Here's how I do it:
I don't force myself to learn it. I went over Tae Kim, Genki I&II, Introduction to Intermediate Japanese and then I started playing games on Japanese and watching unsubbed anime. Spent a lot of time searching kanjis and mishearing stuff, but hey, I understand 90% of games/animes now, I need to look up stuff less and less.
Oh yeah, and I used to translate pictures on danbooru. That also helped some.
Oh, and reading raw manga. GL.
Post edited on 18th Nov 2011, 12:45pm