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Using his method, I learned to write and associate one English meaning to 1, Kanji in three months. I have also already put in about ten years of Japanese study on and off. For those who are learning, I recommend to download Anki deck for this book, it is a bit more comfortable to memorize in that way. You are right, it is a terrible joke and does not work at all here.

The Kanji are not Egyptian hieroglyphs, and looking at Kanji won’t teach you how to read a book, let alone how to speak and the book doesn’t even show you how to pronounce the Kanji, ffs. Intuition is a great thing when it comes to kanji learning.

Please help improve it by removing promotional content and inappropriate external linksand by adding encyclopedic content written from a neutral point of view. God knows I would’ve stopped after Kanji had I gone through the drilling method. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you.

James W. Heisig – Remembering the Kanji 1

Although by no means is it a scientific study, I know of several people who have had great success with this book, including myself.

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Individual frames cross-reference the kanji to alternate readings and to the frame in volume 1 in which the meaning and writing of the kanji was first introduced.

Other than that they are most useful, rememering books which might just end up changing my life and allow me to again use the microwave.

Heisig book offered me a significantly great push towards learning the Japanese language. This method does require a fair degree of creativity and faith in the method. That said, he does things in a really funky order.

I still have a lot of revising to do, and more studying, but I have to say I found this book incredibly helpful and fun. Of course, I am not saying it is impossible, but it will take extremely long time, while it is possible to finish Heisig within three months.

A sixth edition was released in April I would never have imagined that I would be this intend on learning Japanese, but there you go. Thus, I reasoned, if I ate a piece of fruit while learning each character, I could learn five kanji each day and become as healthy as a horse The first few kanji one learns are the numbers one to ten. It doesn’t work for everyone, but it sure works for me.

I actually haven’t read the entire thing, and I don’t think I’m even going to go through this book in detail rememhering soon, but only because I realized that the kanji learning system I have been using WaniKani is partially based on this method, and is actually a little more complete, as it takes you though pronunciations and vocabulary as well, which this book ignores altogether.


Again, I owe this book a lot for helping me tremendously in my studies. Use it with an SRS software called Anki. Don’t let the method presented in this book turn you away. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. All the kanji are analysed by components—Heisig terms these “primitives”—which may be traditional radicalsother kanji themselves, or a collection of strokes not normally identified as independent entities.

Jun 09, Siraj rated it it was amazing.

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There are a couple of disadvantages of this book: This volume was co-authored by Tanya Sienko. This is a brilliant book. Sure, I “only” recognize the kanji and know their basic meaning, but. Some people argue they are better at drilling through the Kanji instead of using Heisig method. If you see ‘learning Japanese’ as one general skill, I agree it would make sense to first learn the most commonly used characters, and the more obscure elements they consist of only later.

James W. Heisig – Remembering the Kan – Memrise

Volume 3 presents a further kanji in addition to the 2, kanji introduced in Volume 1 and Volume 2. The 6th edition is the one you want.

However, I had enough time with it to know that this isn’t the study method for me.