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 - 533 user ratings
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Thế Giới Hoàn Mỹ
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Da reader
New Da reader rated it
September 18, 2017
Status: c278
The beginning of the novel was nicely done, there was even a certain amount of intrigue and humor. Afterwards it goes downhill.

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After becoming somewhat famous, 90% of the story I've read is about eating beasts. MC - ooh that xxx beast looks tasty let me eat it. Side character to MC - He is stupid, how can he eat xxx beast, it's like 100 times his size. MC - Beats up xxx beats & eats it. Side character - He is crazy, wait let me eat it too.

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renecop545
New renecop545 rated it
September 1, 2017
Status: c360
Good in the initial stages, but after the introductory arc this novel is written like a summer blockbuster - the plot is literally action scene after action after action scene. It may seem weird to complain about this when good fights are a cornerstone of the xuanhuan genre, but other good stories intersperse the action with world building, developing characters, alchemy, drama, etc, but Perfect World eschews all of these in its quest to pack its chapters with as many descriptions of fight scenes as possible. Fights will drag on... more>> and on and on, and random characters will be introduced or established characters will act out of character in order to drag the MC into yet another fight. It doesn't help that the fights are always injected with more than the usual amount of typical xuanhuan reaction porn ("How dare you be so arrogant", "You're seeking death", "Doesn't know the difference between heaven and earth", etc, etc). The opening arc is solid and built up the story to be quite epic, but the way the writing has developed leaves me quite disappointed. Read this if you want to kill your time with just another average xuanhuan story.

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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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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... more>> they usually got 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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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,... more>> loyal, 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.

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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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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... more>> turn 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.

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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 sh*tty 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.

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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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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... more>> was. 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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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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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.

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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.

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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... more>> to 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.

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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... more>> Deolate 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.

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Chibidere
Chibidere
June 23, 2017
Status: c319
This is honestly one of my favourite novels in general from any site like WW, GT, and volare. I first read PW on the WW forums years ago, and I fell in love with the MC. He was extremely cute and hilarious to read about and I continue to enjoy the novel to this day.

Here are some concerns with the novel that I'd like to address for potential readers:

- the 'alleged' personality change of the MC. Yes, he changed from an innocent, fun loving child to a greedy,... more>> violent person, albeit he's still funny in my opinion. For me, it's not that his personality changed so much as he became more ruthless towards people who try to do him wrong. When his past was revealed, any person may become more ruthless and cruel afterwards, let alone a child. And he's still quite kind and nice to his family and friends, which is all that matters in these types of cultivation novels.

- the cruelty of the cultivation method via cauldron boiling: well, the people here in this world have stronger bodies and tougher personalities than us because 1) we are in a fantasy setting and 2) their world is much more dangerous as it's survival of the fittest. The boiling method works as the people there can take it and it doesn't actually harm them, but it hurts. No one is advocating boiling people in the modern world, but let's suspend our modern/scientific way of thinking with a novel set in a desolate wasteland with animals that just need to breathe on us to kill us.

If these things don't bother you, give PW a try. The characters are written uniquely and distinctly; the setting and the cultivation method is very different from other novels about daos; the MC is not some weakling who miraculously becomes powerful. Yes, the MC has some plot armour (I. E. He's not gonna die anytime soon in battles), but he works hard to get the weapons and benefits he has. He gets guidance from a strong guardian spirit, but essentially, most of his benefits are from his own merit. PW's MC is also a young kid who by chapter 300 is only around 10 or 11 years old. He acts a bit mature, but kids mature faster in tribal settings and even in our historical past when they married at 12. But there aren't any romantic attachments yet btw.

This novel needs some love so please give it a try when you have time. It starts off slow to some, but to me, I enjoy the author's writing style and the translator's interpetation of it, so I was hooked from the beginning to where we are at currently. Happy reading guys! <<less
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NewbornWarrior7
NewbornWarrior7 rated it
May 30, 2017
Status: c292
I had to write a review since I saw that people were hating on the nove. First off the novel starts off with the MC as a child and so people have wierd expectations on hin to never change and remain a child for some reason. People seem to forget that he is a chikd growing up in a workd where death is everywhere. It's a world where if it isnt trying to eat you, its trying to rob you and then there are reviewers complaining about how he's killing... more>> everything but that's the world that he's growing up in. I mean there are even people trying to kill him within his own clan and people are expecting him to just hide and cower in fear for the rest of the novel? I also read that people think he's a pervert but I haven't actually read any part of the novel where he does something perverted. At most he teases and fights girls with some of the fights ending up with him wrestling with the girl or biting her and not in an actual s*xual way. As for him eating intelligent creatures, he's not the only one, there are countless other creatures eating each other and eating humans and so to say he can't eat them is ridiculous. He even has standards for eating, ie not eating humanoids because they look like humans. Its like going to a xianxia novel and complaining about how pill refiners use magical ginseng which may have sentience for pills. As for the school, its a school where you go to learn how to kill stuff basically. For him to kick everyone's ass is a good thing because its the modern school equivalent to acing all advanced placement classes in high school, it shows his talent. Altogether people who give the novel low ratings probably have wierd expectations from the novel when from a logical standpoint everything the main character does is fine. Its good if you don't expect something that's always serious or for a main character to be a hero because there is no real good and evil in the novel but just self interest.

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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... more>> comfortable 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.

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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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ddd
ddd rated it
July 5, 2017
Status: c325
This is a great novel. The MC is a kid. Just a kid, not a man who crossed over from another plane and retained all his memories, nor does he have genius IQ at the age of 10. He has the personality of Luffy from One Piece, but he develops more as he grows older, gathers experience from his travels and remembers stuff that happened to him as an infant.

The start of the novel can be a bit dull as there's really no goal and you just follow the... more>> MC as he grows up, but it really drew me in ~50 chapters in. These can be kind of long 50 chapters as the length is sometimes twice that of ISSTH chapters.

Cultivation is not skipped over and plays a big part, though sometimes the explanations of different tiers and specifics are pushed back several or even dozen chapters.

I also found the humor on point, most of it comes from the MC being a child and doing stupid stuff and others reacting to it.

If you don't have abysmal taste in novels on this site and enjoy having fun you should like this one.

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