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)34341
Unique words4089
Unique words (used once)1993
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1332
Unique kanji (used once)324
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating7.2
MAL rating count91094
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3-gatsu no Lion
Length (in words)36224
Unique words5199
Unique words (used once)2636
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1321
Unique kanji (used once)283
Difficulty5/10
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)32894
Unique words4766
Unique words (used once)2448
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)22645
Unique words3501
Unique words (used once)1879
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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Cover of 7 Seeds S2
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7 Seeds S2
Length (in words)22540
Unique words3333
Unique words (used once)1741
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1129
Unique kanji (used once)313
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating7.1
MAL rating count22415
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Cover of 91 Days
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91 Days
Length (in words)13643
Unique words2563
Unique words (used once)1447
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji1001
Unique kanji (used once)332
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating7.8
MAL rating count238349
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Anime
A Channel
Length (in words)16382
Unique words2556
Unique words (used once)1346
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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A Letter to Momo
Length (in words)4955
Unique words1291
Unique words (used once)790
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji607
Unique kanji (used once)278
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.6
MAL rating count29017
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Cover of A.I.C.O. Incarnation
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A.I.C.O. Incarnation
Length (in words)18819
Unique words3211
Unique words (used once)1735
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji1098
Unique kanji (used once)277
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)8838
Unique words1793
Unique words (used once)990
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
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Absolute Duo
Length (in words)17725
Unique words2820
Unique words (used once)1465
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji949
Unique kanji (used once)273
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating6.5
MAL rating count256666
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Cover of Accel World
Anime
Accel World
Length (in words)40975
Unique words5337
Unique words (used once)2729
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1444
Unique kanji (used once)345
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)5107
Unique words1539
Unique words (used once)942
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji722
Unique kanji (used once)291
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating6.7
MAL rating count24525
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Cover of Acchi Kocchi
Anime
Acchi Kocchi
Length (in words)18143
Unique words3184
Unique words (used once)1793
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji1021
Unique kanji (used once)304
Difficulty4/10
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)53331
Unique words5742
Unique words (used once)2694
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1328
Unique kanji (used once)217
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count12748
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Cover of Aggretsuko
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Aggretsuko
Length (in words)10273
Unique words2165
Unique words (used once)1226
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji845
Unique kanji (used once)270
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating7.6
MAL rating count33460
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Cover of Aggretsuko S2
Anime
Aggretsuko S2
Length (in words)11634
Unique words2386
Unique words (used once)1338
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)1571
Unique words615
Unique words (used once)399
Unique words (used once %)64%
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
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Ahiru no Sora
Length (in words)54709
Unique words5018
Unique words (used once)2292
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1219
Unique kanji (used once)264
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)66948
Unique words4843
Unique words (used once)2076
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)82094
Unique words5087
Unique words (used once)2086
Unique words (used once %)41%
Unique kanji1237
Unique kanji (used once)201
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.4
MAL rating count2408
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Cover of Aikatsu on Parade!
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Aikatsu on Parade!
Length (in words)35403
Unique words4031
Unique words (used once)1866
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1117
Unique kanji (used once)266
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating6.9
MAL rating count1084
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Cover of Ajin
Anime
Ajin
Length (in words)18861
Unique words3174
Unique words (used once)1666
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1081
Unique kanji (used once)263
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating7.4
MAL rating count236004
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Cover of Ajin S2
Anime
Ajin S2
Length (in words)18335
Unique words3235
Unique words (used once)1620
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1095
Unique kanji (used once)241
Difficulty7/10
MAL avg. rating7.6
MAL rating count138935
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Cover of Akagami no Shirayukihime
Anime
Akagami no Shirayukihime
Length (in words)40412
Unique words4541
Unique words (used once)2130
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)1757
Unique words636
Unique words (used once)424
Unique words (used once %)66%
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)94891
Unique words7038
Unique words (used once)3117
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1451
Unique kanji (used once)212
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count6857
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Cover of Akame ga Kill
Anime
Akame ga Kill
Length (in words)40490
Unique words5474
Unique words (used once)2753
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1452
Unique kanji (used once)309
Difficulty7/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count981447
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Cover of Akanesasu Shoujo
Anime
Akanesasu Shoujo
Length (in words)20676
Unique words3097
Unique words (used once)1668
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1078
Unique kanji (used once)318
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)40567
Unique words4887
Unique words (used once)2407
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1493
Unique kanji (used once)335
Difficulty7/10
MAL avg. rating8.0
MAL rating count314921
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Cover of Akira
Anime
Akira
Length (in words)6629
Unique words1627
Unique words (used once)980
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji762
Unique kanji (used once)286
Difficulty6/10
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)11177
Unique words1789
Unique words (used once)926
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
Anime
Akuma no Riddle
Length (in words)19058
Unique words3089
Unique words (used once)1630
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1075
Unique kanji (used once)294
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating6.6
MAL rating count109791
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Cover of Aldnoah Zero
Anime
Aldnoah Zero
Length (in words)16230
Unique words3374
Unique words (used once)1874
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
Anime
Aldnoah Zero S2
Length (in words)17926
Unique words3527
Unique words (used once)1904
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1249
Unique kanji (used once)325
Difficulty8/10
MAL avg. rating6.9
MAL rating count168230
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Cover of Altered Carbon: Resleeved
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Altered Carbon: Resleeved
Length (in words)3508
Unique words1007
Unique words (used once)598
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
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Amaama to Inazuma
Length (in words)15619
Unique words2301
Unique words (used once)1205
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji772
Unique kanji (used once)234
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count107973
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Cover of Amagi Brilliant Park
Anime
Amagi Brilliant Park
Length (in words)22767
Unique words4039
Unique words (used once)2236
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
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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 Angel Beats
Anime
Angel Beats
Length (in words)27101
Unique words4144
Unique words (used once)2226
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1280
Unique kanji (used once)369
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating8.1
MAL rating count1056218
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Cover of Angel Heart
Anime
Angel Heart
Length (in words)65159
Unique words6198
Unique words (used once)2986
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)20206
Unique words3754
Unique words (used once)2064
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)19286
Unique words2700
Unique words (used once)1425
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji987
Unique kanji (used once)292
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count154314
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Cover of Anohana - The Flower We Saw That Day
Anime
Anohana - The Flower We Saw That Day
Length (in words)15731
Unique words2205
Unique words (used once)1165
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji773
Unique kanji (used once)257
Difficulty4/10
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)6194
Unique words1203
Unique words (used once)658
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)17279
Unique words2455
Unique words (used once)1235
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji951
Unique kanji (used once)286
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count789168
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Cover of Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
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Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
Length (in words)41927
Unique words6225
Unique words (used once)3297
Unique words (used once %)52%
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)13954
Unique words2139
Unique words (used once)1040
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji758
Unique kanji (used once)217
Difficulty3/10
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)45203
Unique words5739
Unique words (used once)2882
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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Ao no Exorcist - Kyoto Fujouou-hen
Length (in words)20927
Unique words3248
Unique words (used once)1668
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1081
Unique kanji (used once)256
Difficulty7/10
MAL avg. rating7.4
MAL rating count307636
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