Visual novel difficulty list

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Cover of Function:W();
Visual novel
Function:W();
Length (in words)22055
Unique words4243
Unique words (used once)2324
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji1294
Unique kanji (used once)340
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length15.2
Characters52926
VNDB avg. rating6.5
VNDB rating count2
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Cover of Gin'iro, Haruka
Visual novel
Gin'iro, Haruka
Length (in words)711966
Unique words19988
Unique words (used once)6886
Unique words (used once %)34%
Unique kanji2225
Unique kanji (used once)202
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length12.5
Characters1765157
VNDB avg. rating8.3
VNDB rating count443
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Cover of AstralAir no Shiroki Towa Finale -Shiroki Hoshi no Yume-
Visual novel
AstralAir no Shiroki Towa Finale -Shiroki Hoshi no Yume-
Length (in words)164799
Unique words8948
Unique words (used once)3476
Unique words (used once %)38%
Unique kanji1735
Unique kanji (used once)261
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length16.7
Characters390880
VNDB avg. rating7.6
VNDB rating count65
VNDB
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Cover of Hoshi Ori Yume Mirai
Visual novel
Hoshi Ori Yume Mirai
Length (in words)693016
Unique words20372
Unique words (used once)6973
Unique words (used once %)34%
Unique kanji2255
Unique kanji (used once)187
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length12.7
Characters1705367
VNDB avg. rating8.1
VNDB rating count1560
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Cover of Hikari no Umi no Apeiria ~Casablanca no Kishi~
Visual novel
Hikari no Umi no Apeiria ~Casablanca no Kishi~
Length (in words)108612
Unique words6482
Unique words (used once)2546
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1503
Unique kanji (used once)244
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length12.1
Characters266896
VNDB avg. rating7.3
VNDB rating count47
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Cover of CharaBration! ~Otome wa Koi shite Charabureru~
Visual novel
CharaBration! ~Otome wa Koi shite Charabureru~
Length (in words)189638
Unique words9662
Unique words (used once)3912
Unique words (used once %)40%
Unique kanji1809
Unique kanji (used once)246
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length12.1
Characters485430
VNDB avg. rating7.2
VNDB rating count89
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Cover of Magical Charming!
Visual novel
Magical Charming!
Length (in words)257856
Unique words14274
Unique words (used once)5915
Unique words (used once %)41%
Unique kanji2114
Unique kanji (used once)315
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length12.5
Characters641040
VNDB avg. rating7.4
VNDB rating count101
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Cover of Rance 4 -Kyoudan no Isan-
Visual novel
Rance 4 -Kyoudan no Isan-
Length (in words)106574
Unique words8479
Unique words (used once)3747
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1685
Unique kanji (used once)270
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length14.6
Characters261684
VNDB avg. rating6.4
VNDB rating count418
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Cover of Otome Domain
Visual novel
Otome Domain
Length (in words)241238
Unique words11783
Unique words (used once)4697
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1970
Unique kanji (used once)249
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length14.9
Characters603626
VNDB avg. rating7.6
VNDB rating count258
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Cover of Primary ~Magical★Trouble★Scramble~
Visual novel
Primary ~Magical★Trouble★Scramble~
Length (in words)385001
Unique words13183
Unique words (used once)4459
Unique words (used once %)33%
Unique kanji2021
Unique kanji (used once)210
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length12.9
Characters942648
VNDB avg. rating7.1
VNDB rating count37
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Cover of Majo Koi Nikki
Visual novel
Majo Koi Nikki
Length (in words)238304
Unique words12560
Unique words (used once)5027
Unique words (used once %)40%
Unique kanji1955
Unique kanji (used once)241
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length14.5
Characters577824
VNDB avg. rating7.3
VNDB rating count495
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Cover of Hatsukoi Yohou.
Visual novel
Hatsukoi Yohou.
