Visual novel difficulty list

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Cover of Hanahira!
Visual novel
Hanahira!
Length (in words)18530
Unique words2718
Unique words (used once)1375
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji941
Unique kanji (used once)293
Difficulty1/10
Average sentence length11.4
VNDB avg. rating5.4
VNDB rating count329
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Cover of Oshikake
Visual novel
Oshikake
Length (in words)981
Unique words401
Unique words (used once)267
Unique words (used once %)66%
Unique kanji213
Unique kanji (used once)118
Difficulty1/10
Average sentence length16.6
VNDB avg. rating3.7
VNDB rating count3
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Cover of Chise Anoyama ni Iku
Visual novel
Chise Anoyama ni Iku
Length (in words)3942
Unique words986
Unique words (used once)542
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji448
Unique kanji (used once)185
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length12.3
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Cover of Asu Owaru Sekai, Sono Zen'ya
Visual novel
Asu Owaru Sekai, Sono Zen'ya
Length (in words)2212
Unique words571
Unique words (used once)310
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji279
Unique kanji (used once)121
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length13.2
VNDB avg. rating5.4
VNDB rating count16
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Cover of Tegami
Visual novel
Tegami
Length (in words)7120
Unique words1703
Unique words (used once)998
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji722
Unique kanji (used once)271
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length13.4
VNDB avg. rating6.4
VNDB rating count138
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Cover of Yandere Otoko no Ko no Toriatsukaikata
Visual novel
Yandere Otoko no Ko no Toriatsukaikata
Length (in words)7841
Unique words1118
Unique words (used once)10
Unique words (used once %)0%
Unique kanji577
Unique kanji (used once)8
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length11.2
VNDB avg. rating4.7
VNDB rating count6
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Cover of Rikoshugi no Ryouiki to Yougashi
Visual novel
Rikoshugi no Ryouiki to Yougashi
Length (in words)3839
Unique words970
Unique words (used once)535
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji493
Unique kanji (used once)203
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length12.5
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Cover of Onii-chan, Kiss no Junbi wa Mada Desu ka? Ecchi no Junbi mo Mada Desu ka?
Visual novel
Onii-chan, Kiss no Junbi wa Mada Desu ka? Ecchi no Junbi mo Mada Desu ka?
Length (in words)145750
Unique words5976
Unique words (used once)1206
Unique words (used once %)20%
Unique kanji1447
Unique kanji (used once)128
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length13.3
VNDB avg. rating7.5
VNDB rating count59
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Cover of Negaeba Kitto...
Visual novel
Negaeba Kitto...
Length (in words)1257
Unique words425
Unique words (used once)269
Unique words (used once %)63%
Unique kanji259
Unique kanji (used once)130
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length16.5
VNDB avg. rating5.4
VNDB rating count205
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Cover of Mugen Kairou 1.5 ~Rensa~
Visual novel
Mugen Kairou 1.5 ~Rensa~
Length (in words)21703
Unique words2569
Unique words (used once)1152
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji922
Unique kanji (used once)249
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length14.1
VNDB avg. rating5.6
VNDB rating count24
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Cover of Tsuki no Terasu
Visual novel
Tsuki no Terasu
Length (in words)10365
Unique words2451
Unique words (used once)1514
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji981
Unique kanji (used once)319
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length18.6
VNDB avg. rating6.6
VNDB rating count315
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Cover of Kare to Kanojo to Kanojo no Chuugi
Visual novel
Kare to Kanojo to Kanojo no Chuugi
Length (in words)9770
Unique words2264
Unique words (used once)1282
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji943
Unique kanji (used once)328
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length11.6
VNDB avg. rating6.7
VNDB rating count3
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Cover of Nekopara Vol. 2: Shimai Neko no Sucre
Visual novel
Nekopara Vol. 2: Shimai Neko no Sucre
Length (in words)32742
Unique words3873
Unique words (used once)1877
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1112
Unique kanji (used once)295
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.1
VNDB avg. rating7.1
VNDB rating count2617
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Cover of Nanatsuiro★Drops
Visual novel
Nanatsuiro★Drops
Length (in words)186696
Unique words7880
Unique words (used once)3009
Unique words (used once %)38%
Unique kanji1534
Unique kanji (used once)234
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.9
VNDB avg. rating7.3
VNDB rating count92
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Cover of Yami no Koe 2
Visual novel
Yami no Koe 2
Length (in words)81500
Unique words5369
Unique words (used once)2311
Unique words (used once %)43%
Unique kanji1303
Unique kanji (used once)268
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length11.3
VNDB avg. rating6.5
VNDB rating count31
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Cover of Akaya Akashiya Ayakashino
Visual novel
Akaya Akashiya Ayakashino
Length (in words)87706
Unique words5628
Unique words (used once)2440
Unique words (used once %)43%
Unique kanji1390
Unique kanji (used once)309
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length11.2
VNDB avg. rating8.2
VNDB rating count53
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Cover of Nekopara Vol. 1: Soleil Kaiten Shimashita!
