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)576
Unique words283
Unique words (used once)209
Unique words (used once %)73%
Unique kanji188
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 Okii Ichinensei to Chiisana Ninensei
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Okii Ichinensei to Chiisana Ninensei
Length (in words)754
Unique words266
Unique words (used once)135
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji127
Unique kanji (used once)70
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)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 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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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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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)2217
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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The Borrower Arrietty
Length (in words)2673
Unique words708
Unique words (used once)389
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji341
Unique kanji (used once)160
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)1753
Unique words634
Unique words (used once)418
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 Kuro no Sumika: Chronus
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Kuro no Sumika: Chronus
Length (in words)1109
Unique words456
Unique words (used once)308
Unique words (used once %)67%
Unique kanji253
Unique kanji (used once)147
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating6.8
MAL rating count8577
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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)4014
Unique words756
Unique words (used once)375
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 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 words622
Unique words (used once)322
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji290
Unique kanji (used once)123
Difficulty1/10
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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 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
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count19248
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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 Hal
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Hal
Length (in words)2018
Unique words589
Unique words (used once)348
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji302
Unique kanji (used once)155
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count59089
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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
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)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 Liz to Aoi Tori
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Liz to Aoi Tori
Length (in words)3388
Unique words847
Unique words (used once)457
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji380
Unique kanji (used once)147
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating8.2
MAL rating count34233
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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
Difficulty1/10
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 words919
Unique words (used once)498
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji324
Unique kanji (used once)128
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.0
MAL rating count497
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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
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count19877
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Cover of Room Mate
Anime
Room Mate
Length (in words)1971
Unique words648
Unique words (used once)393
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji357
Unique kanji (used once)171
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating4.8
MAL rating count7837
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Cover of Yuru Yuri Nachuyachumi! Plus
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Yuru Yuri Nachuyachumi! Plus
Length (in words)3185
Unique words847
Unique words (used once)487
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!
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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 Mahoutsukai Precure! Movie: Kiseki no Henshin! Cure Mofurun!
Anime
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 Binbou Shimai Monogatari
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Binbou Shimai Monogatari
Length (in words)12762
Unique words1723
Unique words (used once)796
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji701
Unique kanji (used once)202
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.9
MAL rating count5825
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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 words2271
Unique words (used once)1023
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 Aggretsuko: We Wish You A Metal Christmas
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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
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Ichigo Mashimaro Encore
Length (in words)3348
Unique words1011
Unique words (used once)618
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 Tamako Love Story
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Tamako Love Story
Length (in words)4628
Unique words1120
Unique words (used once)647
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji476
Unique kanji (used once)213
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating8.0
MAL rating count130667
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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)20620
Unique words2759
Unique words (used once)1371
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 Precure Dream Stars! Movie
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Precure Dream Stars! Movie
Length (in words)3520
Unique words829
Unique words (used once)429
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 Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san
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Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san
Length (in words)17475
Unique words2268
Unique words (used once)1080
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji776
Unique kanji (used once)192
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count199062
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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 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 Doraemon Movie 24: Nobita to Fushigi Kazetsukai
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Doraemon Movie 24: Nobita to Fushigi Kazetsukai
Length (in words)4177
Unique words942
Unique words (used once)494
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 A Channel
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A Channel
Length (in words)16416
Unique words2545
Unique words (used once)1332
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 Sora no Method
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Sora no Method
Length (in words)14264
Unique words1701
Unique words (used once)818
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji712
Unique kanji (used once)214
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.8
MAL rating count28805
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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 Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san S2
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Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san S2
Length (in words)17023
Unique words2260
Unique words (used once)1104
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji807
Unique kanji (used once)224
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating8.1
MAL rating count113531
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Cover of Wakaokami wa Shougakusei! (Movie)
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Wakaokami wa Shougakusei! (Movie)
Length (in words)6419
Unique words1424
Unique words (used once)792
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 Tokyo Ghoul Jack
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Tokyo Ghoul Jack
Length (in words)1749
Unique words647
Unique words (used once)420
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji327
Unique kanji (used once)175
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count113479
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Cover of Ichigo Mashimaro OVA
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Ichigo Mashimaro OVA
Length (in words)4090
Unique words1263
Unique words (used once)801
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 Mahoutsukai no Yome: Hoshi Matsu Hito
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Mahoutsukai no Yome: Hoshi Matsu Hito
Length (in words)2933
Unique words754
Unique words (used once)403
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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Ketsuekigata-kun! 4
Length (in words)2667
Unique words861
Unique words (used once)521
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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