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This is a list of anime ranked by their difficulty, on a scale from 1 to 10, where 1 is very easy and 10 is very hard. You can use it to find the most appropriate shows to watch based on how good your Japanese is.

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Cover of Robot Town Sagami 2028
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Robot Town Sagami 2028
Length (in words)434
Unique words224
Unique words (used once)151
Unique words (used once %)67%
Unique kanji114
Unique kanji (used once)80
Unique kanji readings125
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating6.2
MAL rating count332
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Cover of Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko
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Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko
Length (in words)478
Unique words219
Unique words (used once)151
Unique words (used once %)68%
Unique kanji145
Unique kanji (used once)91
Unique kanji readings156
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count48148
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Cover of Dareka no Manazashi
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Dareka no Manazashi
Length (in words)576
Unique words282
Unique words (used once)208
Unique words (used once %)73%
Unique kanji188
Unique kanji (used once)123
Unique kanji readings210
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.4
MAL rating count32259
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Cover of Fate Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works S2: Sunny Day
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Fate Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works S2: Sunny Day
Length (in words)466
Unique words207
Unique words (used once)142
Unique words (used once %)68%
Unique kanji124
Unique kanji (used once)79
Unique kanji readings137
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count48681
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Cover of Okii Ichinensei to Chiisana Ninensei
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Okii Ichinensei to Chiisana Ninensei
Length (in words)758
Unique words267
Unique words (used once)136
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji127
Unique kanji (used once)70
Unique kanji readings141
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating6.4
MAL rating count2029
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Cover of Nekopara: Koneko no Hi no Yakusoku
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Nekopara: Koneko no Hi no Yakusoku
Length (in words)1760
Unique words548
Unique words (used once)306
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji214
Unique kanji (used once)118
Unique kanji readings255
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.1
MAL rating count11562
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One Room: Second Season
Length (in words)1730
Unique words533
Unique words (used once)306
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji300
Unique kanji (used once)131
Unique kanji readings353
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of Hotarubi no Mori e
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Hotarubi no Mori e
Length (in words)1690
Unique words552
Unique words (used once)330
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji298
Unique kanji (used once)164
Unique kanji readings352
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating8.4
MAL rating count353150
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One Room
Length (in words)1573
Unique words567
Unique words (used once)336
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji308
Unique kanji (used once)147
Unique kanji readings362
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?
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Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?
Length (in words)4035
Unique words764
Unique words (used once)379
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji377
Unique kanji (used once)162
Unique kanji readings451
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count76777
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Yasashii Lion
Length (in words)962
Unique words339
Unique words (used once)208
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji171
Unique kanji (used once)91
Unique kanji readings193
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating5.5
MAL rating count286
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Harmonie
Length (in words)1595
Unique words497
Unique words (used once)253
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji266
Unique kanji (used once)119
Unique kanji readings309
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count25251
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Cover of Recorder to Randoseru Do
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Recorder to Randoseru Do
Length (in words)2225
Unique words683
Unique words (used once)396
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji395
Unique kanji (used once)187
Unique kanji readings476
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating6.7
MAL rating count22489
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Cover of The Borrower Arrietty
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The Borrower Arrietty
Length (in words)2675
Unique words712
Unique words (used once)392
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji343
Unique kanji (used once)161
Unique kanji readings415
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.9
MAL rating count159486
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Cover of Akagami no Shirayukihime OVA
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Akagami no Shirayukihime OVA
Length (in words)1756
Unique words636
Unique words (used once)420
Unique words (used once %)66%
Unique kanji333
Unique kanji (used once)177
Unique kanji readings405
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count30863
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Cover of Kuro no Sumika: Chronus
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Kuro no Sumika: Chronus
Length (in words)1131
Unique words457
Unique words (used once)310
Unique words (used once %)67%
Unique kanji254
Unique kanji (used once)146
Unique kanji readings299
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating6.8
MAL rating count8577
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Miru Tights
Length (in words)2089
Unique words717
Unique words (used once)433
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji376
Unique kanji (used once)183
