Posted in Light novel

Transmigration Chinese novels: Comedic duo

Title: Evil Cult Undercover Gets Exposed Everyday
Author: Lu Tianyi
Country: China
Genre: Romantic comedy
Status: Completed with 12 Chapters
Translation: Completed
Translator website: http://thisisbananatl.com/
Original website: http://www.jjwxc.net/
Rating on Novel Updates: 4.4/ 5

Synopsis: When Lin Ran woke up, he found out that he has unfortunately transmigrated into the body of the Evil Cult Founder’s 18th little concubine. Even more unfortunate was the fact that his true identity is actually a guard and he has married the Founder in order to spy on him.
Idiotic protagonist could only ‘bite the bullet’ and be an undercover. All sorts of bad luck, all sorts of incidents in ‘getting exposed’… however, he found out that this Founder’s attitude is very very strange…

My review: The mc transmigrated into the body of a spy and he is pretending to be the concubine of the leader of a diabolic sect HOWEVER nothing goes as he has originally imagined!! The ml is sweet to the mc and very lovingly dotes on him. It’s a very short but funny story. I loved the side characters story too.

Title: The Script is Not Like This!
Author: ZiWuYueYuan
Country: China
Genre: Romantic comedy
Status: Completed with 19 Chapters
Translation: Completed
Translator website: https://blackbox-tl.com/
Original website: http://www.jjwxc.net/
Rating on Novel Updates: 4.5/ 5

Synopsis: This novel can be summarized in three sentences:
1- Scum top abuses trash bottom.
2- Trash bottom loses his heart completely and leaves scum top.
3- All of a sudden, the scum top comes to his senses: Oh, I’ll look for the next one then, bye.
Hold on! Where’s the agreed abuse for the scum top? What happened to the promised transformation of scum top into a loyal dog? This isn’t how the script is supposed to be!
This novel is especially made as a reversal of the scum top and trash bottom tropes. There will be no three-views, no integrity, no limits and no logic. Beware of intentional landmines, scum top and revenge against society!

My review: Both the mc (seme) and the ml (seme turned volontarily uke hhh) are transmigrated into cliche danmei novels created by the same person : the shou. The interactions between the leads felt natural and funny, they could both relate to eachother and so fell along the way for eachother. No big drama for once, just comedie, a bit of romance and some fluff towards the end

Title: Transmigrated into the Film Emperor’s Death-Seeking Fiance
Author: 林盎司
Country: China
Genre: Romantic comedy
Status: Completed with 289 Chapters
Translation: Ongoing
Translator website: https://foxaholic.com/
Original website: http://www.jjwxc.net/
Rating on Novel Updates: 4.3/ 5

Synopsis: His filming opportunities were taken by others, his boyfriend cheated on him, he gave up a rich, tall handsome fiance and devoted himself to a scumbag. In the end, he was beaten to death by the scumbag.
Yan Qing Chi felt that although this danmei cannon fodder supporting male that he transmigrated into was troublesome, it was kind of tragic that he died like this through his own actions.
So, the first thing that Yan Qing Chi did after taking over this body was to catch them in the act and beat up the scumbag! The second thing that he did, was to agree to the marriage proposal from the aristocratic fiance.
However, Yan Qing Chi stared down at his big belly. Who can tell him what the heck this was?! Don’t tell him that he transmigrated into a mpreg novel???
Standing on the side, tall, rich, and handsome Film Emperor Jiang asked carefully: “Babe, do you want a boy or a girl?”
Yan Qing Chi: Do I want a WHAT?!

My review: This is a gem in this genre ! It got me hooked, smilling and wishing it would never end. I loved everything about it. The mc’s character is unique charming, honnest, strong and very intelligent but what i liked the most is his confidence and frankeness especially with the ml. The ml is a good character too very sytraightforward and loyal so it was the best match, really. Their story was quite refreshing and felt mature. I also loved the side characters stories. They were enteresting and got me invested.

