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)2182
Unique words563
Unique words (used once)306
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 count32
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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 readings1336
Difficulty1/10
Average sentence length11.4
Characters45579
VNDB avg. rating5.4
VNDB rating count403
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Cover of Oshikake
Visual novel
Oshikake
Length (in words)957
Unique words401
Unique words (used once)271
Unique words (used once %)67%
Unique kanji213
Unique kanji (used once)118
Unique kanji readings252
Difficulty1/10
Average sentence length16.6
Characters2556
VNDB avg. rating3.1
VNDB rating count16
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Cover of Tsuki no Hikari
Visual novel
Tsuki no Hikari
Length (in words)4251
Unique words1032
Unique words (used once)580
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji522
Unique kanji (used once)223
Unique kanji readings679
Difficulty1/10
Average sentence length17.8
Characters9765
VNDB avg. rating5.7
VNDB rating count11
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Cover of Koufuku no Lalka
Visual novel
Koufuku no Lalka
Length (in words)4373
Unique words1047
Unique words (used once)582
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji489
Unique kanji (used once)196
Unique kanji readings631
Difficulty1/10
Average sentence length15.3
Characters10533
VNDB avg. rating6.2
VNDB rating count13
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Cover of Chise Anoyama ni Iku
Visual novel
Chise Anoyama ni Iku
Length (in words)3973
Unique words985
Unique words (used once)536
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)2086
Unique words787
Unique words (used once)516
Unique words (used once %)65%
Unique kanji384
Unique kanji (used once)206
Unique kanji readings461
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length13.7
Characters5139
VNDB avg. rating7.0
VNDB rating count14
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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 words688
Unique words (used once)387
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji352
Unique kanji (used once)163
Unique kanji readings425
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)4707
Unique words1275
Unique words (used once)751
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji580
Unique kanji (used once)243
Unique kanji readings745
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length13.8
Characters12145
VNDB avg. rating6.3
VNDB rating count2971
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Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Itoshisa no Photograph
Length (in words)21577
Unique words2922
Unique words (used once)1414
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1082
Unique kanji (used once)287
Unique kanji readings1569
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length12.5
Characters52638
VNDB avg. rating6.8
VNDB rating count601
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Cover of Tegami
Visual novel
Tegami
Length (in words)7064
Unique words1687
Unique words (used once)979
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji723
Unique kanji (used once)270
Unique kanji readings992
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length13.4
Characters16126
VNDB avg. rating6.4
VNDB rating count148
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Cover of Yandere Otoko no Ko no Toriatsukaikata
Visual novel
Yandere Otoko no Ko no Toriatsukaikata
Length (in words)8067
Unique words1126
Unique words (used once)10
Unique words (used once %)0%
Unique kanji580
Unique kanji (used once)8
Unique kanji readings736
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length11.2
Characters18989
VNDB avg. rating4.9
VNDB rating count8
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Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Hajimete Deatta Ano Hi Kara
Length (in words)21910
Unique words2838
Unique words (used once)1404
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji944
Unique kanji (used once)241
Unique kanji readings1371
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length18.3
Characters55082
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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)681
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji492
Unique kanji (used once)237
Unique kanji readings633
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)7205
Unique words1434
Unique words (used once)769
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji571
Unique kanji (used once)241
Unique kanji readings738
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length14.8
Characters18881
VNDB avg. rating6.9
VNDB rating count743
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Cover of Rikoshugi no Ryouiki to Yougashi
Visual novel
Rikoshugi no Ryouiki to Yougashi
Length (in words)3836
Unique words958
Unique words (used once)532
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji495
Unique kanji (used once)202
Unique kanji readings624
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length12.5
Characters8913
VNDB avg. rating6.5
VNDB rating count4
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Cover of Koi ni, Kanmi wo Soete
Visual novel
Koi ni, Kanmi wo Soete
Length (in words)69650
Unique words3994
Unique words (used once)1573
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1118
Unique kanji (used once)218
Unique kanji readings1696
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length16.1
Characters171908
VNDB avg. rating6.6
VNDB rating count535
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Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Anata o Suki na Shiawase
Length (in words)18797
Unique words2785
Unique words (used once)1482
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1011
Unique kanji (used once)280
Unique kanji readings1439
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length11.5
Characters49127
VNDB avg. rating7.2
VNDB rating count671
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Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Anata to Koibito Tsunagi
Length (in words)20872
Unique words3183
Unique words (used once)1672
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1147
Unique kanji (used once)323
Unique kanji readings1637
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length12.4
Characters51673
VNDB avg. rating7.1
VNDB rating count1005
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Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Amakute Hoshikute Torokeru Chuu
Length (in words)27962
Unique words3350
Unique words (used once)1640
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1161
Unique kanji (used once)297
Unique kanji readings1683
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length13.4
Characters69409
VNDB avg. rating6.7
VNDB rating count521
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Cover of Negaeba Kitto...
