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Characters improve themselves or the world around them

Manga with themes like politics, action (specially with levels or other ways that evolves them over time), kingdom building and other situations where you feel like the main character's power is growing. They can get vassals, raise levels, build new things, among other possibilities. It's not for manga where the character's powers remain constant and only the situation changes, such as facing several enemies without becoming stronger, or having a romance without dominating society, scheming or something like that.
1 7th Time Loop: The Villainess Enjoys a Carefree Life Married to Her Worst Enemy!

7th Time Loop: The Villainess Enjoys a Carefree Life Married to Her Worst Enemy!

She uses her past to make the right decisions and fight off any problem. She's in the 7th life, and this time she'll be the wife of a prince and wants to loaf around and do nothing. But she's actually very skilled due to her past lifes. She knows how to treat poison from her knights due to life as pharmacist, she knows how to test and diferentiate good and bad servants and much more. Slowly, she improves the life of those around her, and changes the disasters of the future.

2 8th Circle Mage Reborn

8th Circle Mage Reborn

Character was op but died after trusting people. Now, he reincarnates as a son of a baron and grows quickly, both in power as a mage and a warrior, as well as in influence, rising in status to become a central figure of the continent.

3 20XX-nen Level-up Saigai: Kami kara Sazukarishi Arata Naru Chikara

20XX-nen Level-up Saigai: Kami kara Sazukarishi Arata Naru Chikara

Mainly personal growth. A modern world where Monsters start appearance and things like status window too.

4 A Cave King’s Road to Paradise: Climbing to the Top with My Almighty Mining Skills!

A Cave King’s Road to Paradise: Climbing to the Top with My Almighty Mining Skills!

He's been banned to an island which is basically a big rock in the middle of the sea. He has a mining skill, which he uses to get tons of stuff and even subordinates from a rich underground from the apparently useless island he was banned to. Kind of like if you were to be stranded in a island from Minecraft but then found civilizations, chests and other things underground. Slowly, he expands the island, building his own "kingdom" with many species that other humans would kill on sight, such as goblins, slimes etc.There's a big attention to interactions between the people and the main character, so growing is not the main focus

5 Accomplishments of the Duke’s Daughter

Accomplishments of the Duke’s Daughter

Duke's daughter gets unfarily framed, and thus gets sent to manage the dukedom. She uses this opportunity to grow that dukedom into a paradise, showing her skills and developing her land. Later on, she starts getting inserted into politics, making sure the prince she likes (and not the traitor who framed her) gets chosen as the future king. So there's a lot of connections being established and regional development.

6 A Flame Reborn

A Flame Reborn

From a scoundrel, he gets stronger gathers subordinates and improves his territory that will fall in the future, by using the knowdlege of his past life.

7 After Receiving the Sacred Item "Cup" That Can Only Produce Water, I Decided To Live Freely in Barren Land

After Receiving the Sacred Item "Cup" That Can Only Produce Water, I Decided To Live Freely in Barren Land

A wise person who works hard and is kind to commoners is banned from the family and given a barren land after his skill bestowement. He gained a sort of graail which can produce almost any liquid with magic power. He uses that and his knowdlege to turn that wasteland in a thriving land, by making things like water when there's a drought and medicine vials when there's a epidemic.

8 A Journey Through Another World: Raising Kids While Adventuring

A Journey Through Another World: Raising Kids While Adventuring

They start op at a low level, but get even more overpowered. They also keep growing their rank in the guild as a party. It's about a reincarnated guy with two children he picked along the way that are also op at lvl 1.

9 Akuyaku Reijou no Naka no Hito

Akuyaku Reijou no Naka no Hito

The villainess was actually a sweet girl, so when the main character possessed said villainess' body, she grows a fief, makes many allies and subordinates and gets super strong herself, to get an absolute revenge on the heroine of the story by taking everything she dreamed of away from her. Since the villainess can't get her revenge, the main character possessing her body will do it for her.

