiations; discussions (2) connection干渉(かんしょう): interference; intervention; meddling
JLPT Level 1
Jouyou Grade S
Frequency 499
Components 水: water歩: walk; counter for steps
Number of Strokes 11
Kanji Radical
Radical Number 85
Radical Strokes 4
Radical Reading みず・したみず・さんずい
Traditional Form
Classification 会意 Compound Ideographic
Keyword ford
Koohii Story 1 The new Ford Jesus. It can do everything except WALK on WATER.
Koohii Story 2 A ford is a place where one can walk through the water, a place only a few footsteps deep.
Tags JLPT.N1 gradeS kanjifreq251-500
Onyomi カイ
Kunyomi とど.ける、-とど.け、とど.く
English deliver, reach, arrive, report, notify, forward
Examples 届け(とどけ): report; notification; registration届く(とどく): (1) to reach; to arrive; to get through; to get at (2) to be attentive; to pay attention (3) to be delivered; to carry (e.g. sound)届ける(とどける): (1) to deliver; to forward; to send (2) to report; to notify; to file notice (to the authorities); to give notice; to register
JLPT Level 2
Jouyou Grade 6
Frequency 939
Components 尸: corpse; remains; flag radical (no. 44)由: wherefore; a reason
Number of Strokes 8
Kanji Radical
Radical Number 44
Radical Strokes 3
Radical Reading しかばね・かばね・かばねだれ
Traditional Form
Classification 会意 Compound Ideographic
Keyword deliver
Koohii Story 1 In the US, when the mail is delivered, a flag sprouts up on your mailbox. (We don´t have that in Australia.).
Koohii Story 2 A Japanese man ordered some Brussel sprouts from Belgium. They are delivered with a little Belgian flag (as seen sometimes in shops, little flags indicating the provenance and authenticity of the food like cheese and meat).
Tags JLPT.N2 grade6 kanjifreq751-1000
Onyomi ボウ
Kunyomi ふく.らむ、ふく.れる
English swell, get fat, thick
Examples 膨脹(ぼうちょう): expansion; swelling; increase; growth膨大(ぼうだい): huge; bulky; enormous; extensive; swelling; expansion膨れる(ふくれる): (1) to swell (out); to expand; to be inflated; to distend; to bulge (2) to get cross; to get sulky; to pout膨らむ(ふくらむ): to expand; to swell (out); to get big; to become inflated膨らます(ふくらます): to swell; to expand; to inflate; to bulge
JLPT Level 1
Jouyou Grade S
Frequency 1293
Components 肉: meat彭: swelling; sound of drum
Number of Strokes 16
Kanji Radical
Radical Number 130
Radical Strokes 6
Radical Reading にく・にくづき
Traditional Form (none)
Classification 形声 Phonetic
Keyword swell
Koohii Story 1 This kanji does not mean swell as in a inflammation. There is a different kanji for that meaning (腫れる). This kanji means swell as in, a tire swelling/expanding, your income swelling/expanding, dough swelling/expanding, etc. Johnskb's story is best b/c it does not involve swelling in the sense of inflammation, just general expansion of the stomach. STORY: "If a PART OF your BODY begins to SWELL/EXPAND and resembles the SHAPE of a bass DRUM, you’re either pregnant or in desperate need of a diet.".
Koohii Story 2 Which part of your body can change shape and, when it does, swells up and throbs like a drumb? Hmmm...
Tags JLPT.N1 gradeS kanjifreq1001-1500

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Would it be possible to improve the kunyomi and onyomi fields? Many of the readings are redundant. For example, the card for 玉 lists three kunyomi: たま、たま-、and -だま. This should just be one kunyomi, たま. It should not include rendaku readings, and certainly shouldn't include whatever the hyphens are trying to communicate. Often it includes a bunch of variations showing possible okurigana. This is not useful.

Ultimately what I would like to do is make a new card type that shows me the kanji and asks for common kunyomi and/or onyomi. As it stands, the bloat in these fields makes this too inefficient. I considered memorizing only the first reading (of each kunyomi and onyomi), but I am not confident that there is any sense to the order of the readings. Is there? Right now, I am using the deck only to memorize the keywords of each kanji, but I would like to use it for readings as well.

