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 Little Miss Sumo
Live action
Little Miss Sumo
Length (in words)1116
Unique words425
Unique words (used once)274
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji243
Unique kanji (used once)120
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Basuke mo Koi mo, Shiteitai
Live action
Basuke mo Koi mo, Shiteitai
Length (in words)4140
Unique words926
Unique words (used once)468
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji406
Unique kanji (used once)148
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of HOMUNCULUS
Live action
HOMUNCULUS
Length (in words)4011
Unique words1032
Unique words (used once)583
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji518
Unique kanji (used once)223
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Uso Nante Hitotsu mo nai no
Live action
Uso Nante Hitotsu mo nai no
Length (in words)4178
Unique words992
Unique words (used once)540
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji487
Unique kanji (used once)193
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of HiGH&LOW: The Red Rain
Live action
HiGH&LOW: The Red Rain
Length (in words)4145
Unique words1177
Unique words (used once)669
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji565
Unique kanji (used once)220
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Any Crybabies Around?
Live action
Any Crybabies Around?
Length (in words)4052
Unique words1022
Unique words (used once)532
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji506
Unique kanji (used once)197
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of MOTHER
Live action
MOTHER
Length (in words)4222
Unique words972
Unique words (used once)529
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji466
Unique kanji (used once)194
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Rurouni Kenshin 4: The Final
Live action
Rurouni Kenshin 4: The Final
Length (in words)4889
Unique words1300
Unique words (used once)733
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji648
Unique kanji (used once)225
Difficulty7/10
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Cover of 37 Seconds
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37 Seconds
Length (in words)4457
Unique words1053
Unique words (used once)585
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji494
Unique kanji (used once)204
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of Road To HiGH&LOW
Live action
Road To HiGH&LOW
Length (in words)4898
Unique words1145
Unique words (used once)666
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji527
Unique kanji (used once)218
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Rurouni Kenshin 3: The Legend Ends
Live action
Rurouni Kenshin 3: The Legend Ends
Length (in words)5170
Unique words1445
Unique words (used once)858
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji692
Unique kanji (used once)269
Difficulty7/10
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Cover of Manhunt
Live action
Manhunt
Length (in words)5382
Unique words1467
Unique words (used once)900
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji727
Unique kanji (used once)266
Difficulty5/10
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Cover of HiGH&LOW The Movie 2: END OF SKY
Live action
HiGH&LOW The Movie 2: END OF SKY
Length (in words)4990
Unique words1305
Unique words (used once)789
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji622
Unique kanji (used once)264
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Mousou Kanojo
Live action
Mousou Kanojo
Length (in words)5244
Unique words1121
Unique words (used once)580
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji482
Unique kanji (used once)180
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of River's Edge
Live action
River's Edge
Length (in words)4977
Unique words1175
Unique words (used once)658
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji541
Unique kanji (used once)250
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of HiGH&LOW The Movie 3: FINAL MISSION
Live action
HiGH&LOW The Movie 3: FINAL MISSION
Length (in words)5320
Unique words1367
Unique words (used once)783
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji609
Unique kanji (used once)228
Difficulty5/10
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Cover of Bleach
Live action
Bleach
Length (in words)5469
Unique words1198
Unique words (used once)641
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji548
Unique kanji (used once)194
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of HiGH&LOW The Movie
Live action
HiGH&LOW The Movie
Length (in words)5253
Unique words1217
Unique words (used once)660
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji570
Unique kanji (used once)232
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Kasa wo Motanai Aritachi wa
Live action
Kasa wo Motanai Aritachi wa
Length (in words)5660
Unique words1368
Unique words (used once)764
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji637
Unique kanji (used once)252
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Rurouni Kenshin 1: Origins
Live action
Rurouni Kenshin 1: Origins
Length (in words)5959
Unique words1469
Unique words (used once)851
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji692
Unique kanji (used once)243
Difficulty7/10
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Cover of Cultivating the Seas
Live action
Cultivating the Seas
Length (in words)5781
Unique words1370
Unique words (used once)786
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji651
Unique kanji (used once)214
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Teddy Go!
Live action
Teddy Go!