10 All-Master Necromancer

All-Master Necromancer

He secretly makes friends and grows himself, climbing the tower slowly in his second life, since in his past one he was betrayed by his friends, who don't want others to climb to the top and keep using their status in the tower as a means to control society.

11 A Modern Man Who Transmigrated Into the Murim World

A Modern Man Who Transmigrated Into the Murim World

Reincarnated in a martial arts world. Uses his modern knowdlege to make new things and get a important place in society, such as brushes and food delivery. Thus, grows by increasing profits using knowdlege

12 An Observation Log of My Fiancée Who Calls Herself a Villainess

An Observation Log of My Fiancée Who Calls Herself a Villainess

Primarily a romance story, but very interesting as it subverts the genre. It's a villainous princess that tries to act villainous but is actually cute and she has some concerns for people, so in the end though she acts as a villainess she's more like a tsundere heroine, who tries to bully the villainess with cute little pranks and asks the prince for things like to cure a plague that is coming even though she should be evil

13 Apocalyptic Chef Awakening

Apocalyptic Chef Awakening

Apocalypse happened, with monsters invading, communication means being cut off and so on. A soldier kills a monster and unlocks a chef class which give boosts with food. Now, he's regrouped with survivor soldiers and together they try to defeat the monsters while constantly growing and adapting to this new reality. Personal improvement and improvement as a group aka clan.

14 A Returner's Magic Should Be Special

A Returner's Magic Should Be Special

Character is not special in his own Powers but has good thinking, and when he goes back to the past, he uses his knowdlege to grow himself a bit more and speccially to make a huge change in his allies and defeat many key enemies before the decision day comes again

15 Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest

From someone trapped in a labyrinth, betrayed and dying, he starts using his wisdom, skills and perseverance to slowly get stronger, making some reliable allies along the way. Adapted to anime.

16 A True Doctor

A True Doctor

Character gets the knowdlege of one of the greatest surgeons in the world. Now, he's using this knowdlege to grow into one of the best doctors ever, constantly surpassing peers and plots against him

17 Auto Hunting With My Clones

Auto Hunting With My Clones

He uses clones to get more money, train, battle and live his life at the same time, making himself one of the fastest growing awakened of the world, being able to face any monster or awakened who tries to get on his way.

18 Back From The Dead To Build The Strongest Guild Of All Time

Back From The Dead To Build The Strongest Guild Of All Time

Back to the past, grows a overpowered guild to help prevent the end of the world

19 Berserk of Gluttony (2023)

Berserk of Gluttony (2023)

Character who couldn't get strong no matter what now can steal skills from people he kills.

20 Big Spender in a Busted Game

Big Spender in a Busted Game

She's already an op max level alchemist with tons of items and money, so she starts making friends and growing them since she won't be able to fight the max lvl villain alone as a supporter class.

21 Black Corporation: Joseon

Black Corporation: Joseon

Through modern knowdlege, he slowly starts developing his influence in the kingdom and improving the kingdom itself

22 Boundless Ascension

Boundless Ascension

Mainly personal growth by fighting in a modern world where martial arts meets dungeons.

23 By the Grace of the Gods

By the Grace of the Gods

Slowly improving his skills as a slime tamer. Trying to create many types of slimes, each with their own strengths, and doing new quests.

24 Call To Adventure! Defeating Dungeons With A Skill Board

Call To Adventure! Defeating Dungeons With A Skill Board

Dungeon opens in his house, in a small town, which basically only has houses and a decaying general shop where he can buy some items. He starts exploring it, getting stronger, selling resources and buying better items.

25 Captain Corinth: The Galactic Navy Officer Becomes an Adventurer

Captain Corinth: The Galactic Navy Officer Becomes an Adventurer

His space ship ends up in a planet that's a fantasy world, with beasts and magic, where his ship has no chance of repairs. He explores the new world and eventually decides to conquer it, though taking step by step (first, making a guild, then becoming a baron, making a solid futuristic base, only later taking over nations). The idea is to develop the world as much as possible to prevent it from being taken over by alien bugs such as one of his last planets was.

