jisho.org for on/kun yomi's, reference to lists of heisig frame numbers and other useful things, and example sentences.
Other than this site these are the indispensable online tools I use while learning Japanese?
Provides simple succinct definitions, radicals and verb conjugations.
When I get sick of shuffling through my hundreds of flashcards, I use digital ones.
Cut and paste any thing Japanese and magically get furigana. It is a great reading aid.
It is intended to be a learning site, however, I use the lessons to do mass reviews. It is a powerful learning tool, however it requires a bit of tailoring.
When ever I start feeling that learning Japanese is an insurmountable task that I will never accomplish, I surf this blog for laughs, encouragement, useful tips and links and whatever else.
Hulu.com - Tons of free and legal anime. (Sadly for US users only)
Animecrazy.net - Tons of free but illegal anime.
Dramacrazy.net - J Dramas
Mysoju.com - J Dramas
Viikii.net - J Dramas (However, this site does require that you install their player)
By the way, if anyone knows of a site where you can legally watch J Dramas, please email me. I have searched and searched and with the exception of a few shows from the 70's on Dramafever.com, I've found nothing.
I can't believe I didn't see this thread before...
There some I've seen before but a lot I haven't. Thanks for the great thread.
Not sure if anyone has this problem, but I often find that digitally printed Kanji or those on signage look a great deal different from those written by hand using a pen rather than a brush. I want to practice writing accurately and I have found that certain stroke details that would be apparent when writing with a brush are either accentuated or ignored for the purpose of clarity in penned messages. Is anyone aware of a resource with images of handwritten kanji? Thanks!
Thanks! That's helpful. I'm not a big manga guy so I didn't even think of it as a resource. It's a good place to start. What I was hoping to find would be something more like a tool designed expressly for learning that has stroke diagrams or animations written with a simple pen instead of in the sort of fancy brush style that is more common.
At the moment I am trying to do the RTK 3k in one month to 40 days so after that I can certainly use manga for sentence mining to get an eyeful of handwritten characters.