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I ordered all three sets of the White Rabbit Series 2 Kanji cards together. I've been studying Japanese for quite some time and wanted them for handy review and resuscitation. I can safely say that they are by far the best flash cards I have ever owned. They are very solidly made, being plastic and exactly the size of poker playing cards. Having six usage examples for each kanji is very helpful, especially since most words and phrases are current and useful (unlike those given on my ancient Naganuma cards, some of which examples must date back to the Taisho and Meiji eras). All Japanese readings are given in kana, which, in my opinion, is the way it should be (as it avoids the idiosyncrasies of transliteration and, if users don't know kana well, what are they doing learning kanji?). Accompanying each set is an extensive index of all cards included in the current and previous sets.
I do have a few minor complaints, however, that have kept me from giving the cards five stars. (1) Only the most common "on" and "kun" readings for each character are given, omitting some that are not unusual and that, in some cases, appear in the examples given. No "nanori" readings are given. (The explanation given is that limited space restricts the number of readings that can be included when, in fact, there is plenty of space on the reverse side of the cards.) (2) In a few cases the editing is sloppy so that there are misspellings. Abbreviations are occasionally used whose meanings are not readily apparent. (3) While the sets, themselves, are arranged in learning or usage order (that is, Set 1 contains basic kanji, Set 2 intermediate, and Set 3 advanced), within each set the cards are grouped according to radical and number of strokes rather than frequency of use or order of learning. At least to some extent, this seems to defeat the purpose of the "basic-intermediate-advanced" organization of the sets. (4) This is not a substantive issue, but the new cards, when their boxes were opened, emitted a pungent, disagreeable chemical odor, so strong as to be mildly nauseating and headache inducing (this seems to be a common problem with plastic products from China, where the cards were printed). With airing, the odor seems to be abating (or I am getting used to it?).
An earlier reviewer commented that a set he had ordered had been missing cards, so, immediately upon receiving mine, I counted the cards in each box. Each set was complete (the manufacturer packaging is very solid).
As far as Amazon's delivery is concerned, with free shipping, the cards arrived a few days after the promised window. As is usually the case with Amazon orders, they were securely packaged.
The above "complaints" notwithstanding, I think that the cards are terrific; I'm only sorry that I waited so long to order them!
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