Visual novel
Nekopara Vol. 1: Soleil Kaiten Shimashita!
Length (in words)34936
Unique words4306
Unique words (used once)2100
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1191
Unique kanji (used once)273
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.2
VNDB avg. rating6.8
VNDB rating count4470
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Cover of Koufuku no Lalka
Visual novel
Koufuku no Lalka
Length (in words)4444
Unique words1059
Unique words (used once)592
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji489
Unique kanji (used once)196
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length15.3
VNDB avg. rating6.7
VNDB rating count3
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Cover of Yami no Koe
Visual novel
Yami no Koe
Length (in words)42326
Unique words3087
Unique words (used once)1327
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji903
Unique kanji (used once)230
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.3
VNDB avg. rating7.1
VNDB rating count45
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Cover of Midori no Umi
Visual novel
Midori no Umi
Length (in words)217153
Unique words7678
Unique words (used once)2837
Unique words (used once %)36%
Unique kanji1686
Unique kanji (used once)246
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length11.7
VNDB avg. rating7.1
VNDB rating count155
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Cover of Tsuyuchiru Letter ~Umi to Shiori ni Amaoto o~
Visual novel
Tsuyuchiru Letter ~Umi to Shiori ni Amaoto o~
Length (in words)49011
Unique words3441
Unique words (used once)1392
Unique words (used once %)40%
Unique kanji1117
Unique kanji (used once)226
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length12.5
VNDB avg. rating7.3
VNDB rating count27
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Cover of Kanojo no Seiiki
Visual novel
Kanojo no Seiiki
Length (in words)64432
Unique words4985
Unique words (used once)2000
Unique words (used once %)40%
Unique kanji1293
Unique kanji (used once)239
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length14.8
VNDB avg. rating6.8
VNDB rating count145
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Cover of Mhakna Gramura to Fairy Bell
Visual novel
Mhakna Gramura to Fairy Bell
Length (in words)15382
Unique words2271
Unique words (used once)1110
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji748
Unique kanji (used once)221
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length15.2
VNDB avg. rating7.5
VNDB rating count163
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Cover of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sui - Hajisarashi-hen
Visual novel
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sui - Hajisarashi-hen
Length (in words)9873
Unique words2250
Unique words (used once)1332
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji948
Unique kanji (used once)338
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length17.4
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Cover of Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo
Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo
Length (in words)20845
Unique words3169
Unique words (used once)1675
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1068
Unique kanji (used once)309
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length16.1
VNDB avg. rating6.6
VNDB rating count1587
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Cover of Mamapuri!? ~Wagaya no Dousei Tsuushinbo~
Visual novel
Mamapuri!? ~Wagaya no Dousei Tsuushinbo~
Length (in words)246662
Unique words10816
Unique words (used once)4019
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji1860
Unique kanji (used once)248
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length16.9
VNDB avg. rating6.2
VNDB rating count21
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Cover of Tokeijikake no Ley Line -Tasogaredoki no Kyoukaisen-
