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No, not really.

You say you want to have conversations in Japanese, is that a priority? I’m asking because knowing what your goals are will affect what advice and resources will be suggested.

Kanji knowledge is obviously very important to Japanese but it won’t really help you speak and listen to Japanese, for example.

What you do need is some kind of grammar study, of which there is an abundance of (Genki, Minna No Nihongo, Tae Kim, it goes on) and also vocabularly. Textbooks usually offer some kind of vocab lists to learn but there’s plenty out of there in the forms of (anki, renshuu, kitsun, etc).

And then you supplement this learning with listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

If you want a more comprehensive list of resources, have a look here

EDIT: I forgot the mention that a mistake many people make is focusing too hard on WK and not on actually useful stuff. There’s arguments for going off and doing a good chunk of grammar study, then come back to WK in the future once you have some footing in basic grammar and have some vocab knowledge. Learning kanji in a vacuum is pretty tedious at the best of times.