Top 12 Light Novels Where Main Character Controls Time

Who wouldn’t prefer a Time manipulation novel? I love time-related novels. If there is an intelligent main character with time manipulation skills, that would be even more amazing.

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The novels are listed in random order.

1. Power and Wealth

Power and Wealth web novel


An accident let him have a special ability to turn back time up to 1 minute. When he said the wrong things in front of his leader, he was able to return back to 1 minute before to correct what he said. During jade stone gambling and there was no jade inside, he turns back time to pick another stone. When the woman he likes met an accident, he can return back to 1 minute before to save her…… A small fry’s rise through the ranks of the government service starts……

What you will get:

The main character trying to rank higher in politics while catching girls.

Read: TranslationNoob(300+ chapters ongoing)

2. Top Quality beauty Cultivation System

Top quality beauty system chinese novel


Pausing time, turning back time, reversing times of specific objects/person, and even predicting the future…

Taking advantage now that Su Lin has control of time within his grasp. Being able to stop time; can dodge incoming attacks and avoid mishaps, Su Lin is steered clear of harm’s way. Reversing time; can forever never regret, any need to overthink when acting. Inverting the time of a specific object/person; can repair any object and heal any person, Su Lin becomes a miracle doctor. Predicting the future; can hide from natural disasters, can buy the winning lottery tickets and stocks, listening to Su Lin is always right.

What will you get:

Main character trying to win a lot of girls and a lot of ecchi and adult scenes.

Read: Evilations(80+ chapters ongoing)

3. Immortal Devil Transformation

immortal devil transformation wuxiaworld


Sixty Years ago, one middle aged man brought a Qilin that looked like a pug and a mandarin duck that looked exactly like a duck, walking into the Imperial City of the Central Plains for the first time.

That year, this middle aged man crossed the Mountains and Seas Ridge, passed through the Four Seasons Plain and walked into Qingluan Academy.

Sixty Years later, Lin Xi sat on an old carriage, starting from Deerwood Village, he passed half the Yun Qin Empire and went straight north, going to Qingluan Academy…

This is a story involving the honor of an Empire, of loyalty and betrayal, involving youth and hot blood, involving a young man with a different perspective of the world, and a strong cultivating academy.

What will you get:

Best adventures and actions with the intellectual main character. Highly Recommended

Read: WuxiaWorld(500+ chapters ongoing)

4. 48 hours a day

48 hours a day chinese web novel


Growing up with eccentric materialist parents, who left him in the care of his grandfather for a job overseas, Zhang Heng had learned to adapt and be unfettered by the oddities and challenges in life. But he would soon learn the baffling truth about the world he thought he knew when one day at midnight, time froze and he found himself in a world so quiet and still it was deafening. That night, he discovered that he had 24 hours more than everybody else and thus, marked the beginning of his adventures. The mysteries surrounding his newfound ability only deepened when a strange old man claimed to have given Zhang Heng that ‘gift of time’ and recruited the young man to participate in a cryptic ‘life-changing’ game on his behalf. Little did Zhang Heng know that accepting those terms meant embroiling himself in many versions of reality and exposing himself to the hidden secrets of the world—a decision he could never undo.

What will you get:

Exciting Adventures and actions, gripping mysteries, and an intelligent main character. Highly Recommend

Read: Webnovel(500+ chapters ongoing)

5. The Villainess Turns The Hourglass

villainess turns the hourglass Korean web novel


With the marriage of her prostitute mother to the Count, Aria’s status in society skyrocketed immediately. After leading a life of luxury, Aria unfairly meets death because of her sister Mielle’s schemes. And right before she dies, she sees an hourglass fall as if it were a fantasy. And just like that, she was miraculously brought back to the past.

“I want to become a very elegant person, just like my sister, Mielle.”

In order to face the villainess, she must become an even more wicked villainess. This was the new path Aria chose to take revenge on Mielle who murdered both her and her mother.