26 Cheating My Way through a Different World with my Tablet to Live a Comfortable Life

Cheating My Way through a Different World with my Tablet to Live a Comfortable Life

He gets a tablet that lets him purchase things, tame animals, cook, make potions and much more. Through time, he keeps working to strive as a adventurer, potion maker and in other areas, constantly upgrading and leveling up. Average amount of improvement.

27 Chounin A wa Akuyaku Reijou wo Doushitemo Sukuitai

Chounin A wa Akuyaku Reijou wo Doushitemo Sukuitai

He reincarnates as a poor random villager child in a game and uses his knowdlege to get stronger, so that later on, he can save his favorite character, a duke's daughter who will be unfairly framed by the prince in a set date. The right and wrong person are decided in a duel, so he plans to win in her stead against the prince and the prince's friends.

28 Chronicles of an Aristocrat Reborn in Another World

Chronicles of an Aristocrat Reborn in Another World

Though Cain himself is overpowered, he starts as a noble's son, but develops his social status, his connections and his lands. Adapted to anime.

29 Circle Zero's Otherworldly Hero Business :Re

Circle Zero's Otherworldly Hero Business :Re

Sexist Guy reincarnated as a Second daughter from a Noble family. Part of the manga is trying to grow her status in the house, while part is in the academy, trying to get respect and a partner she can count on

30 Cleric of Decay

Cleric of Decay

Char grows but it's very action-oriented though, lots of fighting and medium amounts of making comrades and gaining power from souls he kills as a wandering priest who starts with the hardest settings.

31 Climbing a Tower Which Even Regressors Couldn't Conquer

Climbing a Tower Which Even Regressors Couldn't Conquer

In his effort to climb the tower and save humanity, he keeps getting stronger. His ex girlfriend is the one who regressed in time when humanity failed to conquer the tower. She gives him tips on what he should do or avoid doing, but he has to figure things out by himself most of the time.

32 Crown Prince Sells Medicine

Crown Prince Sells Medicine

Improving as a medic and increasing his lifespan as a reward from saving others. In the process, he also goes from a trash prince to someone who is strong and loved by all

33 Demon Devourer

Demon Devourer

Boy who couldn't use Magic and is a Duke from a fallen demon Hunter family recovers the prestige of his family, makes good relationships with powerful friend and finds a way to become increasingly stronger

34 Demoted to a Teacher, the Strongest Sage Raises an Unbeatable Class

Demoted to a Teacher, the Strongest Sage Raises an Unbeatable Class

No personal improvement (he's strong from the start), but raising a class of op mages for the future of humanity, since he didn't get the chance to shine due to politics and corruption. Since he couldn't solve everything by himself, he''ll create a whole class of overpowered mages.

35 Descended from Divinity

Descended from Divinity

Growing specially as a noble, making subordinates and expanding his domains. He is op from start, since he's the reincarnation of someone who ruled the world of Murim, but he starts as a rascal son of a baron and works his way towards becoming someone with a constantly increasing status, even making his own nation.

36 Doctor Player

Doctor Player

Mainly his growth as a doctor that's trying to apply modern medicine in a fantasy world that relies solely in healing magic, which can only cure certain conditions. For instance, it can't 'cure' someone that's choking. He gets points and can use these points to learn new medical procedures or magical skills (such as a small fire for cauterizing wounds).

37 Doom Breaker

Doom Breaker

The last human goes back in time and focuses into growing himself and building a team to fight demon worshipers as well as kill all dragons (demon god's servants) before the demon god is reincarnated again.

