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 Oshikake
Visual novel
Oshikake
Length (in words)950
Unique words401
Unique words (used once)272
Unique words (used once %)67%
Unique kanji213
Unique kanji (used once)118
Difficulty1/10
Average sentence length16.6
Characters2556
VNDB avg. rating3.8
VNDB rating count4
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Cover of Yandere Otoko no Ko no Toriatsukaikata
Visual novel
Yandere Otoko no Ko no Toriatsukaikata
Length (in words)8045
Unique words1123
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)307728
Unique words16736
Unique words (used once)6368
Unique words (used once %)38%
Unique kanji2197
Unique kanji (used once)244
Difficulty6/10
Average sentence length16.7
Characters735835
VNDB avg. rating5.2
VNDB rating count6
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Cover of Negaeba Kitto...
Visual novel
Negaeba Kitto...
Length (in words)1254
Unique words426
Unique words (used once)270
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 count208
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Cover of Hanahira!
Visual novel
Hanahira!
Length (in words)18473
Unique words2681
Unique words (used once)1360
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 count339
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Cover of Asu Owaru Sekai, Sono Zen'ya
Visual novel
Asu Owaru Sekai, Sono Zen'ya
Length (in words)2185
Unique words566
Unique words (used once)307
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji279
Unique kanji (used once)121
Difficulty1/10
Average sentence length13.2
Characters5702
VNDB avg. rating5.4
VNDB rating count16
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Cover of Mugen Kairou 1.5 ~Rensa~
Visual novel
Mugen Kairou 1.5 ~Rensa~
Length (in words)21667
Unique words2528
Unique words (used once)1136
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji924
Unique kanji (used once)249
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length14.1
Characters55035
VNDB avg. rating5.6
VNDB rating count23
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Cover of Dasaku
Visual novel
Dasaku
Length (in words)107331
Unique words6953
Unique words (used once)2652
Unique words (used once %)38%
Unique kanji1607
Unique kanji (used once)262
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length13.3
Characters292524
VNDB avg. rating5.7
VNDB rating count105
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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)13021
Unique words2474
Unique words (used once)1316
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji962
Unique kanji (used once)295
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length18.3
Characters31539
VNDB avg. rating5.9
VNDB rating count34
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Cover of Furifure
Visual novel
Furifure
Length (in words)54538
Unique words4441
Unique words (used once)1728
Unique words (used once %)38%
Unique kanji1371
Unique kanji (used once)248
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length13.8
Characters127835
VNDB avg. rating5.9
VNDB rating count589
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Cover of Kohonya
Visual novel
Kohonya
Length (in words)12826
Unique words2501
Unique words (used once)1337
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji952
Unique kanji (used once)272
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.1
Characters28959
VNDB avg. rating6.0
VNDB rating count1
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Cover of LEAVEs
Visual novel
LEAVEs
Length (in words)33024
Unique words5289
Unique words (used once)2750
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1435
Unique kanji (used once)317
Difficulty5/10
Average sentence length14.9
Characters76427
VNDB avg. rating6.0
VNDB rating count261
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Cover of Shizuku
Visual novel
Shizuku
Length (in words)151714
Unique words7751
Unique words (used once)2245
Unique words (used once %)28%
Unique kanji1616
Unique kanji (used once)161
Difficulty5/10
Average sentence length19.2
Characters344344
VNDB avg. rating6.1
VNDB rating count94
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Cover of Suki Tokimeki to Kiss
Visual novel
Suki Tokimeki to Kiss
Length (in words)14912
Unique words2431
Unique words (used once)1242
Unique words (used once %)51%
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 Mamapuri!? ~Wagaya no Dousei Tsuushinbo~
Visual novel
Mamapuri!? ~Wagaya no Dousei Tsuushinbo~
Length (in words)242315
Unique words10719
Unique words (used once)3987
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji1860
Unique kanji (used once)248
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length16.9
Characters605129
VNDB avg. rating6.2
VNDB rating count21
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Cover of Sadistic Blood
Visual novel
Sadistic Blood
Length (in words)54607
Unique words4864
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. rating6.3
VNDB rating count194
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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)76257
Unique words7191
Unique words (used once)3282
Unique words (used once %)45%
Unique kanji1616
Unique kanji (used once)266
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length11.1
Characters188301
VNDB avg. rating6.3
VNDB rating count523
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Cover of Imakoi ~Succubus to Soitogeru Ore!?~
Visual novel
Imakoi ~Succubus to Soitogeru Ore!?~
Length (in words)57416
Unique words5567
Unique words (used once)2530
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)27027
Unique words1614
Unique words (used once)379
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 Sora no Baroque
Visual novel
Sora no Baroque
Length (in words)295134
Unique words17336
Unique words (used once)6460
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji2508
Unique kanji (used once)265
Difficulty7/10
Average sentence length20.1
Characters676434
VNDB avg. rating6.3
VNDB rating count41
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Cover of Omega no Shikai
Visual novel
Omega no Shikai
Length (in words)301616
Unique words17961
Unique words (used once)7174
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji2501
Unique kanji (used once)301
Difficulty6/10
Average sentence length13.7
Characters685251
VNDB avg. rating6.4
VNDB rating count5
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Cover of Tegami
Visual novel
Tegami
Length (in words)7182
Unique words1692
Unique words (used once)986
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji722
Unique kanji (used once)271
Difficulty2/10
Average sentence length13.4
Characters16126
VNDB avg. rating6.4
VNDB rating count140
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Cover of Rance 4 -Kyoudan no Isan-
Visual novel
Rance 4 -Kyoudan no Isan-
Length (in words)106379
Unique words8483
Unique words (used once)3737
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 count386
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Cover of Shinobi Harisenbo
Visual novel
Shinobi Harisenbo
Length (in words)5304
Unique words1357
Unique words (used once)804
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 Vanitas no Hitsuji
Visual novel
Vanitas no Hitsuji
Length (in words)186545
Unique words10543
Unique words (used once)4177
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 Shimaisou
Visual novel
Shimaisou
Length (in words)21682
Unique words3365
Unique words (used once)1786
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1272
Unique kanji (used once)338
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)90052
Unique words8179
Unique words (used once)3442
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji1771
Unique kanji (used once)292
Difficulty6/10
Average sentence length20.9
Characters222459
VNDB avg. rating6.5
VNDB rating count231
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Cover of Function:W();
Visual novel
Function:W();
Length (in words)22084
Unique words4257
Unique words (used once)2330
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji1294
Unique kanji (used once)340
Difficulty4/10
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 words915
Unique words (used once)571
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 Yami no Koe 2
Visual novel
Yami no Koe 2
Length (in words)81105
Unique words5311
Unique words (used once)2276
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji1317
Unique kanji (used once)264
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length11.3
Characters202203
VNDB avg. rating6.5
VNDB rating count30
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Cover of Furifure 2
Visual novel
Furifure 2
Length (in words)84786
Unique words5823
Unique words (used once)2181
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 count422
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Cover of Watashi wa Kyou Koko de Shinimasu.
