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 07-Ghost
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07-Ghost
Length (in words)32462
Unique words4039
Unique words (used once)1993
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1321
Unique kanji (used once)327
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating7.2
MAL rating count91094
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3-gatsu no Lion
Length (in words)36117
Unique words5182
Unique words (used once)2628
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1321
Unique kanji (used once)283
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating8.4
MAL rating count204829
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Cover of 3-gatsu no Lion S2
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3-gatsu no Lion S2
Length (in words)32836
Unique words4763
Unique words (used once)2449
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1301
Unique kanji (used once)311
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating9.0
MAL rating count145504
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Cover of 7 Seeds
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7 Seeds
Length (in words)22576
Unique words3490
Unique words (used once)1868
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1176
Unique kanji (used once)278
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating6.6
MAL rating count42500
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7 Seeds S2
Length (in words)22447
Unique words3326
Unique words (used once)1739
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1130
Unique kanji (used once)314
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating7.1
MAL rating count22415
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86
Length (in words)19630
Unique words3109
Unique words (used once)1516
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1037
Unique kanji (used once)264
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating8.2
MAL rating count147745
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Cover of 91 Days
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91 Days
Length (in words)13454
Unique words2508
Unique words (used once)1408
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji978
Unique kanji (used once)321
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating7.8
MAL rating count238349
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A Channel
Length (in words)16416
Unique words2545
Unique words (used once)1332
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji893
Unique kanji (used once)277
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.9
MAL rating count38437
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Cover of A Letter to Momo
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A Letter to Momo
Length (in words)4930
Unique words1289
Unique words (used once)788
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji607
Unique kanji (used once)278
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.6
MAL rating count29017
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Cover of A.I.C.O. Incarnation
Anime
A.I.C.O. Incarnation
Length (in words)18799
Unique words3195
Unique words (used once)1725
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1099
Unique kanji (used once)278
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating6.6
MAL rating count39874
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Cover of Aa! Megami-sama! OVA
Anime
Aa! Megami-sama! OVA
Length (in words)8832
Unique words1794
Unique words (used once)992
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji686
Unique kanji (used once)228
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count24423
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Cover of Absolute Duo
Anime
Absolute Duo
Length (in words)17704
Unique words2809
Unique words (used once)1454
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji949
Unique kanji (used once)273
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating6.5
MAL rating count256666
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Cover of Accel World
Anime
Accel World
Length (in words)40935
Unique words5316
Unique words (used once)2715
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1443
Unique kanji (used once)346
Difficulty7/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count330576
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Cover of Accel World Infinite Burst
Anime
Accel World Infinite Burst
Length (in words)5104
Unique words1541
Unique words (used once)944
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji722
Unique kanji (used once)291
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating6.7
MAL rating count24525
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Cover of Acchi Kocchi
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Acchi Kocchi
Length (in words)18151
Unique words3185
Unique words (used once)1795
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji1021
Unique kanji (used once)304
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count122004
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Cover of After War Gundam X
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After War Gundam X
Length (in words)53275
Unique words5730
Unique words (used once)2689
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1328
Unique kanji (used once)217
Difficulty7/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count12748
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Cover of Aggretsuko
Anime
Aggretsuko
Length (in words)10219
Unique words2159
Unique words (used once)1217
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji846
Unique kanji (used once)271
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating7.6
MAL rating count33460
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Cover of Aggretsuko S2
Anime
Aggretsuko S2
Length (in words)11608
Unique words2383
Unique words (used once)1336
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji903
Unique kanji (used once)288
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating7.8
MAL rating count52160
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Cover of Aggretsuko: We Wish You A Metal Christmas
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Aggretsuko: We Wish You A Metal Christmas
Length (in words)1569
Unique words615
Unique words (used once)400
Unique words (used once %)65%
Unique kanji307
Unique kanji (used once)173
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count25865
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Cover of Ahiru no Sora
Anime
Ahiru no Sora
Length (in words)54614
Unique words4991
Unique words (used once)2269
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1220
Unique kanji (used once)265
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count53094
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Cover of Ai Shite Knight
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Ai Shite Knight
Length (in words)67135
Unique words4848
Unique words (used once)2084
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji1174
Unique kanji (used once)215
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating6.7
MAL rating count2603
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Cover of Ai no Wakakusa Monogatari
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Ai no Wakakusa Monogatari
Length (in words)82016
Unique words5097
Unique words (used once)2103
Unique words (used once %)41%
Unique kanji1237
Unique kanji (used once)201
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating7.4
MAL rating count2408
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Cover of Aikatsu on Parade!
Anime
Aikatsu on Parade!