Title: Transmigrating into the Reborn Male Lead’s Ex-Boyfriend
Author: 温瑜宽
Country: China
Genre: Romantic comedy
Status: Completed with 158 Chapters
Translation: Ongoing
Translator website: https://foxaholic.com/
Original website: http://www.jjwxc.net/
Rating on Novel Updates: 4.4/ 5

Synopsis: Song Xuanhe transmigrated into a book called “The President’s Seven Boyfriends”. He became the President’s cannon fodder ex-boyfriend, Song Xuanhe.
The Song Xuanhe in the book is 180 cm tall, so attractive he would trump over even the hottest celebrities, and a third generation heir. All in all , a very appropriate rich master.
It wasn’t a loss to transmigrate into this kind of person. It was just that this was a rebirth story.
The Song Xuanhe in the book abused the male lead 800 times and had even indirectly caused his death. Faced with the reborn blackened male lead, his fate was obvious:not only did he reach rock bottom, he even died without an intact corpse.
Right now, he had become the cannon fodder ex-boyfriend that was foreordained to die without an intact corpse.
——
System: Don’t you think that the male lead has been a bit strange recently? It’s like he’s plotting something in the dark.
Song Xuanhe: Plotting how to kill me?
System: No, plotting how to eat you.
——
Song Xuanhe, who was lying on the bed with an aching waist, pained back and legs suffering from cramps, cursed the System 800 times, what happened to the male lead being a shou?!

My review: A wonderful transmigration themed novel that I loved! This one is with a system. It is quite the character too and so I really got attached to it, . The mc tried to make the best of what he had to get the best outcome possible and the ml felt unure of his feelings towards him especially after his rebirth. Their chemistry though was through the roof. They both tried their best to deny the obvious and failed miserably.

Title: My Husband is Suffering from a Terminal Illness
Author: 不会下棋
Country: China
Genre: Romantic comedy
Status: Completed with 175 Chapters
Translation: Ongoing
Translator website: https://chrysanthemumgarden.com/
Original website: http://www.jjwxc.net/
Rating on Novel Updates: 4.6/ 5

Synopsis: Xie Yang has spent many years in the apocalypse and is tired and worn out. Then he transmigrated into a simple and superficial novel about the entertainment circle.
The protagonist of the novel was handsome, smart and a reborn. The female protagonist of the novel was beautiful, inspirational and had a golden finger. Some male and female supporting characters were also beautiful and had a deep background. If he casually transmigrated into one of them then he could close his eyes and enjoy himself. However, he didn’t transmigrate into any of them and instead became the hidden husband of the biggest villain in the novel, the male protagonist’s uncle.
He was called a husband but it was more similar to a caregiver. This was because the biggest villain in the novel was a terminally ill patient with a terrible personality and a sick brain. They got married for the sake of happiness.
Xie Yang: It doesn’t matter if you are the male lead, the female lead or the villain, whoever dares to stop me from living a comfortable life will die.

My review: Intresting set up, the mc was quite the character, I very easily fell for his cheekiness, the ml didn’t take long too to get attracted to him. Their romance was endearing, they both cared so much for eachother and finally got their Happy ever after! It was both funny and heartwarming. Their relationship felt healthy and balanced.


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Posted in Shoujo

Shoujo Manga: High School Love

“You don’t get to choose who you fall for. Your heart doesn’t always work the way you want it to. “
Sanda Ayumi

Title: Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji
Author: HATTA Ayuko
Status: Completed with 16 volumes
Translation: Completed
Synopsis: Erika lied to her friends about having a boyfriend by showing a picture of an annonymous guy who turned out to be a schoolmate of hers and was shortly after recognized by her friends. Their conversations then was overheard by the guy, Sata Kyouya. Erika went to explain and proposed her idea of faking as lovers. However, Sata who gave off the nice-charming feelings guy turns out to be a black prince and used her reasons to blackmail her instead.

My review: It is a comedy romance filled with friendship goals and cuteness. Witnessing Erika and Sata’s growing relationship was adorable and felt real.

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“Could it be that I’m actually more like a side character?”
Hatori Matsuzaki

Title: Heroine Shikkaku
Author: Koda Momoko
Status: Completed with 10 volumes
Translation: Completed
Synopsis: This could happen to any girl. Imagine being a heroine of a love story. Hatori also believed that one day she would get married to her childhood friend, Rita. But that’s not how the world works! She wasn’t the leading lady of her prince charming!

