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)1576
Unique words601
Unique words (used once)372
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji361
Unique kanji (used once)200
Unique kanji readings430
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating3.4
MAL rating count82322
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Room Mate
Length (in words)1994
Unique words653
Unique words (used once)396
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji361
Unique kanji (used once)174
Unique kanji readings434
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating4.8
MAL rating count7837
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Diabolik Lovers
Length (in words)6526
Unique words1413
Unique words (used once)785
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji713
Unique kanji (used once)300
Unique kanji readings931
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating5.3
MAL rating count149260
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Listeners
Length (in words)20897
Unique words3409
Unique words (used once)1845
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji1136
Unique kanji (used once)309
Unique kanji readings1658
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)16702
Unique words2596
Unique words (used once)1316
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji868
Unique kanji (used once)262
Unique kanji readings1312
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating5.4
MAL rating count394735
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Dies Irae
Length (in words)27385
Unique words3851
Unique words (used once)1978
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1213
Unique kanji (used once)319
Unique kanji readings1826
Difficulty7/10
MAL avg. rating5.4
MAL rating count30848
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Anime
Hakyuu Houshin Engi
Length (in words)33829
Unique words4397
Unique words (used once)2075
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1407
Unique kanji (used once)306
Unique kanji readings2204
Difficulty7/10
MAL avg. rating5.4
MAL rating count3044
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Isekai Cheat Magician
Length (in words)20601
Unique words3449
Unique words (used once)1819
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1135
Unique kanji (used once)319
Unique kanji readings1685
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating5.4
MAL rating count106888
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Anime
Yasashii Lion
Length (in words)962
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)20943
Unique words3488
Unique words (used once)1944
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji1197
Unique kanji (used once)362
Unique kanji readings1758
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating5.6
MAL rating count29339
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Cover of Beast Saga
Anime
Beast Saga
Length (in words)25542
Unique words3789
Unique words (used once)1906
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)5116
Unique words1132
Unique words (used once)619
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)15548
Unique words2460
Unique words (used once)1305
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji928
Unique kanji (used once)268
Unique kanji readings1352
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)16742
Unique words2939
Unique words (used once)1556
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1054
Unique kanji (used once)324
Unique kanji readings1530
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)14663
Unique words2749
Unique words (used once)1532
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji1022
Unique kanji (used once)301
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)16458
Unique words2847
Unique words (used once)1530
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1061
Unique kanji (used once)282
Unique kanji readings1562
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating5.8
MAL rating count2767
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Cover of Battle Spirits: Double Drive
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Battle Spirits: Double Drive
Length (in words)80426
Unique words4665
Unique words (used once)1906
Unique words (used once %)40%
Unique kanji1249
Unique kanji (used once)248
Unique kanji readings1942
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)18775
Unique words2843
Unique words (used once)1461
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji978
Unique kanji (used once)285
Unique kanji readings1382
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)2732
Unique words750
Unique words (used once)411
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji335
Unique kanji (used once)147
Unique kanji readings416
Difficulty3/10
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)19913
Unique words2874
Unique words (used once)1484
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji969
Unique kanji (used once)261
Unique kanji readings1418
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating6.0
MAL rating count18761
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Hero Bank
Length (in words)82160
Unique words7583
Unique words (used once)3571
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1520
Unique kanji (used once)235
Unique kanji readings2567
Difficulty7/10
MAL avg. rating6.0
MAL rating count499
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Cover of Heybot!
Anime
Heybot!
