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)2181
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 words2661
Unique words (used once)1352
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 count365
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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. rating2.7
VNDB rating count7
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Cover of Tsuki no Hikari
Visual novel
Tsuki no Hikari
Length (in words)4218
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)4372
Unique words1045
Unique words (used once)581
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 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)2085
Unique words786
Unique words (used once)515
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 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)4703
Unique words1278
Unique words (used once)754
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)21578
Unique words2922
Unique words (used once)1415
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1080
Unique kanji (used once)285
Unique kanji readings1567
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)7063
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)8061
Unique words1124
Unique words (used once)10
Unique words (used once %)0%
Unique kanji579
Unique kanji (used once)8
Unique kanji readings735
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)21906
Unique words2838
Unique words (used once)1406
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji941
Unique kanji (used once)239
Unique kanji readings1368
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)3469
Unique words1055
Unique words (used once)680
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji491
Unique kanji (used once)237
Unique kanji readings631
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)7195
Unique words1434
Unique words (used once)768
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 Rikoshugi no Ryouiki to Yougashi
Visual novel
Rikoshugi no Ryouiki to Yougashi
Length (in words)3807
Unique words956
Unique words (used once)532
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 Koi ni, Kanmi wo Soete
Visual novel
Koi ni, Kanmi wo Soete
Length (in words)69642
Unique words3998
Unique words (used once)1578
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1117
Unique kanji (used once)218
Unique kanji readings1695
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)18795
Unique words2786
Unique words (used once)1482
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)27980
Unique words3351
Unique words (used once)1645
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1161
Unique kanji (used once)297
Unique kanji readings1684
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)20860
Unique words3184
Unique words (used once)1675
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)1255
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)25688
Unique words3289
Unique words (used once)1608
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1142
Unique kanji (used once)259
Unique kanji readings1711
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)139942
Unique words5883
Unique words (used once)1193
Unique words (used once %)20%
Unique kanji1447
Unique kanji (used once)128
Unique kanji readings2289
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length13.3
Characters376057
VNDB avg. rating7.5
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)54612
Unique words4911
Unique words (used once)2222
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1297
Unique kanji (used once)303
Unique kanji readings2042
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)27118
Unique words3788
Unique words (used once)1993
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1239
Unique kanji (used once)324
Unique kanji readings1857
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length13.2
Characters66728
VNDB avg. rating6.8
VNDB rating count300
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Cover of Warugoto Sanka
Visual novel
Warugoto Sanka
Length (in words)5710
Unique words1621
Unique words (used once)1047
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 Tsuyuchiru Letter ~Umi to Shiori ni Amaoto o~
Visual novel
Tsuyuchiru Letter ~Umi to Shiori ni Amaoto o~
Length (in words)50993
Unique words3423
Unique words (used once)1385
Unique words (used once %)40%
Unique kanji1125
Unique kanji (used once)225
Unique kanji readings1641
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length12.5
Characters121359
VNDB avg. rating7.5
VNDB rating count78
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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)30780
Unique words3606
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. rating6.3
VNDB rating count42
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Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Atelier no Koibito-tachi
Length (in words)38314
Unique words3898
Unique words (used once)1907
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1148
Unique kanji (used once)266
Unique kanji readings1730
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: Anata ni Chikau Ai
Length (in words)19407
Unique words2645
Unique words (used once)1388
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji897
Unique kanji (used once)247
Unique kanji readings1289
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)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 count286
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Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Revolution! Rinagisa
Length (in words)26396
Unique words3051
Unique words (used once)1488
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji994
Unique kanji (used once)268
Unique kanji readings1429
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length18.0
Characters67814
VNDB avg. rating7.0
VNDB rating count23
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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)46216
Unique words5192
Unique words (used once)2522
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1338
Unique kanji (used once)258
Unique kanji readings2095
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length15.4
Characters114394
VNDB avg. rating7.9
VNDB rating count645
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Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Lily Platinum
Length (in words)25012
Unique words3351
Unique words (used once)1719
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1096
Unique kanji (used once)289
Unique kanji readings1640
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)24189
Unique words3678
Unique words (used once)1913
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1131
Unique kanji (used once)303
Unique kanji readings1679
Difficulty3/10
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)7359
Unique words1981
Unique words (used once)1233
Unique words (used once %)62%
Unique kanji900
Unique kanji (used once)337
Unique kanji readings1230
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)26662
Unique words3413
Unique words (used once)1628
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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Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Tenshi-tachi no Harukoi
Length (in words)32572
Unique words4012
Unique words (used once)1974
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1232
Unique kanji (used once)289
Unique kanji readings1855
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length17.0
Characters77790
VNDB avg. rating6.2
VNDB rating count34
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Cover of Rakka Ren Ren
Visual novel
Rakka Ren Ren
Length (in words)18232
Unique words2222
Unique words (used once)1067
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji830
Unique kanji (used once)219
Unique kanji readings1227
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length10.7
Characters45051
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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)32161
Unique words3779
Unique words (used once)1820
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1112
Unique kanji (used once)294
Unique kanji readings1632
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.1
Characters87360
VNDB avg. rating7.1
VNDB rating count2878
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Cover of Mugen Kairou 1.5 ~Rensa~
Visual novel
Mugen Kairou 1.5 ~Rensa~
Length (in words)21702
Unique words2520
Unique words (used once)1129
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 Kemono Musume no Sodatekata
Visual novel
Kemono Musume no Sodatekata
Length (in words)62183
Unique words6084
Unique words (used once)2736
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1539
Unique kanji (used once)258
Unique kanji readings2442
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length12.3
Characters157596
VNDB avg. rating6.9
VNDB rating count450
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Cover of UNLUCKY POTION
Visual novel
UNLUCKY POTION
Length (in words)8634
Unique words2156
Unique words (used once)1318
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji905
Unique kanji (used once)316
Unique kanji readings1253
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length16.0
Characters20218
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Cover of Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Yuririn
Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Yuririn
Length (in words)33167
Unique words3780
Unique words (used once)1864
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1154
Unique kanji (used once)297
Unique kanji readings1692
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length20.6
Characters78705
VNDB avg. rating7.2
VNDB rating count19
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Cover of Hitoribocchi no Tentai Kansoku
Visual novel
Hitoribocchi no Tentai Kansoku
Length (in words)246623
Unique words7756
Unique words (used once)2926
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji1543
Unique kanji (used once)192
Unique kanji readings2536
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)9683
Unique words2238
Unique words (used once)1263
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 Mhakna Gramura to Fairy Bell
Visual novel
Mhakna Gramura to Fairy Bell
Length (in words)14931
Unique words2237
Unique words (used once)1081
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji748
Unique kanji (used once)221
Unique kanji readings1047
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length15.2
Characters38744
VNDB avg. rating7.5
VNDB rating count185
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Cover of Neko to Wakai Seyo!
Visual novel
Neko to Wakai Seyo!
Length (in words)237602
Unique words10703
Unique words (used once)4024
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji1841
Unique kanji (used once)242
Unique kanji readings3260
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)178904
Unique words9107
Unique words (used once)3832
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji1664
Unique kanji (used once)265
Unique kanji readings2853
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)24473
Unique words3206
Unique words (used once)1574
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1102
Unique kanji (used once)289
Unique kanji readings1616
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length14.0
Characters62964
VNDB avg. rating5.8
VNDB rating count18
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