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 13-sai no Hello Work
Live action
13-sai no Hello Work
Length (in words)37978
Unique words4623
Unique words (used once)2284
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1276
Unique kanji (used once)291
Difficulty7/10
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Cover of 37 Seconds
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37 Seconds
Length (in words)4461
Unique words1057
Unique words (used once)586
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji494
Unique kanji (used once)204
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of ATARU
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ATARU
Length (in words)39818
Unique words4362
Unique words (used once)1942
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1266
Unique kanji (used once)243
Difficulty9/10
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Cover of Aino Kekkon Soudanjo
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Aino Kekkon Soudanjo
Length (in words)23131
Unique words3357
Unique words (used once)1697
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1110
Unique kanji (used once)285
Difficulty6/10
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Cover of Ainori Love Wagon African Journey
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Ainori Love Wagon African Journey
Length (in words)26848
Unique words3681
Unique words (used once)1909
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1175
Unique kanji (used once)298
Difficulty5/10
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Cover of Ainori Love Wagon Asian Journey
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Ainori Love Wagon Asian Journey
Length (in words)28119
Unique words3906
Unique words (used once)2071
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1188
Unique kanji (used once)294
Difficulty6/10
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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)26869
Unique words3673
Unique words (used once)1931
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1116
Unique kanji (used once)265
Difficulty5/10
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Cover of Aka Hige
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Aka Hige
Length (in words)22809
Unique words2893
Unique words (used once)1446
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji989
Unique kanji (used once)284
Difficulty6/10
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Cover of Akira to Akira
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Akira to Akira
Length (in words)35390
Unique words4139
Unique words (used once)1879
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1196
Unique kanji (used once)229
Difficulty6/10
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Cover of Akumu-chan
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Akumu-chan
Length (in words)37262
Unique words3720
Unique words (used once)1796
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1178
Unique kanji (used once)275
Difficulty8/10
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Cover of Akuryo Byoto
Live action
Akuryo Byoto
Length (in words)11362
Unique words1617
Unique words (used once)709
Unique words (used once %)43%
Unique kanji680
Unique kanji (used once)178
Difficulty5/10
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Cover of Algernon ni Hanataba wo
Live action
Algernon ni Hanataba wo
Length (in words)28852
Unique words3812
Unique words (used once)1869
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1174
Unique kanji (used once)274
Difficulty8/10
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Cover of Alice in Borderland
Live action
Alice in Borderland
Length (in words)15932
Unique words2547
Unique words (used once)1304
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji953
Unique kanji (used once)306
Difficulty6/10
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Cover of Alice no Toge
Live action
Alice no Toge
Length (in words)28872
Unique words3585
Unique words (used once)1610
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1150
Unique kanji (used once)238
Difficulty8/10
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Cover of Anata no Koto wa Sorehodo
Live action
Anata no Koto wa Sorehodo
Length (in words)27219
Unique words3176
Unique words (used once)1569
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1025
Unique kanji (used once)250
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Ando Lloyd
Live action
Ando Lloyd
Length (in words)26240
Unique words3553
Unique words (used once)1764
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1153
Unique kanji (used once)270
Difficulty7/10
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Cover of Angel Heart
Live action
Angel Heart
Length (in words)23430
Unique words3225
Unique words (used once)1615
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1078
Unique kanji (used once)266
Difficulty7/10
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Cover of Any Crybabies Around?
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Any Crybabies Around?
Length (in words)4077
Unique words1029
Unique words (used once)537
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji506
Unique kanji (used once)197
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Aogeba Totoshi
Live action
Aogeba Totoshi
Length (in words)23436
Unique words2789
Unique words (used once)1268
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji946
Unique kanji (used once)235
Difficulty5/10
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Cover of Aoihonoo
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Aoihonoo
Length (in words)22103
Unique words3018
Unique words (used once)1500
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1047
Unique kanji (used once)274
Difficulty7/10
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Cover of Arashi's Diary -Voyage-
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Arashi's Diary -Voyage-
Length (in words)55990
Unique words4575
Unique words (used once)2044
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1158
Unique kanji (used once)249
Difficulty5/10
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Cover of Aru Hi, Ahiru Bus
Live action
Aru Hi, Ahiru Bus
Length (in words)25458
Unique words3732
Unique words (used once)1917
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1251
Unique kanji (used once)320
Difficulty6/10
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Cover of Ashi-girl
Live action
Ashi-girl
Length (in words)28078
Unique words3714
Unique words (used once)1856
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1129
Unique kanji (used once)299
Difficulty7/10
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Cover of Ashio Kara Kita Onna
Live action
Ashio Kara Kita Onna
Length (in words)8138
Unique words1764
Unique words (used once)996
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji833
Unique kanji (used once)291
Difficulty5/10
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Cover of Ashita no Yakusoku
Live action
Ashita no Yakusoku
Length (in words)32575
Unique words3324
Unique words (used once)1549
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1022
