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
Anime
Pupa
Length (in words)1571
Unique words599
Unique words (used once)372
Unique words (used once %)62%
Unique kanji360
Unique kanji (used once)200
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)1971
Unique words648
Unique words (used once)393
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji357
Unique kanji (used once)171
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)6513
Unique words1410
Unique words (used once)786
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji710
Unique kanji (used once)301
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating5.3
MAL rating count149260
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Cover of Listeners
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Listeners
Length (in words)20872
Unique words3409
Unique words (used once)1849
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji1136
Unique kanji (used once)309
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating5.4
MAL rating count14039
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Cover of Dies Irae
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Dies Irae
Length (in words)27140
Unique words3854
Unique words (used once)1986
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1212
Unique kanji (used once)319
Difficulty7/10
MAL avg. rating5.4
MAL rating count30848
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Cover of Hakyuu Houshin Engi
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Hakyuu Houshin Engi
Length (in words)33503
Unique words4382
Unique words (used once)2071
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1397
Unique kanji (used once)308
Difficulty7/10
MAL avg. rating5.4
MAL rating count3044
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Cover of Isekai Cheat Magician
Anime
Isekai Cheat Magician
Length (in words)20572
Unique words3452
Unique words (used once)1818
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1134
Unique kanji (used once)319
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating5.4
MAL rating count106888
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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
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating5.5
MAL rating count286
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Cover of Hatsukoi Monster
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Hatsukoi Monster
Length (in words)20800
Unique words3492
Unique words (used once)1954
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji1193
Unique kanji (used once)364
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating5.6
MAL rating count29339
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Cover of Beast Saga
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Beast Saga
Length (in words)25463
Unique words3801
Unique words (used once)1921
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1123
Unique kanji (used once)256
Difficulty4/10
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)5109
Unique words1129
Unique words (used once)620
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji514
Unique kanji (used once)198
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)15436
Unique words2456
Unique words (used once)1311
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji925
Unique kanji (used once)268
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating5.8
MAL rating count10854
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Cover of Swordgai The Animation
Anime
Swordgai The Animation
Length (in words)16650
Unique words2937
Unique words (used once)1565
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1046
Unique kanji (used once)326
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating5.8
MAL rating count24183
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Cover of Fairy Gone
Anime
Fairy Gone
Length (in words)14639
Unique words2753
Unique words (used once)1534
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji1022
Unique kanji (used once)302
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)16378
Unique words2845
Unique words (used once)1536
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1060
Unique kanji (used once)283
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)80201
Unique words4675
Unique words (used once)1913
Unique words (used once %)40%
Unique kanji1245
Unique kanji (used once)246
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating5.8
MAL rating count203
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Cover of Twin Angel Break
Anime
Twin Angel Break
Length (in words)18713
Unique words2837
Unique words (used once)1458
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji976
Unique kanji (used once)286
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)411
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji335
Unique kanji (used once)147
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)19891
Unique words2880
Unique words (used once)1492
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji967
Unique kanji (used once)262
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating6.0
MAL rating count18761
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Cover of Hero Bank
Anime
Hero Bank
Length (in words)81884
Unique words7602
Unique words (used once)3579
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1516
Unique kanji (used once)235
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating6.0
MAL rating count499
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Cover of Heybot!
Anime
Heybot!
