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 Uchi no Otto wa Shigoto ga Dekinai
Live action
Uchi no Otto wa Shigoto ga Dekinai
Length (in words)36741
Unique words4044
Unique words (used once)1832
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1178
Unique kanji (used once)262
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating7.7
MDL rating count311
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Cover of Yakuza and The Family
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Yakuza and The Family
Length (in words)5794
Unique words1271
Unique words (used once)665
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji570
Unique kanji (used once)201
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating7.9
MDL rating count463
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Cover of Umareru.
Live action
Umareru.
Length (in words)32447
Unique words3362
Unique words (used once)1540
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1051
Unique kanji (used once)229
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating7.5
MDL rating count439
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Cover of Magerarenai Onna
Live action
Magerarenai Onna
Length (in words)33988
Unique words3463
Unique words (used once)1604
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1083
Unique kanji (used once)276
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating7.4
MDL rating count247
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Cover of Watashi ga Renai Dekinai Riyuu
Live action
Watashi ga Renai Dekinai Riyuu
Length (in words)33657
Unique words3316
Unique words (used once)1547
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1012
Unique kanji (used once)247
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating7.5
MDL rating count1409
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Cover of Zannen na Otto
Live action
Zannen na Otto
Length (in words)34474
Unique words3962
Unique words (used once)1890
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1132
Unique kanji (used once)247
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating7.4
MDL rating count249
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Cover of Saikou no Rikon
Live action
Saikou no Rikon
Length (in words)39545
Unique words3863
Unique words (used once)1798
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1226
Unique kanji (used once)286
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating7.9
MDL rating count1162
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Cover of Watashi wo Mitsukete
Live action
Watashi wo Mitsukete
Length (in words)10221
Unique words1765
Unique words (used once)904
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji778
Unique kanji (used once)240
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating7.2
MDL rating count5
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Cover of Vampire Heaven
Live action
Vampire Heaven
Length (in words)11685
Unique words1840
Unique words (used once)971
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji785
Unique kanji (used once)277
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating6.3
MDL rating count884
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Cover of Soredemo, Ikite Yuku
Live action
Soredemo, Ikite Yuku
Length (in words)25970
Unique words2878
Unique words (used once)1340
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1025
Unique kanji (used once)264
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating8.4
MDL rating count1303
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Cover of Erased
Live action
Erased
Length (in words)15104
Unique words2565
Unique words (used once)1306
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji935
Unique kanji (used once)250
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating8.4
MDL rating count4983
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Cover of Genkai Shuraku Kabushikigaisha
Live action
Genkai Shuraku Kabushikigaisha
Length (in words)15193
Unique words2413
Unique words (used once)1173
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji907
Unique kanji (used once)244
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.5
MDL rating count107
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Cover of Rebound
Live action
Rebound
Length (in words)35544
Unique words3093
Unique words (used once)1385
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji968
Unique kanji (used once)245
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating6.7
MDL rating count1103
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Cover of Mou Ichido Kimi ni, Propose
Live action
Mou Ichido Kimi ni, Propose
Length (in words)25656
Unique words3184
Unique words (used once)1533
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1014
Unique kanji (used once)251
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.4
MDL rating count241
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Cover of Hajimemashite, Aishiteimasu
Live action
Hajimemashite, Aishiteimasu
Length (in words)34713
Unique words3137
Unique words (used once)1385
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1029
Unique kanji (used once)224
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.8
MDL rating count87
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Cover of Kakegurui S2
Live action
Kakegurui S2
Length (in words)8432
Unique words1704
Unique words (used once)889
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji707
Unique kanji (used once)238
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.9
MDL rating count1503
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Cover of Hana no Zubora Meshi
Live action
Hana no Zubora Meshi
Length (in words)15695
Unique words2666
Unique words (used once)1359
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji948
Unique kanji (used once)281
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating6.9
MDL rating count65
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Cover of Haha ni Naru
Live action
Haha ni Naru
Length (in words)32287
Unique words3363
Unique words (used once)1495
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1061
Unique kanji (used once)244
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.9
MDL rating count294
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Cover of Kaseifu no Mita
Live action
Kaseifu no Mita
Length (in words)40035
Unique words3036
Unique words (used once)1257
Unique words (used once %)41%
Unique kanji1009
Unique kanji (used once)243
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating8.0
MDL rating count1632
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Cover of Nagareboshi
Live action
Nagareboshi
Length (in words)21959
Unique words2507
Unique words (used once)1143
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji907
Unique kanji (used once)240
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.8
MDL rating count1544
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Cover of Terrace House Tokyo 2019-20
Live action
Terrace House Tokyo 2019-20
Length (in words)90833
Unique words5668
Unique words (used once)2406
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji1296
Unique kanji (used once)245
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.6
MDL rating count629
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Cover of My Husband Won't Fit
Live action
My Husband Won't Fit
Length (in words)16738
Unique words2545
Unique words (used once)1310
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji922
Unique kanji (used once)291
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating6.9
MDL rating count964
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Cover of Romance Doll
Live action
Romance Doll
Length (in words)6053
Unique words1385
Unique words (used once)771
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji588
Unique kanji (used once)210
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.3
MDL rating count434
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Cover of Dakara Koya
Live action
Dakara Koya
Length (in words)21419
Unique words3028
Unique words (used once)1570
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1082
Unique kanji (used once)279
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.5
MDL rating count117
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Cover of Second Love
Live action
Second Love
Length (in words)17983
Unique words2691
Unique words (used once)1335
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji974
Unique kanji (used once)265
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.3
