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 Taira no Kiyomori
Live action
Taira no Kiyomori
Length (in words)119774
Unique words8619
Unique words (used once)3370
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1853
Unique kanji (used once)241
Unique kanji readings3471
Difficulty10/10
MDL avg. rating7.9
MDL rating count112
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Cover of Yae no Sakura
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Yae no Sakura
Length (in words)127655
Unique words10686
Unique words (used once)4469
Unique words (used once %)41%
Unique kanji2024
Unique kanji (used once)281
Unique kanji readings3809
Difficulty10/10
MDL avg. rating8.0
MDL rating count300
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Cover of Seiten wo Tsuke
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Seiten wo Tsuke
Length (in words)121097
Unique words10858
Unique words (used once)4809
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji2084
Unique kanji (used once)339
Unique kanji readings3909
Difficulty9/10
MDL avg. rating8.1
MDL rating count53
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Cover of Sego-don
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Sego-don
Length (in words)133714
Unique words9663
Unique words (used once)4109
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji1904
Unique kanji (used once)268
Unique kanji readings3512
Difficulty9/10
MDL avg. rating8.2
MDL rating count89
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Cover of Onna Joushu Naotora
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Onna Joushu Naotora
Length (in words)132977
Unique words8635
Unique words (used once)3601
Unique words (used once %)41%
Unique kanji1761
Unique kanji (used once)263
Unique kanji readings3260
Difficulty9/10
MDL avg. rating7.9
MDL rating count130
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Cover of Hana Moyu
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Hana Moyu
Length (in words)131196
Unique words9460
Unique words (used once)3993
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji1892
Unique kanji (used once)262
Unique kanji readings3478
Difficulty9/10
MDL avg. rating7.6
MDL rating count83
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Cover of Saka no Ue no Kumo
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Saka no Ue no Kumo
Length (in words)58201
Unique words7921
Unique words (used once)3889
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1902
Unique kanji (used once)352
Unique kanji readings3237
Difficulty9/10
MDL avg. rating7.9
MDL rating count41
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Cover of Gou: Himetachi no Sengoku
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Gou: Himetachi no Sengoku
Length (in words)112789
Unique words7659
Unique words (used once)3193
Unique words (used once %)41%
Unique kanji1697
Unique kanji (used once)275
Unique kanji readings3028
Difficulty8/10
MDL avg. rating8.0
MDL rating count242
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Cover of Sanada Maru
Live action
Sanada Maru
Length (in words)146091
Unique words9439
Unique words (used once)3730
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1908
Unique kanji (used once)276
Unique kanji readings3536
Difficulty8/10
MDL avg. rating7.9
MDL rating count102
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Cover of Idaten
Live action
Idaten
Length (in words)158520
Unique words12491
Unique words (used once)5427
Unique words (used once %)43%
Unique kanji2007
Unique kanji (used once)269
Unique kanji readings3723
Difficulty8/10
MDL avg. rating8.2
MDL rating count67
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Cover of Kirin ga Kuru
Live action
Kirin ga Kuru
Length (in words)115832
Unique words8432
Unique words (used once)3526
Unique words (used once %)41%
Unique kanji1820
Unique kanji (used once)278
Unique kanji readings3291
Difficulty8/10
MDL avg. rating8.0
MDL rating count73
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Cover of Kamen Rider Drive
Live action
Kamen Rider Drive
Length (in words)71453
Unique words6371
Unique words (used once)2856
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1436
Unique kanji (used once)228
Unique kanji readings2335
Difficulty8/10
MDL avg. rating8.0
MDL rating count807
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Cover of Unnatural
Live action
Unnatural
Length (in words)43422
Unique words5707
Unique words (used once)2676
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1510
Unique kanji (used once)286
Unique kanji readings2368
Difficulty8/10
MDL avg. rating8.6
MDL rating count2650
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Cover of Fukuie Keibuho no Aisatsu
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Fukuie Keibuho no Aisatsu
Length (in words)46868
Unique words4915
Unique words (used once)2241
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1316
Unique kanji (used once)232
Unique kanji readings2090
Difficulty8/10
MDL avg. rating7.5
MDL rating count116
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Cover of Iryuu: Team Medical Dragon S4
Live action
Iryuu: Team Medical Dragon S4
Length (in words)36672
Unique words4156
Unique words (used once)1870
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1242
Unique kanji (used once)253
Unique kanji readings1864
Difficulty8/10
MDL avg. rating8.1
MDL rating count205
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Cover of Keiji 7-nin S5
Live action
Keiji 7-nin S5
Length (in words)37062
Unique words4759
Unique words (used once)2232
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1410
Unique kanji (used once)288
Unique kanji readings2203
Difficulty8/10
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Seven Souls in the Skull Castle - Season Moon Kagen
Length (in words)17957
Unique words2634
Unique words (used once)1344
