Visual novel difficulty list

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Cover of Oshikake
Visual novel
Oshikake
Length (in words)950
Unique words400
Unique words (used once)270
Unique words (used once %)67%
Unique kanji213
Unique kanji (used once)118
Difficulty1/10
Average sentence length16.6
Characters2556
VNDB avg. rating3.5
VNDB rating count6
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Cover of Yandere Otoko no Ko no Toriatsukaikata
Visual novel
Yandere Otoko no Ko no Toriatsukaikata
Length (in words)8061
Unique words1121
Unique words (used once)10
Unique words (used once %)0%
Unique kanji579
Unique kanji (used once)8
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length11.2
Characters18989
VNDB avg. rating4.6
VNDB rating count7
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Cover of Reincarnation ☆ Shinsengumi!
Visual novel
Reincarnation ☆ Shinsengumi!
Length (in words)308071
Unique words16729
Unique words (used once)6386
Unique words (used once %)38%
Unique kanji2197
Unique kanji (used once)244
Difficulty5/10
Average sentence length16.7
Characters735835
VNDB avg. rating5.2
VNDB rating count6
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Cover of Asu Owaru Sekai, Sono Zen'ya
Visual novel
Asu Owaru Sekai, Sono Zen'ya
Length (in words)2181
Unique words562
Unique words (used once)306
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji279
Unique kanji (used once)121
Difficulty1/10
Average sentence length13.2
Characters5702
VNDB avg. rating5.3
VNDB rating count23
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Cover of Negaeba Kitto...
Visual novel
Negaeba Kitto...
Length (in words)1253
Unique words427
Unique words (used once)271
Unique words (used once %)63%
Unique kanji259
Unique kanji (used once)130
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)18450
Unique words2666
Unique words (used once)1349
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji947
Unique kanji (used once)293
Difficulty1/10
Average sentence length11.4
Characters45579
VNDB avg. rating5.4
VNDB rating count353
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Cover of Mugen Kairou 1.5 ~Rensa~
Visual novel
Mugen Kairou 1.5 ~Rensa~
Length (in words)21659
Unique words2524
Unique words (used once)1132
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji924
Unique kanji (used once)249
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length14.1
Characters55035
VNDB avg. rating5.5
VNDB rating count24
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Cover of Dasaku
Visual novel
Dasaku
Length (in words)107361
Unique words6933
Unique words (used once)2641
Unique words (used once %)38%
Unique kanji1607
Unique kanji (used once)262
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length13.3
Characters292524
VNDB avg. rating5.8
VNDB rating count112
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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)13011
Unique words2471
Unique words (used once)1315
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji962
Unique kanji (used once)295
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length18.3
Characters31539
VNDB avg. rating5.8
VNDB rating count34
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Cover of Furifure
Visual novel
Furifure
Length (in words)54457
Unique words4423
Unique words (used once)1710
Unique words (used once %)38%
Unique kanji1371
Unique kanji (used once)248
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length13.8
Characters127835
VNDB avg. rating6.0
VNDB rating count601
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Cover of LEAVEs
Visual novel
LEAVEs
Length (in words)32968
Unique words5282
Unique words (used once)2753
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1435
Unique kanji (used once)317
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length14.9
Characters76427
VNDB avg. rating6.0
VNDB rating count262
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Cover of Tsundere Makai Princess Arisa to Haramase Shinkon Seikatsu!
Visual novel
Tsundere Makai Princess Arisa to Haramase Shinkon Seikatsu!
