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 Shanai Marriage Honey
Live action
Shanai Marriage Honey
Length (in words)10864
Unique words1643
Unique words (used once)827
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji674
Unique kanji (used once)234
Unique kanji readings906
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating8.1
MDL rating count7581
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Cover of Senju Crazy Boys
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Senju Crazy Boys
Length (in words)3785
Unique words1005
Unique words (used once)547
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji508
Unique kanji (used once)209
Unique kanji readings643
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Ashita no Kazoku
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Ashita no Kazoku
Length (in words)6842
Unique words1349
Unique words (used once)723
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji596
Unique kanji (used once)233
Unique kanji readings790
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.9
MDL rating count75
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Cover of Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.
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Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.
Length (in words)5378
Unique words1019
Unique words (used once)526
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji445
Unique kanji (used once)177
Unique kanji readings554
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating8.0
MDL rating count1747
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Cover of his: Koisuru Tsumori Nante Nakatta
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his: Koisuru Tsumori Nante Nakatta
Length (in words)6309
Unique words1272
Unique words (used once)654
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji554
Unique kanji (used once)206
Unique kanji readings716
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating8.2
MDL rating count4842
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Cover of Budoukan
Live action
Budoukan
Length (in words)11312
Unique words1798
Unique words (used once)883
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji738
Unique kanji (used once)225
Unique kanji readings1000
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.5
MDL rating count39
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Cover of Haruka no Hikari
Live action
Haruka no Hikari
Length (in words)7840
Unique words1632
Unique words (used once)879
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji710
Unique kanji (used once)264
Unique kanji readings946
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Haburashi / Onna Tomodachi
Live action
Haburashi / Onna Tomodachi
Length (in words)13497
Unique words1934
Unique words (used once)917
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji829
Unique kanji (used once)238
Unique kanji readings1152
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.1
MDL rating count123
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Cover of Douse Mou Nigerarenai
Live action
Douse Mou Nigerarenai
Length (in words)9048
Unique words1622
Unique words (used once)839
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji677
Unique kanji (used once)230
Unique kanji readings894
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.1
MDL rating count1377
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Cover of Shima no Sensei
Live action
Shima no Sensei
Length (in words)18033
Unique words2442
Unique words (used once)1194
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji904
Unique kanji (used once)228
Unique kanji readings1302
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.2
MDL rating count80
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Cover of Sore wo Ai to Machigaerukara
Live action
Sore wo Ai to Machigaerukara
Length (in words)20697
Unique words2637
Unique words (used once)1390
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji923
Unique kanji (used once)322
Unique kanji readings1282
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Chijou no Seppun
Live action
Chijou no Seppun
Length (in words)12479
Unique words2063
Unique words (used once)1057
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji791
Unique kanji (used once)257
Unique kanji readings1095
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.3
MDL rating count695
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Cover of Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san
Live action
Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san
Length (in words)6011
Unique words1393
Unique words (used once)760
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji627
Unique kanji (used once)236
Unique kanji readings836
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.1
MDL rating count357
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Cover of Takeuchi Ryoma no Satsukyu
Live action
Takeuchi Ryoma no Satsukyu
Length (in words)15011
Unique words2024
Unique words (used once)965
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji778
Unique kanji (used once)239
Unique kanji readings1047
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.6
MDL rating count63
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Cover of "Kutabare" Bocchan
Live action
"Kutabare" Bocchan
Length (in words)3022
Unique words896
Unique words (used once)538
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji490
Unique kanji (used once)237
Unique kanji readings603
