Kanken resource list

A compilation of resources for the 日本漢字能力検定 and adjacent kanji related topics. Compiled by the bros and sises in the kanken chat, ly guys 👨‍❤️‍💋‍👨
If you think that a resource / blog / website / ... should be added to this list feel free to post it and @ me (julian) in the channel (#general-forum -> kanken post on the TMW discord server) or shoot me a dm.

REGARDING ALL DISCORD FILE LINKS: if you click on a link and it says "This content is no longer available." just paste the link into discord, send the msg and click on the file in discord, dl should work then ^^

Misc stuff for all lvls:

Must have dict for ppl studying for kanken - converted by dict anon

Kanken dict for yomitan
Kanken dict for mdx

Google IME dictionaries

Starting at j1k standard IME entries often don't contain the word that you're searching for - this can help:
dictionaries to install in google IME
舊字體・歷史的假名遣ひ IME stuff

Backup font

in the same vein: at some point (not neccessarily j1k/1k if your standard font is good) stuff all looks like 〼 if you don't install a good backup font
hanazono does the trick
there's also this page for checking your font coverage
(source for the font used in kanken dict at the bottom ^^)

Anki decks / questions for all levels

Anki user that has uploaded multiple decks based on the kanji.jitenon dict - for individual kanji study
Kanken Yojikukugo deck based on yoji.jitenon.jp
kanken.jitenon - has a bunch of questions for most types up to lvl 2 - from there on out sparse

Create your own decks using:

Kanji colorizer addon - create your own cards with stroke order diagrams
massive anki sentence bank based on novels (/audiobooks) and anime - search for words that you want to create cards for

For testing out lvls / grinding questions

Note on all those games

There have been reforms since the release of some (all?) of them so they might not cover all of the kanji required / might not 100% reflect the real deal

3ds games

3ds game "Kanken Training"
3ds game "Kanken Training 2"
3ds game "たのしく・おもしろく 漢検小学生"

ds games

ds game dump with p much all kanken games - use ctrl + f
game dump on internet archive
250万人の漢検プレミアム 全級全漢字完全制覇

Collection of past tests AND mock tests from prep books (lvls 10-1)

Note

一級 and 準一級 have been showing a tendency to get harder, keep that in mind when doing older test papers

Past tests
Answer sheets
original msg with more info here -> msg

二級

QM Complete Jouyou Kanji Writing Deck

Kanji Study App (Android) (APK should be available online)

Deck based on https://kanken.jitenon.jp/ by unknown

website with questions for lvls 3-2 - mainichikanji.com

準一級

漢字検定準1級 「30日合格プログラム」 漢検準1級 app-anki deck

website with questions - jun1mondai.com

みかす questions/resources
問題集 stuff for j1k/1k

一級

build a base using these questions
漢字逞筆-anki deck
漢字逞筆 website

mock exams
漢検1級模擬試験倉庫
straight to the drive -> drive
drive with questions from http://nekonokainushi.blog.fc2.com

other resources
みかす questions/resources
問題集 stuff for j1k/1k

Websites of 'foreigners' who passed

Brett Mayer's Kanken Site (1級 passer) (useful lists of kanken relevant vocab/kanji/phrases/kokuji/info)
other kanken passer Site for more insight / experiences from foreigners / + tips for higher levels

Blogs / twitter accounts

blog from the user 颯(はやて)
blog from someone that tried to go for manten on 1k
拾萬字鏡 twitter profile

Hard quiz

http://nandoku.php.xdomain.jp/index.php

A dict - 『和製漢字の辞典2014』

『和製漢字の辞典2014』

Other supplementary dicts

Yomichan dicts converted by tism
Epistularum's MDX collection containing 日国 and 大漢和辞典/the 諸橋

Random google sheets with kanji stuff (not necessarily kanken)

マダニさんの資料集
方冪難読漢字難問集
みやぁの漢字帳
難読漢字エクスペリエンス
NK☆T💫メモ帳

zip of random sheets found on tism's computer
水産宝典

Decks (not necessarily kanken)

luckystarsnake deck

MDX file that contains the font used in kanken dict - Iwata GKyoukasho ProN

例解学習国語辞典9
use mdict-utils to unpack

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Pub: 26 Feb 2024 16:13 UTC
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