Length (in words)78224
Unique words5201
Unique words (used once)2082
Unique words (used once %)40%
Unique kanji1445
Unique kanji (used once)246
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)14885
Unique words2432
Unique words (used once)1240
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji992
Unique kanji (used once)287
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.7
Characters34642
VNDB avg. rating6.1
VNDB rating count8
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Cover of Shizuku
Visual novel
Shizuku
Length (in words)151601
Unique words7739
Unique words (used once)2237
Unique words (used once %)28%
Unique kanji1617
Unique kanji (used once)162
Difficulty5/10
Average sentence length19.2
Characters344344
VNDB avg. rating6.1
VNDB rating count103
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Cover of Sadistic Blood
Visual novel
Sadistic Blood
Length (in words)54556
Unique words4851
Unique words (used once)1912
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1406
Unique kanji (used once)261
Difficulty5/10
Average sentence length17.0
Characters132821
VNDB avg. rating6.2
VNDB rating count220
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Cover of Tsuki no Hikari
Visual novel
Tsuki no Hikari
Length (in words)16802
Unique words1030
Unique words (used once)2
Unique words (used once %)0%
Unique kanji521
Unique kanji (used once)2
Difficulty1/10
Average sentence length18.0
Characters38867
VNDB avg. rating6.2
VNDB rating count4
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Cover of Mamapuri!? ~Wagaya no Dousei Tsuushinbo~
Visual novel
Mamapuri!? ~Wagaya no Dousei Tsuushinbo~
Length (in words)242111
Unique words10691
Unique words (used once)3978
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji1860
Unique kanji (used once)248
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length16.9
Characters605129
VNDB avg. rating6.3
VNDB rating count22
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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)76185
Unique words7183
Unique words (used once)3291
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1616
Unique kanji (used once)266
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length11.1
Characters188301
VNDB avg. rating6.3
VNDB rating count624
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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 Kanojokei Seimei Shinkaron Perfect☆Girl
Visual novel
Kanojokei Seimei Shinkaron Perfect☆Girl
Length (in words)27015
Unique words1612
Unique words (used once)376
Unique words (used once %)23%
Unique kanji724
Unique kanji (used once)88
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.1
Characters64890
VNDB avg. rating6.3
VNDB rating count3
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Cover of Tegami
Visual novel
Tegami
Length (in words)7052
Unique words1686
Unique words (used once)978
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji723
Unique kanji (used once)270
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length13.4
Characters16126
VNDB avg. rating6.4
VNDB rating count142
VNDBOfficial websiteDownload
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Cover of Shinobi Harisenbo
Visual novel
Shinobi Harisenbo
Length (in words)5269
Unique words1354
Unique words (used once)802
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji719
Unique kanji (used once)273
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length16.1
Characters11453
VNDB avg. rating6.4
VNDB rating count17
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Cover of Watashi wa Kyou Koko de Shinimasu.
Visual novel
Watashi wa Kyou Koko de Shinimasu.
Length (in words)17756
Unique words3009
Unique words (used once)1650
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji1020
Unique kanji (used once)310
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length13.8
Characters42716
VNDB avg. rating6.4
VNDB rating count35
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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 Koufuku no Lalka
Visual novel
Koufuku no Lalka
Length (in words)4367
Unique words1044
Unique words (used once)578
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji489
Unique kanji (used once)196
Difficulty1/10
Average sentence length15.3
Characters10533
VNDB avg. rating6.4
VNDB rating count5
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Cover of Vanitas no Hitsuji
Visual novel
Vanitas no Hitsuji
Length (in words)186369
Unique words10524
Unique words (used once)4173
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1762
Unique kanji (used once)232
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)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 Shimaisou
Visual novel
Shimaisou
Length (in words)21671
Unique words3355
Unique words (used once)1780
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1272
Unique kanji (used once)337
Difficulty7/10
Average sentence length15.3
Characters48525
VNDB avg. rating6.5
VNDB rating count9
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Cover of Memory's Dogma Code:01
Visual novel
Memory's Dogma Code:01
Length (in words)89955
Unique words8156
Unique words (used once)3435
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji1772
Unique kanji (used once)293
Difficulty6/10
Average sentence length20.9
Characters222459
VNDB avg. rating6.5
VNDB rating count237
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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 Swampman ni Hanataba wo
Visual novel
Swampman ni Hanataba wo
Length (in words)2801
Unique words913
Unique words (used once)570
Unique words (used once %)62%
Unique kanji525
Unique kanji (used once)247
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length20.0
Characters6552
VNDB avg. rating6.5
VNDB rating count1
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Cover of Furifure 2
Visual novel
Furifure 2
Length (in words)84674
Unique words5816
Unique words (used once)2187
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji1490
Unique kanji (used once)212
