Live action difficulty list

This is a list of Japanese movies and 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 37 Seconds
Live action
37 Seconds
Length (in words)4461
Unique words1057
Unique words (used once)586
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji494
Unique kanji (used once)204
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of Basuke mo Koi mo, Shiteitai
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Basuke mo Koi mo, Shiteitai
Length (in words)4151
Unique words927
Unique words (used once)469
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji406
Unique kanji (used once)148
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of MOTHER
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MOTHER
Length (in words)4228
Unique words979
Unique words (used once)530
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji466
Unique kanji (used once)194
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san
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Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san
Length (in words)5986
Unique words1395
Unique words (used once)757
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji626
Unique kanji (used once)238
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Hot Gimmick: Girl Meets Boy
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Hot Gimmick: Girl Meets Boy
Length (in words)9122
Unique words1499
Unique words (used once)816
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji618
Unique kanji (used once)239
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Haburashi / Onna Tomodachi
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Haburashi / Onna Tomodachi
Length (in words)13414
Unique words1934
Unique words (used once)913
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji818
Unique kanji (used once)233
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of HOMUNCULUS
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HOMUNCULUS
Length (in words)4018
Unique words1033
Unique words (used once)586
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji518
Unique kanji (used once)223
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of OL Desu ga, Kyabajou Hajimemashita
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OL Desu ga, Kyabajou Hajimemashita
Length (in words)7140
Unique words1301
Unique words (used once)610
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji529
Unique kanji (used once)158
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of River's Edge
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River's Edge
Length (in words)5007
Unique words1176
Unique words (used once)661
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji541
Unique kanji (used once)250
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Any Crybabies Around?
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Any Crybabies Around?
Length (in words)4077
Unique words1029
Unique words (used once)537
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji506
Unique kanji (used once)197
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Totsuzen Desu ga, Ashita Kekkon Shimasu
Live action
Totsuzen Desu ga, Ashita Kekkon Shimasu
Length (in words)26929
Unique words3365
Unique words (used once)1670
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1107
Unique kanji (used once)289
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Marumo no Okite
Live action
Marumo no Okite
Length (in words)37778
Unique words3357
Unique words (used once)1434
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji975
Unique kanji (used once)202
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Mousou Kanojo
Live action
Mousou Kanojo
Length (in words)5272
Unique words1123
Unique words (used once)583
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji482
Unique kanji (used once)180
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Uso Nante Hitotsu mo nai no
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Uso Nante Hitotsu mo nai no
Length (in words)4190
Unique words991
Unique words (used once)540
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji487
Unique kanji (used once)193
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Budokan
Live action
Budokan
Length (in words)11040
Unique words1789
Unique words (used once)878
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji734
Unique kanji (used once)223
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Namae o Nakushita Megami
Live action
Namae o Nakushita Megami
Length (in words)27726
Unique words2867
Unique words (used once)1274
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji961
Unique kanji (used once)228
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Furenaba Ochin
Live action
Furenaba Ochin
Length (in words)13018
Unique words1959
Unique words (used once)1022
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji823
Unique kanji (used once)259
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Nemureru Mori no Jukujo
Live action
Nemureru Mori no Jukujo
Length (in words)19594
Unique words2367
Unique words (used once)1132
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji897
Unique kanji (used once)254
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Maji de Koukaishitemasu
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Maji de Koukaishitemasu
Length (in words)8450
Unique words1771
Unique words (used once)916
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji756
Unique kanji (used once)256
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Koinaka
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Koinaka
Length (in words)25721
Unique words2773
Unique words (used once)1225
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji955
Unique kanji (used once)231
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Kahogo no Kahoko
Live action
Kahogo no Kahoko
Length (in words)48090
Unique words3659
Unique words (used once)1628
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1123
Unique kanji (used once)271
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of TUNA GIRL
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TUNA GIRL
Length (in words)6719
Unique words1712
Unique words (used once)988
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji768
Unique kanji (used once)269
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of DTC Yukemuri Junjo-hen from HiGH&LOW
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DTC Yukemuri Junjo-hen from HiGH&LOW
Length (in words)7021
Unique words1462
Unique words (used once)777
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji602
Unique kanji (used once)207
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Utsubokazura no Yume
Live action
Utsubokazura no Yume
Length (in words)22786
Unique words2588
Unique words (used once)1199
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji917
Unique kanji (used once)207
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Konya wa Kokoro Dake Daite
Live action
Konya wa Kokoro Dake Daite
Length (in words)15173
Unique words2320
Unique words (used once)1178
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji901
Unique kanji (used once)259
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Miyamoto kara Kimi e
Live action
Miyamoto kara Kimi e
Length (in words)5544
Unique words1348
Unique words (used once)779
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji584
Unique kanji (used once)225
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of My Little Lover
Live action
My Little Lover
Length (in words)21481
Unique words2560
Unique words (used once)1177
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji888
Unique kanji (used once)247
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Dear Sister
Live action
Dear Sister
Length (in words)34935
Unique words3673
Unique words (used once)1748
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1126
Unique kanji (used once)276
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Teddy Go!
