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 words429
Unique words (used once)280
Unique words (used once %)65%
Unique kanji243
Unique kanji (used once)120
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Space Sheriff Gavan
Live action
Space Sheriff Gavan
Length (in words)2638
Unique words755
Unique words (used once)445
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji421
Unique kanji (used once)176
Difficulty5/10
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Cover of HOMUNCULUS
Live action
HOMUNCULUS
Length (in words)4018
Unique words1033
Unique words (used once)586
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji518
Unique kanji (used once)223
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Any Crybabies Around?
Live action
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 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 HiGH&LOW: The Red Rain
Live action
HiGH&LOW: The Red Rain
Length (in words)4156
Unique words1179
Unique words (used once)671
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji565
Unique kanji (used once)220
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Uso Nante Hitotsu mo nai no
Live action
Uso Nante Hitotsu mo nai no
Length (in words)4190
Unique words991
Unique words (used once)540
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji487
Unique kanji (used once)193
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of MOTHER
Live action
MOTHER
Length (in words)4228
Unique words979
Unique words (used once)530
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji466
Unique kanji (used once)194
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of 37 Seconds
Live action
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 Rurouni Kenshin 4: The Final
Live action
Rurouni Kenshin 4: The Final
Length (in words)4907
Unique words1304
Unique words (used once)736
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji648
Unique kanji (used once)225
Difficulty7/10
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Cover of Road To HiGH&LOW
Live action
Road To HiGH&LOW
Length (in words)4908
Unique words1146
Unique words (used once)668
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji527
Unique kanji (used once)218
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of HiGH&LOW The Movie 2: END OF SKY
Live action
HiGH&LOW The Movie 2: END OF SKY
Length (in words)4992
Unique words1307
Unique words (used once)791
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji622
Unique kanji (used once)264
Difficulty5/10
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Cover of River's Edge
Live action
River's Edge
Length (in words)5007
Unique words1176
Unique words (used once)661
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji541
Unique kanji (used once)250
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Rurouni Kenshin 3: The Legend Ends
Live action
Rurouni Kenshin 3: The Legend Ends
Length (in words)5188
Unique words1446
Unique words (used once)856
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji692
Unique kanji (used once)269
Difficulty7/10
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Cover of HiGH&LOW The Movie
Live action
HiGH&LOW The Movie
Length (in words)5265
Unique words1217
Unique words (used once)658
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji569
Unique kanji (used once)231
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Mousou Kanojo
Live action
Mousou Kanojo
Length (in words)5272
Unique words1123
Unique words (used once)583
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji482
Unique kanji (used once)180
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of HiGH&LOW The Movie 3: FINAL MISSION
Live action
HiGH&LOW The Movie 3: FINAL MISSION
Length (in words)5312
Unique words1367
Unique words (used once)786
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji609
Unique kanji (used once)228
Difficulty5/10
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Cover of Manhunt
Live action
Manhunt
Length (in words)5388
Unique words1465
Unique words (used once)896
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji727
Unique kanji (used once)266
Difficulty5/10
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Cover of Teddy Go!
Live action
Teddy Go!
