Note: Recently updated novels are in bold.
This is a list of some of the Chinese BL novels I’ve read that I felt was worth noting down. Most are untranslated and the few translated ones were picked up after I added them to my list. Most are completed and those that are still ongoing will be marked.
Note that some of them were read a long time ago and I’ve might’ve forgotten a lot of it or got some details wrong.
There are also some I’m keeping back because they are on my Potential to Translate List. They will be added to this page if I take them off the list.
The novel recs are mostly all modern and have been split into different categories. There is also a recommendation section, where I recommend a novel that I particularly love. All translated titles are also a quick translation done in like one second and aren’t necessarily accurate. Please check them again if you’re going to translate a novel on the list.
I have included the noveluldates link for novels that have been picked up to be translated and have made a novelupdates list as well for easy finding.
For easier navigation, here are the categories that I have split the novels into.
Corpse Wins After the End of the World (屍生贏家 末世反重生)
Tags: Apocalypse, abilities, rebirth, anti-rebirth
Summary: MC stood at the top of the world, both before and after the apocalypse. After the end of the world, he awakened three abilities and was the only one who could match the zombie king.
Then his half-brother was reborn to before the apocalypse happened and threw MC to the zombies and he turns into a zombie.
Thoughts: This is a story about the other side of the apocalypse, which I like. MC turns into a zombie and evolves beyond the ordinary mindless zombies and the story describes the way he builds up to become a zombie king. ML is a cat who developed after the apocalypse and could eventually transform into human form. Good novel but there was a huge time skip and the ending was a bit rushed.
After Death, I Became Famous (死后我又叒叕爆红了[古穿今])
Date Added: May 2021
Status: 53 Chapters (Ongoing)
Tags: Double rebirth, painting, sections of entertainment circle, Gong MC.
Summary: Gong MC is reborn in the body of a fake young master. Shou MC was his apprentice and reborn into the body of a rich young master who has a scary, gangster reputation. MC was a painter in his previous life and always underestimated his skills because he never got famous. Then after being reborn, he found out that after his death, he become extremely famous.
Thoughts: I pondered over what section to put this in but to me, it feels like a typical entertainment novel, only the MC is a painter instead of an artist. Since MC’s first work is acting as the stand-in painter for a drama, people keep expecting him to enter the entertainment circle. Meanwhile, he just wants to paint. ML is cute because he is reborn in this gangster young master while he actually likes sweet things and pink. However, he can’t reveal it due to his reputation. A good read so far but a bit frustrating that ML still hasn’t realized that MC is his master up to where I’ve read.
I Love You The Most in The World (全世界我最爱你[娱乐圈])
Date Added: May 2021
Status: 257 Chapters (Completed)
Tags: Amnesia, entertainment circle
Summary: MC gets amnesia and the only one he remembers is ML, making him think ML is his boyfriend. ML has been in love with MC for a long time and after MC shows up calling him ‘boyfriend’, he can’t resist pretending.
Thoughts: This is by the author of novels like Reborn as the Villain President’s Lover and Transmigrated into the Film Emperor’s Death-Seeking Fiance. Just a warning, this starts off on a really terrible premise, in that ML enters into a relationship with MC despite knowing that MC has amnesia and it is wrong. This involves everything, including sex. If this triggers you then I suggest you don’t read. When the MC has amnesia, the relationship is sweet but there is always a bitter feeling underneath due to the ML’s guilt. ML has been in love with MC for a long time but MC always avoided him due to MC’s best friend, who is ML’s illegitimate half brother and who hates ML. Due to his uncertainty in the relationship, ML does a few terrible things like having people watch MC, especially when MC meets up with his best friend. Once MC discovers the truth, they break up and this actually lasts for a while. There is some angst but they eventually get back together in a much more equal and healthy relationship, without ML’s controlling actions and MC’s submissiveness due to his amnesia.
I Became Popular After Becoming a Cannon Fodder Star (穿成炮灰明星后我爆红了)
Date Added: May 2021
Status: 257 Chapters (Completed)
Tags: Transmigration into a book, entertainment circle, acting
Summary: MC transmigrates into a book where he became a cannon fodder star with extremely beautiful looks. He decides to take advantage of these beautiful looks combined with his excellent acting skills to make it all the way to the top. ML is a movie emperor.
Thoughts: This is a normal entertainment novel. It doesn’t do anything new with the genre but it is a really good read for those who like entertainment novels. I like the various projects that the MC picks up and like hearing the story in them and how MC takes on the role. The gay movie that MC and ML filmed even made me cry. ML isn’t the cold type and there are good supporting characters. Of course, the face slapping in entertainment novels can’t be absent as well. Overall, it is well written and a good read.
After Transmigrating as the Protagonist of a Mary Sue Novel, I Bent (穿成玛丽苏文男主后我弯了)
Date Added: April 2020
Tags: Entertainment, sweet
Summary: MC woke up from a dream and realized he was in a book world and he was the male lead who did many stupid things to gain the female lead (FL) including killing someone. ML is the person he killed and a movie emperor, who also had a dream about what happened. MC wants to change the plot of the novel and refuses to have anything to do with the FL. He ends up signing up to film a danmei novel where the ML is the other lead.
Thoughts: This novel is basically about them filming the BL movie and getting together. The FL isn’t in it as much as the summary implies and is basically just a prop for their relationship. The movie they’re filming is about vampires, so the novel is pretty sexy, with explicit descriptions of biting, kissing etc. However, it does slow down a bit after the MC and ML gets together and the filming of the movie can feel dragged out. Still, the relationship is sexy and the extras are really sweet.
Entertainment Circle’s Mascot (娛樂圈吉祥物)
Tags: Entertainment, sweet
Summary: MC is a monk raised in the mountains, who was sent down the mountain. He ends up helping an actress who is filming a variety show there and eventually enters the entertainment industry.
Thoughts: MC is a bit naïve but really strong, since he trained in martial arts. He’s clueless about this society but he becomes popular because he is always making people laugh. ML is head of a big company and is the sweet and warm type to MC. MC’s little brother, also a monk, appears as well. There is apparently a sequel starring the MC’s brother but it is still ongoing so I haven’t started reading it yet.
Great at Acting, Now I’m Reborn (超會演戲的我現在重生了)
Tags: Modern entertainment, rebirth, revenge
Summary: MC was a beauty whose face was destroyed in a fire. Then he finds out that his lover was responsible and while trying to get revenge, he was reborn to before the fire. ML is the movie emperor who took care of MC after the fire, when even his lover abandoned him.
Thoughts: This is a typical entertainment novel, where MC is an excellent actor and steps on various cannon fodder to make his way to the position of movie emperor and get revenge. Still, it is well written and if you like entertainment novels then you should like this one.
