Perfect World

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Born into a unique world where villages fight to gain power and control, the main character, Shi Hao, is a genius blessed by the heavens born under the poorest of conditions. His clan, however, has a mysterious past. To rise up and become the genius he is meant to be, the clan goes through every effort to aid his cultivation as they battle through fanatical monsters and engage in power struggles with other clans. His journey will bring him through unknown lands until he is able to become a person that can truly shake the world.

Perfect World average rating 3.9/5 - 471 user ratings
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Thế Giới Hoàn Mỹ
完美世界
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MelodyMiku
New MelodyMiku rated it
April 24, 2017
Status: c100
The story was great in the beginning, in the village. After he goes out to explore the world, the plot keeps repeating. I have read some reviews that said that it'll develop further later in the book, but since those chapters aren't available I will give 5 stars for the beginning of around 100 chapters. I have gone farther than 100, but I can't express how disappointed I am.
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Daoist LastWish
New Daoist LastWish rated it
April 2, 2017
Status: c274
Once upon a time, this was my favorite Light Novel, but it simply couldn't keep up with the good start it had, and with a hong long sound, it became vastly uninteresting, and with another hong long sound it became boring.

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STRENGTH:
* The world building was excellent initially.
* The cultivation system was unique and interesting.
* Initially epic battles take place between powerful experts and they are well described.
* The MC had a unique and fun personality initially.

WEAKNESS:
* Literally all the initial strengths were dumped in the dustbin. World building was ignored, cultivation system became non existent.
* Battle are literally a series of repetition of the text 'hong long'. Example: With a hong long sound, their palms met.
* Initially there was plot and arcs, later there is nothing of the sort.

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Verdict:
It is actually a really fun read up till the Heaven Mending Pavilion arc. Unfortunately, the author quickly lost the plot after that, and the novel has become a series of battles, with little to no time in between.

Recommendation:
Read if you have time to kill and no novels to read. Otherwise just read: ISSTH, A will Eternal, Ze Tian Ji, Death Sutra. <<less
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shadeonline
shadeonline rated it
April 9, 2016
Status: --
I have read this WN till chapter 1800+, this WN is simply amazing. The WN just gets better and better as you continue reading. The plots are extremely unexpected and in depth, the only thing you can be sure of is that Shi Hao will pawn asses.

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So basically this story takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where the celestials had mostly died to demon lord’s invasion. The mc is trying to become strong so that he can change the future and the past. There are romances in this story, and several love interests later on, though the romance is pretty fast? yet kinda slow. And that’s the gist of the plot.

The reason why I like this WN:

1. The MC

The mc is an extremely brutal guy, in chapter 460 of the raws he fought against this beautiful maiden who is one of the MC’s rival. And guess what? He captured her using brute force and force her to be his………… Nah I’m not gonna spoil it for you guys. Some ppl just complain about the personality change, but well, since when was he a great guy? He was always bullying animals since young, when he was less than 10 he bashed up an entire group of villagers from a rival village. Was there a personality change? You can’t expect a kind personality from someone who grew up in a barbaric village can’t you?

2. The Plot

As the story goes on you will find that everything is not what it seems, there is a bigger plot behind of a big plot. The author reveals the big plot slowly so that readers can continuously speculate, starting from the reasons behind willow’s god appearance. 1000+ chapters down almost half mysteries still remain unsolved, in fact, there are more mysteries appearing as the story continues. This series is a plot driven novel rather than a character driven novel.

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Overall, I recommend it. This WN deserves to be legendary with its interesting plots and characters. <<less
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Tor
Tor rated it
May 16, 2016
Status: c143
One of the funniest novels you will ever come across!
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omarct
omarct rated it
October 7, 2016
Status: c180
Although the translations are lacking a little bit, this is a very good read. Do not listen to the reviews talking about the personality change of a 4 year old (what personality can a 4 year old have?), these reviewers have read too many regular xianxias and believe the MC is a 16 year old with a static personality when in reality personality is something that develops as you grow older and the main character in this novel is directly affected by the personality of those around him(bold, reckless, loyal,... more>> proud, poor, gluttons).

