Originally sent on May 30th, 2024 – Edited for clarity

Hi Patrons,

We have some very exciting news over here at Comprehensible Japanese!!

First and foremost, thank you so much for your incredible support on Patreon. Your commitment has been invaluable, and I am deeply grateful for each and every one of you. I hope that our subscription has been very beneficial to you in your Japanese language journey!

After a year of development, we are absolutely thrilled to announce the launch of our new website.

Here’s what you can look forward to on our new site right now:

– Speed: The new site is much faster than the old site.
– Time Tracking: Automatically track the time you spend watching videos, set daily goals, and stay motivated.
– Playlist: Queue up multiple videos to watch in a row with ease.
– Community Site: Join our forums to discuss all things Japanese. (It’s pretty empty right now, so please introduce yourself!)
– Savings: Optionally enjoy a Yearly subscription for $50/year (two months free).
– New Videos: Fresh new content every day to support your learning journey.

We are actively developing the new site, so you should expect more features coming soon. Our early users have repeatedly mentioned how much better the new site is in terms of usability and productivity. If you would like to suggest new ideas for the site and vote on new features, check out the Community Site.

Here’s what you can look forward to in the near future:
– Cold-Character Reading (CCR) Course for learning kanji
– More reading materials
– More website features

Here is the link to our new website:

To make the transition as smooth as possible, please do the following ASAP:
– Sign up for a free account on the new site
– Subscribe for a premium membership before July 1st
– Cancel your Patreon subscription (optional; any continuing support after launch will go directly to Yuki Kimura)

On July 1st, we will take down the current site and replace it with the new site. Payments through Patreon will not be accepted for membership on the new site. Additionally, on July 1st, we will raise our prices to $8/month (or $80/year). If you subscribe for a premium membership now before July 1st, you can keep your subscription price low at $5/month (or $50/year) forever.

If you paid for a subscription on Patreon in the last 30 days, you should see a free trial during checkout to cover the remaining days of your Patreon membership. This ensures you are not double-billed. If your Patreon subscription renewed in the last 30 days and you don’t see a free trial, please let us know.

Thank you once again for your incredible support and for being an essential part of our journey. We look forward to seeing you on the new platform and continuing this amazing adventure together!

Warm regards,
Yuki, Ben, and the CIJ Team