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)61778
Unique words5615
Unique words (used once)2491
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1382
Unique kanji (used once)239
Difficulty9/10
MDL avg. rating5.0
MDL rating count1
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Cover of Ashio Kara Kita Onna
Live action
Ashio Kara Kita Onna
Length (in words)8134
Unique words1756
Unique words (used once)991
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji833
Unique kanji (used once)291
Difficulty5/10
MDL avg. rating5.8
MDL rating count3
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Cover of Hot Gimmick: Girl Meets Boy
Live action
Hot Gimmick: Girl Meets Boy
Length (in words)9126
Unique words1505
Unique words (used once)815
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji618
Unique kanji (used once)239
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)28018
Unique words3516
Unique words (used once)1646
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1205
Unique kanji (used once)288
Difficulty8/10
MDL avg. rating5.8
MDL rating count5
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Cover of Sorezore no Dangai
Live action
Sorezore no Dangai
Length (in words)17694
Unique words2475
Unique words (used once)1221
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji897
Unique kanji (used once)219
Difficulty5/10
MDL avg. rating6.0
MDL rating count2
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Cover of Tightrope no Onna
Live action
Tightrope no Onna
Length (in words)14989
Unique words2803
Unique words (used once)1475
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji984
Unique kanji (used once)249
Difficulty6/10
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)17735
Unique words2997
Unique words (used once)1572
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1049
Unique kanji (used once)300
Difficulty6/10
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)18547
Unique words2843
Unique words (used once)1477
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji984
Unique kanji (used once)285
Difficulty5/10
MDL avg. rating6.2
MDL rating count8
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Cover of Machigawarechatta Otoko
Live action
Machigawarechatta Otoko
Length (in words)40440
Unique words3879
Unique words (used once)1778
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1142
Unique kanji (used once)239
Difficulty5/10
MDL avg. rating6.3
MDL rating count13
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Cover of Omoni Naitemasu
Live action
Omoni Naitemasu
Length (in words)20252
Unique words3173
Unique words (used once)1673
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1080
Unique kanji (used once)307
Difficulty5/10
MDL avg. rating6.3
MDL rating count181
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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 Mousou Kanojo
Live action
Mousou Kanojo
Length (in words)5288
Unique words1123
Unique words (used once)581
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji482
Unique kanji (used once)180
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)17004
Unique words2564
Unique words (used once)1294
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji974
Unique kanji (used once)267
Difficulty6/10
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)29672
Unique words4105
Unique words (used once)2001
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1331
Unique kanji (used once)298
Difficulty7/10
MDL avg. rating6.4
MDL rating count12
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Cover of Tokyo Toy Box
Live action
Tokyo Toy Box
Length (in words)13984
Unique words2115
Unique words (used once)1068
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji869
Unique kanji (used once)267
Difficulty6/10
MDL avg. rating6.4
MDL rating count30
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Cover of Haretsu
Live action
Haretsu
Length (in words)17090
Unique words3067
Unique words (used once)1605
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1150
Unique kanji (used once)293
Difficulty8/10
MDL avg. rating6.5
MDL rating count4
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Cover of Kami no Tsuki
Live action
Kami no Tsuki
Length (in words)15008
Unique words2086
Unique words (used once)1004
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji847
Unique kanji (used once)244
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating6.6
MDL rating count10
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Cover of Masshiro
Live action
Masshiro
Length (in words)38124
Unique words4823
Unique words (used once)2411
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1319
Unique kanji (used once)279
Difficulty7/10
MDL avg. rating6.6
MDL rating count54
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Cover of Nanatsu no Kaigi
Live action
Nanatsu no Kaigi
Length (in words)13853
Unique words2586
Unique words (used once)1406
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji992
Unique kanji (used once)269
Difficulty7/10
MDL avg. rating6.6
MDL rating count3
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Cover of Kurumi no Heya
Live action
Kurumi no Heya
Length (in words)15387
Unique words2220
Unique words (used once)1094
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji852
Unique kanji (used once)238
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating6.7
MDL rating count42
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Cover of Ofukou-san
Live action
Ofukou-san
Length (in words)17212
Unique words2620
Unique words (used once)1384
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1004
Unique kanji (used once)282
Difficulty5/10
MDL avg. rating6.7
MDL rating count39
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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 Dai Tokyo Toy Box
Live action
Dai Tokyo Toy Box
Length (in words)15085
Unique words2280
Unique words (used once)1140
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji896
Unique kanji (used once)264
Difficulty5/10
MDL avg. rating6.8
MDL rating count11
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Cover of Jui-san Jikendesuyo
Live action
Jui-san Jikendesuyo
Length (in words)40128
Unique words4208
Unique words (used once)1959
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1263
Unique kanji (used once)293
Difficulty6/10
MDL avg. rating6.8
MDL rating count30
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Cover of ReMind
Live action
ReMind
Length (in words)20115
Unique words2281
Unique words (used once)1059
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji862
Unique kanji (used once)225
Difficulty5/10