Live action
Teddy Go!
Length (in words)5409
Unique words1233
Unique words (used once)669
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji548
Unique kanji (used once)184
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Mamagoto
Live action
Mamagoto
Length (in words)13750
Unique words1880
Unique words (used once)931
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji733
Unique kanji (used once)231
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Kurumi no Heya
Live action
Kurumi no Heya
Length (in words)15446
Unique words2234
Unique words (used once)1107
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji852
Unique kanji (used once)238
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Kare, Otto, Otoko Tomodachi
Live action
Kare, Otto, Otoko Tomodachi
Length (in words)16547
Unique words2376
Unique words (used once)1212
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji872
Unique kanji (used once)269
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Umareru.
Live action
Umareru.
Length (in words)32524
Unique words3383
Unique words (used once)1549
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1051
Unique kanji (used once)229
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Starman ~ Kono Hoshi no Koi
Live action
Starman ~ Kono Hoshi no Koi
Length (in words)25227
Unique words2576
Unique words (used once)1169
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji850
Unique kanji (used once)231
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo
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Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo
Length (in words)14582
Unique words2286
Unique words (used once)1102
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji881
Unique kanji (used once)238
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Sayonara Watashi
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Sayonara Watashi
Length (in words)19877
Unique words2154
Unique words (used once)988
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji873
Unique kanji (used once)252
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Fukigen na Kajitsu
Live action
Fukigen na Kajitsu
Length (in words)20115
Unique words2638
Unique words (used once)1269
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji980
Unique kanji (used once)259
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Otto no Kanojo
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Otto no Kanojo
Length (in words)27194
Unique words3020
Unique words (used once)1452
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji940
Unique kanji (used once)208
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Boku no Tsuma to Kekkon Shite Kudasai
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Boku no Tsuma to Kekkon Shite Kudasai
Length (in words)17326
Unique words2110
Unique words (used once)981
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji852
Unique kanji (used once)257
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Soredemo, Ikite Yuku
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Soredemo, Ikite Yuku
Length (in words)26041
Unique words2891
Unique words (used once)1340
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1025
Unique kanji (used once)264
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Suki na Hito ga Iru Koto
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Suki na Hito ga Iru Koto
Length (in words)22898
Unique words2729
Unique words (used once)1307
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji947
Unique kanji (used once)250
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Itsuka Hi no Ataru Basho de
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Itsuka Hi no Ataru Basho de
Length (in words)26255
Unique words2876
Unique words (used once)1370
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1004
Unique kanji (used once)242
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Share House no Koibito
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Share House no Koibito
Length (in words)29123
Unique words3355
Unique words (used once)1627
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1087
Unique kanji (used once)287
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Kaseifu no Mita
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Kaseifu no Mita
Length (in words)40216
Unique words3050
Unique words (used once)1259
Unique words (used once %)41%
Unique kanji1009
Unique kanji (used once)243
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Magerarenai Onna
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Magerarenai Onna
Length (in words)34109
Unique words3477
Unique words (used once)1605
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1083
Unique kanji (used once)276
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Little Miss Sumo
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Little Miss Sumo
Length (in words)1115
Unique words429
Unique words (used once)280
Unique words (used once %)65%
Unique kanji243
Unique kanji (used once)120
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Mayonaka no Panya-san
Live action
Mayonaka no Panya-san
Length (in words)23677
Unique words2743
Unique words (used once)1292
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji991
Unique kanji (used once)269
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Saikou no Rikon
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Saikou no Rikon
Length (in words)39685
Unique words3875
Unique words (used once)1798
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1226
Unique kanji (used once)286
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Blanket Cats
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Blanket Cats
Length (in words)20004
Unique words2347
Unique words (used once)1080
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji904
Unique kanji (used once)251
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Vampire Heaven
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Vampire Heaven
Length (in words)11723
Unique words1852
Unique words (used once)978
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji785
Unique kanji (used once)277
Difficulty3/10
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