My review: It’s hilarious and sad at the same time but I loved everything about it. Hatori was a very endearing character to me, she felt real and I found myself rooting for her to finally realize that she doesn’t need to settle for a second character life, she can be her own heroine and still have her perfect leading man.

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“Memories can be created with patience.”
Shuusei Kugayama

Title: L-dk
Author: Watanabe Ayu
Status: Completed with 25 volumes
Translation: Completed
Synopsis: Shuusei Kugayama is the “prince” of his high school, but he has always turned down confessions, including one from Aoi Nishimori’s best friend. Although she initially hated him because of this, but when Shuusei moves in next door to Aoi, who lives alone, she starts changing her first impression about him, thinking to herself that he might not be such a bad guy after all…

My review:One of the first Mangas I have read and still one of my favorites. Their interactions were what made the manga so special to me. Their chemistry was electrifying ! It was hot !

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His hand, no matter how tightly I hold it, it no longer feels warm to me.”
Nanase Sakashita

Title: Hana-kun to Koisuru Watashi
Author: Kumaoka Fuyu
Status: Ongoing with 10 volumes
Translation: Ongoing
Synopsis: Nanase Sakashita is good at playing the role of the model Student but that doesnt stop her from taking an interest in Hana-kun, the schools delinquent. Hana-kun accidently drops a small box while sneaking around on the school grounds. When Nanase tries to return the box, Hana-kun tells her to keep it for its already too late to give it to the person he likes. She then wonders who might be that person!

My review: This one portrays the unlikely love story of a top student and the school’s trouble maker. I loved how Nana influenced Hana in a good way and how they finally come to recognize their feelings for each other. I also liked how Hana man up and chased after her instead of keeping to himself and choosing to ignore his feelings.

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“I wont hate that person. Even if my love doesn’t reach him. Because they are still my precious feelings.”
Kinoshita Ninako

Title: Strobe Edge
Author: Sakisaka Io
Status: Completed with 10 volumes
Translation: Completed
Synopsis: Having no experience in romance, the vibrant Ninako curiously explores the meaning of what “love” really is, and is surprised to feel a colorful range of emotions as she grows closer to the school heartthrob, the quiet yet gentle Ren, who also happens to be involved in a longtime relationship.

My review: I have long been conflicted about this manga. I could relate to Ninako especially knowing she is just a high school kid in love with the school’s idol but I still couldn’t chase the fact that he already had a girlfriend. Still, I did enjoy reading it to the end and it is one of my most memorable Mangas to this day.


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Posted in josei, Light novel

Unrequited Love : Josei novels

Title: Ambiguous Relationship
Author: Ming Yue Ting Feng
Country: China
Genre: Romantic comedy
Status: Completed with 85 Chapters
Translation: Completed
Translator website: https://www.wattpad.com/user/MiraiSaesang
Original website: http://www.jjwxc.net/onebook.php?novelid=1621407
Rating on Novel Updates: 4.4/ 5

Synopsis: He is handsome, arrogant and he belongs to the elite class. She, Being straightforward and brave, shamelessly pursued him, sending him gifts, flowers and trying her best to get close to him. But then, she was humiliated when his staff gossiped about her and decided to retreat. He also directedly rejected her and told her they could only be friends. Soon after, she began avoiding him at all costs and yet no matter how much she tried, their paths kept crossing.

My review: It is a light novel that is both funny quirky. The story revolves around a young woman who chased after the one she thought of as Mr. right only to be ignored and finally rejected. But life kept throwing them together and so they formed some kind of friendship. From then on, the story took off. I loved their banter, his flirting, her personality. They were really right for each other.

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Title: A Game To Make Him Fall
Author: Hiroro
Country: Japan
Genre: Slice of life
Status: One shot
Translation: Completed
Translator website: https://yoraikun.wordpress.com/
Original website: http://ncode.syosetu.com/n5683dj/
Rating on Novel Updates: 4.8/ 5

Synopsis: Born to a house where women were only seen as tools to birth children, I was already in my twenties. I was standing on the crossroads of life.
At my fingertips were close to fifty photos of different men. They were the marriage partner candidates my father had prepared. I stared down at the photos around me and finally picked one.
Choosing him was truly a coincidence.

