MC gets sent to universes where his job is the Supporting Male Lead—a fate of loving the Female Lead from afar while supporting the romance of the Male Lead and Female Lead. Despite his best efforts, the MC fails his job in spectacular ways because the Male Lead has already fallen for him, and intends to follow him from universe to universe. (RIP MC's paycheck)
Except for the end of the fourth arc, where I think his jump in intimacy with the MC borders on "Not okay/How old is our MC?/Is this legal?", I don't think he's a bad ML. He's honest but at the same time devilish. He does knowingly frustrate the MC's efforts in the second and third arc, but he takes responsibility for his actions and addresses the MC's grievances as best as he can.
I'm sure if he could take the MC to a cafe or the movies without getting the both of them erased by 'regulations', he'd pick that over making the MC fail at his job. That said, I can't wait for karma to kick in for the ML in the next arc hahahaha...
ML already has a hospitalized, in-a-coma boyfriend, whom MC is playing a body double for.
ML declares he wouldn't fall for the body double, but then starts viewing MC ambiguously.
He accuses MC of trying to seduce him—reading too much into the MC's actions—and that just left a bad taste in my mouth around chapter 11.
I persisted for MC, but ML continued to be a jerk with degrading moral integrity, pointing in the direction of a cheating bastard. No matter if the original boyfriend is actually "evil, " that wouldn't excuse anything. ML's boyfriend deserves better.
Objectively 4 stars, but I like it so :P
(The above are unofficial arc names. Counting the 9th arc as five stars for calculations, the 15 arcs average to three stars overall.)
Does it matter who the MC's real father is? To me, it doesn't matter one iota because knowing the answer wouldn't change the ending.
I had some other questions, but rereading chapters 22-23 (ML meets ZJJ and beats up MC), I came up with my own conclusions and it just makes me appreciate the characters more:
MC says Du Yan San Ge isn't his grandfather (even though he is) *squarely* to ML's face to test if ML actually researched him, which he hasn't because ML proceeds to beat him up. When MC gets asked about the actual lie (his grandfather saying "The path they walk may be different from ours but just like us, they are humans"), only then is he ashamed to face ML and admit it's a lie.
In the extras, we learn ZJJ told ML that Du Yan San Ge was her grandfather. I asked myself, why did ML believe her? The answer is actually really simple: even the police believed ZJJ's grandfather was Du Yan San Ge, so who would know the truth that Du Yan San Ge actually escaped being imprisoned except for his immediate family, close subordinates and their families (i.e., ZJJ) ? The imprisoned "Du Yan San Ge" was actually ZJJ's grandfather, so ZJJ didn't lie to ML and he would believe her.
All of the antagonists—even the main antagonist—are small fries. But I liked the incident of the first major (read: so-so level threat) antagonist because his actions had a reason beyond jealousy and hatred. The second major antagonist... If you haven't read brainless death seeking before, you might find it interesting, but otherwise it's old hat.
I wasn't gonna mention the main antagonist, but then I thought that would be triply pitiful. He is just too sad. His presence is even less than the first major antagonist. He was never in the MC's eyes—except for the MC to fulfill the last wish of the person he transmigrated into. He's definitely not a good person, but as is common in the face slapping genre, there's no humanity. Of course, he has a bad ending.
There are many ways to write gap moe for a seemingly cold dude. For me, the "cute" fell flat and knocked the awesome factor/rating down.
fails a system task and gets punished!
The beginning (even with the MC-meeting-ML chapters not translated) caught my interest, and the very cute MC has a few hurdles to overcome before he gets together with ML. At the current point in the story, it is really... all... fluff. Fluff is fine, but there hasn't been much conflict/plot progression ever since the couple got their marriage certificate. For me, it's hard to see where the story is going (besides an old "love rival" possibly popping up). It'd probably be more satisfying to let translated chapters build up before continuing since the pace is halved with full chapters being released in two parts.