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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 Pinboke no Kazoku
Live action
Pinboke no Kazoku
Length (in words)3307
Unique words769
Unique words (used once)410
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji361
Unique kanji (used once)153
Unique kanji readings432
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of Beautiful Slow Life
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Beautiful Slow Life
Length (in words)1582
Unique words622
Unique words (used once)410
Unique words (used once %)65%
Unique kanji362
Unique kanji (used once)190
Unique kanji readings455
Difficulty1/10
MDL avg. rating7.2
MDL rating count29
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Cover of R134 / Shounan no Yakusoku
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R134 / Shounan no Yakusoku
Length (in words)1449
Unique words499
Unique words (used once)289
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji256
Unique kanji (used once)138
Unique kanji readings296
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of Transit Girls
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Transit Girls
Length (in words)7371
Unique words1108
Unique words (used once)503
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji474
Unique kanji (used once)176
Unique kanji readings589
Difficulty1/10
MDL avg. rating7.5
MDL rating count1039
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Cover of Gold! (2020)
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Gold! (2020)
Length (in words)2615
Unique words761
Unique words (used once)435
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji379
Unique kanji (used once)164
Unique kanji readings464
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of Toilet no Kamisama
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Toilet no Kamisama
Length (in words)7066
Unique words1408
Unique words (used once)729
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji576
Unique kanji (used once)213
Unique kanji readings755
Difficulty1/10
MDL avg. rating7.5
MDL rating count106
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Cover of Kibou no Hana
Live action
Kibou no Hana
Length (in words)2107
Unique words662
Unique words (used once)384
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji370
Unique kanji (used once)161
Unique kanji readings458
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of Watashi no Ao Oni
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Watashi no Ao Oni
Length (in words)3077
Unique words957
Unique words (used once)607
Unique words (used once %)63%
Unique kanji513
Unique kanji (used once)225
Unique kanji readings645
Difficulty1/10
MDL avg. rating7.3
MDL rating count4
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Cover of Tokyo Westside Monogatari
Live action
Tokyo Westside Monogatari
Length (in words)3552
Unique words1023
Unique words (used once)580
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji529
Unique kanji (used once)191
Unique kanji readings683
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of Higuma
Live action
Higuma
Length (in words)2957
Unique words778
Unique words (used once)408
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji395
Unique kanji (used once)152
Unique kanji readings489
Difficulty1/10
MDL avg. rating7.9
MDL rating count197
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Cover of Deadvlei: Aoi Satsui
Live action
Deadvlei: Aoi Satsui
Length (in words)1912
Unique words646
Unique words (used once)406
Unique words (used once %)62%
Unique kanji364
Unique kanji (used once)188
Unique kanji readings433
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of So Long!
Live action
So Long!
Length (in words)6274
Unique words1430
Unique words (used once)766
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji656
Unique kanji (used once)232
Unique kanji readings852
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of Sono Hi no Mae ni
Live action
Sono Hi no Mae ni
Length (in words)6751
Unique words1337
Unique words (used once)702
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji626
Unique kanji (used once)239
Unique kanji readings807
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of LOVE Riron (2013)
Live action
LOVE Riron (2013)
Length (in words)844
Unique words376
Unique words (used once)228
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji245
Unique kanji (used once)136
Unique kanji readings292
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of 37 Seconds
Live action
37 Seconds
Length (in words)4538
Unique words1059
Unique words (used once)586
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji501
Unique kanji (used once)208
Unique kanji readings636
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.9
MDL rating count820
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Cover of Pension Metsa
Live action
Pension Metsa
Length (in words)7294
Unique words1318
Unique words (used once)680
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji557
Unique kanji (used once)209
Unique kanji readings720
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.8
MDL rating count106
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Cover of Fuji Family 2017
Live action
Fuji Family 2017
Length (in words)5490
Unique words1141
Unique words (used once)606
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji505
Unique kanji (used once)199
Unique kanji readings657
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Ie, Tsuite Itte Ii Desuka?
