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 Legend of the Galactic Heroes
Anime
Legend of the Galactic Heroes
Length (in words)275058
Unique words16474
Unique words (used once)6439
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji2116
Unique kanji (used once)253
Difficulty10/10
MAL avg. rating9.1
MAL rating count56056
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Cover of Hyouge Mono
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Hyouge Mono
Length (in words)55851
Unique words7113
Unique words (used once)3434
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1839
Unique kanji (used once)375
Difficulty10/10
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Cover of Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These
Anime
Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These
Length (in words)22234
Unique words4227
Unique words (used once)2243
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1328
Unique kanji (used once)314
Difficulty10/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count25476
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Cover of Yokoyama Mitsuteru Sangokushi
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Yokoyama Mitsuteru Sangokushi
Length (in words)79910
Unique words7304
Unique words (used once)3100
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji1701
Unique kanji (used once)263
Difficulty10/10
MAL avg. rating7.4
MAL rating count1751
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Cover of Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
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Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
Length (in words)78870
Unique words6469
Unique words (used once)2812
Unique words (used once %)43%
Unique kanji1411
Unique kanji (used once)208
Difficulty9/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count76723
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Cover of Soukou Kihei Votoms
Anime
Soukou Kihei Votoms
Length (in words)67316
Unique words6970
Unique words (used once)3255
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1529
Unique kanji (used once)268
Difficulty9/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count4409
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Cover of Hellsing Ultimate
Anime
Hellsing Ultimate
Length (in words)25716
Unique words4514
Unique words (used once)2367
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1323
Unique kanji (used once)317
Difficulty9/10
MAL avg. rating8.4
MAL rating count371981
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Cover of Jujutsu Kaisen
Anime
Jujutsu Kaisen
Length (in words)35330
Unique words5368
Unique words (used once)2787
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1403
Unique kanji (used once)281
Difficulty9/10
MAL avg. rating7.6
MAL rating count5867
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Cover of Yuusha-Ou GaoGaiGar
Anime
Yuusha-Ou GaoGaiGar
Length (in words)58810
Unique words6423
Unique words (used once)2946
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1506
Unique kanji (used once)260
Difficulty9/10
MAL avg. rating7.8
MAL rating count4610
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Cover of Metal Armor Dragonar
Anime
Metal Armor Dragonar
Length (in words)84398
Unique words8215
Unique words (used once)3741
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1700
Unique kanji (used once)268
Difficulty9/10
MAL avg. rating6.7
MAL rating count672
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Cover of Fate Grand Order: Zettai Majuu Sensen Babylonia
Anime
Fate Grand Order: Zettai Majuu Sensen Babylonia
Length (in words)38697
Unique words5399
Unique words (used once)2809
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1477
Unique kanji (used once)319
Difficulty9/10
MAL avg. rating7.9
MAL rating count81805
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Cover of Tatami Galaxy
Anime
Tatami Galaxy
Length (in words)26518
Unique words5056
Unique words (used once)2836
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji1485
Unique kanji (used once)346
Difficulty9/10
MAL avg. rating8.6
MAL rating count108272
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Cover of Fate Extra: Last Encore
Anime
Fate Extra: Last Encore
Length (in words)21828
Unique words3530
Unique words (used once)1872
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1167
Unique kanji (used once)273
Difficulty9/10
MAL avg. rating6.3
MAL rating count72305
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Cover of Lord El-Melloi II Sei no Jikenbo: Rail Zeppelin Grace Note
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Lord El-Melloi II Sei no Jikenbo: Rail Zeppelin Grace Note
Length (in words)26885
Unique words4351
Unique words (used once)2308
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1353
Unique kanji (used once)321
Difficulty9/10
MAL avg. rating7.4
MAL rating count44729
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Cover of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Length (in words)46781
Unique words6898
Unique words (used once)3467
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1598
Unique kanji (used once)312
Difficulty9/10
MAL avg. rating8.4
MAL rating count140326
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Cover of Scryed
Anime
Scryed
Length (in words)44634
Unique words5110
Unique words (used once)2585
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1404
Unique kanji (used once)308
Difficulty9/10
MAL avg. rating7.4
MAL rating count34302
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Cover of Tokyo Ravens
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Tokyo Ravens
Length (in words)37081
Unique words5305
Unique words (used once)2722
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1521
Unique kanji (used once)350
Difficulty9/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count180506
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Cover of Psycho Pass
Anime
Psycho Pass
Length (in words)38315
Unique words6007
Unique words (used once)3079
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1493
Unique kanji (used once)268
Difficulty9/10
MAL avg. rating8.4
MAL rating count622919
