Japanese by Example
Learning through examples in manga

Manga Frequency Lists

My preferred method of learning new vocabulary words is to focus on the highest frequency words in the manga I’m reading.

This page includes frequency lists for various manga series.

Methodology

The frequency lists include only nouns, adjectives, and verbs.

Stats are based only on these words if they appear in a dictionary.

Currently, any names that match a dictionary entry are included in stats.

Stats may include words from copyright and advertisement pages, as these may not currently be filtered out.

I don’t know what I’d like to have for stats, so for now I’m putting stats similar to what JPDB uses.

Frequency lists

These lists are for series I have either completed (in which case the lists are complete) or I am currently reading (in which case the lists will be added to over time).

The following lists are for series that I may or may not read in the future. These lists are based on a free trial period volumes. These manga have furigana.

The following lists are for series that I may or may not read in the future. These lists are based on a free trial period volumes. These manga do not have furigana.

Migaku frequency lists

I have manga frequency lists formatted for use with the Migaku Browser Extension.

These are stored on GitHub:

https://github.com/ChristopherFritz/Migaku