Visual novel difficulty list

This is a list of visual novels ranked by their difficulty, on a scale from 1 to 10, where 1 is very easy and 10 is very hard. You can use it to find the most appropriate VN to read based on how good your Japanese is.

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Cover of Otome Domain
Visual novel
Otome Domain
Length (in words)238500
Unique words11778
Unique words (used once)4681
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1967
Unique kanji (used once)250
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length14.9
Characters603626
VNDB avg. rating7.6
VNDB rating count238
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Cover of Magical Charming!
Visual novel
Magical Charming!
Length (in words)258247
Unique words14285
Unique words (used once)5921
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 Watashi no Real wa Juujitsu Shisugiteiru
Visual novel
Watashi no Real wa Juujitsu Shisugiteiru
Length (in words)123553
Unique words8034
Unique words (used once)3215
Unique words (used once %)40%
Unique kanji1611
Unique kanji (used once)271
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length13.5
Characters293058
VNDB avg. rating7.8
VNDB rating count69
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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)491633
Unique words15069
Unique words (used once)5206
Unique words (used once %)34%
Unique kanji2057
Unique kanji (used once)231
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length15.0
Characters1218746
VNDB avg. rating7.3
VNDB rating count792
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Cover of Kimi to Yumemishi
Visual novel
Kimi to Yumemishi
Length (in words)235646
Unique words10579
Unique words (used once)3447
Unique words (used once %)32%
Unique kanji1861
Unique kanji (used once)204
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length12.9
Characters575384
VNDB avg. rating6.6
VNDB rating count56
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Cover of Fushigi Densha
Visual novel
Fushigi Densha
Length (in words)88827
Unique words5936
Unique words (used once)2366
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1536
Unique kanji (used once)243
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length11.0
Characters215937
VNDB avg. rating6.6
VNDB rating count28
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Cover of Fault Milestone Two (Side: Above)
Visual novel
Fault Milestone Two (Side: Above)
Length (in words)49129
Unique words5761
Unique words (used once)2780
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 count743
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Cover of Primary ~Magical★Trouble★Scramble~
Visual novel
Primary ~Magical★Trouble★Scramble~
Length (in words)386100
Unique words13194
Unique words (used once)4467
Unique words (used once %)33%
Unique kanji2020
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 Cafe Sourire
Visual novel
Cafe Sourire
Length (in words)248817
Unique words11975
Unique words (used once)4770
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1887
Unique kanji (used once)257
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length15.0
Characters613969
VNDB avg. rating7.3
VNDB rating count42
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Cover of Sanoba Witch
Visual novel
Sanoba Witch
Length (in words)434921
Unique words13659
Unique words (used once)5011
Unique words (used once %)36%
Unique kanji1977
Unique kanji (used once)216
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length14.5
Characters1091137
VNDB avg. rating7.9
VNDB rating count2421
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Cover of Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai -Dreaming Sheep-
Visual novel
Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai -Dreaming Sheep-
Length (in words)186540
Unique words12748
Unique words (used once)5458
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji2018
Unique kanji (used once)273
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length14.2
Characters457996
VNDB avg. rating7.8
VNDB rating count185
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Cover of Yoake Mae yori Ruri Iro na
Visual novel
Yoake Mae yori Ruri Iro na
Length (in words)335079
Unique words14832
Unique words (used once)5517
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji2129
Unique kanji (used once)234
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length13.7
Characters808915
VNDB avg. rating7.4
VNDB rating count383
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Cover of Ame Koi
Visual novel
Ame Koi
Length (in words)107094
Unique words7750
Unique words (used once)3481
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1759
Unique kanji (used once)313
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length15.0
Characters266828
VNDB avg. rating6.7
VNDB rating count79
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Cover of Himawari no Kyoukai to Nagai Natsuyasumi
Visual novel
Himawari no Kyoukai to Nagai Natsuyasumi
Length (in words)370848
Unique words16498
Unique words (used once)6122
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji2238
Unique kanji (used once)258
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length14.0
Characters902395
VNDB avg. rating7.9
VNDB rating count190
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Cover of Rance 4 -Kyoudan no Isan-
Visual novel
Rance 4 -Kyoudan no Isan-
Length (in words)110836
Unique words8523
Unique words (used once)3748
Unique words (used once %)43%
Unique kanji1684
Unique kanji (used once)270
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length14.6
Characters261684
VNDB avg. rating6.4
VNDB rating count386
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Cover of Yosuga no Sora
Visual novel
Yosuga no Sora
Length (in words)309731
Unique words14017
Unique words (used once)5444
Unique words (used once %)38%
Unique kanji2008
Unique kanji (used once)234
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length14.2
Characters762788
VNDB avg. rating7.3
VNDB rating count1058
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Cover of Kono Oozora ni, Tsubasa o Hirogete
Visual novel
Kono Oozora ni, Tsubasa o Hirogete
Length (in words)392297
Unique words16550
Unique words (used once)6034
Unique words (used once %)36%
Unique kanji2099
Unique kanji (used once)217
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length14.9
Characters976744
VNDB avg. rating7.7
VNDB rating count4135
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Cover of Majo Koi Nikki
Visual novel
Majo Koi Nikki
Length (in words)237739
Unique words12592
Unique words (used once)5054
Unique words (used once %)40%
Unique kanji1950
Unique kanji (used once)242
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length14.5
Characters577824
VNDB avg. rating7.4
VNDB rating count470
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Cover of Clover Day's
Visual novel
Clover Day's
Length (in words)408267
