I Came Back but the World is Still a Fantasy!?


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When a boy coincidentally fell into a dimension hole, what awaited him was a world of sword and magic.

Two years of tragedies, wars, and schemes, passed until he was finally able to return to Earth.

But when he came back, the world was no longer the same.

A new world with advanced technology, Garesto, was now trading with Earth, leading to a complete overhaul of Earth’s technology.

In the long years that have passed and the great changes that have occurred, his family was not left untouched.

His parents were now divorced. His siblings were now strangers. And all his friends were now gone.

He who possessed otherworldly power and knowledge hid himself for various reasons. But though he was able to somehow pull the wool over the world’s eyes, there were still those who noticed him.

This is a tale that came to be because of a boy who came back home.


Frequently Asked Questions

1. In what order should I read this?

Read it from the oldest release until the newest one. This story is NOT written in CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER, and is meant to be read according to the RELEASE ORDER.

2. What do the numbers AA-BB mean in the titles?

They mean Time Axis-Act.

E.g., 03-01 happens after all the 02-BB, but before 03-02.

02-02 means that there’s a 02-01 chapter.

This also means that 05-00 happens in the far later.

NOTE: The first six releases are PROLOGUES, main chapters start from the seventh release onwards.

I Came Back but the World is Still a Fantasy!? average rating 4.2/5 - 147 user ratings
Associated Names
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I Came Back but the World is Still a Fantasy!?
Kaettekite mo Fantasy!?
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Latest Release

Date Group Release
03/13/18 Neo Translations c03-16 part5
03/13/18 Neo Translations c03-16 part4
03/03/18 Neo Translations c03-16 part3
02/25/18 Neo Translations c03-16 part2
02/24/18 Neo Translations c03-16 part1
02/18/18 Neo Translations c03-15 part3
02/17/18 Neo Translations c03-15 part2
02/11/18 Neo Translations c03-15 part1
02/04/18 Neo Translations c03-14 part3
02/03/18 Neo Translations c03-14 part2
01/28/18 Neo Translations c03-14 part1
01/27/18 Neo Translations c03-13 part4
01/21/18 Neo Translations c03-13 part3
01/20/18 Neo Translations c03-13 part2
01/14/18 Neo Translations c03-13 part1
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Aure94100 rated it
August 22, 2016
Status: v2c6
Hum... how to explain ?

The concept... the story is really good... interesting.

BUT the author has no skill as a writer. Don't misunderstand me, this isn't unreadable or it wouldn't be translated, but the author just doesn't know how to manage his own story and his own writing style. It's like a mix of styles where he tries to create something but ultimately... fails.

He wants to manage each chapter in a non-chronological way because he wants to give his story a more mysterious and professional feeling I suppose... but it just... more>> doesn't work at all. It's only confusing for readers. And he constantly change his POVs making sometimes the story unreadable.

Well, this novel has a serious potential but the writing process is a complete mess. <<less
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Nakiami rated it
April 3, 2016
Status: --
This novel has an interesting twist on the transported to a fantasy world genre. For those who like protagonists that actually have a personality, and at least act like a human, this is for you. Sure, he’s OP, he doesn’t feel unreasonable or 2D like other protangonists.

It would be awesome if some one or some group picked this novel up.
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Fluffums rated it
January 15, 2018
Status: --
Are the people who gave this five stars reading the same novel as me?

They call the protagonist realistic, but I don't consider it realistic to think "I don't want to stand out" and then not pay attention to other people at all? The protagonist has a ridiculous amount of arrogance you wouldn't expect from someone who's been through several tragedies (as suggested by the prologue). It's also really weird to think "I'm here to investigate" and not show any interest in anything beyond randomly going "whoa" at technology or hairstyles.

It... more>> comes off as a chuunibyou trying to be Tatsuya from The Irregular At Magic High School without the smarts, the looks, the family connections, the business connections, the military connections, a reason for acting apathetic, or the little sister. Oh, and he's probably not as talented as Tatsuya either; I haven't read to any fights yet because after the prologue there's at least 10 chapters of "I'm trying to fit in by acting literally the opposite way everyone else reacts to everything and not noticing because I only ever look at people's hair, and I'm so bored even though everything here is new and amazing to me."

The only reason I gave 2 stars is that the opening was decent and there's an expectation they'll return to that, but... Well, the author kinda glazed over the adventure and tragedy and dived headfirst into "high school is so boring, sigh..." so it's hard to say if it's worthwhile trudging through that at all. Maybe there'll just be another school arc. <<less
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Maxmeteor1 rated it
December 14, 2015
Status: --
Personally I love this series, and I hope it will be picked up by someone. It has a great protagonist with a mysterious, OP feel who for the time being does not want the government to know how OP he is since he has just come back to his family. It makes the reader want to discover what happened during his time in the fantasy world, but also find out what will happen in the present. Overall, I think it is a great novel and is very similar to "LV999... more>> Villager" and "Impregnable Dreadnought" in mood. I fervently hope some will pick it up or it will gain more attention, and thanks in advance if someone picks it up, and thanks to those who have already translated it. <<less
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SunsetChaos rated it
September 20, 2016
Status: c03-02
This reminded me of a reverse "Everyone is a Returnee", same kind of vibe. Similar kind of suffering like Everyone is a Returnee, though not as bad.

The MC is likable and realistic, for now at least. Definitely have potential. Interesting story. The way it's released is also interesting. Left me wondering about what kind of powers MC has, what happened to his family, etc.

Most likely not going to be boring. Nothing else to say, since it's still early.
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