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)434
Unique words224
Unique words (used once)151
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)477
Unique words220
Unique words (used once)152
Unique words (used once %)69%
Unique kanji145
Unique kanji (used once)91
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)590
Unique words289
Unique words (used once)208
Unique words (used once %)71%
Unique kanji194
Unique kanji (used once)123
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)464
Unique words209
Unique words (used once)146
Unique words (used once %)69%
Unique kanji124
Unique kanji (used once)79
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count48681
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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)1751
Unique words550
Unique words (used once)307
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji214
Unique kanji (used once)118
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.1
MAL rating count11562
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Cover of Okii Ichinensei to Chiisana Ninensei
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Okii Ichinensei to Chiisana Ninensei
Length (in words)759
Unique words274
Unique words (used once)143
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji133
Unique kanji (used once)75
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating6.4
MAL rating count2029
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Cover of Hotarubi no Mori e
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Hotarubi no Mori e
Length (in words)1684
Unique words551
Unique words (used once)330
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji298
Unique kanji (used once)164
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating8.4
MAL rating count353150
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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
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating5.5
MAL rating count286
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Cover of Recorder to Randoseru Do
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Recorder to Randoseru Do
Length (in words)2221
Unique words681
Unique words (used once)394
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji393
Unique kanji (used once)185
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating6.7
MAL rating count22489
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Cover of Harmonie
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Harmonie
Length (in words)1585
Unique words499
Unique words (used once)256
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji264
Unique kanji (used once)119
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count25251
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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)4015
Unique words757
Unique words (used once)376
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji365
Unique kanji (used once)153
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count76777
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Cover of Amaama to Inazuma
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Amaama to Inazuma
Length (in words)15571
Unique words2292
Unique words (used once)1197
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji772
Unique kanji (used once)234
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count107973
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Cover of My Neighbor Totoro
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My Neighbor Totoro
Length (in words)2837
Unique words749
Unique words (used once)411
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji315
Unique kanji (used once)122
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating8.3
MAL rating count523401
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Cover of Recorder to Randoseru Re
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Recorder to Randoseru Re
Length (in words)2278
Unique words759
Unique words (used once)454
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji398
Unique kanji (used once)187
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating6.9
MAL rating count15231
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Cover of Akagami no Shirayukihime OVA
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Akagami no Shirayukihime OVA
Length (in words)1754
Unique words635
Unique words (used once)419
Unique words (used once %)65%
Unique kanji333
Unique kanji (used once)177
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count30863
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Cover of The Borrower Arrietty
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The Borrower Arrietty
Length (in words)2683
Unique words717
Unique words (used once)394
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji348
Unique kanji (used once)161
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.9
MAL rating count159486
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Cover of Kuro no Sumika: Chronus
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Kuro no Sumika: Chronus
Length (in words)1136
Unique words481
Unique words (used once)331
Unique words (used once %)68%
Unique kanji276
Unique kanji (used once)163
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating6.8
MAL rating count8577
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Cover of Hoshi no Koe
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Hoshi no Koe
Length (in words)1204
Unique words408
Unique words (used once)237
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji244
Unique kanji (used once)124
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.2
MAL rating count71047
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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)1555
Unique words632
Unique words (used once)422
Unique words (used once %)66%
Unique kanji401
Unique kanji (used once)213
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count64877
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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)2643
Unique words623
Unique words (used once)323
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji290
Unique kanji (used once)123
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)1492
Unique words553
Unique words (used once)360
Unique words (used once %)65%
Unique kanji322
Unique kanji (used once)161
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count19248
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Cover of Hal
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Hal
Length (in words)2026
Unique words596
Unique words (used once)354
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji307
Unique kanji (used once)157
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count59089
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Cover of Blood: The Last Vampire
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Blood: The Last Vampire
Length (in words)860
Unique words403
Unique words (used once)268
Unique words (used once %)66%
Unique kanji260
Unique kanji (used once)151
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.9
MAL rating count53232
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Cover of Kawa no Hikari
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Kawa no Hikari
Length (in words)3684
Unique words920
Unique words (used once)499
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji324
Unique kanji (used once)128
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.0
MAL rating count497
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Cover of Binbou Shimai Monogatari
Anime
Binbou Shimai Monogatari
Length (in words)12765
Unique words1728
Unique words (used once)800
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji703
Unique kanji (used once)204
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.9
MAL rating count5825
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Cover of Yuru Yuri Nachuyachumi! Plus
Anime
Yuru Yuri Nachuyachumi! Plus
Length (in words)3186
Unique words848
Unique words (used once)488
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji373
Unique kanji (used once)174
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.8
MAL rating count24578
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Cover of Yuru Yuri Nachuyachumi!
Anime
Yuru Yuri Nachuyachumi!
