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
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Legend of the Galactic Heroes
Length (in words)276955
Unique words16481
Unique words (used once)6439
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji2116
Unique kanji (used once)253
Difficulty10/10
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Cover of Yuusha-Ou GaoGaiGar
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Yuusha-Ou GaoGaiGar
Length (in words)59323
Unique words6464
Unique words (used once)2955
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1506
Unique kanji (used once)260
Difficulty10/10
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Cover of Soukou Kihei Votoms
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Soukou Kihei Votoms
Length (in words)68803
Unique words7031
Unique words (used once)3273
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1529
Unique kanji (used once)268
Difficulty10/10
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Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
Length (in words)79070
Unique words6481
Unique words (used once)2815
Unique words (used once %)43%
Unique kanji1411
Unique kanji (used once)208
Difficulty10/10
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Jujutsu Kaisen
Length (in words)35070
Unique words5380
Unique words (used once)2807
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1396
Unique kanji (used once)284
Difficulty10/10
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Cover of Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These
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Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These
Length (in words)22349
Unique words4234
Unique words (used once)2246
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1328
Unique kanji (used once)314
Difficulty10/10
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Tatami Galaxy
Length (in words)26485
Unique words5066
Unique words (used once)2844
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji1484
Unique kanji (used once)346
Difficulty10/10
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Cover of Yokoyama Mitsuteru Sangokushi
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Yokoyama Mitsuteru Sangokushi
Length (in words)80280
Unique words7311
Unique words (used once)3108
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji1701
Unique kanji (used once)263
Difficulty10/10
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Heavy Object
Length (in words)51254
Unique words7058
Unique words (used once)3527
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1634
Unique kanji (used once)297
Difficulty10/10
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Cover of Hellsing Ultimate
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Hellsing Ultimate
Length (in words)25822
Unique words4561
Unique words (used once)2402
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1322
Unique kanji (used once)317
Difficulty10/10
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Cover of Scryed
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Scryed
Length (in words)45083
Unique words5143
Unique words (used once)2587
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1404
Unique kanji (used once)308
Difficulty10/10
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Cover of Beatless
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Beatless
Length (in words)45603
Unique words5582
Unique words (used once)2729
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1335
Unique kanji (used once)244
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Fate Extra: Last Encore
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Fate Extra: Last Encore
Length (in words)21896
Unique words3533
Unique words (used once)1877
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1167
Unique kanji (used once)273
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Kingdom
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Kingdom
Length (in words)66374
Unique words6146
Unique words (used once)2736
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1440
Unique kanji (used once)262
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Zegapain
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Zegapain
Length (in words)40167
Unique words4825
Unique words (used once)2407
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1317
Unique kanji (used once)251
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Juushinki Pandora - Last Hope
Anime
Juushinki Pandora - Last Hope
Length (in words)38913
Unique words5273
Unique words (used once)2626
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1427
Unique kanji (used once)303
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Betterman
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Betterman
Length (in words)36006
Unique words5094
Unique words (used once)2624
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1403
Unique kanji (used once)286
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Psycho Pass
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Psycho Pass
Length (in words)38083
Unique words6002
Unique words (used once)3080
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1484
Unique kanji (used once)268
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Fate Grand Order: Zettai Majuu Sensen Babylonia
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Fate Grand Order: Zettai Majuu Sensen Babylonia
Length (in words)38651
Unique words5426
Unique words (used once)2831
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1476
Unique kanji (used once)320
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Fate Apocrypha
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Fate Apocrypha
Length (in words)38735
Unique words4779
Unique words (used once)2336
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1320
Unique kanji (used once)288
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Turn A Gundam
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Turn A Gundam
Length (in words)106064
Unique words8058
Unique words (used once)3684
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1575
Unique kanji (used once)224
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Yuusha Tokkyuu Might Gaine
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Yuusha Tokkyuu Might Gaine
Length (in words)68104
Unique words6879
Unique words (used once)3223
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1573
Unique kanji (used once)295
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Length (in words)40582
Unique words4954
Unique words (used once)2393
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1409
Unique kanji (used once)285
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Guin Saga
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Guin Saga
Length (in words)39522
Unique words4846
Unique words (used once)2364
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1354
Unique kanji (used once)290
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Berserk (2016)
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Berserk (2016)
Length (in words)41460
Unique words5927
Unique words (used once)3027
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1498
Unique kanji (used once)329