Unique kanji readings450
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of Recorder to Randoseru Re
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Recorder to Randoseru Re
Length (in words)2284
Unique words762
Unique words (used once)457
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji398
Unique kanji (used once)187
Unique kanji readings479
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating6.9
MAL rating count15231
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Cover of Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - Byouki no Kuni - For You
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Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - Byouki no Kuni - For You
Length (in words)1496
Unique words552
Unique words (used once)359
Unique words (used once %)65%
Unique kanji322
Unique kanji (used once)161
Unique kanji readings398
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count19248
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Cover of Liz to Aoi Tori
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Liz to Aoi Tori
Length (in words)3393
Unique words853
Unique words (used once)465
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji384
Unique kanji (used once)150
Unique kanji readings481
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating8.2
MAL rating count34233
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Cover of Hoshi no Koe
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Hoshi no Koe
Length (in words)1215
Unique words409
Unique words (used once)237
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji248
Unique kanji (used once)126
Unique kanji readings290
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.2
MAL rating count71047
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Cover of Hal
Anime
Hal
Length (in words)2033
Unique words591
Unique words (used once)348
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji302
Unique kanji (used once)154
Unique kanji readings351
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count59089
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Cover of Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Lite
Anime
Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Lite
Length (in words)1583
Unique words643
Unique words (used once)428
Unique words (used once %)66%
Unique kanji410
Unique kanji (used once)213
Unique kanji readings483
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count64877
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Cover of My Neighbor Totoro
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My Neighbor Totoro
Length (in words)2847
Unique words749
Unique words (used once)409
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji317
Unique kanji (used once)122
Unique kanji readings387
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating8.3
MAL rating count523401
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Cover of Blood: The Last Vampire
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Blood: The Last Vampire
Length (in words)862
Unique words401
Unique words (used once)267
Unique words (used once %)66%
Unique kanji262
Unique kanji (used once)153
Unique kanji readings316
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating6.9
MAL rating count53232
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Cover of Room Mate
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Room Mate
Length (in words)1994
Unique words653
Unique words (used once)396
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji361
Unique kanji (used once)174
Unique kanji readings434
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating4.8
MAL rating count7837
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Cover of Kara no Kyoukai: Mirai Fukuin - Extra Chorus
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Kara no Kyoukai: Mirai Fukuin - Extra Chorus
Length (in words)1425
Unique words551
Unique words (used once)357
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji325
Unique kanji (used once)159
Unique kanji readings403
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count19877
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Cover of Kouchuu Ouja Mushiking: Greatest Champion e no Michi
Anime
Kouchuu Ouja Mushiking: Greatest Champion e no Michi
Length (in words)2643
Unique words623
Unique words (used once)324
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji290
Unique kanji (used once)123
Unique kanji readings335
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of Kawa no Hikari
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Kawa no Hikari
Length (in words)3692
Unique words920
Unique words (used once)495
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji324
Unique kanji (used once)128
Unique kanji readings405
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.0
MAL rating count497
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Cover of Yuru Yuri Nachuyachumi! Plus
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Yuru Yuri Nachuyachumi! Plus
Length (in words)3194
Unique words852
Unique words (used once)487
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji380
Unique kanji (used once)178
Unique kanji readings450
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.8
MAL rating count24578
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Cover of Binbou Shimai Monogatari
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Binbou Shimai Monogatari
Length (in words)12807
Unique words1724
Unique words (used once)791
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji704
Unique kanji (used once)202
Unique kanji readings940
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating6.9
MAL rating count5825
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Cover of Aggretsuko: We Wish You A Metal Christmas
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Aggretsuko: We Wish You A Metal Christmas
Length (in words)1579
Unique words614
Unique words (used once)397
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji307
Unique kanji (used once)173
Unique kanji readings358
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count25865
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Cover of Akebi-chan no Sailor Fuku
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Akebi-chan no Sailor Fuku
Length (in words)14414
Unique words2379
Unique words (used once)1279
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji858
Unique kanji (used once)263
Unique kanji readings1188
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.8
MAL rating count47682
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Cover of Yuru Yuri Nachuyachumi!