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Kokoro no Kizu wo Iyasu to Iu Koto
Live action
Kokoro no Kizu wo Iyasu to Iu Koto
Length (in words)7193
Unique words1627
Unique words (used once)903
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji760
Unique kanji (used once)298
Unique kanji readings1019
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating8.3
MDL rating count154
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Cover of My Little Lover
Live action
My Little Lover
Length (in words)21630
Unique words2551
Unique words (used once)1164
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji893
Unique kanji (used once)243
Unique kanji readings1264
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.6
MDL rating count5628
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Cover of Coffee & Vanilla
Live action
Coffee & Vanilla
Length (in words)11208
Unique words1713
Unique words (used once)858
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji683
Unique kanji (used once)227
Unique kanji readings915
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.0
MDL rating count11053
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Cover of My Girl
Live action
My Girl
Length (in words)27621
Unique words2837
Unique words (used once)1313
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji922
Unique kanji (used once)232
Unique kanji readings1330
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.6
MDL rating count1786
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Cover of HOMUNCULUS
Live action
HOMUNCULUS
Length (in words)4060
Unique words1037
Unique words (used once)587
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji520
Unique kanji (used once)224
Unique kanji readings661
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.0
MDL rating count835
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Cover of Mokomi: Kanojo Chotto Hendakedo
Live action
Mokomi: Kanojo Chotto Hendakedo
Length (in words)16265
Unique words2002
Unique words (used once)897
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji783
Unique kanji (used once)216
Unique kanji readings1068
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.8
MDL rating count227
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Cover of Totsuzen Desu ga, Ashita Kekkon Shimasu
Live action
Totsuzen Desu ga, Ashita Kekkon Shimasu
Length (in words)26891
Unique words3352
Unique words (used once)1664
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1112
Unique kanji (used once)287
Unique kanji readings1611
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.5
MDL rating count1507
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Cover of River's Edge
Live action
River's Edge
Length (in words)5037
Unique words1172
Unique words (used once)655
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji545
Unique kanji (used once)252
Unique kanji readings688
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.0
MDL rating count1197
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Cover of Otoko Copywriter, Ikukyuu wo Toru.
Live action
Otoko Copywriter, Ikukyuu wo Toru.
Length (in words)10926
Unique words1861
Unique words (used once)923
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji735
Unique kanji (used once)229
Unique kanji readings1006
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Furenaba Ochin
Live action
Furenaba Ochin
Length (in words)12984
Unique words1936
Unique words (used once)1004
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji827
Unique kanji (used once)259
Unique kanji readings1112
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.3
MDL rating count126
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Cover of Kono Koi wa Tsumi na no ka!?
Live action
Kono Koi wa Tsumi na no ka!?
Length (in words)6134
Unique words1279
Unique words (used once)701
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji570
Unique kanji (used once)240
Unique kanji readings725
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.2
MDL rating count1112
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Cover of Boku no Aruku Michi
Live action
Boku no Aruku Michi
Length (in words)24545
Unique words2530
Unique words (used once)1086
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji881
Unique kanji (used once)209
Unique kanji readings1258
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating8.0
MDL rating count129
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Cover of Remote Drama Living
Live action
Remote Drama Living
Length (in words)5674
Unique words1241
Unique words (used once)664
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji548
Unique kanji (used once)200
Unique kanji readings707
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.0
MDL rating count52
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Cover of Akiko's Piano
Live action
Akiko's Piano
Length (in words)3784
Unique words1268
Unique words (used once)820
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji710
Unique kanji (used once)326
Unique kanji readings926
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.7
MDL rating count43
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Cover of Sailor Zombie
Live action
Sailor Zombie
Length (in words)12267
Unique words2009
Unique words (used once)954
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji867
Unique kanji (used once)242
Unique kanji readings1208
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating6.9
MDL rating count159
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Cover of marry me!
Live action
marry me!