38 Doomsday for All: Me, Virus Monarch

Doomsday for All: Me, Virus Monarch

Improves each time he absorves new viruses or infected people

39 Doomsday Sword God

Doomsday Sword God

He had a rough life and couldn't rise as high as others, even though he had the highest potential. He gets to go back to the past and now he'll get stronger insanely fast, changing the grim future.

40 Dragon-Devouring Mage

Dragon-Devouring Mage

He starts again, after a life where he ended loosing everything and working as a mercenary. Now, he's got the oportunity to grow his power and specially his magic, by doing quests and receiving reward from a game-like system

41 Dream Life: Yume no Isekai Seikatsu

Dream Life: Yume no Isekai Seikatsu

Reincarnated as a son of a countryside lord, uses his modern knowdlege and trains himself to become able (both as a noble with good subordinates and lands, as well as a strong person) to protect the girl who's the hope of humanity, that'll arrive in two years.

42 Duke Pendragon: Master of the White Dragon

Duke Pendragon: Master of the White Dragon

OP soldier who fought his whole life goes back in time, but this time he reincarnates as a timid duke. Now, with knowdlege of the future and of many battles, power from a major noble house and personal strength, he can grow his dukedom and fight the evil that's secretly spreading in some regions of the empire, while at the same time trying to make a land where it's good for the common people to live.

43 Dungeon Dive: Aim for the Deepest Level

Dungeon Dive: Aim for the Deepest Level

Not a main thing, but it's important, as there is game elements and an effort to get to the last level of the labyrinth, so that he has a chance of going home, since the last level is said to grant any wish.
44 Dungeon Reset

Dungeon Reset

Starts with nothing and almost dies in a trap, but rises slowly after becoming a bugged out character in the dungeon. Now, when the dungeon resets, he doesn't resets. He also finds there are places that aren't marked as part of the dungeon tower (such as underground) and he can use these to build shelters and many other things. He develops lots of skills, companions and other things that progressively make him stronger, even though he's initially from a support class with a purify skill, with no significant damage and doomed to die.

45 Easygoing Territory Defense by the Optimistic Lord: Production Magic Turns a Nameless Village into the Strongest Fortified City

Easygoing Territory Defense by the Optimistic Lord: Production Magic Turns a Nameless Village into the Strongest Fortified City

Improving territory, raising his domains without getting stronger himself

46 Eroge Tensei: Unmei ni Aragau Kinbuta Kizoku no Funtouki

Eroge Tensei: Unmei ni Aragau Kinbuta Kizoku no Funtouki

From a piggy lord banned to a frontier estate and fated to die, he starts training himself and changing the opinions of those around him

47 Everyone Regressed Except Me

Everyone Regressed Except Me

Improves personally and gets a few allies. While every player/hunter managed to regress their memories to the past, the main character did not, gaining a special skill instead, where he has no memory from the next 10 years but gets a status point every time he changes the future, allowing him to be stronger and stronger due to the butterfly effect. Almost anything he does is changing the future. Still, since almost everyone knows the future, many unexpected things keep happening.

48 Failure Frame: I Became the Strongest and Annihilated Everything With Low-Level Spells

Failure Frame: I Became the Strongest and Annihilated Everything With Low-Level Spells

Growing his lvl and skills, gathering new things for his journey to get his revenge against a godess that thought his skills were useless and threw him away from civilization unlike the other summoned.

49 From Leveling Up the Hero to Leveling Up a Nation

From Leveling Up the Hero to Leveling Up a Nation

Character grows loyal followers and his lands. He's got skills that can help others grow, so he leaves the hero's party (where there's little he can do to support their growth) and starts employing his skills in a whole precarious region he acquired.

50 GATE: Where the JSDF Fought

GATE: Where the JSDF Fought

A dimensional gate opened in Japan, where enemy knights came from. They were quickly subdued with modern weapons, and now Japan's army goes into the other world to explore, establish relations (for food, oil etc) and peacify any threats to them. Making allies and erradicating opposition using helicopters, rifles and more. Adapted to anime.

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