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)440
Unique words228
Unique words (used once)153
Unique words (used once %)67%
Unique kanji114
Unique kanji (used once)80
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko
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Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko
Length (in words)480
Unique words219
Unique words (used once)148
Unique words (used once %)67%
Unique kanji145
Unique kanji (used once)91
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of Okii Ichinensei to Chiisana Ninensei
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Okii Ichinensei to Chiisana Ninensei
Length (in words)775
Unique words277
Unique words (used once)147
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji133
Unique kanji (used once)75
Difficulty1/10
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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)1777
Unique words559
Unique words (used once)316
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji214
Unique kanji (used once)118
Difficulty1/10
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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
Difficulty1/10
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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
Difficulty1/10
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Yasashii Lion
Length (in words)950
Unique words339
Unique words (used once)206
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji171
Unique kanji (used once)91
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Asagao to Kase-san
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Asagao to Kase-san
Length (in words)2557
Unique words784
Unique words (used once)471
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji384
Unique kanji (used once)183
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Recorder to Randoseru Do
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Recorder to Randoseru Do
Length (in words)2229
Unique words689
Unique words (used once)403
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji393
Unique kanji (used once)185
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Recorder to Randoseru Re
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Recorder to Randoseru Re
Length (in words)2292
Unique words767
Unique words (used once)460
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji398
Unique kanji (used once)187
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of My Neighbor Totoro
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My Neighbor Totoro
Length (in words)2867
Unique words750
Unique words (used once)414
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji315
Unique kanji (used once)122
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Harmonie
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Harmonie
Length (in words)1593
Unique words505
Unique words (used once)259
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji264
Unique kanji (used once)119
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Kotonoha no Niwa
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Kotonoha no Niwa
Length (in words)2214
Unique words766
Unique words (used once)471
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji411
Unique kanji (used once)215
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Akagami no Shirayukihime OVA
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Akagami no Shirayukihime OVA
Length (in words)1769
Unique words643
Unique words (used once)432
Unique words (used once %)67%
Unique kanji333
Unique kanji (used once)177
Difficulty2/10
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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
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Kuro no Sumika: Chronus
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Kuro no Sumika: Chronus
Length (in words)1144
Unique words483
Unique words (used once)331
Unique words (used once %)68%
Unique kanji276
Unique kanji (used once)163
Difficulty2/10
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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)1570
Unique words643
Unique words (used once)430
Unique words (used once %)66%
Unique kanji401
Unique kanji (used once)213
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Hotarubi no Mori e
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Hotarubi no Mori e
Length (in words)1683
Unique words550
Unique words (used once)326
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji298
Unique kanji (used once)164
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Blood: The Last Vampire
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Blood: The Last Vampire
Length (in words)864
Unique words404
Unique words (used once)269
Unique words (used once %)66%
Unique kanji259
Unique kanji (used once)150
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Room Mate
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Room Mate
Length (in words)1988
Unique words655
Unique words (used once)400
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji357
Unique kanji (used once)171
Difficulty2/10
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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)1552
Unique words618
Unique words (used once)402
Unique words (used once %)65%
Unique kanji301
Unique kanji (used once)170
Difficulty2/10
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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 words550
Unique words (used once)355
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji322
Unique kanji (used once)161
Difficulty2/10
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Hoshi no Koe
Length (in words)1205
Unique words411
Unique words (used once)240
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji244
Unique kanji (used once)124
Difficulty2/10
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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)3545
Unique words919
Unique words (used once)502
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji461
Unique kanji (used once)191
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of The Borrower Arrietty
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The Borrower Arrietty
Length (in words)2683
Unique words711
Unique words (used once)394
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji348
Unique kanji (used once)161
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Senyuu Specials
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Senyuu Specials
Length (in words)1478
Unique words589
Unique words (used once)378
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji342
Unique kanji (used once)164
Difficulty2/10
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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)5633
Unique words1294
Unique words (used once)761
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji582
Unique kanji (used once)251
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Precure Dream Stars! Movie
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Precure Dream Stars! Movie
Length (in words)3518
Unique words832
Unique words (used once)438
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji368
Unique kanji (used once)153
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Hal
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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
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Cover of Yuru Yuri Nachuyachumi!
