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)32518
Unique words4035
Unique words (used once)1989
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1321
Unique kanji (used once)327
Unique kanji readings2063
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating7.2
MAL rating count91094
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Cover of 3-gatsu no Lion
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3-gatsu no Lion
Length (in words)36339
Unique words5180
Unique words (used once)2632
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1327
Unique kanji (used once)285
Unique kanji readings2112
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating8.4
MAL rating count204829
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3-gatsu no Lion S2
Length (in words)33104
Unique words4770
Unique words (used once)2452
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1308
Unique kanji (used once)311
Unique kanji readings2032
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating9.0
MAL rating count145504
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7 Seeds
Length (in words)22659
Unique words3502
Unique words (used once)1876
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1180
Unique kanji (used once)280
Unique kanji readings1766
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating6.6
MAL rating count42500
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7 Seeds S2
Length (in words)22529
Unique words3323
Unique words (used once)1737
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1135
Unique kanji (used once)315
Unique kanji readings1656
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating7.1
MAL rating count22415
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86
Length (in words)19536
Unique words3103
Unique words (used once)1509
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1039
Unique kanji (used once)266
Unique kanji readings1518
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating8.2
MAL rating count147745
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Cover of 86: Eighty Six Part 2
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86: Eighty Six Part 2
Length (in words)21068
Unique words3621
Unique words (used once)1869
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1123
Unique kanji (used once)283
Unique kanji readings1662
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating8.7
MAL rating count155419
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Cover of 91 Days
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91 Days
Length (in words)13545
Unique words2506
Unique words (used once)1404
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji978
Unique kanji (used once)321
Unique kanji readings1396
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating7.8
MAL rating count238349
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Cover of A Channel
Anime
A Channel
Length (in words)16373
Unique words2542
Unique words (used once)1325
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji894
Unique kanji (used once)277
Unique kanji readings1248
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)4927
Unique words1290
Unique words (used once)787
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji608
Unique kanji (used once)276
Unique kanji readings796
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)18922
Unique words3201
Unique words (used once)1724
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1104
Unique kanji (used once)280
Unique kanji readings1606
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)8954
Unique words1801
Unique words (used once)995
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji689
Unique kanji (used once)227
Unique kanji readings932
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count24423
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Cover of Absolute Duo
Anime
Absolute Duo
Length (in words)17794
Unique words2801
Unique words (used once)1442
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji951
Unique kanji (used once)272
Unique kanji readings1380
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating6.5
MAL rating count256666
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Cover of Accel World
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Accel World
Length (in words)41087
Unique words5304
Unique words (used once)2701
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1447
Unique kanji (used once)346
Unique kanji readings2246
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)5112
Unique words1546
Unique words (used once)946
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji724
Unique kanji (used once)292
Unique kanji readings971
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating6.7
MAL rating count24525
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Cover of Acchi Kocchi
Anime
Acchi Kocchi
Length (in words)18137
Unique words3185
Unique words (used once)1796
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji1023
Unique kanji (used once)302
Unique kanji readings1474
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count122004
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Cover of After War Gundam X
Anime
After War Gundam X
Length (in words)53466
Unique words5716
Unique words (used once)2683
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1328
Unique kanji (used once)217
Unique kanji readings2146
Difficulty7/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count12748
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Cover of Aggretsuko
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Aggretsuko
Length (in words)10233
Unique words2157
Unique words (used once)1215
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji847
Unique kanji (used once)272
Unique kanji readings1160
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating7.6
MAL rating count33460
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Cover of Aggretsuko S2
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Aggretsuko S2
Length (in words)11653
Unique words2381
Unique words (used once)1332
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji905
Unique kanji (used once)289
Unique kanji readings1252
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)1579
Unique words614
Unique words (used once)397
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji307
Unique kanji (used once)173
Unique kanji readings358
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count25865
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Cover of Aharen-san wa Hakarenai
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Aharen-san wa Hakarenai
Length (in words)17529
Unique words2778
Unique words (used once)1461
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji984
Unique kanji (used once)276
Unique kanji readings1443
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Ahiru no Sora
Anime
Ahiru no Sora
Length (in words)54969
Unique words4995
Unique words (used once)2269
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1226
Unique kanji (used once)263
Unique kanji readings1903
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count53094
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Cover of Ai Shite Knight
Anime
Ai Shite Knight
Length (in words)67898
Unique words4833
Unique words (used once)2083
Unique words (used once %)43%
Unique kanji1180
Unique kanji (used once)218
Unique kanji readings1840
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating6.7
MAL rating count2603
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Cover of Ai no Wakakusa Monogatari
Anime
Ai no Wakakusa Monogatari
Length (in words)82158
Unique words5077
Unique words (used once)2089
Unique words (used once %)41%
Unique kanji1237
Unique kanji (used once)201
Unique kanji readings1959
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)35284
Unique words4027
Unique words (used once)1860
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1124
