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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 Shanai Marriage Honey
Live action
Shanai Marriage Honey
Length (in words)10641
Unique words1642
Unique words (used once)828
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji668
Unique kanji (used once)234
Unique kanji readings901
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating8.1
MDL rating count7581
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Cover of Ashita no Kazoku
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Ashita no Kazoku
Length (in words)6832
Unique words1352
Unique words (used once)727
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji595
Unique kanji (used once)233
Unique kanji readings790
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.9
MDL rating count75
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Cover of Shima no Sensei
Live action
Shima no Sensei
Length (in words)17808
Unique words2426
Unique words (used once)1190
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji892
Unique kanji (used once)228
Unique kanji readings1283
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.2
MDL rating count80
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Cover of his: Koisuru Tsumori Nante Nakatta
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his: Koisuru Tsumori Nante Nakatta
Length (in words)6286
Unique words1275
Unique words (used once)660
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji553
Unique kanji (used once)206
Unique kanji readings711
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating8.2
MDL rating count4842
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Cover of Haruka no Hikari
Live action
Haruka no Hikari
Length (in words)7813
Unique words1623
Unique words (used once)871
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji697
Unique kanji (used once)253
Unique kanji readings930
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Sore wo Ai to Machigaerukara
Live action
Sore wo Ai to Machigaerukara
Length (in words)20598
Unique words2636
Unique words (used once)1389
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji920
Unique kanji (used once)321
Unique kanji readings1278
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Budoukan
Live action
Budoukan
Length (in words)11000
Unique words1789
Unique words (used once)877
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji734
Unique kanji (used once)223
Unique kanji readings989
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.5
MDL rating count39
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Cover of Haburashi / Onna Tomodachi
Live action
Haburashi / Onna Tomodachi
Length (in words)13441
Unique words1924
Unique words (used once)911
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji818
Unique kanji (used once)232
Unique kanji readings1136
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.1
MDL rating count123
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Cover of Senju Crazy Boys
Live action
Senju Crazy Boys
Length (in words)3757
Unique words1001
Unique words (used once)544
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji505
Unique kanji (used once)208
Unique kanji readings638
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Chijou no Seppun
Live action
Chijou no Seppun
Length (in words)12377
Unique words2056
Unique words (used once)1055
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji775
Unique kanji (used once)247
Unique kanji readings1078
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.3
MDL rating count695
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Cover of Douse Mou Nigerarenai
Live action
Douse Mou Nigerarenai
Length (in words)8986
Unique words1614
Unique words (used once)835
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji673
Unique kanji (used once)228
Unique kanji readings889
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.1
MDL rating count1377
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Cover of River's Edge
Live action
River's Edge
Length (in words)4974
Unique words1170
Unique words (used once)655
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji541
Unique kanji (used once)250
Unique kanji readings682
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.0
MDL rating count1197
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Cover of Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.
Live action
Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.
Length (in words)5290
Unique words1012
Unique words (used once)527
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji441
Unique kanji (used once)179
Unique kanji readings550
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating8.0
MDL rating count1747
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Cover of My Girl
Live action
My Girl
Length (in words)27064
Unique words2826
Unique words (used once)1309
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji917
Unique kanji (used once)234
Unique kanji readings1321
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.6
MDL rating count1786
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Cover of Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san
Live action
Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san
Length (in words)5965
Unique words1390
Unique words (used once)756
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji626
Unique kanji (used once)238
Unique kanji readings836
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.1
MDL rating count357
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Cover of Coffee & Vanilla
Live action
Coffee & Vanilla
Length (in words)11161
Unique words1710
Unique words (used once)858
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji680
Unique kanji (used once)225
Unique kanji readings911
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.0
MDL rating count11053
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Cover of Otoko Copywriter, Ikukyuu wo Toru.
Live action
Otoko Copywriter, Ikukyuu wo Toru.
Length (in words)10868
Unique words1858
Unique words (used once)924
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji730
Unique kanji (used once)229
Unique kanji readings1000
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of "Kutabare" Bocchan
Live action
"Kutabare" Bocchan
Length (in words)3028
Unique words897
Unique words (used once)538
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji487
Unique kanji (used once)234
Unique kanji readings600
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Takeuchi Ryoma no Satsukyu
Live action
Takeuchi Ryoma no Satsukyu
Length (in words)14853
Unique words2012
Unique words (used once)959
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji767
Unique kanji (used once)238
Unique kanji readings1028
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.6
MDL rating count63
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Cover of Woman
Live action
Woman
Length (in words)27568
Unique words3018
Unique words (used once)1373
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1044
Unique kanji (used once)245
Unique kanji readings1496
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating8.1
MDL rating count746
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Cover of Totsuzen Desu ga, Ashita Kekkon Shimasu
Live action
Totsuzen Desu ga, Ashita Kekkon Shimasu
Length (in words)26787
Unique words3348
Unique words (used once)1663
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1107
Unique kanji (used once)288
Unique kanji readings1603
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.5
MDL rating count1507
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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)7131
Unique words1618
Unique words (used once)902
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji756
Unique kanji (used once)296
Unique kanji readings1015
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating8.3
MDL rating count154
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Cover of Mokomi: Kanojo Chotto Hendakedo
Live action
Mokomi: Kanojo Chotto Hendakedo
Length (in words)16161
Unique words1980
Unique words (used once)886
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji764
Unique kanji (used once)213
Unique kanji readings1037
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.8
MDL rating count227
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Cover of HOMUNCULUS
Live action
HOMUNCULUS
Length (in words)4007
Unique words1036
Unique words (used once)588
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji518
Unique kanji (used once)223
Unique kanji readings659
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.0
MDL rating count835
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Cover of My Little Lover
Live action
My Little Lover
Length (in words)21427
Unique words2535
Unique words (used once)1162
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji889
Unique kanji (used once)248
Unique kanji readings1250
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.6
MDL rating count5628
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Cover of marry me!