Length (in words)5409
Unique words1233
Unique words (used once)669
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji548
Unique kanji (used once)184
Difficulty3/10
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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 Miyamoto kara Kimi e
Live action
Miyamoto kara Kimi e
Length (in words)5544
Unique words1348
Unique words (used once)779
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji584
Unique kanji (used once)225
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Kasa wo Motanai Aritachi wa
Live action
Kasa wo Motanai Aritachi wa
Length (in words)5678
Unique words1368
Unique words (used once)765
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji637
Unique kanji (used once)252
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Cultivating the Seas
Live action
Cultivating the Seas
Length (in words)5770
Unique words1366
Unique words (used once)782
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji651
Unique kanji (used once)214
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Yakuza and The Family
Live action
Yakuza and The Family
Length (in words)5794
Unique words1270
Unique words (used once)666
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji570
Unique kanji (used once)202
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Rurouni Kenshin 1: Origins
Live action
Rurouni Kenshin 1: Origins
Length (in words)5969
Unique words1470
Unique words (used once)853
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji692
Unique kanji (used once)243
Difficulty7/10
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Cover of Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san
Live action
Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san
Length (in words)5986
Unique words1395
Unique words (used once)757
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji626
Unique kanji (used once)238
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Romance Doll
Live action
Romance Doll
Length (in words)6063
Unique words1395
Unique words (used once)780
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji588
Unique kanji (used once)210
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Rurouni Kenshin 2: Kyoto Inferno
Live action
Rurouni Kenshin 2: Kyoto Inferno
Length (in words)6652
Unique words1656
Unique words (used once)977
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji800
Unique kanji (used once)304
Difficulty7/10
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Cover of Hyper Hardboiled Gourmet Report
Live action
Hyper Hardboiled Gourmet Report
Length (in words)6654
Unique words1312
Unique words (used once)731
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji534
Unique kanji (used once)207
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of TUNA GIRL
Live action
TUNA GIRL
Length (in words)6719
Unique words1712
Unique words (used once)988
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji768
Unique kanji (used once)269
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Love and Hong Kong
Live action
Love and Hong Kong
Length (in words)6859
Unique words1402
Unique words (used once)712
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji607
Unique kanji (used once)206
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of DTC Yukemuri Junjo-hen from HiGH&LOW
Live action
DTC Yukemuri Junjo-hen from HiGH&LOW
Length (in words)7021
Unique words1462
Unique words (used once)777
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji602
Unique kanji (used once)207
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of HiGH&LOW THE WORST
Live action
HiGH&LOW THE WORST
Length (in words)7095
Unique words1607
Unique words (used once)891
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji696
Unique kanji (used once)252
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of OL Desu ga, Kyabajou Hajimemashita
Live action
OL Desu ga, Kyabajou Hajimemashita
Length (in words)7140
Unique words1301
Unique words (used once)610
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji529
Unique kanji (used once)158
Difficulty2/10
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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 Tsui no Sumika
Live action
Tsui no Sumika
Length (in words)7516
Unique words1383
Unique words (used once)680
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji651
Unique kanji (used once)198
Difficulty4/10
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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 Kakegurui S2
Live action
Kakegurui S2
Length (in words)8439
Unique words1697
Unique words (used once)887
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji707
Unique kanji (used once)238
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Maji de Koukaishitemasu
Live action
Maji de Koukaishitemasu
Length (in words)8450
Unique words1771
Unique words (used once)916
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji756
Unique kanji (used once)256
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Ju-On Origins
Live action
Ju-On Origins
Length (in words)8503
Unique words1676
Unique words (used once)826
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji704
Unique kanji (used once)209
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Hot Gimmick: Girl Meets Boy
Live action
Hot Gimmick: Girl Meets Boy
Length (in words)9122
Unique words1499
Unique words (used once)816
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji618
Unique kanji (used once)239
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Watashi wo Mitsukete
Live action
Watashi wo Mitsukete
Length (in words)10240
Unique words1763
Unique words (used once)905
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji778
Unique kanji (used once)240
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Final Fantasy XIV Dad of Light
Live action
Final Fantasy XIV Dad of Light
Length (in words)10440
Unique words2145
Unique words (used once)1186
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji807
Unique kanji (used once)282
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Switched
Live action
Switched
Length (in words)10768
Unique words1556
Unique words (used once)739
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji597
Unique kanji (used once)181
Difficulty4/10
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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 Taiyo no Wana
Live action
Taiyo no Wana
Length (in words)11101
Unique words2204
Unique words (used once)1123
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji915
Unique kanji (used once)227
Difficulty6/10
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Cover of The Forest of Love
Live action
The Forest of Love
Length (in words)11295
Unique words1979
Unique words (used once)1020
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji732
Unique kanji (used once)214
Difficulty5/10
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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 Nigeru Onna
Live action
Nigeru Onna
Length (in words)11680
Unique words1996
Unique words (used once)1043
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji915
Unique kanji (used once)276
Difficulty5/10
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Cover of Vampire Heaven
Live action
Vampire Heaven
Length (in words)11723
Unique words1852
Unique words (used once)978
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji785
Unique kanji (used once)277
Difficulty3/10
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