Length (in words)250576
Unique words11206
Unique words (used once)4401
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1824
Unique kanji (used once)246
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length14.1
Characters595552
VNDB avg. rating7.0
VNDB rating count21
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Cover of Fault Milestone Two (Side: Above)
Visual novel
Fault Milestone Two (Side: Above)
Length (in words)48524
Unique words5728
Unique words (used once)2769
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1567
Unique kanji (used once)319
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length13.3
Characters119831
VNDB avg. rating7.9
VNDB rating count759
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Cover of Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai -Dreaming Sheep-
Visual novel
Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai -Dreaming Sheep-
Length (in words)190252
Unique words12753
Unique words (used once)5459
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji2025
Unique kanji (used once)273
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length14.2
Characters457996
VNDB avg. rating7.7
VNDB rating count198
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Cover of Yoake Mae yori Ruri Iro na
Visual novel
Yoake Mae yori Ruri Iro na
Length (in words)338594
Unique words14818
Unique words (used once)5516
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji2131
Unique kanji (used once)233
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length13.7
Characters808915
VNDB avg. rating7.5
VNDB rating count409
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Cover of Yosuga no Sora
Visual novel
Yosuga no Sora
Length (in words)315104
Unique words14030
Unique words (used once)5470
Unique words (used once %)38%
Unique kanji2011
Unique kanji (used once)233
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length14.2
Characters762788
VNDB avg. rating7.3
VNDB rating count1113
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Cover of Marco to Ginga Ryuu
Visual novel
Marco to Ginga Ryuu
Length (in words)33048
Unique words4761
Unique words (used once)2440
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1377
Unique kanji (used once)320
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length10.0
Characters80000
VNDB avg. rating7.8
VNDB rating count401
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Cover of Yami no Koe Zero
Visual novel
Yami no Koe Zero
Length (in words)81535
Unique words4254
Unique words (used once)1757
Unique words (used once %)41%
Unique kanji1172
Unique kanji (used once)262
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length21.2
Characters198150
VNDB avg. rating6.6
VNDB rating count30
VNDB
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Cover of Ayakashi Gohan
Visual novel
Ayakashi Gohan
Length (in words)235893
Unique words10333
Unique words (used once)3981
Unique words (used once %)38%
Unique kanji1840
Unique kanji (used once)233
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length11.5
Characters546254
VNDB avg. rating8.1
VNDB rating count250
VNDB
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Cover of Cafe Sourire
Visual novel
Cafe Sourire
Length (in words)255849
Unique words11974
Unique words (used once)4769
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1889
Unique kanji (used once)255
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length15.0
Characters613969
VNDB avg. rating7.3
VNDB rating count42
VNDB
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Cover of Himawari no Kyoukai to Nagai Natsuyasumi
Visual novel
Himawari no Kyoukai to Nagai Natsuyasumi
Length (in words)366317
Unique words16516
Unique words (used once)6171
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji2240
Unique kanji (used once)258
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length14.0
Characters902395
VNDB avg. rating7.8
VNDB rating count200
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Cover of Noja Loli no Yandere Mokushiroku
Visual novel
Noja Loli no Yandere Mokushiroku
Length (in words)15990
Unique words3650
Unique words (used once)2167
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji1294
Unique kanji (used once)362
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length16.3
Characters38017
Official websiteDownload
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Cover of Summer Pockets
Visual novel
Summer Pockets
Length (in words)302107
Unique words14023
Unique words (used once)5417
Unique words (used once %)38%
Unique kanji2103
Unique kanji (used once)253
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length11.3
Characters720182
VNDB avg. rating8.5
VNDB rating count1714
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Cover of Ayakashi Gohan ~Okawari!~
Visual novel
Ayakashi Gohan ~Okawari!~
Length (in words)232808
Unique words10277
Unique words (used once)4081
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1830
Unique kanji (used once)245
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length12.3
Characters539914
VNDB avg. rating7.9
VNDB rating count36
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Cover of Kono Oozora ni, Tsubasa o Hirogete
Visual novel
