Very Pure and Ambiguous: The Prequel

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He died on the wedding of the girl he had a crush on, after a long and successful career. After convincing Yama to send him back to the world, he decides to fix the areas in which his life went wrong. Realizing the lack of love and romance in his past life, he sets out to conquer the hearts of various women.

Very Pure and Ambiguous: The Prequel average rating 4.1/5 - 502 user ratings
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Rebirth to Chase Beauty
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重生追美记
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CE-NEX
New CE-NEX rated it
May 21, 2017
Status: c110
I've read a lot of novels, but this is the first one that actually made me angry.

The entire premises of this story is so that the MC dies at the wedding of the girl he's been in love with for years and confesses to her with his last breath. Lo and behold, she says that had he confessed to her beforehand, she would have happily and readily married him. Insert magical plot, and he gets sent back in time for a do over.

Now, you'd expect a wonderful and budding romance... more>> driven by the absolute desire of the MC to succeed and fulfill his second chance, right? Well you get that in the beginning. However, once the MC and the female lead cement their relationship, once they begin sleeping with each other, the author destroys her personality. As in: she doesn't have one.

For one reason or another, she becomes so psychologically dependent on the MC that she's not even her own person anymore. She literally begins living her life for the sake of the MC. She goes from being the main female lead to a mindless drone!

Why? So the author can introduce a second girl and have the MC bang her too! The entire reason for him dying and going back was for the sake of the girl he was in love with and the author completely annihilates that!

Oh and here's the kicker: the reason for the MC's desire for several women? He died a virgin, so all those years gone 'unfulfilled', mentally brought upon a raging libido when he came back.

I've never read a novel where the author undermines their own story so horrifically.

If I could, I'd give this a 0/5. <<less
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kagamirei
New kagamirei rated it
May 17, 2017
Status: Completed
A good story about a boy who die befriend with yama and rebirth to his old day in high school so he can chase beauty around the world.

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Sorry for my grammar.

The story is interesting because the MC literally not have enemy in his world, even in the end his last enemy die with insta-kill. The MC is low-key and spend his day playing around with his harem, because of his rebirth MC get all of his skill from previous life, he make processor, OS and other computer stuff and sell it before they popular, so MC became filthy rich. He even get alien technology so his company is more advance than the other company.

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This is a good novel for you who want a fast story, OP MC, and harem of course. <<less
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DragonSaber
DragonSaber rated it
August 5, 2016
Status: c44
The story had a decent start and caught my attention but my interests dropped off really fast.

First, I guess I missed the Harem tag. I thought this novel was more about him and his true love from the synopsis but I was wrong after reading to chapter 44. The MC constantly want to bang every hot chicks he see even after he started dating his true love.

Second, I was also very disappointed by how the author try to incorporate the MC technology knowledge into the... more>> novel. If the author want to add some technical terms to the novel at least do some research before trying to forcefully mash it into the story. One example: The MC wrote a functionally window 98 OS in 1 month from scratch, redrawing and describing Pentium cpu architecture's schematic all from memory in a couple nights... <<less
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easygoing
easygoing rated it
August 12, 2016
Status: c625
It's funny I just finished reading this the other day and now it's got a TL, I'm not sure why the actual title is listed as an alternative name and it's being called a prequel but to each their own,

It's an urban harem with a MC similar to how you wished the TDG Mc would be, he uses his past knowledge in ways even the author has to say would be impossible,(which he does right around the time the Mc is doing the stuff dragonsaber seemed salty about in... more>> his review) becomes rich super powerful and collects women and basically does whatever he wants

Not much on cultivation if that's your kick but otherwise it's a pure and simple power trip fantasy <<less
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Elawn
Elawn rated it
December 29, 2016
Status: v2c116
Oh for Christ's sake. If you don't wanna read harem types then don't read something with the harem type tag plastered on it in the first place...

I love this novel. It's the same type as My Beautiful Teacher, the type you read without feeling burdened, the type you should read without constantly analyzing why the author gave the MC a harem (BECAUSE HAREM ROCKS DAMNIT), the type that just makes you laugh conspicuously in the bus, the type that will make you so addicted that you'll F5 the release page... more>> like a mad person everyday.