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length15.9
Characters194187
VNDB avg. rating6.5
VNDB rating count434
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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 Yami no Koe 2
Visual novel
Yami no Koe 2
Length (in words)80997
Unique words5281
Unique words (used once)2274
Unique words (used once %)43%
Unique kanji1317
Unique kanji (used once)264
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length11.3
Characters202203
VNDB avg. rating6.5
VNDB rating count32
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Cover of Sora no Baroque
Visual novel
Sora no Baroque
Length (in words)294923
Unique words17329
Unique words (used once)6465
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji2508
Unique kanji (used once)265
Difficulty7/10
Average sentence length20.1
Characters676434
VNDB avg. rating6.5
VNDB rating count40
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Cover of Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo
Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo
Length (in words)21020
Unique words3139
Unique words (used once)1658
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji1069
Unique kanji (used once)306
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length16.1
Characters52814
VNDB avg. rating6.6
VNDB rating count1618
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Cover of Tsuyokiss Nigakki
Visual novel
Tsuyokiss Nigakki
Length (in words)365656
Unique words15741
Unique words (used once)5720
Unique words (used once %)36%
Unique kanji2067
Unique kanji (used once)215
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length12.7
Characters843039
VNDB avg. rating6.6
VNDB rating count72
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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
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Cover of Dasoku
Visual novel
Dasoku
Length (in words)189746
Unique words10928
Unique words (used once)4296
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1947
Unique kanji (used once)257
Difficulty5/10
Average sentence length11.8
Characters492135
VNDB avg. rating6.6
VNDB rating count26
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Cover of Tsuki no Terasu
Visual novel
Tsuki no Terasu
Length (in words)10030
Unique words2441
Unique words (used once)1508
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji981
Unique kanji (used once)319
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length18.6
Characters23324
VNDB avg. rating6.6
VNDB rating count332
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Cover of Omega no Shikai
Visual novel
Omega no Shikai
Length (in words)301459
Unique words17947
Unique words (used once)7187
Unique words (used once %)40%
Unique kanji2501
Unique kanji (used once)301
Difficulty6/10
Average sentence length13.7
Characters685251
VNDB avg. rating6.6
VNDB rating count6
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Cover of Trinoline
Visual novel
Trinoline
Length (in words)202214
Unique words11140
Unique words (used once)4686
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji1927
Unique kanji (used once)254
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length15.1
Characters497712
VNDB avg. rating6.6
VNDB rating count388
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Cover of Chooita ~Subarashiki Chounouryoku Jinsei~
Visual novel
Chooita ~Subarashiki Chounouryoku Jinsei~
Length (in words)105129
Unique words8948
Unique words (used once)3315
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji1761
Unique kanji (used once)230
Difficulty5/10
Average sentence length15.7
Characters249229
VNDB avg. rating6.7
VNDB rating count4
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Cover of Ame Koi
Visual novel
Ame Koi
Length (in words)112523
Unique words7750
Unique words (used once)3484
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1760
Unique kanji (used once)310
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length15.0
Characters266828
VNDB avg. rating6.7
VNDB rating count84
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Cover of Yukuhito no Pleroma
Visual novel
Yukuhito no Pleroma
Length (in words)49229
Unique words6063
Unique words (used once)3097
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1731
Unique kanji (used once)310
Difficulty7/10
Average sentence length21.4
Characters105394
VNDB avg. rating6.7
VNDB rating count3
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Cover of Moon
Visual novel
Moon
Length (in words)110411
Unique words6764
Unique words (used once)2705
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1647
Unique kanji (used once)252
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length12.8
Characters249783
VNDB avg. rating6.7
VNDB rating count371
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Cover of Kimi no Koe ga Kikoeru
Visual novel
Kimi no Koe ga Kikoeru
Length (in words)302603
Unique words16282
Unique words (used once)6436
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji2218
Unique kanji (used once)239
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length13.3
Characters718526
VNDB avg. rating6.7
VNDB rating count13
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Cover of Fraternite
Visual novel
Fraternite
Length (in words)264358
Unique words10809
Unique words (used once)4018
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji1872
Unique kanji (used once)215
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length15.6
Characters664393
VNDB avg. rating6.7
VNDB rating count143
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Cover of Loopers
Visual novel
Loopers
Length (in words)52950
Unique words5975
Unique words (used once)2917
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1544
Unique kanji (used once)318
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length15.3
Characters132314
VNDB avg. rating6.8
VNDB rating count146
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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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