Kono Oozora ni, Tsubasa o Hirogete
Length (in words)399734
Unique words16564
Unique words (used once)6049
Unique words (used once %)36%
Unique kanji2104
Unique kanji (used once)212
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length14.9
Characters976744
VNDB avg. rating7.7
VNDB rating count4308
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Cover of Hen Koi ≒ Kuro Rekishi
Visual novel
Hen Koi ≒ Kuro Rekishi
Length (in words)206839
Unique words10659
Unique words (used once)4500
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji1887
Unique kanji (used once)293
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length12.3
Characters521738
VNDB avg. rating7.0
VNDB rating count17
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Cover of Shugaten! -Sugarfull Tempering-
Visual novel
Shugaten! -Sugarfull Tempering-
Length (in words)151183
Unique words10314
Unique words (used once)4384
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji1758
Unique kanji (used once)243
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length15.0
Characters376256
VNDB avg. rating7.4
VNDB rating count86
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Cover of Dekinai Watashi ga, Kurikaesu
Visual novel
Dekinai Watashi ga, Kurikaesu
Length (in words)399443
Unique words14044
Unique words (used once)4861
Unique words (used once %)34%
Unique kanji2043
Unique kanji (used once)193
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length14.5
Characters936465
VNDB avg. rating7.7
VNDB rating count189
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Cover of Amatsutsumi
Visual novel
Amatsutsumi
Length (in words)338025
Unique words13025
Unique words (used once)4963
Unique words (used once %)38%
Unique kanji2090
Unique kanji (used once)301
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length15.2
Characters807913
VNDB avg. rating8.0
VNDB rating count272
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Cover of Amairo * Islenauts
Visual novel
Amairo * Islenauts
Length (in words)460032
Unique words15420
Unique words (used once)5764
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji2136
Unique kanji (used once)263
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length14.2
Characters1154072
VNDB avg. rating7.4
VNDB rating count430
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Cover of Date A Live: Rio Reincarnation
Visual novel
Date A Live: Rio Reincarnation
Length (in words)343505
Unique words14574
Unique words (used once)5955
Unique words (used once %)40%
Unique kanji2115
Unique kanji (used once)261
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length12.0
Characters825913
VNDB avg. rating7.3
VNDB rating count165
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Cover of Fushigi Densha
Visual novel
Fushigi Densha
Length (in words)88863
Unique words5935
Unique words (used once)2365
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1536
Unique kanji (used once)243
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length11.0
Characters215937
VNDB avg. rating6.4
VNDB rating count32
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Cover of Sono Hana ga Saitara, Mata Boku wa Kimi ni Deau
Visual novel
Sono Hana ga Saitara, Mata Boku wa Kimi ni Deau
Length (in words)79475
Unique words6597
Unique words (used once)2773
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji1610
Unique kanji (used once)255
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length17.1
Characters189314
VNDB avg. rating7.4
VNDB rating count21
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Cover of Nanairo Reincarnation
Visual novel
Nanairo Reincarnation
Length (in words)273255
Unique words10403
Unique words (used once)1955
Unique words (used once %)18%
Unique kanji1846
Unique kanji (used once)122
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length12.0
Characters686044
VNDB avg. rating7.8
VNDB rating count1063
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Cover of Katahane
Visual novel
Katahane
Length (in words)241363
Unique words12745
Unique words (used once)4926
Unique words (used once %)38%
Unique kanji1862
Unique kanji (used once)204
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length15.3
Characters582510
VNDB avg. rating7.4
VNDB rating count622
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Cover of Watashi no Real wa Juujitsu Shisugiteiru
Visual novel
Watashi no Real wa Juujitsu Shisugiteiru
Length (in words)126444
Unique words8009
Unique words (used once)3199
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1616
Unique kanji (used once)269
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length13.5
Characters293058
VNDB avg. rating7.8
VNDB rating count69
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Cover of Amairo Chocolata
Visual novel
Amairo Chocolata
Length (in words)89288
Unique words6450
Unique words (used once)2728
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji1492
Unique kanji (used once)264
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length17.0
Characters227952
VNDB avg. rating6.8
VNDB rating count155
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Cover of Aete Mushi Suru Kimi to no Mirai ~Relay Broadcast~
Visual novel