That kind of novel!

As of May 2017: Novel kind of went to shit with the aliens and what not. <<less
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Senior Brother
Senior Brother rated it
July 16, 2016
Status: c67
A modern second chance story. The characters are interesting so far, they have depth and author play with their personality well. Especially the mc.

He's in love with main heroine and doesn't seriously consider other woman... so far. Even so he's more likeable than your common mc that suck at romance, yet somehow gather many beauties without any reason at all, or just because he's simply being strong or somehow save their pathetic life.

It's just too bad the release frequency is... yuck, too slow. I will add 5 more... more>> stars if the translator release at least one chapter everyday.

Other than that?

AwoooO.

Edit:

The story get ridiculous fast later beyond chapter 50. The heroine didn't mind one bit when his boyfriend fooling around with various women, and creating harem here and there. Well, if this happen in the ancient time or xianxia then it's not weird considering their tradition and costum, where the strong rule the world, but it's modern world for f**k sake. it doesn't make sense. There's only his conquest in conquering school beauties, and less Yanyan.

Duh.. the introduction and execution of harem is too hasty, and it's ruined the romance. It feels like the heroine get abandoned only for mc to acquire more extra Holes to enjoy. <<less
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-faded- rated it
August 22, 2016
Status: --
My first review! Hurray!

First I would like to say that the associated name "Rebirth to chase beauty" fits this novel better. It is mostly about him doing just that (probably because the love of his life got married in his past life before he could confess, he is much more proactive in this one).

As far as romance goes, it is a really good harem story. Some other posts say the main heroine simply does not care about MC chasing other girls, but that isn't exactly true. Just like Erica from... more>> Campione rather than being The-Only-One she adamant about being no.1..."The One". SHE WILL BE THE ONE by: Jet Li

Just like in Campione the main heroine actively rolls MC and other heroines around the palm of her hand and, although she acts quite open minded, she occasionally shows her claws to tell MC exactly who's The Boss. She fell for him quite fast but reasons for it got explained somewhere after ch 50.

You can also expect some actual interactions between the heroine and the world rather than them mysteriously falling for him and "quietly supporting him from the background" for the rest of the story as is common in Chinese novels.

As for him selling future tech I didn't dwell on it too much since normal person can't as send to pozition ceo in Microsoft at the age of 31. That being said he did make the blueprints for tech and the os a bit too fast, but then again who cares. Nothing's perfect 5 stars.

I recommend it and hope you enjoy. <<less
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Callista Soo
Callista Soo rated it
July 14, 2016
Status: c7
I really see potential for the MC, hopefully this time he cherishes his second chance at a new start and gets his true love and treasure her. And should also stop calling her this chick! Like if you love her, why are you talking about her in this manner!?! Honestly, and also become OP and don't disappoint his parents. Anyways ,its a good start to something new and exciting! Kudos to the translator and the author for the awesome novel!
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Little Big House
Little Big House rated it
August 21, 2016
Status: c71
The story is very appealing, easy to understand with no confusion (be it in the plot or the translation). But those kind of rebirth, world transfer, time travel are a bit previsible but still fun to read.

The MC gets a free rebirth (more like a time travel rebirth) by the Yama. He goes back to the moment he entered the first year in high school. His goal is to confess his love to Zhao Yanyan (heroine) and get married with her and lead a happy life (I guess). Through his... more>> old memories of being the CEO of Huaxia Microsoft branch, he recreates some softwares, CPU and OS to get rich. Remember that this is only a fiction (the author remind the readers) although there are no flying swords.

Throughout the story we understand more about this "rebirth".

Although this story has some similitude with TDG (Self-Confident MC, Rebirth/time-travel, Gets Rich by doing business with the heroine family). I prefer the modern concept of"rebirth/time travel" novels than Xianxia. Because it's easier to understand how much has change from when MC died and when he was reborn.

TL;DR
Good, Easy to understand
Rebirth = MC travels back to when he was alive
MC self-confident, becomes rich,

I do recommend everyone to have a taste of this story. For those that enjoyed, I wish it will continue to the end of the novel. For the others that didn't, I wish you luck.