MDL rating count2290
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Cover of Blue, Painful, Fragile
Live action
Blue, Painful, Fragile
Length (in words)7416
Unique words1436
Unique words (used once)761
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji615
Unique kanji (used once)217
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.4
MDL rating count305
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Cover of Sunao ni Narenakute
Live action
Sunao ni Narenakute
Length (in words)27092
Unique words2951
Unique words (used once)1410
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji946
Unique kanji (used once)238
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.4
MDL rating count2490
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Cover of Ju-On Origins
Live action
Ju-On Origins
Length (in words)8447
Unique words1665
Unique words (used once)818
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji704
Unique kanji (used once)209
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.1
MDL rating count879
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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)144789
Unique words6660
Unique words (used once)2656
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1365
Unique kanji (used once)214
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating8.1
MDL rating count1334
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Cover of Ohitorisama
Live action
Ohitorisama
Length (in words)32811
Unique words3677
Unique words (used once)1772
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1075
Unique kanji (used once)246
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.2
MDL rating count1547
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Cover of Tokyo Zenryoku Shoujo
Live action
Tokyo Zenryoku Shoujo
Length (in words)39240
Unique words3823
Unique words (used once)1758
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1169
Unique kanji (used once)245
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.4
MDL rating count367
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Cover of Mayonaka no Panya-san
Live action
Mayonaka no Panya-san
Length (in words)23606
Unique words2731
Unique words (used once)1285
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji991
Unique kanji (used once)269
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.3
MDL rating count248
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Cover of Otona Joshi
Live action
Otona Joshi
Length (in words)39752
Unique words3923
Unique words (used once)1870
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1145
Unique kanji (used once)278
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.6
MDL rating count456
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Cover of Unmei ni, Nita Koi
Live action
Unmei ni, Nita Koi
Length (in words)19025
Unique words2616
Unique words (used once)1302
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji992
Unique kanji (used once)279
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.5
MDL rating count361
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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)24914
Unique words3006
Unique words (used once)1393
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1049
Unique kanji (used once)234
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.7
MDL rating count1637
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Cover of Love and Fortune
Live action
Love and Fortune
Length (in words)16765
Unique words2359
Unique words (used once)1188
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji877
Unique kanji (used once)258
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.2
MDL rating count2159
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Cover of Zoku. Saigo Kara Nibanme no Koi
Live action
Zoku. Saigo Kara Nibanme no Koi
Length (in words)55709
Unique words4344
Unique words (used once)1919
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1204
Unique kanji (used once)245
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating8.2
MDL rating count89
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Cover of Cleopatra na Onnatachi
Live action
Cleopatra na Onnatachi
Length (in words)30568
Unique words3543
Unique words (used once)1695
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1143
Unique kanji (used once)247
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.0
MDL rating count189
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Cover of Ikemen desu ne
Live action
Ikemen desu ne
Length (in words)28087
Unique words3078
Unique words (used once)1399
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji942
Unique kanji (used once)246
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.5
MDL rating count6787
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Cover of Yankee-kun to Megane-chan
Live action
Yankee-kun to Megane-chan
Length (in words)32917
Unique words3550
Unique words (used once)1741
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1059
Unique kanji (used once)254
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.5
MDL rating count4976
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Cover of Cultivating the Seas
Live action
Cultivating the Seas
Length (in words)5787
Unique words1364
Unique words (used once)780
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji651
Unique kanji (used once)214
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.0
MDL rating count2
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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)24417
Unique words2713
Unique words (used once)1262
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji904
Unique kanji (used once)232
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.7
MDL rating count1663
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Cover of Ito Oshikute
Live action
Ito Oshikute
Length (in words)13383
Unique words2035
Unique words (used once)1013
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji822
Unique kanji (used once)239
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.3
MDL rating count4
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Cover of Mother
Live action
Mother
Length (in words)24126
Unique words3099
Unique words (used once)1538
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1051
Unique kanji (used once)260
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating8.6
MDL rating count2379
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Cover of Anata no Koto wa Sorehodo
Live action
Anata no Koto wa Sorehodo
Length (in words)27058
Unique words3158
Unique words (used once)1566
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1025
Unique kanji (used once)250
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating6.9
MDL rating count218
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Cover of Renai Jidai
Live action
Renai Jidai
Length (in words)31186
Unique words3268
Unique words (used once)1485
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1084
Unique kanji (used once)229
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.5
MDL rating count60
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Cover of Miss Pilot
Live action
Miss Pilot
Length (in words)35743
Unique words3908
Unique words (used once)1774
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1084
Unique kanji (used once)239
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.6
MDL rating count790
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Cover of Hayako-sensei, Kekkon Surutte...
Live action
Hayako-sensei, Kekkon Surutte...
Length (in words)32551
Unique words3555
Unique words (used once)1628
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1104
Unique kanji (used once)215
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.4
MDL rating count235
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Cover of Yakou Kanransha
Live action
Yakou Kanransha
Length (in words)26806
Unique words3169
Unique words (used once)1515
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji983
Unique kanji (used once)228
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.9
MDL rating count544
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Cover of Good Morning Call S2
Live action
Good Morning Call S2
Length (in words)27445
Unique words3084
Unique words (used once)1477
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji969
Unique kanji (used once)238
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.6
MDL rating count8064
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