Aete Mushi Suru Kimi to no Mirai ~Relay Broadcast~
Length (in words)207150
Unique words12623
Unique words (used once)5036
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1981
Unique kanji (used once)263
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length12.1
Characters487200
VNDB avg. rating7.6
VNDB rating count112
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Cover of Clover Day's
Visual novel
Clover Day's
Length (in words)416541
Unique words16417
Unique words (used once)6194
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji2153
Unique kanji (used once)235
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length13.4
Characters1022797
VNDB avg. rating7.8
VNDB rating count374
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Cover of Kimi to Yumemishi
Visual novel
Kimi to Yumemishi
Length (in words)234564
Unique words10574
Unique words (used once)3448
Unique words (used once %)32%
Unique kanji1864
Unique kanji (used once)204
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length12.9
Characters575384
VNDB avg. rating6.5
VNDB rating count57
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Cover of Prawf Clwyd
Visual novel
Prawf Clwyd
Length (in words)191155
Unique words11827
Unique words (used once)4904
Unique words (used once %)41%
Unique kanji2008
Unique kanji (used once)246
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length14.5
Characters472378
VNDB avg. rating6.9
VNDB rating count2
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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)491569
Unique words15096
Unique words (used once)5229
Unique words (used once %)34%
Unique kanji2063
Unique kanji (used once)231
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length15.0
Characters1218746
VNDB avg. rating7.3
VNDB rating count857
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Cover of Rance 6 -Zeth Houkai-
Visual novel
Rance 6 -Zeth Houkai-
Length (in words)314539
Unique words14632
Unique words (used once)5209
Unique words (used once %)35%
Unique kanji2153
Unique kanji (used once)223
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length10.0
Characters769310
VNDB avg. rating7.9
VNDB rating count956
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Cover of Imakoi ~Succubus to Soitogeru Ore!?~
Visual novel
Imakoi ~Succubus to Soitogeru Ore!?~
Length (in words)57414
Unique words5554
Unique words (used once)2525
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1443
Unique kanji (used once)289
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length16.6
Characters143131
VNDB avg. rating6.3
VNDB rating count3
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Cover of Ama Koi Syrups ~Hajirau Koigokoro de Shitaku Naru Amagami-sama no Koi Matsuri~
Visual novel
Ama Koi Syrups ~Hajirau Koigokoro de Shitaku Naru Amagami-sama no Koi Matsuri~
Length (in words)308448
Unique words12534
Unique words (used once)4794
Unique words (used once %)38%
Unique kanji2025
Unique kanji (used once)273
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length15.3
Characters762276
VNDB avg. rating6.8
VNDB rating count47
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Cover of Bra-Ban!
Visual novel
Bra-Ban!
Length (in words)315184
Unique words10004
Unique words (used once)3689
Unique words (used once %)36%
Unique kanji1797
Unique kanji (used once)230
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length13.5
Characters745491
VNDB avg. rating7.2
VNDB rating count77
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Cover of Koi x Shin Ai Kanojo
Visual novel
Koi x Shin Ai Kanojo
Length (in words)250093
Unique words13834
Unique words (used once)5870
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji2031
Unique kanji (used once)278
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length13.5
Characters603506
VNDB avg. rating7.5
VNDB rating count310
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Cover of Deep Love Diary -Koibito Nikki- All Ages Free Edition
Visual novel
Deep Love Diary -Koibito Nikki- All Ages Free Edition
Length (in words)36168
Unique words5610
Unique words (used once)2966
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1492
Unique kanji (used once)340
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length15.3
Characters80559
VNDB avg. rating7.2
VNDB rating count26
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Cover of Fault Milestone One
Visual novel
Fault Milestone One
Length (in words)43428
Unique words5858
Unique words (used once)2922
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1580
Unique kanji (used once)333
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length13.8
Characters106506
VNDB avg. rating7.3
VNDB rating count1126
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Cover of Tokeijikake no Ley Line -Zan'ei no Yoru ga Akeru Toki-
Visual novel
Tokeijikake no Ley Line -Zan'ei no Yoru ga Akeru Toki-
Length (in words)175572
Unique words9036
Unique words (used once)3427
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji1743
Unique kanji (used once)276
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length16.4
Characters418494
VNDB avg. rating8.0
VNDB rating count311
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