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)276389
Unique words16549
Unique words (used once)6474
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji2116
Unique kanji (used once)253
Unique kanji readings3901
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)55679
Unique words7094
Unique words (used once)3428
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1839
Unique kanji (used once)375
Unique kanji readings3280
Difficulty10/10
MAL avg. rating8.0
MAL rating count2988
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Cover of Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199
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Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199
Length (in words)39339
Unique words5494
Unique words (used once)2642
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1472
Unique kanji (used once)283
Unique kanji readings2283
Difficulty9/10
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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)22246
Unique words4233
Unique words (used once)2241
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1328
Unique kanji (used once)314
Unique kanji readings2005
Difficulty9/10
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)79749
Unique words7265
Unique words (used once)3080
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji1701
Unique kanji (used once)263
Unique kanji readings2930
Difficulty9/10
MAL avg. rating7.4
MAL rating count1751
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Cover of Metal Armor Dragonar
Anime
Metal Armor Dragonar
Length (in words)84286
Unique words8207
Unique words (used once)3741
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1701
Unique kanji (used once)269
Unique kanji readings2886
Difficulty9/10
MAL avg. rating6.7
MAL rating count672
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Cover of Soukou Kihei Votoms
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Soukou Kihei Votoms
Length (in words)67236
Unique words6926
Unique words (used once)3237
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1529
Unique kanji (used once)268
Unique kanji readings2533
Difficulty9/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count4409
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Cover of Hellsing Ultimate
Anime
Hellsing Ultimate
Length (in words)25667
Unique words4514
Unique words (used once)2376
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1324
Unique kanji (used once)318
Unique kanji readings2034
Difficulty9/10
MAL avg. rating8.4
MAL rating count371981
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Cover of Yuusha-Ou GaoGaiGar
Anime
Yuusha-Ou GaoGaiGar
Length (in words)58731
Unique words6413
Unique words (used once)2938
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1506
Unique kanji (used once)260
Unique kanji readings2465
Difficulty9/10
MAL avg. rating7.8
MAL rating count4610
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Cover of Jujutsu Kaisen
Anime
Jujutsu Kaisen
Length (in words)35222
Unique words5359
Unique words (used once)2792
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1403
Unique kanji (used once)281
Unique kanji readings2240
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating7.6
MAL rating count5867
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Cover of Yuusha Tokkyuu Might Gaine
Anime
Yuusha Tokkyuu Might Gaine
Length (in words)67489
Unique words6818
Unique words (used once)3227
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1573
Unique kanji (used once)295
Unique kanji readings2638
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating6.9
MAL rating count481
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Cover of Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
Anime
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
Length (in words)78935
Unique words6446
Unique words (used once)2801
Unique words (used once %)43%
Unique kanji1411
Unique kanji (used once)208
Unique kanji readings2332
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count76723
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Cover of Tatami Galaxy
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Tatami Galaxy
Length (in words)26503
Unique words5047
Unique words (used once)2834
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji1485
Unique kanji (used once)346
Unique kanji readings2344
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating8.6
MAL rating count108272
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Cover of Yakitate!! Japan
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Yakitate!! Japan
Length (in words)152491
Unique words10830
Unique words (used once)4617
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji1800
Unique kanji (used once)213
Unique kanji readings3225
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating7.9
MAL rating count34302
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Cover of Hokuto no Ken 2
Anime
Hokuto no Ken 2
Length (in words)48552
Unique words4423
Unique words (used once)1983
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1246
Unique kanji (used once)265
Unique kanji readings1953
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating7.6
MAL rating count12290
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Cover of Uchuu Kaizoku Captain Herlock
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Uchuu Kaizoku Captain Herlock
Length (in words)47811
Unique words5564
Unique words (used once)2608
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1375
Unique kanji (used once)225
Unique kanji readings2191
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count7891
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Cover of Scryed
Anime
Scryed
Length (in words)44482
Unique words5079
Unique words (used once)2572
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1404
Unique kanji (used once)308
Unique kanji readings2231
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating7.4
MAL rating count34302
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Cover of Berserk (2016)
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Berserk (2016)
Length (in words)41077
Unique words5841
Unique words (used once)2982
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1498
Unique kanji (used once)329
Unique kanji readings2445