Immortal Koi is Going to Debut (錦鯉大仙要出道[娛樂圈]
Tags: Entertainment, supernatural fantasy, sweet.
Summary: MC is a koi with a pure yin body. His grandfather warns him that those with a heavy yang will want to approach or attack him. He goes down from the mountain to find his brother and ends up entering the entertainment circle, I think because his brother is a bigshot in the entertainment industry and he can’t meet his brother. He enters a competition for trainees and ends up meeting the ML, a popular actor who has a heavy yang. Thus, MC keeps being frightened of ML because he thinks the ML wants to eat him.
Thoughts: MC is a bit naïve and cute. I also like that he has a good relationship with the people he dorms with in the competition. After the competition, they end up forming a debut group due to various reasons and two of these group members are a side CP. From what I remember, ML is cold but likes teasing MC and his brother (one of the side CP and MC’s friend). ML also has a bad relationship with MC’s brother.
I Heard That I’m Poor (聽說我很窮[娛樂圈])
Tags: Entertainment circle
Summary: MC enters the entertainment industry because he wants to make a lot of money. His family background is high and he has money, but he needs a lot to buy back Chinese artefacts, which was his grandfather’s dream. ML hears MC singing and instantly becomes a fan/likes him (I think they had an intersection in the past?). However, due to his enemies and not wanting MC to be targeted, he pretends to be MC’s anti-fan on Weibo while actually praising him.
Thoughts: ML seems like the typical cold and wealthy ML but he’s also a bit naïve, especially when it comes to the MC. MC is your typical OP person who can sing, dance, is smart etc. But their relationship is very cute. This was a very entertaining read and one I considered translating.
I Only Like Your Persona (我只喜歡你的人設[娛樂圈])
Tags: Entertainment circle
Summary: MC has an angelic face but his personality is cold and he finds it hard to trust people due to his age. ML ends up overhearing him coldly getting rid of a one-night stand and ends up disliking MC. ML was a child actor who took a break to go to school, then he started filming movies and became popular. MC is a fan of ML’s appearance and draws him, becoming a popular artist on Weibo. After the initial dislike, ML and MC appear on a reality show (escape game) together and they eventually get together.
Thoughts: ML is the pure dog type and he likes MC but he also distrusts MC because of their initial meeting. They get together but MC never expresses that it is the serious relationship so there are several moments when ML thinks MC cheats on him. However, there are also sweet moments, especially after MC finally trusts ML and expresses his love. Don’t go in expecting a completely sweet and fluffy relationship when they get together.
I Really Can’t Act (我真的不會演戲)
Summary: MC can’t act and confesses to his university teacher, who accepts and they become boyfriends. After becoming boyfriends, MC discovers that his boyfriend is super strong in acting, graduating from a well-known acting school, and is determined to make MC learn how to act.
Thoughts: Relationship could be sweeter because ML seems more focused on teaching MC to act and it was hard to know what he was feeling towards MC. I like that no matter how good ML is at acting, he never enters the entertainment world and that’s due to his past and background.
I Want to Be in a Relationship (我就想谈个恋爱)
Tags: Modern entertainment, rebirth, sweet.
Summary: MC was a famous actor who never got to be in a relationship. After being reborn, he wants to quit the entertainment industry and find a lover. Somehow, he still ends up getting involved in the entertainment industry and meets the ML. ML is extremely smart but has autism (I think?)
Thoughts: Extremely sweet. I love the ML in this who is so naïve and clings to the MC. MC and ML’s relationship is also extremely sweet after they get together and I love the ending scene. MC also has extremely good luck due to something that happened in his previous life and reading about some of the situations his luck gets him into/out of is funny.
Life isn’t Long (命不久矣[娛樂圈])
Tags: Entertainment, supernatural, ghosts
Summary: MC is an actor who is cursed/has evil energy hanging on him that will eventually kill him. The strong energy allows him to see ghosts. ML is a young Daoist/Taoist/Ghost catcher type person who senses the energy on MC. MC hires ML to protect him and ends up using the ability to see ghosts to solve problems and rise in the entertainment industry.
Thoughts: I like that this novel is a mixture of mystery and entertainment. ML is young and strong, but untrained. He is also a bit naïve about modern society.
My Artists are Reborn (我家艺人满级重生[娱乐圈])
English Translation Link: https://www.novelupdates.com/series/my-artist-is-reborn/
Status: 189 chapters (Completed)
Tags: Entertainment, supernatural, ghosts, rebirth
Summary: MC is an agent whose artists keep leaving him after they became popular. Then MC visits the memorial of a famous rock singer who died a long time ago (ML) and ends up seeing the ghost. ML’s ghost accompanies him to visit MC’s next artist, only to come after the artist committed suicide. ML’s ghost is sucked into the body and he is reborn in this artist’s body.
Thoughts: MC has powerful connections due to a background that isn’t revealed yet. ML is a singer and pretty OP. Where I got up to, MC obtained his next artist, an excellent actress who became a ghost and was reborn after coming across another girl who committed suicide (have to suspend some disbelief at this). In any case, seems interesting so far and I like that ML isn’t the only one who is reborn and OP, no matter how eye-rolling the setup.
My Idol’s Vest Fell Again (我家爱豆的马甲又掉了)
Status: 206 chapters (Completed)
Tags: Entertainment, OP main characters, rebirth
Summary: MC is like the character of a quick transmigration novel. He transmigrated to all these worlds and completed his mission. The novel’s premise is what happens after he completes all the missions. He is reborn in his original world at an early point in his life. At the start of the novel, he has already been reborn for many years and established multiple identities such as a genius songwriter, genius guitarist, genius writer, genius painter, etc. Now he has entered the entertainment world to change his fate and that of some people around him.
Thoughts: As can be seen from the premise, MC is OP OP OP OP. Has to be repeated multiple times because of how OP he is. This is basically a story of how he enters the entertainment industry and his multiple identities get revealed one by one, faceslapping his enemies. ML is also the typical richest businessman type, but he can also be really cute, especially when he pursues the MC and doesn’t know what to do. Good novel to read if you’re in the mood for face-slapping and extremely OP MC. Novel cover is also really cute.
Update: Really don’t like the last arc. Author had to change some of what they planned due to coronavirus and it showed. It was really rushed and way too patriotic for me. Slightly disappointing since I enjoyed the other arcs. Also, author changed the cover and I prefer the old one
Recapture the Entertainment Industry (重征娛樂圈﹝重生﹞)
English Translation Link: https://www.novelupdates.com/series/recapture-the-entertainment-industry/
Tags: Modern entertainment, rebirth, revenge
Summary: MC’s lover betrayed him with a close friend (slag) and slag killed him. MC dies and is reborn in an unpopular member of the entertainment industry who was suppressed because of the slag.
