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Fed up with a world where science has made every fantasy a reality and people just don’t care about stories anymore, a young video game developer named Kai uses ancient black magic to transport himself into one of his games, titled: Choices.

Disturbed by his powerlessness on Earth, Kai makes sure to give himself the ability to change this new world as he sees fit, literally.

If you were ridiculously powerful, would you throw away all your morals and do whatever you wanted?
Would you find happiness? Would you find love? Or would you end up realizing that…

Absolute power is pretty depressing.

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Thanks to Ia-shub niggurath and peacefulcatastrophe for editing. Also thanks peacefulcatastrophe for the idea for the new cover image: John Martin, 1789–1854. The Deluge. 1834. (Public Domain)

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Nobody Knows Me

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75 Chapters
Chapter Name Release Date
0.0 Re:Write Prologue: Waves ago
1.0 Zero_Chapter 1: Cracks on the ceiling ago
2.0 Zero_Chapter 2: Sunlight ago
3.0 Zero_Chapter 3: Campfire Stories ago
4.0 Zero_Chapter 4: Smile ago
5.0 Zero_Chapter 5: Ugliness ago
6.0 Zero_Chapter 6: Starry Skies ago
7.0 Ignis_Chapter 1: Haze ago
8.0 Ignis_Chapter 2: To Protect ago
9.0 Ignis_Chapter 3: Anger ago
10.0 Candela_Chapter 1: In my head ago
11.0 Candela_Chapter 2: Queen's Gambit ago
12.0 Candela_Chapter 3: Zugzwang ago
13.0 Grayscale_Chapter 1: Snow ago
14.0 Grayscale_Chapter 2: Clouds ago
15.0 Grayscale_Chapter 3: Shade ago
16.0 Candela_Chapter 4: Zwischenzug ago
17.0 Ignis_Chapter 4: Sadness ago
18.0 Zero_Chapter 7: Warmth ago
19.0 Zero_Chapter 8: On a Hill ago
20.0 Grayscale_Chapter 4: Silver ago
21.0 Ignis_Chapter 5: Care ago
22.0 Candela_Chapter 5: Sicilian ago
23.0 Grayscale_Chapter 5: Coin ago
24.0 Zero_Chapter 9: Headache ago
25.0 Candela_Chapter 6: Smothered ago
26.0 Grayscale_Chapter 6: Ash ago
27.0 Ignis_Chapter 6: Pity ago
28.0 Candela_Chapter 7: Lasker ago
29.0 Grayscale_Chapter 7: Graphite ago
30.0 Ignis_Chapter 7: Frustration ago
31.0 Zero_Chapter 10: Raft ago
32.0 Zero_Chapter 11: Box ago
33.0 Grayscale_Chapter 8: Flint ago
34.0 Grayscale_Chapter 9: Pewter ago
35.0 Grayscale_Chapter 10: Dove ago
36.0 Grayscale_Chapter 11: Porpoise ago
37.0 Grayscale_Chapter 12: Slate ago
38.0 Grayscale_Chapter 13: Lead ago
39.0 Grayscale_Chapter 14: Fog ago
40.0 Grayscale_Chapter 15: Fossil ago
41.0 Grayscale_Chapter 16: Smoke ago
42.0 Zero_Chapter 12: Intentions ago
43.0 Candela_Chapter 8: Castle ago
44.0 Candela_Chapter 9: Fork ago
45.0 Candela_Chapter 10: Tempo ago
46.0 Candela_Chapter 11: Intermezzo ago
47.0 Candela_Chapter 12: Transposition ago
48.0 Ignis_Chapter 7: Amusement ago
49.0 Candela_Chapter 13: Triangulation ago
50.0 Ignis Chapter 8: Fond Memories ago
51.0 Candela_Chapter 14: Topple ago
52.0 Grayscale_Chapter 17: Shadow ago
53.0 Candela_Chapter 15: Check ago
54.0 Ignis_Chapter 9: Free ago
55.0 Zero_Chapter 13: Memories ago
56.0 Ignis_Chapter 10: Determination ago
57.0 Candela_Chapter 16: Captured ago
58.0 Grayscale_Chapter 18: Mud ago
59.0 Grayscale_Chapter 19: Charcoal ago
60.0 Candela_Chapter 17: Blitz ago
61.0 Ignis_Chapter 11: Confusion ago
62.0 Grayscale_Chapter 20: Off-white ago
63.0 Ignis_Chapter 12: Sick ago
64.0 Candela_Chapter 18: Flipping the board ago
65.0 Candela_Chapter 19: Fate’s Immortal ago
66.0 Zero_Chapter 14: Full circle ago
67.0 Zero_Chapter 15: Nothing to say ago
68.0 Grayscale_Chapter 21: Monochrome ago
69.0 Candela_Chapter 20: Solved Game ago
70.0 Ignis_Chapter 13: Mixed Feelings ago
71.0 Zero_Chapter 16: Undulating Hills ago
72.0 Zero_Chapter 17: Flicker ago
The End ago
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Two fascinating stories add up to a bizarre mess