Live action
marry me!
Length (in words)12972
Unique words2017
Unique words (used once)1020
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji775
Unique kanji (used once)229
Unique kanji readings1060
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.8
MDL rating count1918
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Cover of Koinaka
Live action
Koinaka
Length (in words)25588
Unique words2747
Unique words (used once)1215
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji955
Unique kanji (used once)231
Unique kanji readings1393
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.5
MDL rating count1941
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Cover of Furenaba Ochin
Live action
Furenaba Ochin
Length (in words)12931
Unique words1941
Unique words (used once)1008
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji823
Unique kanji (used once)259
Unique kanji readings1107
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.3
MDL rating count126
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Cover of Boku no Aruku Michi
Live action
Boku no Aruku Michi
Length (in words)24452
Unique words2523
Unique words (used once)1083
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji877
Unique kanji (used once)207
Unique kanji readings1255
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating8.0
MDL rating count129
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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)6075
Unique words1274
Unique words (used once)698
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji567
Unique kanji (used once)240
Unique kanji readings720
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.2
MDL rating count1112
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Cover of Mama to Papa ga Ikiru Riyuu
Live action
Mama to Papa ga Ikiru Riyuu
Length (in words)12650
Unique words1835
Unique words (used once)886
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji745
Unique kanji (used once)222
Unique kanji readings993
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.6
MDL rating count29
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Cover of Sailor Zombie
Live action
Sailor Zombie
Length (in words)12193
Unique words2001
Unique words (used once)949
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji859
Unique kanji (used once)240
Unique kanji readings1199
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating6.9
MDL rating count159
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Cover of Risou no Otoko
Live action
Risou no Otoko
Length (in words)9121
Unique words1442
Unique words (used once)723
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji617
Unique kanji (used once)199
Unique kanji readings825
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.2
MDL rating count103
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Cover of Janai Hou no Kanojo
Live action
Janai Hou no Kanojo
Length (in words)25290
Unique words2732
Unique words (used once)1298
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1001
Unique kanji (used once)260
Unique kanji readings1462
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.8
MDL rating count24
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Cover of Tenshi wa Mop wo Motte
Live action
Tenshi wa Mop wo Motte
Length (in words)8312
Unique words1509
Unique words (used once)788
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji711
Unique kanji (used once)246
Unique kanji readings957
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of OL Desu ga, Kyabajou Hajimemashita
Live action
OL Desu ga, Kyabajou Hajimemashita
Length (in words)7145
Unique words1302
Unique words (used once)606
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji529
Unique kanji (used once)158
Unique kanji readings693
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.0
MDL rating count12
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Cover of Otousan wa Nido Shinu
Live action
Otousan wa Nido Shinu
Length (in words)7482
Unique words1419
Unique words (used once)727
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji645
Unique kanji (used once)217
Unique kanji readings873
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Akiko's Piano
Live action
Akiko's Piano
Length (in words)3781
Unique words1258
Unique words (used once)812
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji707
Unique kanji (used once)325
Unique kanji readings914
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.7
MDL rating count43
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Cover of Marumo no Okite
Live action
Marumo no Okite
Length (in words)37656
Unique words3323
Unique words (used once)1412
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji975
Unique kanji (used once)202
Unique kanji readings1418
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.8
MDL rating count428
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Cover of Remote Drama Living
Live action
Remote Drama Living
Length (in words)5657
Unique words1240
Unique words (used once)661
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 Sayonara Watashi
Live action
Sayonara Watashi
Length (in words)19802
Unique words2148
Unique words (used once)990
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji873
Unique kanji (used once)252
Unique kanji readings1198
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.6
MDL rating count55
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Cover of Kanojo wa Kirei Datta
Live action
Kanojo wa Kirei Datta
Length (in words)28767
Unique words3581
Unique words (used once)1751
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1099
Unique kanji (used once)267
Unique kanji readings1638
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating8.0
MDL rating count2174
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Cover of Toshi no Sakon
Live action
Toshi no Sakon
Length (in words)11577
Unique words1978
Unique words (used once)950
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji743
Unique kanji (used once)228
Unique kanji readings1020
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Radio
Live action
Radio
Length (in words)4267
Unique words1175
Unique words (used once)705
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji613
Unique kanji (used once)243
Unique kanji readings815
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Konya wa Kokoro Dake Daite
Live action
Konya wa Kokoro Dake Daite
Length (in words)15119
Unique words2317
Unique words (used once)1177
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji901
Unique kanji (used once)259
Unique kanji readings1296
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.6
MDL rating count22
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Cover of Kamisama no Boat
Live action
Kamisama no Boat
Length (in words)5276
Unique words1218
Unique words (used once)669
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji607
Unique kanji (used once)243
Unique kanji readings814
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Yamada Tarou Monogatari
Live action
Yamada Tarou Monogatari
Length (in words)21708
Unique words2886
Unique words (used once)1384
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji964
Unique kanji (used once)249
Unique kanji readings1388
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating7.6
MDL rating count2687
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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)9180
Unique words1414
Unique words (used once)668
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji573
Unique kanji (used once)194
Unique kanji readings751
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating7.3
MDL rating count1085
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Cover of Junichi
Live action
Junichi
Length (in words)7829
Unique words1723
Unique words (used once)988
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji717
Unique kanji (used once)269
Unique kanji readings946
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating6.8
MDL rating count361
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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)4176
Unique words985
Unique words (used once)531
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji487
Unique kanji (used once)193
Unique kanji readings637
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating7.6
MDL rating count6
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