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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 Robot Town Sagami 2028
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Robot Town Sagami 2028
Length (in words)434
Unique words224
Unique words (used once)151
Unique words (used once %)67%
Unique kanji114
Unique kanji (used once)80
Unique kanji readings125
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating6.2
MAL rating count332
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Cover of Fate Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works S2: Sunny Day
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Fate Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works S2: Sunny Day
Length (in words)466
Unique words207
Unique words (used once)142
Unique words (used once %)68%
Unique kanji124
Unique kanji (used once)79
Unique kanji readings137
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count48681
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Cover of Okii Ichinensei to Chiisana Ninensei
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Okii Ichinensei to Chiisana Ninensei
Length (in words)758
Unique words267
Unique words (used once)136
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji127
Unique kanji (used once)70
Unique kanji readings141
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating6.4
MAL rating count2029
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Cover of Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko
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Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko
Length (in words)478
Unique words219
Unique words (used once)151
Unique words (used once %)68%
Unique kanji145
Unique kanji (used once)91
Unique kanji readings156
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count48148
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Yasashii Lion
Length (in words)962
Unique words339
Unique words (used once)208
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji171
Unique kanji (used once)91
Unique kanji readings193
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating5.5
MAL rating count286
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Cover of Chiba Pedal
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Chiba Pedal
Length (in words)623
Unique words305
Unique words (used once)195
Unique words (used once %)63%
Unique kanji183
Unique kanji (used once)110
Unique kanji readings212
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.4
MAL rating count1480
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Dareka no Manazashi
Length (in words)576
Unique words282
Unique words (used once)208
Unique words (used once %)73%
Unique kanji188
Unique kanji (used once)123
Unique kanji readings210
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.4
MAL rating count32259
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Cover of Nekopara: Koneko no Hi no Yakusoku
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Nekopara: Koneko no Hi no Yakusoku
Length (in words)1760
Unique words548
Unique words (used once)306
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji214
Unique kanji (used once)118
Unique kanji readings255
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.1
MAL rating count11562
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Cover of Hoshi no Koe
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Hoshi no Koe
Length (in words)1215
Unique words409
Unique words (used once)237
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji248
Unique kanji (used once)126
Unique kanji readings290
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.2
MAL rating count71047
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Cover of Kuro no Sumika: Chronus
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Kuro no Sumika: Chronus
Length (in words)1131
Unique words457
Unique words (used once)310
Unique words (used once %)67%
Unique kanji254
Unique kanji (used once)146
Unique kanji readings299
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating6.8
MAL rating count8577
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Cover of Mahoutsukai Precure! Movie: Kiseki no Henshin! Cure Mofurun!
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Mahoutsukai Precure! Movie: Kiseki no Henshin! Cure Mofurun!
Length (in words)2859
Unique words658
Unique words (used once)353
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji259
Unique kanji (used once)121
Unique kanji readings311
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.4
MAL rating count960
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Cover of Blood: The Last Vampire
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Blood: The Last Vampire
Length (in words)862
Unique words401
Unique words (used once)267
Unique words (used once %)66%
Unique kanji262
Unique kanji (used once)153
Unique kanji readings316
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating6.9
MAL rating count53232
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Harmonie
Length (in words)1595
Unique words497
Unique words (used once)253
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji266
Unique kanji (used once)119
Unique kanji readings309
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count25251
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Cover of One Piece Arc 22 (225-226): Foxy's Return
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One Piece Arc 22 (225-226): Foxy's Return
Length (in words)3063
Unique words892
Unique words (used once)538
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji274
Unique kanji (used once)109
Unique kanji readings344
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating8.6
MAL rating count989388
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Cover of Crayon Shin-chan Movie 13: Densetsu wo Yobu Buriburi 3 Pun Dai Shingeki
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Crayon Shin-chan Movie 13: Densetsu wo Yobu Buriburi 3 Pun Dai Shingeki
Length (in words)4737
Unique words1077
Unique words (used once)588
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji278
Unique kanji (used once)100
Unique kanji readings374
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.6
MAL rating count1208
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Cover of Great Mazinger tai Getter Robo
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Great Mazinger tai Getter Robo
