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 Second Love
Live action
Second Love
Length (in words)17994
Unique words2693
Unique words (used once)1332
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji974
Unique kanji (used once)265
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Watashi wo Mitsukete
Live action
Watashi wo Mitsukete
Length (in words)10240
Unique words1763
Unique words (used once)905
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji778
Unique kanji (used once)240
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Watashi ga Renai Dekinai Riyuu
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Watashi ga Renai Dekinai Riyuu
Length (in words)33785
Unique words3323
Unique words (used once)1562
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1012
Unique kanji (used once)247
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Nakuna, Hara-chan
Live action
Nakuna, Hara-chan
Length (in words)27120
Unique words2094
Unique words (used once)826
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji745
Unique kanji (used once)171
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Koe Koi
Live action
Koe Koi
Length (in words)12472
Unique words1681
Unique words (used once)801
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji716
Unique kanji (used once)228
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Nagareboshi
Live action
Nagareboshi
Length (in words)22032
Unique words2511
Unique words (used once)1144
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji907
Unique kanji (used once)240
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of The Many Faces of Ito
Live action
The Many Faces of Ito
Length (in words)12807
Unique words2137
Unique words (used once)1092
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji791
Unique kanji (used once)260
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Hayami-san to Yobareru Hi
Live action
Hayami-san to Yobareru Hi
Length (in words)34889
Unique words3861
Unique words (used once)1799
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1122
Unique kanji (used once)251
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Love and Hong Kong
Live action
Love and Hong Kong
Length (in words)6859
Unique words1402
Unique words (used once)712
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji607
Unique kanji (used once)206
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Utsukushii Rinjin
Live action
Utsukushii Rinjin
Length (in words)22399
Unique words2569
Unique words (used once)1177
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji886
Unique kanji (used once)238
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Hajimemashite, Aishiteimasu
Live action
Hajimemashite, Aishiteimasu
Length (in words)34759
Unique words3138
Unique words (used once)1394
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1029
Unique kanji (used once)224
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Zannen na Otto
Live action
Zannen na Otto
Length (in words)34572
Unique words3966
Unique words (used once)1894
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1132
Unique kanji (used once)247
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Haha ni Naru
Live action
Haha ni Naru
Length (in words)32374
Unique words3379
Unique words (used once)1503
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1061
Unique kanji (used once)245
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Terrace House Tokyo 2019-20
Live action
Terrace House Tokyo 2019-20
Length (in words)90899
Unique words5665
Unique words (used once)2400
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji1296
Unique kanji (used once)245
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Hayako-sensei, Kekkon Surutte...
Live action
Hayako-sensei, Kekkon Surutte...
Length (in words)32409
Unique words3564
Unique words (used once)1637
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1104
Unique kanji (used once)215
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Cultivating the Seas
Live action
Cultivating the Seas
Length (in words)5770
Unique words1366
Unique words (used once)782
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji651
Unique kanji (used once)214
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Mou Ichido Kimi ni, Propose
Live action
Mou Ichido Kimi ni, Propose
Length (in words)25749
Unique words3202
Unique words (used once)1557
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1014
Unique kanji (used once)251
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Boku no Ita Jikan
Live action
Boku no Ita Jikan
Length (in words)25298
Unique words2835
Unique words (used once)1320
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji970
Unique kanji (used once)228
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Tokyo Zenryoku Shoujo
Live action
Tokyo Zenryoku Shoujo
Length (in words)39328
Unique words3826
Unique words (used once)1762
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1169
Unique kanji (used once)245
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Dakara Koya
Live action
Dakara Koya
Length (in words)21477
Unique words3025
Unique words (used once)1565
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1082
Unique kanji (used once)279
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Sunao ni Narenakute
Live action
Sunao ni Narenakute
Length (in words)27201
Unique words2966
Unique words (used once)1426
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji946
Unique kanji (used once)238
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Hyper Hardboiled Gourmet Report
Live action
Hyper Hardboiled Gourmet Report
Length (in words)6654
Unique words1312
Unique words (used once)731
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji534
Unique kanji (used once)207
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Hana no Zubora Meshi
Live action
Hana no Zubora Meshi
Length (in words)15702
Unique words2664
Unique words (used once)1360
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji948
Unique kanji (used once)281
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Terrace House: Boys & Girls in the City
Live action
Terrace House: Boys & Girls in the City
Length (in words)146355
Unique words6649
Unique words (used once)2642
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1365
Unique kanji (used once)214
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Terrace House Aloha State
Live action
Terrace House Aloha State
Length (in words)140410
Unique words6729
Unique words (used once)2721
Unique words (used once %)40%