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Yuru Yuri Nachuyachumi!
Length (in words)4506
Unique words1197
Unique words (used once)676
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji536
Unique kanji (used once)230
Unique kanji readings686
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.9
MAL rating count33158
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Cover of Zutto Mae Kara Suki Deshita: Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai
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Zutto Mae Kara Suki Deshita: Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai
Length (in words)3589
Unique words906
Unique words (used once)493
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji463
Unique kanji (used once)191
Unique kanji readings594
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.2
MAL rating count71196
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Cover of Senyuu Specials
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Senyuu Specials
Length (in words)1470
Unique words589
Unique words (used once)379
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji342
Unique kanji (used once)163
Unique kanji readings420
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.1
MAL rating count8563
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Cover of Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita!
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Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita!
Length (in words)21538
Unique words2257
Unique words (used once)1011
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji778
Unique kanji (used once)210
Unique kanji readings1070
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count57869
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Cover of Hinako Note
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Hinako Note
Length (in words)20692
Unique words2750
Unique words (used once)1365
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji936
Unique kanji (used once)272
Unique kanji readings1333
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.8
MAL rating count26076
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Cover of Mahoutsukai Precure! Movie: Kiseki no Henshin! Cure Mofurun!
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Mahoutsukai Precure! Movie: Kiseki no Henshin! Cure Mofurun!
Length (in words)2859
Unique words658
Unique words (used once)353
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji259
Unique kanji (used once)121
Unique kanji readings311
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.4
MAL rating count960
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Cover of Asagao to Kase-san
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Asagao to Kase-san
Length (in words)2543
Unique words763
Unique words (used once)448
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji385
Unique kanji (used once)183
Unique kanji readings480
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count28228
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Cover of Tamako Love Story
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Tamako Love Story
Length (in words)4666
Unique words1116
Unique words (used once)646
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji477
Unique kanji (used once)214
Unique kanji readings603
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating8.0
MAL rating count130667
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Cover of Precure Dream Stars! Movie
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Precure Dream Stars! Movie
Length (in words)3529
Unique words827
Unique words (used once)424
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji370
Unique kanji (used once)153
Unique kanji readings441
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.9
MAL rating count919
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Cover of Ichigo Mashimaro Encore
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Ichigo Mashimaro Encore
Length (in words)3368
Unique words1005
Unique words (used once)606
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji456
Unique kanji (used once)213
Unique kanji readings555
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count9955
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Cover of Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san
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Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san
Length (in words)17827
Unique words2277
Unique words (used once)1076
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji779
Unique kanji (used once)193
Unique kanji readings1096
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count199062
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A Channel
Length (in words)16373
Unique words2542
Unique words (used once)1325
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji894
Unique kanji (used once)277
Unique kanji readings1248
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.9
MAL rating count38437
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Sora no Method
Length (in words)14420
Unique words1707
Unique words (used once)821
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji714
Unique kanji (used once)213
Unique kanji readings961
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.8
MAL rating count28805
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Ichigo Mashimaro OVA
Length (in words)4101
Unique words1258
Unique words (used once)793
Unique words (used once %)63%
Unique kanji576
Unique kanji (used once)273
Unique kanji readings742
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count11862
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Doraemon Movie 24: Nobita to Fushigi Kazetsukai
Length (in words)4186
Unique words943
Unique words (used once)493
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji425
Unique kanji (used once)180
Unique kanji readings531
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count4121
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Tawawa on Monday
Length (in words)3287
Unique words1094
Unique words (used once)692
Unique words (used once %)63%
Unique kanji536
Unique kanji (used once)231
Unique kanji readings692
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.4
MAL rating count28751
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Cover of Gugure! Kokkuri-san Specials
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Gugure! Kokkuri-san Specials
Length (in words)3163
Unique words977
Unique words (used once)608
Unique words (used once %)62%
Unique kanji492
Unique kanji (used once)241
Unique kanji readings625
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.2
MAL rating count3686
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