Unique words16399
Unique words (used once)6177
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji2149
Unique kanji (used once)239
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length13.4
Characters1022797
VNDB avg. rating7.9
VNDB rating count360
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Cover of Rance 01: Hikari o Motomete
Visual novel
Rance 01: Hikari o Motomete
Length (in words)120784
Unique words10650
Unique words (used once)4665
Unique words (used once %)43%
Unique kanji1891
Unique kanji (used once)291
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length9.9
Characters295580
VNDB avg. rating7.2
VNDB rating count709
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Cover of Amatsutsumi
Visual novel
Amatsutsumi
Length (in words)333428
Unique words13056
Unique words (used once)4978
Unique words (used once %)38%
Unique kanji2088
Unique kanji (used once)301
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length15.2
Characters807913
VNDB avg. rating7.9
VNDB rating count254
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Cover of Yami no Koe Zero
Visual novel
Yami no Koe Zero
Length (in words)81035
Unique words4248
Unique words (used once)1751
Unique words (used once %)41%
Unique kanji1165
Unique kanji (used once)261
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length21.2
Characters198150
VNDB avg. rating6.8
VNDB rating count27
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Cover of Dekinai Watashi ga, Kurikaesu
Visual novel
Dekinai Watashi ga, Kurikaesu
Length (in words)392000
Unique words14040
Unique words (used once)4866
Unique words (used once %)34%
Unique kanji2034
Unique kanji (used once)195
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length14.5
Characters936465
VNDB avg. rating7.7
VNDB rating count182
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Cover of Shugaten! -Sugarfull Tempering-
Visual novel
Shugaten! -Sugarfull Tempering-
Length (in words)152927
Unique words10353
Unique words (used once)4381
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji1756
Unique kanji (used once)243
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length15.0
Characters376256
VNDB avg. rating7.4
VNDB rating count85
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Cover of Nanairo Reincarnation
Visual novel
Nanairo Reincarnation
Length (in words)269433
Unique words10425
Unique words (used once)1956
Unique words (used once %)18%
Unique kanji1843
Unique kanji (used once)122
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length12.0
Characters686044
VNDB avg. rating7.8
VNDB rating count968
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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)165169
Unique words8963
Unique words (used once)3496
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1734
Unique kanji (used once)262
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length16.7
Characters390880
VNDB avg. rating7.6
VNDB rating count60
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Cover of Amairo * Islenauts
Visual novel
Amairo * Islenauts
Length (in words)456254
Unique words15413
Unique words (used once)5755
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji2131
Unique kanji (used once)263
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length14.2
Characters1154072
VNDB avg. rating7.5
VNDB rating count409
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Cover of Noja Loli no Yandere Mokushiroku
Visual novel
Noja Loli no Yandere Mokushiroku
Length (in words)15953
Unique words3645
Unique words (used once)2170
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji1294
Unique kanji (used once)362
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length16.3
Characters38017
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Cover of Date A Live: Rio Reincarnation
Visual novel
Date A Live: Rio Reincarnation
Length (in words)341511
Unique words14567
Unique words (used once)5928
Unique words (used once %)40%
Unique kanji2113
Unique kanji (used once)264
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length12.0
Characters825913
VNDB avg. rating7.2
VNDB rating count144
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Cover of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 2
Visual novel
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 2
Length (in words)150017
Unique words7592
Unique words (used once)2674
Unique words (used once %)35%
Unique kanji1099
Unique kanji (used once)132
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length12.3
Characters380133
VNDB avg. rating7.6
VNDB rating count3853
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Cover of Katahane
Visual novel
Katahane
Length (in words)247630
Unique words12761
Unique words (used once)4920
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 count620
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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)78157
Unique words6605
Unique words (used once)2778
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji1610
Unique kanji (used once)255
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length17.1
Characters189314
VNDB avg. rating7.5
VNDB rating count20
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Cover of Fault Milestone One
Visual novel
Fault Milestone One
Length (in words)43949
Unique words5871
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 count1099
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Cover of Amairo Chocolata
Visual novel
Amairo Chocolata
Length (in words)89922
Unique words6464
Unique words (used once)2725
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji1489
Unique kanji (used once)265
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length17.0
Characters227952
VNDB avg. rating6.8
VNDB rating count134
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Cover of Princess Frontier
Visual novel
Princess Frontier
Length (in words)328944
Unique words17076
Unique words (used once)6414
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji2335
Unique kanji (used once)240
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length13.6
Characters782483
VNDB avg. rating7.5
VNDB rating count48
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Cover of Kimi no Koe ga Kikoeru
Visual novel
Kimi no Koe ga Kikoeru
Length (in words)296905
Unique words16263
Unique words (used once)6416
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji2212
Unique kanji (used once)240
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length13.3
Characters718526
VNDB avg. rating6.7
VNDB rating count13
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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)204120
Unique words12619
Unique words (used once)5033
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1980
Unique kanji (used once)265
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length12.1
Characters487200
VNDB avg. rating7.6
VNDB rating count107
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Cover of Bra-Ban!
