Remembering The Kanji by James W. Heisig

    remembering the kanji

    James W. Heisig's kanji-learning series: Remembering the Kanji, popularly referred to as just RTK is one of the first resources of its kind. These books take a very structured and systematic way for learning kanji by breaking down kanji into their component parts and helping you memorize kanji with stories (aka mnemonics).

    The RTK series is one of the most well-known kanji learning resources still today, but each volume has a strict focus that is not necessarily immediately practical. If you are thinking about purchasing any of the books, be aware of what it offers, and what you'll actually get out of it first. Read the Best Kanji Learning Programs article for a more in-depth review and comparisons with other kanji learning programs.