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 LOVE Riron (2013)
Live action
LOVE Riron (2013)
Length (in words)844
Unique words376
Unique words (used once)228
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji245
Unique kanji (used once)136
Unique kanji readings292
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of Little Miss Sumo
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Little Miss Sumo
Length (in words)1115
Unique words424
Unique words (used once)274
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji243
Unique kanji (used once)120
Unique kanji readings291
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Beautiful Slow Life
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Beautiful Slow Life
Length (in words)1582
Unique words622
Unique words (used once)410
Unique words (used once %)65%
Unique kanji362
Unique kanji (used once)190
Unique kanji readings455
Difficulty1/10
MDL avg. rating7.2
MDL rating count29
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Cover of R134 / Shounan no Yakusoku
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R134 / Shounan no Yakusoku
Length (in words)1449
Unique words499
Unique words (used once)289
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji256
Unique kanji (used once)138
Unique kanji readings296
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of Deadvlei: Aoi Satsui
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Deadvlei: Aoi Satsui
Length (in words)1912
Unique words646
Unique words (used once)406
Unique words (used once %)62%
Unique kanji364
Unique kanji (used once)188
Unique kanji readings433
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of Kibou no Hana
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Kibou no Hana
Length (in words)2107
Unique words662
Unique words (used once)384
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji370
Unique kanji (used once)161
Unique kanji readings458
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of LIVE!LOVE!SING! Ikite Aishite Utau Koto
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LIVE!LOVE!SING! Ikite Aishite Utau Koto
Length (in words)2403
Unique words725
Unique words (used once)395
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji416
Unique kanji (used once)195
Unique kanji readings511
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Akari to Kuzu
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Akari to Kuzu
Length (in words)2264
Unique words614
Unique words (used once)328
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji308
Unique kanji (used once)147
Unique kanji readings363
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.4
MDL rating count23
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Cover of Indigo no Koibito
Live action
Indigo no Koibito
Length (in words)2570
Unique words736
Unique words (used once)434
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji400
Unique kanji (used once)168
Unique kanji readings494
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Gold! (2020)
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Gold! (2020)
Length (in words)2615
Unique words761
Unique words (used once)435
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji379
Unique kanji (used once)164
Unique kanji readings464
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of Kiniro no Umi
Live action
Kiniro no Umi
Length (in words)2675
Unique words700
Unique words (used once)372
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji351
Unique kanji (used once)152
Unique kanji readings438
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Peperoncino
Live action
Peperoncino
Length (in words)2764
Unique words888
Unique words (used once)538
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji467
Unique kanji (used once)217
Unique kanji readings576
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.6
MDL rating count42
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Cover of Higuma
Live action
Higuma
Length (in words)2957
Unique words778
Unique words (used once)408
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji395
Unique kanji (used once)152
Unique kanji readings489
Difficulty1/10
MDL avg. rating7.9
MDL rating count197
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Cover of "Kutabare" Bocchan
Live action
"Kutabare" Bocchan
Length (in words)3022
Unique words896
Unique words (used once)538
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji490
Unique kanji (used once)237
Unique kanji readings603
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Watashi no Ao Oni
Live action
Watashi no Ao Oni
Length (in words)3077
Unique words957
Unique words (used once)607
Unique words (used once %)63%
Unique kanji513
Unique kanji (used once)225
Unique kanji readings645
Difficulty1/10
MDL avg. rating7.3
MDL rating count4
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Cover of Senkan Yamato no Curry Rice
Live action
Senkan Yamato no Curry Rice
Length (in words)3396
Unique words982
Unique words (used once)579
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji515
Unique kanji (used once)225
Unique kanji readings666
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Eien no Nispa
Live action
Eien no Nispa
Length (in words)3525
Unique words1095
Unique words (used once)682
Unique words (used once %)62%
Unique kanji602
Unique kanji (used once)268
Unique kanji readings798
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Pinboke no Kazoku
Live action
Pinboke no Kazoku
Length (in words)3307
Unique words769
Unique words (used once)410
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji361
Unique kanji (used once)153
Unique kanji readings432
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of Demo, Kekkon shitai!
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Demo, Kekkon shitai!