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating6.3
MAL rating count127330
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Cover of Juushinki Pandora - Last Hope
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Juushinki Pandora - Last Hope
Length (in words)38427
Unique words5250
Unique words (used once)2597
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1427
Unique kanji (used once)303
Unique kanji readings2212
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating6.3
MAL rating count8260
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Cover of Battle Spirits: Burning Soul
Anime
Battle Spirits: Burning Soul
Length (in words)76898
Unique words5095
Unique words (used once)2120
Unique words (used once %)41%
Unique kanji1334
Unique kanji (used once)242
Unique kanji readings2089
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating6.7
MAL rating count920
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Cover of Fate Extra: Last Encore
Anime
Fate Extra: Last Encore
Length (in words)21802
Unique words3514
Unique words (used once)1858
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1167
Unique kanji (used once)273
Unique kanji readings1733
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating6.3
MAL rating count72305
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Cover of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Anime
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Length (in words)46822
Unique words6871
Unique words (used once)3463
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1598
Unique kanji (used once)312
Unique kanji readings2624
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating8.4
MAL rating count140326
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Cover of Zipang
Anime
Zipang
Length (in words)43749
Unique words6144
Unique words (used once)2928
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1496
Unique kanji (used once)263
Unique kanji readings2419
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count5955
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Cover of Turn A Gundam
Anime
Turn A Gundam
Length (in words)105936
Unique words7973
Unique words (used once)3655
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1575
Unique kanji (used once)224
Unique kanji readings2702
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count12497
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Cover of Psycho Pass
Anime
Psycho Pass
Length (in words)38243
Unique words5993
Unique words (used once)3078
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1493
Unique kanji (used once)268
Unique kanji readings2378
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating8.4
MAL rating count622919
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Cover of Black Lagoon - The Second Barrage
Anime
Black Lagoon - The Second Barrage
Length (in words)23756
Unique words4618
Unique words (used once)2716
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji1328
Unique kanji (used once)353
Unique kanji readings2022
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating8.2
MAL rating count252689
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Cover of Fate Apocrypha
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Fate Apocrypha
Length (in words)38494
Unique words4745
Unique words (used once)2317
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1320
Unique kanji (used once)288
Unique kanji readings2100
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating7.2
MAL rating count183669
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Cover of JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Ougon no Kaze
Anime
JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Ougon no Kaze
Length (in words)76024
Unique words6138
Unique words (used once)2680
Unique words (used once %)43%
Unique kanji1435
Unique kanji (used once)256
Unique kanji readings2302
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating8.6
MAL rating count568509
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Cover of Bungou Stay Dogs S3
Anime
Bungou Stay Dogs S3
Length (in words)20614
Unique words3795
Unique words (used once)2093
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji1270
Unique kanji (used once)305
Unique kanji readings1922
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating8.2
MAL rating count186796
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Cover of Onmyou Taisenki
Anime
Onmyou Taisenki
Length (in words)90791
Unique words6564
Unique words (used once)2946
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1624
Unique kanji (used once)297
Unique kanji readings2770
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating7.2
MAL rating count1550
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Cover of ID-0
Anime
ID-0
Length (in words)24488
Unique words3787
Unique words (used once)1948
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1129
Unique kanji (used once)250
Unique kanji readings1648
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating6.6
MAL rating count7349
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Cover of Guin Saga
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Guin Saga
Length (in words)39387
Unique words4788
Unique words (used once)2323
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1354
Unique kanji (used once)290
Unique kanji readings2141
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating7.2
MAL rating count12924
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Cover of Code Geass Lelouch Of The Rebellion R2
Anime
Code Geass Lelouch Of The Rebellion R2
Length (in words)49870
Unique words5763
Unique words (used once)2846
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1465
Unique kanji (used once)330
Unique kanji readings2284
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating8.9
MAL rating count938217
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Cover of Kaiji S2
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Kaiji S2
Length (in words)40334
Unique words5250
Unique words (used once)2507
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1370
Unique kanji (used once)274
Unique kanji readings2223
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating8.2
MAL rating count81410
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Cover of Baki
