Visual novel difficulty list

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Cover of Asu Owaru Sekai, Sono Zen'ya
Visual novel
Asu Owaru Sekai, Sono Zen'ya
Length (in words)2180
Unique words564
Unique words (used once)307
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji279
Unique kanji (used once)121
Unique kanji readings336
Difficulty1/10
Average sentence length13.2
Characters5702
VNDB avg. rating5.1
VNDB rating count24
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Cover of Hanahira!
Visual novel
Hanahira!
Length (in words)18461
Unique words2658
Unique words (used once)1350
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji947
Unique kanji (used once)293
Unique kanji readings1337
Difficulty1/10
Average sentence length11.4
Characters45579
VNDB avg. rating5.4
VNDB rating count365
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Cover of Oshikake
Visual novel
Oshikake
Length (in words)949
Unique words399
Unique words (used once)270
Unique words (used once %)67%
Unique kanji213
Unique kanji (used once)118
Unique kanji readings252
Difficulty1/10
Average sentence length16.6
Characters2556
VNDB avg. rating2.7
VNDB rating count7
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Cover of Tsuki no Hikari
Visual novel
Tsuki no Hikari
Length (in words)4217
Unique words1031
Unique words (used once)579
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji521
Unique kanji (used once)223
Unique kanji readings678
Difficulty1/10
Average sentence length17.8
Characters9765
VNDB avg. rating5.7
VNDB rating count3
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Cover of Koufuku no Lalka
Visual novel
Koufuku no Lalka
Length (in words)4369
Unique words1044
Unique words (used once)580
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji489
Unique kanji (used once)196
Unique kanji readings631
Difficulty1/10
Average sentence length15.3
Characters10533
VNDB avg. rating6.0
VNDB rating count6
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Cover of Chise Anoyama ni Iku
Visual novel
Chise Anoyama ni Iku
Length (in words)3975
Unique words986
Unique words (used once)537
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji453
Unique kanji (used once)185
Unique kanji readings563
Difficulty1/10
Average sentence length12.3
Characters9690
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Cover of Christmas * Flower
Visual novel
Christmas * Flower
Length (in words)2084
Unique words786
Unique words (used once)514
Unique words (used once %)65%
Unique kanji382
Unique kanji (used once)204
Unique kanji readings459
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length13.7
Characters5139
VNDB avg. rating7.2
VNDB rating count12
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Cover of Onegai Shimasu. Pantsu wo Misete Kudasai
Visual novel
Onegai Shimasu. Pantsu wo Misete Kudasai
Length (in words)2102
Unique words687
Unique words (used once)386
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji352
Unique kanji (used once)163
Unique kanji readings426
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length10.9
Characters5024
VNDB avg. rating5.3
VNDB rating count3
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Cover of Nekopara Vol. 0: Minazuki Neko-tachi no Nichijou!
Visual novel
Nekopara Vol. 0: Minazuki Neko-tachi no Nichijou!
Length (in words)4721
Unique words1279
Unique words (used once)753
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji580
Unique kanji (used once)243
Unique kanji readings744
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length13.8
Characters12145
VNDB avg. rating6.4
VNDB rating count2679
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Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Itoshisa no Photograph
Length (in words)21572
Unique words2922
Unique words (used once)1413
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1080
Unique kanji (used once)285
Unique kanji readings1568
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length12.5
Characters52638
VNDB avg. rating6.7
VNDB rating count572
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Cover of Tegami
Visual novel
Tegami
Length (in words)7059
Unique words1688
Unique words (used once)978
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji723
Unique kanji (used once)270
Unique kanji readings992
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length13.4
Characters16126
VNDB avg. rating6.4
VNDB rating count142
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Cover of Yandere Otoko no Ko no Toriatsukaikata
Visual novel
Yandere Otoko no Ko no Toriatsukaikata
Length (in words)8053
Unique words1123
Unique words (used once)10
Unique words (used once %)0%
Unique kanji579
Unique kanji (used once)8
Unique kanji readings736
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length11.2
Characters18989
VNDB avg. rating4.6
VNDB rating count7
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Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Hajimete Deatta Ano Hi Kara
Length (in words)21898
Unique words2838
Unique words (used once)1403
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji941
Unique kanji (used once)239
Unique kanji readings1369
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length18.3
Characters55082
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Cover of Rikoshugi no Ryouiki to Yougashi
Visual novel
Rikoshugi no Ryouiki to Yougashi
Length (in words)3808
Unique words956
Unique words (used once)531
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji493
Unique kanji (used once)203
Unique kanji readings622
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length12.5
Characters8913
VNDB avg. rating6.5
VNDB rating count4
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Cover of Tsumugi Uta to Maouji no Folklore
Visual novel
Tsumugi Uta to Maouji no Folklore
Length (in words)3470
Unique words1056
Unique words (used once)682
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji491
Unique kanji (used once)237
Unique kanji readings632
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length13.0
Characters8330
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Cover of Nekopara Extra: Koneko no Hi no Yakusoku
Visual novel
Nekopara Extra: Koneko no Hi no Yakusoku
Length (in words)7174
Unique words1433
Unique words (used once)766
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji571
Unique kanji (used once)241
Unique kanji readings737
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length14.8
Characters18881
VNDB avg. rating7.0
VNDB rating count617
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Cover of Koi ni, Kanmi wo Soete
Visual novel
Koi ni, Kanmi wo Soete
Length (in words)69624
Unique words3994
Unique words (used once)1577
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1117
Unique kanji (used once)218
Unique kanji readings1696
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length16.1
Characters171908
VNDB avg. rating6.7
VNDB rating count456
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Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Anata o Suki na Shiawase
Length (in words)18779
Unique words2786
Unique words (used once)1481
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1011
Unique kanji (used once)280
Unique kanji readings1437
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length11.5
Characters49127
VNDB avg. rating7.2
VNDB rating count638
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Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Amakute Hoshikute Torokeru Chuu
Length (in words)27966
Unique words3352
Unique words (used once)1644
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1161
Unique kanji (used once)297
Unique kanji readings1685
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length13.4
Characters69409
VNDB avg. rating6.7
VNDB rating count499
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Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Anata to Koibito Tsunagi
Length (in words)20851
Unique words3184
Unique words (used once)1670
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1146
Unique kanji (used once)324
Unique kanji readings1635
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length12.4
Characters51673
VNDB avg. rating7.1
VNDB rating count949
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Cover of Negaeba Kitto...