It's a great deck, I am halfway through the 7065 cards. I particularly like the way the stroke order diagrams are implemented using a font. Having two different printed examples of the kanji (one in a standard computer font, and one in the "written" style font) is super helpful for both recognition and writing. A few times now, my devices have updated whatever Japanese font they're using, changing some of the kanji quite a lot. It's nice to have the stroke order font almost as a backup. This deck is also tagged and formatted nicely, in case you want to take advantage of that. I was using this to order my learning, but honestly the default deck order is very sensible and I should have trusted that from the start.
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it's comprehensive and reliable.
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yo thanks for the hard work do you happen to have the order list you used for highschool kanji?
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There's no recall tag to delete the recall cards and who the fuck needs recall cards? It's not like you're gonna picture in your mind all the radicals. Dumbass.
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I appreciate the effort that went into this, but the recurring instances of gross, racist, and generally cringe mnemonics is really off-putting.
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very detailed deck.
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Incredible effort.
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Thank you!
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Thanks so much for all the work you put in, this is really helpful preparation resource.
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This is comprehensive information to learn Kanji
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I admire you to have taken so much time to do this ! Thank you !
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This is by far the best Kanji deck I've encountered so far!
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Amazing...thanks so much for your hard work!!!
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great deck with much content
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Really clean deck.
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it's great!
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Thank you very much for this thoughtful collection. I've been using it for about 10 months. It helped me a lot to study all kanji up to N2. The tags allowed me to costumize the deck for my own needs. Now I'll use this deck to study all 2136 Jouyou kanji.
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Amazing deck.
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This is helpful!
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good one
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Top. Using the book daily and then I flipping through the flashcards when commuting.
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Not in heisig order
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Perfect Kanji learning deck
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Very useful
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Excellent deck, I can't imagine how much work you put into it. I was wondering if you could release a simple card deck with all the example words you placed for each kanji in this deck, that would be freaking fantastic! You have our utmost gratitude.
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I use this deck to learn kanji reading. I modified the cards so that they only show the info relevant for me (i.e. the kanji itself, the meaning, and one reading). If you don't want the reverse cards, just suspend them. All in all an extremely useful deck.
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Helpful, a very tedious detailed deck.
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Any way to remove the reverse card? That one sentence guide isn't doing it for me, still can't figure it out...

Update: figured it out, when in browse with card view open, you have to type "card:Recall" or whichever you don't want, not just Recall. Only then will it sort for you. Ctrl+A and suspend those boys.
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In a card browser I see that a lot of those harder kanji (grade s+ or jinmeiyou) don't even have english meaning added? What's the point of those cards then?

I just began and the starting kanji were ok so far so I'm rating this thumbs up but be wary if you want to learn these rare kanji.
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It’s got lots of kanji, but IMO, I don’t need to see the cards in reverse, and not having the cards in reverse doesn’t seem to be an option. I need to learn how to recognize kanji, not translate from English to kanji which is an entirely different skill. Furthermore, having reverse cards can be confusing because some words in English could have many possibilities for kanji. For example, the words “lament, grief, regret” can be associated with 慨, 恨, 悼, 悔, 怨, 嘆, 歎, 惜, 憂, 愁 and others, making it frustrating to learn. It would be nice to have this deck with no reverse versions of the cards.
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Contains everything you need to learn Kanjis! The usage examples are particularly useful. The deck has a lot of kanjis, but with the ordering and the tag you can easily select what you want.
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It's good. The order is really logical and easy to understand!
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Seems good to me. My main complaint is that the mnemonics for remembering kanji are often quite adolescent and ridiculous. Occasionally they get lucky and say something useful.
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All you could want. Using it in conjunction with Tae Kim's guide and it's perfect :)
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It is possible to get ride of the duplicate cards, only have 1 card per kanji?
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I'm only at 776 learned so far but some kanji pop up with primitives that I haven't learned the kanji for yet. This is really inconvenient and there doesn't seem to be a way to sort them in the correct order but oh well I'm already this far in might as well keep going. I really suck at making stories so what I'll usually do is just use the koohii stories as a placeholder and then by the next day or so I'll usually be able to come up with something.
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This deck doesn't really teach you how to use the kanji; you only learn the English dictionairy meaning. When starting with this deck the most obvious problem with the deck is the lack of kana on the question card. When you are learning a kanji you just get to see a (sometimes outdated) dictonairy meaning; firstly this gives a problem with variant kanji that have the same meaning such as 國 and 国 (more on this later); but maybe more importantly you are learning kanji to read/write Japanese, not English; so the kana is much more relevant and I'd rather learn the kanji using just the readings and leave out the English completely (add it as option of course, also add it if the meaning is not clear from just the reading). Also please split obscure kana readings from commonly used ones and mark them (with another color for example). Or maybe it would even be better if you could list all words the kanji in kana and from there write down the kanji (again add English meaning as option and English should be added by default when there are common synonyms) because that's how you will be using kanji: to write Japanese words.

