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15+ Anime Where The MC Builds A Kingdom (Recommendations)

You can imagine how difficult building a country from scratch can be, so be ready to find many unique geniuses in this recommendation list.

Schemes, complicated strategies, military tactics, and traps. YYou will find in those anime the most mind-blowing plans a person can come up with.

You’ll also have your share of bloodshed and sad backstories along the way so look forward to it.

 

KINGDOM-BUILDING ANIME (RECOMMENDATIONS)

 

16. Alderamin on the Sky

Alderamin On The Sky

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Kingdom-Building
Character Writing
Plot
Animation
Total
12/20
6/10
6/10
5/10
29/50

 Ikta Solork is the most carefree and relaxed character you may ever encounter. His laziness is truly a shame since his mind is a treasure trove.

He is an amazing strategist, a military genius, and an incomparable leader full of confidence. He has guts and courage, nothing scares him, not even pain or death.

His country is in a big pinch, its influence is declining by the day, it’s getting more corrupt by the second, and the Emperor is no better than a puppet. And yet, he had no intention of helping it until he was forcibly dragged into the conflict and caught the eyes of the Princess.

This was the order that she gave him: “Rise to the top of the Imperial Army and change this country from its core. Lose the war in a way to maintain enough power to keep our traditions safe. Absorb the culture and economics of our enemies to purify the empire and by doing so save this country”.

 

15. Kingdom

Kingdom

Genres: Action

Kingdom-Building
Character Writing
Plot
Animation
Total
13/20
6/10
6/10
5/10
30/50

 Over the centuries, China saw many kingdoms rise to power and then fall into oblivion. Each of those kingdoms left it into the hands of the next generation to make their country prosper or to claim back their wavering power.

In the end, only 7 kingdoms remained and an era of war and bloodshed began. In this war ravished world, two orphans seek power, they seek the title of “Great General of the Heavens” so they can fix their country and unite all of China with their own hands.

The future of all of China is now in the hands of two kids who lost everything in the war and yet still have hope for their beautiful home.

 

14. Rising of the Shield Hero

The Rising Of Shield hero

Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Kingdom-Building
Character Writing
Plot
Animation
Total
12/20
6/10
6/10
6/10
30/50

 Melromarc is in imminent danger. The Waves of Catastrophe are unleashing endless hordes of terrifying monsters on its people and they do not have the power to fight back.

The Legend said that only Heroes summoned from another world can save them. With no other option than to rely on this information, the summoning ritual began.

Four teenagers appeared before them and each of them was entrusted with a Legendary Weapon thus the Spear, Sword, Bow, and Shield came to be.

They were all worshiped by the people except the Shield, our MC, Naofumi Iwatani who had been deemed useless and yet, the Shield was the only one determined to help them.

He was eventually betrayed by his only comrade, the Princess of Melromarc, and was accused of abusing her.

The Shield left the royal palace and set out alone. On his journey, he met multiple people, people who put their trust in him after witnessing the extent of his kindness.

As a reward for all the good deeds that he achieved, he was given by the fair Queen a land, that land became his dominion, and people from all around the world moved to live under his rule.

 

13. Log Horizon

Log Horizon

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Kingdom-Building
Character Writing
Plot
Animation
Total
13/20
7/10
6/10
6/10
32/50

 The most popular MMORPG right now is called Elder Tale. People from all around the world are playing it so you can imagine the huge number of players they have. All of them without any exception suddenly woke up inside the game in the bodies of their respective avatars. All of these players were transported to a game world.

It was pure chaos since they now had to live and “play” together as their own life depended on it. They need money, they need to eat, sleep and work just like in real life.

So of course, they need rules and regulations to guide them. Shiroe, the genius strategist, took the reins and started building from the ground up a government system.

They now have a town, each guild has respective jobs, they started improving technology, set up a commerce system, and they subsist just like a small country now.

 

12. Code Geass

Code Geass

Genres: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Kingdom-Building
Character Writing
Plot
Animation
Total
14/20
7/10
7/10
7/10
35/50

 Lelouch Lamperouge was the Prince of Britannia. Due to a certain turn of events, he and his sister Nunally were thrown out of the family and stripped of their names.

They now live as normal high schoolers. They live a happy life, however, that peaceful happy life is nowhere near enough for the genius Prince Lelouch who only wants revenge and to once and for all, make a world where Nunally can be safe.

