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 Space Ironman Kyodain
Live action
Space Ironman Kyodain
Length (in words)61789
Unique words5601
Unique words (used once)2483
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1382
Unique kanji (used once)239
Unique kanji readings2204
Difficulty7/10
MDL avg. rating5.0
MDL rating count1
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Cover of Ashio Kara Kita Onna
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Ashio Kara Kita Onna
Length (in words)8132
Unique words1760
Unique words (used once)992
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji833
Unique kanji (used once)291
Unique kanji readings1139
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating5.8
MDL rating count3
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Cover of Hot Gimmick: Girl Meets Boy
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Hot Gimmick: Girl Meets Boy
Length (in words)9127
Unique words1505
Unique words (used once)814
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji618
Unique kanji (used once)239
Unique kanji readings812
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating5.8
MDL rating count2238
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Cover of Ore no Dandyism
Live action
Ore no Dandyism
Length (in words)28004
Unique words3507
Unique words (used once)1637
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1205
Unique kanji (used once)288
Unique kanji readings1795
Difficulty6/10
MDL avg. rating5.8
MDL rating count5
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Cover of Sorezore no Dangai
Live action
Sorezore no Dangai
Length (in words)17672
Unique words2474
Unique words (used once)1218
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji897
Unique kanji (used once)219
Unique kanji readings1306
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating6.0
MDL rating count2
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Cover of Tightrope no Onna
Live action
Tightrope no Onna
Length (in words)14955
Unique words2799
Unique words (used once)1471
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji984
Unique kanji (used once)249
Unique kanji readings1431
Difficulty5/10
MDL avg. rating6.0
MDL rating count4
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Cover of Koroshi no Joou Bachi
Live action
Koroshi no Joou Bachi
Length (in words)17740
Unique words2993
Unique words (used once)1568
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1049
Unique kanji (used once)300
Unique kanji readings1493
Difficulty5/10
MDL avg. rating6.1
MDL rating count3
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Cover of Koko ga Uwasa no El Palacio
Live action
Koko ga Uwasa no El Palacio
Length (in words)18551
Unique words2838
Unique words (used once)1473
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji984
Unique kanji (used once)285
Unique kanji readings1395
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating6.2
MDL rating count8
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Cover of Machigawarechatta Otoko
Live action
Machigawarechatta Otoko
Length (in words)40392
Unique words3865
Unique words (used once)1769
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1142
Unique kanji (used once)239
Unique kanji readings1722
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating6.3
MDL rating count13
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Cover of Omo ni Naitemasu
Live action
Omo ni Naitemasu
Length (in words)20214
Unique words3166
Unique words (used once)1668
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1080
Unique kanji (used once)307
Unique kanji readings1561
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating6.3
MDL rating count181
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Cover of Vampire Heaven
Live action
Vampire Heaven
Length (in words)11684
Unique words1834
Unique words (used once)968
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji785
Unique kanji (used once)277
Unique kanji readings1081
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating6.3
MDL rating count884
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Cover of Mousou Kanojo
Live action
Mousou Kanojo
Length (in words)5280
Unique words1121
Unique words (used once)577
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji482
Unique kanji (used once)180
Unique kanji readings627
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating6.4
MDL rating count124
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Cover of Sono Otoko, Ishiki Takai-kei
Live action
Sono Otoko, Ishiki Takai-kei
Length (in words)16996
Unique words2558
Unique words (used once)1288
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji974
Unique kanji (used once)267
Unique kanji readings1392
Difficulty5/10
MDL avg. rating6.4
MDL rating count26
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Cover of Sousa Chizu no Onna
Live action
Sousa Chizu no Onna
Length (in words)29696
Unique words4098
Unique words (used once)1995
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1331
Unique kanji (used once)298
Unique kanji readings2055
Difficulty5/10
MDL avg. rating6.4
MDL rating count12
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Cover of Tokyo Toy Box
Live action
Tokyo Toy Box
Length (in words)13990
Unique words2111
Unique words (used once)1063
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji869
Unique kanji (used once)267
Unique kanji readings1196
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating6.4
MDL rating count30
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Cover of Haretsu
Live action
Haretsu
Length (in words)17093
Unique words3068
Unique words (used once)1605
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1150
Unique kanji (used once)293
Unique kanji readings1694
Difficulty6/10
MDL avg. rating6.5
MDL rating count4
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Cover of Kami no Tsuki
Live action
Kami no Tsuki
Length (in words)14999
Unique words2081
Unique words (used once)998
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji847
Unique kanji (used once)244
Unique kanji readings1192
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating6.6
MDL rating count10
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Cover of Masshiro
Live action
Masshiro
Length (in words)38129
Unique words4815
Unique words (used once)2404
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1319
Unique kanji (used once)279
Unique kanji readings2043
Difficulty5/10
MDL avg. rating6.6
MDL rating count54
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Cover of Nanatsu no Kaigi
Live action
Nanatsu no Kaigi
Length (in words)13846
Unique words2581
Unique words (used once)1401
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji992
Unique kanji (used once)269
Unique kanji readings1419
Difficulty5/10
MDL avg. rating6.6
MDL rating count3
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Cover of Kurumi no Heya
Live action
Kurumi no Heya
Length (in words)15360
Unique words2222
Unique words (used once)1095
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji852
Unique kanji (used once)238
Unique kanji readings1193
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating6.7
MDL rating count42
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Cover of Machiisha Jumbo!!