What will you get:

Revenge, Schemes, and Conspiracies, with a manipulative female protagonist and a cute love story. Highly Recommended

Read: Webnovel(Completed)

6. My Reality is a Romance Game

my reality is a romance game japanese novel


Ordinary NEET Hasegawa Ryou discovered that his reality had turned completely into a Romance Gameworld as soon as he woke up. Thus he sets out to capture his targets with his freely usable “Save & Load” and “Item” abilities. But it turns out that what he got involved with, was a life-risking game with very dangerous women to capture!

What will you get:

Mystery, Romance, and evil yandere

Read: Hinjakuhonyaku (25+ chapters Ongoing)

7. Re:Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

Rezero novel japanese novel


Suddenly, high school student Subaru Natsuki has been summoned to another world on the way back from the convenience store. With the biggest crisis of his life being summoned to another world, and with no sign of the one who summoned him, things become even worse when he is attacked.

But when he is saved by a mysterious, silver-haired girl with a fairy cat, Subaru attempts to return the favor by helping her track down something that was stolen from her. When they finally manage to get a clue, Subaru and the girl are attacked and killed by someone.

Subaru then awakens in the place he was summoned and notices he gained the ability “Returns by Death” and has become a helpless boy that only has the ability to rewind time to a certain point by dying.

Beyond the despair, can he save the girl from the fate of death?

What you will get:

An outstanding story with a miserable main character trying to live a good life in another world surrounded by miserable and insane side characters. Overwhelmingly Recommended

Read: Amazon | ThingsfromAnotherWorld

Watch Anime: Amazon (2 seasons)

8. Reverend Insanity

reverend insanity best Chinese novel


A story of a villain, Fang Yuan who was reborn 500 years into the past with the Spring Autumn Cicada he painstakingly refined. With his profound wisdom, battle, and life experiences, he seeks to overcome his foes with skill and wit! Ruthless and amoral, he has no need to hold back as he pursues his ultimate goals. In a world of cruelty where one cultivates using Gu – magical creatures of the world – Fang Yuan must rise up above all with his own power.

What will you get:

An Extremely well-written plot with evil, cruel manipulative main characters. Read it right now!

Read: Webnovel(2100+ chapters)

9. NEET Receives a Dating Sim Game Leveling System

neet receives a dating sim simulator leveling system chinese web novel


A 30-year-old Chinese NEET is reincarnated into the body of an otaku that choked to death on instant noodles. As he comes to grips with his new life, he realizes that this world is subtly different from Earth. The denizens of this world are far better looking, and this new world also possesses futuristic technology as well as mysterious Yin Yang masters!
After reincarnating, he realized that he was endowed with a miraculous game-like system, which enables him to increase his own stats and transcend the limits of the human body. This system even has a game-breaking ability to save and load in real life!

What will you get:

A slow-paced story with mysteries, romance, and action.

Read: Webnovel(842 hiatus)

10. Kidnapped Dragons

Kidnapped dragons korean novel


A certain story of a regressor, that became the guardian of baby dragons.

What to expect:

Haven’t read the story

Read: RainingTL(20+ chapters)

11. Mother of learning

Mother of Learning


Time is something Zorian, a teenage mage of humble birth and slightly above-average skill is about to get plenty of. On the eve of the Cyoria’s annual summer festival, he is killed and brought back to the beginning of the month, just before he was about to take a train to Cyoria. Suddenly trapped in a time loop with no clear end or exit, Zorian will have to look both within and without to unravel the mystery before him.

What to except:

A well detailed plot with a lot of mysteries. Recommended

Read: Amazon(audiobook) Royalroad

12. SSS-Class Suicide Hunter


I want an S-Rank skill too! I want it so badly, I could die for it!

[You have awakened an S-Rank skill.] [But it only works when you die.]

What to expect:

Dropped it. The start was so bad. I hated the main character’s childish personality.

Read: Woopread(80+ chapters Ongoing)

These are all the time manipulation novels that I liked. What do you think about the novels on the list?

Which is your favorite time manipulation novel? Comment down below.

I hope I didn’t miss any top novels.

Thanks for reading.

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