Thoughts: Another typical entertainment novel. MC sings and acts so he is doubly OP. I like that he is reborn after his death and sees the effect it has, especially to the former lover who is filled with regret.
Spare Tire is Done(备胎不干了)
Status: 94 chapters (Ongoing, irregular updates)
Tags: Modern entertainment, revenge
Summary: MC had his body stolen by a transmigrator who fell in love with scum male and did stupid things like ruin his family. He gets control of his body back after three years and has to deal with the consequences of the transmigrator’s actions. ML was his boyfriend (?) from three years ago who was putting on a kind act in front of him, only to become an international movie emperor three years later.
Thoughts: This is by the same author as Death Progress Bar and many other excellent novels. I was attracted by the premise, however, it is an ongoing novel so I have put it on pause for now. Its good and I’m interested in knowing more about MC and ML’s past relationship, but where I’m up to now, there is more focus on face-slapping then there is on their relationship. I sometimes feel that the face-slapping is dragged our for many chapters, although that might just be because I was following it daily rather than reading it all at once. Still, a good novel and like I said, interesting premise.
Superior Position (上位[娱乐圈])
Date Added: 12/12/19
Status: 110 chapters (Completed)
Tags: Entertainment, sweet text
Summary: MC comes back from abroad and ends up joining a variety program to pick members to debut in a group (for those who have seen the shows Produce 101 etc, it is extremely similar to this). The program he joins ends up having his ex-boyfriend as a judge and an old friend as the host/mentor role (ML).
Thoughts: MC and ML have an extremely sweet connected. For those worried about the ex-boyfriend, his role is pretty small. Despite the difference in their status, MC and ML have a pretty equal relationship that is quite teasing. ML purposely joins the show as the host because he heard MC was participating in it. Generally, a sweet entertainment novel that isn’t about acting for once.
Transmigrating as the Widow of a Vicious Male (穿成守寡的恶毒男配)
Status: 109 chapters (Completed)
Tags: Entertainment, supernatural
Summary: MC transmigrates into the body of a cannon fodder who was in love with the novel’s male lead (scum) and convinced by the male lead to marry the male lead’s brother (ML). MC transmigrated just as the male lead’s brother died. However, for some reason, he can see the ghost of the ML who looked extremely vicious. In order to avoid being retaliated against, MC pretends to be extremely in love with his husband and pretended that getting married to the ML was why he pretended to like the scum in the first place.
Thoughts: MC and ML’s relationship develops pretty quickly. For example, the transition between friends to suddenly having feelings is a bit quick. There is an overarching mystery behind various events that happen in the entertainment circle and the reason for the ML’s death. ML might be a ghost but he is so powerful that he can make his form solid.
Transmigrating as the Dead Fiance of the Movie Emperor (穿成影帝作死未婚夫[穿书])
Date Added: 12/12/19
English Translation LInk: https://www.novelupdates.com/series/transmigrated-into-the-film-emperors-death-seeking-fiance/
Status: 289 chapters (Completed)
Tags: Entertainment, male pregnancy, sweet relationship, happy family
Summary: MC transmigrates into the body of a cannon fodder who was in love with a scum male, so he refused the marriage of the ML, only to be killed by the scum. ML originally had a white moonlight in his heart but the white moonlight loved someone else. After the white moonlight went abroad to chase the other person, ML decided to give up on him and follow the marriage his family arranged for him. Since he likes men, he asked for the marriage to be switched from MC’s sister to MC. The original body refused but after MC transmigrated, he agreed to the marriage.
Thoughts: I really like the relationship here. They both enter the marriage knowing they don’t love each other but are determined to make it work. They don’t hesitate to act like a real married couple, including having sex on the wedding night, and things gradually develop. ML is firm in his determination to give up the white moonlight (WM) and decisively cuts things off when WM returns. WM and his lover does try and cause trouble for MC though. One thing I really like about this novel is that ML already adopted a child at the beginning, so there is extreme fluff as they raise their extremely cute son. MC can also become pregnant. His logic is funny in that ML= one of the male protagonists who can get the other protagonist (WM) pregnant. Since MC took the place of the WM, he can also get pregnant.
Was My Vest Lost Today? (今天马甲掉了吗)
Status: 106 chapters (Completed)
Tags: Entertainment, author, sweet
Summary: MC is an 18-tier actor whose quite bad at acting. During the time when he didn’t get work, he became a writer and his stories became really popular, getting various drama adaptations. MC decides that he would be able to portray his character the best and gains the role of the protagonist of the next adaptation. ML is a famous actor who is a big fan of MC’s novels and becomes the second lead.
Thoughts: I like that MC isn’t a great actor at first. He barely passes the audition and this makes the ML dislike him at first, because he thinks MC will ruin his favourite author’s words. However, MC’s hard work and improvement in acting gradually makes the ML like him. MC is also a bit of a scared to face public opinion about his acting and he also acts impulsively. All in all, not the typical OP and perfect MC. Sweet entertainment novel that’s still ongoing.
Waking Up as the Move Emperor’s Cat (睡醒成了影帝的猫)
Date Added: April 2020
Status: 139 chapters (Completed)
Tags: Entertainment, sweet, cat
Summary: MC is an unpopular actor who was abandoned by his company. Then he suddenly got into a car accident and ended up in the body of a cat. He lived on the streets for a bit before being picked up by ML. ML is the movie emperor who absolutely loves cats, but they are all afraid of him. Thus, he is absolutely delighted when the MC doesn’t appear afraid of him and wants to stay with him.
Thoughts: ML is a complete cat lover and absolutely spoils MC. The first half of the novel is MC being spoiled, acting silly as a cat and trying to figure how what happened to him. He eventually becomes able to switch uncontrollably between human form and cat form and ML falls in love pretty quickly, since he finds MC as cute as his cat form. There is also some mystery solving about why MC turned into a cat. Completely cute novel, especially if you love cats, and MC and ML have a sweet relationship.
Shock! Gaming Male God is My First Love (震惊！电竞男神竟是我初恋)
Date Added: May 2021
Status: 75 chapters (ongoing, currently releasing the extras)
Tags: sweet, gaming, getting back together.
Summary: MC is a teacher and he inadvertently discovers that his ex-boyfriend and first love is actually a male god in the e-sports circle. ML has retired and was a coach, until he took a one year break to chase the MC again.
Thoughts: Short and extremely sweet novel about MC and ML getting back together. There is a bit of angst (not too much) at the beginning as they work through the reasons for the original breakup but its mainly sweet. There isn’t much gaming in the novel so if you’re not into that aspect, you don’t have to worry. ML is the extremely shameless type. Overall, a really good and sweet read.
