Absolute Choice


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When the Absolute Choice appears, if a choice is not made, time will remain halted.

If he fails to complete the task after making a choice, time will reverse and the Absolute Choice will restart.

[Option 1: Single-handedly kill the demon world’s Great Demon King with your strength ] [Option 2: Use three words to capture the thousand year old virgin’s heart ] Shi Xiaobai chose option 1 and was fancily killed thousands of times; he chose option 2 and was rejected thousands of times in a variety of ways.

Absolute Choice (Having picked 3210 times): “Make your choice, youth!”

Shi Xiaobai: “I choose death!”

Shi Xiaobai killed himself in anger, thinking he had liberated himself.

Absolute Choice (Having picked 3211 times): “Make your choice, youth!”

Shi Xiaobai: “…”

Absolute Choice average rating 4/5 - 472 user ratings
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Jue Dui Xuan Xiang
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New odyseja2011 rated it
February 19, 2017
Status: c188
Great story, great humor. Characters are clearly based on some manga/novels especially Japaneses ones but I don't care too much about it (as long as they fit the story).

Most interesting part of the story are the plot twists from the Absolute Choice itself, it makes it quite hard to predict sometimes.
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New flufflylilsheep rated it
February 16, 2017
Status: c181
Read for the humor and absolutely cute main character. Although, the misunderstanding can get out of hand and I wish they were resolved at times, its still entertaining to read for most. Also, the anticipation it builds up in you seriously makes one crave and wish for more. I hope it gets update frequently.

Sorry for the lack of proper English. Currently 3am after binge reading :P
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SinsI rated it
December 22, 2016
Status: c30
While the story is supposed to be ridiculous, it is ridiculous in the wrong way - it is the MC and his forced choices that should be bullshit, while the setting should serve as a "common sense" foil for them. But the world is equally ridiculous - if an instructor regularly fires students he has been teaching for just 2 or 3 days - it is that instructor that should be fired, as he completely failed in doing his duty.
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darthpsykoz rated it
December 14, 2016
Status: c94
Really good start to what seems like a promising series. The authors writing style & the translations are both quite good. Even with just 7 chapters, I started to like the MC & potential side characters. There's a clear homage to One-punch man & the world-setting seems to be similar to the OP setting, but probably with some Xianxia-style levels etc. (I guess) I can't wait to read more! The MC is really funny and apparently delusional.

Final update: Read till c94, it just gets better & funnier, I highly recommend... more>> trying to read it and it is seriously one of the best ongoing series I am reading. It has great characters (especially the MC), power/cultivation system, VR, humor and everything you really want in a great series!

Read at least 30/35 chapters to see the cultivation/skill levels etc., reading just 5-10 chapters might give a slightly misleading perception. <<less
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Aruzu rated it
December 17, 2016
Status: c15
I'm not sure why the hate...

Sure putting a Saitama (one punch) in there is not original... but Chinese web novel are usually repetitive, the same kind of bad guys... same kind of mc, so introducing some look alike doesn't matter that much to me, besides the story starts quite well, the first interaction with riko and our mc is hilarious.

I've only read till chapter 15 so the story hasn't had much progress but so far is really promising, fresh, funny, and with a good pace so far.
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Stark3 rated it
December 26, 2016
Status: c188
There are several points to commend about Absolute Choice:
* Humor - there are few xuanhuan / xianxia novels around that have as many funny / weird moments as this one. Definitely a nice break from the usual too serious novel.
* Breaks from the usual cliche - the author puts in quite a bit of effort to make sure that things stay fresh. Sometimes, just when you think it is about to fall into the usual tropes, you come away pleasantly suprised.
* Unusual MC -... more>> the MC is a unique mix of arrogant and humble. What are sometimes arrogant words are actually just his own way of motivating himself, because he acknowledges his own weakness. He's different from Bai Xiaochun that he's not cowardly, but same puts on a brave front.

Some people might not like that sometimes events are too random (especially the absolute choice popups), but it somehow ties together cohesively further on. Recommended read. <<less
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Nana (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ rated it
January 6, 2017
Status: c77
I love this series so much, and I love the translator too!! If only we can remove previous translator update chapter, we will get less than 0.5 average for release frequency. Imagine 77 chapter in 20 days!! That is 0.259 orz praise the translator!

