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 Gugure! Kokkuri-san Specials
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Gugure! Kokkuri-san Specials
Length (in words)3139
Unique words975
Unique words (used once)604
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji492
Unique kanji (used once)241
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.2
MAL rating count3686
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Cover of Himouto! Umaru-chan
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Himouto! Umaru-chan
Length (in words)16146
Unique words2847
Unique words (used once)1590
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji987
Unique kanji (used once)324
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.2
MAL rating count296101
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Cover of Pupa
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Pupa
Length (in words)1571
Unique words599
Unique words (used once)372
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 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 words697
Unique words (used once)380
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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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 words1081
Unique words (used once)596
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji274
Unique kanji (used once)97
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.6
MAL rating count1208
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Cover of Yuru Yuri S3
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Yuru Yuri S3
Length (in words)22141
Unique words2879
Unique words (used once)1415
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji955
Unique kanji (used once)271
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.9
MAL rating count54897
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Cover of Nijiiro Hotaru: Eien no Natsuyasumi
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Nijiiro Hotaru: Eien no Natsuyasumi
Length (in words)4605
Unique words1090
Unique words (used once)581
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji500
Unique kanji (used once)213
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.0
MAL rating count1660
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Cover of Chiba Pedal
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Chiba Pedal
Length (in words)625
Unique words303
Unique words (used once)192
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 Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - Tou no Kuni - Free Lance
Anime
Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - Tou no Kuni - Free Lance
Length (in words)2531
Unique words721
Unique words (used once)428
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji359
Unique kanji (used once)171
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.6
MAL rating count17025
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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 Yuru Yuri S2
Anime
Yuru Yuri S2
Length (in words)19775
Unique words3067
Unique words (used once)1643
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1011
Unique kanji (used once)301
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.8
MAL rating count87769
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Cover of Tawawa on Monday
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Tawawa on Monday
Length (in words)3275
Unique words1091
Unique words (used once)691
Unique words (used once %)63%
Unique kanji536
Unique kanji (used once)231
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.4
MAL rating count28751
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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 Cardcaptor Sakura: Movie 1
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Cardcaptor Sakura: Movie 1
Length (in words)2853
Unique words799
Unique words (used once)440
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji389
Unique kanji (used once)169
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.6
MAL rating count51422
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Cover of Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo
Anime
Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo
Length (in words)5063
Unique words1130
Unique words (used once)611
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji472
Unique kanji (used once)190
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating8.2
MAL rating count388001
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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)3894
Unique words862
Unique words (used once)479
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji343
Unique kanji (used once)143
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.0
MAL rating count1185
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Cover of Kuroko no Basket: Baka ja Katenai no yo!
Anime
Kuroko no Basket: Baka ja Katenai no yo!
Length (in words)2103
Unique words800
Unique words (used once)509
Unique words (used once %)63%
Unique kanji408
Unique kanji (used once)173
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.6
MAL rating count23401
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Cover of Brave Story
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Brave Story
Length (in words)5451
Unique words1211
Unique words (used once)676
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji533
Unique kanji (used once)219
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.4
MAL rating count17914
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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)3527
Unique words878
Unique words (used once)475
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji403
Unique kanji (used once)167
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.8
MAL rating count757
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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)1562
Unique words568
Unique words (used once)354
Unique words (used once %)62%
Unique kanji326
Unique kanji (used once)158
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count22151
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Cover of Tokyo Ghoul Pinto
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Tokyo Ghoul Pinto
Length (in words)1773
Unique words688
Unique words (used once)447
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji375
Unique kanji (used once)210
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.2
MAL rating count93230
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Cover of Sakura Trick
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Sakura Trick
Length (in words)19277
Unique words2584
Unique words (used once)1261
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji869
Unique kanji (used once)250
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.0
MAL rating count99782
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Cover of Mirai Shounen Conan: Kyodaiki Gigant no Fukkatsu
Anime
Mirai Shounen Conan: Kyodaiki Gigant no Fukkatsu
Length (in words)2053
Unique words705
Unique words (used once)444
Unique words (used once %)62%
Unique kanji376
Unique kanji (used once)198
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.6
MAL rating count376
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Cover of Hibike! Euphonium Movie 1: Kitauji Koukou Suisougaku-bu e Youkoso
Anime
Hibike! Euphonium Movie 1: Kitauji Koukou Suisougaku-bu e Youkoso
Length (in words)5610
Unique words1282
Unique words (used once)747
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji582
Unique kanji (used once)251
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count7195
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Cover of Touch Movie 2: Sayonara no Okurimono
Anime
Touch Movie 2: Sayonara no Okurimono
Length (in words)2848
Unique words779
Unique words (used once)429
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji363
Unique kanji (used once)170
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.7
MAL rating count724
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Cover of Jewelpet Movie: Sweets Dance Princess
Anime
Jewelpet Movie: Sweets Dance Princess
Length (in words)5987
Unique words1364
Unique words (used once)733
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji519
Unique kanji (used once)196
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count228
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Cover of Hibike! Euphonium S2
Anime
Hibike! Euphonium S2
Length (in words)19392
Unique words2607
Unique words (used once)1343
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji949
Unique kanji (used once)269
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating8.3