Visual novel
Negaeba Kitto...
Length (in words)1254
Unique words428
Unique words (used once)272
Unique words (used once %)63%
Unique kanji259
Unique kanji (used once)130
Unique kanji readings310
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length16.5
Characters2735
VNDB avg. rating5.4
VNDB rating count215
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Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Watashi no Ouji-sama
Length (in words)25674
Unique words3290
Unique words (used once)1605
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1142
Unique kanji (used once)259
Unique kanji readings1713
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length13.3
Characters62029
VNDB avg. rating6.6
VNDB rating count913
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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)139613
Unique words5867
Unique words (used once)1190
Unique words (used once %)20%
Unique kanji1447
Unique kanji (used once)128
Unique kanji readings2290
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length13.3
Characters376057
VNDB avg. rating7.5
VNDB rating count76
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Cover of Nekopara Vol. 4: Neko to Patissier no Noel
Visual novel
Nekopara Vol. 4: Neko to Patissier no Noel
Length (in words)54795
Unique words4910
Unique words (used once)2221
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1297
Unique kanji (used once)303
Unique kanji readings2043
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length10.9
Characters146747
VNDB avg. rating7.5
VNDB rating count648
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Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Amakute Otona no Torokeru Chuu
Length (in words)27112
Unique words3785
Unique words (used once)1989
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1239
Unique kanji (used once)324
Unique kanji readings1858
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length13.2
Characters66728
VNDB avg. rating6.8
VNDB rating count300
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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)50968
Unique words3429
Unique words (used once)1388
Unique words (used once %)40%
Unique kanji1125
Unique kanji (used once)225
Unique kanji readings1642
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length12.5
Characters121359
VNDB avg. rating7.5
VNDB rating count78
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Cover of Warugoto Sanka
Visual novel
Warugoto Sanka
Length (in words)5706
Unique words1623
Unique words (used once)1049
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji721
Unique kanji (used once)298
Unique kanji readings971
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length13.5
Characters13678
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Cover of Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Tenshi no Akogare
Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Tenshi no Akogare
Length (in words)30778
Unique words3604
Unique words (used once)1761
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1121
Unique kanji (used once)261
Unique kanji readings1686
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length16.8
Characters76732
VNDB avg. rating6.3
VNDB rating count42
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Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Anata ni Chikau Ai
Length (in words)19390
Unique words2638
Unique words (used once)1379
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji897
Unique kanji (used once)247
Unique kanji readings1290
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length17.9
Characters51827
VNDB avg. rating7.2
VNDB rating count59
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Cover of Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Michael no Otome-tachi
Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Michael no Otome-tachi
Length (in words)19403
Unique words2642
Unique words (used once)1382
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji901
Unique kanji (used once)250
Unique kanji readings1296
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length17.9
Characters51827
VNDB avg. rating7.5
VNDB rating count286
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Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Atelier no Koibito-tachi
Length (in words)38289
Unique words3894
Unique words (used once)1899
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1148
Unique kanji (used once)266
Unique kanji readings1731
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length14.8
Characters90962
VNDB avg. rating7.3
VNDB rating count124
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Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Revolution! Rinagisa
Length (in words)26367
Unique words3053
Unique words (used once)1491
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji994
Unique kanji (used once)268
Unique kanji readings1430
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length18.0
Characters67814
VNDB avg. rating7.0
VNDB rating count23
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Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Lily Platinum
Length (in words)24991
Unique words3349
Unique words (used once)1718
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1096
Unique kanji (used once)289
Unique kanji readings1641
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length15.2
Characters67431
VNDB avg. rating7.2
VNDB rating count249
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Cover of KaraKara
Visual novel
KaraKara
Length (in words)24178
Unique words3673
Unique words (used once)1908
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1131
Unique kanji (used once)303
Unique kanji readings1680
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length15.5
Characters62103
VNDB avg. rating6.3
VNDB rating count943
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Cover of Yandere Otoko no Ko no Toriatsukaikata Another Route ~Happy Ending~
Visual novel
Yandere Otoko no Ko no Toriatsukaikata Another Route ~Happy Ending~
Length (in words)7353
Unique words1981
Unique words (used once)1232
Unique words (used once %)62%
Unique kanji900
Unique kanji (used once)337
Unique kanji readings1232
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length14.2
Characters18073
