Visual novel difficulty list

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Cover of Iinchou wa Shounin Sezu! ~It Is a Next CHOice~
Visual novel
Iinchou wa Shounin Sezu! ~It Is a Next CHOice~
Length (in words)238192
Unique words12932
Unique words (used once)5382
Unique words (used once %)41%
Unique kanji2041
Unique kanji (used once)262
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length11.1
VNDB avg. rating7.7
VNDB rating count6
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Cover of Kanojokei Seimei Shinkaron Perfect☆Girl
Visual novel
Kanojokei Seimei Shinkaron Perfect☆Girl
Length (in words)27082
Unique words1625
Unique words (used once)380
Unique words (used once %)23%
Unique kanji724
Unique kanji (used once)88
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.1
VNDB avg. rating6.0
VNDB rating count2
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Cover of Summer Pockets
Visual novel
Summer Pockets
Length (in words)306311
Unique words14126
Unique words (used once)5430
Unique words (used once %)38%
Unique kanji2103
Unique kanji (used once)255
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length11.3
VNDB avg. rating8.5
VNDB rating count1392
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Cover of Bra-Ban!
Visual novel
Bra-Ban!
Length (in words)314433
Unique words10077
Unique words (used once)3720
Unique words (used once %)36%
Unique kanji1789
Unique kanji (used once)233
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.5
VNDB avg. rating7.2
VNDB rating count68
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Cover of Majo Koi Nikki
Visual novel
Majo Koi Nikki
Length (in words)239500
Unique words12711
Unique words (used once)5084
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1950
Unique kanji (used once)242
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length14.5
VNDB avg. rating7.4
VNDB rating count442
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Cover of Noja Loli no Yandere Mokushiroku
Visual novel
Noja Loli no Yandere Mokushiroku
Length (in words)16032
Unique words3696
Unique words (used once)2205
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji1295
Unique kanji (used once)362
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length16.3
Official websiteDownload
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Cover of Watashi ga Suki nara "Suki" tte Itte!
Visual novel
Watashi ga Suki nara "Suki" tte Itte!
Length (in words)494895
Unique words15158
Unique words (used once)5233
Unique words (used once %)34%
Unique kanji2057
Unique kanji (used once)231
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length15.0
VNDB avg. rating7.3
VNDB rating count751
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Cover of Amatsutsumi
Visual novel
Amatsutsumi
Length (in words)335836
Unique words13131
Unique words (used once)4996
Unique words (used once %)38%
Unique kanji2089
Unique kanji (used once)301
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length15.2
VNDB avg. rating8.0
VNDB rating count240
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Cover of Princess Frontier
Visual novel
Princess Frontier
Length (in words)333918
Unique words17199
Unique words (used once)6435
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji2335
Unique kanji (used once)240
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.6
VNDB avg. rating7.5
VNDB rating count48
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Cover of Imakoi ~Succubus to Soitogeru Ore!?~
Visual novel
Imakoi ~Succubus to Soitogeru Ore!?~
Length (in words)58840
Unique words5620
Unique words (used once)2561
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1441
Unique kanji (used once)290
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length16.6
VNDB avg. rating6.0
VNDB rating count2
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Cover of Hen Koi ≒ Kuro Rekishi
Visual novel
Hen Koi ≒ Kuro Rekishi
Length (in words)206043
Unique words10752
Unique words (used once)4501
Unique words (used once %)41%
Unique kanji1882
Unique kanji (used once)296
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length12.3
VNDB avg. rating7.1
VNDB rating count16
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Cover of Marco to Ginga Ryuu
Visual novel
Marco to Ginga Ryuu
Length (in words)33454
Unique words4810
Unique words (used once)2437
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1377
Unique kanji (used once)320
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length10.0
VNDB avg. rating7.8
VNDB rating count294
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Cover of 9 -Nine- Kokonotsu Kokonoka Kokonoiro
Visual novel
9 -Nine- Kokonotsu Kokonoka Kokonoiro
Length (in words)58867
Unique words6396
Unique words (used once)2984
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1528
Unique kanji (used once)298
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.3
VNDB avg. rating7.3
VNDB rating count1230
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Cover of Vanitas no Hitsuji
Visual novel
Vanitas no Hitsuji
Length (in words)189452
Unique words10569
Unique words (used once)4177
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1762
Unique kanji (used once)232
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length15.1
VNDB avg. rating6.4
VNDB rating count21
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Cover of Hoshizora no Memoria -Wish upon a Shooting Star-
Visual novel
Hoshizora no Memoria -Wish upon a Shooting Star-
Length (in words)382726
Unique words15044
Unique words (used once)5142
Unique words (used once %)34%
Unique kanji2073
Unique kanji (used once)213
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length15.2
VNDB avg. rating7.8
VNDB rating count4194
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Cover of Kimi no Koe ga Kikoeru
Visual novel
Kimi no Koe ga Kikoeru
Length (in words)299364
Unique words16407
Unique words (used once)6462
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji2212
Unique kanji (used once)240
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.3
VNDB avg. rating6.7
VNDB rating count13
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Cover of Prawf Clwyd
Visual novel
Prawf Clwyd
Length (in words)192282
Unique words11903
Unique words (used once)4903
Unique words (used once %)41%
Unique kanji2007
Unique kanji (used once)246
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length14.5
VNDB avg. rating7.0
VNDB rating count2
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Cover of Nanairo Reincarnation
Visual novel
Nanairo Reincarnation
Length (in words)271992
Unique words10532
Unique words (used once)1974
Unique words (used once %)18%
Unique kanji1843
Unique kanji (used once)122
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length12.0
VNDB avg. rating7.8
VNDB rating count886
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Cover of Bishoujo Mangekyou -Norowareshi Densetsu no Shoujo-
Visual novel
Bishoujo Mangekyou -Norowareshi Densetsu no Shoujo-
Length (in words)70777
Unique words7073
Unique words (used once)3250
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1743
Unique kanji (used once)353
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length14.8
VNDB avg. rating7.2
VNDB rating count1097
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Cover of Watashi wa Kyou Koko de Shinimasu.
