Returning to No Applause, Only More of the Same

Returning to No Applause, Only More of the Same

by Palt

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Kreig was summoned to the other world 130 years ago, the last 30 of which were spent in a constant, vengeful war against any army that would attempt to subjugate him. Once he returned, he found out that only 10 years had passed.

He was given the title of War of the North but he never even knew about it. After all, nobody could get close enough to tell it to him. 

But that all changes one day when a portal opens, allowing Kreig and a small band of soldiers to enter one of many portals that leads to Earth. As it turns out these portals have been opening ever since he was summoned, giving the people of Earth abilities that the world he was summoned to only used to have. But now... now, he has returned. Longing for his former life of peace and understanding, he allows authorities to capture him on the spot, only to be faced with deeply personal questions, such as "who are you?" "what have you been doing for the past 10 years?" and "why is your level so high?"


...Have you ever read a story where the main guy who got isekai'd returns to Earth. Say, for example, FFF-class trashhero or the necromancer of Seoul station? Say, what if the authorities actually became aware what kind of monster had returned to Earth?

What if they actually tried to use them for something?

Kreig's been in the other world for 130 years, has experienced three great wars, and he isn't okay. Mentally speaking, that is. He's been imprisoned, gained and lost comrades, been betrayed... The whole lot. By now, all he wants is to put it all behind him, something the world doesn't seem to want to let him. 

(Officially completed as of December 5th 2021)

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
Chapter 1, The Portal that Took Him Back Home ago
Chapter 2, Capture and Police Station ago
Chapter 3, Interrogation With a Child Soldier and a Walking Disaster ago
Chapter 4, Exchange of Business Cards ago
Chapter 5, It Had Been 130 Years, After All ago
Chapter 6, "But in cases such as yours..." ago
Chapter 7, To Wash off One's Crimes, To Clean One's Conscious ago
Chapter 8, His New Home and a Letter ago
Chapter 9, The Artistry of Wasting Time ago
Chapter 10, Dr Darius Falk's Logbook on Inmate Kreig Wiedemann, Entry Nr. 3 ago
Chapter 11, All Those Other Otherworlders ago
Chapter 12, Vengeance and Acceptance ago
Chapter 13, A Gift for his Close Observer ago
Chapter 14, They Met Again ago
Chapter 15, A Plan to Befriend the Young Gerald is Formed ago
Chapter 16, Stalk and Observe ago
Chapter 17, The Warm Embrace of the Soil ago
Chapter 18, A Painting for a Friend ago
Chapter 19, Descent into the Below ago
Chapter 20, Friendship and Cards ago
Chapter 21, As it Turns Out, Their Brother Might not be Dead After All ago
Chapter 22, A Very Cool Helicopter (Suspicions) ago
Chapter 23, The Arrival in a Place Down Below ago
Chapter 24, "I've Waited Long" ago
Chapter 25, The Start of an Important Conversation ago
Chapter 26, Broken Promises ago
Chapter 27, Breakdown ago
Chapter 28, Light Touched Him ago
Chapter 29, Isolation and Break ago
Chapter 30, Red Skies and Mud ago
Chapter 31, Revalation and Disaster Prevention ago
Chapter 32, Prelude to Release ago
Chapter 33, He Kind of Got Lost ago
Chapter 34, Home ago
Chapter 35, His Room, His Home ago
Chapter 36, Oh White One ago
Chapter 37, Welcome Home, Champ ago
Chapter 38, Days Long Gone ago
Chapter 39, Family Portrait ago
Chapter 40, Nightmare of Dubious Nature ago
Chapter 41, Sitting on the Couch, Together ago
Chapter 42, Breakfast ago
Chapter 43, Distantly Close ago
Chapter 44, Hasty Retreat ago
Chapter 45, Sam's Doubts ago
Chapter 46, Five Roses Standing Alone ago
Chapter 47, Letters For the Remaining ago
Chapter 48, The Swallowbirds ago
Chapter 49, Black Winter ago
Chapter 50, Mud ago
Chapter 51, Too Soon To Tell ago
Chapter 52, Mrs Willowgrove Mourns ago
Chapter 53, Silent Revolution ago
Chapter 54, A Beautiful Morning ago
Chapter 55, Crime Man and Tutor Girl ago
Chapter 56, We Don't Have to do Math ago
Chapter 57, Hidden Talents ago
Chapter 58, Pacing ago
Chapter 59, Therapy for the Broken Man ago
Chapter 60, Therapy for the Young Man ago
Chapter 61, An Evening of Portraits ago
Chapter 62, Siblingship in Paint ago
Chapter 63, Switcheroo ago
Chapter 64, Childish Doodle ago
Chapter 65, A Day in the Life ago
Chapter 66, Belief ago
Chapter 67, Heist ago
Chapter 68, Distillation, Preparation ago
Chapter 69, Punishment and Forgiveness ago
Chapter 70, Tell Me What Two Plus Two Is ago
Chapter 71, Quiet Times of Solace ago
Chapter 72, Porcupine in a Suit ago
Chapter 73, A Step in What Direction? ago
Chapter 74, Jay Crooks ago
Chapter 75, ??? ago
Chapter 76, A Skip in his Step ago
Chapter 77, Interrogation ago
Chapter 78, Interrogation Cont. ago
Chapter 79, Break ago
Chapter 80, Something Completely Different ago
Chapter 81, Right Back to it ago
Chapter 82, Dating isn't Reserved for Couples Alone ago
Chapter 83, The Third Form of Love ago
Chapter 84, Pigsty, the Bike ago
Chapter 85, I Will Trust You ago
Chapter 86, Paparazzi ago
Chapter 87, Some Men ago
Chapter 88, Invitations ago
Chapter 89, Cat Lady ago
Chapter 90, Battle of the Kitchen ago
Chapter 91, The falling leaves whisper Poetry ago
Chapter 92, Teacher ago
Chapter 93, Help From an Unusual Source ago
Chapter 94, Witting Pawn ago
Chapter 95, Beneath Barren Treetops ago
Chapter 96, Laughter ago
Chapter 97, Wings of a Dove ago
Chapter 98, Is it True? ago
Chapter 99, My Angel! ago
Chapter 100, White Eyes ago
Epilogue: Returning to No Applause ago

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Overpowered isekai lover go your way

Reviewed at: Chapter 20, Friendship and Cards

If on the other hand you like isekais and are fed up with their simplicity (f * cking harem ... ahem forget that), this story is for you. The synopsis describes the general framework fairly well, so I won't dwell on it.

