Anime difficulty list

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)441
Unique words228
Unique words (used once)153
Unique words (used once %)67%
Unique kanji114
Unique kanji (used once)80
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)479
Unique words219
Unique words (used once)149
Unique words (used once %)68%
Unique kanji145
Unique kanji (used once)91
Difficulty2/10
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)651
Unique words312
Unique words (used once)224
Unique words (used once %)71%
Unique kanji203
Unique kanji (used once)128
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.4
MAL rating count32259
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Cover of Okii Ichinensei to Chiisana Ninensei
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Okii Ichinensei to Chiisana Ninensei
Length (in words)780
Unique words280
Unique words (used once)148
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji133
Unique kanji (used once)75
Difficulty2/10
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)1775
Unique words560
Unique words (used once)318
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji214
Unique kanji (used once)118
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.1
MAL rating count11562
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Cover of Asagao to Kase-san
Anime
Asagao to Kase-san
Length (in words)2557
Unique words783
Unique words (used once)470
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji384
Unique kanji (used once)183
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count28228
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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)468
Unique words211
Unique words (used once)147
Unique words (used once %)69%
Unique kanji124
Unique kanji (used once)79
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count48681
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Cover of Recorder to Randoseru Do
Anime
Recorder to Randoseru Do
Length (in words)2231
Unique words688
Unique words (used once)402
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji393
Unique kanji (used once)185
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.7
MAL rating count22489
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Cover of Harmonie
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Harmonie
Length (in words)1594
Unique words504
Unique words (used once)258
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji264
Unique kanji (used once)119
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count25251
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Cover of Recorder to Randoseru Re
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Recorder to Randoseru Re
Length (in words)2293
Unique words766
Unique words (used once)461
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji398
Unique kanji (used once)187
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating6.9
MAL rating count15231
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Yasashii Lion
Length (in words)971
Unique words342
Unique words (used once)209
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji171
Unique kanji (used once)91
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating5.5
MAL rating count286
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Cover of My Neighbor Totoro
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My Neighbor Totoro
Length (in words)2874
Unique words755
Unique words (used once)420
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji315
Unique kanji (used once)122
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating8.3
MAL rating count523401
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Cover of Akagami no Shirayukihime OVA
Anime
Akagami no Shirayukihime OVA
Length (in words)1774
Unique words640
Unique words (used once)430
Unique words (used once %)67%
Unique kanji333
Unique kanji (used once)177
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count30863
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Cover of Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Lite
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Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Lite
Length (in words)1571
Unique words642
Unique words (used once)431
Unique words (used once %)67%
Unique kanji401
Unique kanji (used once)213
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count64877
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Cover of Amaama to Inazuma
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Amaama to Inazuma
Length (in words)15744
Unique words2345
Unique words (used once)1235
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji772
Unique kanji (used once)234
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count107973
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Cover of Room Mate
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Room Mate
Length (in words)1986
Unique words653
Unique words (used once)398
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji357
Unique kanji (used once)171
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating4.8
MAL rating count7837
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Cover of Kuro no Sumika: Chronus
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Kuro no Sumika: Chronus
Length (in words)1145
Unique words482
Unique words (used once)329
Unique words (used once %)68%
Unique kanji276
Unique kanji (used once)163
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating6.8
MAL rating count8577
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Cover of Hotarubi no Mori e
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Hotarubi no Mori e
Length (in words)1686
Unique words549
Unique words (used once)325
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji298
Unique kanji (used once)164
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating8.4
MAL rating count353150
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Cover of Chiba Pedal
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Chiba Pedal
Length (in words)637
Unique words311
Unique words (used once)198
Unique words (used once %)63%
Unique kanji181
Unique kanji (used once)108
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating6.4
MAL rating count1480
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Cover of The Borrower Arrietty
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The Borrower Arrietty
Length (in words)2687
Unique words712
Unique words (used once)397
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji348
Unique kanji (used once)161
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.9
MAL rating count159486
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Cover of Blood: The Last Vampire
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Blood: The Last Vampire
Length (in words)862
Unique words403
Unique words (used once)269
Unique words (used once %)66%
Unique kanji259
Unique kanji (used once)150
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating6.9
MAL rating count53232
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Cover of Kotonoha no Niwa
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Kotonoha no Niwa
Length (in words)2214
Unique words765
Unique words (used once)471
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji411
Unique kanji (used once)215
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating8.0
MAL rating count393863
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Cover of Hal
Anime
Hal
Length (in words)2037
Unique words606
Unique words (used once)361
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji307
Unique kanji (used once)157
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count59089
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Cover of Kouchuu Ouja Mushiking: Greatest Champion e no Michi
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Kouchuu Ouja Mushiking: Greatest Champion e no Michi
Length (in words)2757
Unique words631
Unique words (used once)330
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji290
Unique kanji (used once)123
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Tamako Love Story
Anime
Tamako Love Story
Length (in words)4711
Unique words1135
Unique words (used once)654
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji478
Unique kanji (used once)215
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating8.0
MAL rating count130667
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Cover of Hinako Note
Anime
Hinako Note
Length (in words)20830
Unique words2792
Unique words (used once)1379
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji934
Unique kanji (used once)272
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating6.8
MAL rating count26076
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Cover of Gake no Ue no Ponyo
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Gake no Ue no Ponyo
Length (in words)4090
Unique words951
Unique words (used once)497
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji358
Unique kanji (used once)168
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.9
MAL rating count273831
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Cover of Aggretsuko: We Wish You A Metal Christmas
Anime
Aggretsuko: We Wish You A Metal Christmas
Length (in words)1578
Unique words624
Unique words (used once)408
Unique words (used once %)65%
Unique kanji307
Unique kanji (used once)173
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count25865
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Cover of Yuru Yuri Nachuyachumi!