Visual novel
Watashi wa Kyou Koko de Shinimasu.
Length (in words)17727
Unique words3029
Unique words (used once)1656
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji1019
Unique kanji (used once)310
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length13.8
VNDB avg. rating6.5
VNDB rating count28
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Cover of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 2
Visual novel
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 2
Length (in words)151357
Unique words7636
Unique words (used once)2682
Unique words (used once %)35%
Unique kanji1099
Unique kanji (used once)132
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length12.3
VNDB avg. rating7.6
VNDB rating count3668
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Cover of Satsukoi ~Yuukyuu Naru Koi no Uta~
Visual novel
Satsukoi ~Yuukyuu Naru Koi no Uta~
Length (in words)123444
Unique words9672
Unique words (used once)4222
Unique words (used once %)43%
Unique kanji1874
Unique kanji (used once)295
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length12.2
VNDB avg. rating7.3
VNDB rating count126
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Cover of Axanael
Visual novel
Axanael
Length (in words)154585
Unique words10184
Unique words (used once)4305
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji1848
Unique kanji (used once)272
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length10.1
VNDB avg. rating7.1
VNDB rating count172
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Cover of Fortune Arterial
Visual novel
Fortune Arterial
Length (in words)336441
Unique words16447
Unique words (used once)6274
Unique words (used once %)38%
Unique kanji2157
Unique kanji (used once)241
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length13.4
VNDB avg. rating7.5
VNDB rating count577
VNDBOfficial website
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Cover of Trinoline
Visual novel
Trinoline
Length (in words)203243
Unique words11238
Unique words (used once)4722
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji1926
Unique kanji (used once)253
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length15.1
VNDB avg. rating6.6
VNDB rating count346
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Cover of White Album
Visual novel
White Album
Length (in words)188971
Unique words9851
Unique words (used once)4092
Unique words (used once %)41%
Unique kanji1771
Unique kanji (used once)293
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length14.4
VNDB avg. rating7.4
VNDB rating count170
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Cover of Tokeijikake no Ley Line -Asagiri ni Chiru Hana-
Visual novel
Tokeijikake no Ley Line -Asagiri ni Chiru Hana-
Length (in words)158705
Unique words8593
Unique words (used once)3277
Unique words (used once %)38%
Unique kanji1651
Unique kanji (used once)221
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length15.8
VNDB avg. rating8.1
VNDB rating count237
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Cover of Senren * Banka
Visual novel
Senren * Banka
Length (in words)434263
Unique words15363
Unique words (used once)5734
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji2207
Unique kanji (used once)300
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length14.2
VNDB avg. rating7.8
VNDB rating count1580
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Cover of Classy ☆ Cranberry's
Visual novel
Classy ☆ Cranberry's
Length (in words)312222
Unique words15356
Unique words (used once)5918
Unique words (used once %)38%
Unique kanji2207
Unique kanji (used once)263
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length14.8
VNDB avg. rating7.3
VNDB rating count129
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Cover of Tekoire Princess! ~Boku ga Mienai Kimi no Tame~
Visual novel
Tekoire Princess! ~Boku ga Mienai Kimi no Tame~
Length (in words)295193
Unique words16669
Unique words (used once)6611
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji2309
Unique kanji (used once)290
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length15.3
VNDB avg. rating7.6
VNDB rating count19
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Cover of Loopers
Visual novel
Loopers
Length (in words)53108
Unique words6018
Unique words (used once)2954
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1544
Unique kanji (used once)316
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length15.3
VNDB avg. rating6.7
VNDB rating count67
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Cover of Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney
Visual novel
Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney
Length (in words)172802
Unique words8614
Unique words (used once)3247
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji1525
Unique kanji (used once)216
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length13.3
VNDB avg. rating7.3
VNDB rating count561
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Cover of Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate
Visual novel
Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate
Length (in words)310050
Unique words14165
Unique words (used once)5230
Unique words (used once %)36%
Unique kanji1977
Unique kanji (used once)231
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length14.7
VNDB avg. rating7.4
VNDB rating count1845
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Cover of Utawarerumono
Visual novel
Utawarerumono
Length (in words)108706
Unique words9381
Unique words (used once)4119
Unique words (used once %)43%
Unique kanji1958
Unique kanji (used once)326
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length13.2
VNDB avg. rating7.9
VNDB rating count3316
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Cover of Umineko no Naku Koro ni Tsubasa
Visual novel
Umineko no Naku Koro ni Tsubasa
Length (in words)49499
Unique words6853
Unique words (used once)3431
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1761
Unique kanji (used once)330
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length18.6
VNDB avg. rating7.1
VNDB rating count328
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Cover of Nora to Oujo to Noraneko Heart
Visual novel
Nora to Oujo to Noraneko Heart
Length (in words)266266
Unique words13746
Unique words (used once)5397
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji2045
Unique kanji (used once)259
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length14.3
VNDB avg. rating7.7
VNDB rating count535
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Cover of Kanojo-tachi no Ryuugi
Visual novel
Kanojo-tachi no Ryuugi
Length (in words)232428
Unique words13071
Unique words (used once)5397
Unique words (used once %)41%
Unique kanji2061
Unique kanji (used once)281
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length15.8
VNDB avg. rating7.4
VNDB rating count77
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Cover of Harumade, Kururu.