Visual novel
Watashi wa Kyou Koko de Shinimasu.
Length (in words)17760
Unique words3016
Unique words (used once)1655
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji1020
Unique kanji (used once)310
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length13.8
Characters42716
VNDB avg. rating6.6
VNDB rating count32
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Cover of Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo
Visual novel
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo
Length (in words)21028
Unique words3152
Unique words (used once)1669
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 count1597
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Cover of Fushigi Densha
Visual novel
Fushigi Densha
Length (in words)88818
Unique words5936
Unique words (used once)2364
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 Kimi to Yumemishi
Visual novel
Kimi to Yumemishi
Length (in words)234598
Unique words10591
Unique words (used once)3444
Unique words (used once %)32%
Unique kanji1864
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 Tsuki no Terasu
Visual novel
Tsuki no Terasu
Length (in words)10031
Unique words2445
Unique words (used once)1510
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 count319
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Cover of Loopers
Visual novel
Loopers
Length (in words)53021
Unique words5993
Unique words (used once)2926
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1544
Unique kanji (used once)318
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length15.3
Characters132314
VNDB avg. rating6.6
VNDB rating count117
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Cover of Chooita ~Subarashiki Chounouryoku Jinsei~
Visual novel
Chooita ~Subarashiki Chounouryoku Jinsei~
Length (in words)105268
Unique words8969
Unique words (used once)3319
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 Trinoline
Visual novel
Trinoline
Length (in words)202301
Unique words11159
Unique words (used once)4685
Unique words (used once %)41%
Unique kanji1927
Unique kanji (used once)254
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length15.1
Characters497712
VNDB avg. rating6.7
VNDB rating count364
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Cover of Ame Koi
Visual novel
Ame Koi
Length (in words)112355
Unique words7760
Unique words (used once)3482
Unique words (used once %)44%
Unique kanji1760
Unique kanji (used once)311
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length15.0
Characters266828
VNDB avg. rating6.7
VNDB rating count79
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Cover of Fraternite
Visual novel
Fraternite
Length (in words)264048
Unique words10849
Unique words (used once)4021
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji1872
Unique kanji (used once)215
Difficulty5/10
Average sentence length15.6
Characters664393
VNDB avg. rating6.7
VNDB rating count140
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Cover of Moon
Visual novel
Moon
Length (in words)110504
Unique words6778
Unique words (used once)2706
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 count356
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Cover of Kimi no Koe ga Kikoeru
Visual novel
Kimi no Koe ga Kikoeru
Length (in words)302824
Unique words16286
Unique words (used once)6419
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 Kanojo no Seiiki
Visual novel
Kanojo no Seiiki
Length (in words)66242
Unique words4954
Unique words (used once)1998
Unique words (used once %)40%
Unique kanji1293
Unique kanji (used once)238
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length14.8
Characters158797
VNDB avg. rating6.8
VNDB rating count151
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Cover of Amairo Chocolata
Visual novel
Amairo Chocolata
Length (in words)89246
Unique words6471
Unique words (used once)2732
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 count134
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Cover of Yami no Koe Zero
Visual novel
Yami no Koe Zero
Length (in words)81600
Unique words4258
Unique words (used once)1748
Unique words (used once %)41%
Unique kanji1172
Unique kanji (used once)262
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length21.2
Characters198150
VNDB avg. rating6.8
VNDB rating count27
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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)309201
Unique words12550
Unique words (used once)4799
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 count45
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Cover of Soukou Akki Muramasa: Janen Hen
Visual novel
Soukou Akki Muramasa: Janen Hen
Length (in words)40955
Unique words6737
Unique words (used once)3595
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1825
Unique kanji (used once)396
Difficulty6/10
Average sentence length12.4
Characters92436
VNDB avg. rating6.8
VNDB rating count125
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Cover of Tarareba
Visual novel
Tarareba
Length (in words)183987
Unique words9742
Unique words (used once)3850
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 Nekopara Vol. 1: Soleil Kaiten Shimashita!
Visual novel
Nekopara Vol. 1: Soleil Kaiten Shimashita!
Length (in words)34642
Unique words4254
Unique words (used once)2079
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1191
Unique kanji (used once)272
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length13.2
Characters90784
VNDB avg. rating6.8
VNDB rating count4576
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