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji947
Unique kanji (used once)268
Unique kanji readings1359
Difficulty8/10
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Cover of Kamen Rider W
Live action
Kamen Rider W
Length (in words)74717
Unique words6567
Unique words (used once)2936
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1530
Unique kanji (used once)255
Unique kanji readings2498
Difficulty8/10
MDL avg. rating8.4
MDL rating count1479
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Cover of Iryuu: Team Medical Dragon S3
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Iryuu: Team Medical Dragon S3
Length (in words)27451
Unique words3714
Unique words (used once)1760
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1121
Unique kanji (used once)226
Unique kanji readings1678
Difficulty8/10
MDL avg. rating7.9
MDL rating count423
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Cover of Strawberry Night Saga
Live action
Strawberry Night Saga
Length (in words)41572
Unique words5085
Unique words (used once)2431
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1378
Unique kanji (used once)248
Unique kanji readings2143
Difficulty8/10
MDL avg. rating7.5
MDL rating count247
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Cover of Naruto Hichou
Live action
Naruto Hichou
Length (in words)28521
Unique words3675
Unique words (used once)1806
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1193
Unique kanji (used once)287
Unique kanji readings1844
Difficulty8/10
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Cover of Thunderbolt Fantasy: Touriken Yuuki
Live action
Thunderbolt Fantasy: Touriken Yuuki
Length (in words)30332
Unique words4858
Unique words (used once)2563
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1489
Unique kanji (used once)361
Unique kanji readings2414
Difficulty7/10
MDL avg. rating8.1
MDL rating count157
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NO COVER
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Seven Souls in the Skull Castle 2011
Length (in words)17827
Unique words2705
Unique words (used once)1434
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji923
Unique kanji (used once)243
Unique kanji readings1359
Difficulty7/10
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Seven Souls in the Skull Castle - Season Moon Jogen
Length (in words)17647
Unique words2562
Unique words (used once)1291
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji939
Unique kanji (used once)254
Unique kanji readings1347
Difficulty7/10
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Cover of Keiji 7-nin S4
Live action
Keiji 7-nin S4
Length (in words)38526
Unique words4702
Unique words (used once)2148
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1399
Unique kanji (used once)295
Unique kanji readings2171
Difficulty7/10
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Cover of Keiji 7-nin S2
Live action
Keiji 7-nin S2
Length (in words)31700
Unique words4534
Unique words (used once)2188
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1379
Unique kanji (used once)273
Unique kanji readings2146
Difficulty7/10
MDL avg. rating8.0
MDL rating count70
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Cover of Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger
Live action
Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger
Length (in words)69048
Unique words6003
Unique words (used once)2749
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1385
Unique kanji (used once)259
Unique kanji readings2224
Difficulty7/10
MDL avg. rating7.7
MDL rating count456
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Cover of Kamen Rider Fourze
Live action
Kamen Rider Fourze
Length (in words)77173
Unique words6550
Unique words (used once)2891
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1492
Unique kanji (used once)248
Unique kanji readings2413
Difficulty7/10
MDL avg. rating7.9
MDL rating count1068
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Cover of Kamen Rider Super-1
Live action
Kamen Rider Super-1
Length (in words)53527
Unique words5606
Unique words (used once)2559
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1382
Unique kanji (used once)246
Unique kanji readings2219
Difficulty7/10
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Cover of ST Aka to Shiro no Sousa File
Live action
ST Aka to Shiro no Sousa File
Length (in words)46976
Unique words5547
Unique words (used once)2555
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1445
Unique kanji (used once)253
Unique kanji readings2304
Difficulty7/10
MDL avg. rating8.0
MDL rating count771
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Cover of Honboshi ~Shinri Tokusou Jikenbo~
Live action
Honboshi ~Shinri Tokusou Jikenbo~
Length (in words)35867
Unique words4864
Unique words (used once)2345
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1397
Unique kanji (used once)280
Unique kanji readings2232
Difficulty7/10
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Cover of JIN S2
Live action
JIN S2
Length (in words)37931
Unique words4742
Unique words (used once)2357
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1364
Unique kanji (used once)277
Unique kanji readings2225
Difficulty7/10
MDL avg. rating8.3
MDL rating count1093
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Cover of Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger
Live action
Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger
Length (in words)67447
Unique words6676
Unique words (used once)3078
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1447
Unique kanji (used once)237
Unique kanji readings2376
Difficulty7/10
MDL avg. rating8.0
MDL rating count352
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Cover of Kamen Rider Ghost
Live action
Kamen Rider Ghost
Length (in words)73430
Unique words5178
Unique words (used once)2250
Unique words (used once %)43%