Length (in words)35372
Unique words4031
Unique words (used once)1854
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1117
Unique kanji (used once)266
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating6.9
MAL rating count1084
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Cover of Ajin
Anime
Ajin
Length (in words)18818
Unique words3165
Unique words (used once)1657
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1081
Unique kanji (used once)263
Difficulty7/10
MAL avg. rating7.4
MAL rating count236004
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Cover of Ajin S2
Anime
Ajin S2
Length (in words)18341
Unique words3245
Unique words (used once)1625
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1095
Unique kanji (used once)241
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating7.6
MAL rating count138935
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Cover of Akagami no Shirayukihime
Anime
Akagami no Shirayukihime
Length (in words)40347
Unique words4518
Unique words (used once)2122
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1353
Unique kanji (used once)268
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating7.8
MAL rating count247685
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Cover of Akagami no Shirayukihime OVA
Anime
Akagami no Shirayukihime OVA
Length (in words)1753
Unique words634
Unique words (used once)418
Unique words (used once %)65%
Unique kanji333
Unique kanji (used once)177
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count30863
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Cover of Akage no Anne
Anime
Akage no Anne
Length (in words)95140
Unique words7057
Unique words (used once)3124
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1451
Unique kanji (used once)212
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count6857
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Cover of Akame ga Kill
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Akame ga Kill
Length (in words)40397
Unique words5460
Unique words (used once)2747
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1452
Unique kanji (used once)309
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count981447
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Cover of Akanesasu Shoujo
Anime
Akanesasu Shoujo
Length (in words)20631
Unique words3088
Unique words (used once)1668
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji1078
Unique kanji (used once)317
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating6.4
MAL rating count9249
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Cover of Akatsuki no Yona
Anime
Akatsuki no Yona
Length (in words)40292
Unique words4876
Unique words (used once)2408
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1490
Unique kanji (used once)334
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating8.0
MAL rating count314921
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Cover of Akira
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Akira
Length (in words)6606
Unique words1627
Unique words (used once)977
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji762
Unique kanji (used once)286
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating8.2
MAL rating count380269
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Cover of Aku no Hana
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Aku no Hana
Length (in words)11172
Unique words1781
Unique words (used once)922
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji744
Unique kanji (used once)259
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.2
MAL rating count60520
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Cover of Akuma no Riddle
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Akuma no Riddle
Length (in words)19051
Unique words3078
Unique words (used once)1618
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1075
Unique kanji (used once)294
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating6.6
MAL rating count109791
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Cover of Aldnoah Zero
Anime
Aldnoah Zero
Length (in words)16222
Unique words3373
Unique words (used once)1870
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji1252
Unique kanji (used once)317
Difficulty7/10
MAL avg. rating7.4
MAL rating count249028
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Cover of Aldnoah Zero S2
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Aldnoah Zero S2
Length (in words)17921
Unique words3527
Unique words (used once)1901
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1249
Unique kanji (used once)324
Difficulty7/10
MAL avg. rating6.9
MAL rating count168230
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Cover of Altered Carbon: Resleeved
Anime
Altered Carbon: Resleeved
Length (in words)3485
Unique words1007
Unique words (used once)599
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji557
Unique kanji (used once)258
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating6.5
MAL rating count4119
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Cover of Amaama to Inazuma
Anime
Amaama to Inazuma
Length (in words)15570
Unique words2289
Unique words (used once)1194
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji772
Unique kanji (used once)234
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count107973
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Cover of Amagi Brilliant Park
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Amagi Brilliant Park
Length (in words)22717
Unique words4030
Unique words (used once)2227
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji1192
Unique kanji (used once)310
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count289913
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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 Angel Beats
Anime
Angel Beats
Length (in words)27071
Unique words4130
Unique words (used once)2222
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1278
Unique kanji (used once)368
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating8.1
MAL rating count1056218
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Cover of Angel Heart
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Angel Heart
Length (in words)65066
Unique words6190
Unique words (used once)2993
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1419
Unique kanji (used once)249
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count4369
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Cover of Angolmois: Genkou Kassenki
Anime
Angolmois: Genkou Kassenki
Length (in words)20149
Unique words3733
Unique words (used once)2053
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji1240
Unique kanji (used once)331
Difficulty7/10
MAL avg. rating7.1
MAL rating count21268
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Cover of Ano Natsu de Matteru
Anime
Ano Natsu de Matteru
Length (in words)19204
Unique words2658
Unique words (used once)1387
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji972
Unique kanji (used once)282
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count154314
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Cover of Anohana - The Flower We Saw That Day
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Anohana - The Flower We Saw That Day
Length (in words)15662
Unique words2196
Unique words (used once)1165
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji773
Unique kanji (used once)257
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating8.4
MAL rating count786769
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Cover of Anohana - The Flower We Saw That Day: The Movie
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Anohana - The Flower We Saw That Day: The Movie
Length (in words)6183
Unique words1204
Unique words (used once)660
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji462
Unique kanji (used once)167
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.9
MAL rating count114179
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Another
Length (in words)17265
Unique words2441
Unique words (used once)1230
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji951
Unique kanji (used once)286
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count789168
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Cover of Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
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Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
Length (in words)41847
Unique words6202
Unique words (used once)3300
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1454
Unique kanji (used once)288
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating8.1
MAL rating count833758
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Cover of Ao Haru Ride
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Ao Haru Ride
Length (in words)13921
Unique words2131
Unique words (used once)1037
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji758
Unique kanji (used once)217
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count365268
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Cover of Ao no Exorcist
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Ao no Exorcist
Length (in words)45217
Unique words5734
Unique words (used once)2877
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1534
Unique kanji (used once)328
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating7.6
MAL rating count920391
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