Length (in words)3244
Unique words849
Unique words (used once)475
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji426
Unique kanji (used once)187
Unique kanji readings523
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.3
MDL rating count328
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Cover of Kurara: Hokusai no Musume
Live action
Kurara: Hokusai no Musume
Length (in words)3808
Unique words1175
Unique words (used once)752
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji564
Unique kanji (used once)233
Unique kanji readings741
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating7.3
MDL rating count22
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Cover of Mango no Ki no Shita de
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Mango no Ki no Shita de
Length (in words)3404
Unique words1019
Unique words (used once)622
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji543
Unique kanji (used once)224
Unique kanji readings692
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating7.5
MDL rating count35
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Cover of Ride Ride Ride
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Ride Ride Ride
Length (in words)3606
Unique words955
Unique words (used once)531
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji517
Unique kanji (used once)221
Unique kanji readings646
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Tokyo Westside Monogatari
Live action
Tokyo Westside Monogatari
Length (in words)3552
Unique words1023
Unique words (used once)580
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji529
Unique kanji (used once)191
Unique kanji readings683
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of Senju Crazy Boys
Live action
Senju Crazy Boys
Length (in words)3785
Unique words1005
Unique words (used once)547
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji508
Unique kanji (used once)209
Unique kanji readings643
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Wonderwall
Live action
Wonderwall
Length (in words)3707
Unique words1071
Unique words (used once)652
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji556
Unique kanji (used once)234
Unique kanji readings712
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Mayonaka no Super Car
Live action
Mayonaka no Super Car
Length (in words)3732
Unique words1110
Unique words (used once)679
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji579
Unique kanji (used once)244
Unique kanji readings738
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Kingyo Hime
Live action
Kingyo Hime
Length (in words)3921
Unique words1094
Unique words (used once)646
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji561
Unique kanji (used once)244
Unique kanji readings723
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Akiko's Piano
Live action
Akiko's Piano
Length (in words)3784
Unique words1268
Unique words (used once)820
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji710
Unique kanji (used once)326
Unique kanji readings926
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.7
MDL rating count43
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Cover of Poplar no Aki
Live action
Poplar no Aki
Length (in words)3860
Unique words985
Unique words (used once)544
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji445
Unique kanji (used once)186
Unique kanji readings563
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Radio
Live action
Radio
Length (in words)4262
Unique words1178
Unique words (used once)709
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji616
Unique kanji (used once)244
Unique kanji readings822
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Sekai Kara Neko ga Kieta Nara
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Sekai Kara Neko ga Kieta Nara
Length (in words)4147
Unique words927
Unique words (used once)516
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji447
Unique kanji (used once)190
Unique kanji readings574
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating8.0
MDL rating count2215
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Cover of Basuke mo Koi mo, Shiteitai
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Basuke mo Koi mo, Shiteitai
Length (in words)4146
Unique words931
Unique words (used once)466
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji411
Unique kanji (used once)149
Unique kanji readings522
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating6.9
MDL rating count162
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Cover of HOMUNCULUS
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HOMUNCULUS
Length (in words)4060
Unique words1037
Unique words (used once)587
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji520
Unique kanji (used once)224
Unique kanji readings661
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.0
MDL rating count835
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Cover of Uso Nante Hitotsu mo Nai no
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Uso Nante Hitotsu mo Nai no
Length (in words)4204
Unique words989
Unique words (used once)536
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji493
Unique kanji (used once)198
Unique kanji readings644
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating7.6
MDL rating count6
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Cover of HiGH&LOW: The Red Rain
Live action
HiGH&LOW: The Red Rain
Length (in words)4173
Unique words1182
Unique words (used once)669
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji574
Unique kanji (used once)226
Unique kanji readings751
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.9
MDL rating count581
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Cover of Young Black Jack
Live action
Young Black Jack
Length (in words)4336
Unique words1165
Unique words (used once)665
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji613
Unique kanji (used once)213
Unique kanji readings815
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating7.4
MDL rating count321
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Cover of Any Crybabies Around?
Live action
Any Crybabies Around?
Length (in words)4067
Unique words1025
Unique words (used once)536
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji515
Unique kanji (used once)201
Unique kanji readings635
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.1
MDL rating count63
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Cover of Kaiki Daisakusen: Second File
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Kaiki Daisakusen: Second File
Length (in words)4682
Unique words1398
Unique words (used once)840
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji718
Unique kanji (used once)268
Unique kanji readings954
Difficulty5/10
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Cover of Fuji Family
Live action
Fuji Family
Length (in words)4530
Unique words975
Unique words (used once)522
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji475
Unique kanji (used once)182
Unique kanji readings599
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of MOTHER
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MOTHER
Length (in words)4247
Unique words969
Unique words (used once)528
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji468
Unique kanji (used once)194
Unique kanji readings594
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.3
MDL rating count889
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Cover of Rurouni Kenshin 4: The Final
Live action
Rurouni Kenshin 4: The Final
Length (in words)5064
Unique words1306
Unique words (used once)737
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji661
Unique kanji (used once)231
Unique kanji readings893
Difficulty5/10
MDL avg. rating8.5
MDL rating count2340
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Cover of Eien no Bokura Sea Side Blue
Live action
Eien no Bokura Sea Side Blue
Length (in words)4577
Unique words1128
Unique words (used once)601
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji541
Unique kanji (used once)211
Unique kanji readings705
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.0
MDL rating count357
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Cover of 37 Seconds
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37 Seconds
Length (in words)4538
Unique words1059
Unique words (used once)586
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji501
Unique kanji (used once)208
Unique kanji readings636
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.9
MDL rating count820
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Cover of Shimeshi
Live action
Shimeshi
Length (in words)4659
Unique words1056
Unique words (used once)528
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji546
Unique kanji (used once)211
Unique kanji readings687
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating7.1
MDL rating count61
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Cover of Road To HiGH&LOW
Live action
Road To HiGH&LOW
Length (in words)4912
Unique words1149
Unique words (used once)670
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji533
Unique kanji (used once)221
Unique kanji readings683
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.8
MDL rating count291
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Cover of Ito no Mori no Ie
Live action
Ito no Mori no Ie
Length (in words)5016
Unique words1039
Unique words (used once)499
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji496
Unique kanji (used once)183
Unique kanji readings635
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Jungle Fever
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Jungle Fever
Length (in words)4983
Unique words1286
Unique words (used once)746
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji725
Unique kanji (used once)245
Unique kanji readings940
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of 2030 Kanata no Kazoku
Live action
2030 Kanata no Kazoku
Length (in words)5002
Unique words1224
Unique words (used once)696
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji613
Unique kanji (used once)250
Unique kanji readings788
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.0
MDL rating count22
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Cover of Rurouni Kenshin 3: The Legend Ends
Live action
Rurouni Kenshin 3: The Legend Ends
Length (in words)5415
Unique words1461
Unique words (used once)861
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji712
Unique kanji (used once)275
Unique kanji readings945
Difficulty6/10
MDL avg. rating8.8
MDL rating count6343
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Cover of Kamisama no Boat
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Kamisama no Boat
Length (in words)5291
Unique words1224
Unique words (used once)672
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji613
Unique kanji (used once)245
Unique kanji readings823
Difficulty3/10
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