Unique kanji1337
Unique kanji (used once)243
Unique kanji readings2132
Difficulty7/10
MDL avg. rating7.0
MDL rating count602
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Cover of Choujuu Sentai Liveman
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Choujuu Sentai Liveman
Length (in words)43585
Unique words4322
Unique words (used once)1950
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1199
Unique kanji (used once)206
Unique kanji readings1850
Difficulty7/10
MDL avg. rating7.8
MDL rating count139
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Cover of Hidamari no Ki
Live action
Hidamari no Ki
Length (in words)29980
Unique words4216
Unique words (used once)2050
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1313
Unique kanji (used once)306
Unique kanji readings2068
Difficulty7/10
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Cover of Onmitsu Happyaku Yachou
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Onmitsu Happyaku Yachou
Length (in words)18301
Unique words3302
Unique words (used once)1742
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1134
Unique kanji (used once)299
Unique kanji readings1738
Difficulty7/10
MDL avg. rating10.0
MDL rating count1
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Cover of Nobunaga no Chef
Live action
Nobunaga no Chef
Length (in words)29939
Unique words4339
Unique words (used once)2288
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1395
Unique kanji (used once)336
Unique kanji readings2196
Difficulty7/10
MDL avg. rating7.3
MDL rating count841
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Cover of Ishikawa Goemon
Live action
Ishikawa Goemon
Length (in words)23109
Unique words3699
Unique words (used once)1884
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1244
Unique kanji (used once)324
Unique kanji readings1904
Difficulty7/10
MDL avg. rating8.0
MDL rating count1
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Cover of Kamen Rider Kuuga
Live action
Kamen Rider Kuuga
Length (in words)53224
Unique words5348
Unique words (used once)2416
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1418
Unique kanji (used once)260
Unique kanji readings2264
Difficulty7/10
MDL avg. rating7.9
MDL rating count718
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Cover of Ryouma Den
Live action
Ryouma Den
Length (in words)128735
Unique words8306
Unique words (used once)3568
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji1807
Unique kanji (used once)295
Unique kanji readings3235
Difficulty7/10
MDL avg. rating8.2
MDL rating count259
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Cover of Doctor X: Gekai Daimon Michiko S3
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Doctor X: Gekai Daimon Michiko S3
Length (in words)40943
Unique words5283
Unique words (used once)2473
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1458
Unique kanji (used once)310
Unique kanji readings2303
Difficulty7/10
MDL avg. rating8.2
MDL rating count1205
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Cover of IP: Cyber Sousohan
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IP: Cyber Sousohan
Length (in words)36332
Unique words5016
Unique words (used once)2412
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1416
Unique kanji (used once)254
Unique kanji readings2187
Difficulty7/10
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Cover of Space Ironman Kyodain
Live action
Space Ironman Kyodain
Length (in words)63136
Unique words5630
Unique words (used once)2485
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1387
Unique kanji (used once)237
Unique kanji readings2218
Difficulty7/10
MDL avg. rating5.0
MDL rating count1
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Cover of Kamen Rider Ex-Aid
Live action
Kamen Rider Ex-Aid
Length (in words)58687
Unique words4788
Unique words (used once)2020
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji1277
Unique kanji (used once)227
Unique kanji readings1987
Difficulty7/10
MDL avg. rating7.9
MDL rating count904
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Cover of Ichikei no Karasu
Live action
Ichikei no Karasu
Length (in words)47838
Unique words5519
Unique words (used once)2508
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1455
Unique kanji (used once)266
Unique kanji readings2333
Difficulty7/10
MDL avg. rating7.9
MDL rating count337
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Cover of Chouseishin Gransazer
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Chouseishin Gransazer
Length (in words)63645
Unique words4738
Unique words (used once)1983
Unique words (used once %)41%
Unique kanji895
Unique kanji (used once)128
Unique kanji readings1541
Difficulty7/10
MDL avg. rating7.8
MDL rating count58
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Cover of Chiisana Kyojin
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Chiisana Kyojin
Length (in words)44742
Unique words4259
Unique words (used once)1862
Unique words (used once %)43%
Unique kanji1227
Unique kanji (used once)221
Unique kanji readings1890
Difficulty7/10
MDL avg. rating7.7
MDL rating count166
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Cover of Nobunaga no Chef S2
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Nobunaga no Chef S2
Length (in words)25531
Unique words3729
Unique words (used once)1889
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1345
Unique kanji (used once)335
Unique kanji readings2051
Difficulty7/10
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Cover of Kenjushou: Mitsukuni Kou to Ore
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Kenjushou: Mitsukuni Kou to Ore
Length (in words)19154
Unique words2881
Unique words (used once)1456
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1054
Unique kanji (used once)289
Unique kanji readings1568
Difficulty7/10
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