Visual novel
Tokeijikake no Ley Line -Tasogaredoki no Kyoukaisen-
Length (in words)136358
Unique words7664
Unique words (used once)3061
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1590
Unique kanji (used once)272
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length14.8
VNDB avg. rating7.2
VNDB rating count864
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Cover of CharaBration! ~Otome wa Koi shite Charabureru~
Visual novel
CharaBration! ~Otome wa Koi shite Charabureru~
Length (in words)190413
Unique words9792
Unique words (used once)3942
Unique words (used once %)40%
Unique kanji1808
Unique kanji (used once)248
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length12.1
VNDB avg. rating7.4
VNDB rating count77
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Cover of Tsuki no Hikari
Visual novel
Tsuki no Hikari
Length (in words)16854
Unique words1033
Unique words (used once)2
Unique words (used once %)0%
Unique kanji521
Unique kanji (used once)2
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length18.0
VNDB avg. rating7.0
VNDB rating count1
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Cover of Onii-chan, Kiss no Junbi wa Mada Desu ka?
Visual novel
Onii-chan, Kiss no Junbi wa Mada Desu ka?
Length (in words)329124
Unique words11100
Unique words (used once)3066
Unique words (used once %)27%
Unique kanji1947
Unique kanji (used once)197
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.1
VNDB avg. rating7.2
VNDB rating count470
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Cover of Shukusei no Girlfriend -the destiny star of girlfriend-
Visual novel
Shukusei no Girlfriend -the destiny star of girlfriend-
Length (in words)64361
Unique words7826
Unique words (used once)3925
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1716
Unique kanji (used once)321
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length12.5
VNDB avg. rating7.8
VNDB rating count87
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Cover of Kohonya
Visual novel
Kohonya
Length (in words)12895
Unique words2511
Unique words (used once)1348
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji952
Unique kanji (used once)272
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.1
VNDB avg. rating6.0
VNDB rating count1
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Cover of Hoshi Ori Yume Mirai
Visual novel
Hoshi Ori Yume Mirai
Length (in words)699250
Unique words20502
Unique words (used once)6974
Unique words (used once %)34%
Unique kanji2255
Unique kanji (used once)187
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length12.7
VNDB avg. rating8.1
VNDB rating count1339
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Cover of Kimi to Yumemishi
Visual novel
Kimi to Yumemishi
Length (in words)237926
Unique words10679
Unique words (used once)3472
Unique words (used once %)32%
Unique kanji1861
Unique kanji (used once)204
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length12.9
VNDB avg. rating6.6
VNDB rating count56
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Cover of Mamiya-kunchi no Itsutsugo Jijou
Visual novel
Mamiya-kunchi no Itsutsugo Jijou
Length (in words)373343
Unique words13173
Unique words (used once)4767
Unique words (used once %)36%
Unique kanji1938
Unique kanji (used once)225
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length16.0
VNDB avg. rating7.1
VNDB rating count77
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Cover of Fureraba ~Friend to Lover~
Visual novel
Fureraba ~Friend to Lover~
Length (in words)401931
Unique words15908
Unique words (used once)5832
Unique words (used once %)36%
Unique kanji2065
Unique kanji (used once)231
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length15.6
VNDB avg. rating7.7
VNDB rating count1702
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Cover of Hatsukoi Yohou.
Visual novel
Hatsukoi Yohou.