Length (in words)1478
Unique words542
Unique words (used once)343
Unique words (used once %)63%
Unique kanji281
Unique kanji (used once)150
Unique kanji readings321
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count816
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Cover of Kouchuu Ouja Mushiking: Greatest Champion e no Michi
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Kouchuu Ouja Mushiking: Greatest Champion e no Michi
Length (in words)2643
Unique words623
Unique words (used once)324
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji290
Unique kanji (used once)123
Unique kanji readings335
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of Hotarubi no Mori e
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Hotarubi no Mori e
Length (in words)1690
Unique words552
Unique words (used once)330
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji298
Unique kanji (used once)164
Unique kanji readings352
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating8.4
MAL rating count353150
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Cover of One Room: Second Season
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One Room: Second Season
Length (in words)1730
Unique words533
Unique words (used once)306
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji300
Unique kanji (used once)131
Unique kanji readings353
Difficulty1/10
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Hal
Length (in words)2033
Unique words591
Unique words (used once)348
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji302
Unique kanji (used once)154
Unique kanji readings351
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count59089
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Cover of Luger Code 1951
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Luger Code 1951
Length (in words)1287
Unique words531
Unique words (used once)343
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji305
Unique kanji (used once)165
Unique kanji readings361
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.4
MAL rating count7359
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Cover of One Piece Arc 10 (68-69): Koby and Helmeppo
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One Piece Arc 10 (68-69): Koby and Helmeppo
Length (in words)3420
Unique words605
Unique kanji306
Unique kanji (used once)0
Unique kanji readings366
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating8.6
MAL rating count989388
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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 One Room
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One Room
Length (in words)1573
Unique words567
Unique words (used once)336
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji308
Unique kanji (used once)147
Unique kanji readings362
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of My Neighbor Totoro
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My Neighbor Totoro
Length (in words)2847
Unique words749
Unique words (used once)409
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji317
Unique kanji (used once)122
Unique kanji readings387
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating8.3
MAL rating count523401
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Cover of Suite Precure Movie: Torimodose! Kokoro ga Tsunagu Kiseki no Melody
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Suite Precure Movie: Torimodose! Kokoro ga Tsunagu Kiseki no Melody
Length (in words)4090
Unique words969
Unique words (used once)522
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji320
Unique kanji (used once)113
Unique kanji readings419
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.0
MAL rating count1828
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Cover of Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - Byouki no Kuni - For You
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Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - Byouki no Kuni - For You
Length (in words)1496
Unique words552
Unique words (used once)359
Unique words (used once %)65%
Unique kanji322
Unique kanji (used once)161
Unique kanji readings398
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count19248
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Cover of Kawa no Hikari
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Kawa no Hikari
Length (in words)3692
Unique words920
Unique words (used once)495
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji324
Unique kanji (used once)128
Unique kanji readings405
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.0
MAL rating count497
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Cover of Kara no Kyoukai: Mirai Fukuin - Extra Chorus
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Kara no Kyoukai: Mirai Fukuin - Extra Chorus
Length (in words)1425
Unique words551
Unique words (used once)357
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji325
Unique kanji (used once)159
Unique kanji readings403
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count19877
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Cover of Tsubasa Chronicle: Tori Kago no Kuni no Himegimi
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Tsubasa Chronicle: Tori Kago no Kuni no Himegimi
Length (in words)1568
Unique words569
Unique words (used once)356
Unique words (used once %)62%
Unique kanji326
Unique kanji (used once)158
Unique kanji readings382
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count22151
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Cover of Mazinger Z tai Devilman
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Mazinger Z tai Devilman
Length (in words)2054
Unique words635
Unique words (used once)386
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji328
Unique kanji (used once)149
Unique kanji readings401
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count1465
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Tokyo Ghoul Jack
Length (in words)1752
Unique words646
Unique words (used once)420
Unique words (used once %)65%
Unique kanji328
Unique kanji (used once)176
Unique kanji readings395
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count113479
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Cover of Jigoku Sensei Nube: Gozen 0 Ji Nube Shisu!
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Jigoku Sensei Nube: Gozen 0 Ji Nube Shisu!
