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)436
Unique words226
Unique words (used once)153
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)468
Unique words211
Unique words (used once)147
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 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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Cover of Dareka no Manazashi
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Dareka no Manazashi
Length (in words)585
Unique words288
Unique words (used once)208
Unique words (used once %)72%
Unique kanji194
Unique kanji (used once)123
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.4
MAL rating count32259
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Chiba Pedal
Length (in words)624
Unique words303
Unique words (used once)191
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 Okii Ichinensei to Chiisana Ninensei
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Okii Ichinensei to Chiisana Ninensei
Length (in words)759
Unique words275
Unique words (used once)143
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji133
Unique kanji (used once)75
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating6.4
MAL rating count2029
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Cover of Blood: The Last Vampire
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Blood: The Last Vampire
Length (in words)857
Unique words401
Unique words (used once)267
Unique words (used once %)66%
Unique kanji259
Unique kanji (used once)150
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.9
MAL rating count53232
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Yasashii Lion
Length (in words)962
Unique words340
Unique words (used once)209
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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Cover of Kuro no Sumika: Chronus
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Kuro no Sumika: Chronus
Length (in words)1141
Unique words481
Unique words (used once)328
Unique words (used once %)68%
Unique kanji276
Unique kanji (used once)163
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.8
MAL rating count8577
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Cover of Hoshi no Koe
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Hoshi no Koe
Length (in words)1206
Unique words407
Unique words (used once)236
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji244
Unique kanji (used once)124
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.2
MAL rating count71047
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Luger Code 1951
Length (in words)1270
Unique words525
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 Kara no Kyoukai: Mirai Fukuin - Extra Chorus
Anime
Kara no Kyoukai: Mirai Fukuin - Extra Chorus
Length (in words)1421
Unique words557
Unique words (used once)363
Unique words (used once %)65%
Unique kanji325
Unique kanji (used once)159
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count19877
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Cover of Senyuu Specials
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Senyuu Specials
Length (in words)1466
Unique words589
Unique words (used once)379
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 Great Mazinger tai Getter Robo
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Great Mazinger tai Getter Robo
Length (in words)1473
Unique words542
Unique words (used once)343
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 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)1482
Unique words552
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 Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Lite
Anime
Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Lite
Length (in words)1555
Unique words633
Unique words (used once)423
Unique words (used once %)66%
Unique kanji401
Unique kanji (used once)213
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count64877
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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 words566
Unique words (used once)355
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 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 Pupa
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Pupa
Length (in words)1572
Unique words599
Unique words (used once)373
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 Harmonie
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Harmonie
Length (in words)1589
Unique words501
Unique words (used once)258
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 Mushishi Zoku Shou: Odoro no Michi
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Mushishi Zoku Shou: Odoro no Michi
Length (in words)1634
Unique words610
Unique words (used once)396
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji345
Unique kanji (used once)186
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating8.5
MAL rating count40143
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Cover of Hotarubi no Mori e
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Hotarubi no Mori e
Length (in words)1687
Unique words549
Unique words (used once)325
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 Tokyo Ghoul Jack
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Tokyo Ghoul Jack
Length (in words)1753
Unique words647
Unique words (used once)422
Unique words (used once %)65%
Unique kanji327
Unique kanji (used once)175
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count113479
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Cover of Nekopara: Koneko no Hi no Yakusoku
Anime
Nekopara: Koneko no Hi no Yakusoku
Length (in words)1755
Unique words551
Unique words (used once)306
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 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 Tokyo Ghoul Pinto
Anime
Tokyo Ghoul Pinto
Length (in words)1777
Unique words688
Unique words (used once)448
Unique words (used once %)65%
Unique kanji375
Unique kanji (used once)210
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.2
MAL rating count93230
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Cover of Room Mate
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Room Mate
Length (in words)1976
Unique words649
Unique words (used once)394
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji357
Unique kanji (used once)171
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating4.8
MAL rating count7837
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Cover of Kara no Kyoukai 4: Garan no Dou
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Kara no Kyoukai 4: Garan no Dou
Length (in words)1988
Unique words685
Unique words (used once)420
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji415
Unique kanji (used once)194
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.9
MAL rating count110124
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Cover of Hal
Anime
Hal
Length (in words)2026
Unique words597
Unique words (used once)354
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji307
Unique kanji (used once)157
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count59089
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Cover of Mazinger Z tai Devilman
Anime
Mazinger Z tai Devilman
Length (in words)2049
Unique words635
Unique words (used once)384
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji328
Unique kanji (used once)151
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count1465
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Cover of Mirai Shounen Conan: Kyodaiki Gigant no Fukkatsu
Anime
Mirai Shounen Conan: Kyodaiki Gigant no Fukkatsu
Length (in words)2059
Unique words703
Unique words (used once)442
Unique words (used once %)62%
Unique kanji376
Unique kanji (used once)198
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating6.6
MAL rating count376
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Cover of Mazinger Z tai Ankoku Daishougun
Anime
Mazinger Z tai Ankoku Daishougun
Length (in words)2080
Unique words687
Unique words (used once)418
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji378
Unique kanji (used once)178
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating6.6
MAL rating count837
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Cover of Kuroko no Basket: Baka ja Katenai no yo!