Visual novel
Bra-Ban!
Length (in words)312676
Unique words10010
Unique words (used once)3700
Unique words (used once %)36%
Unique kanji1789
Unique kanji (used once)233
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length13.5
Characters745491
VNDB avg. rating7.2
VNDB rating count71
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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)175160
Unique words9037
Unique words (used once)3419
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji1740
Unique kanji (used once)275
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length16.4
Characters418494
VNDB avg. rating8.0
VNDB rating count293
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Cover of Kimi to Kanojo to Kanojo no Koi
Visual novel
Kimi to Kanojo to Kanojo no Koi
Length (in words)90593
Unique words7328
Unique words (used once)3225
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1622
Unique kanji (used once)275
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length11.6
Characters219913
VNDB avg. rating8.1
VNDB rating count2068
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Cover of Tarareba
Visual novel
Tarareba
Length (in words)186468
Unique words9744
Unique words (used once)3843
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1788
Unique kanji (used once)241
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length14.8
Characters453269
VNDB avg. rating6.8
VNDB rating count26
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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)35687
Unique words5625
Unique words (used once)2978
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1491
Unique kanji (used once)341
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length15.3
Characters80559
VNDB avg. rating7.1
VNDB rating count26
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Cover of Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney
Visual novel
Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney
Length (in words)172011
Unique words8565
Unique words (used once)3243
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji1525
Unique kanji (used once)216
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length13.3
Characters428906
VNDB avg. rating7.3
VNDB rating count596
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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)309961
Unique words12555
Unique words (used once)4805
Unique words (used once %)38%
Unique kanji2024
Unique kanji (used once)273
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length15.3
Characters762276
VNDB avg. rating6.8
VNDB rating count45
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Cover of Nursery Rhyme
Visual novel
Nursery Rhyme
Length (in words)261321
Unique words14337
Unique words (used once)5756
Unique words (used once %)40%
Unique kanji2037
Unique kanji (used once)267
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length16.5
Characters653916
VNDB avg. rating7.6
VNDB rating count85
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Cover of Rance 9 -Helman Kakumei-
Visual novel
Rance 9 -Helman Kakumei-
Length (in words)403606
Unique words16437
Unique words (used once)5849
Unique words (used once %)35%
Unique kanji2231
Unique kanji (used once)203
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length10.6
Characters945809
VNDB avg. rating8.4
VNDB rating count320
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Cover of 9 -Nine- Kokonotsu Kokonoka Kokonoiro
Visual novel
9 -Nine- Kokonotsu Kokonoka Kokonoiro
Length (in words)58590
Unique words6349
Unique words (used once)2977
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1528
Unique kanji (used once)298
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length13.3
Characters142241
VNDB avg. rating7.3
VNDB rating count1433
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Cover of Rance Quest
Visual novel
Rance Quest
Length (in words)443251
Unique words18831
Unique words (used once)6909
Unique words (used once %)36%
Unique kanji2339
Unique kanji (used once)220
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length10.9
Characters1065674
VNDB avg. rating8.0
VNDB rating count514
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Cover of Dasaku
Visual novel
Dasaku
Length (in words)106312
Unique words6957
Unique words (used once)2654
Unique words (used once %)38%
Unique kanji1611
Unique kanji (used once)263
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length13.3
Characters292524
VNDB avg. rating5.7
VNDB rating count105
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Cover of Prawf Clwyd
Visual novel
Prawf Clwyd
Length (in words)190119
Unique words11839
Unique words (used once)4897
Unique words (used once %)41%
Unique kanji2007
Unique kanji (used once)246
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length14.5
Characters472378
VNDB avg. rating6.9
VNDB rating count2
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