Does WaniKani have any prerequisites?

Not for the beginning.

WaniKani starts you off with radicals, which don’t require any other knowledge on your part. It’s a good idea to start learning hiragana now, though, if you don’t know it already. You’ll need hiragana when you start learning kanji in a few more days.

Fortunately, learning hiragana is easier than you might think. We have a guide to learning hiragana that will get you ready to go in no time.

Katakana won’t show up for a couple levels, but you’ll want to get that under your belt as well. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered there too with our very own guide for katakana.

Finally, once you’ve learned hiragana and katakana, you should probably know how to type them. As always, the Crabigator’s got your back.