Live action
Ie, Tsuite Itte Ii Desuka?
Length (in words)9803
Unique words1548
Unique words (used once)775
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji722
Unique kanji (used once)233
Unique kanji readings955
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating8.1
MDL rating count12
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Cover of Poplar no Aki
Live action
Poplar no Aki
Length (in words)3860
Unique words985
Unique words (used once)544
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji445
Unique kanji (used once)186
Unique kanji readings563
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Akari to Kuzu
Live action
Akari to Kuzu
Length (in words)2264
Unique words614
Unique words (used once)328
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji308
Unique kanji (used once)147
Unique kanji readings363
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.4
MDL rating count23
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Cover of Fuji Family
Live action
Fuji Family
Length (in words)4530
Unique words975
Unique words (used once)522
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji475
Unique kanji (used once)182
Unique kanji readings599
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of LIVE!LOVE!SING! Ikite Aishite Utau Koto
Live action
LIVE!LOVE!SING! Ikite Aishite Utau Koto
Length (in words)2403
Unique words725
Unique words (used once)395
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji416
Unique kanji (used once)195
Unique kanji readings511
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Peperoncino
Live action
Peperoncino
Length (in words)2764
Unique words888
Unique words (used once)538
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji467
Unique kanji (used once)217
Unique kanji readings576
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.6
MDL rating count42
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Cover of Ito no Mori no Ie
Live action
Ito no Mori no Ie
Length (in words)5016
Unique words1039
Unique words (used once)499
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji496
Unique kanji (used once)183
Unique kanji readings635
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of She
Live action
She
Length (in words)5937
Unique words1059
Unique words (used once)552
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji502
Unique kanji (used once)173
Unique kanji readings637
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.2
MDL rating count221
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Cover of Haru ga Kita
Live action
Haru ga Kita
Length (in words)8839
Unique words1590
Unique words (used once)788
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji695
Unique kanji (used once)240
Unique kanji readings922
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Koi no Sanriku: Ressha Kon de Ikou
Live action
Koi no Sanriku: Ressha Kon de Ikou
Length (in words)5868
Unique words1335
Unique words (used once)752
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji607
Unique kanji (used once)239
Unique kanji readings802
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Ojisama to Neko
Live action
Ojisama to Neko
Length (in words)15665
Unique words1844
Unique words (used once)849
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji729
Unique kanji (used once)225
Unique kanji readings988
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating8.1
MDL rating count102
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Cover of Nee Sensei, Shiranai no?
Live action
Nee Sensei, Shiranai no?
Length (in words)6937
Unique words1185
Unique words (used once)538
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji516
Unique kanji (used once)184
Unique kanji readings654
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.4
MDL rating count4394
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Cover of Eien no Bokura Sea Side Blue
Live action
Eien no Bokura Sea Side Blue
Length (in words)4577
Unique words1128
Unique words (used once)601
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji541
Unique kanji (used once)211
Unique kanji readings705
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.0
MDL rating count357
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Cover of Any Crybabies Around?
Live action
Any Crybabies Around?
Length (in words)4067
Unique words1025
Unique words (used once)536
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji515
Unique kanji (used once)201
Unique kanji readings635
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.1
MDL rating count63
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Cover of Basuke mo Koi mo, Shiteitai
Live action
Basuke mo Koi mo, Shiteitai
Length (in words)4146
Unique words931
Unique words (used once)466
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji411
Unique kanji (used once)149
Unique kanji readings522
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating6.9
MDL rating count162
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Cover of Kiniro no Umi
Live action
Kiniro no Umi
Length (in words)2675
Unique words700
Unique words (used once)372
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji351
Unique kanji (used once)152
Unique kanji readings438
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Hot Gimmick: Girl Meets Boy
Live action
Hot Gimmick: Girl Meets Boy
Length (in words)9182
Unique words1509
Unique words (used once)813
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji620
Unique kanji (used once)239
Unique kanji readings816
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating5.8
MDL rating count2238
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Cover of Okaasan, Ore wa Daijoubu
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Okaasan, Ore wa Daijoubu
Length (in words)5252
Unique words1296
Unique words (used once)706
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji589
Unique kanji (used once)201
Unique kanji readings785
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating8.1
MDL rating count435
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Cover of Koe Girl!