This series is unique in that the mc grows up slowly and we watch him grow from a baby to a powerful youth. In other series the mc will be 13-18 by chapter 50, yet in this series we are almost to chapter 200 and he is still only 9. I also like how the beast cultivators are handled so they are just like the humans. TLDR: The story is interesting and unique, the translations are decent but can make the reading slightly more difficult, overall a worthy read which I recommend. <<less
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Losdrac
Losdrac rated it
July 28, 2016
Status: c50
I've lost it...

Maybe I should have read more than that before giving an opinion but I can't, not anymore.

The MC is a 3-4 years old child who speaks like he is 10, is absurdly OP and like drinking milk.

Every single characters spend their time laughing in this novel but there's honestly nothing I found funny nor cute so far. They keep teasing the MC about how he is young and keeps drinking milk (and they are the ones who keep giving him milk) and when something happens they usually got... more>> wrecked but don't worry the MC will come and save the day (and then they will merrily laugh and give him more milk).

Maybe it becomes better later, I don't know, but the beginning was way too painful for me to continue. <<less
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BlackHat88
BlackHat88 rated it
January 19, 2016
Status: --
Awesome novel, though I find a bit destabilizing MC’s changes of personality after he discovers his past (ch90 or so).

He goes from one who doesn’t want to kill evildoers at the start to a greedy perverted scoundrel who’d do anything for precious bones/blood and goes over the top all the time.

Hope it’s just a phase or I might just ditch it.

Edit: Changed it into a 2/5 because of the personality changes that became unbearable.
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Dark_Messiah
Dark_Messiah rated it
October 4, 2016
Status: c147
The story was really good up until the guy entered that dimension.

So at first the MC was kind, likeable, and even didn't want to kill, but through his experiences, his personality slowly adapted a still kind and likeable, but would do anything to protect those he loves kinda attitude. Even when he learns of his past, he didn't want to get revenge, he wanted to rely on himself to surpass the bastard who stole from him. But then, he entered that other dimension and everything took a 180 degree turn... more>> for absolutely no reason. Whereas before he didn't want revenge, he suddenly wanted it, he never stole before, now suddenly he wanted to steal everything, he treated everyone even his enemies with at least a little bit of respect, now he simply treats everyone like a douche.

If this change happened gradually as the story progressed and his experience grew, i'd have accepted it. However, not even xian ni did something as stupid like this where his personality changed in a single chapter, even in xian ni it took dozens of chapters until he became cold and evil-like.

1/5 For resetting the character without context.

Don't listen to people who say things like "Do not listen to the reviews talking about the personality change of a 4 year old". Personality doesn't change in a single minute, not even for a child, unless they have a split personality, which he hasn't. The author simply reset the character without reason, it is that simple. And again, if this happened even if only through a week or a month in the novel with some context, it would be acceptable, but it didn't! It literally happened in minutes, with no explanation whatsoever, in fact, right after he was shown his past memories, he himself stated that he didn't want revenge, he will work hard to surpass the bastard, then he enters the dimension and boom, gimme that, ill break his record, ill take back what is mine, just what.

BTW, the story isn't actually bad, but the sudden change in personality was extremely offputting for me. <<less
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alphaGulp
alphaGulp rated it
August 31, 2016
Status: --
I dropped this around 100-150. Like other reviews before me, I also wasn't impressed with the milk jokes and ultra-precocious murdering child MC, but the story was bearable (IMO), only to then have the MC become too much of a shitty brat.

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The MC doesn't seem to understand that you can't abuse everything and everyone in your school (ie: practical consequences occur in time), but even worse: he doesn't seem to understand the moral responsibility a student has to a decent school: if they take you in at your own request and give you a decently good learning environment, then going around vandalizing and robbing the place is really like harming/wrecking a good thing for a lot of people.

Yet we are supposed to think it's funny and charming 'cos he's a little kid?

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The MC becomes way too abusive later on, practicing cannibalism on sentient creatures and horridly dominating them like the worst of thug bosses: haha! We are supposed to be amazed and wowed by his precocious talent for brutal thuggery, but I was mostly just disgusted. <<less
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Brat Peed
Brat Peed rated it
March 23, 2016
Status: --
One of the best novels out there(chapter - 136). The story, the mc and characters are unique. Some may like some may not. But give it a try.
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Excellerate
Excellerate rated it
November 28, 2015
Status: --
Everyone should read this awesome xianxia. MC is so OP and probably the cutest MC ever *give milk to MC awww*. The storyline is wonderful and different than usual xianxia with lots of comedy, suspense, fight scene, badass tree :O and the world is literally just perfect.