Length (in words)5391
Unique words1231
Unique words (used once)666
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji548
Unique kanji (used once)184
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Miyamoto kara Kimi e
Live action
Miyamoto kara Kimi e
Length (in words)5527
Unique words1343
Unique words (used once)772
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji584
Unique kanji (used once)225
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Yakuza and The Family
Live action
Yakuza and The Family
Length (in words)5791
Unique words1274
Unique words (used once)667
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji570
Unique kanji (used once)201
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Rurouni Kenshin 2: Kyoto Inferno
Live action
Rurouni Kenshin 2: Kyoto Inferno
Length (in words)6627
Unique words1652
Unique words (used once)977
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji800
Unique kanji (used once)304
Difficulty7/10
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Cover of Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san
Live action
Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san
Length (in words)5976
Unique words1389
Unique words (used once)756
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji626
Unique kanji (used once)238
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Hyper Hardboiled Gourmet Report
Live action
Hyper Hardboiled Gourmet Report
Length (in words)6640
Unique words1311
Unique words (used once)729
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji534
Unique kanji (used once)207
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Romance Doll
Live action
Romance Doll
Length (in words)6053
Unique words1387
Unique words (used once)773
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji588
Unique kanji (used once)210
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of TUNA GIRL
Live action
TUNA GIRL
Length (in words)6699
Unique words1708
Unique words (used once)986
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji768
Unique kanji (used once)269
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of DTC Yukemuri Junjo-hen from HiGH&LOW
Live action
DTC Yukemuri Junjo-hen from HiGH&LOW
Length (in words)7008
Unique words1458
Unique words (used once)768
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji602
Unique kanji (used once)207
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Tsui no Sumika
Live action
Tsui no Sumika
Length (in words)7519
Unique words1382
Unique words (used once)677
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji651
Unique kanji (used once)198
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Love and Hong Kong
Live action
Love and Hong Kong
Length (in words)6841
Unique words1397
Unique words (used once)706
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji607
Unique kanji (used once)206
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Blue, Painful, Fragile
Live action
Blue, Painful, Fragile
Length (in words)7419
Unique words1439
Unique words (used once)764
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji615
Unique kanji (used once)217
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Ashio Kara Kita Onna
Live action
Ashio Kara Kita Onna
Length (in words)8134
Unique words1759
Unique words (used once)993
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji833
Unique kanji (used once)291
Difficulty6/10
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Cover of OL Desu ga, Kyabajou Hajimemashita
Live action
OL Desu ga, Kyabajou Hajimemashita
Length (in words)7134
Unique words1304
Unique words (used once)611
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji529
Unique kanji (used once)158
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of HiGH&LOW THE WORST
Live action
HiGH&LOW THE WORST
Length (in words)7081
Unique words1600
Unique words (used once)887
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji696
Unique kanji (used once)252
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Kakegurui S2
Live action
Kakegurui S2
Length (in words)8428
Unique words1703
Unique words (used once)888
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji707
Unique kanji (used once)238
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Hot Gimmick: Girl Meets Boy
Live action
Hot Gimmick: Girl Meets Boy
Length (in words)9117
Unique words1503
Unique words (used once)814
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji618
Unique kanji (used once)239
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Maji de Koukaishitemasu
Live action
Maji de Koukaishitemasu
Length (in words)8444
Unique words1765
Unique words (used once)912
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji756
Unique kanji (used once)256
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Ju-On Origins
Live action
Ju-On Origins
Length (in words)8461
Unique words1666
Unique words (used once)819
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji704
Unique kanji (used once)209
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Watashi wo Mitsukete
Live action
Watashi wo Mitsukete
Length (in words)10230
Unique words1767
Unique words (used once)907
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji778
Unique kanji (used once)240
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Taiyo no Wana
Live action
Taiyo no Wana
Length (in words)11090
Unique words2203
Unique words (used once)1120
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji915
Unique kanji (used once)227
Difficulty6/10
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Cover of Switched
Live action
Switched
Length (in words)10750
Unique words1548
Unique words (used once)732
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji597
Unique kanji (used once)181
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Nigeru Onna
Live action
Nigeru Onna
Length (in words)11511
Unique words1997
Unique words (used once)1047
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji915
Unique kanji (used once)276
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Final Fantasy XIV Dad of Light
Live action
Final Fantasy XIV Dad of Light
Length (in words)10399
Unique words2140
Unique words (used once)1187
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji807
Unique kanji (used once)282
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Budokan
Live action
Budokan
Length (in words)11008
Unique words1787
Unique words (used once)875
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji734
Unique kanji (used once)223
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of The Forest of Love
Live action
The Forest of Love
Length (in words)11261
Unique words1971
Unique words (used once)1014
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji732
Unique kanji (used once)214
Difficulty5/10
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Cover of Meoto Zenzai
Live action
Meoto Zenzai
Length (in words)12093
Unique words2126
Unique words (used once)1093
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji852
Unique kanji (used once)239
Difficulty5/10
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Cover of Vampire Heaven
Live action
Vampire Heaven
Length (in words)11692
Unique words1844
Unique words (used once)974
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji785
Unique kanji (used once)277
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Akuryo Byoto
Live action
Akuryo Byoto
Length (in words)11335
Unique words1614
Unique words (used once)705
Unique words (used once %)43%
Unique kanji680
Unique kanji (used once)178
Difficulty5/10
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