The series start by giving me cringe about all chuunibyou stuff mentioned in the first few chapter. I persist my way through after reading the author note (which is thankfully translated by the translator/CKTalon and compliment the series nicely). I still remember my budding excitement begin to... more>> grow after the appearance of one-punch man parody. Please at least you must try to read at that point. Reading the series at this point, you will notice that the chuunibyou stuff we mention earlier wasn't that childish/arrogant anymore.I think it feels more deep when a comedy series start to encroach in other contrary feeling such as sadness (the other example is AWE/ A Will Eternal)

The story is good, the comedy is exceptional, the translation speed and quality is superb. Thumbs up from This king!

Did I mention the absolute randomness in the series? Imagine you got two road to pick to go to town, road A which is made from stone, and road B from marble. Did you guess what MC choice? Of course it's a grass road which pass through the forest, before arriving at the town, you fool! <<less
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illusorum rated it
December 27, 2016
Status: c60
Ignore copying from one punch man in the beginning. This is comedy gold. Great story and quick translation.
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Callista Soo rated it
December 17, 2016
Status: c20
I didn't think much of it at first, but when I took a chance to read it, I was surprised. It's really cool and very new. In terms of originality, this takes the cake. A fantastic piece of work. Definitely recommend to anyone who is looking for something new or something to chew on for the moment. And kudos to the awesome translator for ISSTH to also picking up the awesome story!!
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LazarInYourFace rated it
January 9, 2017
Status: c93
Gotta say that I don't usually write reviews or anything of the sort, but i just can't let people give up on this novel solely based of the fact that some of the characters have similarities to other animes or the like. The author himself has mentioned he did this on purpose and mostly as a joke, nevertheless the story quickly moves away from these characters and gets it owns charm of sort
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Such as the many misunderstanding caused by the MC's personality (btw this does gets explained later on in the story and GOD DAMN IS IT INTERESTING!)


All in all this novel is not what many say it out to be and it's sad, that this gets thrown down as much as it is.

PS: Gotta be some of the most quickest updates ever! (LIKE 15 CHAPTERS IN A DAY, CHILL DOWN CKTALON!)

Edit: probably should note that the 15 chapter thing was from a one time event that Cktalon did at around christmas period, nevertheless he still manages to pump out a chapter a day and have even recently knocked it up to 2 at weekends :) <<less
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Rezarn rated it
January 7, 2017
Status: c11
It was quite good in the beginning, but couldn't keep reading after he joins the hero org.
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The instructor for the rookies makes the mc go through curse of burning to unlock his first meridian. I wouldn't have a problem with that if the mc had a choice and the curse had a 1/10 sucess. If i read it right the mc didn't even know he just initiated that curse. This is just plain stupid the higher ups in the org wants the girl who recruited him to seduce him then the instructor wants to play with him when he have 2x S potential the first one in the history of the organisation.

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Iris Lazuli
Iris Lazuli
January 31, 2017
Status: c107
I don't really understand on why a lot of people hate this novel. Well if you just disregard the fact that some of the characters are rip off then you can really enjoy this novel. All in all this novel have a good humor and it's fun to read, the only thing that I hate with the novel is the Mc being so chuuni that's all
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pandicorn rated it
December 18, 2016
Status: c92
Till ch.62 review
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The comedy in this novel is gold. I personally like it. It's a mixture of bold shamelessness and life teaching lessons that will attract onion cutting ninjas.

The author seems to be guiding the story in a very cliched direction. There's mention of a 4th apocalypse and I imagine that the MC will be the saviour or somethin like tat. Besdies that the plot is mainly the MC completing funny choices at awkward times which ranges from confessing his love to asking for a guy's underwear. This author is golden imo. This story has a spot similar to issth in my heart. Why? Because the author incorporate life lessons in it. It feels genuine. The emotions are overspilling and the MC will bring you through one hell of a journey

Now, this seems to be a main problem. Most people here stopped reading because the author used similar characters from animes and there was one part that even I got turned off by it but i'll assure you. That's only for the beginning chapters. No rip offs after chapter 62 and the story is really good for you to drop it for the minor difference in preference. Most characters have their own personality with their own backstory. And the best part of them all, they act like normal human beings. Overall, best characters i've seen in a while catering to the large spectrum of weird people as a whole.


Till ch. 92 review


This story is still golden. Ignore all those nay sayers that tells thou to drop this novel. A novel with the most substance you can fucking find on this site. It has everything. Shamelessness, humour, action, slight romance, bromance, darkness, gags. Anything you can imagine. Most of all, it has feelings. You can resonate with the MC. You know that he's weak. You see that he is trying so hard to improve. You'll get so immersed in his journey that you will root for him. Recent chapters got so many feels i'm taking baths with my tears.

