The Returner

The Returner

Deo Li Teo Neo

stars RANK 537


book 465 Chapters supervised_user_circle 121K Views bookmark 375 Bookmarked Ongoing Status
Last Update 4 months ago

The Returner novel is a popular light novel covering Action, Comedy, and Fantasy genres. Written by the Author La-El. 465 chapters have been translated and translations of other chapters are in progress.


This story is centered around the man named Yi Ji-Hyuk, who has spent 1000 years in a Medieval Western fantasy-like world before returning back to the modern-day Earth. When he returns, he finds that his home is facing monster threats, and that humans with superpowers have appeared to protect the innocent people of Earth.

The thing is, Yi Ji-Hyuk himself lived like a true, bona-fide Demon King in that fantasy world, and the only reason(s) why he returned home is to find some peace and easy going life. So, what will a man like that do?

User Comments

It is used only as a discussion area. If you want to evaluate and score, use the "Write Review" field.

You must be logged in to post a comment. If you don't have an account, sign up now.

  • SilentWraith
    Jan 03, 2021

    Good translation, plot, and the funny scenes are the best. Mother is annoying and I felt the MC and the other characters suffering.

Latest Release: Chapter 465

3 Reviews


Write a review

Please share your thoughts to rate and score...


I really enjoyed this story and it's mix of humour and destruction.

The story revolves around the MC's return to Earth after thousands of years (from his perspective) but comes back to find the earth is going through an apocalypse where gates and monsters have appeared alongside the manifestation of ability users. The MC must adapt in this world competing with his own changes (mental, physical and power-wise) and the changes in the world he once knew. The story has the MC becoming depended upon as a bastion of hope as the world falls deeper into chaos and barrels toward its own destruction.

The main character is basically a lazy OP sh*thead who has a quippy and irreverent personality. He has iffy morals as he spent a few thousand years as a Demon Lord of another world, but throughout the story he (somewhat) regains his sense of humanity. He is essentially still a teenager mentally despite all the years he's lived so he can come off as immature, grumbling and combative, however despite this he always steps up to the plate when he's needed and cares deeply for his family and ally's even if he doesn't show it.

It's fun watching the other characters interact with the MC and getting sucked into his (to them) nonsensical pace and thought process. It's interesting to see the changes in the dynamics of the core group throughout the novel and the storyline progresses at a mostly good pace (at times some sections feel a dash drawn out but you know, it happens).

As of this point the novel is incomplete as far as the English TL goes, but I look forward to reading the conclusion!

View Details
thumb_up 0 comment 0

Trash. Don't waste your time with this, the MC is pathetic and the story itself is quite boring, at least for me all of the characters are annoying

View Details
thumb_up 0 comment 0

this is so underrated. this is good and funny, it's not boring at all and has a definitely unique plot compared to other novels, you can also find each character alive and I can actually relate to the mc's character and I love how crazy he is.

View Details
thumb_up 0 comment 0