He Became the God of E-sports After Taking a Rest (息影后他成了电竞大神)
Date Added: April 2020
Status: 323 chapters (completed)
Tags: Gaming, e-sports
Summary: MC is the son of a famous actor who followed his father into the entertainment industry, only to become the most famous vase known for his beautiful looks and terrible acting. He eventually retires and decides to pursue his dream as an e-sports player. ML is the captain of an e-sports team who eventually persuades MC’s hidden identity (a famous anchor whose identity is unknown) into joining his team.
Thoughts: This is basically extremely similar to God Level Summoner, only MC and ML are on the same team. Just like GLS, there are multiple CPS whose stories are expanded on in the extras. There is a part to win the main tournament and also the world competition. Since it is an e-sports novel, there is a lot of focus on the games and some parts can feel like it drags on a bit. But those of you who like God Level Summoner will also probably like this.
I Grow Vegetables in a Holographic Game (我在全息游戏里种菜)
Date Added: April 2020
Status: 88 chapters (Completed)
Tags: Holographic game, transmigration, rebirth.
Summary: MC transmigrates into a holographic game. He decides he wants to be the strongest player and the system helps him with them. Then he was betrayed by someone and killed. He was reborn and this is the start of the novel. Rather than choosing to become the stronger player, he pretends to be a NPC and just wants to live a leisurely life farming and owning an inn, which the system also helps him with by posting tasks and giving food ingredients as a reward. ML is a player in the game and due to his cousin’s hacking (?)/ meddling, his character is a small child at first. Eventually, he is able to switch between his child form and adult form.
Thoughts: It might be a holographic game but this is basically a food novel. The backdrop is a future interstellar world where a lot of the food knowledge has been lost and food is basically disgusting. The holographic game is an attempt by scholars and others to reproduce the past, thus having a medieval fantasy backdrop. Since all food knowledge has been lost, the MC’s cooking skills are basically the best and he attracts all the best players to him using his food. Ignoring the setting, read if you like food novels like the Film Emperor’s Daily Live Cooking Broadcast. The relationship between MC and ML is also starting to progress where it is up to where I read it.
Later, He Became a Royal Nurse (後來，他成了御用奶媽)
English Translation Link: https://chrysanthemumgarden.com/novel-tl/lhbarh/
Tags: Gaming, live streaming, sweet.
Summary: MC is a popular god at his school but he rarely speaks, giving him a cold Image. This is actually because his voice is soft and almost like a girl’s, not matching his image. Later, he plays the game and ended up speaking. The other person he spoke to is a great god at gaming and eventually, he becomes the god’s nurse (healer) and eventually boyfriend.
Thoughts: Sweet gaming novel. I remember that the gaming parts were hard for me to understand because I don’t actually the game and find games other than mmorpgs/holographic games in Chinese novels hard to understand. From what I remember, ML isn’t the cold type. Instead, he’s extremely tall, childish and lazy.
Number One Player (頭號玩家)
Status: 295 chapters (Completed)
Tags: Unlimited flow, system, abilities
Summary: MC gains a system. He thought he was just playing games, only to find out that the games affect reality. E.g. He is a demon king in a castle raising monsters. Once he cleared it, the castle along with the monsters appeared in reality. He played a hero raising game and then people start developing abilities in reality, including him. A making videos game means he ends up making videos out of all the games he plays afterwards and the videos are released on the Internet. However, the videos are slightly changed to show how it would happen in reality. Eventually, people think the MC’s video ID is a prophet because his videos predict what will happen for one week in the future.
Thoughts: I haven’t finished reading this because it is still ongoing. I got up to chapter 200 before stopping to stack up chapters. Don’t expect a lot of romance in this. At the part where I got up to, the ML isn’t even clear yet, let alone them getting together. However, the storyline and games are quite interesting. Don’t expect brain/puzzle games like the Earth is Online. They are more like actually games (examples above).
The NPC I Raised is Alive (我撩过的NPC活了)
Status: 107 chapters (Completed)
Tags: Fantasy, entertainment, gaming, pregnancy.
Summary: MC raises a husband and son in a love mobile game. ML knows he is in a game and starts exerting power over the game world, eventually escaping the game with their mermaid son. The story after that is about MC and ML in the entertainment world.
Thoughts: A good ongoing story, but many unrealistic aspects e.g. MC’s dad is the head of an entertainment company while MC’s other dad is a scientist, who experimenting to make MC (I think?) He also dosed MC with all this stuff when young, making him immune to aphrodisiacs. MC is extremely wealthy and spends a lot of money on raising his husband and son in the game. I wish there was more regarding the MC and ML, as they easily get together but then separate as both are busy with their jobs. Don’t really get the sweet feeling. Their mermaid son is cute though. I didn’t tag it with mpreg because MC’s game character was a female and he technically gave birth with a female body.
Farming with Interstellar People (和星际人民一起种田)
Date Added: May 2021
Status: 126 Chapters (ongoing, regular updates)
Tags: Transmigration, interstellar, beastmen, farming, slice of life
Summary: MC is god of farming who was reborn/transmigrated to an interstellar with beastmen who experience something called genes collapse and use holographic games to soothe their disease. ML experienced a severe genes collapse and reverted to his young form that looks like a cat. He is picked up by MC. In order to soothe his desire to farm, MC creates a farming holographic game.
Thoughts: This is a slice of life novel so the progress is slow and relaxing. Don’t expect big plot points to happen. It is mainly about the MC developing his farming game while getting along with ML. In the interstellar world, there is knowledge about ancient Earth but they can’t reproduce the food because vegetable and ingredients taste differently, so they mainly drink nutrient solutions. All of the holographic games are fighting games because they believe the best way to soothe their genes collapse is to vent their anger. Therefore, a relaxing, healing game like MC’s farming game is rare for them. Story also takes about their experiences with the game and the funny way they handle everything new. A nice, relaxing slice of life novel that is good to read when you don’t want anything too serious.
He Burst After Transmigrating into a Cannon Fodder O (穿成炮灰O后他A爆了)
Date Added: May 2021
Status: 92 Chapters (Completed)
Tags: Transmigration, interstellar, omegaverse, mecha
Summary: MC transmigrates into an ABO world as a cannon fodder O. As a former mecha genius, he wanted to use this world to achieve his dream with the mecha that he couldn’t do before. Omegas were really skilled in operating mecha but he enters the school’s mecha contest and shows everyone that his skills can’t be determined by his gender.
Thoughts: Cool, face slapping novel where MC proves everyone wrong regarding all the misconceptions about him. ML is the prince of the empire who is hiding his identity and a genius mecha driver. He usually hates the smell of omega’s pheromones but MC is different for some reason. There are also some stupid cannon fodder like MC’s family and his ex-fiancee who refuses to take a hint and tries to force him into marriage due to their high pheromones match. This eventually leds to a portion of the novel being about omega rights and gaining back some of the rights that belong to them. Ending is a bit rushed. Overall, a decent novel. Not the best ABO one I’ve read but its good to pass the time.