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Cover of ID-0
Anime
ID-0
Length (in words)24508
Unique words3805
Unique words (used once)1963
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1129
Unique kanji (used once)250
Difficulty9/10
MAL avg. rating6.6
MAL rating count7349
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Cover of Juushinki Pandora - Last Hope
Anime
Juushinki Pandora - Last Hope
Length (in words)38539
Unique words5264
Unique words (used once)2607
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1427
Unique kanji (used once)303
Difficulty9/10
MAL avg. rating6.3
MAL rating count8260
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Cover of Yuusha Tokkyuu Might Gaine
Anime
Yuusha Tokkyuu Might Gaine
Length (in words)67378
Unique words6834
Unique words (used once)3222
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1573
Unique kanji (used once)295
Difficulty9/10
MAL avg. rating6.9
MAL rating count481
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Cover of Baki
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Baki
Length (in words)27708
Unique words5125
Unique words (used once)2804
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji1388
Unique kanji (used once)307
Difficulty9/10
MAL avg. rating7.2
MAL rating count116461
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Cover of Katanagatari
Anime
Katanagatari
Length (in words)54755
Unique words5733
Unique words (used once)2744
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1447
Unique kanji (used once)259
Difficulty9/10
MAL avg. rating8.4
MAL rating count177701
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Cover of Black Lagoon - The Second Barrage
Anime
Black Lagoon - The Second Barrage
Length (in words)23818
Unique words4620
Unique words (used once)2710
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji1328
Unique kanji (used once)353
Difficulty9/10
MAL avg. rating8.2
MAL rating count252689
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Cover of Kingdom S2
Anime
Kingdom S2
Length (in words)67135
Unique words6548
Unique words (used once)2914
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1522
Unique kanji (used once)255
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating8.4
MAL rating count39765
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Cover of Classroom Crisis
Anime
Classroom Crisis
Length (in words)28358
Unique words4737
Unique words (used once)2410
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1391
Unique kanji (used once)296
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating7.0
MAL rating count40376
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Cover of Darker Than Black: Ryuusei No Gemini
Anime
Darker Than Black: Ryuusei No Gemini
Length (in words)17295
Unique words3247
Unique words (used once)1874
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji1101
Unique kanji (used once)335
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count206481
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Cover of Kingdom
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Kingdom
Length (in words)66215
Unique words6146
Unique words (used once)2741
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1445
Unique kanji (used once)262
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating8.0
MAL rating count47140
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Cover of Code Geass Lelouch Of The Rebellion R2
Anime
Code Geass Lelouch Of The Rebellion R2
Length (in words)49391
Unique words5756
Unique words (used once)2836
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1465
Unique kanji (used once)330
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating8.9
MAL rating count938217
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Cover of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
Anime
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
Length (in words)73701
Unique words5904
Unique words (used once)2706
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1373
Unique kanji (used once)266
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating7.9
MAL rating count28132
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Cover of Kaiji S2
Anime
Kaiji S2
Length (in words)40292
Unique words5278
Unique words (used once)2531
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1370
Unique kanji (used once)274
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating8.2
MAL rating count81410
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Cover of Zipang
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Zipang
Length (in words)43786
Unique words6135
Unique words (used once)2920
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1496
Unique kanji (used once)263
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count5955
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Cover of Space Runaway Ideon
Anime
Space Runaway Ideon
Length (in words)62837
Unique words5370
Unique words (used once)2324
Unique words (used once %)43%
Unique kanji1319
Unique kanji (used once)245
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating7.0
MAL rating count2692
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Cover of Berserk (2016)
Anime
Berserk (2016)
Length (in words)41154
Unique words5872
Unique words (used once)2998
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1498
Unique kanji (used once)329
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating6.3
MAL rating count127330
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Cover of Heavy Object
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Heavy Object
Length (in words)51138
Unique words7031
Unique words (used once)3505
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1634
Unique kanji (used once)297
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count49625
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Cover of Kaiji
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Kaiji
Length (in words)43020
Unique words5108
Unique words (used once)2404
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1310
Unique kanji (used once)274
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating8.3
MAL rating count122619
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Cover of Durarara!!
