Drama difficulty list

This is a list of Japanese dramas 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 Basuke mo Koi mo, Shiteitai
J-Drama
Basuke mo Koi mo, Shiteitai
Length (in words)4159
Unique words923
Unique words (used once)462
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji406
Unique kanji (used once)148
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of OL Desu ga, Kyabajou Hajimemashita
J-Drama
OL Desu ga, Kyabajou Hajimemashita
Length (in words)7157
Unique words1307
Unique words (used once)611
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji529
Unique kanji (used once)158
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of Budokan
J-Drama
Budokan
Length (in words)11054
Unique words1782
Unique words (used once)868
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji734
Unique kanji (used once)223
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of Haburashi / Onna Tomodachi
J-Drama
Haburashi / Onna Tomodachi
Length (in words)13389
Unique words1938
Unique words (used once)915
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji818
Unique kanji (used once)233
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san
J-Drama
Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san
Length (in words)6001
Unique words1388
Unique words (used once)755
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji626
Unique kanji (used once)238
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of Mousou Kanojo
J-Drama
Mousou Kanojo
Length (in words)5352
Unique words1131
Unique words (used once)589
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji482
Unique kanji (used once)180
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Itsuka Hi no Ataru Basho de
J-Drama
Itsuka Hi no Ataru Basho de
Length (in words)26340
Unique words2898
Unique words (used once)1376
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1004
Unique kanji (used once)242
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Marumo no Okite
J-Drama
Marumo no Okite
Length (in words)37903
Unique words3375
Unique words (used once)1441
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji975
Unique kanji (used once)202
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Uso Nante Hitotsu mo nai no
J-Drama
Uso Nante Hitotsu mo nai no
Length (in words)4212
Unique words993
Unique words (used once)544
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji487
Unique kanji (used once)193
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Totsuzen Desu ga, Ashita Kekkon Shimasu
J-Drama
Totsuzen Desu ga, Ashita Kekkon Shimasu
Length (in words)26969
Unique words3377
Unique words (used once)1668
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1107
Unique kanji (used once)289
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Teddy Go!
J-Drama
Teddy Go!
Length (in words)5424
Unique words1240
Unique words (used once)672
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji548
Unique kanji (used once)184
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Mamagoto
J-Drama
Mamagoto
Length (in words)13841
Unique words1905
Unique words (used once)943
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji733
Unique kanji (used once)231
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Koinaka
J-Drama
Koinaka
Length (in words)25735
Unique words2782
Unique words (used once)1228
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji955
Unique kanji (used once)231
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Suki na Hito ga Iru Koto
J-Drama
Suki na Hito ga Iru Koto
Length (in words)22914
Unique words2747
Unique words (used once)1310
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji947
Unique kanji (used once)250
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo
J-Drama
Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo
Length (in words)14604
Unique words2282
Unique words (used once)1097
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji881
Unique kanji (used once)238
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Kare, Otto, Otoko Tomodachi
J-Drama
Kare, Otto, Otoko Tomodachi
Length (in words)16557
Unique words2378
Unique words (used once)1211
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji872
Unique kanji (used once)269
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Konya wa Kokoro Dake Daite
J-Drama
Konya wa Kokoro Dake Daite
Length (in words)15181
Unique words2329
Unique words (used once)1171
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji901
Unique kanji (used once)259
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Kahogo no Kahoko
J-Drama
Kahogo no Kahoko
Length (in words)48096
Unique words3660
Unique words (used once)1621
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1123
Unique kanji (used once)271
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Boku no Tsuma to Kekkon Shite Kudasai
J-Drama
Boku no Tsuma to Kekkon Shite Kudasai
Length (in words)17346
Unique words2123
Unique words (used once)996
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji852
Unique kanji (used once)257
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Maji de Koukaishitemasu
J-Drama
Maji de Koukaishitemasu
Length (in words)8477
Unique words1779
Unique words (used once)924
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji756
Unique kanji (used once)256
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Mayonaka no Panya-san
J-Drama
Mayonaka no Panya-san
Length (in words)23744
Unique words2743
Unique words (used once)1281
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji991
Unique kanji (used once)269
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Dear Sister
J-Drama
Dear Sister
Length (in words)34984
Unique words3683
Unique words (used once)1747
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1126
Unique kanji (used once)276
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Namae o Nakushita Megami
J-Drama
Namae o Nakushita Megami
Length (in words)27765
Unique words2877
Unique words (used once)1278
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji961
Unique kanji (used once)228
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Koe Koi
J-Drama
Koe Koi
Length (in words)12465
Unique words1678
Unique words (used once)800
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji716
Unique kanji (used once)228
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Kurumi no Heya
J-Drama
Kurumi no Heya
Length (in words)15445
Unique words2247
Unique words (used once)1119
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji852
Unique kanji (used once)238
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Umareru.