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Metal Armor Dragonar
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Metal Armor Dragonar
Length (in words)84988
Unique words8258
Unique words (used once)3750
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1700
Unique kanji (used once)268
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Suisei no Gargantia
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Suisei no Gargantia
Length (in words)19839
Unique words3879
Unique words (used once)2092
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1230
Unique kanji (used once)282
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
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Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
Length (in words)74335
Unique words5934
Unique words (used once)2717
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1373
Unique kanji (used once)266
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Basilisk
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Basilisk
Length (in words)23705
Unique words3539
Unique words (used once)1904
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1235
Unique kanji (used once)381
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Code Geass Lelouch Of The Rebellion R2
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Code Geass Lelouch Of The Rebellion R2
Length (in words)49482
Unique words5774
Unique words (used once)2844
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1465
Unique kanji (used once)330
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Length (in words)46521
Unique words5662
Unique words (used once)2657
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1402
Unique kanji (used once)250
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Katanagatari
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Katanagatari
Length (in words)54937
Unique words5750
Unique words (used once)2755
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1447
Unique kanji (used once)259
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Code Geass Lelouch Of The Rebellion
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Code Geass Lelouch Of The Rebellion
Length (in words)55042
Unique words6197
Unique words (used once)3038
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1514
Unique kanji (used once)256
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Eureka Seven
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Eureka Seven
Length (in words)76018
Unique words7231
Unique words (used once)3317
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1485
Unique kanji (used once)240
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Shingeki no Kyojin
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Shingeki no Kyojin
Length (in words)38036
Unique words4565
Unique words (used once)2202
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1277
Unique kanji (used once)248
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Kaiji S2
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Kaiji S2
Length (in words)40359
Unique words5244
Unique words (used once)2527
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1370
Unique kanji (used once)274
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Onmyou Taisenki
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Onmyou Taisenki
Length (in words)91939
Unique words6694
Unique words (used once)2992
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1625
Unique kanji (used once)297
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Darker Than Black: Ryuusei No Gemini
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Darker Than Black: Ryuusei No Gemini
Length (in words)17460
Unique words3263
Unique words (used once)1874
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji1101
Unique kanji (used once)335
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Toaru Majutsu no Index S3
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Toaru Majutsu no Index S3
Length (in words)47712
Unique words6611
Unique words (used once)3419
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1562
Unique kanji (used once)322
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Eureka Seven AO
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Eureka Seven AO
Length (in words)37589
Unique words4660
Unique words (used once)2348
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1229
Unique kanji (used once)258
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Taiyou no Kiba Dougram
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Taiyou no Kiba Dougram
Length (in words)135244
Unique words9890
Unique words (used once)4255
Unique words (used once %)43%
Unique kanji1805
Unique kanji (used once)271
Difficulty9/10
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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)26905
Unique words4366
Unique words (used once)2330
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1353
Unique kanji (used once)321
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Classroom Crisis
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Classroom Crisis
Length (in words)28498
Unique words4757
Unique words (used once)2415
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1391
Unique kanji (used once)296
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Uchuu Kaizoku Captain Herlock
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Uchuu Kaizoku Captain Herlock
Length (in words)47563
Unique words5585
Unique words (used once)2613
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1375
Unique kanji (used once)225
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Zetsuen No Tempest
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Zetsuen No Tempest
Length (in words)47786
Unique words5219
Unique words (used once)2500
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1349
Unique kanji (used once)276
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Terra e
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Terra e
Length (in words)37031
Unique words4768
Unique words (used once)2298
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1302
Unique kanji (used once)249
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Fate Zero
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Fate Zero
Length (in words)44271
Unique words6550
Unique words (used once)3406
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1794
Unique kanji (used once)409
Difficulty9/10
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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)46860
Unique words6936
Unique words (used once)3505
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1598
Unique kanji (used once)312
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Joker Game
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Joker Game
Length (in words)18146
Unique words3587
Unique words (used once)1930
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1300
Unique kanji (used once)336
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Zipang
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Zipang
Length (in words)43557
Unique words6093
Unique words (used once)2926
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1488
Unique kanji (used once)268
Difficulty9/10
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