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)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 LOVE Riron (2013)
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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 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 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 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 Pinboke no Kazoku
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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 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 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
Live action
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 Gold! (2020)
Live action
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 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 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 Basuke mo Koi mo, Shiteitai
Live action
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 LIVE!LOVE!SING! Ikite Aishite Utau Koto
Live action
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 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 Space Sheriff Gavan
Live action
Space Sheriff Gavan
Length (in words)2673
Unique words768
Unique words (used once)456
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji427
Unique kanji (used once)179
Unique kanji readings536
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating7.5
MDL rating count71
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Cover of Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.
Live action
Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.
Length (in words)5378
Unique words1019
Unique words (used once)526
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji445
Unique kanji (used once)177
Unique kanji readings554
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating8.0
MDL rating count1747
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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 Sekai Kara Neko ga Kieta Nara
Live action
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 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 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 Transit Girls
Live action
Transit Girls
Length (in words)7371
Unique words1108
Unique words (used once)503
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji474
Unique kanji (used once)176
Unique kanji readings589
Difficulty1/10
MDL avg. rating7.5
MDL rating count1039
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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 Mousou Kanojo
Live action
Mousou Kanojo
Length (in words)5293
Unique words1121
Unique words (used once)575
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji482
Unique kanji (used once)180
Unique kanji readings628
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating6.4
MDL rating count124
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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 Uso Nante Hitotsu mo Nai no
Live action
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 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 Doubletone: Futari no Yumi
Live action
Doubletone: Futari no Yumi
Length (in words)6656
Unique words1083
Unique words (used once)485
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji499
Unique kanji (used once)146
Unique kanji readings650
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.4
MDL rating count168
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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 She
Live action
She
Length (in words)5937
Unique words1059
Unique words (used once)552
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji502
Unique kanji (used once)173
Unique kanji readings637
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.2
MDL rating count221
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Cover of Fuji Family 2017
Live action
Fuji Family 2017
Length (in words)5490
Unique words1141
Unique words (used once)606
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji505
Unique kanji (used once)199
Unique kanji readings657
Difficulty2/10
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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 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 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 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 Nee Sensei, Shiranai no?
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Nee Sensei, Shiranai no?
Length (in words)6937
Unique words1185
Unique words (used once)538
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji516
Unique kanji (used once)184
Unique kanji readings654
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.4
MDL rating count4394
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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 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 Coin Locker Monogatari
Live action
Coin Locker Monogatari
Length (in words)5325
Unique words1173
Unique words (used once)610
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji521
Unique kanji (used once)190
Unique kanji readings679
Difficulty2/10
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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 OL Desu ga, Kyabajou Hajimemashita
Live action
OL Desu ga, Kyabajou Hajimemashita
Length (in words)7279
Unique words1312
Unique words (used once)609
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji533
Unique kanji (used once)159
Unique kanji readings698
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.0
MDL rating count12
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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 Room Laundering
Live action
Room Laundering
Length (in words)5481
Unique words1192
Unique words (used once)641
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji537
Unique kanji (used once)209
Unique kanji readings693
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating7.6
MDL rating count96
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Cover of Hyper Hardboiled Gourmet Report
Live action
Hyper Hardboiled Gourmet Report
Length (in words)6644
Unique words1313
Unique words (used once)726
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji539
Unique kanji (used once)209
Unique kanji readings694
Difficulty4/10
MDL avg. rating8.0
MDL rating count1
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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 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 River's Edge
Live action
River's Edge
Length (in words)5037
Unique words1172
Unique words (used once)655
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji545
Unique kanji (used once)252
Unique kanji readings688
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.0
MDL rating count1197
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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 Remote Drama Living
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Remote Drama Living
Length (in words)5674
Unique words1241
Unique words (used once)664
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji548
Unique kanji (used once)200
Unique kanji readings707
Difficulty2/10
MDL avg. rating7.0
MDL rating count52
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Cover of Teddy Go!
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Teddy Go!
Length (in words)5665
Unique words1232
Unique words (used once)661
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji552
Unique kanji (used once)186
Unique kanji readings729
Difficulty3/10
MDL avg. rating6.9
MDL rating count219
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