Visual novel difficulty list

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Cover of Oshikake
Visual novel
Oshikake
Length (in words)949
Unique words399
Unique words (used once)270
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 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 Yandere Otoko no Ko no Toriatsukaikata
Visual novel
Yandere Otoko no Ko no Toriatsukaikata
Length (in words)8053
Unique words1123
Unique words (used once)10
Unique words (used once %)0%
Unique kanji579
Unique kanji (used once)8
Unique kanji readings736
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length11.2
Characters18989
VNDB avg. rating4.6
VNDB rating count7
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Cover of Asu Owaru Sekai, Sono Zen'ya
Visual novel
Asu Owaru Sekai, Sono Zen'ya
Length (in words)2180
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 Reincarnation ☆ Shinsengumi!
Visual novel
Reincarnation ☆ Shinsengumi!
Length (in words)308051
Unique words16690
Unique words (used once)6379
Unique words (used once %)38%
Unique kanji2197
Unique kanji (used once)244
Unique kanji readings4194
Difficulty6/10
Average sentence length16.7
Characters735835
VNDB avg. rating5.2
VNDB rating count6
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Cover of Hisaki Ojou-sama to Shitsuji na Boku
Visual novel
Hisaki Ojou-sama to Shitsuji na Boku
Length (in words)49143
Unique words4279
Unique words (used once)1950
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1342
Unique kanji (used once)304
Unique kanji readings2071
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length15.4
Characters121204
VNDB avg. rating5.3
VNDB rating count16
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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 readings426
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length10.9
Characters5024
VNDB avg. rating5.3
VNDB rating count3
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Cover of Negaeba Kitto...
Visual novel
Negaeba Kitto...
Length (in words)1254
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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Cover of Hanahira!
Visual novel
Hanahira!
Length (in words)18461
Unique words2658
Unique words (used once)1350
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji947
Unique kanji (used once)293
Unique kanji readings1337
Difficulty1/10
Average sentence length11.4
Characters45579
VNDB avg. rating5.4
VNDB rating count365
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Cover of Mugen Kairou 1.5 ~Rensa~
Visual novel
Mugen Kairou 1.5 ~Rensa~
Length (in words)21644
Unique words2515
Unique words (used once)1123
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 Tsuki no Hikari
Visual novel
Tsuki no Hikari
Length (in words)4217
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 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 Dasaku
Visual novel
Dasaku
Length (in words)107263
Unique words6906
Unique words (used once)2626
Unique words (used once %)38%
Unique kanji1607
Unique kanji (used once)262
Unique kanji readings2678
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length13.3
Characters292524
VNDB avg. rating5.8
VNDB rating count115
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Cover of Imouto ga Eroge Seiyuu Dattan Daga
Visual novel
Imouto ga Eroge Seiyuu Dattan Daga
Length (in words)24480
Unique words3206
Unique words (used once)1573
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1102
Unique kanji (used once)289
Unique kanji readings1617
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length14.0
Characters62964
VNDB avg. rating5.8
VNDB rating count18
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Cover of Ninja Girl and the Mysterious Army of Urban Legend Monsters! ~Hunt of the Headless Horseman~
Visual novel
Ninja Girl and the Mysterious Army of Urban Legend Monsters! ~Hunt of the Headless Horseman~
Length (in words)48211
Unique words5540
Unique words (used once)2565
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji1561
Unique kanji (used once)298
Unique kanji readings2498
Difficulty5/10
Average sentence length16.4
Characters111257
VNDB avg. rating5.9
VNDB rating count42
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Cover of Furifure
Visual novel
Furifure
Length (in words)54474
Unique words4416
Unique words (used once)1706
Unique words (used once %)38%
Unique kanji1371
Unique kanji (used once)248
Unique kanji readings2091
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length13.8
Characters127835
VNDB avg. rating6.0
VNDB rating count603
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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 Koufuku no Lalka
Visual novel
Koufuku no Lalka
Length (in words)4369
Unique words1044
Unique words (used once)580
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 LEAVEs
Visual novel
LEAVEs
Length (in words)32970
Unique words5273
Unique words (used once)2744
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1435
Unique kanji (used once)317
Unique kanji readings2263
