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 Date A Live: Rio Reincarnation
Visual novel
Date A Live: Rio Reincarnation
Length (in words)344112
Unique words14707
Unique words (used once)5981
Unique words (used once %)40%
Unique kanji2113
Unique kanji (used once)264
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length12.0
VNDB avg. rating7.2
VNDB rating count136
VNDB
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Cover of Dead Days
Visual novel
Dead Days
Length (in words)222580
Unique words14148
Unique words (used once)5557
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji2046
Unique kanji (used once)237
Difficulty6/10
Average sentence length17.1
VNDB avg. rating6.9
VNDB rating count85
VNDB
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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)35786
Unique words5652
Unique words (used once)3000
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji1491
Unique kanji (used once)341
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length15.3
VNDB avg. rating7.1
VNDB rating count26
VNDBDownload
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Cover of Dekinai Watashi ga, Kurikaesu
Visual novel
Dekinai Watashi ga, Kurikaesu
Length (in words)394378
Unique words14159
Unique words (used once)4905
Unique words (used once %)34%
Unique kanji2034
Unique kanji (used once)195
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length14.5
VNDB avg. rating7.7
VNDB rating count180
VNDB
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Cover of Dies irae
Visual novel
Dies irae
Length (in words)722153
Unique words25475
Unique words (used once)7901
Unique words (used once %)31%
Unique kanji2780
Unique kanji (used once)225
Difficulty8/10
Average sentence length18.4
VNDB avg. rating8.2
VNDB rating count1865
VNDB
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Cover of Dies irae ~Interview with Kaziklu Bey~
Visual novel
Dies irae ~Interview with Kaziklu Bey~
Length (in words)90923
Unique words9352
Unique words (used once)4343
Unique words (used once %)46%
Unique kanji2066
Unique kanji (used once)340
Difficulty7/10
Average sentence length20.8
VNDB avg. rating8.0
VNDB rating count375
VNDB
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Cover of Dracu-Riot!
Visual novel
Dracu-Riot!
Length (in words)480025
Unique words16758
Unique words (used once)6168
Unique words (used once %)36%
Unique kanji2198
Unique kanji (used once)263
Difficulty5/10
Average sentence length16.3
VNDB avg. rating7.8
VNDB rating count2346
VNDB
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Cover of Extravaganza ~Mushi Mederu Shoujo~
Visual novel
Extravaganza ~Mushi Mederu Shoujo~
Length (in words)413705
Unique words14052
Unique words (used once)4551
Unique words (used once %)32%
Unique kanji2087
Unique kanji (used once)174
Difficulty5/10
Average sentence length20.0
VNDB avg. rating7.8
VNDB rating count81
VNDB
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Cover of Fairytale Requiem
Visual novel
Fairytale Requiem
Length (in words)287966
Unique words15758
Unique words (used once)5930
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji2320
Unique kanji (used once)273
Difficulty6/10
Average sentence length14.4
VNDB avg. rating7.5
VNDB rating count49
VNDB
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Cover of Fata Morgana no Yakata
Visual novel
Fata Morgana no Yakata
Length (in words)291945
Unique words11962
Unique words (used once)4249
Unique words (used once %)35%
Unique kanji2130
Unique kanji (used once)228
Difficulty6/10
Average sentence length13.1
VNDB avg. rating8.9
VNDB rating count2535
VNDB
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Cover of Fatal Twelve
Visual novel
Fatal Twelve
Length (in words)206390
Unique words10977
Unique words (used once)4485
Unique words (used once %)40%
Unique kanji1942
Unique kanji (used once)263
Difficulty6/10
Average sentence length20.2
VNDB avg. rating7.8
VNDB rating count408
VNDB
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Cover of Fate/Stay Night
Visual novel
Fate/Stay Night
Length (in words)750382
Unique words21340
Unique words (used once)6493
Unique words (used once %)30%
Unique kanji2534
Unique kanji (used once)226
Difficulty7/10
Average sentence length18.1
VNDB avg. rating8.6
VNDB rating count11507
VNDB
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Cover of Fault Milestone One
Visual novel
Fault Milestone One
Length (in words)44169
Unique words5915
Unique words (used once)2950
Unique words (used once %)49%
Unique kanji1580
