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 "Kutabare" Bocchan
Live action
"Kutabare" Bocchan
Length (in words)3028
Unique words897
Unique words (used once)538
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji487
Unique kanji (used once)234
Unique kanji readings600
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of #Kazoku Boshuu Shimasu
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#Kazoku Boshuu Shimasu
Length (in words)30440
Unique words3145
Unique words (used once)1410
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji962
Unique kanji (used once)233
Unique kanji readings1400
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating8.0
MDL rating count269
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Cover of #Remolove: Futsuu no Koi wa Jadou
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#Remolove: Futsuu no Koi wa Jadou
Length (in words)38981
Unique words3828
Unique words (used once)1655
Unique words (used once %)43%
Unique kanji1150
Unique kanji (used once)254
Unique kanji readings1680
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.8
MDL rating count566
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Cover of 1 Litre no Namida
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1 Litre no Namida
Length (in words)29077
Unique words3425
Unique words (used once)1561
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1047
Unique kanji (used once)203
Unique kanji readings1556
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating9.0
MDL rating count17109
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Cover of 10 no Himitsu
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10 no Himitsu
Length (in words)30079
Unique words3130
Unique words (used once)1423
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1041
Unique kanji (used once)243
Unique kanji readings1540
Difficulty5/10
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Cover of 101 Kaime no Puropoozu
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101 Kaime no Puropoozu
Length (in words)37560
Unique words3644
Unique words (used once)1687
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1079
Unique kanji (used once)254
Unique kanji readings1620
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.4
MDL rating count167
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Cover of 11-nin mo Iru!
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11-nin mo Iru!
Length (in words)33327
Unique words4295
Unique words (used once)2131
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1200
Unique kanji (used once)268
Unique kanji readings1819
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating7.6
MDL rating count650
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Cover of 13
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13
Length (in words)8090
Unique words1376
Unique words (used once)712
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji637
Unique kanji (used once)217
Unique kanji readings846
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating7.3
MDL rating count219
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Cover of 13-sai no Hello Work
Live action
13-sai no Hello Work
Length (in words)37920
Unique words4597
Unique words (used once)2259
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1276
Unique kanji (used once)291
Unique kanji readings1967
Difficulty6/10
MDL avg. rating7.3
MDL rating count156
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Cover of 2030 Kanata no Kazoku
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2030 Kanata no Kazoku
Length (in words)4981
Unique words1218
Unique words (used once)690
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji605
Unique kanji (used once)244
Unique kanji readings779
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.0
MDL rating count22
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Cover of 24 JAPAN
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24 JAPAN
Length (in words)71594
Unique words5503
Unique words (used once)2348
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji1340
Unique kanji (used once)210
Unique kanji readings2163
Difficulty6/10
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Cover of 3 Nen A Gumi: Kyou kara Minasan wa, Hitojichi desu
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3 Nen A Gumi: Kyou kara Minasan wa, Hitojichi desu
Length (in words)34379
Unique words3923
Unique words (used once)1858
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1180
Unique kanji (used once)265
Unique kanji readings1820
Difficulty6/10
MDL avg. rating8.6
MDL rating count4872
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Cover of 35-sai no Koukousei
Live action
35-sai no Koukousei
Length (in words)39174
Unique words4138
Unique words (used once)1910
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1230
Unique kanji (used once)305
Unique kanji readings1815
Difficulty5/10
MDL avg. rating7.9
MDL rating count2773
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Cover of 35-sai no Shoujo
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35-sai no Shoujo
Length (in words)32563
Unique words3029
Unique words (used once)1391
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji995
Unique kanji (used once)251
Unique kanji readings1437
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating7.8
MDL rating count636
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Cover of 37 Seconds
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37 Seconds
Length (in words)4459
Unique words1052
Unique words (used once)585
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji494
Unique kanji (used once)204
Unique kanji readings628
Difficulty1/10
MDL avg. rating7.9
MDL rating count820
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Cover of 37.5℃ no Namida
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37.5℃ no Namida
