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 Fukuie Keibuho no Aisatsu
Live action
Fukuie Keibuho no Aisatsu
Length (in words)46358
Unique words4892
Unique words (used once)2225
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1309
Unique kanji (used once)237
Difficulty10/10
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Seven Souls in the Skull Castle 2011
Length (in words)17493
Unique words2704
Unique words (used once)1435
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji917
Unique kanji (used once)244
Difficulty10/10
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NO COVER
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Seven Souls in the Skull Castle - Season Moon Kagen
Length (in words)17757
Unique words2637
Unique words (used once)1345
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji944
Unique kanji (used once)272
Difficulty10/10
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Cover of Choujuu Sentai Liveman
Live action
Choujuu Sentai Liveman
Length (in words)43582
Unique words4335
Unique words (used once)1958
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1182
Unique kanji (used once)200
Difficulty10/10
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Cover of Onmitsu Happyaku Yachou
Live action
Onmitsu Happyaku Yachou
Length (in words)18053
Unique words3267
Unique words (used once)1724
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1110
Unique kanji (used once)301
Difficulty10/10
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Cover of Risk no Kamisama
Live action
Risk no Kamisama
Length (in words)38609
Unique words4930
Unique words (used once)2343
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1358
Unique kanji (used once)242
Difficulty10/10
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NO COVER
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Seven Souls in the Skull Castle - Season Moon Jogen
Length (in words)17458
Unique words2565
Unique words (used once)1300
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji936
Unique kanji (used once)254
Difficulty10/10
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Cover of Shinsengumi Keppuroku
Live action
Shinsengumi Keppuroku
Length (in words)26482
Unique words3927
Unique words (used once)1969
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1239
Unique kanji (used once)304
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Unmei no Hito
Live action
Unmei no Hito
Length (in words)39970
Unique words5182
Unique words (used once)2543
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1395
Unique kanji (used once)275
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Chiisana Kyojin
Live action
Chiisana Kyojin
Length (in words)44503
Unique words4260
Unique words (used once)1877
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1210
Unique kanji (used once)219
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Chouseishin Gransazer
Live action
Chouseishin Gransazer
Length (in words)63140
Unique words4751
Unique words (used once)1990
Unique words (used once %)41%
Unique kanji886
Unique kanji (used once)124
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Seven Souls in the Skull Castle - Season Bird
Live action
Seven Souls in the Skull Castle - Season Bird
Length (in words)16620
Unique words2686
Unique words (used once)1392
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji959
Unique kanji (used once)265
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Subete ga F ni Naru
Live action
Subete ga F ni Naru
Length (in words)35615
Unique words3795
Unique words (used once)1743
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1181
Unique kanji (used once)235
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Soratobu Kouhoushitsu
Live action
Soratobu Kouhoushitsu
Length (in words)39001
Unique words5336
Unique words (used once)2641
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1369
Unique kanji (used once)277
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Seven Souls in the Skull Castle - Season Flower
Live action
Seven Souls in the Skull Castle - Season Flower
Length (in words)15836
Unique words2525
Unique words (used once)1348
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji890
Unique kanji (used once)241
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Ishikawa Goemon
Live action
Ishikawa Goemon
Length (in words)22683
Unique words3700
Unique words (used once)1891
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1227
Unique kanji (used once)321
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Kizoku Tantei
Live action
Kizoku Tantei
Length (in words)50773
Unique words5426
Unique words (used once)2588
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1424
Unique kanji (used once)226
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Platonic
Live action
Platonic
Length (in words)27539
Unique words3554
Unique words (used once)1780
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1191
Unique kanji (used once)297
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Okitegami Kyoko no Biboroku
Live action
Okitegami Kyoko no Biboroku
Length (in words)39293
Unique words5138
Unique words (used once)2565
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1378
Unique kanji (used once)299
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Hanzawa Naoki
Live action
Hanzawa Naoki
Length (in words)48078
Unique words5203
Unique words (used once)2453
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1322
Unique kanji (used once)238
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Seven Souls in the Skull Castle - Season Wind
Live action
Seven Souls in the Skull Castle - Season Wind
Length (in words)17803
Unique words2790
Unique words (used once)1490
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji967
Unique kanji (used once)258
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Tantei no Tantei
Live action
Tantei no Tantei
Length (in words)36960
Unique words4850
Unique words (used once)2382
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1343
Unique kanji (used once)241
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Long Goodbye
Live action
Long Goodbye
Length (in words)14361
Unique words2508
Unique words (used once)1309
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji971
Unique kanji (used once)278
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of ATARU
Live action
ATARU
Length (in words)39818
Unique words4362
Unique words (used once)1942
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1266
Unique kanji (used once)243
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Ore no Dandyism
Live action
Ore no Dandyism
Length (in words)28040
Unique words3526
Unique words (used once)1648
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1205
Unique kanji (used once)288
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of White Lab