At the moment the story mainly focuses on the thoughts, emotions and feelings of the characters. I really like the MC because you feel that somehow life has broken him mentally but he's luckily on the road to recovery.

The moments when we find ourselves in the heads of certain people around Kreig make the story rather realistic (as much as can be a world with magic).
Finally I would say that it is the story of Kreig a normal man who must have become an abnormal man and who now has only one wish (after 130 years of life) to be able to rest and live in peace .



Reviewed at: Chapter 32, Prelude to Release

What I love in this story is its originality. Our MC is an isekai'ed Earther who comes BACK to Earth after years of fighting.

I love Kreig, and I really look forward to the rest of your story. 

Keep up the good work, I truly hope you won't disappoint us!  


While the author has decided to implicate the generic OP protagonist in their story, what he has not done is make it a power fantasy story. Instead, Palt has decided to place a lot more emphasis on character and it shows. If you want a story where instead of epic battles, you explore the scarred  trama that comes with being isekaied to another world and returning as a 'monster' in the eyes of your kind, I would then highly recommend!


Laughing with a broken heart?

Reviewed at: Chapter 26, Broken Promises

I'll admit, the review title is a little excessive, but thats the feeling i have at this point. I read up to ch 26? and i kept getting choked up, while laughing at various shenanigans happening. Before i do a quick breakdown of my thoughts, i'll just say you should give this a try. It might not be everyones thing, but it is good.

So, Pro's:

Character, capital C. The characters in this are living and breathing and could walk right off the screen as i read the interactions.

Humor. Its dry and sad in a wierd way, but somehow there is humor in this that tickled me several times, and not Craig. I would love to see Kraig at least flick Craig with a pinky or something non-lethal. Just once. Please?

World(s). Love the world building and how there really hasn't been any exposition in this. its a  great example of show don't tell.


Some grammar issues with incorrect words, or obvious spots that were supposed to be edited and weren't. few and far between, but jarring when they hit.

It has been said in another review i think, but i feel like the author is painting the government reaction and the way Kraig is being treated in way too rosy of a light. Its nice. And it allows the story to develope in the way it has. I just have to apply a healthy suspension of disbelief to buy it.

No other cons at this point. Keep up the good work! And i wish you and your family well with the Covid.


Absolutey amazing. Really couldn't recommend this anymore than a 5 star rating can. The read was incredibly enjoyable and the characters posses depth and feelings that are missing in many other stories. Would love to see some romance for our poor boy Kreig, but as it stands, the story is heading in a great direction.


This story was very different than most, inasmuch as it was mostly about the rehabilitation of a broken hero. But you find yourself rooting for him and those around him genuinely, and that is extremely difficult to accomplish. The spelling and grammar are well done too, unlike some stories on RR (which we love anyway).

Oh, and the story is COMPLETE which (to me at least) makes it approachable. Hats off to the author, as I enjoyed every chapter.


Yeah... I guess it just doesn't make sense to me

Reviewed at: Chapter 6, "But in cases such as yours..."

I read 6 chapters and that was enough to see it would be a lot of people continually abusing this God-like entity while said God-like entity just go with the flow. 

I guess it just doesn't make sense to me that this dude would willingly just accept to be treated like that again, like he was imprisoned again and again and fought for years to not be imprisoned again and when he finally sees himself back in his home world where he can see his family again he just... accept being imprisoned and humiliated again ? This just doesn't make sense to me. He could literally just say "nope goodbye fellas" and go flying for his family without killing anyone and just vanishing back for his family and no one would know.

Anyway I gave it 3 stars cause the writing style is good, I was interested in the story cause of it, but the direction of the story is just not for me.

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Overall, the story has very little in the way of spelling and grammer issues. Characters, for the most part, are well writen and understandable. The two major exceptions being of course, the MC, who's headspace is closer to the sole survivor of a WW2 brigade, or a concentration camp. And the antagonist. The primary reason this isn't 4.5 or 5 star, is the antagonist. The way she is written, understandable, is to be disliked by the reader, but the way it is done is much to over the top, and just makes you feel like its becomes unrealistic after a point.

Outside of that point, the serie overall is very good, and is not... enjoyable to read, rather it makes you come back with a morbid curiosity in my opinion. Very good read.


In this story you follow krieg a man who was taken a young boy to another world and grew powerful there, but one day when he was much older he was given the opportunity to return home.

Now a good number of people complain that krieg is to passive and willing to let others lead him but in reality he just wants to live a normal life and since it has been so long since he has done that he needs some help, also it has to be noted that krieg experienced alot in the other world and might not always make to us would be the best choices, 

like when he basically kidnapped erica to lead him to the police staion.

But other than that in my personal opinion the pacing could be a bit faster not by much but, I just want to see more development faster.


Well isn't this a nice piece of work.

Reviewed at: Chapter 81, Right Back to it

I love the setting, I like the characters, and I like the story.

This story got my attention all week. But uploads only once every week. What a conundrum. Well well back to waiting.

Some would say this is a bad review, and I would agree. But I also don't care.