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 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
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)464
Unique words209
Unique words (used once)146
Unique words (used once %)69%
Unique kanji124
Unique kanji (used once)79
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)754
Unique words266
Unique words (used once)135
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji127
Unique kanji (used once)70
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)477
Unique words220
Unique words (used once)152
Unique words (used once %)69%
Unique kanji145
Unique kanji (used once)91
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
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating5.5
MAL rating count286
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Chiba Pedal
Length (in words)625
Unique words303
Unique words (used once)192
Unique words (used once %)63%
Unique kanji181
Unique kanji (used once)108
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.4
MAL rating count1480
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Cover of Dareka no Manazashi
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Dareka no Manazashi
Length (in words)576
Unique words283
Unique words (used once)209
Unique words (used once %)73%
Unique kanji188
Unique kanji (used once)123
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)1751
Unique words550
Unique words (used once)307
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji214
Unique kanji (used once)118
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)1204
Unique words408
Unique words (used once)237
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji244
Unique kanji (used once)124
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)1109
Unique words456
Unique words (used once)308
Unique words (used once %)67%
Unique kanji253
Unique kanji (used once)147
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)2822
Unique words657
Unique words (used once)356
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji259
Unique kanji (used once)121
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)860
Unique words403
Unique words (used once)268
Unique words (used once %)66%
Unique kanji260
Unique kanji (used once)151
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating6.9
MAL rating count53232
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Cover of Harmonie
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Harmonie
Length (in words)1585
Unique words499
Unique words (used once)256
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji264
Unique kanji (used once)119
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count25251
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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)4713
Unique words1081
Unique words (used once)596
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji274
Unique kanji (used once)97
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)1469
Unique words538
Unique words (used once)340
Unique words (used once %)63%
Unique kanji279
Unique kanji (used once)150
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 words622
Unique words (used once)322
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji290
Unique kanji (used once)123
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of Hotarubi no Mori e
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Hotarubi no Mori e
Length (in words)1684
Unique words551
Unique words (used once)330
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji298
Unique kanji (used once)164
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating8.4
MAL rating count353150
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Cover of Hal
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Hal
Length (in words)2018
Unique words589
Unique words (used once)348
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji302
Unique kanji (used once)155
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)1286
Unique words526
Unique words (used once)337
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji305
Unique kanji (used once)165
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.4
MAL rating count7359
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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 My Neighbor Totoro
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My Neighbor Totoro
Length (in words)2837
Unique words749
Unique words (used once)411
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji315
Unique kanji (used once)122
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)4145
Unique words971
Unique words (used once)524
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji319
Unique kanji (used once)112
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)1492
Unique words553
Unique words (used once)360
Unique words (used once %)65%
Unique kanji322
Unique kanji (used once)161
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count19248
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Cover of Kawa no Hikari
Anime
Kawa no Hikari
Length (in words)3684
Unique words919
Unique words (used once)498
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji324
Unique kanji (used once)128
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.0
MAL rating count497
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Cover of Kara no Kyoukai: Mirai Fukuin - Extra Chorus
Anime
Kara no Kyoukai: Mirai Fukuin - Extra Chorus
Length (in words)1420
Unique words555
Unique words (used once)361
Unique words (used once %)65%
Unique kanji325
Unique kanji (used once)159
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)1562
Unique words568
Unique words (used once)354
Unique words (used once %)62%
Unique kanji326
Unique kanji (used once)158
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count22151
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Cover of Tokyo Ghoul Jack
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Tokyo Ghoul Jack
Length (in words)1749
Unique words647
Unique words (used once)420
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji327
Unique kanji (used once)175
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count113479
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Cover of Mazinger Z tai Devilman
Anime
Mazinger Z tai Devilman
Length (in words)2045
Unique words634
Unique words (used once)385
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji328
Unique kanji (used once)151
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count1465
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Cover of Jigoku Sensei Nube: Gozen 0 Ji Nube Shisu!
Anime
Jigoku Sensei Nube: Gozen 0 Ji Nube Shisu!
Length (in words)2836
Unique words697
Unique words (used once)380
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji330
Unique kanji (used once)153
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)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 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)2724
Unique words751
Unique words (used once)411
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji335
Unique kanji (used once)147
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating5.9
MAL rating count109
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Cover of The Borrower Arrietty
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The Borrower Arrietty
Length (in words)2673
Unique words708
Unique words (used once)389
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji341
Unique kanji (used once)160
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.9
MAL rating count159486
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Cover of Senyuu Specials
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Senyuu Specials
Length (in words)1466
Unique words591
Unique words (used once)380
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji342
Unique kanji (used once)164
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.1
MAL rating count8563
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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)3894
Unique words862
Unique words (used once)479
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji343
Unique kanji (used once)143
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)1623
Unique words606
Unique words (used once)393
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji345
Unique kanji (used once)186
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)2230
Unique words590
Unique words (used once)333
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji348
Unique kanji (used once)177
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)3633
Unique words835
Unique words (used once)410
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji348
Unique kanji (used once)141
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count1980
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Cover of Room Mate
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Room Mate
Length (in words)1971
Unique words648
Unique words (used once)393
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji357
Unique kanji (used once)171
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating4.8
MAL rating count7837
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Cover of Gake no Ue no Ponyo
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Gake no Ue no Ponyo
Length (in words)4000
Unique words930
Unique words (used once)483
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji358
Unique kanji (used once)168
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)2531
Unique words721
Unique words (used once)428
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji359
Unique kanji (used once)171
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.6
MAL rating count17025
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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)2466
Unique words738
Unique words (used once)431
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji359
Unique kanji (used once)168
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.7
MAL rating count658
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Cover of Pupa
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Pupa
Length (in words)1571
Unique words599
Unique words (used once)372
Unique words (used once %)62%
Unique kanji360
Unique kanji (used once)200
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating3.4
MAL rating count82322
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Cover of Touch Movie 2: Sayonara no Okurimono
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Touch Movie 2: Sayonara no Okurimono
Length (in words)2848
Unique words779
Unique words (used once)429
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji363
Unique kanji (used once)170
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.7
MAL rating count724
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Cover of Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?
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Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?
Length (in words)4014
Unique words756
Unique words (used once)375
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji365
Unique kanji (used once)153
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count76777
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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)3512
Unique words887
Unique words (used once)458
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji367
Unique kanji (used once)156
Difficulty3/10
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)3520
Unique words829
Unique words (used once)429
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji368
Unique kanji (used once)153
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)2933
Unique words754
Unique words (used once)403
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji369
Unique kanji (used once)163
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating8.1
MAL rating count100670
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Cover of Yuru Yuri Nachuyachumi! Plus
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Yuru Yuri Nachuyachumi! Plus
Length (in words)3185
Unique words847
Unique words (used once)487
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji373
Unique kanji (used once)174
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.8
MAL rating count24578
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Tokyo Ghoul Pinto
Length (in words)1773
Unique words688
Unique words (used once)447
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji375
Unique kanji (used once)210
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.2
MAL rating count93230
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Cover of Mirai Shounen Conan: Kyodaiki Gigant no Fukkatsu
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Mirai Shounen Conan: Kyodaiki Gigant no Fukkatsu
Length (in words)2053
Unique words705
Unique words (used once)444
Unique words (used once %)62%
Unique kanji376
Unique kanji (used once)198
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.6
MAL rating count376
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