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Yuru Yuri Nachuyachumi!
Length (in words)4508
Unique words1210
Unique words (used once)683
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji529
Unique kanji (used once)228
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.9
MAL rating count33158
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Cover of Hoshi no Koe
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Hoshi no Koe
Length (in words)1207
Unique words411
Unique words (used once)241
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji244
Unique kanji (used once)124
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.2
MAL rating count71047
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Cover of Zutto Mae Kara Suki Deshita: Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai
Anime
Zutto Mae Kara Suki Deshita: Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai
Length (in words)3547
Unique words915
Unique words (used once)499
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji461
Unique kanji (used once)191
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.2
MAL rating count71196
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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)1491
Unique words553
Unique words (used once)359
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji322
Unique kanji (used once)161
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count19248
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Cover of Doraemon Movie 24: Nobita to Fushigi Kazetsukai
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Doraemon Movie 24: Nobita to Fushigi Kazetsukai
Length (in words)4275
Unique words964
Unique words (used once)504
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji422
Unique kanji (used once)177
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count4121
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Cover of Yuru Yuri Nachuyachumi! Plus
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Yuru Yuri Nachuyachumi! Plus
Length (in words)3217
Unique words864
Unique words (used once)501
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji373
Unique kanji (used once)175
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.8
MAL rating count24578
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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)4054
Unique words777
Unique words (used once)392
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji365
Unique kanji (used once)153
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count76777
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Cover of Grave of the Fireflies
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Grave of the Fireflies
Length (in words)3394
Unique words978
Unique words (used once)590
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji483
Unique kanji (used once)233
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating8.5
MAL rating count295391
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Cover of Ketsuekigata-kun! 4
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Ketsuekigata-kun! 4
Length (in words)2684
Unique words869
Unique words (used once)524
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji445
Unique kanji (used once)199
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating6.3
MAL rating count1151
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Cover of Hibike! Euphonium Movie 1: Kitauji Koukou Suisougaku-bu e Youkoso
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Hibike! Euphonium Movie 1: Kitauji Koukou Suisougaku-bu e Youkoso
Length (in words)5640
Unique words1289
Unique words (used once)753
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji582
Unique kanji (used once)251
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count7195
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Flying Witch
Length (in words)15813
Unique words2663
Unique words (used once)1364
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji891
Unique kanji (used once)260
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count87444
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Cover of Hidamari Sketch x Hoshi Mittsu
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Hidamari Sketch x Hoshi Mittsu
Length (in words)18012
Unique words2903
Unique words (used once)1543
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji934
Unique kanji (used once)267
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.9
MAL rating count11367
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Cover of Precure Dream Stars! Movie
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Precure Dream Stars! Movie
Length (in words)3559
Unique words834
Unique words (used once)439
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji368
Unique kanji (used once)153
Difficulty3/10
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)3442
Unique words1021
Unique words (used once)631
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji451
Unique kanji (used once)212
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count9955
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Cover of Binbou Shimai Monogatari
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Binbou Shimai Monogatari
Length (in words)12894
Unique words1759
Unique words (used once)814
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji705
Unique kanji (used once)203
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating6.9
MAL rating count5825
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Cover of Wakaokami wa Shougakusei! (Movie)
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Wakaokami wa Shougakusei! (Movie)
Length (in words)6491
Unique words1436
Unique words (used once)790
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji586
Unique kanji (used once)236
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count5538
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Cover of Kawa no Hikari
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Kawa no Hikari
Length (in words)3725
Unique words924
Unique words (used once)502
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji324
Unique kanji (used once)128
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.0
MAL rating count497
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Cover of Senyuu Specials
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Senyuu Specials
Length (in words)1475
Unique words589
Unique words (used once)378
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji342
Unique kanji (used once)164
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.1
MAL rating count8563
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A Channel
Length (in words)16546
Unique words2594
Unique words (used once)1370
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji893
Unique kanji (used once)277
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating6.9
MAL rating count38437
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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)1428
Unique words554
Unique words (used once)360
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji325
Unique kanji (used once)159
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count19877
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Pupa
Length (in words)1579
Unique words605
Unique words (used once)379
Unique words (used once %)62%
Unique kanji360
Unique kanji (used once)200
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating3.4
MAL rating count82322
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Cover of Touch Movie 1: Sebangou no Nai Ace
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Touch Movie 1: Sebangou no Nai Ace
Length (in words)3592
Unique words892
Unique words (used once)484
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji403
Unique kanji (used once)167
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating6.8
MAL rating count757
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