MDL avg. rating6.8
MDL rating count2280
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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 Basuke mo Koi mo, Shiteitai
Live action
Basuke mo Koi mo, Shiteitai
Length (in words)4138
Unique words926
Unique words (used once)468
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji406
Unique kanji (used once)148
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)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 Henshin Interviewer no Yuutsu
Live action
Henshin Interviewer no Yuutsu
Length (in words)21283
Unique words2855
Unique words (used once)1441
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1026
Unique kanji (used once)266
Difficulty8/10
MDL avg. rating6.9
MDL rating count144
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Cover of Iyana Onna
Live action
Iyana Onna
Length (in words)21684
Unique words3292
Unique words (used once)1719
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1131
Unique kanji (used once)273
Difficulty7/10
MDL avg. rating6.9
MDL rating count4
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Cover of Love and Hong Kong
Live action
Love and Hong Kong
Length (in words)6951
Unique words1397
Unique words (used once)708
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji607
Unique kanji (used once)206
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)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 Perfect Blue
Live action
Perfect Blue
Length (in words)34056
Unique words3960
Unique words (used once)1893
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1154
Unique kanji (used once)245
Difficulty8/10
MDL avg. rating6.9
MDL rating count87
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Cover of REA(L)OVE
Live action
REA(L)OVE
Length (in words)49488
Unique words3907
Unique words (used once)1635
Unique words (used once %)41%
Unique kanji1067
Unique kanji (used once)208
Difficulty6/10
MDL avg. rating6.9
MDL rating count331
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Cover of Shitsuren Chocolatier
Live action
Shitsuren Chocolatier
Length (in words)36896
Unique words3575
Unique words (used once)1669
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1061
Unique kanji (used once)244
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating6.9
MDL rating count2500
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Cover of Teddy Go!
Live action
Teddy Go!
Length (in words)5390
Unique words1230
Unique words (used once)664
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji548
Unique kanji (used once)184
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating6.9
MDL rating count219
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Cover of Akuryo Byoto
Live action
Akuryo Byoto
Length (in words)11349
Unique words1616
Unique words (used once)706
Unique words (used once %)43%
Unique kanji680
Unique kanji (used once)178
Difficulty6/10
MDL avg. rating7.0
MDL rating count326
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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 Clover
Live action
Clover
Length (in words)18311
Unique words2305
Unique words (used once)1058
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji834
Unique kanji (used once)250
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.0
MDL rating count55
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Cover of Creators File Gold
Live action
Creators File Gold
Length (in words)17445
Unique words2682
Unique words (used once)1322
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji894
Unique kanji (used once)252
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.0
MDL rating count11
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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 HOMUNCULUS
Live action
HOMUNCULUS
Length (in words)4009
Unique words1035
Unique words (used once)587
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji518
Unique kanji (used once)223
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.0
MDL rating count835
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Cover of Honjitsu wa Taian Nari
Live action
Honjitsu wa Taian Nari
Length (in words)18584
Unique words2564
Unique words (used once)1223
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji899
Unique kanji (used once)235
Difficulty5/10
MDL avg. rating7.0
MDL rating count111
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Cover of Kakuregiku
Live action
Kakuregiku
Length (in words)22864
Unique words2806
Unique words (used once)1335
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1001
Unique kanji (used once)246
Difficulty5/10
MDL avg. rating7.0
MDL rating count2
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Cover of Keishicho Keizoku Sosakan
Live action
Keishicho Keizoku Sosakan
Length (in words)26327
Unique words3627
Unique words (used once)1765
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1181
Unique kanji (used once)268
Difficulty9/10
MDL avg. rating7.0
MDL rating count2
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Cover of Kenji Onijima Heihachiro
Live action
Kenji Onijima Heihachiro
Length (in words)21538
Unique words3145
Unique words (used once)1568
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1026
Unique kanji (used once)260
Difficulty6/10
MDL avg. rating7.0
MDL rating count2
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Cover of Manhunt
Live action
Manhunt
Length (in words)5386
Unique words1468
Unique words (used once)899
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji727
Unique kanji (used once)266
Difficulty5/10
MDL avg. rating7.0
MDL rating count206
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Cover of OL Desu ga, Kyabajou Hajimemashita
Live action
OL Desu ga, Kyabajou Hajimemashita
Length (in words)7144
Unique words1303
Unique words (used once)609
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji529
Unique kanji (used once)158
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating7.0
MDL rating count12
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Cover of River's Edge
Live action
River's Edge
Length (in words)4975
Unique words1174
Unique words (used once)658
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji541
Unique kanji (used once)250
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.0
MDL rating count1197
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Cover of Sauce-san no Koi
Live action
Sauce-san no Koi
Length (in words)14748
Unique words1796
Unique words (used once)796
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji724
Unique kanji (used once)188
Difficulty5/10
MDL avg. rating7.0
MDL rating count18
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