Length (in words)2856
Unique words698
Unique words (used once)378
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji331
Unique kanji (used once)152
Unique kanji readings407
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.7
MAL rating count636
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Cover of Akagami no Shirayukihime OVA
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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 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)2732
Unique words750
Unique words (used once)411
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji335
Unique kanji (used once)147
Unique kanji readings416
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating5.9
MAL rating count109
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Cover of Senyuu Specials
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Senyuu Specials
Length (in words)1470
Unique words589
Unique words (used once)379
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji342
Unique kanji (used once)163
Unique kanji readings420
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.1
MAL rating count8563
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Cover of The Borrower Arrietty
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The Borrower Arrietty
Length (in words)2675
Unique words712
Unique words (used once)392
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji343
Unique kanji (used once)161
Unique kanji readings415
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.9
MAL rating count159486
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Cover of Happiness Charge PreCure! Movie: Ningyou no Kuni no Ballerina
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Happiness Charge PreCure! Movie: Ningyou no Kuni no Ballerina
Length (in words)3895
Unique words861
Unique words (used once)477
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji344
Unique kanji (used once)144
Unique kanji readings436
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.0
MAL rating count1185
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Cover of Mushishi Zoku Shou: Odoro no Michi
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Mushishi Zoku Shou: Odoro no Michi
Length (in words)1625
Unique words606
Unique words (used once)392
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji345
Unique kanji (used once)186
Unique kanji readings413
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating8.5
MAL rating count40143
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Cover of Kara no Kyoukai 8: Shuushou
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Kara no Kyoukai 8: Shuushou
Length (in words)2231
Unique words591
Unique words (used once)333
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji348
Unique kanji (used once)177
Unique kanji readings419
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.2
MAL rating count48629
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Cover of Smile Precure! Movie: Ehon no Naka wa Minna Chiguhagu!
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Smile Precure! Movie: Ehon no Naka wa Minna Chiguhagu!
Length (in words)3639
Unique words836
Unique words (used once)409
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji354
Unique kanji (used once)145
Unique kanji readings417
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count1980
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Cover of Gake no Ue no Ponyo
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Gake no Ue no Ponyo
Length (in words)4067
Unique words940
Unique words (used once)485
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji361
Unique kanji (used once)168
Unique kanji readings470
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.9
MAL rating count273831
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Cover of Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - Tou no Kuni - Free Lance
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Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - Tou no Kuni - Free Lance
Length (in words)2539
Unique words722
Unique words (used once)429
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji361
Unique kanji (used once)173
Unique kanji readings444
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.6
MAL rating count17025
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Cover of Room Mate
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Room Mate
Length (in words)1994
Unique words653
Unique words (used once)396
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji361
Unique kanji (used once)174
Unique kanji readings434
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating4.8
MAL rating count7837
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Pupa
Length (in words)1576
Unique words601
Unique words (used once)372
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji361
Unique kanji (used once)200
Unique kanji readings430
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating3.4
MAL rating count82322
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Cover of Jigoku Sensei Nube: Kyoufu no Natsuyasumi!! Ayashi no Umi no Densetsu!
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Jigoku Sensei Nube: Kyoufu no Natsuyasumi!! Ayashi no Umi no Densetsu!
Length (in words)2493
Unique words742
Unique words (used once)430
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji366
Unique kanji (used once)171
Unique kanji readings454
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.7
MAL rating count658
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Cover of Precure All Stars Movie DX3: Mirai ni Todoke! Sekai wo Tsunagu Nijiiro no Hana
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Precure All Stars Movie DX3: Mirai ni Todoke! Sekai wo Tsunagu Nijiiro no Hana
Length (in words)3504
Unique words890
Unique words (used once)459
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji368
Unique kanji (used once)156
Unique kanji readings452
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count2145
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Cover of Precure Dream Stars! Movie
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Precure Dream Stars! Movie
Length (in words)3529
Unique words827
Unique words (used once)424
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji370
Unique kanji (used once)153
Unique kanji readings441
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.9
MAL rating count919
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Cover of Mahoutsukai no Yome: Hoshi Matsu Hito
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Mahoutsukai no Yome: Hoshi Matsu Hito
Length (in words)2960
Unique words761
Unique words (used once)406
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji374
Unique kanji (used once)162
Unique kanji readings454
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating8.1
MAL rating count100670
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Tokyo Ghoul Pinto
Length (in words)1776
Unique words688
Unique words (used once)449
Unique words (used once %)65%
Unique kanji375
Unique kanji (used once)210
Unique kanji readings462
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.2
MAL rating count93230
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