Unique kanji1371
Unique kanji (used once)229
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Kekkon Shinai
Live action
Kekkon Shinai
Length (in words)34994
Unique words3674
Unique words (used once)1699
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1083
Unique kanji (used once)225
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Rebound
Live action
Rebound
Length (in words)35677
Unique words3096
Unique words (used once)1385
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji968
Unique kanji (used once)245
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Switched
Live action
Switched
Length (in words)10768
Unique words1556
Unique words (used once)739
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji597
Unique kanji (used once)181
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of My Husband Won't Fit
Live action
My Husband Won't Fit
Length (in words)16773
Unique words2556
Unique words (used once)1317
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji922
Unique kanji (used once)291
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Otona Joshi
Live action
Otona Joshi
Length (in words)39879
Unique words3918
Unique words (used once)1864
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1145
Unique kanji (used once)278
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Itsuka Kono Koi wo Omoidashite Kitto Naite Shimau
Live action
Itsuka Kono Koi wo Omoidashite Kitto Naite Shimau
Length (in words)24982
Unique words3010
Unique words (used once)1398
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1049
Unique kanji (used once)235
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Unmei ni, Nita Koi
Live action
Unmei ni, Nita Koi
Length (in words)19078
Unique words2627
Unique words (used once)1305
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji992
Unique kanji (used once)279
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Ito Oshikute
Live action
Ito Oshikute
Length (in words)13458
Unique words2040
Unique words (used once)1016
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji822
Unique kanji (used once)239
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Anata no Koto wa Sorehodo
Live action
Anata no Koto wa Sorehodo
Length (in words)27219
Unique words3176
Unique words (used once)1569
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1025
Unique kanji (used once)250
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Ju-On Origins
Live action
Ju-On Origins
Length (in words)8503
Unique words1676
Unique words (used once)826
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji704
Unique kanji (used once)209
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Cleopatra na Onnatachi
Live action
Cleopatra na Onnatachi
Length (in words)30637
Unique words3560
Unique words (used once)1706
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1143
Unique kanji (used once)248
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Genkai Shuraku Kabushikigaisha
Live action
Genkai Shuraku Kabushikigaisha
Length (in words)15253
Unique words2415
Unique words (used once)1177
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji907
Unique kanji (used once)244
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Love and Fortune
Live action
Love and Fortune
Length (in words)16793
Unique words2360
Unique words (used once)1189
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji877
Unique kanji (used once)258
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Gisou no Fuufu
Live action
Gisou no Fuufu
Length (in words)41703
Unique words3709
Unique words (used once)1746
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1115
Unique kanji (used once)256
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Ohitorisama
Live action
Ohitorisama
Length (in words)32873
Unique words3694
Unique words (used once)1791
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1075
Unique kanji (used once)246
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Mother
Live action
Mother
Length (in words)24192
Unique words3113
Unique words (used once)1550
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1051
Unique kanji (used once)260
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Midnight Diner Tokyo Stories
Live action
Midnight Diner Tokyo Stories
Length (in words)15170
Unique words2709
Unique words (used once)1494
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji982
Unique kanji (used once)316
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of IS ~Otoko Demo Onna Demo Nai Sei~
Live action
IS ~Otoko Demo Onna Demo Nai Sei~
Length (in words)24453
Unique words2721
Unique words (used once)1271
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji904
Unique kanji (used once)232
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Uchi no Otto wa Shigoto ga Dekinai
Live action
Uchi no Otto wa Shigoto ga Dekinai
Length (in words)36765
Unique words4055
Unique words (used once)1840
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1177
Unique kanji (used once)261
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Ikemen desu ne
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Ikemen desu ne
Length (in words)28160
Unique words3089
Unique words (used once)1408
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji942
Unique kanji (used once)246
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Renai Jidai
Live action
Renai Jidai
Length (in words)31220
Unique words3275
Unique words (used once)1481
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1084
Unique kanji (used once)229
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Erased
Live action
Erased
Length (in words)15169
Unique words2566
Unique words (used once)1309
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji935
Unique kanji (used once)250
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Romance Doll
Live action
Romance Doll
Length (in words)6063
Unique words1395
Unique words (used once)780
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji588
Unique kanji (used once)210
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Midnight Diner
Live action
Midnight Diner
Length (in words)12295
Unique words2314
Unique words (used once)1290
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji846
Unique kanji (used once)280
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Onna Michi
Live action
Onna Michi
Length (in words)19076
Unique words2544
Unique words (used once)1290
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji911
Unique kanji (used once)244
Difficulty4/10
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