After Marrying a Big Man, I Became the Most Popular Star of the Interstellar Network (跟大人物結婚後我成了星際第一網紅)
Tags: Interstellar, beasts, transmigration, sweet, wealthy family
Summary: MC transmigrates to an interstellar beast world where Earth people are the rarest species in the university and are carefully raised in an academy. Once MC transmigrates, he is captured and supposed to be sold as a slave, only for ML to rescue him. ML is a dragon and a grand duke who can possibly become the emperor. MC doesn’t understand the language and his learning is slow. Once he learns the language, he eventually discovers that he married the ML. Videos of him playing with ML in dragon form e.g. sliding down the dragon’s tail are broadcasted, making MC become popular because he is different from the Earth people that most people know about but rarely get to see.
Thoughts: I like that the MC didn’t understand the language right away and took a while to learn. He also had to interact with the ML while having this communication problem. It is generally a sweet and warm story. They also have children, although I forgot if it is was through mpreg or future technology.
It is Stimulating to be Raised by a Virtual Lover (被虚拟恋人养真刺激[系统])
Status: 90 chapters (Completed)
Tags: Interstellar, entertainment, gaming.
Summary: MC finds a game where ML is amnesiac and MC has to convince him they’re in love. He thinks its just a game but ML manages to send him gifts in reality and communicate with him online (anonymously). Meanwhile, MC is also in the entertainment industry to earn money.
Thoughts: Still ongoing so can’t really form an impression yet. MC isn’t the smartest but I wouldn’t call him dumb. He is average and misses some obvious stuff. Some stuff about ML is obvious but MC doesn’t catch on. There’s some mystery with ML being an AI and living 300 years ago. It was a bit frustrating when he thought the super-rich gifts sent by ML were actually sent from the game company. Overall, seems like a decent read so far.
Marrying an Interstellar Superstar (星際寵婚巨星)
Tags: Transmigration, interstellar, entertainment, food, sweet.
Summary: MC transmigrates into an interstellar world and becomes popular by writing novels and cooking food based on his Earth knowledge.
Thoughts: It’s been a while since I read this so I don’t remember much. I do remember that MC has a super cute and naïve robot who acts as his dad. I also liked that it focused on being an author and anchor instead of acting to become popular.
Meow, I’m Not Full Yet (喵，朕还没吃饱[星际])
Date Added: April 2020
Status: 96 chapters (completed)
Tags: Transmigration, interstellar, cat, food, sweet.
Summary: MC is another species but the aura/energy on Earth was always low and he could never be full. An accident occurred and he ended up in an instellar world, stuck in the form of a small cat and fell on a human. From then on, the human (ML) because MC’s official poo shoveler.
Thoughts: By the same author as Shh, There’s a Beast in the Imperial Palace and Number One Lazy Merchant of the Beast World. Those who have read those novels should know what to expect. It is just as fluffy and there are common elements that can be found in the other two novels. MC is a cat for a lot of the novel. It is also similar to a food novel because MC is always hungry and he describes food a lot. He has another space that came from his ancestors that is mostly blocked at the beginning of the novel. As MC gains more strength via eating, he can slowly open the space’s entrance larger and pull things out. The funny thing is that everything his ancestors left him is something strange related to food, like ingredients that fight back, a pot that can freely change its size etc. ML is the typical type that completely spoils his cat. He also has another bloodline that the MC slowly unlocks by feeding him weird things and can eventually see that MC’s soul in the form of a human, leading him to develop feelings. Read if you like the author’s other novels but it does have some drawbacks, like the quick ending. This novel doesn’t even have extra like the previous ones.
System Sharing (系统共享中)
Date Added: April 2020
Status: 84 chapters (completed)
Tags: Transmigration, interstellar, system, holographic game, crossing worlds, dragon
Summary: MC is a NPC from a Eastern style holographic game that gradually develops his own consciousness away from the game. ML is a dragon species from an intersteller world. The two of them are bound by a system to help each other complete tasks they can’t do themselves.
Thoughts: This novel is a bit slow at the start while MC is slowly settling in but once the ML starts showing up, it bursts with humor. ML is absolutely hilarious and one of my favourite MLs. He’s so childish yet completely powerful and he absolutely makes a wreck of the holographic game when he takes MC’s form in the game, completely disregarding everything and sometimes making the MC lose points. The BL in here is a bit slow and they actually only kiss and have sex (not detailed) in the extras. However, their relationship is established throughout the novel as their connection deepens and they depend more on each other. I would recommend you read this just for the ML. I absolutely love him.
Break up, Next (分手，下一個)
Tags: Modern, slag, sweet, mpreg
Summary: MC’s boyfriend of 10 years cheated on him and after BF’s mother, who doesn’t approve of them, tries to make MC participate in an experimental trial to get pregnant, MC finds the courage to break up with slag boyfriend. ML and his son were the ones who encouraged MC not to participate in the trial if he didn’t want to and they end up getting close, eventually falling into a sweet relationship.
Thoughts: There is some dog blood and irritating characters in this novel. You will hate the slag, the slag’s mother and MC’s sister, who ends up falling in love with slag despite knowing he is gay and deliberately gets pregnant with slag’s baby. Slag is gay but wants to have a baby to appease his mother, while still holding onto MC. ML has a son through a surrogate and the son is extremely cute. He is a big fan of MC and tries to get them together. ML is from a wealthy family but is a warm and kind person and his relationship with MC is sweet. No dog blood drama regarding ML’s family.
Monster Inn Rectification Report (妖怪客栈整改报告)
Date Added: 12/12/09
Status: 70 chapters (Completed)
Tags:Modern, sweet, supernatural
Summary: MC transmigrated into a novel where he is the cannon fodder. In order to avoid his adopted brother who has the blood of a koi and his family who prefers his adoptive brother, he flees far away and ends up the owner of an inn filled with monsters/spiritual creatures.
Thoughts:An overall sweet novel. MC doesn’t want any drama but ends up as the owner of the inn (due to his mysterious relationship with the previous boss). He only wants to develop the inn but ends up getting involved in various mysterious events. ML is a giant panda who is ashamed of his identity (shameful background where he was young and didn’t know how to control his human form, so he was extremely chubby and people kept making fun of him), so he tries to hide it from MC. One running joke throughout the novel is MC keeps guessing what type of monster he is.
Criminal Investigation Notes (刑侦笔记)
Date Added: May 2021
Status: 169 chapters (Completed)
Tags: crime solving, psychology
Summary: ML is the leader of a criminal investigations team. During a difficult task, he comes across the weak and sickly MC, who is a psychology/profiling (? don’t remember which one) teacher. MC helps him with the case and eventually ends up joining the team. Along the way, they explore the MC’s mysterious past.