Recommended if you guys looking for something different than typical xianxia.
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ddadain
ddadain rated it
March 16, 2016
Status: --
I don't know why people are saying there was a personality change as there wasn't any... Shi Hao has always acted "impulsively" like a child since he is still quite young. His personality was always that of a rambunctious naughty boy that does whatever he pleases no matter the consequence... He stays true to his friends, values family, knows how to repay debts of gratitude... He is still a massive foodie and he still loves drinking milk the most.

Seriously, people also seem to forget that Shi Hao's age progresses... more>> from being less than 3 years old to being nearly 14 by chapter 130... So it's only natural to see him "grow"...

There was no total shift of personality at all...

Everyone who says otherwise should think more deeply on the actual context of the story... <<less
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Despawning
Despawning rated it
October 3, 2016
Status: c167
This Novel is absolutely amazing. I'm not sure why its getting so much hate. It almost seems like people are trying to purposely bring this novel down. This novel has a new way of cultivating and a world that I've never read before, and I've read A LOT. The story is fresh and something brand new but has some very light similarities to other novels.

A lot of these reviews are full of crap. Some are saying they couldn't understand the cauldrons and weight, when they clearly explained what it was.... more>> So not sure why that part is getting so much hate. Once the MC actually enters the first realm and others they still give it a description of what it is. I'm seeing reviews saying that he gets stronger by drinking milk, which is total bullsh*t. It has nothing to do with anything, the villagers just teasing him for liking to drink milk even after 1 year old.

Al lot of people are also saying the MC has a personality change after he finds out about his past which is also total sh*t. His personality never changed at all. If anyone in this novel finds a bone as amazing as the MC and doesn't try hard to get it it would be absolutely ridiculous. How the hell does the MC get perverted? Its just really... I can't even explain. The MC had a terrible child hood and practically the entire clan abandons him after another clan member forcefully stole something out of his body when his closest people betrayed him at around 1 year of age. The MC was only ever nice to the village and then grew up in and really desired to find his parents again. The MC's personality never changed.

No the MC can't lift millions of pounds of rock, which some people obviously didn't read and then came and said that he had ridiculous strength but its entirely not true, almost like they made it up. They really throw their reviews out of proportion. <<less
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TheDarkness
TheDarkness rated it
May 15, 2016
Status: c134
This story is interesting. And there is a lot of reasons for this. The first is there is real development. We get to see the MC grow up, literally, and thus can clearly see him mature and change. Now a lot of people are like "why did he suddenly become an asshole". Well here is the thing, A) he kinda always was one, B) he was really only nice to people from his village, C) we spent so much time in the village we assumed that he was a nice... more>> guy in general.

He isn't. I am not gonna say he is a completely irredeemable asshole MC, because that isn't true. But he certainly isn't nice. Now the second reason is this setting. The setting is in kinda medieval world, filled with extremely power beings with powerful bloodlines and humans rely on Guardian deities and cultivation to survive. However not everyone has aptitude, and these guardians can be killed. This leads to a rather hostile environment where you have to be careful of your surroundings, as even gods can be killed. The setting breeds cynicism towards people you don't know. It is almost a dystopian sort of world. And that all makes things very interesting.

That is why I give it a 4/5

It is an engaging read, now is it a ZTJ or TTNH, no. Completely different ball park. But it is really good for what is. And the author clearly knows what he intended to write, as the story rarely strays from what it was intended to do. <<less
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Bkiro
Bkiro rated it
February 22, 2017
Status: c202
Its very interesting and an indepth story and plot. MC is not static. Along with his power his personality also grows. And the plot is not repetitive. Its not like other novels where MC meets one group of people, beat them down to their strongest member and then move on to the next stronger group and repeat. Although the leveling system could've been a bit more clearer, well its not any reason id stop reading.

The plot does not feel rushed and the MC is not powered up too fast.... more>> And things are explained in a nice pace.

Though the translation is a bit on the slow end compared to most ones i read, but the chapters are much longer, mayber even by 2 - 3 times of some.

Anyway il rate this as a must read. <<less
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Crtcosmos
Crtcosmos rated it
August 30, 2016
Status: c169
Wonderful novel with very funny and likable MC. It is a coming of age story, the often the MC acts quite immaturely, but it gives the story a cute charm.

