Giving the Cure Dolly Method A Try

You might always want to consider checking out the manga. That makes it a lot easier to go slowly and take your time parsing through the sentences and looking up the grammar and vocabulary.

We have a running book club) for the series, which can help for building up vocabulary and (especially) grammar in a learning-oriented environment.

I’ve found that for me personally, no matter how much watching/listening I do, learning more grammar and vocabulary is what makes it slowly become easier. And even then, I only have partial luck “hearing” when watching something I’ve seen before and know fairly well.

I know many others have a much better experience than I have with watching lots, though.