Length (in words)13017
Unique words2016
Unique words (used once)1019
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji777
Unique kanji (used once)230
Unique kanji readings1062
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.8
MDL rating count1918
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Cover of Woman
Live action
Woman
Length (in words)27952
Unique words3029
Unique words (used once)1378
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1054
Unique kanji (used once)251
Unique kanji readings1514
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating8.1
MDL rating count746
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Cover of Mama to Papa ga Ikiru Riyuu
Live action
Mama to Papa ga Ikiru Riyuu
Length (in words)12674
Unique words1839
Unique words (used once)892
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji749
Unique kanji (used once)222
Unique kanji readings997
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.6
MDL rating count29
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Cover of Janai Hou no Kanojo
Live action
Janai Hou no Kanojo
Length (in words)25474
Unique words2735
Unique words (used once)1297
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1003
Unique kanji (used once)260
Unique kanji readings1465
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.8
MDL rating count24
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Cover of Risou no Otoko
Live action
Risou no Otoko
Length (in words)9191
Unique words1442
Unique words (used once)724
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji619
Unique kanji (used once)199
Unique kanji readings827
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.2
MDL rating count103
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Cover of OL Desu ga, Kyabajou Hajimemashita
Live action
OL Desu ga, Kyabajou Hajimemashita
Length (in words)7279
Unique words1312
Unique words (used once)609
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji533
Unique kanji (used once)159
Unique kanji readings698
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.0
MDL rating count12
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Cover of Kakugo wa Ii ka Soko no Joshi
Live action
Kakugo wa Ii ka Soko no Joshi
Length (in words)9451
Unique words1419
Unique words (used once)669
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji585
Unique kanji (used once)200
Unique kanji readings767
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.3
MDL rating count1085
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Cover of Momoiro Anzuiro Sakurairo
Live action
Momoiro Anzuiro Sakurairo
Length (in words)6872
Unique words1359
Unique words (used once)703
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji567
Unique kanji (used once)208
Unique kanji readings736
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.0
MDL rating count770
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Cover of Marumo no Okite
Live action
Marumo no Okite
Length (in words)38688
Unique words3339
Unique words (used once)1418
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji988
Unique kanji (used once)207
Unique kanji readings1438
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating7.8
MDL rating count428
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Cover of Uso Nante Hitotsu mo Nai no
Live action
Uso Nante Hitotsu mo Nai no
Length (in words)4204
Unique words989
Unique words (used once)536
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji493
Unique kanji (used once)198
Unique kanji readings644
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating7.6
MDL rating count6
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Cover of Tenshi wa Mop wo Motte
Live action
Tenshi wa Mop wo Motte
Length (in words)8395
Unique words1515
Unique words (used once)786
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji720
Unique kanji (used once)247
Unique kanji readings971
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Koinaka
Live action
Koinaka
Length (in words)25714
Unique words2759
Unique words (used once)1223
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji971
Unique kanji (used once)233
Unique kanji readings1411
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating7.5
MDL rating count1941
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Cover of Radio
Live action
Radio
Length (in words)4262
Unique words1178
Unique words (used once)709
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji616
Unique kanji (used once)244
Unique kanji readings822
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Otousan wa Nido Shinu
Live action
Otousan wa Nido Shinu
Length (in words)7517
Unique words1422
Unique words (used once)727
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji654
Unique kanji (used once)219
Unique kanji readings884
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Konya wa Kokoro Dake Daite
Live action
Konya wa Kokoro Dake Daite
Length (in words)15151
Unique words2321
Unique words (used once)1181
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji903
Unique kanji (used once)260
Unique kanji readings1302
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating7.6
MDL rating count22
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Cover of Sayonara Watashi
Live action
Sayonara Watashi
Length (in words)20014
Unique words2146
Unique words (used once)986
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji874
Unique kanji (used once)251
Unique kanji readings1200
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating7.6
MDL rating count55
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Cover of Kamisama no Boat
Live action
Kamisama no Boat
Length (in words)5291
Unique words1224
Unique words (used once)672
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji613
Unique kanji (used once)245
Unique kanji readings823
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Toshi no Sakon
Live action
Toshi no Sakon
Length (in words)11706
Unique words1986
Unique words (used once)955
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji754
Unique kanji (used once)234
Unique kanji readings1030
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Kanojo wa Kirei Datta
Live action
Kanojo wa Kirei Datta
Length (in words)29355
Unique words3601
Unique words (used once)1760
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1108
Unique kanji (used once)267
Unique kanji readings1657
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating8.0
MDL rating count2174
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Cover of Shiroi Haru
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Shiroi Haru
Length (in words)23336
Unique words2590
Unique words (used once)1196
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji907
Unique kanji (used once)241
Unique kanji readings1296
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating7.8
MDL rating count459
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