I’ve been trying for many years (Since the middle of my teens) to learn Japanese, but always failed to learn it properly. I’ve lacked motivation, probably. But since I started indulge in animé a couple of years ago, my interest was sparked again. I’ve picked up a couple of words. Nowhere near a full understanding, but enough that sometimes when I watch animé, I go “Hey, I actually got what they said!”.
I figured one important thing to do is to learn the kanas and perhaps some kanji at some point. So, now I’m giving it a try again. I got a tip about the Kana Workobook which seems to be a pretty good page for kana training. (Thanks Disassembler for the tip)
There’s also the Let’s Learn Japanese video course (Link to torrent) which is pretty good, but a bit slow, and a bit cheesy. (You’ll know what I mean if you download it.) I got bored after a few episodes, but I still think it’s a good course and I may try it again.
The imporant thing is to keep practicing on a daily basis if you want to keep learning, and keep the knowledge you have fresh. If you’re trying to learn Japanese too, you might find those links helpful. If you have other useful links, please tell me.