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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)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 #Kazoku Boshuu Shimasu
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#Kazoku Boshuu Shimasu
Length (in words)30590
Unique words3155
Unique words (used once)1411
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji975
Unique kanji (used once)235
Unique kanji readings1416
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)39200
Unique words3834
Unique words (used once)1657
Unique words (used once %)43%
Unique kanji1151
Unique kanji (used once)253
Unique kanji readings1683
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)29259
Unique words3441
Unique words (used once)1564
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1059
Unique kanji (used once)204
Unique kanji readings1575
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)30259
Unique words3134
Unique words (used once)1420
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1043
Unique kanji (used once)240
Unique kanji readings1542
Difficulty5/10
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Cover of 101 Kaime no Puropoozu
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101 Kaime no Puropoozu
Length (in words)37916
Unique words3643
Unique words (used once)1682
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1085
Unique kanji (used once)257
Unique kanji readings1628
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)34099
Unique words4310
Unique words (used once)2136
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1207
Unique kanji (used once)274
Unique kanji readings1835
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating7.6
MDL rating count650
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Cover of 13
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13
Length (in words)8323
Unique words1377
Unique words (used once)713
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji642
Unique kanji (used once)217
Unique kanji readings851
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)38215
Unique words4640
Unique words (used once)2288
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1293
Unique kanji (used once)288
Unique kanji readings2012
Difficulty6/10
MDL avg. rating7.3
MDL rating count156
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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 24 JAPAN
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24 JAPAN
Length (in words)72330
Unique words5548
Unique words (used once)2356
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji1370
Unique kanji (used once)211
Unique kanji readings2207
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)34752
Unique words3937
Unique words (used once)1860
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1196
Unique kanji (used once)267
Unique kanji readings1841
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)39768
Unique words4163
Unique words (used once)1923
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1243
Unique kanji (used once)307
Unique kanji readings1846
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)32646
Unique words3037
Unique words (used once)1393
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1002
Unique kanji (used once)258
Unique kanji readings1446
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)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 37.5℃ no Namida
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37.5℃ no Namida
Length (in words)28203
Unique words2902
Unique words (used once)1341
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji934
Unique kanji (used once)198
Unique kanji readings1369
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)9394
Unique words1703
Unique words (used once)907
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)12024
Unique words1984
Unique words (used once)1003
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji810
Unique kanji (used once)273
Unique kanji readings1092
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)31997
Unique words3460
Unique words (used once)1654
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1063
Unique kanji (used once)263
Unique kanji readings1572
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)16550
Unique words2565
Unique words (used once)1312
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1016
Unique kanji (used once)304
Unique kanji readings1453
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)41549
Unique words4200
Unique words (used once)1997
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1230
Unique kanji (used once)260
Unique kanji readings1882
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)33999
Unique words3631
Unique words (used once)1571
Unique words (used once %)43%
Unique kanji1153
Unique kanji (used once)230
Unique kanji readings1679
Difficulty5/10
MDL avg. rating7.6
MDL rating count611
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Cover of ATARU
Live action
ATARU
Length (in words)39955
Unique words4368
Unique words (used once)1941
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1277
Unique kanji (used once)243
Unique kanji readings1933
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)20989
Unique words2684
Unique words (used once)1275
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji873
Unique kanji (used once)254
Unique kanji readings1255
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.1
MDL rating count408
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Cover of Afro Tanaka
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Afro Tanaka
Length (in words)14522
Unique words2038
Unique words (used once)919
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji766
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)15491
Unique words2189
Unique words (used once)1074
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji777
Unique kanji (used once)218
Unique kanji readings1119
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating6.8
MDL rating count199
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Cover of Age Harassment
Live action
Age Harassment
Length (in words)39263
Unique words4578
Unique words (used once)2156
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1285
Unique kanji (used once)270
Unique kanji readings1978
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)23325
Unique words3374
Unique words (used once)1701
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1139
Unique kanji (used once)289
Unique kanji readings1688
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)27357
Unique words3690
Unique words (used once)1908
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1180
Unique kanji (used once)297
Unique kanji readings1800
Difficulty5/10
MDL avg. rating8.0
MDL rating count145
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Cover of Ainori Love Wagon Asian Journey
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Ainori Love Wagon Asian Journey
Length (in words)28400
Unique words3908
Unique words (used once)2080
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1193
Unique kanji (used once)296
Unique kanji readings1815
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)26900
Unique words3680
Unique words (used once)1944
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1122
Unique kanji (used once)269
Unique kanji readings1689
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.7
MDL rating count191
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Cover of Air Girl
Live action
Air Girl
Length (in words)7061
Unique words1782
Unique words (used once)1025
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji862
Unique kanji (used once)303
Unique kanji readings1167
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Aishitetatte, Himitsu wa Aru
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Aishitetatte, Himitsu wa Aru
Length (in words)28272
Unique words3228
Unique words (used once)1511
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1074
Unique kanji (used once)271
Unique kanji readings1564
Difficulty5/10
MDL avg. rating7.7
MDL rating count520
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Cover of Akai Yubi
Live action
Akai Yubi
Length (in words)7674
Unique words1517
Unique words (used once)767
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji662
Unique kanji (used once)202
Unique kanji readings909
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Akari to Kuzu
Live action
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)22856
Unique words2899
Unique words (used once)1438
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1000
Unique kanji (used once)281
Unique kanji readings1478
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)21874
Unique words2902
Unique words (used once)1393
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji944
Unique kanji (used once)257
Unique kanji readings1406
Difficulty5/10
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Cover of Akihige S3
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Akihige S3
Length (in words)18652
Unique words2535
Unique words (used once)1264
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji849
Unique kanji (used once)245
Unique kanji readings1205
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Akiko's Piano
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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 Akira to Akira
Live action
Akira to Akira
Length (in words)35787
Unique words4135
Unique words (used once)1868
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1213
Unique kanji (used once)230
Unique kanji readings1844
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)37482
Unique words3735
Unique words (used once)1795
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1203
Unique kanji (used once)280
Unique kanji readings1807
Difficulty6/10
MDL avg. rating7.7
MDL rating count1459
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Cover of Akuryou Byoutou
Live action
Akuryou Byoutou
Length (in words)11475
Unique words1625
Unique words (used once)703
Unique words (used once %)43%
Unique kanji690
Unique kanji (used once)177
Unique kanji readings934
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)23228
Unique words3494
Unique words (used once)1761
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1126
Unique kanji (used once)264
Unique kanji readings1674
Difficulty6/10
MDL avg. rating7.5
MDL rating count62
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Cover of Algernon ni Hanataba wo
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Algernon ni Hanataba wo
Length (in words)28898
Unique words3794
Unique words (used once)1864
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1177
Unique kanji (used once)276
Unique kanji readings1721
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)15924
Unique words2550
Unique words (used once)1298
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji959
Unique kanji (used once)306
Unique kanji readings1351
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)28894
Unique words3591
Unique words (used once)1621
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1163
Unique kanji (used once)241
Unique kanji readings1711
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)22331
Unique words2862
Unique words (used once)1355
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1031
Unique kanji (used once)256
Unique kanji readings1501
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)27127
Unique words3151
Unique words (used once)1564
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1029
Unique kanji (used once)252
Unique kanji readings1488
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)26242
Unique words3549
Unique words (used once)1757
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1157
Unique kanji (used once)272
Unique kanji readings1690
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)33894
Unique words4377
Unique words (used once)2172
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1216
Unique kanji (used once)242
Unique kanji readings1852
Difficulty5/10
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