Live action
Machiisha Jumbo!!
Length (in words)42743
Unique words4600
Unique words (used once)2208
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1335
Unique kanji (used once)297
Unique kanji readings2064
Difficulty5/10
MDL avg. rating6.7
MDL rating count76
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Cover of Ofukou-san
Live action
Ofukou-san
Length (in words)17195
Unique words2614
Unique words (used once)1376
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1004
Unique kanji (used once)282
Unique kanji readings1444
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating6.7
MDL rating count39
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Cover of Rebound
Live action
Rebound
Length (in words)35474
Unique words3079
Unique words (used once)1374
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji968
Unique kanji (used once)245
Unique kanji readings1397
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating6.7
MDL rating count1103
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Cover of Shinitai Yoru ni Kagitte
Live action
Shinitai Yoru ni Kagitte
Length (in words)8970
Unique words1692
Unique words (used once)860
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji716
Unique kanji (used once)240
Unique kanji readings965
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating6.7
MDL rating count72
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Cover of 38-sai Batsuichi Dokushin Onna ga Matching Apuri wo Yattemita Kekka Nikki
Live action
38-sai Batsuichi Dokushin Onna ga Matching Apuri wo Yattemita Kekka Nikki
Length (in words)9355
Unique words1706
Unique words (used once)909
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji769
Unique kanji (used once)271
Unique kanji readings1040
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating6.8
MDL rating count176
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Cover of Again!!
Live action
Again!!
Length (in words)15263
Unique words2178
Unique words (used once)1067
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji772
Unique kanji (used once)216
Unique kanji readings1111
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating6.8
MDL rating count199
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Cover of Bungaku Shojo
Live action
Bungaku Shojo
Length (in words)11254
Unique words1928
Unique words (used once)1015
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji777
Unique kanji (used once)264
Unique kanji readings1056
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating6.8
MDL rating count2079
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Cover of Dai Tokyo Toy Box
Live action
Dai Tokyo Toy Box
Length (in words)15085
Unique words2278
Unique words (used once)1141
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji896
Unique kanji (used once)264
Unique kanji readings1262
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating6.8
MDL rating count11
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Cover of Gakeppuchi no Eri
Live action
Gakeppuchi no Eri
Length (in words)31423
Unique words4137
Unique words (used once)2025
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1166
Unique kanji (used once)281
Unique kanji readings1762
Difficulty5/10
MDL avg. rating6.8
MDL rating count122
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Cover of Goen Hunter
Live action
Goen Hunter
Length (in words)10253
Unique words1758
Unique words (used once)860
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji747
Unique kanji (used once)209
Unique kanji readings1034
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating6.8
MDL rating count90
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Cover of Homeroom
Live action
Homeroom
Length (in words)12436
Unique words2044
Unique words (used once)995
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji822
Unique kanji (used once)242
Unique kanji readings1127
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating6.8
MDL rating count536
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Cover of Houkago wa Mystery Totomo ni
Live action
Houkago wa Mystery Totomo ni
Length (in words)23842
Unique words3581
Unique words (used once)1797
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1144
Unique kanji (used once)274
Unique kanji readings1686
Difficulty6/10
MDL avg. rating6.8
MDL rating count135
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Cover of Itazura na Kiss
Live action
Itazura na Kiss
Length (in words)31498
Unique words3205
Unique words (used once)1509
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1007
Unique kanji (used once)258
Unique kanji readings1443
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating6.8
MDL rating count2409
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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 Juui-san Jiken Desu yo
Live action
Juui-san Jiken Desu yo
Length (in words)40129
Unique words4201
Unique words (used once)1952
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1263
Unique kanji (used once)293
Unique kanji readings1915
Difficulty5/10
MDL avg. rating6.8
MDL rating count30
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Cover of Lost Days
Live action
Lost Days
Length (in words)20247
Unique words2080
Unique words (used once)945