Length (in words)96897
Unique words10153
Unique words (used once)4746
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1794
Unique kanji (used once)279
Difficulty7/10
MAL avg. rating6.0
MAL rating count322
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Cover of Mahou Sensou
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Mahou Sensou
Length (in words)16400
Unique words2602
Unique words (used once)1398
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji951
Unique kanji (used once)289
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)26463
Unique words3228
Unique words (used once)1516
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1047
Unique kanji (used once)266
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating6.0
MAL rating count844
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Cover of Caligula
Anime
Caligula
Length (in words)20186
Unique words3168
Unique words (used once)1618
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1011
Unique kanji (used once)261
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating6.0
MAL rating count20533
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Cover of Amnesia
Anime
Amnesia
Length (in words)28377
Unique words3309
Unique words (used once)1553
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1144
Unique kanji (used once)270
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating6.0
MAL rating count123883
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Cover of BEM
Anime
BEM
Length (in words)16212
Unique words2908
Unique words (used once)1657
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji1029
Unique kanji (used once)304
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)79285
Unique words7008
Unique words (used once)3296
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1584
Unique kanji (used once)324
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)5027
Unique words1471
Unique words (used once)875
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji696
Unique kanji (used once)275
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count890
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Cover of Brothers Conflict
Anime
Brothers Conflict
Length (in words)19266
Unique words2710
Unique words (used once)1388
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji994
Unique kanji (used once)293
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count79840
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Cover of Gunjou no Magmel
Anime
Gunjou no Magmel
Length (in words)13717
Unique words2481
Unique words (used once)1313
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji903
Unique kanji (used once)265
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count48052
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Cover of Kitsutsuki Tanteidokoro
Anime
Kitsutsuki Tanteidokoro
Length (in words)19383
Unique words3398
Unique words (used once)1838
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji1290
Unique kanji (used once)387
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count5385
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Cover of Blade x Soul
Anime
Blade x Soul
Length (in words)14243
Unique words2545
Unique words (used once)1406
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji911
Unique kanji (used once)289
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)5987
Unique words1364
Unique words (used once)733
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji519
Unique kanji (used once)196
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count228
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Cover of DRAMAtical Murder
Anime
DRAMAtical Murder
Length (in words)17602
Unique words2832
Unique words (used once)1502
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1019
Unique kanji (used once)287
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count59441
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Cover of Dive!!
Anime
Dive!!
Length (in words)19488
Unique words3019
Unique words (used once)1608
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1002
Unique kanji (used once)271
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)1469
Unique words538
Unique words (used once)340
Unique words (used once %)63%
Unique kanji279
Unique kanji (used once)150
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count816
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Cover of Revisions
Anime
Revisions
Length (in words)26638
Unique words3547
Unique words (used once)1743
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1090
Unique kanji (used once)228
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?
Anime
Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?
Length (in words)4014
Unique words756
Unique words (used once)375
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji365
Unique kanji (used once)153
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count76777
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Cover of Batman Ninja
Anime
Batman Ninja
Length (in words)3942
Unique words1156
Unique words (used once)699
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji576
Unique kanji (used once)244
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 words1960
Unique words (used once)1203
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji859
Unique kanji (used once)291
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)2045
Unique words634
Unique words (used once)385
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji328
Unique kanji (used once)151
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count1465
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Cover of Battle Spirits: Heroes
Anime
Battle Spirits: Heroes
Length (in words)87673
Unique words6623
Unique words (used once)2992
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1381
Unique kanji (used once)261
Difficulty7/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count469
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Cover of Infinite Dendrogram
Anime
Infinite Dendrogram
Length (in words)23040
Unique words3881
Unique words (used once)2049
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1187
Unique kanji (used once)287
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating6.2
MAL rating count51831
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Cover of Kyouryuu Shoujo Gauko
Anime
Kyouryuu Shoujo Gauko
Length (in words)12320
Unique words2175
Unique words (used once)1083
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji776
Unique kanji (used once)270
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating6.2
MAL rating count599
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Cover of Beatless
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Beatless
Length (in words)45501
Unique words5576
Unique words (used once)2737
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1344
Unique kanji (used once)246
Difficulty7/10
MAL avg. rating6.2
MAL rating count37492
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Cover of Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai deshou!
Anime
Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai deshou!
Length (in words)16929
Unique words2949
Unique words (used once)1541
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1064
Unique kanji (used once)273
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)69084
Unique words5969
Unique words (used once)2736
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1417
Unique kanji (used once)254
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating6.2
MAL rating count10532
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Cover of Photo Kano
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Photo Kano
Length (in words)19792
Unique words3045
Unique words (used once)1629
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji983
Unique kanji (used once)263
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating6.2
MAL rating count38256
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Cover of Hidan no Aria AA
Anime
Hidan no Aria AA
Length (in words)17279
Unique words3025
Unique words (used once)1624
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1121
Unique kanji (used once)329
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating6.2
MAL rating count33995
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Junod
Length (in words)4178
Unique words1238
Unique words (used once)735
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji651
Unique kanji (used once)251
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating6.2
MAL rating count158
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