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Kuroko no Basket: Baka ja Katenai no yo!
Length (in words)2107
Unique words799
Unique words (used once)507
Unique words (used once %)63%
Unique kanji408
Unique kanji (used once)173
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.6
MAL rating count23401
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Cover of Kotonoha no Niwa
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Kotonoha no Niwa
Length (in words)2201
Unique words760
Unique words (used once)466
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji412
Unique kanji (used once)216
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating8.0
MAL rating count393863
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Cover of Kara no Kyoukai 8: Shuushou
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Kara no Kyoukai 8: Shuushou
Length (in words)2228
Unique words593
Unique words (used once)338
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji348
Unique kanji (used once)177
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating7.2
MAL rating count48629
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Cover of Recorder to Randoseru Do
Anime
Recorder to Randoseru Do
Length (in words)2233
Unique words684
Unique words (used once)396
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji393
Unique kanji (used once)185
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating6.7
MAL rating count22489
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Cover of Recorder to Randoseru Re
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Recorder to Randoseru Re
Length (in words)2279
Unique words762
Unique words (used once)458
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji398
Unique kanji (used once)187
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating6.9
MAL rating count15231
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Cover of Ketsuekigata-kun! 3
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Ketsuekigata-kun! 3
Length (in words)2402
Unique words870
Unique words (used once)569
Unique words (used once %)65%
Unique kanji473
Unique kanji (used once)239
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating6.4
MAL rating count1305
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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)2471
Unique words741
Unique words (used once)433
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji359
Unique kanji (used once)168
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating6.7
MAL rating count658
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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)2534
Unique words719
Unique words (used once)423
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji359
Unique kanji (used once)171
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.6
MAL rating count17025
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Cover of Asagao to Kase-san
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Asagao to Kase-san
Length (in words)2535
Unique words768
Unique words (used once)457
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji384
Unique kanji (used once)183
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count28228
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Cover of Kizumonogatari I: Tekketsu-hen
Anime
Kizumonogatari I: Tekketsu-hen
Length (in words)2537
Unique words758
Unique words (used once)449
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji427
Unique kanji (used once)176
Difficulty5/10
MAL avg. rating8.4
MAL rating count213446
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Cover of Kara no Kyoukai 1: Fukan Fuukei
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Kara no Kyoukai 1: Fukan Fuukei
Length (in words)2606
Unique words879
Unique words (used once)552
Unique words (used once %)62%
Unique kanji503
Unique kanji (used once)229
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating7.6
MAL rating count154183
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Cover of Kara no Kyoukai 2: Satsujin Kousatsu Zen
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Kara no Kyoukai 2: Satsujin Kousatsu Zen
Length (in words)2631
Unique words854
Unique words (used once)548
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji483
Unique kanji (used once)242
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.8
MAL rating count124819
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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)2668
Unique words624
Unique words (used once)325
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji290
Unique kanji (used once)123
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of Ketsuekigata-kun! 4
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Ketsuekigata-kun! 4
Length (in words)2673
Unique words864
Unique words (used once)522
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji445
Unique kanji (used once)199
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.3
MAL rating count1151
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Cover of The Borrower Arrietty
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The Borrower Arrietty
Length (in words)2684
Unique words711
Unique words (used once)395
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji348
Unique kanji (used once)161
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.9
MAL rating count159486
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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)2707
Unique words748
Unique words (used once)411
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji335
Unique kanji (used once)147
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating5.9
MAL rating count109
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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)2833
Unique words657
Unique words (used once)358
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 Touch Movie 2: Sayonara no Okurimono
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Touch Movie 2: Sayonara no Okurimono
Length (in words)2843
Unique words784
Unique words (used once)435
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji363
Unique kanji (used once)170
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating6.7
MAL rating count724
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