That unfair country ruled by nobles and royalty is a disgrace. That unfair country that only favors the strong is a monstrosity. His blind and paralyzed sister will stand no chance of survival in that world where animals pretending to be human are at each other’s throats.

There is no need for a country as broken as this one, thus, with the help of his Geass, an omnipotent power that was granted to him by C.C., he will destroy the current world and build one anew.

 

11. Amagi Brilliant Park

Amagi Brilliant Park

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Kingdom-Building
Character Writing
Plot
Animation
Total
15/20
8/10
7/10
8/10
38/50

 Amagi Brilliant Park isn’t your usual park, see, the employees there come from Maple Land, a magical country where fairies and stuffed toys are real people.

They made that park their home and have been working hard to put huge smiles on each human that come to visit. Unfortunately, Amagi Brilliant Park is now outdated and that place is nothing like it used to be.

It’s dirty, dilapidated, and almost out of funds. Plus, they just got hit with the news, if they don’t manage to attract 500,000 customers, they are gonna have to shut down and return to Maple Land.

Desperate, they sought the help of a genius but narcissistic high schooler, Seiya Kanie. His job is to bring back the park to its former glory, and rebuild from scratch the kingdom of the Maple Landers. In just 3 months, I might add.

 

10. Magi: Adventure of Sinbad

magi 2016

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Kingdom-Building
Character Writing
Plot
Animation
Total
16/20
8/10
8/10
8/10
40/50

 Dungeons suddenly started popping up all around the world. They are mysterious places filled with magnificent sights and horrifying monsters.

Up till now, no one ever made it back alive, no one until Sinbad showed up. Sinbad was a special child from the moment he was born, he was believed to be the “Child of Destiny“.

He ventured into the Dungeon and the Guardian Gin became his servant thus acquiring immense power, the “power of a king”, as well as endless riches.

From this moment forth, Sinbad continued to conquer Dungeon after Dungeon, amassing more and more strength so he can one day, build his own country.

He is now known as the most powerful man in the world and the only human that managed to make the 7 Gins fall under his command. His country? Of course, he got it, and it’s thriving, I just hope it stays that way.

 

9. High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even in Another World!

high school prodigies have it easy in another world

Genres: Fantasy

Kingdom-Building
Character Writing
Plot
Animation
Total
17/20
8/10
8/10
8/10
41/50

 Seven prodigies are currently boarding a plane. Each of them also specialize in a certain field of study, business, journalism, science, medicine, martial arts, politics…

A disturbance made their plane crash. Everyone got out of it safe, however, when they stepped foot outside, they immediately realized that they were no longer on Earth, they were transported to another world.

The locals in a small village welcomed them, took care of them, and showed them unparalleled hospitality without asking anything in return. So when they got into a bit of trouble with the government, they took it as the opportunity to pay them back.

So in short, to take them out of the pinch, they are gonna have to claim the country for themselves. It’s just very annoying to see them doing so with such ease.

 

8. Dr. Stone

Dr. Stone

Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Kingdom-Building
Character Writing
Plot
Animation
Total
18/20
8/10
8/10
8/10
42/50

 Senku is a man of science, he’s a total genius and he is still in high school. One day, a bright green light engulfed the entire world and all of humanity turned to stone.

3000 years into the future, the first human who managed to break free from his shell of stone was Senku. He woke up in a world deprived of any kind of technology, the world reverted back to its natural origins.

However, Senku did not give up on humanity nor the modern world that he cherishes, his dream is still to go to space and it hasn’t changed. First step, found out how he was able to wake up. The solution to that question gave him the elixir that can unpetrify the statues. Step two, save all humanity and work with the smartest brains to modernize, although I do believe the smartest one is already up. He’s definitely a Genius MC.

 

7. How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom

How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom

Genres: Action, Fantasy, Romance

Kingdom-Building
Character Writing
Plot
Animation
Total
18/20
9/10
8/10
8/10
43/50

 Kazuya Souma was summoned to another world as the Hero that will save the kingdom. However, how to put it, his role is a bit unusual since the governors decided to sell him to another country in exchange for protection.

Kazuna wasn’t really happy about that, I mean they robbed him of his life and are planning to use him as a negotiation tool, how inconsiderate can they be?!

Well, he used his brain, struck a deal, and promised them to rebuild the country so it is strong enough to defend itself without the help of anyone.

Using only administrative reforms he quickly achieved his goal, married the princess, and became king, and believe it or not, this is where the fun begins.