The world-building is really good, but not unique, it has a sort mysteriousness that works like desolate era, and ISSTH have. A world of primordial chaos with bits of order sprinkled about.

plot develops slowly at the beginning, but it starts picking up after the first 40 chapters or so, after chapter 90 I was hooked and couldn't wait to... more>> find what happened next in little guy's adventure.

Translation is pretty good, only problem is that they are very inconsistent when it comes to releases, often taking weeks. Its one of my favorite works, I wish someone else would pick up this translation. <<less
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Baasho
Baasho rated it
December 24, 2016
Status: c2015
One of the few best novels I came across. Maybe the best and most likeable main character of them all. Extremly funny, good fighting scenes, enough originality. Cultivation process is nicely described, it reminds me a little of Er Gen's ISSTH, but cultivation levels are not well organized and explained like in most other novels, they are pretty vague, Chen Dong starts to explain them when Shi Hao is close to breakthrough, which was very refreshing to me.
I would put it on the same level as ISSTH and Deolate... more>> Era, those 3 novels are best of the best for me till now.

I've read fine number of novels, every work by IET, 4 or 5 from Tang Jia San Shao, Battle through the Heavens, Wu dong qian kun, Warlock of the magus world, Transcending the Nine heavens, Limitless Sword god, Spirit realm, Xian Ni, tried to read Martial god asura, Dragon marked war god, Peerless martial god, and few others, but gave up midway cause of the stupidity and lack of writing talent. <<less
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oezsoyb
oezsoyb rated it
March 27, 2016
Status: --
A unique novel for sure, and training/cultivating as well as the whole world setup is refreshing.

We have a small child who grows up in a loving village in a forest full of beasts. To counter these beasts and gather food, the young ones have to train and harden their skin in a tub with boiling blood, which might sound awful, but in that kind of vicious and brutal world, that is required to get stronger, otherwise u might starve. (And dont come at me with child abuse, your comfortable... more>> western ideology is narrow minded, these guys dont get food at Walmart, but in a forest fighting in death battles. Its not like the people throw the children in the boiling blood because its fun).

Oh well, nonetheless, we have a cute child who trains and lived through a traumatic experience/betrayal by his family when he was only a couple years old and still is cheerful about life itself. Watching the small pure punk grow is just cute and u root for him.

Although, i agree with some fellas, his personality did change at the later chapters. Dont get me wrong, a child cant be pure until he dies and he ought to grow sooner or later, but this change was just so abrupt, without any significant time skip or anything. It felt like u are reading a different character, which is why it may have caused some people to dislike this kind of change. However, his change isnt so bad, he is still like 10? Years old on the later chapters and is in a very rebellious age, so being naughty is part of life. He is just doing what he wants, takes what he wants, and he backs it with his power. (Lets be honest, were we that different at that age? We wanted to be free and without rules from our parents).

Overall, good series. Defo recommend it. <<less
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Lachiel
Lachiel rated it
October 25, 2015
Status: --
Going to be honest.. I have no idea who the girl is! But I do know the main character at chapter 25 is still a child! whoo! The story seems interesting and the characters seem a little bland at this point in time , but it still seems to be the early phases of the book. The world seems well thought out and interesting.

I do recommend this to people who would like a XianXia that Doesn't start off as usual :3
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Decartes
Decartes rated it
December 15, 2016
Status: c209
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I started this novel quite some time ago but took a break after reading the horrible episode of him losing his supreme bone. Damn, I felt horrible reading that. It hurt deep inside, as I'm a very sensitive soul... LUL

Bored or whatever, I returned just recently and guess what, I loved it. The story will only get better in my opinion and I love his little 'Devilish Personality'. It has resulted in some seriously disturbing outburst of laughter for my roommate next door. However, she will survive, unlike the main character's enemies, since he will try to eat and cook most of them xD

In the start, the whole universe was quite confusing, but don't mind the details and please just enjoy the story. I still don't quite get the whole symbol thing and how they exactly work. Don't even mention the cultivation, I've stopped trying to decipher it and go with the flow, and the flow is good ^^

To sum it up; I have thoroughly enjoyed my return to this novel and will be looking forward to any future updates. I fully recommend it.

