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 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 Room Mate
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Room Mate
Length (in words)1972
Unique words649
Unique words (used once)394
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji357
Unique kanji (used once)171
Unique kanji readings430
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating4.8
MAL rating count7837
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Cover of Diabolik Lovers
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Diabolik Lovers
Length (in words)6512
Unique words1409
Unique words (used once)782
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji710
Unique kanji (used once)301
Unique kanji readings928
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating5.3
MAL rating count149260
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Listeners
Length (in words)20880
Unique words3403
Unique words (used once)1841
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji1136
Unique kanji (used once)309
Unique kanji readings1657
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating5.4
MAL rating count14039
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Cover of Yakusoku no Neverland S2
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Yakusoku no Neverland S2
Length (in words)16658
Unique words2587
Unique words (used once)1314
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji865
Unique kanji (used once)260
Unique kanji readings1306
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating5.4
MAL rating count394735
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Cover of Dies Irae
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Dies Irae
Length (in words)27145
Unique words3844
Unique words (used once)1978
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1212
Unique kanji (used once)319
Unique kanji readings1823
Difficulty7/10
MAL avg. rating5.4
MAL rating count30848
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Cover of Hakyuu Houshin Engi
Anime
Hakyuu Houshin Engi
Length (in words)33500
Unique words4377
Unique words (used once)2071
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1397
Unique kanji (used once)308
Unique kanji readings2187
Difficulty7/10
MAL avg. rating5.4
MAL rating count3044
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Isekai Cheat Magician
Length (in words)20567
Unique words3443
Unique words (used once)1815
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1134
Unique kanji (used once)319
Unique kanji readings1684
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating5.4
MAL rating count106888
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Anime
Yasashii Lion
Length (in words)961
Unique words339
Unique words (used once)208
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji171
Unique kanji (used once)91
Unique kanji readings193
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating5.5
MAL rating count286
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Hatsukoi Monster
Length (in words)20810
Unique words3479
Unique words (used once)1944
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji1193
Unique kanji (used once)364
Unique kanji readings1752
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating5.6
MAL rating count29339
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Cover of Beast Saga
Anime
Beast Saga
Length (in words)25467
Unique words3789
Unique words (used once)1911
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1123
Unique kanji (used once)256
Unique kanji readings1700
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating5.6
MAL rating count270
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Cover of Diabolik Lovers More, Blood
Anime
Diabolik Lovers More, Blood
Length (in words)5106
Unique words1131
Unique words (used once)620
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji514
Unique kanji (used once)198
Unique kanji readings661
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating5.6
MAL rating count59749
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Cover of Swordgai The Animation S2
Anime
Swordgai The Animation S2
Length (in words)15432
Unique words2453
Unique words (used once)1305
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji925
Unique kanji (used once)268
Unique kanji readings1346
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating5.8
MAL rating count10854
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Cover of Swordgai The Animation
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Swordgai The Animation
Length (in words)16638
Unique words2924
Unique words (used once)1553
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1046
Unique kanji (used once)326
Unique kanji readings1516
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating5.8
MAL rating count24183
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Cover of Fairy Gone
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Fairy Gone
Length (in words)14645
Unique words2747
Unique words (used once)1529
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji1022
Unique kanji (used once)302
Unique kanji readings1450
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating5.8
MAL rating count35860
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Cover of Shin Sakura Taisen the Animation
Anime
Shin Sakura Taisen the Animation
Length (in words)16369
Unique words2839
Unique words (used once)1530
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1060
Unique kanji (used once)283
Unique kanji readings1556
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating5.8
MAL rating count2767
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Cover of Battle Spirits: Double Drive
Anime
Battle Spirits: Double Drive
Length (in words)80203
Unique words4652
Unique words (used once)1906
Unique words (used once %)40%
Unique kanji1245
Unique kanji (used once)246
Unique kanji readings1933
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating5.8
MAL rating count203
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Cover of Twin Angel Break
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Twin Angel Break
Length (in words)18720
Unique words2834
Unique words (used once)1456
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji976
Unique kanji (used once)286
Unique kanji readings1376
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating5.9
MAL rating count2553
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Cover of Kouchuu Ouja Mushiking Super Battle Movie: Yami no Kaizou Kouchuu
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Kouchuu Ouja Mushiking Super Battle Movie: Yami no Kaizou Kouchuu
Length (in words)2724
Unique words751
Unique words (used once)412
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji335
Unique kanji (used once)147
Unique kanji readings415
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating5.9
MAL rating count109
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Cover of Dorei-ku The Animation
Anime
Dorei-ku The Animation
Length (in words)19895
Unique words2874
Unique words (used once)1488
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji967
Unique kanji (used once)262
Unique kanji readings1410
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating6.0
MAL rating count18761
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Hero Bank
Length (in words)81875
Unique words7571
Unique words (used once)3567
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1516
Unique kanji (used once)235
Unique kanji readings2557
Difficulty7/10
MAL avg. rating6.0
MAL rating count499
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Cover of Heybot!