Unique kanji (used once)271
Unique kanji readings1690
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating6.9
MAL rating count1084
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Cover of Ajin
Anime
Ajin
Length (in words)19142
Unique words3168
Unique words (used once)1650
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1089
Unique kanji (used once)265
Unique kanji readings1603
Difficulty7/10
MAL avg. rating7.4
MAL rating count236004
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Cover of Ajin S2
Anime
Ajin S2
Length (in words)18552
Unique words3258
Unique words (used once)1631
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1108
Unique kanji (used once)240
Unique kanji readings1621
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)40381
Unique words4521
Unique words (used once)2128
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1354
Unique kanji (used once)269
Unique kanji readings2185
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)1756
Unique words636
Unique words (used once)420
Unique words (used once %)66%
Unique kanji333
Unique kanji (used once)177
Unique kanji readings405
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count30863
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Cover of Akage no Anne
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Akage no Anne
Length (in words)95252
Unique words7056
Unique words (used once)3123
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1451
Unique kanji (used once)212
Unique kanji readings2380
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)40468
Unique words5452
Unique words (used once)2741
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1452
Unique kanji (used once)308
Unique kanji readings2305
Difficulty7/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count981447
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Cover of Akanesasu Shoujo
Anime
Akanesasu Shoujo
Length (in words)20790
Unique words3093
Unique words (used once)1661
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1086
Unique kanji (used once)317
Unique kanji readings1545
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating6.4
MAL rating count9249
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Cover of Akatsuki no Yona
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Akatsuki no Yona
Length (in words)40423
Unique words4875
Unique words (used once)2404
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1491
Unique kanji (used once)335
Unique kanji readings2462
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating8.0
MAL rating count314921
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Cover of Akebi-chan no Sailor Fuku
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Akebi-chan no Sailor Fuku
Length (in words)14414
Unique words2379
Unique words (used once)1279
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji858
Unique kanji (used once)263
Unique kanji readings1188
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.8
MAL rating count47682
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Cover of Akira
Anime
Akira
Length (in words)6619
Unique words1623
Unique words (used once)974
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji763
Unique kanji (used once)286
Unique kanji readings1012
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)11290
Unique words1796
Unique words (used once)934
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji755
Unique kanji (used once)266
Unique kanji readings1021
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.2
MAL rating count60520
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Cover of Akudama Drive
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Akudama Drive
Length (in words)21642
Unique words3148
Unique words (used once)1613
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1063
Unique kanji (used once)267
Unique kanji readings1551
Difficulty6/10
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Cover of Akuma no Riddle
Anime
Akuma no Riddle
Length (in words)19409
Unique words3089
Unique words (used once)1610
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1082
Unique kanji (used once)294
Unique kanji readings1558
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating6.6
MAL rating count109791
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Cover of Aldnoah Zero
Anime
Aldnoah Zero
Length (in words)16261
Unique words3376
Unique words (used once)1870
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji1257
Unique kanji (used once)318
Unique kanji readings1905
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)17941
Unique words3528
Unique words (used once)1901
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1250
Unique kanji (used once)324
Unique kanji readings1913
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)3493
Unique words1006
Unique words (used once)599
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji557
Unique kanji (used once)258
Unique kanji readings697
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)15620
Unique words2282
Unique words (used once)1185
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji775
Unique kanji (used once)233
Unique kanji readings1075
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count107973
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Cover of Amagami SS
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Amagami SS
Length (in words)43941
Unique words4323
Unique words (used once)2065
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1161
Unique kanji (used once)242
Unique kanji readings1777
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Amagami SS+ Plus
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Amagami SS+ Plus
Length (in words)20056
Unique words2817
Unique words (used once)1388
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji967
Unique kanji (used once)262
Unique kanji readings1366
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.4
MAL rating count84331
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Cover of Amagi Brilliant Park
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Amagi Brilliant Park
Length (in words)22901
Unique words4033
Unique words (used once)2230
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji1195
Unique kanji (used once)307
Unique kanji readings1793
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count289913
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Cover of Amnesia
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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 Angel Beats
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Angel Beats
Length (in words)27151
Unique words4120
Unique words (used once)2217
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1285
Unique kanji (used once)371
Unique kanji readings1992
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating8.1
MAL rating count1056218
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Angel Heart
Length (in words)65386
Unique words6191
Unique words (used once)2986
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1426
Unique kanji (used once)245
Unique kanji readings2322
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count4369
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Angolmois: Genkou Kassenki
Length (in words)20189
Unique words3751
Unique words (used once)2058
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji1246
Unique kanji (used once)334
Unique kanji readings1934
Difficulty7/10
MAL avg. rating7.1
MAL rating count21268
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Cover of Ano Natsu de Matteru
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Ano Natsu de Matteru
Length (in words)19345
Unique words2652
Unique words (used once)1378
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji975
Unique kanji (used once)284
Unique kanji readings1386
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count154314
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