PS :
Spoiler

The MC's technological success reminds me of Elon Musk (from programming to creating his own companies). Although by no means am I here to talk about this, but I recommend you to watch the channel "Coldfusion" on youtube, there's a lot of cool stuff there.

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Scrypt3d
Scrypt3d rated it
February 5, 2017
Status: v2c46
Very Pure and Ambiguous should just be called "Very Ambiguous" because that's all I see this series to be since picking it up a month ago.

I don't know if the "Ambiguous" part is due to the non-existent plot, or that the character has no fcuking clue what the hell he is talking about, but one thing I can definitely tell you is that there is definitely nothing "pure" about this series or the characters in it.

Whilst I use to have no problems with stories having OP MC's who have... more>> their own wide range of harem(Asian light novels seem to love this archetype), I feel this series has a new of way of making me want to hate that tag now.

You'll have to forgive me if you think this review is bashing the series, and considering the mix opinions from other reviewers, I don't blame you.....but please understand, considering the wide range of novels I've read in my whole life, this novel feels like it really loves to insult the readers intelligence.

From the MC dying, going back in time to a state of rebirth, winning the girl which MC failed to get prior to his rebirth and defeating his enemies - you would think that a series would need at least a few volumes to establish such tale, unfortunately this is not so. In the 300+ chapters that have been released thus far(with volume 2 currently being translated), it's safe to say that the MC had achieved that goal within the first 15 chapters of the series.

So what's happen since? Well so far we are meant to believe that the MC(a turtle in his previous life who couldn't even confess to the girl of his dreams) has not only got said girl within the first 15 chapters, but is now also helping him out with being a Casanova so he can pick up more chicks for his harem(why a love interest would actually do this beats me). If you think that is not enough for me to hate on a series, with the latest chapter installments, the MC has now even been in contact with aliens who give him technology so he can "stay awesome". As for the technology he provides to the new world he has been rebirthed in.....well let's just not go there as I feel a headache trying to explain it and it would be a spoiler for those who actually want to give this series a try.

If I could sum up this series with a few sentence(which will be hard), I would word as such:

VPnA is about a 30+yr old chuunibyo virgin(wizard) who is reborn to act out his chuuni tendencies to unsuspecting 15-16yr old girls......and gets away with it whilst looking cool. <<less
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vladimir935
vladimir935 rated it
August 20, 2016
Status: c101
Love the novel but the only complaint that I have is that this turned out to be a harem. So be warned. It is normal love story between MC and heroin until chapter 44, where he begins flirting with some girl (forgot the name) and when he tells it to the heroin she's like "you can sleep with other girls but don't forget about me" and that is so unrealistic. I mean what girl would allow that?

And why would MC do this? He loved the heroin even in his... more>> past life and now that he won her in this life he just moves onto other girls.. like WTF? So if you're okay with harem it is 5 stars if you're not... I guess about 2.5.

EDIT: So I changed my mind. Now it's 2 stars instead of 5. I'm at chapter 101 and it has become unbearable. At the beginning it had a plot and it was developing romance so I was okey with it, but now it's just getting girls and pretty much everything takes a backseat to harem making and I don't like that.

Initially I was okey with the harem because I thought it was going to be small, but it is NOT, and I read a spoiler somewhere that he's going to have 10+ girls... so yea... <<less
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CaptainToast
CaptainToast rated it
October 19, 2016
Status: c42
This novel deserves no more than three stars. It's a classic reincarnation story in the real world, except the author apparently is an idiot. The things the MC does are quite literally impossible. This isn't a xianxia or magic world. This is suppose to be real life, yet he pulls shit out of his ass so often It's absurd.

The other gripe I have with this story is the author's OBVIOUS, lack of direction in where to take the story. I have absolutely no problem with harems in stories. Yes I... more>> get they're ridiculous in real life scenarios, but I always feel bad for the others love interests when they get left behind.
The problem I have with this story, is that it sets out for the first 20-30 chapters basically being about him and his one true love. He goes back in time specifically for her, and the entire reason he died in his past life is because of depression from not being with her. When he gets his second chance, he gets her, promptly ignores her, and then tries to fuck everyone that moves.