Unique kanji (used once)333
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length13.8
VNDB avg. rating7.3
VNDB rating count1083
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Cover of Fault Milestone Two (Side: Above)
Visual novel
Fault Milestone Two (Side: Above)
Length (in words)49480
Unique words5812
Unique words (used once)2800
Unique words (used once %)48%
Unique kanji1567
Unique kanji (used once)319
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length13.3
VNDB avg. rating7.9
VNDB rating count734
VNDB
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Cover of Flowers -Le Volume sur Automne-
Visual novel
Flowers -Le Volume sur Automne-
Length (in words)124626
Unique words10070
Unique words (used once)4309
Unique words (used once %)42%
Unique kanji2065
Unique kanji (used once)273
Difficulty5/10
Average sentence length17.8
VNDB avg. rating8.5
VNDB rating count221
VNDB
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Cover of Flowers -Le Volume sur Printemps-
Visual novel
Flowers -Le Volume sur Printemps-
Length (in words)138360
Unique words9700
Unique words (used once)4043
Unique words (used once %)41%
Unique kanji1967
Unique kanji (used once)285
Difficulty5/10
Average sentence length17.7
VNDB avg. rating7.7
VNDB rating count749
VNDB
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Cover of Flowers -Le Volume sur Été-
Visual novel
Flowers -Le Volume sur Été-
Length (in words)113190
Unique words9681
Unique words (used once)4165
Unique words (used once %)43%
Unique kanji2021
Unique kanji (used once)293
Difficulty5/10
Average sentence length18.1
VNDB avg. rating8.4
VNDB rating count393
VNDB
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Cover of Flyable Heart
Visual novel
Flyable Heart
Length (in words)328392
Unique words11963
Unique words (used once)4406
Unique words (used once %)36%
Unique kanji1837
Unique kanji (used once)219
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length14.7
VNDB avg. rating7.5
VNDB rating count487
VNDB
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Cover of Fortissimo EXS//Akkord:Nachsten Phase
Visual novel
Fortissimo EXS//Akkord:Nachsten Phase
Length (in words)530423
Unique words17878
Unique words (used once)5782
Unique words (used once %)32%
Unique kanji2287
Unique kanji (used once)198
Difficulty5/10
Average sentence length19.5
VNDB avg. rating7.8
VNDB rating count210
VNDB
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Cover of Fortune Arterial
Visual novel
Fortune Arterial
Length (in words)342450
Unique words16500
Unique words (used once)6283
Unique words (used once %)38%
Unique kanji2161
Unique kanji (used once)239
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length13.4
VNDB avg. rating7.5
VNDB rating count579
VNDBOfficial website
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Cover of Fraternite
Visual novel
Fraternite
Length (in words)261558
Unique words10923
Unique words (used once)4064
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji1859
Unique kanji (used once)219
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length15.6
VNDB avg. rating6.7
VNDB rating count135
VNDB
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Cover of Function:W();
Visual novel
Function:W();
Length (in words)22203
Unique words4291
Unique words (used once)2357
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji1294
Unique kanji (used once)340
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length15.2
VNDB avg. rating6.5
VNDB rating count2
VNDBOfficial websiteBuy at DLsiteBuy at BOOTH
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Cover of Fureraba ~Friend to Lover~
Visual novel
Fureraba ~Friend to Lover~
Length (in words)401931
Unique words15908
Unique words (used once)5832
Unique words (used once %)36%
Unique kanji2065
Unique kanji (used once)231
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length15.6
VNDB avg. rating7.7
VNDB rating count1702
VNDB
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Cover of Fushigi Densha
Visual novel
Fushigi Densha
Length (in words)90130
Unique words5995
Unique words (used once)2374
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1536
Unique kanji (used once)243
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length11.0
VNDB avg. rating6.5
VNDB rating count28
VNDB
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Cover of Futagoza no Paradox
Visual novel
Futagoza no Paradox
Length (in words)463084
Unique words15597
Unique words (used once)4730
Unique words (used once %)30%
Unique kanji2177
Unique kanji (used once)186
