Japanese protagonists: Mr. "iM a nErmAl gOoD ciTicen pErsOn vurGin with a mUh purFeCt nErmaL Lyfe" that's a lowkey pervert flexer who sounds like a total hypocrite 80% of the time. Gives the You're bad, I'm good kind of vibe even when the WN sells them as "bad" or "anti-hero" Chinese protagonists: Highkey flexer who will peel your skin off and murder your family if you bang one of their wives. Would definitely be considered a villain in a Japanese beta shit-story. Satisfying to read about because they almost always gets even or more. Korean protagonists: Monetizes everything. More than likely to start out poor. Most realistic out of the 3 when it comes to moral compass. Neither the unreasonably heroic "muh good japonize citi-zen" nor an over-the-top aggressive genocidal maniac. As for why I wrote all this, it was triggered by "I came back but the world is still a fantasy". Frustrating read, honestly. Not only is the chronology unnecessarily convoluted, but the MC is also sold as this mysterious, awesome guy when in reality the person himself is really just a depressed nobody who at one moment beats up a purse snatcher in a brutal way when there's a crowd watching him, and at another moment barely hurts a group of terrorists even though they've seen his face because "iM eh GuD peArson". I don't know. There's something about Japanese MCs that feels more repressed than "good". Even their ecchi stories. It seems like it's made to satisfy sexual fantasies while simultaneously helping the readers deny said sexual fantasies. Seems like ticking time bombs of sexual assaults tbh. Poor guys. Two A-bombs really did them dirty.