There are two stories here. The first one is as the premise suggests: a subversion of the standard tale about an overpowered protagonist and his crazy antics. The twist is that the protagonist, Kai, is actually driven to despair by his abilities, as he realizes the full implications of unlimited power. The second one is a somewhat typical but charming story following a party of misfits: Kai, the Hero, a goddess and the Demon Lord himself. As they travel around the world with their own completely different objectives, they develop unexpected bonds and grow as people.

These stories could work on their own, but they end up ruining each other when stitched together like they have been here. It's hard to get much satisfaction or closure because, as soon as you get invested into a storyline, the plot changes gears and prevents any further development. I’d like to say that it's analogous to sandwiching multiple different works of philosophy and fantasy together and hoping for the best, but that's not an analogy. It's exactly how the plot works.

Let's talk about the first storyline. It's what we came here for in the first place, right? We want to sit in Kai's shoes and understand how everything ends up so tragically. Sadly, only the first and the last few chapters are dedicated to it. We spend the rest of the story mostly unaware of Kai's perspective. The guy becomes a side character, with no development whatsoever. We're also clueless about the full extent of his powers and motivations, making him increasingly hard to understand and sympathize with.

Only at the very end do we get a full explanation of Kai's abilities and actions, but it feels like a massive info-dump that we should have actually experienced rather than being told about. It leaves so many questions unanswered, so many ramifications unexplored... Alas, rather than focusing on this storyline and the philosophical aspects of it, the bulk of the plot consists of all sorts of arcs with unrelated themes and characters.

The sad thing is that, as I said before, the second storyline is actually quite charming and would work on its own. It would, if it weren't for Kai; or rather, our incomplete knowledge about Kai. See, he would serve his role in the party as a guide/mentor/trickster even better if we as readers were also completely clueless about him. Complete transparency would work as well, since we would know where he stands from the very beginning.

Unfortunately, the story picks the middle ground, leaving a lot of mysteries about Kai unanswered until the end. Rather than making the reader feel intrigued, this becomes a source of frustration. We have no idea why he does or doesn’t do certain things, nor can we judge whether he’s right or not; there’s not enough information. As a result, the pain, struggles and doubts of the other characters feel like a joke when we know that Kai is around to fix everything, but for some reason doesn’t. Plus, Kai’s advice can sound hypocritical and shallow coming from him, so any character development seems to be built on top of lies.

I would love to talk about the specifics of characters, arcs and philosophical discussions, but the story renders everything ultimately pointless by not developing its storylines to their fullest. That’s a shame, as the author is obviously competent with words and knows how to write interesting characters. Sadly, he wasn’t able to bring it all together to tell a coherent story this time, but I hope to see more from this author in the future.


Thought Provoking Story

I absolutely loved the story all the way to the ending. I will be honest with that I had to take a break from the binge where I just felt tired of the story. However, when I came back to complete my reading of it I am astounded with the way you ended the story. The story may be confusing to some on the end but I believe I can say that I understand the premise that you pushed in the ending. If you make this story an Amazon book I only would like to say to give more mystery hints at the beginning of the story that links with the end. Thank you for the amazing read.