Length (in words)244526
Unique words11296
Unique words (used once)4418
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1816
Unique kanji (used once)251
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length14.1
VNDB avg. rating6.9
VNDB rating count20
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Cover of Kimi no Tonari de Koi Shiteru
Visual novel
Kimi no Tonari de Koi Shiteru
Length (in words)150005
Unique words8813
Unique words (used once)3545
Unique words (used once %)40%
Unique kanji1722
Unique kanji (used once)266
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length14.9
VNDB avg. rating7.2
VNDB rating count126
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Cover of Shinobi Harisenbo
Visual novel
Shinobi Harisenbo
Length (in words)5326
Unique words1363
Unique words (used once)807
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji719
Unique kanji (used once)273
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length16.1
VNDB avg. rating6.4
VNDB rating count17
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Cover of Suki Tokimeki to Kiss
Visual novel
Suki Tokimeki to Kiss
Length (in words)14983
Unique words2445
Unique words (used once)1255
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji992
Unique kanji (used once)287
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.7
VNDB avg. rating6.0
VNDB rating count8
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Cover of Hen Koi ≒ Kuro Rekishi
Visual novel
Hen Koi ≒ Kuro Rekishi
Length (in words)206208
Unique words10767
Unique words (used once)4508
Unique words (used once %)41%
Unique kanji1882
Unique kanji (used once)296
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length12.3
VNDB avg. rating7.0
VNDB rating count17
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Cover of Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai -Dreaming Sheep-
Visual novel
Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai -Dreaming Sheep-
Length (in words)188016
Unique words12845
Unique words (used once)5501
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji2018
Unique kanji (used once)273
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length14.2
VNDB avg. rating7.8
VNDB rating count180
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Cover of Marco to Ginga Ryuu
Visual novel
Marco to Ginga Ryuu
Length (in words)33481
Unique words4825
Unique words (used once)2460
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1377
Unique kanji (used once)320
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length10.0
VNDB avg. rating7.7
VNDB rating count315
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Cover of Magical Charming!
Visual novel
Magical Charming!
Length (in words)260723
Unique words14428
Unique words (used once)5974
Unique words (used once %)41%
Unique kanji2114
Unique kanji (used once)315
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length12.5
VNDB avg. rating7.4
VNDB rating count99
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Cover of Swampman ni Hanataba wo
Visual novel
Swampman ni Hanataba wo
Length (in words)2810
Unique words920
Unique words (used once)577
Unique words (used once %)62%
Unique kanji525
Unique kanji (used once)247
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length20.0
VNDB avg. rating6.5
VNDB rating count1
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Cover of Kanojokei Seimei Shinkaron Perfect☆Girl
Visual novel
Kanojokei Seimei Shinkaron Perfect☆Girl
Length (in words)27094
Unique words1628
Unique words (used once)382
Unique words (used once %)23%
Unique kanji724
Unique kanji (used once)88
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length13.1
VNDB avg. rating6.3
VNDB rating count3
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Cover of Primary ~Magical★Trouble★Scramble~
Visual novel
Primary ~Magical★Trouble★Scramble~
Length (in words)389257
Unique words13316
Unique words (used once)4498
Unique words (used once %)33%
Unique kanji2020
Unique kanji (used once)210
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length12.9
VNDB avg. rating7.1
VNDB rating count37
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Cover of Clover Day's
Visual novel
Clover Day's
Length (in words)412199
Unique words16578
Unique words (used once)6212
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji2149
Unique kanji (used once)239
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length13.4
VNDB avg. rating7.9
VNDB rating count351
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Cover of Stargazer -Shoujo wa Hoshi no Yume o Miru-
Visual novel
Stargazer -Shoujo wa Hoshi no Yume o Miru-
Length (in words)13491
Unique words2495
Unique words (used once)1328
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji960
Unique kanji (used once)295
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length18.3
VNDB avg. rating5.9
VNDB rating count33
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Cover of Amairo Chocolata
Visual novel
Amairo Chocolata
Length (in words)90757
Unique words6532
Unique words (used once)2742
Unique words (used once %)41%
Unique kanji1489
Unique kanji (used once)265
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length17.0
VNDB avg. rating6.8
VNDB rating count121
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