MAL rating count90296
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Cover of Glass no Hana to Kowasu Sekai
Anime
Glass no Hana to Kowasu Sekai
Length (in words)3622
Unique words821
Unique words (used once)450
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji431
Unique kanji (used once)160
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.7
MAL rating count11220
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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)6781
Unique words1226
Unique words (used once)630
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji499
Unique kanji (used once)191
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count143232
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Cover of From Up On Poppy Hill
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From Up On Poppy Hill
Length (in words)4282
Unique words1281
Unique words (used once)807
Unique words (used once %)62%
Unique kanji642
Unique kanji (used once)272
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.8
MAL rating count80342
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Cover of Kimagure Orange Road: Ano Hi ni Kaeritai
Anime
Kimagure Orange Road: Ano Hi ni Kaeritai
Length (in words)3648
Unique words971
Unique words (used once)576
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji480
Unique kanji (used once)244
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.6
MAL rating count4000
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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 words1077
Unique words (used once)601
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji483
Unique kanji (used once)194
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.8
MAL rating count1514
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Cover of Shin Dokonjou Gaeru: Dokonjou Yumemakura
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Shin Dokonjou Gaeru: Dokonjou Yumemakura
Length (in words)3202
Unique words947
Unique words (used once)535
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji439
Unique kanji (used once)188
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Yuru Yuri
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Yuru Yuri
Length (in words)19489
Unique words2967
Unique words (used once)1528
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji989
Unique kanji (used once)245
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.6
MAL rating count129057
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Cover of Doraemon Movie 23: Nobita to Robot Kingdom
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Doraemon Movie 23: Nobita to Robot Kingdom
Length (in words)4317
Unique words1021
Unique words (used once)553
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji443
Unique kanji (used once)161
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.1
MAL rating count3925
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Cover of Luger Code 1951
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Luger Code 1951
Length (in words)1286
Unique words526
Unique words (used once)337
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji305
Unique kanji (used once)165
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.4
MAL rating count7359
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Cover of Tsuki ga Kirei
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Tsuki ga Kirei
Length (in words)10515
Unique words1855
Unique words (used once)965
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji696
Unique kanji (used once)223
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating8.1
MAL rating count188117
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Cover of Kanon
Anime
Kanon
Length (in words)36720
Unique words3673
Unique words (used once)1730
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1146
Unique kanji (used once)265
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating8.0
MAL rating count121874
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Cover of K-ON!
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K-ON!
Length (in words)19758
Unique words2729
Unique words (used once)1379
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji858
Unique kanji (used once)253
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.8
MAL rating count453140
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Cover of Tamayura: Hitotose
Anime
Tamayura: Hitotose
Length (in words)20581
Unique words2875
Unique words (used once)1396
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji960
Unique kanji (used once)272
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count11153
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Cover of Violet Evergarden Side Story: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll
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Violet Evergarden Side Story: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll
Length (in words)3706
Unique words997
Unique words (used once)566
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji487
Unique kanji (used once)194
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating8.4
MAL rating count132026
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Cover of Mikakunin de Shinkoukei
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Mikakunin de Shinkoukei
Length (in words)22380
Unique words2904
Unique words (used once)1477
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji935
Unique kanji (used once)257
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.4
MAL rating count151049
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Cover of A Letter to Momo
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A Letter to Momo
Length (in words)4930
Unique words1289
Unique words (used once)788
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji607
Unique kanji (used once)278
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.6
MAL rating count29017
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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)3232
Unique words1108
Unique words (used once)679
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji516
Unique kanji (used once)238
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count21863
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Cover of Isshuukan Friends
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Isshuukan Friends
Length (in words)18034
Unique words2161
Unique words (used once)1034
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji781
Unique kanji (used once)213
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.6
MAL rating count125531
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Cover of Jigoku Sensei Nube: Kyoufu no Natsuyasumi!! Ayashi no Umi no Densetsu!
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Jigoku Sensei Nube: Kyoufu no Natsuyasumi!! Ayashi no Umi no Densetsu!
Length (in words)2466
Unique words738
Unique words (used once)431
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji359
Unique kanji (used once)168
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.7
MAL rating count658
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Cover of Non Non Biyori
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Non Non Biyori
Length (in words)18957
Unique words2806
Unique words (used once)1362
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji932
Unique kanji (used once)227
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.9
MAL rating count135696
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Cover of Howl's Moving Castle
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Howl's Moving Castle
Length (in words)5330
Unique words1268
Unique words (used once)714
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji549
Unique kanji (used once)210
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating8.7
MAL rating count662002
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Cover of Mushishi Zoku Shou: Odoro no Michi
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Mushishi Zoku Shou: Odoro no Michi
Length (in words)1623
Unique words606
Unique words (used once)393
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji345
Unique kanji (used once)186
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating8.5
MAL rating count40143
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Cover of Hakubo
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Hakubo
Length (in words)2905
Unique words938
Unique words (used once)601
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji503
Unique kanji (used once)247
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.4
MAL rating count5328
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