This is the opposite of the classic OP JP day-to-day fluff (Such as Death March). It has the same aimlessness and OP MC, but instead of slowly developing the op powers and flat characters, RE:WRITE jumps to the point when everything is meaningless, because the reality of truely overpowered abilities are, as WhoCares? stated, 'depressing'. This story is a beautifuly written, thought provoking masterpeice.


That said, if you are looking for an easy read, I would not recomend this webnovel. The language itself isn't hard, but if you avoid the point of the novel hoping to get some juicy fights and easy comedy, there's not enough to sustain a reader. (I add this beacause I often enjoy an 'easy read', such as Library of Heaven's Path)

Also, I waited to finish the entire work before declaring judgment on it. It's too easy to either miss what an author intended, or have an author ruin the story with a terrible ending. In my opinion reviews made without having read the material are unfair and more often than not inaccurate. I'm happy to say that the author does not ruin this story with it's ending, but I do think that it's easy to lose interest in the middle. Again, I don't recommend this as an easy read: much of the aimlessness is setting up the end, but can be a slog.


Next: the reason I took of 0.5 of a star from style because I found that there were some inconsistencies in the pacing, and that from time to time I would have trouble identifying the perspective. The author uses both 'flaws' on purpose at many times throught the novel, which I apreciate, but other times I felt like the flaws were just getting in the way of the immersion.  


Lastly, thank you WhoCares? for the great read!


I honestly really liked this fiction. Although, I do have to admit that I got a little bit too curious cause I knew that the prologue was- SPOILER ALERT- the beginning of the end. So I skipped to the ending while I was 40 chapters in, and oh boy... The feels. WhoCares, to say the least, is one of the few talented authors that can convey the human emotion of sadness into me. I would've cried, but I honestly couldn't.

Got sidetracked. This was an amazing read that got me really thinking about life as I continued to read. But there's a little problem with me thinking about life- I usually get depressed and feel helpless when I do so. Anyways, this isn't exactly for everyone. If you like tragic, serious, and slice-of-life types of fictions, you should read this. But! Be prepared for the feels in the end! 


A Very Promising Story

(Review as of chapter 28)


Style: The author is very good at expressing himself and only rarely makes awkward phrases, causing the story to flow well. It expresses most situations fittingly and the wide range of vocabulary doesn't leave anything to complain about.


The many PoVs tend to leave questions open, but they are mostly asnwered in the next few chapters after that. Aside from that, I think that the story would be worse without it since they complement each other quite well.


Story: As of chapter 28, the story can be considered to have only started. The author's love for leaving hints so subtle that no one will notize tends to irk me, but all in all it looks very promising.


There are many hints that point towards a somewhat tragic story, but right now there is still quite a slice-of-lifeish feeling, which fits the incredible abilities of the MC quite well.


Grammar: The grammar is impeccable and doesn't hinder the reading experience at all. I've yet to notice any grave grammatical errors and expect none to come in the future.


Characters: The four main characters who tell the story all  have their own distincite personality that enables one to ascertain whose perspective it is even without reading the chapter title.


They are well fleshed out and their actions quite consistent, changing a little with every interaction they have with each other.


The side characters are surprisingly well made with many having their own background stories; even villains. The amount of detail the author puts into this is stunning and I look forward to the next one that is going to be introduced.


An earnest story that loses focus

This review was done for a swap. After reading 33 chapters, I believe I have a good enough feel for this story to write about it. There will be some spoilers in the “Story” and “Characters” sections of the review, so consider yourself warned.



This fiction makes use of both third person and multiple first person narration. The first 6 chapters establish “I” as the character Kai, so it’s a little jarring to suddenly read “I” in relation to other characters. I assume this is done to bring the reader closer to the other POV characters, but I can’t help but feel like your style would be much stronger if you stuck to third person, or at least limited your use of “I” to only Kai.


As a multi-perspective story, there is bound to be overlap with the characters. However, it’s important to remember to avoid retreading the same ground too much. For example, chapters 15, 16, and 17 all contain the same scene. These chapters may be from different perspectives, but not enough is different between them to really justify reading the same events three times.