 

6. The Genius Prince’s Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt

Genres: Comedy, Fantasy

Kingdom-Building
Character Writing
Plot
Animation
Total
19/20
9/10
8/10
8/10
44/50

 Natra is on the verge of bankruptcy and it’s up to the Crown Prince, Wein Salema Arbalest, to get it back up on its feet.

Yes, it’s an extremely difficult task but not for him really. He’s kind of a genius both in terms of politics and military tactics. However, those are facts that he desperately wants to keep secret.

Why is that? Because he is just super lazy. All he wants is to increase the value of the country for a little while, sell it to the highest bidder, and retire to go on a never-ending vacation with the money.

He didn’t change his mind about that, it’s just that each of his schemes works so well that he ends up in unbelievable situations with people more important than the others.

 

5. The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me?

The 8th Son Are You Kidding Me

Genres: Action, Fantasy

Kingdom-Building
Character Writing
Plot
Animation
Total
19/20
9/10
9/10
8/10
45/50

 He was a 25 years old company worker called Shingo Ichinomiya. He reincarnated as the 6 years old 8th son of a noble family that lost both its status and money. Let me add that he is now living in a fantasy world where magic is a common thing. Imagine getting reincarnated as a child.

Determined to achieve much more during his second life, he is working on both climbing up the hierarchy ranks and becoming filthy rich. A goal that should not be too difficult to reach thanks to his incredible magical prowesses.

His plan went a little overboard and he ended up with much more than he bargained for.

 

4. TSUKIMICHI -Moonlit Fantasy

tsukimichi moonlit fantasy

Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Kingdom-Building
Character Writing
Plot
Animation
Total
20/20
9/10
9/10
8/10
46/50

 Makoto Misumi’s parents’ stroke a deal with a goddess. When their son was born, she took him into her realm and made him a Hero. Upon meeting him, she was disgusted by his appearance, he was hideous.

She can’t possibly give the title of Hero to a creature as ugly as she is so she changed her mind, gave him the ability to comprehend all languages except the human one, and shipped him out to the edge of her dominion where no human resides.

Makoto awakened incredible magical and physical abilities. His power was unimaginable. Every inhabitant he came across was mesmerized by him and idolized him.

Before he knew it he had followers here to help him build a country where they can all live together in serenity.

3. Overlord

overlord

Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Kingdom-Building
Character Writing
Plot
Animation
Total
20/20
9/10
9/10
9/10
47/50

 Momonga was supposed to be nothing more than an incredibly strong avatar that managed to build his own dominion inside one of the most popular VR games, Yggdrasil.

However, the day the game was shutting down forever, something happened to the owner of Momonga. The time limit was breached and yet he was still in the game. What’s even weirder is that it feels so very real!

Oh my god, how can that be? He is now his avatar in the flesh. He has now to manage his domain himself. Ah and also he has to get out of here. Good thing he has subordinates to do all that work for him.

 

2. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Kingdom-Building
Character Writing
Plot
Animation
Total
20/20
9/10
10/10
10/10
49/50

 When he was a human, he was murdered on the streets. His soul traveled worlds and he woke up in the body of an overpowered slime that was given the name, Rimuru.

Rimuru who was supposed to be a kin of the weakest species yields unimaginable power, too many to count really. His aura says it all by itself.

When he got out of the cave he woke up in, he found a Goblin village and he saved it thus becoming its chief.

Before his eyes, that small village began to grow and grow and grow and now it turned into a legitimate country whose goal is to let humans, as well as monsters, live together in harmony.

 

1. The Heroic Legend of Arslan

Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Kingdom-Building
Character Writing
Plot
Animation
Total
20/20
10/10
10/10
10/10
50/50

 Arslan was supposed to be the next Crown Prince of Pars. However, his country was suddenly attacked by its neighbors and their invasion was successful. Arlan barely made it out alive thanks to his loyal servant, Daryun

Now on the run, Arlan realized that he had lost everything he cherished and set his mind on getting it back.

He went on a journey to rally companions and through his righteous hearts, he touched many. By his side, you can now find a genius strategist, an unbeatable soldier, a genius marksman and so many trustworthy followers who are all ready to give their lives for him.

Their goal: reclaim Pars and make sure that Prince Arlan gets his hands on the throne.

 

Conclusion

It was so very difficult to rank those amazing Anime. In terms of kingdom building, wits, and creativity, they all have the potential to win first place.

They are all masterpieces that probably took a lot of brain-picking for the authors to come up with such amazing stratagems and unbelievable conspiracies.