Yeap. I definitely see a lot of good suggestions on this page! :D
Nicole-san, months have passed now, hopefully you can read really fast now, or at least know all the characters!
Pascal-san, thank you for the suggestion. I'll look up that book. I've been learning it the same way, although my "technique" is not that awesome. What I basically did is to have two version of my favourite manga <3 on my screen. Japanese version on left and English on right. Basically I read the kanji + furigana and look at the English for translation :D I also have a notebook to note down all the kanji for revision at a later date...
I personally believe this is a good trick, because you get to learn the language structure as well, but be careful, what you will learn are informal versions and does not really benefit a new learner :/ So I believe this method is for those with few good years of experience (Yeah, I didn't get to learn kana until few good years later X__X)
As mentioned by Hnrutt-san, DITCH ROMAJI as fast as you can. When you're good with kana, DITCH your JA-ENG dictionary. I've researched around. If you want to learn fast, use Japanese-Japanese dictionary.
You'll obviously run into lots of words you don't understand. Not helpful? Think again. You then will search those words up. You'll end up searching lots and lots of words... Get it? :D When you search = you learn.
These are what I find out online :P Ignore me if you don't like these ideas.