Length (in words)97345
Unique words10131
Unique words (used once)4742
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1794
Unique kanji (used once)279
Unique kanji readings3112
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating6.0
MAL rating count322
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Cover of Mahou Sensou
Anime
Mahou Sensou
Length (in words)16729
Unique words2603
Unique words (used once)1391
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji955
Unique kanji (used once)288
Unique kanji readings1373
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)26539
Unique words3234
Unique words (used once)1523
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1059
Unique kanji (used once)266
Unique kanji readings1484
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating6.0
MAL rating count844
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Cover of Caligula
Anime
Caligula
Length (in words)20234
Unique words3171
Unique words (used once)1616
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1020
Unique kanji (used once)264
Unique kanji readings1502
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating6.0
MAL rating count20533
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Cover of Amnesia
Anime
Amnesia
Length (in words)16784
Unique words2487
Unique words (used once)1299
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji925
Unique kanji (used once)262
Unique kanji readings1336
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating6.0
MAL rating count123883
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Cover of BEM
Anime
BEM
Length (in words)16247
Unique words2900
Unique words (used once)1644
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji1029
Unique kanji (used once)303
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)79484
Unique words7001
Unique words (used once)3296
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1587
Unique kanji (used once)320
Unique kanji readings2611
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)5062
Unique words1483
Unique words (used once)879
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji700
Unique kanji (used once)272
Unique kanji readings943
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)19518
Unique words2702
Unique words (used once)1377
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji996
Unique kanji (used once)293
Unique kanji readings1424
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)13730
Unique words2473
Unique words (used once)1307
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji904
Unique kanji (used once)266
Unique kanji readings1274
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count48052
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Cover of Kitsutsuki Tanteidokoro
Anime
Kitsutsuki Tanteidokoro
Length (in words)19529
Unique words3414
Unique words (used once)1852
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji1297
Unique kanji (used once)385
Unique kanji readings1953
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)14284
Unique words2544
Unique words (used once)1399
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji911
Unique kanji (used once)287
Unique kanji readings1285
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)6009
Unique words1363
Unique words (used once)729
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji519
Unique kanji (used once)196
Unique kanji readings661
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count228
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Cover of DRAMAtical Murder
Anime
DRAMAtical Murder
Length (in words)17727
Unique words2828
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)19545
Unique words3028
Unique words (used once)1610
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1006
Unique kanji (used once)271
Unique kanji readings1461
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)1478
Unique words542
Unique words (used once)343
Unique words (used once %)63%
Unique kanji281
Unique kanji (used once)150
Unique kanji readings321
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count816
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Cover of Revisions
Anime
Revisions
Length (in words)26697
Unique words3549
Unique words (used once)1743
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1094
Unique kanji (used once)230
Unique kanji readings1615
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)4035
Unique words764
Unique words (used once)379
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji377
Unique kanji (used once)162
Unique kanji readings451
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count76777
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Cover of Batman Ninja
Anime
Batman Ninja
Length (in words)3964
Unique words1162
Unique words (used once)703
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji579
Unique kanji (used once)244
Unique kanji readings753
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count23458
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Cover of Future War 198X-nen
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Future War 198X-nen
Length (in words)6911
Unique words1962
Unique words (used once)1206
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)2054
Unique words635
Unique words (used once)386
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji328
Unique kanji (used once)149
Unique kanji readings401
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)88037
Unique words6620
Unique words (used once)2993
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1383
Unique kanji (used once)255
Unique kanji readings2259
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)23066
Unique words3875
Unique words (used once)2036
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1188
Unique kanji (used once)286
Unique kanji readings1770
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)12370
Unique words2173
Unique words (used once)1079
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji778
Unique kanji (used once)269
Unique kanji readings1069
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating6.2
MAL rating count599
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Beatless
Length (in words)45708
Unique words5574
Unique words (used once)2737
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1346
Unique kanji (used once)246
Unique kanji readings2136
Difficulty7/10
MAL avg. rating6.2
MAL rating count37492
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Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai deshou!
Length (in words)16937
Unique words2954
Unique words (used once)1543
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1065
Unique kanji (used once)273
Unique kanji readings1562
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)69460
Unique words5941
Unique words (used once)2725
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1418
Unique kanji (used once)255
Unique kanji readings2261
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating6.2
MAL rating count10532
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Photo Kano
Length (in words)19805
Unique words3045
Unique words (used once)1634
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji987
Unique kanji (used once)265
Unique kanji readings1443
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating6.2
MAL rating count38256
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Hidan no Aria AA
Length (in words)17332
Unique words3026
Unique words (used once)1622
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1123
Unique kanji (used once)328
Unique kanji readings1631
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating6.2
MAL rating count33995
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