Visual novel difficulty list

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Cover of Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Tenshi-tachi no Yakusoku
Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Tenshi-tachi no Yakusoku
Length (in words)34131
Unique words4367
Unique words (used once)2257
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1263
Unique kanji (used once)302
Unique kanji readings1929
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length17.0
Characters83063
VNDB avg. rating6.7
VNDB rating count33
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Cover of KaraKara 2
Visual novel
KaraKara 2
Length (in words)30029
Unique words4020
Unique words (used once)2021
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1164
Unique kanji (used once)266
Unique kanji readings1814
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length16.6
Characters76521
VNDB avg. rating6.7
VNDB rating count388
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Cover of Hontou wa Kowai Yandere Musume ~Love One Another~
Visual novel
Hontou wa Kowai Yandere Musume ~Love One Another~
Length (in words)7775
Unique words1897
Unique words (used once)1140
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji820
Unique kanji (used once)303
Unique kanji readings1124
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.1
Characters18924
VNDB avg. rating3.8
VNDB rating count5
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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)13010
Unique words2471
Unique words (used once)1312
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji962
Unique kanji (used once)295
Unique kanji readings1352
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length18.3
Characters31539
VNDB avg. rating5.8
VNDB rating count35
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Cover of Swampman ni Hanataba wo
Visual novel
Swampman ni Hanataba wo
Length (in words)2801
Unique words912
Unique words (used once)567
Unique words (used once %)62%
Unique kanji525
Unique kanji (used once)247
Unique kanji readings654
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length20.0
Characters6552
VNDB avg. rating6.5
VNDB rating count1
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Cover of Tsuki no Terasu
Visual novel
Tsuki no Terasu
Length (in words)10031
Unique words2439
Unique words (used once)1502
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji981
Unique kanji (used once)319
Unique kanji readings1392
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length18.6
Characters23324
VNDB avg. rating6.6
VNDB rating count332
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Cover of Yuki Koi Melt
Visual novel
Yuki Koi Melt
Length (in words)36562
Unique words4760
Unique words (used once)2393
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1305
Unique kanji (used once)309
Unique kanji readings2047
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.4
Characters89433
VNDB avg. rating7.1
VNDB rating count399
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Cover of Nekopara Vol. 3: Neko-tachi no Aromatize
Visual novel
Nekopara Vol. 3: Neko-tachi no Aromatize
Length (in words)46192
Unique words4261
Unique words (used once)1923
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1214
Unique kanji (used once)269
Unique kanji readings1843
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length12.8
Characters124923
VNDB avg. rating7.3
VNDB rating count1923
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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)9756
Unique words2247
Unique words (used once)1332
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji948
Unique kanji (used once)338
Unique kanji readings1335
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length17.4
Characters23755
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Cover of Kanojo no Seiiki
Visual novel
Kanojo no Seiiki
Length (in words)66218
Unique words4928
Unique words (used once)1995
Unique words (used once %)40%
Unique kanji1293
Unique kanji (used once)238
Unique kanji readings2057
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length14.8
Characters158797
VNDB avg. rating6.7
VNDB rating count168
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Cover of Yami no Koe
Visual novel
Yami no Koe
Length (in words)42210
Unique words2986
Unique words (used once)1285
Unique words (used once %)43%
Unique kanji910
Unique kanji (used once)228
Unique kanji readings1327
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.3
Characters106878
VNDB avg. rating7.2
VNDB rating count52
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Cover of Shinobi Harisenbo
Visual novel
Shinobi Harisenbo
Length (in words)5270
Unique words1355
Unique words (used once)803
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji719
Unique kanji (used once)273
Unique kanji readings998
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length16.1
Characters11453
VNDB avg. rating6.4
VNDB rating count17
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Cover of Nekopara Vol. 1: Soleil Kaiten Shimashita!
Visual novel
Nekopara Vol. 1: Soleil Kaiten Shimashita!