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji759
Unique kanji (used once)207
Unique kanji readings1060
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating6.8
MDL rating count723
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Cover of Moyashimon
Live action
Moyashimon
Length (in words)18432
Unique words3096
Unique words (used once)1585
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1090
Unique kanji (used once)300
Unique kanji readings1576
Difficulty5/10
MDL avg. rating6.8
MDL rating count308
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Cover of ReMind
Live action
ReMind
Length (in words)20120
Unique words2277
Unique words (used once)1052
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji862
Unique kanji (used once)225
Unique kanji readings1189
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating6.8
MDL rating count2280
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Cover of Real⇔Fake
Live action
Real⇔Fake
Length (in words)7548
Unique words1376
Unique words (used once)684
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji588
Unique kanji (used once)203
Unique kanji readings800
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating6.8
MDL rating count134
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Cover of URAKARA
Live action
URAKARA
Length (in words)12193
Unique words2236
Unique words (used once)1155
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji865
Unique kanji (used once)293
Unique kanji readings1178
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating6.8
MDL rating count104
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Cover of Anata no Koto wa Sorehodo
Live action
Anata no Koto wa Sorehodo
Length (in words)27030
Unique words3142
Unique words (used once)1558
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1025
Unique kanji (used once)250
Unique kanji readings1482
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating6.9
MDL rating count218
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Cover of Basuke mo Koi mo, Shiteitai
Live action
Basuke mo Koi mo, Shiteitai
Length (in words)4122
Unique words924
Unique words (used once)464
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji406
Unique kanji (used once)148
Unique kanji readings517
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating6.9
MDL rating count162
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Cover of Hana no Zubora Meshi
Live action
Hana no Zubora Meshi
Length (in words)15696
Unique words2659
Unique words (used once)1353
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji948
Unique kanji (used once)281
Unique kanji readings1343
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating6.9
MDL rating count65
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Cover of Henshin Interviewer no Yuuutsu
Live action
Henshin Interviewer no Yuuutsu
Length (in words)21277
Unique words2847
Unique words (used once)1437
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1026
Unique kanji (used once)266
Unique kanji readings1466
Difficulty6/10
MDL avg. rating6.9
MDL rating count144
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Cover of Iguana no Musume
Live action
Iguana no Musume
Length (in words)22173
Unique words2237
Unique words (used once)986
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji772
Unique kanji (used once)204
Unique kanji readings1102
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating6.9
MDL rating count139
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Cover of Iya na Onna
Live action
Iya na Onna
Length (in words)21680
Unique words3288
Unique words (used once)1716
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1131
Unique kanji (used once)273
Unique kanji readings1686
Difficulty5/10
MDL avg. rating6.9
MDL rating count4
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Cover of Koisuru Hong Kong
Live action
Koisuru Hong Kong
Length (in words)6954
Unique words1396
Unique words (used once)705
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji607
Unique kanji (used once)206
Unique kanji readings791
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating6.9
MDL rating count151
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Cover of My Husband Won't Fit
Live action
My Husband Won't Fit
Length (in words)16754
Unique words2543
Unique words (used once)1304
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji922
Unique kanji (used once)291
Unique kanji readings1297
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating6.9
MDL rating count964
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Cover of Nodoka no Niwa
Live action
Nodoka no Niwa
Length (in words)10107
Unique words1944
Unique words (used once)1099
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji799
Unique kanji (used once)262
Unique kanji readings1133
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating6.9
MDL rating count59
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Cover of Perfect Blue
Live action
Perfect Blue
Length (in words)33999
Unique words3950
Unique words (used once)1884
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1154
Unique kanji (used once)245
Unique kanji readings1760
Difficulty6/10
MDL avg. rating6.9
MDL rating count87
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