My review: Although they met through a marriage of convenience, she did fall for him and tried her best to win his heart. A simple story you would say and yet it was so much more. It really is a heartfelt and bittersweet story !

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Title: Ballad of Ten Thousand Gu
Author: Ye Xiao
Country: Chinese
Genre: Tragedy
Status: Short story (5 chapters)
Translation: Completed
Translator website: https://catharcity.wordpress.com/
Original website: http://www.jjwxc.net/onebook.php?novelid=1466297&chapterid=0
Rating on Novel Updates: 4.6/ 5

Synopsis: Before she jumped into the pond filled with ten thousand venomous creatures, Ah Lai asked her: “Did you ever regret meeting him?”
Su Bai watched her quietly. After a long moment, she lifted her lips and smiled: “It was the greatest blessing of my life to have met him.” She then leapt off the steps.

My review: To this day, my heart hurts when I recall this one. It is truly an unfortunate story of love and devotion. I didn’t like the ending the first time I read it but now I have come to appreciate the beauty of it.

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Title: One Night, One Day, One Year, One Lifetime
Author: Fu Sulü
Country: Chinese
Genre: Tragedy
Status: Completed with 13 chapters
Translation: Completed
Translator website: https://catharcity.wordpress.com/
Original website: http://www.jjwxc.net/onebook.php?novelid=1182714
Rating on Novel Updates: 4.7/ 5

Synopsis: That night, I listened to the hymns till dawn, not for serenity, but to seek a sliver of your soul.
That month, I flipped through all the scriptures, not for enlightenment, but to touch the pages where your fingers once lingered.
That year, I knelt on the grounds, my head embracing the dusts, not to pay obeisance to the Gods, but to feel the warmth you left behind.
That life, I wandered through ten thousand great mountains, not in search for an afterlife, but to cross paths with you!
Gao Fei, don’t you think that I have lived through this night, this day, this year, and this lifetime, only to hold your hand and accompany you in this journey of life?

My review:

It truly is a Heartbreaking story! What to say about this one, other than it is sad to the point of madness. Both the mc and ml were driven mad by what had happened to them. They just didn’t meet at the right time of their lives I would like to think!
And I still don’t know how I feel about the mc! I don’t condone what she has done but I still found myself rooting for her. I also think that although both leads had enough heartache to last them several lifetimes but still, I feel ml was the true victim of this ill-fated relationship!

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Title: The Reluctant Bride Book II
Author: Zen Xin Yue
Country: Chinese
Genre: Romance
Status: Completed with 162 chapters
Translation: Completed
Translator website: https://www.scribblehub.com/series/6811/the-reluctant-bride-book-ii/
Original website: https://www.xs8.cn/
Rating on Novel Updates: 3.9/ 5

Synopsis: Qiao Tan Yuan has always loved Gu Jiao Wu and so secretly paid Gu Jiao Wu’s girlfriend to leave him. And since their families were close, she got him to marry her.
During their marriage, Gu Jiao Wu never touched her yet one night while he was drugged the two consumate their marriage and Qiao Tan Yuan got pregnant.
She, heartbroken, lies to Gu Jiao Wu about aborting their baby, and agrees to divorce him.
After a series of events, they met again, just when Qiao Tan Yuan was about to give birth to their daughter…

My review: Silly girl in love with a man who doesn’t feel the same for her. She did some bad things to get him resulting in his hatred and disdain yet something unexpectedly made them both see differently. This is cute and sexy story. I enjoyed seeing the ml falling hard for our mc, especially after how he had ignored her all those years during their marriage!


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Posted in BL

Sweetest BL Manga

“I hate the part of me that’s a minority. (…) I can’t even bring myself to look for similar people despite having many ways to do it.”
Yoshinaga Yamato

Title: Koi Monogatari
Author: HATTA Ayuko
Status: Ongoing with 20 chapters
Translation: Ongoing
Synopsis: Hasegawa Yuiji accidentally finds out that his classmate, Yoshinaga Yamato, is gay. Eventually, he realises Yamato’s gaze is directed towards an unattainable love. While hanging together at a study group, Yuiji finds out that Yamato is a pretty nice guy, and despite his awkwardness, he starts rooting for him.