Length (in words)34593
Unique words4235
Unique words (used once)2081
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1191
Unique kanji (used once)272
Unique kanji readings1832
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.2
Characters90784
VNDB avg. rating6.8
VNDB rating count4861
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NO COVER
Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Kuchibiru to Kiss de Tsubuyaite
Length (in words)21157
Unique words2856
Unique words (used once)1492
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1049
Unique kanji (used once)291
Unique kanji readings1503
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.7
Characters52260
VNDB avg. rating6.9
VNDB rating count531
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Cover of Akaya Akashiya Ayakashino
Visual novel
Akaya Akashiya Ayakashino
Length (in words)87083
Unique words5508
Unique words (used once)2398
Unique words (used once %)43%
Unique kanji1392
Unique kanji (used once)310
Unique kanji readings2279
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length11.2
Characters204018
VNDB avg. rating8.1
VNDB rating count62
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Cover of Koi ni, Kanmi wo Soete 2
Visual novel
Koi ni, Kanmi wo Soete 2
Length (in words)123059
Unique words6501
Unique words (used once)2566
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1505
Unique kanji (used once)226
Unique kanji readings2430
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length17.4
Characters309338
VNDB avg. rating6.8
VNDB rating count96
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Cover of LOVE³ -Love Cube-
Visual novel
LOVE³ -Love Cube-
Length (in words)78536
Unique words6019
Unique words (used once)2683
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1417
Unique kanji (used once)268
Unique kanji readings2277
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.9
Characters199092
VNDB avg. rating6.7
VNDB rating count368
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Cover of Suiren to Shion
Visual novel
Suiren to Shion
Length (in words)120415
Unique words7890
Unique words (used once)3209
Unique words (used once %)40%
Unique kanji1717
Unique kanji (used once)277
Unique kanji readings2893
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length14.9
Characters312484
VNDB avg. rating7.5
VNDB rating count99
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Cover of Inochi no Spare
Visual novel
Inochi no Spare
Length (in words)123912
Unique words6891
Unique words (used once)2749
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1486
Unique kanji (used once)220
Unique kanji readings2418
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length12.4
Characters299760
VNDB avg. rating7.8
VNDB rating count200
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Cover of Ryuu Tsukai to Sora
Visual novel
Ryuu Tsukai to Sora
Length (in words)9969
Unique words1852
Unique words (used once)968
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji763
Unique kanji (used once)242
Unique kanji readings1040
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length18.2
Characters23301
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Cover of Yami no Koe 2
Visual novel
Yami no Koe 2
Length (in words)81027
Unique words5250
Unique words (used once)2265
Unique words (used once %)43%
Unique kanji1317
Unique kanji (used once)264
Unique kanji readings2037
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length11.3
Characters202203
VNDB avg. rating6.6
VNDB rating count32
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Cover of Island Diary
Visual novel
Island Diary
Length (in words)57236
Unique words5469
Unique words (used once)2460
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1439
Unique kanji (used once)314
Unique kanji readings2279
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length12.9
Characters148056
VNDB avg. rating6.8
VNDB rating count143
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Cover of Yandere Otoko no Ko no Toriatsukaikata 3 ~The Last Date~
Visual novel
Yandere Otoko no Ko no Toriatsukaikata 3 ~The Last Date~
Length (in words)14884
Unique words3130
Unique words (used once)1778
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji1138
Unique kanji (used once)339
Unique kanji readings1713
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.5
Characters34664
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Cover of Nanatsuiro★Drops
Visual novel
Nanatsuiro★Drops
Length (in words)186568
Unique words7765
Unique words (used once)2997
Unique words (used once %)38%
Unique kanji1539
Unique kanji (used once)231
Unique kanji readings2595
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.9
Characters448822
VNDB avg. rating7.2
VNDB rating count101
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Cover of Ai no Uchuu kara ~Mikakunin Onii-chan to Iseijin~
Visual novel
Ai no Uchuu kara ~Mikakunin Onii-chan to Iseijin~
Length (in words)15363
Unique words3032
Unique words (used once)1803
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji1087
Unique kanji (used once)325
Unique kanji readings1589
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.7
Characters37944
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Cover of 9-nine- Shinshou
