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Actually, I Was the Real One
Chị đây mới là hàng thật nha cưng!
En realidad, yo era la verdadera
Eu sou a verdadeira
Gerçek Olan Bendim
La vraie, c'est moi !
Sesungguhnya, Akulah yang Asli
На самом деле, я была настоящей
Насправді, я була справжньою
Үнэндээ би жинхэнэ охин нь байсан
Իրականում ես իրականն էի
사실은 내가 진짜였다

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Latest Release(s)
c.94 by Mango Scans EN 8 months ago
c.44 by Speedcat over 2 years ago
c.41-43 by Speedcat over 2 years ago
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in Country of Origin
117 Chapters + Prologue (Ongoing)

S1: 40 Chapters (1~40)
S2: 40 Chapters (41~80)
S3: 37 Chapters (81~117)

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Anime Start/End Chapter

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Average: 7.4 / 10.0 (145 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.21 / 10.0

Last Updated
November 17th 2023, 7:02am



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Kakaopage (Kakao)
Kakao Webtoon (Daum)

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Characters Are Out Characters  
September 24th, 2023, 10:18am
Rating: N/A
Ok so the story is okay and the fl is sympathetic but she's simply dumb and a frustrating type of that which makes the sympathy turns into anger and frustration to the character instead i get it they want to do a introvert type but it's too much and because of a plothole that before her regression she was composed and slightly better than average but after her time travel she just don't know basic things about society they try explaining it by telling she never stepped outside but it doesn't make sense to be that dumb since she has learned so many etiquettes and knowledge since child hold but she can't manage to hold a conversation even for a second with other people and even trust strangers very easily and I am over 100 chapters and it's giving me some bad vibes in which I would prefer novel over if this is heading into the way I think it is and obviously I am talking about the romance interest in the novel there wasn't one but since it's manwa so it's maybe time to break out heart as over 98% of time when they add someone like knight and duke or prince whatever multiple love intrest it's the knight who we all ship because of his obvious knightly charm specially if he showed first with affection literally from first scenes the love interest knight and female lead chemistry matches the most but they never end up together despite having the best chemistry it's always turn out to somewhat bad type good looking whatever with blonde shit hair lead which I obviously hate I wish if they are adding love interest they better do Sir Joseph And Keira for the sake of not letting me go depress again therefore -
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had me gritting my teeth just to start  
by TiredandDeadInside
June 25th, 2023, 1:33am
Rating: N/A
I've tried a couple of times to read this but each time was just so painful I have up. I finally got somewhere after skipping the entire first flashback AND second extended flashback. I'm so glad I did.
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"nothing happens ever" the manwha  
by Gunthark
April 1st, 2023, 3:29pm
Rating: N/A
This started pretty good.
Not gonna lie I like the art, I like the reset button "I know the future and will change things" trope. I'm kind of a sucker for those stories.
And I had hope at first, for like the 40 first chapters.
I'm now on chap 94 and well...

This has turned into a very frustrating experience.
More details in spoilers as they imply basically telling you what happens up to 94.
But trust me, the title of my comment says it all.

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Nothing is what happens.
It's a story about the usual mc that was wronged in her former life, and seeking "revenge" against the bad woman who took her place and destroyed the world.
I say "revenge" between "" because the mc doesn't really want to harm Cosette (the bad girl) she just wants to be recognized as the real daughter. So it's more that the mc is simply seeking for acknowledgement, and she doesn't know at first how bad Cosette is. Thinking she's a manipulated victim.

Anyways, it's quite good up to chapter 40 ish as what Cosette does is quite small, and the fact she never gets punished for it isn't too bad. It's setting up their relationship, it's fine.
The problem is, not punishing the evildoer in a story about changing the future and punishing the evildoer is something that keeps happening.

A couple chapters later we have an arc where they go serve at the church for a holy ritual. Where Cosette Starts a fire (my guess, it's never said directly, but it's a very convenient fire let's just say...) and Breaks the holy item used in the ritual to blame the MC and make things hard for her.
Mc handles it well, Cosette is seen as the true culprit, her personnal maid is taken from her... And the only punishment for Cosette is being sent to her room. Literally, house arrest, for destroying a holy item, neglecting her duty, putting shame on her family (given the father personality, that should have been death)

A bit later, MC in a decent bit of thinking, manages to figure out Cosette is in fact most likely a demon possessing a dead body. Author shows that as a big win. What happens ? Nothing at all. Literally nothing at all. No consequences or anything, and it's never mentioned again so far.
Cosette uses her demonic powers to attack MC. She doesn't notice. The protection earing that was supposed to alert the wizard helping her breaks, wizard isn't alerted. Nothing happens.

Later Cosette is somehow allowed to go to the important hunting tournament. Makes a scene there despite apparently being under surveillance. Nothing happens.

A dragon appears attacking the grounds. Cosette is obviously involved...
Nothing happens ? Ok that one I dunno, it's the latest chapters. But We're 3 days after the attack, nothing has happened to Cosette yet.

Oh and Father has regained some memories, clearly knows Cosette is on the demon's side now. And... Nothing has happened.

