No matter what way you look at it, learning Kanji will be a tough task. Just know your not alone and it’s been done before by non-native speakers. In Japan students learn Kanji through huge amounts of repetition over years of schooling, we on the other hand don’t have this time, we cannot depend merely on repetition to learn. Books like Remembering Japanese Characters help us speed up the process through learning Mnemonics, a memory assisting system that utilizes imagination, stories, and imagery. There are many other options for Kanji books, this is just what I was able to get as a hand me down.