Next in the line of helpful Japanese tools are a set of books. Remembering the Kanji 1 & 2 and Remembering the Kana are extremely useful tools, and combined with Anki, will hep you learn the Japanese kana and kanji before you know it. The system used in these books to teach the Japanese characters in not orthodox, but it works. If you are struggling to learn the kana or kanji, or maybe have been putting it off because the task looks to daunting, then you need to get these books. Once you get started you will be wishing you had started sooner.
If you want to get the books now, and I recommend you do, you can find links to purchase them in the right sidebar.
If you want to get started while you wait for your books to arrive, you can download the sample containing the first 276 Kanji now:
You can find more information on the books at the below link: