Past Life Returner


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“February 28th, 1985. The day I was born.”

Wealth, I will seize all the money in the world.
Monopoly, I will seize all the dungeons in the world.
At this time, while the world is still peaceful.

Associated Names
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Past Life Regressor
Related Series
Reincarnator (2)
Recommendation Lists
  2. KR Fantasy
  3. Male leads with no shtty harem
  4. Korean Action Novels COMPLETE!!!
  5. Very promising, but TL is still low

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New ousainou.adeniyi rated it
February 15, 2021
Status: c33
Definitely hooked so far. This novel is very intriguing despite having the familiar Returner premise. That's because we readers are typically used to Returners using their future knowledge to boost the stats and become the most OP protagonist of all time, etc., etc. While that may still be the case for this novel by its end, I am still glad that for once the protagonist decided to be smart and fully take advantage of his future knowledge to make as much money as possible so that he can make full... more>> preparations for the end of the world.

It seems obvious, but you have no idea how many times I've rolled my eyes reading about these other muscled-brained protagonists who can't seem to ever think outside box. Doesn't it make more sense to become incredibly wealthy with your future knowledge and THEN use your immense wealth and influence to prepare the world, behind the scenes, for the apocalypse rather than be a "cool" one-man show just so people around you can admire of your "badassness" while still losing their lives?

This is novel however is a slow burn. I'm already 33 chapters in, and there hasn't been a single piece of action if you don't count his training. So far the focus has only been on the business side rather than any dungeon hunting. So if you're expecting a typical action-packed Returner novel, then you are going to be sorely disappointed. I've already checked, and this novel has almost 600 chapters, so there is a good chance that we won't see any real action until we're 100 or even 200 chapters in. <<less
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New SilverFox99 rated it
February 4, 2021
Status: c30
I thought this would be an average gate / dungeon hunting regression novel. I was wrong but in a good way.

The storytelling in this novel is really great with a lot of details and it actually make you learn useful stuff.

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There's a whole arc where it's just about him getting rich through the normal economic way. And this is explained in detail so ot actually make me learn a lot.

Normally in this kind of novel becoming a hunter itself would be enough to make you rich. But the MC doesn't want just that. He want to be the richest in the whole world

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TheHorribleCritic rated it
January 6, 2021
Status: c21
So far, it's one of the leaders of regress the regression genre. There are many similar novels, but this one stands out with good background planning, likeable main character who is actually an adult instead of typical chinese manchildren or korean edgelords, and more or less believable economy (which is really rare). I will edit this review when more chapters are translated.
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July 20, 2020
Status: c2
I just wanna say, the second chapter made me tear up. Great job translator! Can’t wait to see more chapters.
P.S. This is the first time I’ve seen such a unique take on the rebirth into babies situation, usually it’s always described as a blissful and heartwarming sensation but this is so much more intriguing.
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asuramaru rated it
December 27, 2020
Status: c52
11 out of 10

This is a hidden gem, a masterpiece! I cannot understand why it's still not hitting the tops in NU. It's a mature steady-paced novel with excellent world-building. Some people may complain that the money-making part is dragged or MC is bland but imo it was very refreshing. The financial "business tycoon" arc was what made us comprehend the world of MC, his actions and ambitions and also muse over our own reality since the Asian crisis event was a real historical event. The financial part was the... more>> most interesting part in the novel and exactly what made it unique and shine among all other similar dungeon/post-apocalyptic novels. As for the MC, he is a calm, intelligent, ambitious person who knows how to take advantage of his knowledge of the future. Of course, for some immature teens he may seem bland because he doesn't have that s*upid righteousness to the point of absurd and hot-blooded temper that we usually see in the typical shonen novels. No, he doesn't suffer from the hero syndrome, he is just trying to achieve his goals step by step, being ruthless and merciful when needs to be. Somehow his temper seemed very similar to Yagami Light from Death Note minus he is not that reckless and doesn't suffer from God complex (at least so far). Side characters are developed quite well too, they play a vital role in the world-building and help to showcase MC's character through interactions and dialogues with him. Overall this novel is the most well-thought and closest to the reality novel I've read so far. I'm applauding to the author. Btw in Korea this novel is quite popular maybe not as much as Solo Leveling, Gamer, Dice or God Tower but still a very good response from the audience. I hope it can get the deserved limelight outside Korea too. And many kudos to the translator! You've made an amazing job!!! &Lt;3 <<less
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uaxk7edhtf73rgg rated it
September 21, 2020
Status: c4
if the rest of the novel is as good as the first 4 chapters then this is my favourite novel.

the level of detail of being a new-born baby is off the charts, I never knew the life of a baby was so interesting..

let's pray for quicker translation (-/, -)
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na101720 rated it
February 2, 2021
Status: c30
This is my favorite novel on this site. I am not good at writing reviews so here is a short one:

  • This novel goes into the world before people start becoming powerful so we will actually understand how things change
  • The MC actively prepares for this with his knowledge from a past life in a realistic manner.
  • It explains why he has his highly specific knowledge (he was a student in finance and was surrounded by people in that same group even after the dungeons) and why he can travel back in time.
  • Overall up to CH 30, it has all been preparations and we can see who the main character is from these chapters
  • If you want to see lots of action maybe wait till more chapters come out to start reading
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January 6, 2021
Status: c21
This is a really really interesting novel. I enjoyed the manhwa too! The financial parts so far are really fascinating - now that I’ve actually traded a bit I’ve realized what they’ve done and it’s enlightening. Haha if I ever went back in time I’ll do that XD

I hope everyone reads this - it’s filled with great details
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readingnu rated it
December 28, 2020
Status: c20
Simply incredible! The detail, the character growth... it is simply a masterpiece that really needs more reads and attention. Also, I do not understand why people hate the business aspect explained in the chapters because to me those parts are very exhilarating and really hype you up. I really hope for more chapters!!!
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Cyanhart rated it
January 5, 2021
Status: c21
If you love second chances, you'll enjoy this one!

I started this book chuckling at the outrageous premise, clearly one like the others. But as I continue, I realized just how unique this book is. So I've stopped what I was doing, and sat at our porch, with cigarettes in one hand, and coffee in the other. I finished exasperated! How could have I forgotten, it said only 21 chapters. It was a punched straight in the gut.
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youpley rated it
January 4, 2021
Status: c21
I read the novel and the manhwa until chapter 29 where it stops and wow I have to say one of the best starts of novels I have ever seen, some ppl may not like the details, but it's so well written and a lot of foreshadowing and building for the future, ii like how MC is getting ready for the future by rasing funds and getting companies in a smart way using his brain and collecting useful ppl around him, I really hope this novel takes off so we... more>> can get more chapters. <<less
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