Length (in words)4484
Unique words1195
Unique words (used once)677
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji529
Unique kanji (used once)228
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.9
MAL rating count33158
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Cover of Room Mate
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Room Mate
Length (in words)1974
Unique words651
Unique words (used once)397
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji357
Unique kanji (used once)171
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating4.8
MAL rating count7837
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Cover of Aggretsuko: We Wish You A Metal Christmas
Anime
Aggretsuko: We Wish You A Metal Christmas
Length (in words)1569
Unique words615
Unique words (used once)400
Unique words (used once %)65%
Unique kanji307
Unique kanji (used once)173
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count25865
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Cover of Ichigo Mashimaro Encore
Anime
Ichigo Mashimaro Encore
Length (in words)3347
Unique words1011
Unique words (used once)619
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji451
Unique kanji (used once)212
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count9955
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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)1420
Unique words555
Unique words (used once)361
Unique words (used once %)65%
Unique kanji325
Unique kanji (used once)159
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count19877
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Cover of Tamako Love Story
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Tamako Love Story
Length (in words)4632
Unique words1124
Unique words (used once)651
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji479
Unique kanji (used once)216
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating8.0
MAL rating count130667
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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)2822
Unique words657
Unique words (used once)356
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji259
Unique kanji (used once)121
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.4
MAL rating count960
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Cover of Wakaokami wa Shougakusei! (Movie)
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Wakaokami wa Shougakusei! (Movie)
Length (in words)6420
Unique words1425
Unique words (used once)793
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji586
Unique kanji (used once)236
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count5538
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Cover of Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita!
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Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita!
Length (in words)21525
Unique words2275
Unique words (used once)1026
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji777
Unique kanji (used once)211
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count57869
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Cover of Senyuu Specials
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Senyuu Specials
Length (in words)1466
Unique words591
Unique words (used once)380
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji342
Unique kanji (used once)164
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.1
MAL rating count8563
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Cover of Hinako Note
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Hinako Note
Length (in words)20621
Unique words2763
Unique words (used once)1374
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji934
Unique kanji (used once)272
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.8
MAL rating count26076
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Cover of A Channel
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A Channel
Length (in words)16417
Unique words2549
Unique words (used once)1334
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji893
Unique kanji (used once)277
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.9
MAL rating count38437
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Cover of Asagao to Kase-san
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Asagao to Kase-san
Length (in words)2532
Unique words768
Unique words (used once)457
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji384
Unique kanji (used once)183
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count28228
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Cover of Precure Dream Stars! Movie
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Precure Dream Stars! Movie
Length (in words)3520
Unique words830
Unique words (used once)431
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji368
Unique kanji (used once)153
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.9
MAL rating count919
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Cover of Mahoutsukai no Yome: Hoshi Matsu Hito
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Mahoutsukai no Yome: Hoshi Matsu Hito
Length (in words)2932
Unique words756
Unique words (used once)405
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji369
Unique kanji (used once)163
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating8.1
MAL rating count100670
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Cover of Grave of the Fireflies
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Grave of the Fireflies
Length (in words)3323
Unique words961
Unique words (used once)577
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji483
Unique kanji (used once)233
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating8.5
MAL rating count295391
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Cover of Flying Witch
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Flying Witch
Length (in words)15670
Unique words2620
Unique words (used once)1351
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji891
Unique kanji (used once)260
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count87444
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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)4177
Unique words943
Unique words (used once)495
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji422
Unique kanji (used once)177
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count4121
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Cover of Gake no Ue no Ponyo
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Gake no Ue no Ponyo
Length (in words)4000
Unique words930
Unique words (used once)483
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji358
Unique kanji (used once)168
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.9
MAL rating count273831
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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)3523
Unique words903
Unique words (used once)492
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji461
Unique kanji (used once)191
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.2
MAL rating count71196
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Cover of Ketsuekigata-kun! 4
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Ketsuekigata-kun! 4
Length (in words)2672
Unique words862
Unique words (used once)522
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji445
Unique kanji (used once)199
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.3
MAL rating count1151
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Cover of Seishun Buta Yarou wa Yumemiru Shoujo no Yume wo Minai
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Seishun Buta Yarou wa Yumemiru Shoujo no Yume wo Minai
Length (in words)6868
Unique words1295
Unique words (used once)656
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji615
Unique kanji (used once)221
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating8.7
MAL rating count281283
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Cover of Jigoku Sensei Nube: Gozen 0 Ji Nube Shisu!
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Jigoku Sensei Nube: Gozen 0 Ji Nube Shisu!
Length (in words)2836
Unique words698
Unique words (used once)381
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji330
Unique kanji (used once)153
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.7
MAL rating count636
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Sora no Method
Length (in words)14611
Unique words1786
Unique words (used once)857
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji755
Unique kanji (used once)229
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.8
MAL rating count28805
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