If the story simply started out with him just wanting to go back in time, or just had some other main motivation it would be acceptable. Not only does this ruin a potentially decent romance, it shows the author has no idea what he's doing. He couldn't stick to the overarching plot he himself made for more than 20 chapters. That shows such a level of poor writing that I don't even want to TRY reading further along. <<less
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Nótti
Nótti rated it
August 20, 2016
Status: --
I rated it low because the initial premise of this story promises something but doesn't deliver. I mean story starts with MC regretting the fact he never started a relationship with his sweetheart, and he gets reborn to "fix" that but MC not happy with getting the girl really fast, started chasing all the girls he could (makes you wonder where did his undying love for her went?). That ruined it for me but i could deal with it... sadly all the chapters are tailored made situations for mc to... more>> collect girls, and the use of his knowledge is almost secondary i mean not in the importance of it (cause MC get all of his money from it ), more like 1 chapter of business and 6 chapters of harem building. Not my cup of tea... BUT if you are looking for main harem building novel and unrealistic tolerant waifu, this is great i guess. <<less
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makenai89
makenai89 rated it
August 22, 2016
Status: c73
Very Pure and Ambiguous is a very fun read. It tells the story of a virgin adult who died regretting the fact that he never confessed to the girl he liked, but then got a second chance at life. In the second life, he made use of his previous life's knowledge to create IT revolution far advance the era and hooked up with many beauties.

There's not much sense in the story, and even the author admitted it himself. The technology development was impossibly crazy, things went too easily for the... more>> MC, plus countless harem cadidates in just a handful of chapters...well, for some people, it might be unsatisfying. But, I think some other people don't read novels for realism. In my opinion, it's funny, it has interesting plot, there's plenty hooks, and that's enough for 4 stars.

Although, if you want to read it, do note that it doesn't have much depth. Just take it as a casual read. <<less
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shuiko
shuiko rated it
August 21, 2016
Status: c71
Basically a Chinese Power Fantasy. But surprisingly I like it a lot... mainly because of the MC's friends and loved ones, not the MC himself.
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UncleLiu
UncleLiu rated it
August 20, 2016
Status: c38
Oh good Lord I love this novel! It is hilarious! if you're looking for a good plot with a lot of humor then read this! If you're looking for an extremely well structured novel or book then turn away from this. " Very Pure and Ambiguous: The Prequel" is a light read with lots of comedy. Treat it as if you were reading this to simply relax and fly away from what is currently going on around you. Ahhh... hilarious, absolutely hilarious. Though there are few grammatical errors on the... more>> translator's part, it does not entirely affect the story if you read it thoroughly! I love it! Ch. 38 killed me! It killed me hahaha. I actually stopped reading, looked for my account user and password on here to post a review! Awesome! <<less
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qixiang22
qixiang22 rated it
January 1, 2017
Status: v2c19
So far so good, didn't expect there to be such a complicated Harem but still worth the read. Sometimes translation has errors, but other than some grammar mistakes and spelling mistakes all is well. Plot is good, character development is pretty decent, and story doesn't lose track and is exciting and intriguing.

I'm not used to making reviews and i don't write much but, this is all i'll say! Read it if you love Harem with MC not being a complete wimp and actually makes the move(sometimes not really) first.
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Ranz
ranstorm rated it
October 31, 2016
Status: v2c67
I picked this up because I was bored and now I like this novel a lot. Presently one of my most favourite novels.

Well at first I liked the romance and initial part of the story(about the rebirth and stuff). Then the harem came. Yeah, for those who hate harems, I seriously DO NOT recommend this novel. The interactions between the mc and his love interests are also good. Also I kinda like how OP the mc is. Yeah even though he does stuff that are literally impossible but the author... more>> explains that it is a fictional novel, so I guess everything can't go by logic. But it's still fun to read.

It's one of those novels where you can relax and read instead of thinking too much about this and that. There are of course several inconsistencies like why the MC started having a harem and when couldn't even confess to his love interest in his first life. Just take this as a casual read and enjoy it.