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jkmessah
jkmessah rated it
October 31, 2016
Status: c201
4.5 rounded to 4 stars. This novel was recommended by NUFers who convinced me to give it a try, Not ground breaking, not the absolute best thing I've read, but it's now part of my guilty pleasure! I've had a thing for pets and this MC can open a legit Pokemon daycare. Wish fulfillment get!

If you like animals, sacred beasts, powerful monsters in abundance, then this novel is for you. If you enjoy a particularly cute miserly MC, then again, this is for you. If you enjoy reading continuous fortuitous... more>> encounters, then once again, this is for you. It isn't a perfect novel and there are some pretty ridiculous power-ups and constant tropes in use but if you can get over it, it's an enjoyable read.

The world building is quite interesting. You start from a small 300 people village and find that there could be cities with 10 million citizens. And there are a few of them.
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Then they promptly get wiped out. Whew.

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The crazy thing is that the numbers in this novels become increasingly difficult to wrap your head around IMO. 1 li =500m, then they talk about 300,000 li. 1 jin = 500 g, then by the time the MC is like 7, he carries 108,000 jin?! The number increases as the novel goes. I can't even imagine his strength at this point...

The MC starts out as the cutest OP toddler you'll see in a while. For a long time he has that sense of naivety and innocence before he mans up a bit. I would say that this is one of the most dedicated and family oriented MC in a while and its refreshing to see that this isn't some shunned, abandoned, or bullied MC. He has a whole village that loves him and helps him grow. Some say that his personality took a 180 degree shift after he left the village, but I kind of disagree. Maybe that's also because I read up to ch 201.

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I think he was being a ruthless miser because he knows that these people would not let him go. He's done too much and he actually has some pretty admirable ambitions which fuels his actions. He's a miser because he comes from a relatively impoverished village. Everything he gets, he has a mind to share everything he gets with his village. Yes, he's a glutton, but that's his drive to become stronger since in this novel literally everything he eats powers him up. He has a good personality in that he is one to repay kindness where its due, ie, Williow Diety, Stone Village, Great Vine Spirit, the elders at Heavenly. So I think his personality is pretty constant.

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I enjoy reading all the animals interacting with each other and the MC. It's hilarious how they think the MC is even more alien than the most powerful pure-blooded beasts. There is that hint of reverence, fear and annoyance that most of these animals share. The MC "subdues" them in one sense but it's never a master-slave relationship which could probably be contrasted to MC's rival. (Haven't read far enough to really be sure) Our MC is almost like a Pokemon master!

I think this novel is enjoyable, and there are things that could be improved (the amount of luck our MC has is ridiculous) but it's a pretty solid read. Translation is fine and I'm looking forward to read more! <<less
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Kittybear
Kittybear rated it
September 10, 2016
Status: c125
This is a wonderful read. It comes out on par with great novel like TMW or CSG. I have read some of the other reviews before I read this and was really skeptical about reaching chp 90 because so many people were saying that the mc made sudden changes. When I finally got there, I sensed no sudden change in personality.

This story is wonderful in the fact that it shows us the exponential growth throughout childhood, instead of the usual soul switched stories and then the mc suddenly gets... more>> op. No, this is fantastic in the fact that we get to see him grow up and even get to know his mysterious past which
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was so sad and just plain depressing for the mc that I cried. Not like "Oh I'm so sad I feel like crying" feeling. I mean like there were literal tears falling from my face and onto my computer and coming from me, who has cried like a total of 15 times in my 14 years of life, that is impressive. Hats of to you perfect world for being the first novel to actually make me cry.

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The sudden change thing that people are saying though, is bullshit because there was no sudden change. We got to see the mc grow up, and as we see that, we get to see his mischievous nature kind of build up to what it was. Now, granted, that mischievous part of him intensified quite a bit later on, it wasn't really forced. It was just him growing up into that nature. And we get to see a bit of his mischievous nature in childhood too. Plus, in the early chapters, we only get to see him deal with people in the village, who were actually really nice. Especially the elder guy who was like the grandpa of the mc. We only see that super mischievous part of him when he's dealing with absolute dicks who underestimate him to an extreme.

However, in the village, with all the people he loves, he has no reason to go into mischievous mode and wreak havoc.

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I will admit though that some readers may have gotten a kind of serious nature from him from the time when he was training, that was just a kind of phase thing because he really wanted to get stronger quickly for his parents and the willow deity.

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