The author has a bad habit of using the same words over and over in close proximity. The second paragraph of the prologue uses the word “red” 6 times, for example. This is occasionally used for emphasis like in chapter 9, but I got the feeling that this was unintentional in most other cases. The description of locations is sometimes lacking, leaving me at a loss for where the characters actually are. It is also sometimes hard to tell who is speaking in later chapters.


(Sort of a side note, but I really think you should remove the “hehe” at the end of chapter 3. It ruins the mood of an otherwise emotional chapter.)



The premise is really interesting, and the author skillfully dodges a problem a lot of these kinds of stories have. Namely, when the character that is transported adjusts and accepts things too quickly. In Kai’s case, this is totally sidestepped. Kai summons himself to Erath (a video game world), and he adjusts quickly because it’s a world he created himself. I was very impressed with this as it allowed the story to move quickly early on while still keeping my suspension of disbelief in check. However, while this pitfall is dodged with Kai, the author unfortunately falls into it with Lily and Runir. (But I’ll get into that in the characters section)


From here, there’s a lot of promise. Erath isn’t static. On the contrary, the world has taken on a life of its own, with the NPCs creating their own culture, expanding cities, and waging war. I loved little details like the people of Erath thinking it’s rude to look at other people’s status without asking. The individual abilities for each of the NPCs are a stroke of genius, with everything from hilarious ones like Divine Ironing to tragic ones like Ripen that affect people their entire lives.


Kai has infinite power in this world and is able to remove people and enemies from existence as well as bring them back from the dead. Initially, he seems excited about the prospect of having all of these powers, but reality quickly sets in when he realizes what being able to do this means. However, after chapter 6, this plotline is put on hold until around chapter 18. When Kai returns, he’s undergone development offscreen that I really wanted to see. Kai created this world, but does he have the right to kill people in it? To bring them back? To be its god? These questions are still being explored later in the story, but I feel like I missed important steps on his journey. In some ways, I wonder if the author was worried that Kai wouldn’t be an interesting character long term, since he has no reason to actually fight anyone. I hope this isn’t the case. There are many interesting question left for what Kai’s power means for him. For example, what does it mean to have absolute power and choose not to use it?


The author sets a tone of tragedy pretty early on, but these sad moments sometimes come off as a little forced. More build up to each of them would probably solve this issue.


After the other POVs are introduced, the story begins to start losing focus. A hero and a demon lord are summoned from our world, and the tone is all over the place. Chapter 12 honestly felt like a run-of-the-mill OP story, which is really at odds with what was established before it. It’s not long before any potential hero/demon lord conflict is rendered meaningless. Neither Lily or Runir seem particularly interested in going back to their world, either. When I stopped after chapter 33, I felt like I didn’t know what any of the characters wanted to accomplish.



Overall, the grammar is quite good other than the occasional missing comma. Nothing that pulled me out of the story.



I’ve decided to talk about each POV character individually:



As I discussed before, there are a lot of interesting implications for the powers he gives himself, and he is mostly likable as a protagonist. Early on in the story, you have access to all of his thoughts. However, our access to his thought processes are limited later in the story, even in his own POV. I understand that you’re using him as a way to set up conflict, and therefore you want to keep some of this thoughts from us for dramatic effect, but I wasn’t really a fan of this.



She’s a goddess, but has issues with her anger. After losing her surrogate brother and sister, she spends around 900 years grieving. I personally don’t have any problem with this, but I was a little confused by how someone that should be so jaded became almost childishly attached to Lily. Not to mention that the beginning of her relation with Lily all happened offscreen, so we have no way of knowing what went through her mind during that time.



Runir’s difficult to figure out. He’s established as a smug loner that doesn’t talk to anyone. He thinks very highly of himself, and it wouldn’t be a stretch to assume he thinks of himself as superior to others. He adjusts and accepts the fact that he’s in a game world almost immediately, and quickly decides that he will carry out his duties as the demon lord. All of this points to him being sociopathic with him even being willing to kill the hero, another person from his world, who he has never met. He’s thinking of this like a game, despite it being much more than that. But then he does a total 180 and starts to care about Lily out of nowhere. If this was built up over a long period of time, I might be able to get behind it. However, as it is now, it seems totally out of character and makes me unsure of what his personality is supposed to be. What is his goal?