Live action
White Lab
Length (in words)30281
Unique words4336
Unique words (used once)2088
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1302
Unique kanji (used once)246
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Samurai Sensei
Live action
Samurai Sensei
Length (in words)30970
Unique words4185
Unique words (used once)2024
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1268
Unique kanji (used once)254
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Keishicho Keizoku Sosakan
Live action
Keishicho Keizoku Sosakan
Length (in words)26344
Unique words3633
Unique words (used once)1770
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1181
Unique kanji (used once)268
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Kagi no Kakatta Heya
Live action
Kagi no Kakatta Heya
Length (in words)48557
Unique words5237
Unique words (used once)2489
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1348
Unique kanji (used once)216
Difficulty8/10
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Cover of Tempest
Live action
Tempest
Length (in words)30595
Unique words3932
Unique words (used once)1971
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1348
Unique kanji (used once)306
Difficulty8/10
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Cover of doS Deka
Live action
doS Deka
Length (in words)39227
Unique words4645
Unique words (used once)2138
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1311
Unique kanji (used once)250
Difficulty8/10
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Cover of Shitamachi Rocket S2
Live action
Shitamachi Rocket S2
Length (in words)53328
Unique words5591
Unique words (used once)2529
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1352
Unique kanji (used once)247
Difficulty8/10
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Cover of Akumu-chan
Live action
Akumu-chan
Length (in words)37262
Unique words3720
Unique words (used once)1796
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1178
Unique kanji (used once)275
Difficulty8/10
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Cover of Banyuki
Live action
Banyuki
Length (in words)16882
Unique words2681
Unique words (used once)1370
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji959
Unique kanji (used once)261
Difficulty8/10
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Cover of Gokuaku Ganbo
Live action
Gokuaku Ganbo
Length (in words)43154
Unique words4524
Unique words (used once)1989
Unique words (used once %)43%
Unique kanji1236
Unique kanji (used once)227
Difficulty8/10
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Cover of Space Ironman Kyodain
Live action
Space Ironman Kyodain
Length (in words)61766
Unique words5623
Unique words (used once)2485
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1382
Unique kanji (used once)240
Difficulty8/10
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Cover of The Could've Gone All The Way Committee
Live action
The Could've Gone All The Way Committee
Length (in words)16698
Unique words2914
Unique words (used once)1463
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji998
Unique kanji (used once)260
Difficulty8/10
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Cover of Roosevelt Game
Live action
Roosevelt Game
Length (in words)37121
Unique words4773
Unique words (used once)2323
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1256
Unique kanji (used once)240
Difficulty8/10
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Cover of Otenki Oneesan
Live action
Otenki Oneesan
Length (in words)32045
Unique words4195
Unique words (used once)2041
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1312
Unique kanji (used once)285
Difficulty8/10
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Cover of Suzuki Sensei
Live action
Suzuki Sensei
Length (in words)33499
Unique words4258
Unique words (used once)2092
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1216
Unique kanji (used once)302
Difficulty8/10
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Cover of Kakusho
Live action
Kakusho
Length (in words)37049
Unique words4714
Unique words (used once)2296
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1301
Unique kanji (used once)247
Difficulty8/10
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Cover of Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de
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Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de
Length (in words)45551
Unique words4893
Unique words (used once)2270
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1308
Unique kanji (used once)259
Difficulty8/10
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Cover of BORDER
Live action
BORDER
Length (in words)27306
Unique words4079
Unique words (used once)2069
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1297
Unique kanji (used once)303
Difficulty8/10
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Cover of Chikaemon
Live action
Chikaemon
Length (in words)23621
Unique words3360
Unique words (used once)1642
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1084
Unique kanji (used once)281
Difficulty8/10
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Cover of Black President
Live action
Black President
Length (in words)53959
Unique words5114
Unique words (used once)2338
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1273
Unique kanji (used once)233
Difficulty8/10
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Cover of Keiji no Manazashi
Live action
Keiji no Manazashi
Length (in words)37253
Unique words4602
Unique words (used once)2273
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1336
Unique kanji (used once)281
Difficulty8/10
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Cover of Inpei Sousa
Live action
Inpei Sousa
Length (in words)42499
Unique words4723
Unique words (used once)2208
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1287
Unique kanji (used once)219
Difficulty8/10
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Cover of Kyoto Ninjou Sousa File
Live action
Kyoto Ninjou Sousa File
Length (in words)21031
Unique words2848
Unique words (used once)1434
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1032
Unique kanji (used once)268
Difficulty8/10
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Cover of Dr. DMAT
Live action
Dr. DMAT
Length (in words)30807
Unique words3872
Unique words (used once)1801
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1209
Unique kanji (used once)253
Difficulty8/10
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Cover of Konkatsu Deka
Live action
Konkatsu Deka
Length (in words)35015
Unique words4207
Unique words (used once)2011
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1238
Unique kanji (used once)261
Difficulty8/10
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