CK is doing an amazing job pumping out chapters with exceptional quality. Overall, would strongly recommend people to read till chapter 12 and 68 before judging. That's when the comedy peaks and shows the style of the author. This story is a love it or hate it story. But regardless of what your opinion might be after reading it, this masterpiece should definitely be given a chance. I'll be constantly refreshing my reviews for this piece.

Review check:
Edited - 68 (31/12/16)
- 92 (9/1/17) <<less
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EcoJakk rated it
December 26, 2016
Status: c54
A disappointing read, Not really recommended. Read if you're out of other novels.

First the Description is false as Shi Xiaobai already knows at this point in time that he has to choose one of the choices and the choice shown in the description has not happens yet so it must happen in the future if at all so why would he act like that.

While the MC is offered the troll choices he doesn't get anything from doing them not even the lowest level of rewards.

The Author has ripped characters... more>> appearances and occasionally personality straight from Hunter x Hunter, and other anime/manga. Not really a negative trait for a rookie but most certainly not a positive one either.

The Chuunibyou antics of the MC are unique and funny. The MCs brash and self-confidant personality was nice but the author had a chapter that explains that its just a facade. <<less
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oblueknighto rated it
January 9, 2017
Status: c92
The cover makes me cringe and the description really put me off reading this novel for quite a long time. This is a novel full of misunderstandings and I now find it funny how those two things gave me such a big misunderstanding.

I just read the latest chapter and I sincerely hope that those who only read a few chapters and dropped the novel or even rated it 1 star give it another try and at least try to understand that they misunderstood or simply didn't bother giving the novel... more>> a chance.

Out of all the novels I've read AC has best comedy, best misunderstandings and I even cried at the latest chapter. It does a great job of setting things up and the author gives plenty of foreshadowing. The action scenes are good and the description don't go overboard either. I would honestly recommend this to anyone who reads novels.

Oh and many thanks to CKtalon for translating this wonderful novel. <<less
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Kildarien rated it
December 19, 2016
Status: c29
Absolute Choice feels refreshing after reading quite many novels. Authors writing style is really good and translations are done fast and extremely well. (I love TMW, also based on that I have high hopes as the translator chose this one as his other project). It’s really nice to read a modern/scifi styled cultivation novel, and while it’s still in the beginning, this feels really promising series. There is a cool time loop element in the novel, but so far it hasn’t been explored much. Also the cultivation system hasn’t been... more>> explained much, but it feels pretty similar to other novels, so I’m waiting eagerly what unique functions this novel will bring to it. It’s interesting enough, so that I plan on reading RAWs to around 50-100 to see how the world/story develops. Will update my review after that. <<less
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Boredgasm rated it
December 17, 2016
Status: c32
This story is basically Hero Academy meets Hunter x Hunter and One Punch Man. So far it seems to be a good mix of action and comedy, but the story hasn't been translated far enough to reveal much else. CKTalon is a wonderful translator and pretty much every series he touches is worth a read.
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Reaper1710 rated it
January 17, 2017
Status: c139
This novel test my patience and not in a good way but objectively the story is fresh and doesn't fall for the same cliche but it is not for me. I usually don't have any problem with arrogant mc as i quite like emperor's domination but if you are arrogant you should have the ability to backup that arrogance but this novel the arrogance is on the point where you start to question whether mc is an idiot. I am sure there are many who would argue with me about... more>> how he is not arrogant and what not, but to me any person who calls himself "This King" has to have the ability to backup the title. Though i am giving a 4 star only for the uniqueness of the novel and creativity of the author other than that the mc is very annoying to me.

Edit: as the story progresses the mc becomes less annoying but still annoying though so far nothing has happened to put the series in my instant rejection list but the author keeps creating situation where I am very annoyed by the mc none the less the story is still somewhat enjoyable that is the only reason I am still reading it though the rating will remain same if nothing happens <<less
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siwakotisaurav rated it
December 17, 2016
Status: c15
Nice start, the plot has enough interesting points to keep me reading. Although, "This king" thing is becoming quite repetitive, I block it out the same way I do it with other arrogant MCs in other Wuxia novels.

I don't see any traces of romance at this point, but I believe the time loop element in the novel is enough to keep you reading
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Rafis rated it
January 22, 2017
Status: c119
I liked the plot, I found it interesting to an extent. But its really annoying, I understand that the personality of the MC was introduced that way at the begining of the novel to add some comedy to the plot but come on, how long is this " king complex" personality going to continue?? The MC is sometimes portrayed as smart, and other times as a total mentally individual...The more I read the more I get frusterated at how he gets away with things with just pure luck,... more>> when he himself doesn't know left from right. Maybe the author trying to funny, I just don't get this childish humor <<less
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Jastolus rated it
December 18, 2016
Status: c110
Up to this point this novel has shown a lot of potential.