For example
Answer: 水
Of course the part which is used to write the specific kanji should be marked (ie. bolded).

Some kanji already have some example words. However some kanji especially the more advanced ones such as 藤 and 潟 don't give any example at all (these are still Kanji in JPLT so they should be used somewhere). At least give one example for every kanji; maybe you could mark obscure meanings or those usually written in kana (ie. using a different color). On the other hand some kanji give completely irrelevant example words such as 雄 which gives "Eroica Symphony (Beethoven, 1804)​" and "Heroic Polonaise (Chopin)​" as examples so I'm really confused why you added that.

Regarding variant characters such as 國, they should make a reference to the more commonly used character. Ie. make the question: give traditonal variant of 国 and the other way around (should not appear on the 国 by default).
Better explain nuances for characters with slightly different meanings not visible in English such as 探 and 捜.

Examples of how questions should be:
さいとう, ふじはら (common names)
ふじ (wysteria, usually written in kana)
Answer: 藤

にいがた (prefecture name)
かた (lagoon, obscure word)
Answer: 潟

English dictonary and other data meaning could be added as optional and by default when it's not clear from just the readings.
Of course the part which is used to write the specific kanji should be marked (ie. bolded). Obscure meanings could be left out by default (though every kanji should have at least ONE example of how it's used), or could possibly be marked using different colors.
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Excellent, thank you I especially like all the definitions, really well thought out.
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Extremely useful, ありがとうございます!
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Very interesting deck!
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Could I please get help on how to install the KanjiStrokeOrders.ttf file on my android phone? I tried the instructions above but it's not working for me ~ Vlad
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I have been working with this deck for a month, and in my opinion, it is by far the best deck I have come across for us Kanji learners.
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A extremely well made and detailed deck. I love it.
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The best kanji deck
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There are enough details for learning Kanjis!
Thank you!
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Has everything I could want and is organized nicely
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It was amazing! It helped me learn Japanese quickly. Arigatou :)
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Very comprehensive deck. Well done
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Great deck. It just has everything and is nicely formatted.

However, it has one issue - some kanji show up in their Chinese version - such as 直 (seems this comment also shows the Chinese version).
Fortunately it can be easily fixed by wrapping the card style with span lang="ja".

Fixes the issue completely on Windows 10 and Android Pie.
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A great deck that requires just a little tweak to suit one's own needs! I got stumped a little as to how to remove the "recognition" and just have the "recall" portion but I managed to get it done. This saved me a lot of time and effort. Thank you so much! :)
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Thanks for your help.
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This is great! i'm just a beginner studying Nihonggo so I copied some of the number kanji from this deck and created a new one. My only problem is, the stroke order is not available when I view the cards via mobile. I'm in iOS.

Also, I decided to use some cards of this deck which are used regularly like 時, 円 and others to create a "kanji beginner" deck of my own. But I tried to look for 私 kanji but it's not there. Am I searching incorrectly?
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This deck is freaking amazing. Thank you so much for this!
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It's really good to remember
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Great deck! It has everything you need in a sensible order, and if you are doing Heisig, he has a separate deck to download linked in the description. Nothing to complain about!
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These kanji are useless my Japanese wife who is very smart also says you do not need to be able to write these, they will also NOT help for JLPT
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Tons of info per kanji, and the kanji are useful!
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This deck is very complete! It has readings, words and useful technical info. I have difficult to program it with a better interface and change its font (I don't understand so much about Anki's setting and their app Ankidroid), but excepting this question, it's OK
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Good job
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Well organized, very comprehensive.
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Very good thank you very much!
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WILL be hugely inefficient for learning Heisig approach.
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This is amazing and beautiful. Thank you so much
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The links to memorizing is very, very helpful!
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THANK YOUUUUUUUU!!!! GOD BLESS YOUU!! You have helped countless people with your effort.. :D
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Super <3
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My kanji skills be whack af so I needed this 🐴👍
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Has a lot of kanji
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But please try to update new things
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it is useful
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It has a wide range of words
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Very useful
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tags extremely helpful, mnemonics and radicals there if you want them, overall very complete and nice deck
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Awesome deck

Thanks for adding the recognition and recall portion in the notes, that is exactly what I was looking for. Do you have a patreon or something to donate to? Feel like for the amount of work you've put into this the least I could do is throw a couple bucks your way.
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Nice Deck!

