Hello everyone! I started learning Japanese through Pimsleur last month. While it is amazing and I'm grasping the language with ease, it is audio only. So I was wondering what would be the best way for me to learn Hiragana and Katakana so I can start reading and eventually writing? I remember as a little kid, I had a Windows 98 program which helped me learn how to read English (my native language). I then learned to write using worksheets and such in school. Is there anything similar to that program and worksheets for the Japanese language and non-native speaking adults? I have rented the box set of Living Language's Complete Japanese: The Basics from the library and while it is designed to teach Japanese through reading and writing, it uses a modified version of hepburn romaji instead of the Japanese script, which is making it a little more difficult since I would see some words and instantly think of the English word instead of the Japanese word. I would like to be able to read hiragana and katakana so that way I won't be confusing the words that are spelled similarly to some English words. What method do you guys and gals recommend? Any advice would be highly appreciated! EDIT: A quick note about kanji... I'll tackle kanji once I have hiragana and katakana under my belt. If there is a method for easily learning the most commonly used ones, do feel free to post it though!