Visual novel
Negaeba Kitto...
Length (in words)1257
Unique words429
Unique words (used once)272
Unique words (used once %)63%
Unique kanji260
Unique kanji (used once)130
Unique kanji readings311
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length16.5
Characters2735
VNDB avg. rating5.3
VNDB rating count222
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Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Watashi no Ouji-sama
Length (in words)25685
Unique words3289
Unique words (used once)1608
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1143
Unique kanji (used once)259
Unique kanji readings1713
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length13.3
Characters62029
VNDB avg. rating6.6
VNDB rating count961
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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)139936
Unique words5874
Unique words (used once)1190
Unique words (used once %)20%
Unique kanji1447
Unique kanji (used once)128
Unique kanji readings2289
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length13.3
Characters376057
VNDB avg. rating7.4
VNDB rating count88
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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)54613
Unique words4904
Unique words (used once)2216
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 count873
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Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Amakute Otona no Torokeru Chuu
Length (in words)27103
Unique words3789
Unique words (used once)1995
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1240
Unique kanji (used once)324
Unique kanji readings1858
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length13.2
Characters66728
VNDB avg. rating6.9
VNDB rating count317
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Cover of Warugoto Sanka
Visual novel
Warugoto Sanka
Length (in words)5709
Unique words1621
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)30776
Unique words3605
Unique words (used once)1764
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1121
Unique kanji (used once)261
Unique kanji readings1685
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length16.8
Characters76732
VNDB avg. rating6.6
VNDB rating count46
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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)51004
Unique words3422
Unique words (used once)1387
Unique words (used once %)40%
Unique kanji1125
Unique kanji (used once)225
Unique kanji readings1641
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length12.5
Characters121359
VNDB avg. rating7.4
VNDB rating count127
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Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Atelier no Koibito-tachi
Length (in words)38316
Unique words3899
Unique words (used once)1908
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1148
Unique kanji (used once)266
Unique kanji readings1729
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length14.8
Characters90962
VNDB avg. rating7.4
VNDB rating count135
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Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Anata ni Chikau Ai
Length (in words)19409
Unique words2647
Unique words (used once)1390
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji899
Unique kanji (used once)249
Unique kanji readings1292
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length17.9
Characters51827
VNDB avg. rating7.3
VNDB rating count69
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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)19420
Unique words2649
Unique words (used once)1391
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji901
Unique kanji (used once)250
Unique kanji readings1295
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length17.9
Characters51827
VNDB avg. rating7.5
VNDB rating count315
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Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Revolution! Rinagisa
Length (in words)26447
Unique words3051
Unique words (used once)1488
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji995
Unique kanji (used once)268
Unique kanji readings1430
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length18.0
Characters67814
VNDB avg. rating7.2
VNDB rating count25
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Cover of Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm EXTRA1
Visual novel
Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm EXTRA1
Length (in words)46218
Unique words5191
Unique words (used once)2519
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1340
Unique kanji (used once)259
Unique kanji readings2097
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length15.4
Characters114394
VNDB avg. rating7.8
VNDB rating count922
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Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Lily Platinum
Length (in words)25015
Unique words3352
Unique words (used once)1719
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1098
Unique kanji (used once)291
Unique kanji readings1642
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length15.2
Characters67431
VNDB avg. rating7.3
VNDB rating count269
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Cover of KaraKara
Visual novel
KaraKara
Length (in words)24188
Unique words3677
Unique words (used once)1912
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1131
Unique kanji (used once)303
Unique kanji readings1679
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length15.5
Characters62103
VNDB avg. rating6.3
VNDB rating count1022
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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)7359
Unique words1982
Unique words (used once)1234
Unique words (used once %)62%
Unique kanji900
Unique kanji (used once)337
Unique kanji readings1231