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Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Tenshi-tachi no Harukoi
Length (in words)32562
Unique words4011
Unique words (used once)1970
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1232
Unique kanji (used once)289
Unique kanji readings1856
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length17.0
Characters77790
VNDB avg. rating6.2
VNDB rating count34
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Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Tenshi no Hanabira Zome
Length (in words)26653
Unique words3412
Unique words (used once)1627
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1219
Unique kanji (used once)304
Unique kanji readings1820
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.2
Characters69281
VNDB avg. rating7.2
VNDB rating count476
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Cover of Mugen Kairou 1.5 ~Rensa~
Visual novel
Mugen Kairou 1.5 ~Rensa~
Length (in words)21644
Unique words2515
Unique words (used once)1123
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji924
Unique kanji (used once)249
Unique kanji readings1309
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length14.1
Characters55035
VNDB avg. rating5.5
VNDB rating count24
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Cover of Rakka Ren Ren
Visual novel
Rakka Ren Ren
Length (in words)18221
Unique words2222
Unique words (used once)1069
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji830
Unique kanji (used once)219
Unique kanji readings1228
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length10.7
Characters45051
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Cover of Kemono Musume no Sodatekata
Visual novel
Kemono Musume no Sodatekata
Length (in words)62170
Unique words6078
Unique words (used once)2728
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1539
Unique kanji (used once)258
Unique kanji readings2443
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length12.3
Characters157596
VNDB avg. rating6.9
VNDB rating count450
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Cover of Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Yuririn
Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Yuririn
Length (in words)33133
Unique words3775
Unique words (used once)1862
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1154
Unique kanji (used once)297
Unique kanji readings1693
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length20.6
Characters78705
VNDB avg. rating7.2
VNDB rating count19
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Cover of UNLUCKY POTION
Visual novel
UNLUCKY POTION
Length (in words)8624
Unique words2156
Unique words (used once)1318
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji905
Unique kanji (used once)316
Unique kanji readings1254
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length16.0
Characters20218
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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)32212
Unique words3783
Unique words (used once)1823
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1112
Unique kanji (used once)294
Unique kanji readings1633
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.1
Characters87360
VNDB avg. rating7.1
VNDB rating count2878
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Cover of Mhakna Gramura to Fairy Bell
Visual novel
Mhakna Gramura to Fairy Bell
Length (in words)14919
Unique words2238
Unique words (used once)1085
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji748
Unique kanji (used once)221
Unique kanji readings1048
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length15.2
Characters38744
VNDB avg. rating7.5
VNDB rating count185
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Cover of Hitoribocchi no Tentai Kansoku
Visual novel
Hitoribocchi no Tentai Kansoku
Length (in words)246549
Unique words7752
Unique words (used once)2923
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji1543
Unique kanji (used once)192
Unique kanji readings2538
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length12.1
Characters596243
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Cover of Neko to Wakai Seyo!
Visual novel
Neko to Wakai Seyo!
Length (in words)237434
Unique words10688
Unique words (used once)4014
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji1841
Unique kanji (used once)242
Unique kanji readings3261
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.7
Characters589052
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Cover of Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Shirayuki no Kishi
Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Shirayuki no Kishi
Length (in words)178805
Unique words9096
Unique words (used once)3824
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji1664
Unique kanji (used once)265
Unique kanji readings2852
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length14.9
Characters432634
VNDB avg. rating7.5
VNDB rating count70
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Cover of Imouto ga Eroge Seiyuu Dattan Daga
Visual novel
Imouto ga Eroge Seiyuu Dattan Daga
Length (in words)24480
Unique words3206
Unique words (used once)1573
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1102
Unique kanji (used once)289
Unique kanji readings1617
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length14.0
Characters62964
VNDB avg. rating5.8
VNDB rating count18
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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)9674
Unique words2236
Unique words (used once)1261
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji943
Unique kanji (used once)328
Unique kanji readings1343
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length11.6
Characters23359
VNDB avg. rating7.3
VNDB rating count6
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Cover of Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo
Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo
Length (in words)21014
Unique words3131
Unique words (used once)1653
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1069
Unique kanji (used once)306
Unique kanji readings1548
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length16.1
Characters52814
VNDB avg. rating6.6
VNDB rating count1628
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