Thoughts: This is set in the same world as Criminal Investigation Files, which is being translated on Novelupdates. They are similar but I like this one a bit more. I found the cases and the relationship between the MC and ML a bit more interesting. MC isn’t your typical strong MC in crime solving novels. Due to an incident in his past, he is extremely weak and slightly blind and deaf, but he has an extremely smart mind that he uses to help our strong ML with the cases. Really good novel for those who like mysteries and crime solving.
Scarlet Eyes (血色灵瞳)
Date Added: May 2021
Status: 203 chapters (Ongoing)
Tags: crime solving, ghosts, special ability.
Summary: MC was in an accident and got special eyes that gave him the ability to see ghosts. He eventually becomes a cop to solve cases with his ability, until he is transferred to a new department and clashes with the ML, the head of the department.
Thoughts: MC has the ability to see ghosts but it doesn’t make solving cases earlier as many times, the ghosts don’t know who killed them. It is a novel about the MC and ML solving cases together while trying to figure out how to make their relationship work. Due to MC’s ability and past, he is a more unconventional policeman and this often causes him to clash with the ML, who is stricter about rules. Overall, a very good crime solving novel.
Criminal Minds (犯罪心理)
Tags: Modern, suspense, crime solving, mystery
Summary: MC is a psychologist (I think?) who helps the police solve individual crimes that eventually links to a larger mystery.
Thoughts: This is a really good novel but also hard to read. It can get extremely sad, especially one particular arc. I heard that some readers had to take a break after reading that particular arc. The themes are quite heavy but there is some relief from the ML and the other member of their team, the tech analyst who is almost like their child.
Natural Rebel (天生反骨[快穿])
Date Added: May 2021
Status: 214 chapters (Completed)
Tags: Quick transmigration, power couple
Summary: MC was a star thief. After being arrested, he was given two options for his sentences. He chose the second one, which was to enter countless worlds and become a miserable character who is tortured.
Thoughts: So there is a bigger organization hidden behind the option to enter countless worlds and they have secret intentions for making the MC a miserable character in every world. However, the MC is powerful and manages to overturn his fate in every world in fun and interesting ways. I really liked this and it was easy to read because there were no ancient or cultivation arcs (although fans of those arcs might not like this one). However, worlds can end a bit quickly due to things going against the organization’s plan, making them pull the MC out quickly and entering him into a new world. This can make some arcs feel unresolved. Overall, it was a quick transmigration I really liked, although I wish that there were more extras to show the actual relationship between the MC and ML after they solved the main problem, not just when they were in the worlds.
Bigshot Immortal Cultivator Making People Go Crazy Every Day [ Quick Transmigration] (修仙大佬万人迷日常)
Date Added: 12/12/09
Status: 145 chapters (completed)
Tags: Quick transmigration, established relationship, comedic
Summary: This is an extremely comedic quick transmigration novel where MC is completely OP since he is already an immortal cultivator and does not care about the rules of the world he goes to. He keeps breaking the rules and shoving dog food into the face of his long-suffering system, eventually being blacklisted by every world he goes to.
Thoughts: Sequel to another of the author’s novels where MC and ML are the main characters and build up to being the immortal cultivators they are in this book. Since MC and ML are already in an established relationship, you don’t get the build-up since its almost instant love, but their relationship is extremely sweet and you get scattered hints of what happened in the prequel. I especially love the ABO arc so if there is any arc you should read, it is this one. Please note that there is a scum to abuse in every world and some of the things they do can be extremely triggering.
Don’t Pick Up Boyfriends From The Trash Bin
Tags: Quick transmigration, various systems, revenge
Summary: See novelupdates synopsis
Thoughts: I love this quick transmigration novel and it was actually the novel I planned to pick up next after GLS. Unfortunately, it was picked up before I could start so please support the translator.
This novel does many things differently from quick transmigration novels. I like the fact that the MC considers what happened to the original owners of the body and I won’t give spoilers but the way the novel handles it is excellent. MC is smart, playful and always wanting to test things up. Various systems also appear and background on the whole quick transmigration process is given. Overall, one of my favourite quick transmigrations ever. Please check it out.
I am Dead Because of This Sick Patient (這個病人我不治了！[快穿])
Tags: System, quick transmigration, interstellar non-human, sweet
Summary: Based in an interstellar age where MC was found while exploring an ancient planet. In order to accumulate enough merits and energy to take human form, MC has to go through different worlds to treat the patient.
Thoughts: Similar to other quick transmigration novels but MC is a type of herbal medicine and has to treat sick people (who are normally the M), while recovering his memories.
Omnipotent Attack Game (全能攻略遊戲[快穿])
Tags: System, quick transmigration, entertainment circle
Summary: MC is an actor who died after announcing his retirement. Then he was bound to a system and has to transmigrate between worlds
Thoughts: Typical transmigration story. It isn’t just the ML who regularly appears in the world. ML’s friend or cousin appears regularly as well as their ML’s cat. I don’t remember much about this because it was a long time ago but there must’ve been arcs I liked since I put down the link.
The King’s Game (國王遊戲[快穿])
English Translation Link: https://chrysanthemumgarden.com/novel-tl/tkg/
Summary: In the King’s Game, the ‘King’s’ commands are absolute and have the power to create rules. As the owner of a special physique, Gu Huai was selected by the system to participate in the game. “Win the game and you will become ‘King’, allowing you to get anything you want.”
Thoughts: This is written by the same author as of The People who are Suppose to Kill Me All Fell for Me Instead and Cub Raising Association. If you’ve read these novels, then you know what to expect because the style is quite similar. It is extremely fluffy and ML and subordinates pamper MC in each world. It has much less arcs than many quick transmigration books, with the MC only going to 5 worlds. Every arc is quite long and detailed. I like that there is a reason behind the system and the game, as well as why the ML always falls for the MC straight away.
Rebirth or Transmigration
My Outside Appearance is Different from My Inner Thoughts has Gone Online (我表里不一在线翻车[穿书])
Date Added: May 2021
Status: 80 Chapters (ongoing, regular updates)
Tags: Transmigration into a book, system, business
Summary: MC is bound to a system and transmigrates to a book where he is in a wheelchair and his task is to find a lover for the ML. Then his legs will be healed. The system leaves after sending him to the book and before leaving, he gives the MC his golden finger, which is reading the ML’s mind. Unfortunately, the golden finger gets intercepted on the way to the MC and the ML ends up with the ability to read the MC’s mind instead.
Thoughts: A cute novel where MC is outwardly cold and indifferent while inside, he is really cute and humorous. I love the way the mind-reading is portrayed in that it appears as a little person in a small bubble who is always doing cute actions or saying cute things. Of course, the parts related to the task are censored, so this can cause misunderstandings with the ML sometimes. Apart from the cute relationship between the MC and ML, the MC is engaged in business (mainly the artificial intelligence industry). There is so face slapping associated with this part and a lot of the villains are dumb, although they are resolved pretty quickly. Overall, a sweet, cool novel.