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Yuru Yuri Nachuyachumi!
Length (in words)4492
Unique words1209
Unique words (used once)683
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji528
Unique kanji (used once)228
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Gake no Ue no Ponyo
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Gake no Ue no Ponyo
Length (in words)4014
Unique words953
Unique words (used once)500
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji356
Unique kanji (used once)168
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Hinako Note
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Hinako Note
Length (in words)20792
Unique words2780
Unique words (used once)1374
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji933
Unique kanji (used once)272
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Byousoku 5 Centimeter
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Byousoku 5 Centimeter
Length (in words)3444
Unique words1032
Unique words (used once)598
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji535
Unique kanji (used once)253
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Tamako Love Story
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Tamako Love Story
Length (in words)4708
Unique words1140
Unique words (used once)656
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji478
Unique kanji (used once)215
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Kawa no Hikari
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Kawa no Hikari
Length (in words)3720
Unique words923
Unique words (used once)500
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji324
Unique kanji (used once)128
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Amaama to Inazuma
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Amaama to Inazuma
Length (in words)15696
Unique words2336
Unique words (used once)1226
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji768
Unique kanji (used once)232
Difficulty3/10
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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)4058
Unique words775
Unique words (used once)390
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji365
Unique kanji (used once)153
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Touch Movie 2: Sayonara no Okurimono
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Touch Movie 2: Sayonara no Okurimono
Length (in words)2863
Unique words785
Unique words (used once)438
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji357
Unique kanji (used once)170
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Kuroko no Basket: Baka ja Katenai no yo!
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Kuroko no Basket: Baka ja Katenai no yo!
Length (in words)2120
Unique words806
Unique words (used once)513
Unique words (used once %)63%
Unique kanji408
Unique kanji (used once)173
Difficulty3/10
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Grave of the Fireflies
Length (in words)3386
Unique words975
Unique words (used once)587
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji483
Unique kanji (used once)233
Difficulty3/10
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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)3570
Unique words882
Unique words (used once)475
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji399
Unique kanji (used once)165
Difficulty3/10
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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)1429
Unique words553
Unique words (used once)361
Unique words (used once %)65%
Unique kanji325
Unique kanji (used once)159
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Ketsuekigata-kun! 4
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Ketsuekigata-kun! 4
Length (in words)2683
Unique words866
Unique words (used once)521
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji445
Unique kanji (used once)199
Difficulty3/10
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Hakubo
Length (in words)2918
Unique words942
Unique words (used once)602
Unique words (used once %)63%
Unique kanji503
Unique kanji (used once)246
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Girls und Panzer: Kore ga Hontou no Anzio-sen Desu!
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Girls und Panzer: Kore ga Hontou no Anzio-sen Desu!
Length (in words)3253
Unique words1101
Unique words (used once)673
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji511
Unique kanji (used once)234
Difficulty3/10
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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)4274
Unique words967
Unique words (used once)507
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji422
Unique kanji (used once)177
Difficulty3/10
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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)2771
Unique words636
Unique words (used once)334
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji290
Unique kanji (used once)123
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Suite Precure Movie: Torimodose! Kokoro ga Tsunagu Kiseki no Melody
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Suite Precure Movie: Torimodose! Kokoro ga Tsunagu Kiseki no Melody
Length (in words)4239
Unique words979
Unique words (used once)530
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji319
Unique kanji (used once)113
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Wakaokami wa Shougakusei! (Movie)
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Wakaokami wa Shougakusei! (Movie)
Length (in words)6569
Unique words1433
Unique words (used once)788
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji586
Unique kanji (used once)236
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Kimagure Orange Road: Ano Hi ni Kaeritai
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Kimagure Orange Road: Ano Hi ni Kaeritai
Length (in words)3637
Unique words969
Unique words (used once)574
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji476
Unique kanji (used once)241
Difficulty3/10
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