So far there isn't much plot so far. The MC just goes around making and spending(sometimes wasting) money, expanding his business and harem, gaining alien technology out of nowhere and beating up bad guys but it's fun.

Overall, although there are a few negative points I still rate it 5 because I enjoyed it. Waiting for more chapters xD <<less
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vongolax
vongolax rated it
September 7, 2016
Status: --
This novel isn't bad for like maybe 15-20 chapters, after that wtf. It's very easy to notice if you've read xianxia/xuanhuan, those kind of novels cause the major troupes from them is mirrored here. If it was those kind of novels, no problem, its like part of a formula, you gotta have those. But here we have a modern world, which makes these troupes really stupid.

Here is what I mean, his interest and action towards other girls (building a harem) despite the fact that he was reborn for the sole... more>> focus on getting his true love.
The true love of the mc doesn't give a fck about him getting other girls (approval of harem). Him hiding the stupidest shit so that other ppl can be surprised later (him getting good grades).

This novel isn't supposed to be realistic, I get that. But the problem is the thinking behind these characters. You would understand why people in xianxia/xuanhuan novel would love the mc and approve of harem because polygamy ain't a big deal. But in the modern world its like what the fuck?

Also the mc has thoughts about other girls and at one point he was like whatever if I just do this girl my gf can skin me aliver (although he didn't act on it...yet). Its just like is she really your true love? Im not quite clear on the definition but doesn't that mean the one and only person is all you need? Plus the premise of this story, his reborn scenario is based on his feelings for this girls over 25 years or so. The author just totally threw that out the window. They're still together happily but it makes it feel cheap. I would rather you belittle that relationship between those two so i don't feel like I got cheated out for hoping this guy getting this girl whom he supposedly love like crazy.

Seriously I wouldn't bee completely fine reading this as this guy reincarnating and trying to build a harem and get rich or whatever, typical Chinese Hero novel stuff. Kinda disappointed <<less
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JustDiededed
JustDiededed rated it
August 25, 2016
Status: v1c12
So far, it's great. MC dies by accident (meaning he wasn't supposed to die yet) and smooth talks Yama into returning into his own body years earlier.

I really like the attitude of the MC so far. It's kind of different from those time travel novels where MC doesn't make any use of their future knowledge. It reminds me a little of I'm Really a Superstar, which, even if it isn't a time travel novel, also has the MC making good use of it's knowledge. The other characters are also... more>> interesting so far, so if there's anything I dislike further on, I'll make an edit. But, seeing the other reviews, I think that won't be the case, as I'm quite fond of harems. <<less
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jacobpaige
jacobpaige rated it
August 21, 2016
Status: c4
There's nothing pure or ambiguous about this series. Its just another story about a pervert going back to when he was a kid and indulging in his perversion with other children (and probably adults later given the foreshadowing with his teacher). Maybe it gets better later, but I sincerely doubt it.
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rdawv
rdawv rated it
June 30, 2016
Status: c451
Decent start. Written in the first person, it tells the story of a guy who died while toasting the wedding of his crush. Due to a flimsy reason, he was sent back to his youth to their first encounter in a school.

The first five chapters serve as a teaser, the premise was laid out quickly and sufficiently to build anticipation. It's nothing really revolutionary or outstanding as yet, but the pacing is nice enough to hook the reader.

Translation is good, no glaring mistakes to detract the reading experience.

3... more>> stars for now, am interested to know how martial arts and sci-fi would fit in an otherwise oft-told time-travel romantic-comedy story.

Would read more.

Edit: I have read the raws, up to 450+ chapters. For those who are hooked by the tragic love premise of the early chapters and/or the synopsis, turn back now. This very quickly became a harem novel of epic proportions. I thought it would be fine with three love interests, or even four... but I never expected 18.

To be fair, I did enjoy the story pacing, it's like a long-running so-bad-but-good action/ecchi anime but with a proactive hero instead of the indecisive herbivores. If you enjoyed reading what has been translated so far then expect more of the same until the end. Looking back at my earlier opinion, I felt so naive haha. <<less
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