WaniKani to Anki exporter
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Latest commit 5a3c8fd Jan 20, 2017 @dennmart Updating outdated gems


WaniKani to Anki Exporter

Get your WaniKani decks in Anki!

WaniKani to Anki Exporter is a small website that allows you to easily fetch data from your WaniKani account and generate a file that can be imported into an Anki deck.

If you have a WaniKani account, you can see the site up and running at http://wanikanitoanki.com. You will need a WaniKani API key to see all the functionality built in.


  1. Ruby 2.2.0 https://www.ruby-lang.org/en/

Install as per your operating system instructions.

  1. Bundler http://bundler.io/
gem install bundler

How to run the website

The WaniKani to Anki Exporter site is a Padrino app.

Getting the site up and running is very simple. In the project's directory, run the following:

$ bundle install
$ rackup

That should be all! If you go to http://localhost:9292 after that, the site should be working. Currently there's no database required, but that might change in the future as I expand the site's functionality.


If you have Docker installed in your local environment, use the included Dockerfile to build a Docker image that will run the WaniKani to Anki Exporter site on your system for development purposes.

After building the image (assuming the naming convention <image_name>:<image_tag>), you can run the WaniKani to Anki Exporter site:

docker run \
  -p 9292:9292 \
  -v $PWD:/app \

Alternatively, if you have Docker Compose installed, you can simply run docker-compose up to build and run

Why did I build this?

I'm both an avid WaniKani user as a Japanese student, as well as an avid Anki user. I wanted to be able to have a little bit more control about what things from WaniKani I wanted to study, as well as control other variables like the time intervals, etc. I noticed that other WaniKani users were looking for something similar, so I decided to share it as a website.

Submit a pull request!

  1. Fork the repo into your own Github account (https://github.com/dennmart/wanikani-to-anki/fork)
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature') and make sure your write tests for your new feature!
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create a new Pull Request
  6. That's it! High fives given upon request 😸

To run a single test

Use rspec