I also don’t understand how he doesn’t know who Kai is. After all, he is a big fan of all of his games, and he even thinks about Kai before he’s sent to Erath. Kai doesn’t use a fake name, so why wouldn’t he recognize him right away? It’s not every day that you meet someone named “Kai” in a world modeled after a video game created by someone also named “Kai”.



Like Runir, Lily accepts Erath too quickly. This acceptance might have come during her training from the Light Kingdom, but it all happens offscreen. Fortunately, she is generally likable. She’s had a rough childhood and understandably, she seems to be focused on her own well being above the well being of others when she’s first introduced. She steals, but also has a limit to the injustice she allows to go on around her.


What she lacks is any real motivations in the story. Initially, I thought that her story might be one of self realization. Early on, she fights with an ogre. When she manages to do some damage to it with a powerful attack, her first thought is to get away as quickly as possible. This is something she can do because she has no one she has to protect. I was hoping that as she started being pulled into more and more situations in which she had to think of other people besides herself, she would come to the realization of what a hero is (and I don’t mean accepting that she has been given the title of “hero” in the game). However, her development has been stalled out. I have no idea what she wants to accomplish.



All in all, there are a lot of good things going for RE:WRITE, as well as some issues holding it back and keeping it from really exploring its themes. If you’re a fan of stories in which characters are transported into video game worlds, I would recommend that you give this one a chance to see if it’s for you!


The value lies in the beauty

First of all I have to disclose that this review is part of a swap. That said I’ll give as honest an opinion as I can. Note the word ‘opinion’, because a review is by nature subjective.


The story is mostly written from multiple first person point of views. I personally abhor this. It’s the main factor behind my being stingy with the style grading. This still didn’t prevent me from reading the 30 chunks published by the time of this review in one go.


As the title of this review states — the story is beautiful. It doesn’t always make sense, and there are a few language errors, and the characters curse like a fishmonger’s wife, but straight through the story a red thread of beauty runs unbroken.


We follow a couple of young people from what seems like our world some undefined twenty to forty years in the future, because the third person we follow is a man with a succesful career behind him. For different reasons they’re moved, possibly reincarnated, into a game world. All of them in youthful bodies. So far the story is pretty standard.


Enter the most overblown case of OP I’ve encountered this far. Why be stronger than anyone in the world when you can rewrite it? And from there on at least one character walks away from anything standard. As far as OP goes both the other characters would normally have fallen into the slot where you put away absurdly powerful characters, but in this story they’re pretty much treated like unruly kids.


Maybe because there is this fourth character who is part of the game. You know, your average goddess, with your average divine powers. She’s obviously no match for mister rewrite, but being a goddess she still runs circles around the other two superpowered characters.


As far as storytelling goes this is primarily a story about a journey. One physical and one of the soul, or in this case souls. The characters grow, all of them, including the main powerhouse.


On any other site I would have graded the grammar as 4.5 but I’ve read too many atrocities on RRL with a reviewed grade five grammar showing that the reviewer only took a cursory glance at the literature used during English lessons. Hence I give it a five here.


I can’t but give a five for the story. Not because the story as such is so fantastic, but because the story about the people in it is absolutely marvelous.


The characters suffer from being given flesh and blood in first person. With a third person approach using the very same words as the story does now I would probably have given a five point character score.


The style is where I dump my lowest score. Hadn’t it been written this well I’d dragged it down to a two or two point five score. I just dislike multiple first person narratives that much. Now it’s so well written that I push it to three point five. Still, if you need to name a chunk in order for me to understand who the POV belongs to, then there is a problem.


So overall a four point five. Apart from you know what, it was a pleasure to read.


Like most fantasy stories it suffers from The Capital Letter Disease, but I’m used to it by now.


By the way, did I mention that I really, really, really dislike multiple first person narratives?

Fierce Fury

Best fucking shit ever!

Although this is my first proper review on a fiction on RRL, I have read over 150 stories on RRL alone, and over 300 novels overall at the very least.


RE: WRITE is one of the most amazing fictiI'veever read, purely because of all the well thought out character development and intense plot. This is not about simple fights, wars, being an overpowered mc, no. This is about much more than that, but I won't try to spoil much in this review since this story is too good to be spoiled.