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length14.9
Characters76427
VNDB avg. rating6.0
VNDB rating count261
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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 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 Sadistic Blood
Visual novel
Sadistic Blood
Length (in words)54568
Unique words4841
Unique words (used once)1906
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1406
Unique kanji (used once)261
Unique kanji readings2202
Difficulty5/10
Average sentence length17.0
Characters132821
VNDB avg. rating6.2
VNDB rating count232
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Cover of Shizuku
Visual novel
Shizuku
Length (in words)151607
Unique words7726
Unique words (used once)2233
Unique words (used once %)28%
Unique kanji1617
Unique kanji (used once)162
Unique kanji readings2753
Difficulty5/10
Average sentence length19.2
Characters344344
VNDB avg. rating6.2
VNDB rating count105
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Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Tenshi-tachi no Harukoi
Length (in words)32562
Unique words4011
Unique words (used once)1970
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1232
Unique kanji (used once)289
Unique kanji readings1856
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length17.0
Characters77790
VNDB avg. rating6.2
VNDB rating count34
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Cover of Rance 02 Kai: Hangyaku no Shoujo-tachi
Visual novel
Rance 02 Kai: Hangyaku no Shoujo-tachi
Length (in words)76145
Unique words7165
Unique words (used once)3285
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1616
Unique kanji (used once)266
Unique kanji readings2660
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length11.1
Characters188301
VNDB avg. rating6.2
VNDB rating count659
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Cover of Fushigi Densha
Visual novel
Fushigi Densha
Length (in words)88783
Unique words5913
Unique words (used once)2350
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1536
Unique kanji (used once)243
Unique kanji readings2444
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length11.0
Characters215937
VNDB avg. rating6.3
VNDB rating count32
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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 Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Tenshi no Akogare
Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Tenshi no Akogare
Length (in words)30778
Unique words3604
Unique words (used once)1761
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1121
Unique kanji (used once)261
Unique kanji readings1686
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length16.8
Characters76732
VNDB avg. rating6.3
VNDB rating count42
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Cover of Josou Jinja
Visual novel
Josou Jinja
Length (in words)46671
Unique words5540
Unique words (used once)2824
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji1558
Unique kanji (used once)381
Unique kanji readings2530
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length15.6
Characters109121
VNDB avg. rating6.3
VNDB rating count252
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Cover of Imakoi ~Succubus to Soitogeru Ore!?~
Visual novel
Imakoi ~Succubus to Soitogeru Ore!?~
Length (in words)57420
Unique words5539
Unique words (used once)2512
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1443
Unique kanji (used once)289
Unique kanji readings2269
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length16.6
Characters143131
VNDB avg. rating6.3
VNDB rating count3
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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 KaraKara
Visual novel
KaraKara
Length (in words)24178
Unique words3673
Unique words (used once)1908
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1131
Unique kanji (used once)303
Unique kanji readings1680
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length15.5
Characters62103
VNDB avg. rating6.3
VNDB rating count943
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Cover of Yukuhito no Pleroma
Visual novel
Yukuhito no Pleroma
Length (in words)49237
Unique words6058
Unique words (used once)3098
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1731
Unique kanji (used once)310
Unique kanji readings2848
Difficulty7/10
Average sentence length21.4
Characters105394
VNDB avg. rating6.3
VNDB rating count3
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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 Nekopara Vol. 0: Minazuki Neko-tachi no Nichijou!
Visual novel
Nekopara Vol. 0: Minazuki Neko-tachi no Nichijou!
Length (in words)4721
Unique words1279
Unique words (used once)753
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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Cover of Tegami
Visual novel
Tegami
Length (in words)7059
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 Watashi wa Kyou Koko de Shinimasu.
Visual novel
Watashi wa Kyou Koko de Shinimasu.