Visual novel
9-nine- Shinshou
Length (in words)27468
Unique words3867
Unique words (used once)1882
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1222
Unique kanji (used once)293
Unique kanji readings1872
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length11.4
Characters66147
VNDB avg. rating7.4
VNDB rating count172
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Cover of Yandere Otoko no Ko no Toriatsukaikata 2 ~Detarame Booking Date~
Visual novel
Yandere Otoko no Ko no Toriatsukaikata 2 ~Detarame Booking Date~
Length (in words)16919
Unique words2051
Unique words (used once)31
Unique words (used once %)1%
Unique kanji947
Unique kanji (used once)8
Unique kanji readings1302
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length14.1
Characters39937
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Cover of Kohonya
Visual novel
Kohonya
Length (in words)12812
Unique words2490
Unique words (used once)1323
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji952
Unique kanji (used once)272
Unique kanji readings1366
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.1
Characters28959
VNDB avg. rating7.0
VNDB rating count2
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Cover of Kimi no Tonari de Koi Shiteru
Visual novel
Kimi no Tonari de Koi Shiteru
Length (in words)153020
Unique words8723
Unique words (used once)3517
Unique words (used once %)40%
Unique kanji1728
Unique kanji (used once)266
Unique kanji readings2940
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length14.9
Characters363064
VNDB avg. rating7.2
VNDB rating count143
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Cover of Midori no Umi
Visual novel
Midori no Umi
Length (in words)214139
Unique words7582
Unique words (used once)2802
Unique words (used once %)36%
Unique kanji1689
Unique kanji (used once)245
Unique kanji readings2793
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length11.7
Characters527598
VNDB avg. rating7.1
VNDB rating count169
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Cover of Mamapuri!? ~Wagaya no Dousei Tsuushinbo~
Visual novel
Mamapuri!? ~Wagaya no Dousei Tsuushinbo~
Length (in words)242136
Unique words10661
Unique words (used once)3965
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji1860
Unique kanji (used once)248
Unique kanji readings3271
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length16.9
Characters605129
VNDB avg. rating6.3
VNDB rating count22
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Cover of Kanojokei Seimei Shinkaron Perfect☆Girl
Visual novel
Kanojokei Seimei Shinkaron Perfect☆Girl
Length (in words)27027
Unique words1606
Unique words (used once)375
Unique words (used once %)23%
Unique kanji724
Unique kanji (used once)88
Unique kanji readings989
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.1
Characters64890
VNDB avg. rating6.3
VNDB rating count3
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Cover of Yuurei Shoujo Shitsu
Visual novel
Yuurei Shoujo Shitsu
Length (in words)21164
Unique words4029
Unique words (used once)2177
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji1230
Unique kanji (used once)322
Unique kanji readings1881
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length15.8
Characters52185
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Cover of Suki Tokimeki to Kiss
Visual novel
Suki Tokimeki to Kiss
Length (in words)14884
Unique words2428
Unique words (used once)1235
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji992
Unique kanji (used once)287
Unique kanji readings1401
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.7
Characters34642
VNDB avg. rating6.1
VNDB rating count8
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Cover of Kotonoha Maichiru Natsu no Koe
Visual novel
Kotonoha Maichiru Natsu no Koe
Length (in words)220733
Unique words9115
Unique words (used once)3466
Unique words (used once %)38%
Unique kanji1764
Unique kanji (used once)228
Unique kanji readings3029
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length14.9
Characters546621
VNDB avg. rating7.7
VNDB rating count56
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Cover of Tsundere Makai Princess Arisa to Haramase Shinkon Seikatsu! ~Zenbu Dasu made Nuicha Dame! Zettai Jusei Sasenasai yo ne!~
Visual novel
Tsundere Makai Princess Arisa to Haramase Shinkon Seikatsu! ~Zenbu Dasu made Nuicha Dame! Zettai Jusei Sasenasai yo ne!~
Length (in words)78235
Unique words5188
Unique words (used once)2070
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1445
Unique kanji (used once)246
Unique kanji readings2326
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length15.0
Characters196417
VNDB avg. rating6.0
VNDB rating count25
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Cover of Date A Live: Rinne Utopia
Visual novel
Date A Live: Rinne Utopia
Length (in words)120429
Unique words7758
Unique words (used once)3518
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1645
Unique kanji (used once)285
Unique kanji readings2737
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length11.5
Characters290289
VNDB avg. rating7.2
VNDB rating count259
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Cover of Omoide Kakaete Ai ni Koi!!