My review: This manga is such a gem. The story is slow paced and the fact that the mangaka takes her sweet time with the updates doesn’t really help either. However, this manga is worth, though it tackles pretty heavy subjects it still fills you with warmth and good feels.

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“Seven days were long enough to make me fall in love.”
“Once more, walking with you, a new week begins.”

Shino Yuzuru

Title: Seven Days
Author: TACHIBANA Venio, TAKARAI Rihito
Status: Completed with 18 chapters
Translation: Completed
Synopsis: One Monday morning, Shino Yuzuru suddenly asks Seryou Touji out. Seryou, who’s pretty popular, has the odd habit of going out with anyone who asks him out first at the beginning of the week, then promptly dumping them at the end of it. “Anyone” apparently includes male upperclassmen like Shino, and thus, two spent a week getting to know eachother as boyfriends…

My review: This was a sweet read. I fell for the good natured Yuzuru as well as the swoon worthy Touji. The way they came to fall for each other is well portrayed. Their confusion, their longing for each other and finally their confession, a rollercoaster of emotions that leaves you breathless yet deliciously satisfied.

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“Misaki…It’ not a bad thing. I mean (…) I think you’re happy too…
This is not a bad a thing“

Arikawa Youichi

Title: Hana no Mizo Shiru
Author: Takarai Rihito
Status: Completed with 16 chapters
Translation: Completed
Synopsis: Arikawa had an unexpected encounter with a fellow when he helped get up after he had tripped… On that same day, on his way home, he accidentally bumped into him again at the train station and accidentally picked Misaki’s flower necklace which seemed to have a sentimental value…

My review: An other moving story by Takarai sensei. Misaki was struggling with his sexual identity especially with what has happened to him in his younger years and Arikawa was exactly what he needed. Yet, he still couldn’t trust him and let go of his fears. It’s full of feels. It also has a short sequel that follows the their life together afterwards.

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“Nice people are scary. That is why, of all the people I have ever met, HE scares me the most.”
Kaidou Ren

Title: Super Lovers
Author: Abe Miyuki
Status: Ongoing with 13 volumes
Translation: Ongoing
Synopsis: 17-year-old Kaidou Haru isn’t too happy to be spending his summer vacation in the wilds of Canada with his eccentric, estranged mother, but when she saddles him with civilizing his new adopted brother, 8-year-old wild child Ren, he takes up the mantle with aplomb, gradually learning to navigate the boy’s unruly demeanor and fostering a close bond that prompts him to invite Ren to come live with him in Japan once he graduates, hoping Ren can experience what it’s like to have a real family.

My review: What to say more about this other than it was my first BL, this was the manga that opened my eyes to the beauty of danmei love. Haru and Ren were the sweethearts of my heart. I cried and laughed and got anxious with them. Warning: they do have quite an age gap and they do meet while Ren is still a child, however, they were first and foremost brothers (step brothers), but their unique relationship evolved to something more along the years. Absolutely worth reading, no question asked!

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“Today you can cry until you ran out of tears. But from now on, I will never let you cry, Gamou. I swear.”
Amamiya Hiroaki

Title: Higouhou Junai
Author: Fuwa Shinri
Status: Completed with 3 volumes
Translation: Completed
Synopsis: Lawyer Gamou Toshiki and Prosecutor Amamiya Hiroaki met in college and quickly became friends, but for the serious Gamou it was love at first sight toward the charming Amamiya. After being separated for several years, Amamiya has moved back to Tokyo and though Gamou knows there’s no chance of anything other than friendship, still hopes for something to change…

My review: The manga tells the story of Gamou Toshiki who is helplessly in an unrequited love with his college best mate Amamiya Hiroaki. What I liked about it, is how Toshiki tried his best to make Hiroaki fall for him, he didn’t shy away from his feelings and truly confessed his heart. Heartache is to be expected with this one but fear not you will eventually get your happy ending.


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