Length (in words)17766
Unique words3003
Unique words (used once)1642
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji1020
Unique kanji (used once)310
Unique kanji readings1491
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length13.8
Characters42716
VNDB avg. rating6.4
VNDB rating count36
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NO COVER
Visual novel
Persona Driver Ryuuki ~Onna Kaijin Gundan Daishingeki!~
Length (in words)172679
Unique words10916
Unique words (used once)4193
Unique words (used once %)38%
Unique kanji1911
Unique kanji (used once)220
Unique kanji readings3456
Difficulty6/10
Average sentence length15.3
Characters480187
VNDB avg. rating6.4
VNDB rating count13
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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 Shimaisou
Visual novel
Shimaisou
Length (in words)21677
Unique words3350
Unique words (used once)1776
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1272
Unique kanji (used once)337
Unique kanji readings1914
Difficulty7/10
Average sentence length15.3
Characters48525
VNDB avg. rating6.4
VNDB rating count8
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Cover of Vanitas no Hitsuji
Visual novel
Vanitas no Hitsuji
Length (in words)186457
Unique words10501
Unique words (used once)4172
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1762
Unique kanji (used once)232
Unique kanji readings3176
Difficulty5/10
Average sentence length15.1
Characters440763
VNDB avg. rating6.4
VNDB rating count21
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Cover of Rance 4 -Kyoudan no Isan-
Visual novel
Rance 4 -Kyoudan no Isan-
Length (in words)106576
Unique words8451
Unique words (used once)3737
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1685
Unique kanji (used once)270
Unique kanji readings2807
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length14.6
Characters261684
VNDB avg. rating6.4
VNDB rating count435
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Cover of Memory's Dogma Code:01
Visual novel
Memory's Dogma Code:01
Length (in words)89988
Unique words8144
Unique words (used once)3426
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji1772
Unique kanji (used once)293
Unique kanji readings2989
Difficulty6/10
Average sentence length20.9
Characters222459
VNDB avg. rating6.5
VNDB rating count241
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Cover of Ogeretsu Daihyakka
Visual novel
Ogeretsu Daihyakka
Length (in words)146636
Unique words10374
Unique words (used once)4214
Unique words (used once %)40%
Unique kanji1864
Unique kanji (used once)271
Unique kanji readings3336
Difficulty5/10
Average sentence length13.4
Characters352469
VNDB avg. rating6.5
VNDB rating count4
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Cover of Kimi to Yumemishi
Visual novel
Kimi to Yumemishi
Length (in words)234397
Unique words10546
Unique words (used once)3442
Unique words (used once %)32%
Unique kanji1864
Unique kanji (used once)204
Unique kanji readings3273
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length12.9
Characters575384
VNDB avg. rating6.5
VNDB rating count58
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Cover of Machina no Kiseki ~Ogeretsu Daihyakka Gaiden~
Visual novel
Machina no Kiseki ~Ogeretsu Daihyakka Gaiden~
Length (in words)169533
Unique words11678
Unique words (used once)4637
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1982
Unique kanji (used once)225
Unique kanji readings3580
Difficulty5/10
Average sentence length13.1
Characters414201
VNDB avg. rating6.5
VNDB rating count2
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Cover of Rikoshugi no Ryouiki to Yougashi
Visual novel
Rikoshugi no Ryouiki to Yougashi
Length (in words)3808
Unique words956
Unique words (used once)531
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 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 School of Talent: SUZU-ROUTE
Visual novel
School of Talent: SUZU-ROUTE
Length (in words)54542
Unique words6049
Unique words (used once)2958
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1529
Unique kanji (used once)298
Unique kanji readings2473
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length16.5
Characters128955
VNDB avg. rating6.5
VNDB rating count48
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Cover of Furifure 2
Visual novel
Furifure 2
Length (in words)84642
Unique words5801
Unique words (used once)2175
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji1490
Unique kanji (used once)212
Unique kanji readings2406
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length15.9
Characters194187
VNDB avg. rating6.5
VNDB rating count443
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