The World is one of (Super-)heroes and threats from outer space/other dimensions/ monsters. The heroes power comes from psionic cultivation, therefore the Xuanhuan tag. The MC, a 13 year old child, has somehow been transported there and now has the Absolute Choice system to help/hinder him. The story progresses with the MC becoming part of a the hero-organisation Gaia and and his live there while trying to become a hero. The story often subverts your expectations by having things... more>> turn out in a unusual way. People have been complaining that some parts of the story make no sense the explanation for the respective problem is usually given some time later.

The MC has a good personality (which is rare for Chinese male MCs) and has been shown to be very intelligent in certain areas. He refers to himself as 'This King' most of the time and talks in a very Chuunibyou-like way. This might annoy some people but his actions aren't because he has delusions about himself or his non existent power. In fact he knows exactly how weak he is. To avoid spoilers I will just say that he has his reasons and that they will be explained within the first 55 chapters.

There is a variety of interesting side-characters many of which seem like they have an backstory behind them. But since its still so early those have yet to be explored.
The Novel has two characters that originate from other works. There is a hero named One-Pun (=One Punch man) and the MCs instructor at the hero organization is basically Hisoka(the crazy jester) from HunterxHunter. The other characters are original, even if some features might might make you think they are a copy of some other character you know.

All in all it is a fun and enjoyable read with lots of potential. <<less
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Gleir rated it
February 11, 2017
Status: c114
WARNING: This novel is COMEDY FIRST and everything else later. It does have its serious moments (unlike most casual JP LNs) but if you come here expecting crude xuanhuan tropes; you're better off not reading this.

Perfect blend of JP and CN themes. The MC isn't pathetically incompetent like many JP protagonists, nor intolerably arrogant like most CN protagonists. Has background, character growth, inner demons to overcome, trials of life; but its comedy and humor is its main selling point. Other characters are quite deep; in fact up to this point... more>> there have been no typical 'trashy' cardboard cutout xianxia villain. And the romance.. ooooh! Far better than most CNs where the girl almost always needs saving from the boy despite being sooo much more powerful; and after a while is delegated to a follower. Not here, the (super-OP) heroine actually acts realistically: monitors and aids her lover's growth so that they may stand side by side one day.

Counterpoints to points mentioned in popular negative reviews:

1) Ridiculous World: As mentioned, the fact the world is slightly ridiculous is itself a selling point, and the author doesn't shy away from this. Most xuanhuans don't: worlds millions of miles big??? Earth radius is some 24k miles you know! Thousands of worlds, realms; but all they have is only one culture?? Our small world itself has such fascinating cultural diversity, that sometimes when reading TMW/MW/DW etc I want the author to provide some reasonable explanation why everywhere chinese culture dominates; even something like a million year old war of conquest bringing all worlds under a single culture would at least be somewhat plausible.

2) Idiotic Instructor: If you read, you'll know that the organisation (sect) that the instructor and the MC belongs to is in decline, and the instructor himself is very powerful that his presence alone is worth loss of many sub-standard potentials. As for the 'cruel' test he offered the MC with only 1/10th survival chance without the MC even knowing about it: readers, it is mentioned a couple of chapters later that another of MC's mentors gave him a magical waterdrop before for other purposes which prevented him from dying under that test, and the instructor was aware of that. And that the instructor wants to subject the MC to 'inhumane' trials to temper him faster is totally plausible (at least to me) given his personality and the dominant world ideologies (which fundamentally differ from ours).

3) Similarities to other characters from other mangas/novels: This is actually a valid point, and it annoys even me; but considering that its nowhere to the level of Law of the Devil; I can accept it, the good points of this novel are numerous despite this. And yes, sometimes its quite funny too.

4) Annoying MC: Most subjective aspect, nothing I can do about it. If you like him, read on; if you don't like him, drop it. But considering this novel is likely to have some actual character growth, even if you drop it, don't delete it from you read list; some couple years late (and ~500 chaps translated) try it once more and see if he changes more to your liking.

P.S. Reading this I wondered if someday someone would be willing to write about a transmigrated JP (or someone from the modern world who struggles to keep their liberty/equality ideologies instead of becoming annoyingly ruthless) protagonist in a CN themed wuxia world. Perhaps I'll write one someday on RR... <<less
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