This deck has a lot of information, it's really useful. I was wondering if you mind if I import the deck into www.StudyHerd.com and share it there (for free) as well as Anki? I like their format a little better. Thanks!
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Very comprehensive!

All I wanted was a deck that I could use to practice writing Kanji with Spaced Repetition, and this was just what I need! Thank you!
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Great Deck

Hey, first, I wanted to thank you for putting in the work to create this great deck, it's the best one available by far!
However, I do have a few questions I was wondering you could maybe answer. When I look at the "notes" table and the "flds" column, I see all the data that goes on the pack of card dumped there without anything seperating them. How does anki generate the html on the cards for this if it can't tell where one field ends and the next begins? I'm guessing that it looks at the "models" row in the "col" table, but I still don't see how it knows how to generate the HTML and what the seperation objects are in the "flds" column. If it's not any inconvenience to you, I'd greatly appreciate a short reply at d4nisg0d@gmail.com. Thanks in advance!
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very useful and user friendly
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Great deck, truly a one stop shop. I would suggest adding the Kyōiku / Jōyō index to each card, not just the grade, as the kanji are taught in a specific order at school. Will make life easier for those of us who chose to follow this order rather than Heisig's. :)

Actually, why not just put all three indices on each card? RTK 1, RTK 6 and Kyōiku / Jōyō. Then everyone can choose their preferred order and have Anki sort the cards before they start studying.
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Great deck! But one question about the updates . . . .

UPDATED 2/29/16: Thanks a ton! to the author for the instructions about updating card order. It was a little confusing to me at first, but I fought my way through and was able to execute the update, including reimporting Heisig stories (even though I rarely seem to use them).

I have been making a lot of progress with this wonderful deck. Many thanks to the author(s), I use this deck almost every day and it's really well-made.
However, I loaded it in Summer 2015 and I see that the card order has since been changed. I would love to be able to load the update—sometimes the kanji come up in strange order (e.g., this week I saw 河 before 可)—but I'd rather not have to start over from the beginning (I'm several hundred kanji in at this point, starting over might break my spirit).
Can anyone tell me if it's possible to load the updated deck without losing the work I've already done? Thanks in advance, and many thanks to the author(s) for continuing to tweak and improve the deck.
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Thanks for making this great deck.

Have you considered installing the Kanji Stroke Order font on the deck? http://ankisrs.net/docs/manual.html#installing-fonts

I'm not sure how it would work with licensing, etc., but it might make the deck a bit more user-friendly.
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Something missing

Why did you left out the Heisig explanations?
It's possible to include them?
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Good deck, but you need to know this!

This deck is following the EXACT order of the book "A guide to Reading and Writing Japanese" at the first part(<440 kanji). I did not overcome this amount of kanjis right now.

Also, you >>can<< use heisig's mnemonics and kanji koohii that come with it even if you don't know some of the characters. I also recomend jisho.org to see kanji stroke order. You have to type #kanji 寒 for example, in the search.

Good deck!
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Best Kanji List

I just wrote this review to note one mistake:
The Kanji "万" is not tagged as grade2.
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Fine deck but...

OK, I'd now rate this deck 5 stars even if you use heisig, PROVIDED you follow the Heisig reordering guidelines given bellow. I'm pretty sure the poster never did Heisig or he would never recommend you mess around with that order--it would be insane to do so I know because followed his recommendation with much regret and I was referencing Kanji 2000 when was trying to learn Kanji 100 (not a real example, hopefully you see the problem). It was extremely awkward. Please also not the deck is double-sided (2 cards per kanji) and that could cause you grief if you're new to Anki. If you've done 200 cards, you've only done 100 kanji. It's a beautiful deck.