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)4457
Unique words1054
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)4138
Unique words928
Unique words (used once)471
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji406
Unique kanji (used once)148
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)9126
Unique words1505
Unique words (used once)815
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji618
Unique kanji (used once)239
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of MOTHER
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MOTHER
Length (in words)4222
Unique words971
Unique words (used once)527
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji466
Unique kanji (used once)194
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Any Crybabies Around?
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Any Crybabies Around?
Length (in words)4046
Unique words1021
Unique words (used once)532
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji506
Unique kanji (used once)197
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san
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Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san
Length (in words)5970
Unique words1389
Unique words (used once)755
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji626
Unique kanji (used once)238
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of River's Edge
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River's Edge
Length (in words)4975
Unique words1174
Unique words (used once)658
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji541
Unique kanji (used once)250
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of HOMUNCULUS
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HOMUNCULUS
Length (in words)4009
Unique words1035
Unique words (used once)587
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji518
Unique kanji (used once)223
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Haburashi / Onna Tomodachi
Live action
Haburashi / Onna Tomodachi
Length (in words)13441
Unique words1929
Unique words (used once)912
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji818
Unique kanji (used once)232
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)7144
Unique words1304
Unique words (used once)610
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji529
Unique kanji (used once)158
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Budokan
Live action
Budokan
Length (in words)11003
Unique words1789
Unique words (used once)875
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji734
Unique kanji (used once)223
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of My Little Lover
Live action
My Little Lover
Length (in words)21412
Unique words2547
Unique words (used once)1171
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji889
Unique kanji (used once)248
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Totsuzen Desu ga, Ashita Kekkon Shimasu
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Totsuzen Desu ga, Ashita Kekkon Shimasu
Length (in words)26814
Unique words3357
Unique words (used once)1667
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1107
Unique kanji (used once)288
Difficulty3/10
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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)4178
Unique words990
Unique words (used once)538
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji487
Unique kanji (used once)193
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Namae o Nakushita Megami
Live action
Namae o Nakushita Megami
Length (in words)27663
Unique words2863
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 Koinaka
Live action
Koinaka
Length (in words)25623
Unique words2758
Unique words (used once)1219
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji955
Unique kanji (used once)231
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Marumo no Okite
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Marumo no Okite
Length (in words)37712
Unique words3342
Unique words (used once)1422
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji975
Unique kanji (used once)202
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Furenaba Ochin
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Furenaba Ochin
Length (in words)12951
Unique words1948
Unique words (used once)1018
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji823
Unique kanji (used once)259
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Kahogo no Kahoko
Live action
Kahogo no Kahoko
Length (in words)47932
Unique words3642
Unique words (used once)1612
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1124
Unique kanji (used once)272
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of TUNA GIRL
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TUNA GIRL
Length (in words)6693
Unique words1708
Unique words (used once)985
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji768
Unique kanji (used once)269
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Mousou Kanojo
Live action
Mousou Kanojo
Length (in words)5288
Unique words1123
Unique words (used once)581
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji482
Unique kanji (used once)180
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Sayonara Watashi
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Sayonara Watashi
Length (in words)19838
Unique words2155
Unique words (used once)994
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji873
Unique kanji (used once)252
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Dear Sister
Live action
Dear Sister
Length (in words)34789
Unique words3678
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 Utsubokazura no Yume
Live action
Utsubokazura no Yume
Length (in words)22730
Unique words2575
Unique words (used once)1190
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji917
Unique kanji (used once)207
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo
Live action
Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo
Length (in words)14547
Unique words2285
Unique words (used once)1099
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji881
Unique kanji (used once)238
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Itsuka Hi no Ataru Basho de
Live action
Itsuka Hi no Ataru Basho de
Length (in words)26230
Unique words2873
Unique words (used once)1368
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1004
Unique kanji (used once)242
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)22830
Unique words2719
Unique words (used once)1298
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji947
Unique kanji (used once)250
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Miyamoto kara Kimi e
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Miyamoto kara Kimi e
Length (in words)5526
Unique words1344
Unique words (used once)773
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji584
Unique kanji (used once)225
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Teddy Go!
Live action
Teddy Go!
Length (in words)5390
Unique words1230
Unique words (used once)664
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji548
Unique kanji (used once)184
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Nemureru Mori no Jukujo
Live action
Nemureru Mori no Jukujo
Length (in words)19532
Unique words2359
Unique words (used once)1125
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji898
Unique kanji (used once)254
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Starman ~ Kono Hoshi no Koi
Live action
Starman ~ Kono Hoshi no Koi
Length (in words)25106
Unique words2571
Unique words (used once)1166
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji851
Unique kanji (used once)232
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)6996
Unique words1457
Unique words (used once)766
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji602
Unique kanji (used once)207
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Kaseifu no Mita
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Kaseifu no Mita
Length (in words)40058
Unique words3041
Unique words (used once)1260
Unique words (used once %)41%
Unique kanji1009
Unique kanji (used once)243
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Konya wa Kokoro Dake Daite
Live action
Konya wa Kokoro Dake Daite
Length (in words)15157
Unique words2320
Unique words (used once)1181
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji901
Unique kanji (used once)259
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Share House no Koibito
Live action
Share House no Koibito
Length (in words)29039
Unique words3345
Unique words (used once)1620
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1087
Unique kanji (used once)287
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Switched
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Switched
Length (in words)10746
Unique words1550
Unique words (used once)734
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji597
Unique kanji (used once)181
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Kurumi no Heya
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Kurumi no Heya
Length (in words)15390
Unique words2223
Unique words (used once)1096
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji852
Unique kanji (used once)238
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Fukigen na Kajitsu
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Fukigen na Kajitsu
Length (in words)20087
Unique words2637
Unique words (used once)1270
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji980
Unique kanji (used once)259
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Koe Koi
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Koe Koi
Length (in words)12424
Unique words1678
Unique words (used once)804
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji716
Unique kanji (used once)228
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Maji de Koukaishitemasu
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Maji de Koukaishitemasu
Length (in words)8441
Unique words1769
Unique words (used once)915
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji756
Unique kanji (used once)256
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Otto no Kanojo
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Otto no Kanojo
Length (in words)27082
Unique words3001
Unique words (used once)1441
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji940
Unique kanji (used once)208
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Mamagoto
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Mamagoto
Length (in words)13759
Unique words1869
Unique words (used once)921
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji733
Unique kanji (used once)231
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Kare, Otto, Otoko Tomodachi
Live action
Kare, Otto, Otoko Tomodachi
Length (in words)16518
Unique words2369
Unique words (used once)1210
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)32446
Unique words3367
Unique words (used once)1545
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1051
Unique kanji (used once)229
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Boku no Ita Jikan
Live action
Boku no Ita Jikan
Length (in words)25226
Unique words2819
Unique words (used once)1305
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji971
Unique kanji (used once)229
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Hana no Zubora Meshi
Live action
Hana no Zubora Meshi
Length (in words)15697
Unique words2669
Unique words (used once)1363
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji948
Unique kanji (used once)281
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Blanket Cats
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Blanket Cats
Length (in words)19952
Unique words2347
Unique words (used once)1084
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji904
Unique kanji (used once)251
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Little Miss Sumo
Live action
Little Miss Sumo
Length (in words)1115
Unique words424
Unique words (used once)273
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji243
Unique kanji (used once)120
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Utsukushii Rinjin
Live action
Utsukushii Rinjin
Length (in words)22369
Unique words2563
Unique words (used once)1166
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji886
Unique kanji (used once)238
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)17248
Unique words2106
Unique words (used once)978
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji852
Unique kanji (used once)257
Difficulty3/10
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