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 Doraemon Movie 24: Nobita to Fushigi Kazetsukai
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Doraemon Movie 24: Nobita to Fushigi Kazetsukai
Length (in words)4178
Unique words942
Unique words (used once)492
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji422
Unique kanji (used once)177
Unique kanji readings527
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count4121
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Cover of Ketsuekigata-kun! 4
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Ketsuekigata-kun! 4
Length (in words)2667
Unique words862
Unique words (used once)522
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji445
Unique kanji (used once)199
Unique kanji readings557
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.3
MAL rating count1151
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Cover of Grave of the Fireflies
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Grave of the Fireflies
Length (in words)3313
Unique words961
Unique words (used once)577
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji483
Unique kanji (used once)233
Unique kanji readings596
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating8.5
MAL rating count295391
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Cover of Pupa
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Pupa
Length (in words)1571
Unique words601
Unique words (used once)374
Unique words (used once %)62%
Unique kanji360
Unique kanji (used once)200
Unique kanji readings428
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)1750
Unique words647
Unique words (used once)421
Unique words (used once %)65%
Unique kanji327
Unique kanji (used once)175
Unique kanji readings394
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count113479
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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
Unique kanji readings757
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count5538
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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)2837
Unique words696
Unique words (used once)379
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji330
Unique kanji (used once)153
Unique kanji readings405
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.7
MAL rating count636
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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)2935
Unique words756
Unique words (used once)405
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji369
Unique kanji (used once)163
Unique kanji readings449
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating8.1
MAL rating count100670
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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)6856
Unique words1289
Unique words (used once)652
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji615
Unique kanji (used once)221
Unique kanji readings802
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating8.7
MAL rating count281283
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Cover of Hibike! Euphonium S2
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Hibike! Euphonium S2
Length (in words)19404
Unique words2602
Unique words (used once)1337
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji949
Unique kanji (used once)269
Unique kanji readings1362
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating8.3
MAL rating count90296
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Cover of Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - Tou no Kuni - Free Lance
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Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - Tou no Kuni - Free Lance
Length (in words)2533
Unique words719
Unique words (used once)426
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji359
Unique kanji (used once)171
Unique kanji readings441
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.6
MAL rating count17025
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Cover of Crayon Shin-chan Movie 13: Densetsu wo Yobu Buriburi 3 Pun Dai Shingeki
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Crayon Shin-chan Movie 13: Densetsu wo Yobu Buriburi 3 Pun Dai Shingeki
Length (in words)4713
Unique words1076
Unique words (used once)590
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji274
Unique kanji (used once)97
Unique kanji readings371
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.6
MAL rating count1208
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Cover of Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo
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Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo
Length (in words)5040
Unique words1128
Unique words (used once)609
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji472
Unique kanji (used once)190
Unique kanji readings602
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating8.2
MAL rating count388001
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Cover of Cardcaptor Sakura: Movie 1
Anime
Cardcaptor Sakura: Movie 1
Length (in words)2853
Unique words797
Unique words (used once)436
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji389
Unique kanji (used once)169
Unique kanji readings477
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.6
MAL rating count51422
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Cover of Tsubasa Chronicle: Tori Kago no Kuni no Himegimi
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Tsubasa Chronicle: Tori Kago no Kuni no Himegimi
Length (in words)1561
Unique words567
Unique words (used once)354
Unique words (used once %)62%
Unique kanji326
Unique kanji (used once)158
Unique kanji readings384
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count22151
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Cover of Nijiiro Hotaru: Eien no Natsuyasumi
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Nijiiro Hotaru: Eien no Natsuyasumi
Length (in words)4598
Unique words1092
Unique words (used once)585
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji500
Unique kanji (used once)213
Unique kanji readings643
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.0
MAL rating count1660
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Cover of Mirai no Mirai
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Mirai no Mirai
Length (in words)5169
Unique words1291
Unique words (used once)742
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji539
Unique kanji (used once)231
Unique kanji readings706
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Himouto! Umaru-chan
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Himouto! Umaru-chan
Length (in words)16151
Unique words2842
Unique words (used once)1587
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji987
Unique kanji (used once)324
Unique kanji readings1420
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.2
MAL rating count296101
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Cover of Tokyo Ghoul Pinto
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Tokyo Ghoul Pinto
Length (in words)1777
Unique words687
Unique words (used once)448
Unique words (used once %)65%
Unique kanji375
Unique kanji (used once)210
Unique kanji readings462
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.2
MAL rating count93230
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Cover of Gakkou Gurashi!