Anime
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 Mahou Sensou
Anime
Mahou Sensou
Length (in words)16378
Unique words2596
Unique words (used once)1395
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji951
Unique kanji (used once)289
Unique kanji readings1366
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating6.0
MAL rating count98267
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Cover of Shinya! Tensai Bakabon
Anime
Shinya! Tensai Bakabon
Length (in words)26474
Unique words3219
Unique words (used once)1513
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1047
Unique kanji (used once)266
Unique kanji readings1462
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating6.0
MAL rating count844
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Cover of Caligula
Anime
Caligula
Length (in words)20191
Unique words3160
Unique words (used once)1611
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1011
Unique kanji (used once)261
Unique kanji readings1489
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating6.0
MAL rating count20533
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Cover of Amnesia
Anime
Amnesia
Length (in words)28386
Unique words3308
Unique words (used once)1553
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1144
Unique kanji (used once)270
Unique kanji readings1756
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating6.0
MAL rating count123883
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Cover of BEM
Anime
BEM
Length (in words)16218
Unique words2903
Unique words (used once)1650
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji1029
Unique kanji (used once)304
Unique kanji readings1477
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating6.0
MAL rating count15115
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Cover of Tanken Driland: 1000-nen no Mahou
Anime
Tanken Driland: 1000-nen no Mahou
Length (in words)79255
Unique words6977
Unique words (used once)3283
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1584
Unique kanji (used once)324
Unique kanji readings2599
Difficulty7/10
MAL avg. rating6.0
MAL rating count127
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Cover of Toki no Tabibito: Time Stranger
Anime
Toki no Tabibito: Time Stranger
Length (in words)5031
Unique words1466
Unique words (used once)866
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji696
Unique kanji (used once)275
Unique kanji readings928
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count890
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Cover of Brothers Conflict
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Brothers Conflict
Length (in words)19278
Unique words2697
Unique words (used once)1376
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji994
Unique kanji (used once)293
Unique kanji readings1420
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count79840
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Cover of Gunjou no Magmel
Anime
Gunjou no Magmel
Length (in words)13718
Unique words2473
Unique words (used once)1307
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji903
Unique kanji (used once)265
Unique kanji readings1273
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count48052
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Cover of Kitsutsuki Tanteidokoro
Anime
Kitsutsuki Tanteidokoro
Length (in words)19394
Unique words3387
Unique words (used once)1831
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji1290
Unique kanji (used once)387
Unique kanji readings1935
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count5385
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Cover of Blade x Soul
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Blade x Soul
Length (in words)14240
Unique words2533
Unique words (used once)1393
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji911
Unique kanji (used once)289
Unique kanji readings1284
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count47930
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Cover of Jewelpet Movie: Sweets Dance Princess
Anime
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 DRAMAtical Murder
Anime
DRAMAtical Murder
Length (in words)17601
Unique words2823
Unique words (used once)1496
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1019
Unique kanji (used once)287
Unique kanji readings1498
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count59441
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Cover of Dive!!
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Dive!!
Length (in words)19483
Unique words3011
Unique words (used once)1599
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1002
Unique kanji (used once)271
Unique kanji readings1454
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count13712
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Cover of Great Mazinger tai Getter Robo
Anime
Great Mazinger tai Getter Robo
Length (in words)1468
Unique words537
Unique words (used once)339
Unique words (used once %)63%
Unique kanji279
Unique kanji (used once)150
Unique kanji readings318
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count816
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Cover of Revisions
Anime
Revisions
Length (in words)26645
Unique words3541
Unique words (used once)1737
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1090
Unique kanji (used once)228
Unique kanji readings1610
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count13861
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Cover of Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?
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Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?
Length (in words)4015
Unique words756
Unique words (used once)374
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji365
Unique kanji (used once)153
Unique kanji readings439
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count76777
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Cover of Batman Ninja
Anime
Batman Ninja
Length (in words)3940
Unique words1155
Unique words (used once)700
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji576
Unique kanji (used once)244
Unique kanji readings749
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count23458
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Cover of Future War 198X-nen
Anime
Future War 198X-nen
Length (in words)6892
Unique words1957
Unique words (used once)1201
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji859
Unique kanji (used once)291
Unique kanji readings1168
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count485
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Cover of Mazinger Z tai Devilman
Anime
Mazinger Z tai Devilman
Length (in words)2046
Unique words631
Unique words (used once)382
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji328
Unique kanji (used once)151
Unique kanji readings400
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count1465
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Cover of Battle Spirits: Heroes
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Battle Spirits: Heroes
Length (in words)87658
Unique words6596
Unique words (used once)2983
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1381
Unique kanji (used once)261
Unique kanji readings2250
Difficulty7/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count469
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Cover of Infinite Dendrogram
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Infinite Dendrogram
Length (in words)23023
Unique words3871
Unique words (used once)2040
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1187
Unique kanji (used once)287
Unique kanji readings1766
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating6.2
MAL rating count51831
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Cover of Kyouryuu Shoujo Gauko
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Kyouryuu Shoujo Gauko
Length (in words)12322
Unique words2168
Unique words (used once)1075
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji776
Unique kanji (used once)270
Unique kanji readings1062
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating6.2
MAL rating count599
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Cover of Beatless
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Beatless
Length (in words)45480
Unique words5562
Unique words (used once)2729
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1344
Unique kanji (used once)246
Unique kanji readings2133
Difficulty7/10
MAL avg. rating6.2
MAL rating count37492
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Cover of Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai deshou!
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Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai deshou!
Length (in words)16927
Unique words2946
Unique words (used once)1537
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1064
Unique kanji (used once)273
Unique kanji readings1559
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating6.2
MAL rating count79698
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Cover of Kodai Ouja Kyouryuu King
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Kodai Ouja Kyouryuu King
Length (in words)69073
Unique words5944
Unique words (used once)2729
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1417
Unique kanji (used once)254
Unique kanji readings2261
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating6.2
MAL rating count10532
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Photo Kano
Length (in words)19790
Unique words3034
Unique words (used once)1622
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji983
Unique kanji (used once)263
Unique kanji readings1433
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating6.2
MAL rating count38256
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Hidan no Aria AA
Length (in words)17280
Unique words3018
Unique words (used once)1619
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1121
Unique kanji (used once)329
Unique kanji readings1628
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating6.2
MAL rating count33995
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