Theatrical Regression Life


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Theatrical regression life of an old-fashioned villain (kkondae) who recalled his past life.

“There’s nothing I wouldn’t do for a better life.”


Survival in the ‘Otherworld’; a place where only the insane can set foot in.

Associated Names
One entry per line
Theatrical Return
연극성 회귀 생활
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Recommendation Lists
  1. 5/5 frfr
  2. male protagonists
  3. My no to lil romance fav
  4. Korea Novel (Non BL)
  5. OP MC's

Latest Release

Date Group Release
04/13/24 Hel Scans c41
04/09/24 Hel Scans c40
04/08/24 Hel Scans c39
04/05/24 Hel Scans c38
04/04/24 Hel Scans c37
04/03/24 Hel Scans c36
03/14/24 Hel Scans c35
02/29/24 Hel Scans c34
02/28/24 Hel Scans c33
02/26/24 Hel Scans c32
02/18/24 Hel Scans c31
02/17/24 Hel Scans c30
02/15/24 Hel Scans c29
01/24/24 Hel Scans c28
01/24/24 Hel Scans c27
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7 Reviews

New Thecomicgeek
Mar 26, 2024
Status: c28
It has great potential to be a pretty gripping story. There is alot of misunderstandings going around and the mc's both have tragic histories. In short I love the story for the potential drama (tearjerkers)

Sadly the translation quality sucks. Hel scans despite crediting a translator and proofreader, on this particular novel (I have read the tl of another novel under them and that was great) fails so hard. On one chapter in particular where a character talks about being saved by the titular character it was several sentences of... more>> "you saved me" when it was clearly should've been "That person/He saved me" I'm assuming this has just been directly mtl'd and not read through before posting because the terminologies, descriptors, pronouns are all over the place and reading and trying to decipher the story is pretty jarring for the immersion. I do hope it will improve more in later chapters. Because this really should be higher up in the rankings. <<less
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Feb 14, 2023
Status: --
A really unique take on an oversaturated troupe. This novel follows our middle-aged protagonist who recalled the memories of his previous life who lived in an environment of survival of the fittest. He realized that he was a minor villain in a novel he read in his previous life and makes the decision to survive by sticking with the main characters.

Sounds half-decent.

But there's more. I can't spoil it but the series is very good at diverting your expectations. Characters mesh incredibly well together, and the two protagonists have a unique... more>> relationship that isn't seen in the sea of 'transmigrated into a novel' stories. Also, no romance, which is always a plus in my book.

One thing that was a little jarring for me was the slow-paced beginning, but it really took off at a certain point.

(Currently not enough translated chapters though.) <<less
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Mar 19, 2023
Status: c17
I've been debating on how I should write a review for this, should I just express how much I like it or be serious and point out the pros and cons? (and hope no die hard fans get angry)

I've really enjoyed reading Theatrical Regression Life and hope more people discover this masterpiece. I'm even more glad that it has been picked up mtl was a headache for me (I had to search what 'Iced coffee' and other terms meant lol;it's my second or 3rd time reading kmtl, it's hard... more>> ~)

So the review..

MC is interestingly, manipulate, I mean even thou we know he's lying and acting to achieve what he wants, we readers will still be on his side. He's technically a villain but unlike other regressed or reborn usual MC villains he's nice in my opinion.

He isn't a cold, edgy or crazy character who kills (although it's about a 19+ violence novel with monsters around, the only thing that's scary is I would say how strong your mental strength is

the characters mental state or health is constantly tested. Even The og MC mental state is constantly being played by having him regress time and time again only for him to not be able to change the situation, btw there's even a serial killer around and a controlling detective, so I bet anyone would go crazy. The side characters were so depended on MC staying alive because he was the leader and they'd basically go crazy if he dies (almost as if obsessed)

) and does whatever they like, he's very cautious and plans ahead and improvises and he emphasizes efficiency even in the underworld


I like the dynamics between him and the og main character, both of them are similar yet the "World" or author chose the main character, so whatever the main character does it is justified, y'all get what I mean.


    • The unexpected twists, that happen out of nowhere (5/5 freak me out and get me thrilled to read more)
    • So far intelligent MC, at least smart enough not to get used by others
    • The friendships/interactions between the MC and the female characters is actually nice and not too frustrating to read, it's rare in most regression novels... (either the female characters are rude or just business partners who have superiority/inferiority complex)
    • No romance so far
    • Everyone's an actor (well not everyone but side characters are also quick, loyal and all have their back stories)
Cons (not much atm except minor spoilers

some side characters are clingy, really... It's understandable to depend on the leading figure in a situation like the underworld but it gets annoying and even more so when MC regresses and its all forgotten.

MC ha


MTL (sigh) You'll like it (the novel) too much and be obsessed, but mtl ruins the momentum when reading.

I'm excited for the translation, support the author too. <<less
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May 08, 2023
Status: c620
self sacrificial MC with regression + transmigration themes & sprinkles of found family

its got a similar formula to orv/s class/lcf for those who r looking for smth along the same variety. As a heads up for future readers, this novel touches upon topics of mental health, torture, & domestic violence!

its a novel that might not be for everyone but its good enough for me (then again im not too picky with my series)

EDIT - I keep getting dms about how ive read past 500 chapters with this series; to... more>> answer everyone's questions, I'm reading w/ MTL directly from the original source (naver) !

sorry, that I do not have much to offer : ( <<less
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Mar 01, 2023
Status: c13
I enjoy reading this novel. I am used to read novel with sentences more developped so sometimes this novel lines are hard for me to understand what is going on. The is practically no description about the environment, the places and people.
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Jan 18, 2023
Status: c6
For now it's all good and great. I dunno in the future though. Is it another Cale build? I thik that main character is too careless about his life. It is explained why, but if it continues won't he die?

Bruuh he got stabbed that quickly. I hope he won't get an infection.

I may change stars sometime in the future.
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Dec 16, 2023
Status: c17
It is a bit too early to give a rating, but it definitely has potential. The story is interesting, and the background story of the MC is peculiar.

I read up to chapter 17, but sadly, I got dropped by the translator. I am happy to see that it got picked up by a new translator.

I will wait for a bit before reading it again.
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