Visual novel
Harumade, Kururu.
Length (in words)232988
Unique words10587
Unique words (used once)4103
Unique words (used once %)38%
Unique kanji1902
Unique kanji (used once)244
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length15.3
VNDB avg. rating7.7
VNDB rating count191
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Cover of Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm
Visual novel
Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm
Length (in words)355091
Unique words14960
Unique words (used once)5800
Unique words (used once %)38%
Unique kanji2112
Unique kanji (used once)285
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length16.0
VNDB avg. rating8.4
VNDB rating count2263
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Cover of AstralAir no Shiroki Towa
Visual novel
AstralAir no Shiroki Towa
Length (in words)467831
Unique words14781
Unique words (used once)4915
Unique words (used once %)33%
Unique kanji1994
Unique kanji (used once)191
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length15.4
VNDB avg. rating8.2
VNDB rating count200
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Cover of Haruka ni Aogi, Uruwashi no
Visual novel
Haruka ni Aogi, Uruwashi no
Length (in words)630534
Unique words22347
Unique words (used once)7606
Unique words (used once %)34%
Unique kanji2488
Unique kanji (used once)256
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length13.4
VNDB avg. rating7.7
VNDB rating count161
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Cover of Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney 4
Visual novel
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney 4
Length (in words)173235
Unique words8553
Unique words (used once)3227
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji1291
Unique kanji (used once)151
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length12.9
VNDB avg. rating7.4
VNDB rating count2407
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Cover of Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai
Visual novel
Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai
Length (in words)440821
Unique words18644
Unique words (used once)7037
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji2291
Unique kanji (used once)248
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length14.2
VNDB avg. rating8.0
VNDB rating count1070
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Cover of Gore Screaming Show
Visual novel
Gore Screaming Show
Length (in words)350485
Unique words15470
Unique words (used once)5285
Unique words (used once %)34%
Unique kanji2255
Unique kanji (used once)237
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length16.2
VNDB avg. rating7.5
VNDB rating count178
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Cover of LEAVEs
Visual novel
LEAVEs
Length (in words)33147
Unique words5314
Unique words (used once)2762
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1435
Unique kanji (used once)317
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length14.9
VNDB avg. rating6.0
VNDB rating count256
VNDBOfficial websiteDownload
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Cover of Flyable Heart
Visual novel
Flyable Heart
Length (in words)327817
Unique words11967
Unique words (used once)4408
Unique words (used once %)36%
Unique kanji1837
Unique kanji (used once)219
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length14.7
VNDB avg. rating7.5
VNDB rating count486
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Cover of Kamikaze ☆ Explorer!
Visual novel
Kamikaze ☆ Explorer!
Length (in words)421047
Unique words17106
Unique words (used once)6394
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji2216
Unique kanji (used once)260
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length14.9
VNDB avg. rating7.6
VNDB rating count182
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Cover of ChronoBox
Visual novel
ChronoBox
Length (in words)189678
Unique words11473
Unique words (used once)4549
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1969
Unique kanji (used once)252
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length11.8
VNDB avg. rating7.1
VNDB rating count211
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Cover of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Visual novel
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Length (in words)176219
Unique words8183
Unique words (used once)2985
Unique words (used once %)36%
Unique kanji1209
Unique kanji (used once)126
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length12.7
VNDB avg. rating8.1
VNDB rating count4741
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Cover of Futagoza no Paradox
Visual novel
Futagoza no Paradox
Length (in words)462293
Unique words15553
Unique words (used once)4714
Unique words (used once %)30%
Unique kanji2177
Unique kanji (used once)186
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length17.1
VNDB avg. rating7.4
VNDB rating count39
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