Live action
Koe Girl!
Length (in words)12468
Unique words2051
Unique words (used once)1031
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji793
Unique kanji (used once)283
Unique kanji readings1108
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.6
MDL rating count199
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Cover of Indigo no Koibito
Live action
Indigo no Koibito
Length (in words)2570
Unique words736
Unique words (used once)434
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji400
Unique kanji (used once)168
Unique kanji readings494
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Bokura Koi ga Heta Sugiru
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Bokura Koi ga Heta Sugiru
Length (in words)10855
Unique words1567
Unique words (used once)757
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji599
Unique kanji (used once)194
Unique kanji readings814
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.1
MDL rating count530
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Cover of Doubletone: Futari no Yumi
Live action
Doubletone: Futari no Yumi
Length (in words)6656
Unique words1083
Unique words (used once)485
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji499
Unique kanji (used once)146
Unique kanji readings650
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.4
MDL rating count168
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Cover of Coin Locker Monogatari
Live action
Coin Locker Monogatari
Length (in words)5325
Unique words1173
Unique words (used once)610
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji521
Unique kanji (used once)190
Unique kanji readings679
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Lion no Oyatsu
Live action
Lion no Oyatsu
Length (in words)15024
Unique words2247
Unique words (used once)1146
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji881
Unique kanji (used once)271
Unique kanji readings1226
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating8.2
MDL rating count105
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Cover of MOTHER
Live action
MOTHER
Length (in words)4247
Unique words969
Unique words (used once)528
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji468
Unique kanji (used once)194
Unique kanji readings594
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.3
MDL rating count889
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Cover of Otouto no Otto
Live action
Otouto no Otto
Length (in words)7872
Unique words1391
Unique words (used once)737
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji655
Unique kanji (used once)235
Unique kanji readings863
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Neko
Live action
Neko
Length (in words)7404
Unique words1283
Unique words (used once)612
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji591
Unique kanji (used once)201
Unique kanji readings770
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.7
MDL rating count180
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Cover of Daisuki!!
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Daisuki!!
Length (in words)24103
Unique words2507
Unique words (used once)1124
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji851
Unique kanji (used once)203
Unique kanji readings1175
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.7
MDL rating count500
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Cover of Ima, Kai ni Yukimasu
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Ima, Kai ni Yukimasu
Length (in words)18806
Unique words2459
Unique words (used once)1238
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji825
Unique kanji (used once)236
Unique kanji readings1147
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.7
MDL rating count385
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Cover of Sekai Kara Neko ga Kieta Nara
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Sekai Kara Neko ga Kieta Nara
Length (in words)4147
Unique words927
Unique words (used once)516
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji447
Unique kanji (used once)190
Unique kanji readings574
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating8.0
MDL rating count2215
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Cover of Yamaonna Nikki: Yama Fesu ni Ikou / Alps no Jou
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Yamaonna Nikki: Yama Fesu ni Ikou / Alps no Jou
Length (in words)6514
Unique words1407
Unique words (used once)759
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji669
Unique kanji (used once)234
Unique kanji readings907
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Demo, Kekkon shitai!
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Demo, Kekkon shitai!
Length (in words)3244
Unique words849
Unique words (used once)475
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji426
Unique kanji (used once)187
Unique kanji readings523
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.3
MDL rating count328
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Cover of 2030 Kanata no Kazoku
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2030 Kanata no Kazoku
Length (in words)5002
Unique words1224
Unique words (used once)696
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji613
Unique kanji (used once)250
Unique kanji readings788
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.0
MDL rating count22
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