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)32458
Unique words4031
Unique words (used once)1986
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1321
Unique kanji (used once)327
Unique kanji readings2065
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)36101
Unique words5155
Unique words (used once)2615
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1321
Unique kanji (used once)283
Unique kanji readings2093
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)32839
Unique words4748
Unique words (used once)2443
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1301
Unique kanji (used once)311
Unique kanji readings2017
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating9.0
MAL rating count145504
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7 Seeds
Length (in words)22547
Unique words3491
Unique words (used once)1868
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1176
Unique kanji (used once)278
Unique kanji readings1758
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating6.6
MAL rating count42500
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7 Seeds S2
Length (in words)22439
Unique words3319
Unique words (used once)1732
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1130
Unique kanji (used once)314
Unique kanji readings1648
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating7.1
MAL rating count22415
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86
Length (in words)19625
Unique words3102
Unique words (used once)1509
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1037
Unique kanji (used once)264
Unique kanji readings1515
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)21162
Unique words3613
Unique words (used once)1861
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1122
Unique kanji (used once)282
Unique kanji readings1661
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)13448
Unique words2503
Unique words (used once)1403
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji978
Unique kanji (used once)321
Unique kanji readings1399
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating7.8
MAL rating count238349
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Anime
A Channel
Length (in words)16340
Unique words2539
Unique words (used once)1326
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji893
Unique kanji (used once)277
Unique kanji readings1246
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)4922
Unique words1287
Unique words (used once)788
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji607
Unique kanji (used once)278
Unique kanji readings794
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)18808
Unique words3190
Unique words (used once)1720
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1099
Unique kanji (used once)278
Unique kanji readings1597
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)8831
Unique words1793
Unique words (used once)989
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji686
Unique kanji (used once)228
Unique kanji readings927
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count24423
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Cover of Absolute Duo
Anime
Absolute Duo
Length (in words)17710
Unique words2799
Unique words (used once)1445
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji949
Unique kanji (used once)273
Unique kanji readings1378
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)40954
Unique words5302
Unique words (used once)2708
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1443
Unique kanji (used once)346
Unique kanji readings2238
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)5105
Unique words1541
Unique words (used once)942
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji722
Unique kanji (used once)291
Unique kanji readings965
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 words3172
Unique words (used once)1790
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji1021
Unique kanji (used once)304
Unique kanji readings1470
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)53283
Unique words5709
Unique words (used once)2680
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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Aggretsuko
Length (in words)10208
Unique words2156
Unique words (used once)1214
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji846
Unique kanji (used once)271
Unique kanji readings1161
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)11607
Unique words2379
Unique words (used once)1332
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji903
Unique kanji (used once)288
Unique kanji readings1249
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 words614
Unique words (used once)399
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)17511
Unique words2777
Unique words (used once)1463
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji983
Unique kanji (used once)275
Unique kanji readings1443
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Ahiru no Sora
Anime
Ahiru no Sora
Length (in words)54602
Unique words4975
Unique words (used once)2262
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1220
Unique kanji (used once)265
Unique kanji readings1893
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)67155
Unique words4828
Unique words (used once)2078
Unique words (used once %)43%
Unique kanji1174
Unique kanji (used once)215
Unique kanji readings1825
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)82054
Unique words5075
Unique words (used once)2092
Unique words (used once %)41%
Unique kanji1237
Unique kanji (used once)201
Unique kanji readings1957
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)35373
Unique words4021
Unique words (used once)1855
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1117
Unique kanji (used once)266
Unique kanji readings1679
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating6.9
MAL rating count1084
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Cover of Ajin
Anime
Ajin
Length (in words)18821
Unique words3156
Unique words (used once)1647
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1081
Unique kanji (used once)263
Unique kanji readings1592
Difficulty7/10
MAL avg. rating7.4
MAL rating count236004
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Cover of Ajin S2
Anime
Ajin S2
Length (in words)18347
Unique words3237
Unique words (used once)1620
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1095
Unique kanji (used once)241
Unique kanji readings1605
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)40351
Unique words4509
Unique words (used once)2120
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1353
Unique kanji (used once)268
Unique kanji readings2182
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)1754
Unique words635
Unique words (used once)419
Unique words (used once %)65%
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)95190
Unique words7045
Unique words (used once)3119
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1451
Unique kanji (used once)212
Unique kanji readings2379
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)40417
Unique words5450
Unique words (used once)2741
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1452
Unique kanji (used once)309
Unique kanji readings2304
Difficulty7/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count981447
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Cover of Akanesasu Shoujo
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Akanesasu Shoujo
Length (in words)20642
Unique words3081
Unique words (used once)1658
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1078
Unique kanji (used once)317
Unique kanji readings1535
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)40279
Unique words4869
Unique words (used once)2401
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1490
Unique kanji (used once)334
Unique kanji readings2463
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)14191
Unique words2362
Unique words (used once)1278
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji849
Unique kanji (used once)265
Unique kanji readings1170
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.8
MAL rating count47682
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Cover of Akira
Anime
Akira
Length (in words)6606
Unique words1622
Unique words (used once)975
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji762
Unique kanji (used once)286
Unique kanji readings1011
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)11170
Unique words1777
Unique words (used once)920
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji744
Unique kanji (used once)259
Unique kanji readings1004
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.2
MAL rating count60520
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Cover of Akudama Drive
Anime
Akudama Drive
Length (in words)21613
Unique words3150
Unique words (used once)1616
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
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Akuma no Riddle
Length (in words)19058
Unique words3073
Unique words (used once)1609
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1075
Unique kanji (used once)294
Unique kanji readings1542
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating6.6
MAL rating count109791
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Cover of Aldnoah Zero
Anime
Aldnoah Zero
Length (in words)16226
Unique words3368
Unique words (used once)1866
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji1252
Unique kanji (used once)317
Unique kanji readings1901
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)17924
Unique words3520
Unique words (used once)1898
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1249
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
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Altered Carbon: Resleeved
Length (in words)3486
Unique words1007
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)15570
Unique words2277
Unique words (used once)1183
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji772
Unique kanji (used once)234
Unique kanji readings1069
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)43582
Unique words4279
Unique words (used once)2031
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1154
Unique kanji (used once)240
Unique kanji readings1765
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Amagami SS+ Plus
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Amagami SS+ Plus
Length (in words)19797
Unique words2811
Unique words (used once)1387
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji963
Unique kanji (used once)262
Unique kanji readings1360
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)22721
Unique words4019
Unique words (used once)2221
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji1192
Unique kanji (used once)310
Unique kanji readings1778
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count289913
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Amnesia
Length (in words)28386
Unique words3308
Unique words (used once)1553
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1144
Unique kanji (used once)270
Unique kanji readings1756
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating6.0
MAL rating count123883
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Angel Beats
Length (in words)27081
Unique words4111
Unique words (used once)2215
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1278
Unique kanji (used once)368
Unique kanji readings1977
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating8.1
MAL rating count1056218
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Angel Heart
Length (in words)65048
Unique words6176
Unique words (used once)2985
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1419
Unique kanji (used once)249
Unique kanji readings2304
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count4369
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Angolmois: Genkou Kassenki
Length (in words)20130
Unique words3731
Unique words (used once)2049
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji1242
Unique kanji (used once)333
Unique kanji readings1921
Difficulty7/10
MAL avg. rating7.1
MAL rating count21268
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Ano Natsu de Matteru
Length (in words)19204
Unique words2649
Unique words (used once)1380
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji972
Unique kanji (used once)282
Unique kanji readings1379
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count154314
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