The plot in this is a very deep and well thought out plot that makes anyone who ends up reading this story think about life in general at least at some point. This is a guy who made RPG games for a living in a more futuristic world, and gets fed up with his powerlessness and uses some kind of magic to send himself to one of his first RPG's he created 900 years or so in the future.  To make is life fun, and to make sure he will never be powerless again, he gave himself a skill called RE: Write. This ability makes him literally rewrite anything and everything without limits. You might be thinking, wouldn't this just make the story boring and make all plots pointless? You are completely wrong because rewrite has a flaw, it is too limitless. Although I won't try to spoil too much, just think about what you would do if you could do anything but don't know if you should do anything at all. Oh and don't get me started on the plot twists, amazing! :D

Ps. Don't let the first 20 or so chapters fool you! The story has yet to begin!



The characters in this story are very relatable as they aren't just some clichè individual who is there for the sake of the plot. There are no clichè's throughout the story and isn't anyone who seems like they don't belong in the story or should be involved in it more. It is all perfectly well throughout. There are many different POV's in this story, and they all help to develop characters making your heart ache when something depressing happens to them and be happy when something good happens. It is kind of a complicated feeling, but a feeling none the less. The main characters have their own backstories explained and everything flows just right with no plot holes that make the characters seem like they aren't doing anything they aren't supposed to, like when an evil Mc who kills people for fun saves a little girl because why not.



Well, obviously there would be one or two sentences incorrect but what do you expect, we are all human after all. Basically all perfect and there is a sense of clarity throughout it all.



The way this is written is just right and nothing is done too fast or too slow. The use of different POVs are done just right, and the way worldbuilding is done to give the reader a clear understanding of the world. Everything is expressed just the right way, and it flows well with all the confusion since there's a lot of mystery throughout the whole story.



Fucking good shit. Almost made me cry a few times, and the only time that has happened was when watching both Clannad seasons and a few other emotional animes. Never a novel!

Read it if you know whats good for you.


Very good but barely enjoyable to read

This is more like, what if you were Omnipotent? What would you do in that case?

First of all, this is a really complex story, where everything is only explained around the end with there being many hints during the novel, the problem is that those hints are very hard to notice at first, and without knowing those hints, some parts of the story later on get harder to understand.

Here we have a MC who likes to make very well made story driven games slowly losing his job because of such games being no longer profitable for the company he is working, so he transports himself to one of his game worlds where he is literally God.

But being god can be problematic, like the MC finds out pretty fast.

There are quite some flaws with this story, first of all it being seriously complex and the reader is barely getting anything explained of what is actually going on, secondly the fact that this novel while being very good in quality, is sadly not really a enjoyable read.


Overpowered isn't as nice as you think.

My first review on RRL. Will add more later when I feel less sleepy.

My style of Reviewing is mostly aiming at the readers, attracting the readers who like this novel while discouraging others from giving it half-a-star.

Style: Although I don't feel anything notable, you can say it's a good thing. I tend to avoid novels whose author plainly write down their work without planning; so this novel is amongst those which were well & thoughtfully planned.

Story: As I put in the Title and repeating the synopsis, OP isn't as nice as you think. Although the MC is ridiculously Overpowered, if you are looking for RRL's average OP MC novel, this is actually Not-For-You.

About the Plot itself, I hasn't see how it would go yet. It's too early to say, and the current chapter is miles (or kilometers) behind the Prologue, so I suggest you shouldn't read the prologue.

Grammar: As a non native English speaker, I dare not say anything about the Grammar. But I can tell you, while reading this novel, I haven't had to read a single sentence twice to understand it.

Character: MC is, as I call it, a Reality Warper, at least in that World. You might think it's awesome to get whatever you wanted, but this novel address the sadistic truth about it.

MC's team is a nice mix of characters with different personalities, background, problems, etc... and the most obvious: they have their own Goals. They aren't bland cannon fodders for the MC's awesomeness but a group of actual living beings.

Overall Score: It's an unique story (as far as I read), and I think this is where I should put the encouragement.