So far it looks a lot like a chinese manhua, trying to milk a 2000 chapters story that could have been solved in a hundred more satisfyingly.
Now I'm not going to say this is completely bad. It has good moments, the start is good, the art is decent.
And if you aren't bothered with the constant cliffhangers into nothing happens, you might have fun. Hence why I didn't rate it 1.
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One of my favorites  
by MorganaReads
September 18th, 2022, 12:39pm
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
I love this story and the art is amazing. Personally, I'm here for the revenge story and watching the FL get rid of the imposter, and that aspect of the plot has been progressing well. Also (aside from the FL's father) the character and world building is great too.
I don't get others frustrations about not knowing who the ML is. The romance isn't what the story is about, and whatever happens with the romance is secondary to the FL regaining her life back (although of course I'm rooting for one of the men over the other).
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by Aroxie
January 8th, 2022, 6:14pm
Rating: 5.0  / 10.0
I agree with a reviewer here where the story is dragging on and on over the same thing... like please get a move on already. The art is cute, but the back and forth between the unknown ML is such a drag. I find myself skipping so many chapters and still able to tell what’s going to happen next.

... Last updated on January 8th, 2022, 6:15pm
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A little bit boring, but there is hope  
by glowtoads
March 7th, 2021, 3:15am
Rating: N/A
It's nice to see a character who has suffered deeply in their first life just focus on being happy and enjoying what they can in their second, but I find it a bit... aimless. There isn't much direction nor drive to the story for a very long time, which makes it a drag to get through. There isn't much separating this from every other story in the genre.

But as of March 2021, the infamous Cosette has made her first appearance in Keira's second life, so it looks like things will pick up! Fingers crossed, I will stick with this for a bit longer.
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by noobzilla
February 23rd, 2021, 9:07pm
Rating: N/A
I like it, if not solely because the ML is not obvious. Normally its the first guy the FL meets. But you can argue that she met 2 distinct MLs first depending on who you are shipping 😛
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This is the story for those who like the reset button trope  
by MikadoMoony23
December 28th, 2020, 1:57pm
Rating: N/A
If you desire to see a character who experienced unfair misfortune have the unwitting chance to travel backwards and fix their future, this is the manga for you. The main character, Keira, was raised as the Duke's eldest daughter and deemed the savior of a mysterious prophecy. However, when an interloper, Cosette, comes into the public eye and claims to be the Duke's true eldest daughter by his first wife, Keira is sentenced to death after trying ceaselessly to be a dutiful daughter, respectable duchess, and good elder sister. Plot wise, the manga is a little slow and angsty in the first four chapters where the role of Cosette and her influence is seen; however it does pick up from there and focuses on how Keira develops bonds with her staff, colleagues, and at least her little brother (don't even get me started on her dad; even his butler silently comments, "Bro, fix that attitude, I'd kill for a kind, filial daughter like that."😉. The only thing skeptical though about that second chance and development of new relationships is it seems a little too easy for her to gain friendships and develop deeper relationships because the time seems a little too short (chapter 31 marks a 2 week in the past period; Keira says it).

However, it is still quite enjoyable to follow her "F-this!" attitude as she tries to relax for once in her life, gain the friendships she never had, and form bonds that could sustain her emotionally after enduring so many setbacks and failures. We do not see her succeed in all corners, of course; there are still many things it is clear that she has to learn right now in the story line. Yet it is this struggle that makes Keira a likable character since you see her express all her regrets and recognize her flaws. Her problems are not solved at once and many questions about Cosette's origins and secrets about her birth are still unsolved, meaning she has a while to go on her journey of change and development. We also get to appreciate that this is not only a young woman with noble status, but one trained as a knight and a leader, so we do see her working within the specific caste system of the manga and learn more about the role magic and spirits play in her life.
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Took long to get to the point in the beginning ut after that its cure :3  
by sageo335
October 11th, 2020, 12:21pm
Rating: 8.0  / 10.0
This took reallyyyyyyyyyyy long to get off of the backstory. But once it got off of the backstory part it was really cute. I love the MC she is adorable. I don't know how old she is but I think the translators said she was 18 (I was really confused because she was falling in love with men in their 20s but she looks 15 >.> ).

... Last updated on October 11th, 2020, 12:21pm
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Please get to the point  
by Ftachi
October 4th, 2020, 12:17pm
Rating: 1.0  / 10.0
There is an insanely long backstory at the start of the series. I usually appreciate a good explanation of the world setting at the beginning but this is not it. It’s generic stuff from this genre, where the MC is made out to be a bad person in their previous life and blablablablabla, which can be easily explained in a chapter or less and the backstory can be expanded later on in the series whenever appropriate. Honestly, the whole backstory portion could be skipped and it wouldn’t make a difference to the story. The way that this was executed makes people think that if the story is going to be this dragged out from the start, how terrible would the whole series get?

Idk, the first few chapters took out too much of my energy, so I might be close to dropping it.

Update: Yup I’m dropping it, the writing is too childish and the MC is currently living her life in indulgence??What? Not a good state to be in tbh, she was definitely a better person in her previous life. Anyways, I don’t recommend this to anyone.

... Last updated on October 4th, 2020, 1:35pm
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