Length (in words)27974
Unique words2879
Unique words (used once)1331
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji921
Unique kanji (used once)199
Unique kanji readings1341
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating7.9
MDL rating count653
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Cover of 38-sai Batsuichi Dokushin Onna ga Matching Apuri wo Yattemita Kekka Nikki
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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 3B no Koibito
Live action
3B no Koibito
Length (in words)11988
Unique words1981
Unique words (used once)1002
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji805
Unique kanji (used once)273
Unique kanji readings1086
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating7.0
MDL rating count921
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Cover of 5-ji kara 9-ji made: Watashi ni Koishita Obousan
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5-ji kara 9-ji made: Watashi ni Koishita Obousan
Length (in words)31571
Unique words3451
Unique words (used once)1644
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1060
Unique kanji (used once)264
Unique kanji readings1561
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.9
MDL rating count10555
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Cover of 55-sai Kara no Hello Life
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55-sai Kara no Hello Life
Length (in words)16442
Unique words2552
Unique words (used once)1306
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1005
Unique kanji (used once)302
Unique kanji readings1436
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of 99-nen no Ai: Japanese Americans
Live action
99-nen no Ai: Japanese Americans
Length (in words)41396
Unique words4184
Unique words (used once)1992
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1226
Unique kanji (used once)258
Unique kanji readings1871
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating8.0
MDL rating count98
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Cover of A LIFE: Itoshiki Hito
Live action
A LIFE: Itoshiki Hito
Length (in words)33872
Unique words3614
Unique words (used once)1568
Unique words (used once %)43%
Unique kanji1140
Unique kanji (used once)223
Unique kanji readings1655
Difficulty5/10
MDL avg. rating7.6
MDL rating count611
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Cover of ATARU
Live action
ATARU
Length (in words)39721
Unique words4337
Unique words (used once)1928
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1267
Unique kanji (used once)244
Unique kanji readings1906
Difficulty7/10
MDL avg. rating7.9
MDL rating count1097
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Cover of Ace wo Nerae!
Live action
Ace wo Nerae!
Length (in words)20808
Unique words2678
Unique words (used once)1273
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji868
Unique kanji (used once)255
Unique kanji readings1246
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.1
MDL rating count408
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Cover of Afro Tanaka
Live action
Afro Tanaka
Length (in words)14448
Unique words2043
Unique words (used once)920
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji765
Unique kanji (used once)200
Unique kanji readings1037
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating7.3
MDL rating count126
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Cover of Again!!
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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 Age Harassment
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Age Harassment
Length (in words)39008
Unique words4542
Unique words (used once)2147
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1263
Unique kanji (used once)261
Unique kanji readings1940
Difficulty5/10
MDL avg. rating7.1
MDL rating count374
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Cover of Aino Kekkon Soudanjo
Live action
Aino Kekkon Soudanjo
Length (in words)23118
Unique words3342
Unique words (used once)1687
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1110
Unique kanji (used once)285
Unique kanji readings1646
Difficulty5/10
MDL avg. rating7.3
MDL rating count153
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Cover of Ainori Love Wagon African Journey
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Ainori Love Wagon African Journey
Length (in words)27074
Unique words3676
Unique words (used once)1902
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1175
Unique kanji (used once)297
Unique kanji readings1792
Difficulty5/10
MDL avg. rating8.0
MDL rating count145
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Cover of Ainori Love Wagon Asian Journey
Live action
Ainori Love Wagon Asian Journey
Length (in words)28266
Unique words3897
Unique words (used once)2071
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1188
Unique kanji (used once)294
Unique kanji readings1809
Difficulty5/10
MDL avg. rating7.8
MDL rating count300
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Cover of Ainori Love Wagon Asian Journey S2
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Ainori Love Wagon Asian Journey S2
Length (in words)26775
Unique words3675
Unique words (used once)1942
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1116
Unique kanji (used once)265
Unique kanji readings1684
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.7
MDL rating count191
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Cover of Air Girl
Live action
Air Girl
Length (in words)7012
Unique words1769
Unique words (used once)1018
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji857
Unique kanji (used once)308
Unique kanji readings1152
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Aishitetatte, Himitsu wa Aru
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Aishitetatte, Himitsu wa Aru
