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)436
Unique words226
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)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)585
Unique words288
Unique words (used once)208
Unique words (used once %)72%
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)468
Unique words211
Unique words (used once)147
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)1755
Unique words551
Unique words (used once)306
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 Hotarubi no Mori e
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Hotarubi no Mori e
Length (in words)1687
Unique words549
Unique words (used once)325
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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Harmonie
Length (in words)1589
Unique words501
Unique words (used once)258
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 Okii Ichinensei to Chiisana Ninensei
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Okii Ichinensei to Chiisana Ninensei
Length (in words)759
Unique words275
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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Yasashii Lion
Length (in words)962
Unique words340
Unique words (used once)209
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)2233
Unique words684
Unique words (used once)396
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 Recorder to Randoseru Re
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Recorder to Randoseru Re
Length (in words)2279
Unique words762
Unique words (used once)458
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji398
Unique kanji (used once)187
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
Anime
Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - Byouki no Kuni - For You
Length (in words)1482
Unique words552
Unique words (used once)360
Unique words (used once %)65%
Unique kanji322
Unique kanji (used once)161
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count19248
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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)2668
Unique words624
Unique words (used once)325
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji290
Unique kanji (used once)123
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of Akagami no Shirayukihime OVA
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Akagami no Shirayukihime OVA
Length (in words)1757
Unique words636
Unique words (used once)424
Unique words (used once %)66%
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)2684
Unique words711
Unique words (used once)395
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji348
Unique kanji (used once)161
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.9
MAL rating count159486
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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)4013
Unique words762
Unique words (used once)381
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji365
Unique kanji (used once)153
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count76777
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Cover of Blood: The Last Vampire
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Blood: The Last Vampire
Length (in words)857
Unique words401
Unique words (used once)267
Unique words (used once %)66%
Unique kanji259
Unique kanji (used once)150
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.9
MAL rating count53232
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Cover of Hal
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Hal
Length (in words)2026
Unique words597
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 My Neighbor Totoro
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My Neighbor Totoro
Length (in words)2848
Unique words752
Unique words (used once)414
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji315
Unique kanji (used once)122
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating8.3
MAL rating count523401
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Cover of Amaama to Inazuma
Anime
Amaama to Inazuma
Length (in words)15619
Unique words2301
Unique words (used once)1205
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji772
Unique kanji (used once)234
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count107973
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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 words633
Unique words (used once)423
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 Yuru Yuri Nachuyachumi!
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Yuru Yuri Nachuyachumi!
Length (in words)4488
Unique words1190
Unique words (used once)672
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 Binbou Shimai Monogatari
Anime
Binbou Shimai Monogatari
Length (in words)12793
Unique words1736
Unique words (used once)802
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 Kawa no Hikari
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Kawa no Hikari
Length (in words)3677
Unique words917
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 Kuro no Sumika: Chronus
Anime
Kuro no Sumika: Chronus
Length (in words)1141
Unique words481
Unique words (used once)328
Unique words (used once %)68%
Unique kanji276
Unique kanji (used once)163
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.8
MAL rating count8577
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Cover of Kara no Kyoukai: Mirai Fukuin - Extra Chorus
Anime
Kara no Kyoukai: Mirai Fukuin - Extra Chorus
Length (in words)1421
Unique words557
Unique words (used once)363
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 Senyuu Specials
Anime
Senyuu Specials
Length (in words)1466
Unique words589
Unique words (used once)379
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 Room Mate
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Room Mate
Length (in words)1976
Unique words649
Unique words (used once)394
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 Precure Dream Stars! Movie
Anime
Precure Dream Stars! Movie
Length (in words)3528
Unique words824
Unique words (used once)432
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji368
Unique kanji (used once)153
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.9
MAL rating count919
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Cover of Tamako Love Story
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Tamako Love Story
Length (in words)4651
Unique words1127
Unique words (used once)649
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji478
Unique kanji (used once)215
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating8.0
MAL rating count130667
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Cover of Hoshi no Koe
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Hoshi no Koe
Length (in words)1206
Unique words407
Unique words (used once)236
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji244
Unique kanji (used once)124
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.2
MAL rating count71047
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Cover of Hinako Note
Anime
Hinako Note
Length (in words)20656
Unique words2754
Unique words (used once)1369
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 Aggretsuko: We Wish You A Metal Christmas
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Aggretsuko: We Wish You A Metal Christmas
Length (in words)1571
Unique words615
Unique words (used once)399
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji307
Unique kanji (used once)173
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count25865
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Cover of Chiba Pedal
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Chiba Pedal
Length (in words)624
Unique words303
Unique words (used once)191
Unique words (used once %)63%
Unique kanji181
Unique kanji (used once)108
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.4
MAL rating count1480
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Cover of Ichigo Mashimaro Encore
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Ichigo Mashimaro Encore
Length (in words)3368
Unique words1003
Unique words (used once)617
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 Yuru Yuri Nachuyachumi! Plus
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Yuru Yuri Nachuyachumi! Plus
Length (in words)3194
Unique words851
Unique words (used once)493
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji373
Unique kanji (used once)175
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.8
MAL rating count24578
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Cover of A Channel
Anime
A Channel
Length (in words)16382
Unique words2556
Unique words (used once)1346
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 Chi's Sweet Home
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Chi's Sweet Home
Length (in words)12623
Unique words1656
Unique words (used once)790
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji623
Unique kanji (used once)209
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count20813
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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)2833
Unique words657
Unique words (used once)358
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 Ichigo Mashimaro OVA
Anime
Ichigo Mashimaro OVA
Length (in words)4115
Unique words1259
Unique words (used once)802
Unique words (used once %)63%
Unique kanji572
Unique kanji (used once)272
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count11862
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Cover of Asagao to Kase-san
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Asagao to Kase-san
Length (in words)2535
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 Doraemon Movie 24: Nobita to Fushigi Kazetsukai
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Doraemon Movie 24: Nobita to Fushigi Kazetsukai
Length (in words)4187
Unique words951
Unique words (used once)500
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 Wakaokami wa Shougakusei! (Movie)
Anime
Wakaokami wa Shougakusei! (Movie)
Length (in words)6437
Unique words1422
Unique words (used once)788
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 Gake no Ue no Ponyo
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Gake no Ue no Ponyo
Length (in words)3995
Unique words930
Unique words (used once)482
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 Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita!
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Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita!
Length (in words)21506
Unique words2279
Unique words (used once)1025
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji777
Unique kanji (used once)211
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count57869
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Cover of Flying Witch
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Flying Witch
Length (in words)15694
Unique words2629
Unique words (used once)1354
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 Pupa
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Pupa
Length (in words)1572
Unique words599
Unique words (used once)373
Unique words (used once %)62%
Unique kanji360
Unique kanji (used once)200
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating3.4
MAL rating count82322
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Cover of Tokyo Ghoul Jack
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Tokyo Ghoul Jack
Length (in words)1753
Unique words647
Unique words (used once)422
Unique words (used once %)65%
Unique kanji327
Unique kanji (used once)175
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count113479
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Grave of the Fireflies
Length (in words)3330
Unique words958
Unique words (used once)574
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji483
Unique kanji (used once)233
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating8.5
MAL rating count295391
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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)6867
Unique words1296
Unique words (used once)656
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji615
Unique kanji (used once)222
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating8.7
MAL rating count281283
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