J-Drama
Umareru.
Length (in words)32700
Unique words3382
Unique words (used once)1538
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1051
Unique kanji (used once)229
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Boku no Ita Jikan
J-Drama
Boku no Ita Jikan
Length (in words)25348
Unique words2841
Unique words (used once)1319
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji970
Unique kanji (used once)228
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Kasa wo Motanai Aritachi wa
J-Drama
Kasa wo Motanai Aritachi wa
Length (in words)5671
Unique words1361
Unique words (used once)763
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji637
Unique kanji (used once)252
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Nagareboshi
J-Drama
Nagareboshi
Length (in words)22028
Unique words2536
Unique words (used once)1164
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji907
Unique kanji (used once)240
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Otto no Kanojo
J-Drama
Otto no Kanojo
Length (in words)27487
Unique words3038
Unique words (used once)1452
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji940
Unique kanji (used once)208
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Fukigen na Kajitsu
J-Drama
Fukigen na Kajitsu
Length (in words)20264
Unique words2637
Unique words (used once)1265
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji980
Unique kanji (used once)259
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Miyamoto kara Kimi e
J-Drama
Miyamoto kara Kimi e
Length (in words)5570
Unique words1357
Unique words (used once)781
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji584
Unique kanji (used once)225
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Sayonara Watashi
J-Drama
Sayonara Watashi
Length (in words)19915
Unique words2165
Unique words (used once)990
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji873
Unique kanji (used once)252
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Soredemo, Ikite Yuku
J-Drama
Soredemo, Ikite Yuku
Length (in words)25996
Unique words2887
Unique words (used once)1327
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1025
Unique kanji (used once)264
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Share House no Koibito
J-Drama
Share House no Koibito
Length (in words)29131
Unique words3352
Unique words (used once)1621
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1086
Unique kanji (used once)287
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Nemureru Mori no Jukujo
J-Drama
Nemureru Mori no Jukujo
Length (in words)19606
Unique words2370
Unique words (used once)1125
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji897
Unique kanji (used once)254
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Rebound
J-Drama
Rebound
Length (in words)35706
Unique words3102
Unique words (used once)1385
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji967
Unique kanji (used once)245
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Gisou no Fuufu
J-Drama
Gisou no Fuufu
Length (in words)42015
Unique words3721
Unique words (used once)1757
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1115
Unique kanji (used once)256
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Sunao ni Narenakute
J-Drama
Sunao ni Narenakute
Length (in words)27352
Unique words2983
Unique words (used once)1432
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji946
Unique kanji (used once)238
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Starman ~ Kono Hoshi no Koi
J-Drama
Starman ~ Kono Hoshi no Koi
Length (in words)25462
Unique words2601
Unique words (used once)1174
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji850
Unique kanji (used once)231
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Utsukushii Rinjin
J-Drama
Utsukushii Rinjin
Length (in words)22443
Unique words2593
Unique words (used once)1191
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji886
Unique kanji (used once)238
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Saikou no Rikon
J-Drama
Saikou no Rikon
Length (in words)39599
Unique words3879
Unique words (used once)1808
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1226
Unique kanji (used once)286
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Nakuna, Hara-chan
J-Drama
Nakuna, Hara-chan
Length (in words)27072
Unique words2111
Unique words (used once)843
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji745
Unique kanji (used once)171
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Itsuka Kono Koi wo Omoidashite Kitto Naite Shimau
J-Drama
Itsuka Kono Koi wo Omoidashite Kitto Naite Shimau
Length (in words)25025
Unique words3018
Unique words (used once)1405
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1049
Unique kanji (used once)235
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Furenaba Ochin
J-Drama
Furenaba Ochin
Length (in words)12992
Unique words1972
Unique words (used once)1028
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji823
Unique kanji (used once)259
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Blanket Cats
J-Drama
Blanket Cats
Length (in words)20061
Unique words2365
Unique words (used once)1091
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji904
Unique kanji (used once)251
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Mou Ichido Kimi ni, Propose
J-Drama
Mou Ichido Kimi ni, Propose
Length (in words)26015
Unique words3195
Unique words (used once)1546
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1014
Unique kanji (used once)251
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Mother
J-Drama
Mother
Length (in words)24207
Unique words3103
Unique words (used once)1548
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1051
Unique kanji (used once)260
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Cleopatra na Onnatachi
J-Drama
Cleopatra na Onnatachi
Length (in words)30709
Unique words3566
Unique words (used once)1715
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1143
Unique kanji (used once)248
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Kaseifu no Mita
J-Drama
Kaseifu no Mita
Length (in words)40255
Unique words3054
Unique words (used once)1259
Unique words (used once %)41%
Unique kanji1009
Unique kanji (used once)243
Difficulty3/10
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