The Big Fox is Fluffy and Cute (大狐狸毛茸茸可爱)
Date Added: May 2021
Status: 110 (completed )
Tags: Transmigration, interstellar, fluffy, beastmen
Summary: MC who has wood powers, transmigrates to an interstellar world with beastmen. Beastmen can contract with beasts or plants and they have beast/plant patterns. They also often have an illness called mental disorders. MC’s father is affected by this illness and he has to shoulder the burden of his family. He found that these patterns are incomplete and by repairing them with his natural wood powers, he can heal their mental disorders. ML is a beastman the empire’s system matches him with to be married. ML is also affected by a mental disorder so hes in a half human-half beast (fox) state. MC loves fluffy animals so he doesn’t care about this. For a while, ML can’t speak until he is healed by MC.
Thoughts: Extremely fluffy and cute novel. MC is OP and none of the events in the novel really troubles him. Some face-slapping. The thing I liked is that some of the characters that MC face slaps learns from it and actually improves their personality. There is a pretty big cast of characters and a lot of vice CPs, so if you don’t like that, this novel might not be for you.
After Becoming the Spare Tire, I was Stared at by the Villain and the Protagonist (成为备胎之后我被反派和男主同时盯上了)
Tags: Transmigration, system, farming
Summary: MC transmigrates into a cannon fodder who was in love with the female lead (FL), who has the protagonist and villain in love with her. MC tries to remove himself from the FL only to attract the attention of the protagonist and villain (ML).
Thoughts: ML is ruthless and doesn’t hesitate to hurt or kill people. However, this only shows up in a few instances in the novel and MC tries to curb it. MC and ML have a cute bickering type relationship. MC has to grow peppers as a task for the system and ML ended up eating the first two peppers that grew, making MC furious at him and constantly holds it over ML’s head. He also constantly forces ML to eat the peppers as punishment. ML is weird because he dislikes eating the peppers but he is possessive over them because he knows how much MC values them. So, he gets angry if MC appears to be giving them to someone else and voluntarily eats them, no matter how spicy. FL and protagonist both have abnormal brain circuits and can be annoying, especially FL. Don’t expect realistic aspects in this novel e.g. protagonist gets amnesia, ML’s background etc.
Elf Survival Manual (精灵生存手册)
Tags: Fantasy, magic, transmigration, NPCs.
Summary: MC is sick and can’t play the game anymore. As he logged in one last time to say farewell to the demon king, everyone in the castle including MC, demon king and his monster subordinates were summoned to another world by the god/consciousness of that world to save it. MC is in his game character body; an elf and he words with the demon king to transform the world using his elf magic.
Thoughts: MC and ML are both OP. ML and his subordinates seem aware of some of the abilities of gamers and ends up tricking some cash store stuff from the players, which they reproduce with their knowledge. In the game, ML falls in love with MC and keeps kidnapping him, only for the light side to kidnap him back. I like the fact that whenever MC logged out of the game, ML knows that the character left behind isn’t him, showing he fell in love with MC, not the character. After transmigrating to the other world, their relationship is fairly easy and there isn’t much drama. It’s more about building up their power and helping transform the world.
Transmigrating into the Reborn Male Protagonist’s Ex-Boyfriend (Quick title) (穿成重生男主前男友)
Tags: Transmigration into Novel, Rebirth, System.
English Translation Link: https://chrysanthemumgarden.com/novel-tl/rmle/
Summary: Dying MC transmigrates into a novel. System tells him that as long as he follows the plot, once his character’s storyline ends, he can continue staying in this world or go back to his old world (not dying anymore). MC’s character originally forced ML to be his boyfriend and after getting tired of him, gave him away to a businessman. On the way to meeting the businessman, ML dies and is reborn, getting revenge on MC by suppressing his business. MC eventually dies a horrible death (but not caused by ML).
In the beginning, MC follows the story plot pretty closely because he will die if he causes the plot to deviate. In the end, everything goes off course because the ML is reborn not once, but twice. In the beginning, the ML was the original. Then there was a car accident and the ML from the end of the novel (i.e. the one who was betrayed and reborn) was reborn again. Thus, ML knows everything that happened in the novel and also knows MC is different.
Thoughts: There’s some drama in this and the relationship between MC and ML is more distrusting than sweet. They’re loving on the surface but they’re always testing each other and have distrusting thoughts under the surface, especially ML who is affected by his memories of the original. It has an interesting plot and is a good read.
Transmigrating to the Wild (穿到蛮荒搞基建)
Status: 135 chapters (Completed)
Tags: Transmigration, gaming, NPC
Summary: MC is the strongest NPC priest of an online game. One day, the game was closing and MC waited for the collapse of the world, only to transmigrate to a primitive world. He is a weak member with a disabled husband (ML). So far, the novel is about healing the ML and building up their own tribe.
Thoughts: Good read so far. I like that ML knows that MC isn’t the original person and another soul entered him, shows ML isn’t dumb. MC has his skills but he needs to raise them again from level 1. So not instantly OP but still pretty strong. Haven’t finished reading it.
My Boyfriend and I Swept Through the Swimming World (我跟我男友横扫世界泳坛)
Date Added: May 2021
Status: 74 chapters (ongoing, regular updates)
Tags: Sports, swimming, competitive
Summary: MC has loved swimming all his life but due to being too poor, he never received any formal training. In university, a university coach discovered his swimming talent. She took him in and trained him so that he eventually sweeps through the world with his swimming talent, along with his boyfriend who is also a swimmer and the coach’s son.
Thoughts: This is still ongoing and I haven’t read all the available chapters yet. I’m letting it stack up. The MC is a bit OP with his swimming talent in various swimming styles but its a good sports novel where you cheer along with the MC and ML as they go through training and various competitions to reach the top of the world. Unlike other sports novels that I’ve read, the MC and ML develop feelings for each other pretty quickly, although I haven’t reached the point where they have got together yet.
I Became A Big Star After I Quit The Entertainment Industry (退出娱乐圈后我成了大明星)
Date Added: May 2021
Status: 268 chapters (Completed)
Tags: Sports, system, reborn
Summary: The first in the author’s sports trilogy, the MC withdraws from the entertainment industry only to be bound to a system that said it would make him a super idol, only to give him sports tasks! As a result, he ends up joining the field and track team, eventually becoming a huge field and track star. ML is an artist.
Thoughts: Romance in this novel is extremely small. ML barely shows up and sometimes it is hard to understand how they got together. It mainly shows MC’s rise in the sprinting and hurdles events, rejuvenating China’s track and field team. After the main story ends, there is an extra where he is reborn with the ML and instead of joining the field and track teams, he does ice skating instead. These extras also have quite a few chapters and is almost like another short novel. Read if you like sports novel and the hot-blooded feeling of MC competing with others.