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Durarara!!
Length (in words)44941
Unique words5042
Unique words (used once)2496
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1354
Unique kanji (used once)277
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating8.1
MAL rating count553655
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Cover of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Length (in words)46320
Unique words5643
Unique words (used once)2652
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1402
Unique kanji (used once)251
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating8.0
MAL rating count701531
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Cover of Fate Zero
Anime
Fate Zero
Length (in words)44167
Unique words6515
Unique words (used once)3391
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1794
Unique kanji (used once)409
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating8.3
MAL rating count673364
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Cover of Bungou Stay Dogs S3
Anime
Bungou Stay Dogs S3
Length (in words)20636
Unique words3814
Unique words (used once)2113
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji1270
Unique kanji (used once)306
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating8.2
MAL rating count186796
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Cover of Uchuu Kyoudai
Anime
Uchuu Kyoudai
Length (in words)131363
Unique words9683
Unique words (used once)3962
Unique words (used once %)40%
Unique kanji1635
Unique kanji (used once)242
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating8.5
MAL rating count39703
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Cover of Yakitate!! Japan
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Yakitate!! Japan
Length (in words)152709
Unique words10845
Unique words (used once)4606
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji1800
Unique kanji (used once)213
Difficulty8/10
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Cover of Onmyou Taisenki
Anime
Onmyou Taisenki
Length (in words)90987
Unique words6626
Unique words (used once)2971
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1624
Unique kanji (used once)297
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating7.2
MAL rating count1550
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Cover of Senki Zesshou Symphogear GX
Anime
Senki Zesshou Symphogear GX
Length (in words)21399
Unique words3617
Unique words (used once)1939
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1277
Unique kanji (used once)310
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating7.4
MAL rating count17834
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Cover of Fate Apocrypha
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Fate Apocrypha
Length (in words)38518
Unique words4752
Unique words (used once)2315
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1320
Unique kanji (used once)288
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating7.2
MAL rating count183669
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Cover of Basilisk
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Basilisk
Length (in words)23911
Unique words3530
Unique words (used once)1901
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1245
Unique kanji (used once)380
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating7.6
MAL rating count67338
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Cover of Suisei no Gargantia
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Suisei no Gargantia
Length (in words)19685
Unique words3855
Unique words (used once)2084
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji1230
Unique kanji (used once)282
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count155790
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Cover of Eureka Seven
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Eureka Seven
Length (in words)75815
Unique words7198
Unique words (used once)3307
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1485
Unique kanji (used once)240
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating8.1
MAL rating count157765
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Cover of Toaru Majutsu no Index S3
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Toaru Majutsu no Index S3
Length (in words)47664
Unique words6601
Unique words (used once)3410
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1566
Unique kanji (used once)324
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating6.8
MAL rating count69969
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Cover of Turn A Gundam
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Turn A Gundam
Length (in words)105557
Unique words8015
Unique words (used once)3676
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1575
Unique kanji (used once)224
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count12497
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