A Guide to Raising Your Natural Enemy


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As long as hamster spirit Shu Shu can survive the lightning tribulation, then his cultivation will be able to turn him into a human. In the end, the lightning tribulation strikes him and he arrives in the… future?

Touching the hamster’s ear on his head, in order not to be seen by people and taken to be a monster, Shu Shu decides to dig a hole in the forest to hide and live, and as a result… a very big snake aaaahhhh! Please, don’t eat me!

The crown prince of the beast empire is seriously injured and becomes a beast that could no longer change into human form. He lives alone in the forest. One day, he sees a cute sub beastman deep in the forest. The sub beastman also sees him. At once, the sub beastman’s eyes roll backwards and he faints…. Scared to death?

Shu Shu: I have a unique technique of faking death.

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New summerspring
May 25, 2020
Status: c111
i actually liked this more than I thought. It has a slow beginning and the snu snu isnt very descriptive. I also dont like how some characters seem to fade out after this but its a nice story to relax after reading soul wrenching stories. The translator is nice and funny. Over all I enjoyed this and it left me feeling very calm and nice
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New izayaYY rated it
May 19, 2020
Status: c1
Another great addition to the fluffy BL genre set within the Beastmen world. Recommended for all lovers of cute and lighthearted novels, without angst and drama. Very similar to "Number one lazy merchant of the beast world".
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Ease rated it
May 30, 2018
Status: Completed
It's a very very satisfying novel to read. I love the story, the characters, the world-building and even the extras.

MC was a hamster before he regained a human body through cultivation. He was kept as a pet by several humans before, so you can expect his skewed worldview. He wanted human body so he could eat human foods. After he got the body he wanted, he was content being kept. By whom? By the ML, of course. That's not to say that he's totally useless as a human. With his... more>> cultivation, he solved the hardest problem plaguing the Beastmen Empire and became the most valuable asset of all.

In terms of character, Shu Shu (MC) was very straightforward. He said what he felt and did what he wanted. And because of his cultivation, he learned very fast. So he was able to integrate with the ML's family quite easily and later had a job as a doctor. Also, he's narcissistic. It's always funny every time he speaks proudly. And...


Shu Shu is afraid of snakes, even until the end. He might get used to Edgar's dragon form (yes, dragon!) later on but just barely. He was even afraid of his son's dragon form. It's because of fear of being eaten and I think it makes sense that hamster who used to live normally is afraid of its natural predator.

BTW the title actually refers to Shu Shu's son. When his son broke out of the egg with his dragon/snake form, Shu Shu was paralyzed and thought, 'Will I be raising my natural enemy?' (Initially, I thought the title refers to Edgar lol)


Meanwhile, Edgar (ML) was a wife-slave. Period.

The worldbuilding is my favorite. I feel that it was so perfect.


In history, the beastmen left their planet to explore the universe, were enslaved by other species and had to fight back. Only when they won did they were able to secure the space to live and form the Beastmen Empire. The fallen beastmen from that war were still alive as beasts and later on were relevant for the plot.

It didn't mean that they were the only species living in the universe though. Although only in extras, another species on good term with the empire actually appear on a diplomatic visit and it was explained that they have a trading agreement with other species. I found this way more realistic than ABO AU which only has the human.

On the political term, the Beastmen Empire practices democracy with the royal family acting only as a symbol. I believe that the ruling of democracy instead of a monarchy is a symbol of development and since the novel runs in the futuristic setting, they are in balance.

In the Beastmen Empire, there are the more dominant beastmen and less dominant sub-beastmen. It's a beastman instinct to protect and cherish a sub-beastman. It's kinda similar to ABO AU but with less discrimination. The sub-beastmen can work and even enter the military. (Societal development)

A beast bead needs to be given by a beastman to his favored sub-beastman in order to reproduce, which mean that the most appropriate pairing will be beastmanXsub-beastman. But beastmanXbeastman and sub-beastmanXsub-beastman pairings are still accepted. They are uncommon but still exist. (Another societal development)


Aside from that, I love the extras and I actually wish there are more. The sons and spouses are the cutest things ever. And I think that all the husbands in here are henpecked for their partners, which is also another reason why I love the novel so much. <<less
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Az31r4 rated it
July 2, 2018
Status: Completed
Just finished the google translated raw, for anyone who are curious and can't wait for the next update, just read the same way as me.

I read the first few chapters from Lada's BL MTL, then compared chapter 1 between mtl-ed and the translator's. Becouse the phrase that may be different, ex: deaemon/goblin/demon (Lada's BL MTL) the asian orc/orc (googled). But the rest is easy to understand.

As for the story, it's very light with no H scene, the race from this univers is beastman (man) and sub-beastman (woman/capable of reproduction). So... more>> for anyone who are not fond of BL, you can read it just fine.