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Gakkou Gurashi!
Length (in words)16972
Unique words2363
Unique words (used once)1166
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji857
Unique kanji (used once)247
Unique kanji readings1190
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Chiba Pedal
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Chiba Pedal
Length (in words)625
Unique words304
Unique words (used once)193
Unique words (used once %)63%
Unique kanji181
Unique kanji (used once)108
Unique kanji readings210
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.4
MAL rating count1480
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Cover of Yuru Yuri S3
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Yuru Yuri S3
Length (in words)22131
Unique words2871
Unique words (used once)1408
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji955
Unique kanji (used once)271
Unique kanji readings1375
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.9
MAL rating count54897
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Cover of Nakitai Watashi wa Neko o Kaburu
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Nakitai Watashi wa Neko o Kaburu
Length (in words)6780
Unique words1227
Unique words (used once)630
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji499
Unique kanji (used once)191
Unique kanji readings644
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count143232
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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)5612
Unique words1281
Unique words (used once)746
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji582
Unique kanji (used once)251
Unique kanji readings769
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count7195
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Cover of Yuru Yuri S2
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Yuru Yuri S2
Length (in words)19776
Unique words3063
Unique words (used once)1641
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1011
Unique kanji (used once)301
Unique kanji readings1445
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.8
MAL rating count87769
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Cover of Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai
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Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai
Length (in words)28483
Unique words3366
Unique words (used once)1619
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1053
Unique kanji (used once)262
Unique kanji readings1531
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Doki Doki! Precure the Movie: Memories for the Future
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Doki Doki! Precure the Movie: Memories for the Future
Length (in words)4487
Unique words1075
Unique words (used once)598
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji483
Unique kanji (used once)194
Unique kanji readings609
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.8
MAL rating count1514
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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)2103
Unique words797
Unique words (used once)506
Unique words (used once %)63%
Unique kanji408
Unique kanji (used once)173
Unique kanji readings522
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.6
MAL rating count23401
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Cover of Isshuukan Friends
Anime
Isshuukan Friends
Length (in words)18032
Unique words2151
Unique words (used once)1030
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji781
Unique kanji (used once)213
Unique kanji readings1099
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.6
MAL rating count125531
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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)3528
Unique words877
Unique words (used once)475
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji403
Unique kanji (used once)167
Unique kanji readings500
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.8
MAL rating count757
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Cover of Tsuki ga Kirei
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Tsuki ga Kirei
Length (in words)10526
Unique words1852
Unique words (used once)967
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji696
Unique kanji (used once)223
Unique kanji readings981
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating8.1
MAL rating count188117
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Cover of Glass no Hana to Kowasu Sekai
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Glass no Hana to Kowasu Sekai
Length (in words)3622
Unique words819
Unique words (used once)449
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji431
Unique kanji (used once)160
Unique kanji readings550
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.7
MAL rating count11220
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Cover of Luger Code 1951
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Luger Code 1951
Length (in words)1286
Unique words529
Unique words (used once)341
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji305
Unique kanji (used once)165
Unique kanji readings362
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.4
MAL rating count7359
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Cover of Kimagure Orange Road: Ano Hi ni Kaeritai
Anime
Kimagure Orange Road: Ano Hi ni Kaeritai
Length (in words)3642
Unique words967
Unique words (used once)569
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji480
Unique kanji (used once)244
Unique kanji readings604
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.6
MAL rating count4000
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Cover of Gake no Ue no Ponyo
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Gake no Ue no Ponyo
Length (in words)3988
Unique words928
Unique words (used once)480
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji358
Unique kanji (used once)168
Unique kanji readings460
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.9
MAL rating count273831