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Baki
Length (in words)27657
Unique words5123
Unique words (used once)2810
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji1388
Unique kanji (used once)307
Unique kanji readings2191
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating7.2
MAL rating count116461
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Cover of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
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Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
Length (in words)73884
Unique words5877
Unique words (used once)2689
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1373
Unique kanji (used once)266
Unique kanji readings2188
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating7.9
MAL rating count28132
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Cover of Space Runaway Ideon
Anime
Space Runaway Ideon
Length (in words)62825
Unique words5349
Unique words (used once)2315
Unique words (used once %)43%
Unique kanji1319
Unique kanji (used once)245
Unique kanji readings2098
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating7.0
MAL rating count2692
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Cover of Fate Grand Order: Zettai Majuu Sensen Babylonia
Anime
Fate Grand Order: Zettai Majuu Sensen Babylonia
Length (in words)38746
Unique words5393
Unique words (used once)2809
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1477
Unique kanji (used once)319
Unique kanji readings2356
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating7.9
MAL rating count81805
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Cover of Kaiji
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Kaiji
Length (in words)42995
Unique words5082
Unique words (used once)2397
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1310
Unique kanji (used once)274
Unique kanji readings2053
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating8.3
MAL rating count122619
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Cover of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Length (in words)46374
Unique words5632
Unique words (used once)2649
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1402
Unique kanji (used once)251
Unique kanji readings2282
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating8.0
MAL rating count701531
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Cover of Aura Battler Dunbine
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Aura Battler Dunbine
Length (in words)86039
Unique words6623
Unique words (used once)2955
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1560
Unique kanji (used once)281
Unique kanji readings2574
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating7.0
MAL rating count1609
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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)26913
Unique words4344
Unique words (used once)2310
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1353
Unique kanji (used once)321
Unique kanji readings2066
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating7.4
MAL rating count44729
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Cover of Heybot!
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Heybot!
Length (in words)96792
Unique words10116
Unique words (used once)4737
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1794
Unique kanji (used once)279
Unique kanji readings3102
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating6.0
MAL rating count322
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Cover of Classroom Crisis
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Classroom Crisis
Length (in words)27060
Unique words4410
Unique words (used once)2280
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1337
Unique kanji (used once)297
Unique kanji readings2050
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating7.0
MAL rating count40376
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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)17340
Unique words3231
Unique words (used once)1858
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji1101
Unique kanji (used once)334
Unique kanji readings1611
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count206481
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Cover of Terra e
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Terra e
Length (in words)36853
Unique words4748
Unique words (used once)2285
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1302
Unique kanji (used once)249
Unique kanji readings2024
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating7.9
MAL rating count16417
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Cover of Yu Yu Hakusho S2
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Yu Yu Hakusho S2
Length (in words)55954
Unique words5559
Unique words (used once)2534
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1339
Unique kanji (used once)238
Unique kanji readings2173
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating8.4
MAL rating count238350
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Cover of Busou Renkin
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Busou Renkin
Length (in words)42576
Unique words5195
Unique words (used once)2550
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1358
Unique kanji (used once)262
Unique kanji readings2180
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count71042
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Cover of Inazuma Eleven
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Inazuma Eleven
Length (in words)173387
Unique words8427
Unique words (used once)3342
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1556
Unique kanji (used once)224
Unique kanji readings2625
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating7.6
MAL rating count92549
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Cover of Kingdom S2
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Kingdom S2
Length (in words)66903
Unique words6500
Unique words (used once)2892
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1522
Unique kanji (used once)255
Unique kanji readings2542
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating8.4
MAL rating count39765
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