About Essential Kanji
Essential Kanji is written by P. G. O'Neill.
Essential Kanji is an integrated course for learning to read and write the 2,000 basic Japanese characters. It introduces the kanji that are now in everyday use, a mastery of which makes it possible to read most modern Japanese. Devised for either home or classroom use, the book has been tested and refined by years of use in university classes taught by the author.
Ratings & Reviews
It can be tough to use if you're new to Japanese and kanji, but it is a solid source of info.