Length (in words)27995
Unique words3216
Unique words (used once)1506
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1062
Unique kanji (used once)264
Unique kanji readings1552
Difficulty5/10
MDL avg. rating7.7
MDL rating count520
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Cover of Akai Yubi
Live action
Akai Yubi
Length (in words)7627
Unique words1507
Unique words (used once)761
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji649
Unique kanji (used once)199
Unique kanji readings894
Difficulty3/10
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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 Akihige
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Akihige
Length (in words)22695
Unique words2878
Unique words (used once)1434
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji989
Unique kanji (used once)284
Unique kanji readings1457
Difficulty5/10
MDL avg. rating9.0
MDL rating count2
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Cover of Akihige S2
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Akihige S2
Length (in words)21612
Unique words2883
Unique words (used once)1385
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji931
Unique kanji (used once)260
Unique kanji readings1389
Difficulty5/10
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Cover of Akihige S3
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Akihige S3
Length (in words)18458
Unique words2525
Unique words (used once)1263
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji843
Unique kanji (used once)248
Unique kanji readings1196
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Akiko's Piano
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Akiko's Piano
Length (in words)3781
Unique words1258
Unique words (used once)812
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji707
Unique kanji (used once)325
Unique kanji readings914
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.7
MDL rating count43
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Cover of Akira to Akira
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Akira to Akira
Length (in words)35357
Unique words4114
Unique words (used once)1864
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1196
Unique kanji (used once)229
Unique kanji readings1824
Difficulty5/10
MDL avg. rating7.9
MDL rating count210
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Cover of Akumu-chan
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Akumu-chan
Length (in words)37159
Unique words3705
Unique words (used once)1783
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1178
Unique kanji (used once)275
Unique kanji readings1767
Difficulty6/10
MDL avg. rating7.7
MDL rating count1459
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Cover of Akuryou Byoutou
Live action
Akuryou Byoutou
Length (in words)11351
Unique words1613
Unique words (used once)700
Unique words (used once %)43%
Unique kanji680
Unique kanji (used once)178
Unique kanji readings917
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.0
MDL rating count326
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Cover of Akutou: Juuhanzai Sousahan
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Akutou: Juuhanzai Sousahan
Length (in words)23045
Unique words3466
Unique words (used once)1747
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1112
Unique kanji (used once)261
Unique kanji readings1650
Difficulty6/10
MDL avg. rating7.5
MDL rating count62
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Cover of Algernon ni Hanataba wo
Live action
Algernon ni Hanataba wo
Length (in words)28792
Unique words3793
Unique words (used once)1868
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1174
Unique kanji (used once)274
Unique kanji readings1717
Difficulty6/10
MDL avg. rating8.0
MDL rating count2325
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Cover of Alice in Borderland
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Alice in Borderland
Length (in words)15906
Unique words2542
Unique words (used once)1292
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji953
Unique kanji (used once)306
Unique kanji readings1340
Difficulty5/10
MDL avg. rating8.8
MDL rating count24584
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Cover of Alice no Toge
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Alice no Toge
Length (in words)28798
Unique words3569
Unique words (used once)1605
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1150
Unique kanji (used once)238
Unique kanji readings1688
Difficulty6/10
MDL avg. rating7.7
MDL rating count721
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Cover of Anata niwa Watasanai
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Anata niwa Watasanai
Length (in words)22218
Unique words2853
Unique words (used once)1352
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1021
Unique kanji (used once)255
Unique kanji readings1487
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Anata no Koto wa Sorehodo
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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 Ando Lloyd: A.I. Knows Love?
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Ando Lloyd: A.I. Knows Love?
Length (in words)26186
Unique words3549
Unique words (used once)1760
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1154
Unique kanji (used once)271
Unique kanji readings1683
Difficulty6/10
MDL avg. rating7.6
MDL rating count1226
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Cover of Angel Bank
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Angel Bank
Length (in words)33508
Unique words4355
Unique words (used once)2168
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1202
Unique kanji (used once)239
Unique kanji readings1826
Difficulty5/10
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