Unique kanji (used once)231
Difficulty5/10
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Cover of Ashita, Mama ga Inai
Live action
Ashita, Mama ga Inai
Length (in words)26675
Unique words3217
Unique words (used once)1595
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1044
Unique kanji (used once)264
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Asunaro San San Nana Byoushi
Live action
Asunaro San San Nana Byoushi
Length (in words)27629
Unique words3591
Unique words (used once)1741
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1082
Unique kanji (used once)245
Difficulty5/10
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Cover of Atami no Sousakan
Live action
Atami no Sousakan
Length (in words)24733
Unique words3310
Unique words (used once)1648
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1101
Unique kanji (used once)262
Difficulty7/10
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Cover of Atelier
Live action
Atelier
Length (in words)37804
Unique words4466
Unique words (used once)2209
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1183
Unique kanji (used once)242
Difficulty5/10
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Cover of BORDER
Live action
BORDER
Length (in words)27306
Unique words4079
Unique words (used once)2069
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1297
Unique kanji (used once)303
Difficulty8/10
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Cover of Banyuki
Live action
Banyuki
Length (in words)16882
Unique words2681
Unique words (used once)1370
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji959
Unique kanji (used once)261
Difficulty8/10
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Cover of Bartender
Live action
Bartender
Length (in words)25705
Unique words3604
Unique words (used once)1818
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1146
Unique kanji (used once)307
Difficulty6/10
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Cover of Basuke mo Koi mo, Shiteitai
Live action
Basuke mo Koi mo, Shiteitai
Length (in words)4151
Unique words927
Unique words (used once)469
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji406
Unique kanji (used once)148
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Beginners!
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Beginners!
Length (in words)25631
Unique words3264
Unique words (used once)1537
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1032
Unique kanji (used once)238
Difficulty6/10
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Cover of Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou
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Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou
Length (in words)40579
Unique words4147
Unique words (used once)1897
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1202
Unique kanji (used once)277
Difficulty7/10
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Cover of Black President
Live action
Black President
Length (in words)53959
Unique words5114
Unique words (used once)2338
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1273
Unique kanji (used once)233
Difficulty8/10
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Cover of Blanket Cats
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Blanket Cats
Length (in words)20004
Unique words2347
Unique words (used once)1080
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji904
Unique kanji (used once)251
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Blazing Transfer Students
Live action
Blazing Transfer Students
Length (in words)14190
Unique words2685
Unique words (used once)1463
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji974
Unique kanji (used once)315
Difficulty6/10
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Cover of Bleach
Live action
Bleach
Length (in words)5475
Unique words1201
Unique words (used once)645
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji548
Unique kanji (used once)194
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Blue, Painful, Fragile
Live action
Blue, Painful, Fragile
Length (in words)7440
Unique words1442
Unique words (used once)766
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji615
Unique kanji (used once)217
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Boku no Ita Jikan
Live action
Boku no Ita Jikan
Length (in words)25298
Unique words2835
Unique words (used once)1320
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji970
Unique kanji (used once)228
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Boku no Tsuma to Kekkon Shite Kudasai
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Boku no Tsuma to Kekkon Shite Kudasai
Length (in words)17326
Unique words2110
Unique words (used once)981
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji852
Unique kanji (used once)257
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Boku no Yabai Tsuma
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Boku no Yabai Tsuma
Length (in words)26684
Unique words3319
Unique words (used once)1596
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1098
Unique kanji (used once)275
Difficulty6/10
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Cover of Boku to Star no 99 Nichi
Live action
Boku to Star no 99 Nichi
Length (in words)32024
Unique words3366
Unique words (used once)1550
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1043
Unique kanji (used once)245
Difficulty5/10
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Cover of Boku, Unmei no Hito desu
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Boku, Unmei no Hito desu
Length (in words)44547
Unique words4988
Unique words (used once)2357
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1291
Unique kanji (used once)242
Difficulty6/10
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Cover of Bokutachi ga Yarimashita
Live action
Bokutachi ga Yarimashita
Length (in words)32860
Unique words3542
Unique words (used once)1740
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1055
Unique kanji (used once)294
Difficulty6/10
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Cover of Boys on the Run
Live action
Boys on the Run
Length (in words)28126
Unique words3413
Unique words (used once)1643
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1063
Unique kanji (used once)253
Difficulty5/10
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Cover of Budokan
Live action
Budokan
Length (in words)11040
Unique words1789
Unique words (used once)878
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji734
Unique kanji (used once)223
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Busu to Yajuu
Live action
Busu to Yajuu
Length (in words)12205
Unique words2147
Unique words (used once)1116
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji824
Unique kanji (used once)258
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Busujima Yuriko no Sekirara Nikki
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Busujima Yuriko no Sekirara Nikki
Length (in words)13246
Unique words2063
Unique words (used once)1023
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji778
Unique kanji (used once)209
Difficulty4/10
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