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length14.2
Characters18073
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Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Tenshi no Hanabira Zome
Length (in words)26670
Unique words3418
Unique words (used once)1629
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji1220
Unique kanji (used once)302
Unique kanji readings1822
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.2
Characters69281
VNDB avg. rating7.3
VNDB rating count497
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Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Tenshi-tachi no Harukoi
Length (in words)32569
Unique words4010
Unique words (used once)1972
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1232
Unique kanji (used once)289
Unique kanji readings1855
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length17.0
Characters77790
VNDB avg. rating6.6
VNDB rating count38
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Cover of Rakka Ren Ren
Visual novel
Rakka Ren Ren
Length (in words)18245
Unique words2222
Unique words (used once)1066
Unique words (used once %)47%
Unique kanji831
Unique kanji (used once)220
Unique kanji readings1228
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length10.7
Characters45051
VNDB avg. rating5.0
VNDB rating count1
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Cover of Mugen Kairou 1.5 ~Rensa~
Visual novel
Mugen Kairou 1.5 ~Rensa~
Length (in words)21698
Unique words2518
Unique words (used once)1127
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji924
Unique kanji (used once)249
Unique kanji readings1310
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length14.1
Characters55035
VNDB avg. rating5.5
VNDB rating count24
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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)32162
Unique words3776
Unique words (used once)1817
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1112
Unique kanji (used once)294
Unique kanji readings1636
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.1
Characters87360
VNDB avg. rating7.1
VNDB rating count3198
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Cover of Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Yuririn
Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Yuririn
Length (in words)33125
Unique words3794
Unique words (used once)1883
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1157
Unique kanji (used once)295
Unique kanji readings1705
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length20.6
Characters78705
VNDB avg. rating7.1
VNDB rating count23
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Cover of Mhakna Gramura to Fairy Bell
Visual novel
Mhakna Gramura to Fairy Bell
Length (in words)14933
Unique words2236
Unique words (used once)1079
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji748
Unique kanji (used once)221
Unique kanji readings1047
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length15.2
Characters38744
VNDB avg. rating7.4
VNDB rating count212
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Cover of Kemono Musume no Sodatekata
Visual novel
Kemono Musume no Sodatekata
Length (in words)62176
Unique words6081
Unique words (used once)2733
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1539
Unique kanji (used once)258
Unique kanji readings2441
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length12.3
Characters157596
VNDB avg. rating6.9
VNDB rating count550
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Cover of UNLUCKY POTION
Visual novel
UNLUCKY POTION
Length (in words)8635
Unique words2157
Unique words (used once)1319
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji906
Unique kanji (used once)317
Unique kanji readings1254
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length16.0
Characters20218
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Cover of Hitoribocchi no Tentai Kansoku
Visual novel
Hitoribocchi no Tentai Kansoku
Length (in words)246652
Unique words7759
Unique words (used once)2931
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji1546
Unique kanji (used once)194
Unique kanji readings2544
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length12.1
Characters596243
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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)9682
Unique words2238
Unique words (used once)1262
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji943
Unique kanji (used once)328
Unique kanji readings1343
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length11.6
Characters23359
VNDB avg. rating6.9
VNDB rating count7
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Cover of Neko to Wakai Seyo!
Visual novel
Neko to Wakai Seyo!
Length (in words)239021
Unique words10695
Unique words (used once)4021
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji1841
Unique kanji (used once)242
Unique kanji readings3260
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.7
Characters589052
VNDB avg. rating7.0
VNDB rating count40
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Cover of Imouto ga Eroge Seiyuu Dattan Daga
Visual novel
Imouto ga Eroge Seiyuu Dattan Daga
Length (in words)24464
Unique words3205
Unique words (used once)1573
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1102
Unique kanji (used once)289
Unique kanji readings1616
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length14.0
Characters62964
VNDB avg. rating6.1
VNDB rating count19
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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)178909
Unique words9097
Unique words (used once)3828
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji1665
Unique kanji (used once)265
Unique kanji readings2855
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length14.9
Characters432634
VNDB avg. rating7.6
VNDB rating count81
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