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)1572
Unique words599
Unique words (used once)373
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)1976
Unique words649
Unique words (used once)394
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji357
Unique kanji (used once)171
Difficulty2/10
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 words1406
Unique words (used once)783
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji710
Unique kanji (used once)301
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating5.3
MAL rating count149260
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Listeners
Length (in words)22517
Unique words3639
Unique words (used once)1964
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1204
Unique kanji (used once)323
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating5.4
MAL rating count14039
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Cover of Dies Irae
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Dies Irae
Length (in words)27174
Unique words3867
Unique words (used once)1987
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1211
Unique kanji (used once)319
Difficulty8/10
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)33553
Unique words4394
Unique words (used once)2083
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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Anime
Isekai Cheat Magician
Length (in words)20600
Unique words3463
Unique words (used once)1832
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 words340
Unique words (used once)209
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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Hatsukoi Monster
Length (in words)20875
Unique words3496
Unique words (used once)1963
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji1192
Unique kanji (used once)362
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating5.6
MAL rating count29339
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Cover of Beast Saga
Anime
Beast Saga
Length (in words)25502
Unique words3817
Unique words (used once)1936
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1123
Unique kanji (used once)256
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)5114
Unique words1133
Unique words (used once)627
Unique words (used once %)55%
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)15478
Unique words2471
Unique words (used once)1325
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)16697
Unique words2945
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)14604
Unique words2753
Unique words (used once)1536
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)16320
Unique words2916
Unique words (used once)1571
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1088
Unique kanji (used once)274
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)80238
Unique words4695
Unique words (used once)1924
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)18680
Unique words2843
Unique words (used once)1466
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji976
Unique kanji (used once)286
Difficulty5/10
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)2707
Unique words748
Unique words (used once)411
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji335
Unique kanji (used once)147
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)19926
Unique words2890
Unique words (used once)1492
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji967
Unique kanji (used once)262
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating6.0
MAL rating count18761
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Cover of Hero Bank
Anime
Hero Bank
Length (in words)82025
Unique words7620
Unique words (used once)3575
Unique words (used once %)46%
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)97145
Unique words10113
Unique words (used once)4709
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
Anime
Mahou Sensou
Length (in words)16484
Unique words2606
Unique words (used once)1397
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji951
Unique kanji (used once)289
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating6.0
MAL rating count98267
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Cover of Shinya! Tensai Bakabon
Anime
Shinya! Tensai Bakabon
Length (in words)26594
Unique words3228
Unique words (used once)1515
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)20210
Unique words3171
Unique words (used once)1621
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1011
Unique kanji (used once)261
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating6.0
MAL rating count20533
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Cover of Amnesia
Anime
Amnesia
Length (in words)29534
Unique words3363
Unique words (used once)1570
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1152
Unique kanji (used once)265
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating6.0
MAL rating count123883
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Cover of BEM
Anime
BEM
Length (in words)16165
Unique words2910
Unique words (used once)1655
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)79416
Unique words7027
Unique words (used once)3296
Unique words (used once %)46%
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)5050
Unique words1477
Unique words (used once)879
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji696
Unique kanji (used once)275
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count890
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Cover of Brothers Conflict
Anime
Brothers Conflict
Length (in words)19326
Unique words2726
Unique words (used once)1396
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)13755
Unique words2481
Unique words (used once)1312
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)19401
Unique words3411
Unique words (used once)1848
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji1289
Unique kanji (used once)386
Difficulty7/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count5385
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Cover of Blade x Soul
Anime
Blade x Soul
Length (in words)14272
Unique words2552
Unique words (used once)1418
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji911
Unique kanji (used once)289
Difficulty6/10
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)5986
Unique words1365
Unique words (used once)734
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji519
Unique kanji (used once)196
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count228
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Cover of DRAMAtical Murder
Anime
DRAMAtical Murder
Length (in words)17776
Unique words2850
Unique words (used once)1504
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1026
Unique kanji (used once)286
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count59441
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Cover of Dive!!
Anime
Dive!!
Length (in words)19508
Unique words3036
Unique words (used once)1620
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1002
Unique kanji (used once)271
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count13712
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Cover of Great Mazinger tai Getter Robo
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Great Mazinger tai Getter Robo
Length (in words)1473
Unique words542
Unique words (used once)343
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)26729
Unique words3552
Unique words (used once)1743
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1090
Unique kanji (used once)228
Difficulty7/10
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)4013
Unique words762
Unique words (used once)381
Unique words (used once %)50%
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)3963
Unique words1157
Unique words (used once)700
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)6841
Unique words1950
Unique words (used once)1196
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)2049
Unique words635
Unique words (used once)384
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji328
Unique kanji (used once)151
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count1465
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Cover of Battle Spirits: Heroes
Anime
Battle Spirits: Heroes
Length (in words)87587
Unique words6623
Unique words (used once)2995
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)23037
Unique words3877
Unique words (used once)2043
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)12331
Unique words2172
Unique words (used once)1077
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)45563
Unique words5591
Unique words (used once)2735
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1344
Unique kanji (used once)246
Difficulty8/10
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)16902
Unique words2959
Unique words (used once)1544
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
Anime
Kodai Ouja Kyouryuu King
Length (in words)69193
Unique words5973
Unique words (used once)2742
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)19900
Unique words3053
Unique words (used once)1641
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)17344
Unique words3027
Unique words (used once)1628
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1120
Unique kanji (used once)328
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating6.2
MAL rating count33995
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Junod
Length (in words)4118
Unique words1233
Unique words (used once)737
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji651
Unique kanji (used once)251
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating6.2
MAL rating count158
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