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Cover of Violet Evergarden Side Story: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll
Anime
Violet Evergarden Side Story: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll
Length (in words)3708
Unique words997
Unique words (used once)566
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji487
Unique kanji (used once)194
Unique kanji readings629
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating8.4
MAL rating count132026
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Cover of Sakura Trick
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Sakura Trick
Length (in words)19263
Unique words2568
Unique words (used once)1256
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji869
Unique kanji (used once)250
Unique kanji readings1220
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.0
MAL rating count99782
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Cover of Mikakunin de Shinkoukei
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Mikakunin de Shinkoukei
Length (in words)22388
Unique words2900
Unique words (used once)1473
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji935
Unique kanji (used once)257
Unique kanji readings1368
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.4
MAL rating count151049
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Cover of Hakubo
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Hakubo
Length (in words)2904
Unique words938
Unique words (used once)602
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji503
Unique kanji (used once)247
Unique kanji readings631
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.4
MAL rating count5328
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Cover of K-ON!
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K-ON!
Length (in words)19654
Unique words2718
Unique words (used once)1370
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji858
Unique kanji (used once)253
Unique kanji readings1192
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.8
MAL rating count453140
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Cover of Brave Story
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Brave Story
Length (in words)5456
Unique words1210
Unique words (used once)672
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji533
Unique kanji (used once)219
Unique kanji readings686
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.4
MAL rating count17914
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Cover of Happiness Charge PreCure! Movie: Ningyou no Kuni no Ballerina
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Happiness Charge PreCure! Movie: Ningyou no Kuni no Ballerina
Length (in words)3896
Unique words861
Unique words (used once)477
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji343
Unique kanji (used once)143
Unique kanji readings435
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.0
MAL rating count1185
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Cover of Shin Dokonjou Gaeru: Dokonjou Yumemakura
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Shin Dokonjou Gaeru: Dokonjou Yumemakura
Length (in words)3198
Unique words942
Unique words (used once)530
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji439
Unique kanji (used once)188
Unique kanji readings558
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Jewelpet Movie: Sweets Dance Princess
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Jewelpet Movie: Sweets Dance Princess
Length (in words)5990
Unique words1362
Unique words (used once)731
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji519
Unique kanji (used once)196
Unique kanji readings662
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count228
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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)2847
Unique words780
Unique words (used once)431
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji363
Unique kanji (used once)170
Unique kanji readings461
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.7
MAL rating count724
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Cover of Mirai Shounen Conan: Kyodaiki Gigant no Fukkatsu
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Mirai Shounen Conan: Kyodaiki Gigant no Fukkatsu
Length (in words)2053
Unique words703
Unique words (used once)441
Unique words (used once %)62%
Unique kanji376
Unique kanji (used once)198
Unique kanji readings461
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.6
MAL rating count376
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Cover of Ao Haru Ride
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Ao Haru Ride
Length (in words)13910
Unique words2127
Unique words (used once)1036
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji758
Unique kanji (used once)217
Unique kanji readings1058
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count365268
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Cover of Yuru Yuri
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Yuru Yuri
Length (in words)19489
Unique words2956
Unique words (used once)1520
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji989
Unique kanji (used once)245
Unique kanji readings1399
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.6
MAL rating count129057
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Cover of A Letter to Momo
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A Letter to Momo
Length (in words)4922
Unique words1287
Unique words (used once)788
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji607
Unique kanji (used once)278
Unique kanji readings794
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.6
MAL rating count29017
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Cover of Yagate Kimi ni Naru
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Yagate Kimi ni Naru
Length (in words)19664
Unique words2485
Unique words (used once)1190
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji857
Unique kanji (used once)210
Unique kanji readings1201
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.9
MAL rating count90793
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