Difficulty5/10
Average sentence length17.1
VNDB avg. rating7.4
VNDB rating count39
VNDB
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Cover of Futsuu no Fantasy
Visual novel
Futsuu no Fantasy
Length (in words)314193
Unique words12881
Unique words (used once)4373
Unique words (used once %)33%
Unique kanji2016
Unique kanji (used once)237
Difficulty5/10
Average sentence length15.6
VNDB avg. rating7.5
VNDB rating count75
VNDB
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Cover of G-senjou no Maou
Visual novel
G-senjou no Maou
Length (in words)320057
Unique words17894
Unique words (used once)6709
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji2220
Unique kanji (used once)219
Difficulty5/10
Average sentence length15.7
VNDB avg. rating8.4
VNDB rating count8833
VNDB
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Cover of Gensou no Idea ~Oratorio Phantasm Historia~
Visual novel
Gensou no Idea ~Oratorio Phantasm Historia~
Length (in words)342452
Unique words20329
Unique words (used once)7675
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji2462
Unique kanji (used once)251
Difficulty6/10
Average sentence length17.6
VNDB avg. rating7.8
VNDB rating count126
VNDB
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Cover of Girls Nite Out
Visual novel
Girls Nite Out
Length (in words)16561
Unique words2899
Unique words (used once)1484
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji1049
Unique kanji (used once)277
Difficulty5/10
Average sentence length17.9
VNDB avg. rating7.6
VNDB rating count2
VNDB
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Cover of Gore Screaming Show
Visual novel
Gore Screaming Show
Length (in words)350565
Unique words15468
Unique words (used once)5277
Unique words (used once %)34%
Unique kanji2255
Unique kanji (used once)237
Difficulty5/10
Average sentence length16.2
VNDB avg. rating7.5
VNDB rating count180
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Cover of Grisaia no Kajitsu -Le Fruit de la Grisaia-
Visual novel
Grisaia no Kajitsu -Le Fruit de la Grisaia-
Length (in words)717798
Unique words26390
Unique words (used once)9233
Unique words (used once %)34%
Unique kanji2597
Unique kanji (used once)232
Difficulty5/10
Average sentence length18.6
VNDB avg. rating8.4
VNDB rating count8482
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Cover of Gun-Katana - Non-Human-Killer
Visual novel
Gun-Katana - Non-Human-Killer
Length (in words)284056
Unique words13873
Unique words (used once)4607
Unique words (used once %)33%
Unique kanji2153
Unique kanji (used once)198
Difficulty5/10
Average sentence length15.6
VNDB avg. rating7.4
VNDB rating count57
VNDB
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Cover of Gunjou no Sora wo Koete
Visual novel
Gunjou no Sora wo Koete
Length (in words)374415
Unique words16635
Unique words (used once)6253
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji2272
Unique kanji (used once)265
Difficulty7/10
Average sentence length17.6
VNDB avg. rating7.8
VNDB rating count56
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Cover of Hakuchuumu no Aojashin
Visual novel
Hakuchuumu no Aojashin
Length (in words)290873
Unique words14289
Unique words (used once)5466
Unique words (used once %)38%
Unique kanji2117
Unique kanji (used once)243
Difficulty5/10
Average sentence length14.1
VNDB avg. rating8.6
VNDB rating count170
VNDB
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Cover of Hana no No ni Saku Utakata no
Visual novel
Hana no No ni Saku Utakata no
Length (in words)260107
Unique words11863
Unique words (used once)4529
Unique words (used once %)38%
Unique kanji1941
Unique kanji (used once)233
Difficulty5/10
Average sentence length15.7
VNDB avg. rating7.9
VNDB rating count92
VNDB
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Cover of Hanachirasu
Visual novel
Hanachirasu
Length (in words)66376
Unique words9981
Unique words (used once)5099
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji2094
Unique kanji (used once)402
Difficulty8/10
Average sentence length18.8
VNDB avg. rating7.2
VNDB rating count1081
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Cover of Hanachirutani Sanjinkou
Visual novel
Hanachirutani Sanjinkou
Length (in words)247641
Unique words18140
Unique words (used once)7093
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji2942
Unique kanji (used once)393
Difficulty10/10
Average sentence length31.4
VNDB avg. rating7.8
VNDB rating count18
VNDB
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Cover of Hanahira!