Visual novel
Omoide Kakaete Ai ni Koi!!
Length (in words)306453
Unique words11318
Unique words (used once)4256
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji1813
Unique kanji (used once)209
Unique kanji readings3260
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length14.5
Characters754172
VNDB avg. rating7.8
VNDB rating count69
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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)316221
Unique words10950
Unique words (used once)3054
Unique words (used once %)27%
Unique kanji1947
Unique kanji (used once)197
Unique kanji readings3424
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.1
Characters843409
VNDB avg. rating7.2
VNDB rating count571
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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)135614
Unique words7544
Unique words (used once)3001
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1591
Unique kanji (used once)271
Unique kanji readings2644
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length14.8
Characters323031
VNDB avg. rating7.1
VNDB rating count957
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Cover of Konko to no Nichijou ~Bocchi de Kawaikute Hottokenai Youko~
Visual novel
Konko to no Nichijou ~Bocchi de Kawaikute Hottokenai Youko~
Length (in words)129906
Unique words6585
Unique words (used once)2294
Unique words (used once %)34%
Unique kanji1546
Unique kanji (used once)206
Unique kanji readings2510
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length14.7
Characters359031
VNDB avg. rating6.3
VNDB rating count23
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Cover of Mamiya-kunchi no Itsutsugo Jijou
Visual novel
Mamiya-kunchi no Itsutsugo Jijou
Length (in words)375742
Unique words13061
Unique words (used once)4743
Unique words (used once %)36%
Unique kanji1943
Unique kanji (used once)223
Unique kanji readings3594
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length16.0
Characters932684
VNDB avg. rating7.2
VNDB rating count80
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Cover of Aonatsu Line
Visual novel
Aonatsu Line
Length (in words)193400
Unique words11833
Unique words (used once)4862
Unique words (used once %)41%
Unique kanji1932
Unique kanji (used once)255
Unique kanji readings3409
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length15.5
Characters458536
VNDB avg. rating7.6
VNDB rating count133
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Cover of Haruka na Sora
Visual novel
Haruka na Sora
Length (in words)134806
Unique words9663
Unique words (used once)4200
Unique words (used once %)43%
Unique kanji1769
Unique kanji (used once)257
Unique kanji readings3090
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.9
Characters337181
VNDB avg. rating7.4
VNDB rating count242
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Cover of Ame Koi
Visual novel
Ame Koi
Length (in words)112317
Unique words7733
Unique words (used once)3480
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1760
Unique kanji (used once)310
Unique kanji readings3002
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length15.0
Characters266828
VNDB avg. rating6.8
VNDB rating count82
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Cover of Natsuiro Kokoro Log
Visual novel
Natsuiro Kokoro Log
Length (in words)280633
Unique words13030
Unique words (used once)5092
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1993
Unique kanji (used once)241
Unique kanji readings3658
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length14.4
Characters697122
VNDB avg. rating7.3
VNDB rating count75
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Cover of Uchi no Pet Jijou Vol. 1
Visual novel
Uchi no Pet Jijou Vol. 1
Length (in words)58188
Unique words4728
Unique words (used once)1789
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji1319
Unique kanji (used once)227
Unique kanji readings2059
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length20.3
Characters139569
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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)65882
Unique words7685
Unique words (used once)3856
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1718
Unique kanji (used once)314
Unique kanji readings2888
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length12.5
Characters154677
VNDB avg. rating7.7
VNDB rating count109
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Cover of Function:W();
Visual novel
Function:W();
Length (in words)22057
Unique words4235
Unique words (used once)2312
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji1294
Unique kanji (used once)340
Unique kanji readings1943
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length15.2
Characters52926
VNDB avg. rating6.0
VNDB rating count1
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Cover of Otome Domain
Visual novel
Otome Domain
Length (in words)241212
Unique words11759
Unique words (used once)4689
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1970
Unique kanji (used once)249
Unique kanji readings3509
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length14.9
Characters603626
VNDB avg. rating7.6
VNDB rating count272
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