I Became the God of Cooking After I Quit the Sports Circle (退出体育圈后我成了厨神)
Date Added: May 2021
Status: 305 chapters (completed)
Tags: Sports, system, competition
Summary: The second in the author’s sports trilogy. The first novel is linked above. MC admits that he has no talent in running and quits the sports field. As a result, he is bound to a system that makes him practice basic cooking skills. He thinks that he is going to become a chef and gets a job to help out in the kitchen of the sports team, only to realize that he can see the data of the atheletes eating his food. As a result, he embarks on the path of becoming a genius coach.
Thoughts: MC is a coach rather than an athelete in this novel. As a result, the events that are mentioned in the novel are more widespread and there is a wider range of characters due to the people he coaches or helps coach. ML is a genius hurdles player who has extremely sensitive taste buds, which weren’t discovered until MC started cooking for the team. Romance is still minimal but more than the first book, since ML appears more often and it is more understandable. I liked it more than the first book.
Ice Skating is More Suitable for Me to Participate in the Olympics (花滑 我还是更适合参加奥运)
Date Added: May 2021
Status: 233 Chapters
Tags: Figure skating, competitive, sports.
Summary: MC is an idol who dies from overworking. He is reborn to a young age and decides to help out his uncle, who is an ice skating coach but hasn’t really succeeded in bringing anyone to the top.
Thoughts: MC is reborn to an extremely young age and meet the ML, who will eventually become a genius doctor. They are friends for a long time so it takes a while for the romance to begin. MC isn’t really interested in ice skating at the start and keeps at it only for his uncle’s sake. He is fairly OP when it comes to skating but its also realistic. He struggles with thoughts of retirement (because he knows he is going to become extremely tall in the future and it will be hard for him to continue ice skating). He gets injuries like all athletes and has to recuperate from them for a while. There is also a wide range of interesting characters. Good novel to read if you are interested in ice skating or competitive novels.
(A tag on JJWXC. Means novels like Kaleidoscope of Death where people are summoned to unique spaces separate from the real world and have to complete tasks, generally stuff like puzzles, survival or horror games).
Pig Teammate in a Thriller Game is Overturned Everyday (惊悚游戏的猪队友每天都在翻车)
Date Added: May 2021
Status: 140 Chapters (ongoing)
Tags: unlimited flow, comedic, system
Summary: MC enters the UF game and is bound to a Pig Teammate system at the same time. He has to be a pig teammate and the faster he dies, the more rewards he can earn. Of course, if he clears the instance then he can also get the usual rewards from winning.
Thoughts: This is one of the funny type UF novels and isn’t that scary. MC is constantly trying to die but due to his bad luck or other factors, he keeps surviving and making people misunderstand his actions. There is a streaming part as well so players outside the instance can see his actions. ML is a ghost in the game and many times, his actions help save MC. It is funny but also a bit repetitive due to MC’s actions of always trying to die but failing. Currently paused at the end of the fourth arc. Will read again when it is completely finished.
The Days When I Pretended to be an NPC in an Escape Game (我在逃生游戏装NPC的日子)
Date Added: May 2021
Status: 166 chapters (ongoing)
Tags: Unlimited flow, acting, power couple
Summary: MC enters an unlimited flow game and unlike other players, MC likes to pretend to be an NPC, making other players unable to tell he is a player. ML is an old player of the game and is like a lie detector. So it is actor MC x lie detected ML.
Thoughts: I really liked the first two arcs of this. MC is an actor and has a mysterious past, where he has sealed off parts of his emotions (and strength). He only likes acting so when he enters the UF game, he straight away gets into his role and pretends to be an NPC, being low-key until eventually clearing the instance. However, arcs do become increasingly more complicated and hard to understand (looking at you, third arc). Therefore, this is on pause after the third arc until it is completely finished.
Congratulations on Your Successful Escape (恭喜您成功逃生)
Tags: Escape game, horror
Summary: MC is drawn to another world along with other players and discovers it is an escape game where they have to stay alive. After clearing one world, they will return to reality for a certain period of time before being pulled into another game. ML isn’t a player but a strange existence that was the big boss in the first game. As MC was going to be killed by ML, he bites ML and manages to escape. However, they end up bound and ML can show up in reality (weakly at first but eventually more and more) and in MC’s other games, not being able to directly interfere but can help slightly.
Thoughts: I liked some of the games in this. But unlike other novels in the genre, this task involves surviving, not figuring out a mystery. Thus, sometimes it can seem less interesting. MC is smart and doesn’t always rely on ML to survive. The ending and explanation were a bit confusing, maybe because it was through MTL.
Non-Human Player (非人玩家)
Status: 221 chapters (Ongoing)
Tags: Unlimited flow, puzzles, gaming, streaming
Summary: MC is a non-human (artificial human) and as such, has no rights. He and other non-humans live in a facility and are forced to be anchors for entertainment, participating in several games that are quite detailed. MC was one of the strongest anchors until he was reset for some reason, losing all his memories. ML is an old player and seems to have some relationship with MC in the past.
Thoughts: The background is very depressing but the games are detailed and interesting. E.g. first game players are divided into two camps, each assigned a different role with different skills. Players have to determine the general of the opposite camp and kill them. MC is extremely smart and ML is strong. Still ongoing but games so far are good. Hopefully, the ending doesn’t go off the tracks.
Opening a Store in the Nightmare World (在噩梦世界开店)
Status: 162 chapters (Completed)
Tags: Unlimited flow, horror, supernatural
Summary: MC was in a coma until he found himself in a mysterious store. There are doors where he can travel between the real world and a nightmare world where he can obtain items to sell. The store healed his illness for a certain period of time and he can extend this lifespan using the store. The items he sells are random items he picks up in the Nightmare World, such as toilet paper, a vase etc. He can see the function of the items and their ratings. ML is the ghost possessing an umbrella he obtained (?). Haven’t read far enough to know his true identity.
Thoughts: Similar to the other unlimited flow novels in that people are drawn to instances and have to do tasks or survive. The difference is that MC can voluntarily enter and leave at any time. So he can either pretend to be a player or one of the NPCs. I’ve just started it and haven’t read all the released chapters, but seems interesting so far.
To Be A Heartthrob in a Horror Movie (在恐怖片裡當萬人迷)
Tags: Horror, supernatural, quick transmigration, unlimited stream, sweet.
Summary: Check the novelupdates synopsis.
Thoughts: I didn’t find it that scary, mainly because during the horror parts, you knew the MC would be fine with the ML’s help. Some arcs were better than others. It might seem like ML fell too easily for ML but this is easily explained.