Visual novel
Hanahira!
Length (in words)18530
Unique words2718
Unique words (used once)1375
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji941
Unique kanji (used once)293
Difficulty1/10
Average sentence length11.4
VNDB avg. rating5.4
VNDB rating count329
VNDB
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Cover of Hapymaher
Visual novel
Hapymaher
Length (in words)441688
Unique words13023
Unique words (used once)4709
Unique words (used once %)36%
Unique kanji1928
Unique kanji (used once)248
Difficulty5/10
Average sentence length18.1
VNDB avg. rating7.5
VNDB rating count1017
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Cover of Haruka ni Aogi, Uruwashi no
Visual novel
Haruka ni Aogi, Uruwashi no
Length (in words)631099
Unique words22412
Unique words (used once)7609
Unique words (used once %)33%
Unique kanji2488
Unique kanji (used once)256
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length13.4
VNDB avg. rating7.7
VNDB rating count162
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Cover of Harumade, Kururu.
Visual novel
Harumade, Kururu.
Length (in words)233060
Unique words10643
Unique words (used once)4116
Unique words (used once %)38%
Unique kanji1902
Unique kanji (used once)244
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length15.3
VNDB avg. rating7.7
VNDB rating count194
VNDB
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Cover of Hatsukoi Yohou.
Visual novel
Hatsukoi Yohou.
Length (in words)244526
Unique words11296
Unique words (used once)4418
Unique words (used once %)39%
Unique kanji1816
Unique kanji (used once)251
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length14.1
VNDB avg. rating6.9
VNDB rating count20
VNDB
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Cover of Hatsuyuki Sakura
Visual novel
Hatsuyuki Sakura
Length (in words)223959
Unique words13159
Unique words (used once)5414
Unique words (used once %)41%
Unique kanji1955
Unique kanji (used once)274
Difficulty5/10
Average sentence length12.2
VNDB avg. rating8.2
VNDB rating count603
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Cover of Hello Lady!
Visual novel
Hello Lady!
Length (in words)461588
Unique words22653
Unique words (used once)8035
Unique words (used once %)35%
Unique kanji2669
Unique kanji (used once)253
Difficulty6/10
Average sentence length15.8
VNDB avg. rating8.1
VNDB rating count281
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Cover of Hen Koi ≒ Kuro Rekishi
Visual novel
Hen Koi ≒ Kuro Rekishi
Length (in words)206208
Unique words10767
Unique words (used once)4508
Unique words (used once %)41%
Unique kanji1882
Unique kanji (used once)296
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length12.3
VNDB avg. rating7.0
VNDB rating count17
VNDB
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Cover of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
Visual novel
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
Length (in words)1032480
Unique words28892
Unique words (used once)8742
Unique words (used once %)30%
Unique kanji2618
Unique kanji (used once)202
Difficulty6/10
Average sentence length17.9
VNDB avg. rating8.5
VNDB rating count4671
VNDBSteam
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Cover of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna
Visual novel
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna
Length (in words)395203
Unique words20759
Unique words (used once)7718
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji2481
Unique kanji (used once)263
Difficulty6/10
Average sentence length18.7
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Cover of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Matsuri
Visual novel
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Matsuri
Length (in words)384661
Unique words20537
Unique words (used once)7831
Unique words (used once %)38%
Unique kanji2399
Unique kanji (used once)232
Difficulty6/10
Average sentence length18.7
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Cover of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sui - Hajisarashi-hen
Visual novel
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sui - Hajisarashi-hen
Length (in words)9873
Unique words2250
Unique words (used once)1332
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji948
Unique kanji (used once)338
Difficulty3/10
Average sentence length17.4
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Cover of Himawari no Kyoukai to Nagai Natsuyasumi
Visual novel
Himawari no Kyoukai to Nagai Natsuyasumi
Length (in words)374966
Unique words16662
Unique words (used once)6178
Unique words (used once %)37%
Unique kanji2238
Unique kanji (used once)258
Difficulty4/10
Average sentence length14.0
VNDB avg. rating7.9
VNDB rating count181
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