For me it's looks like the hamster have a mistaken identity (with good reason). Though he is not in any catagory of gander, after

swallow the beast core of another beastman

he is capable of being pregnant.

All in all, it's a nice read <<less
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Joker rated it
May 23, 2018
Status: Completed
I've been bored for these past few weeks. I wanted to stay away from the stereotype rebirth BL stories where the MC with his past life experience being oh so great gets famous. Though I've always love those types, it just felt so stuffy after reading almost the same events over and over again and so I seaeched novels and found this.

I must say, Edgar (ML) and Shushu (MC) really suits each other. I love how straightforward and cute they could be with every interaction. Their kids are... more>> also so adorable. The story was pretty fast pace but still stuck close to baing balance with the developments.

MC was a hamster from another world. Through a lucky chance, he encountered a red bead or rather a golden finger. He cultivated using this red bead and after some thousand years he got his wish to experience the heavenly tribulation and become human mainly, I believe it's to eat human food and live a life just eating. He's just so cute! Trust me. Unfortunately, after the tribulation he just barely passed and he still needs to pass another test to become a human. Because of these he became a demon spirit with a human body and a few add ons (Like fluffy ears and a short tail), He was also sent to another world but he never noticed it until some few chapters more. Here he met ML which was in a bad mood after bursting his Dantian and became a snake beast. His Aircraft/Mech got destroyed and with how bad his condition was he didn't even want ro continue his journey anymore. But he met MC who looks like a sub-Beast and ML felt the desire to protect. He vowed to protect the creature in his heart but who would know that just after being seen by the sub-beast, the sub-beast MC got so scared so he pretend that he was dead and so the story continues.

The novel is really funny, heart warming, gentle, and very cute. Try to read it and y'ould know what I mean. <<less
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ichigofanz rated it
May 12, 2018
Status: c130
So fluffy, so CUTE!!! Our darling MC, Shu Shu is too adorable, cute, innocent, cute~ (not enough vocab to describe MC's supreme cuteness), ML Edgar also very devoted & goes with anything Shu Shu said, the perfect, model husband ever!

... more>>

tiny spoiler: I'm dying with laughter on a certain chapter when Shu Shu heard about adultery & wondering aloud if Edgar will ever cheat on him. Edgar on their son communicator is speechless, thinking isn't he always good towards Shu Shu, moreover is there anyone better than Shu Shu? Then Shu Shu said aloud that there's no way Edgar will ever cheat on him because he still youthful, good-looking & very powerful. Their son is speechless & admiringly see Edgar nodding from the communicator, agreeing with Shu Shu narcissism, his heart moved. O (≧▽≦) o


I absolutely love Shu Shu & Edgar!! This wn fluffiness rivaled Beloved Marriage in High Society, not much misunderstanding between MC& ML. I wish there's more extra though, since Shu Shu & Edgar should both be an immortal whereas most people in that planet live for around 100 years. I like this wn so much, I reread it a couple of times. Writing this review makes me want to reread it again.. <<less
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lisyaoran rated it
September 12, 2018
Status: Completed
When I sacrifice my beauty sleep just to read this novel, I. DIDN'T. REGRET. IT. It was worth the fight, and I'm glad that I didn't give up this battle. (The MTL-Battle). Okay, let's talk about this novel. The MPreg tag didn't disappoint me at all because ... more>>

they show step by step on what happens during pregnancy, instead of just skipping the thing and suddenly, "here's the baby". (Although Shu Shu didn't pregnant that long since he gave birth to eggs and these eggs took times to hatch), I am happy with this, reading how ML didn't know that MC was pregnant and think that he got a tumour in his body and they almost operate him.


I really like how simple and clueless the MC was like => since he is a hamster before this, his motto is just to eat and die, so having a master that could give him food makes him so happy (ML gladly took the responsibility to feed him).

The other character like Jonas, chris, ian and others have their own story but you wont get bored, instead, you will love to read about them. And in extra

there are chapters about shu shu's son who is like him (sub-beast but stronger than beast). His interaction with his ML is cutee, seeing that his ML was devoted to him for the last ten years. They got triplet son ✿♥‿♥✿


Overall, I have to give 4.7/5, story, character progress, plot, suspense, climax, villain, and everything else was perfectly written. I just wish there were more chapter on MC and ML fighting the bad guy. ( ((O (*゚▽゚*) o))) <<less
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Rinth rated it
May 8, 2018
Status: c8
This is a wonderful, cute, warm, and funny BL story. The MC and ML interaction is very entertaining. The translation quality is very good! I wantto thank the translator for sharing this wonderful story with us!
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amruta rated it
March 12, 2020
Status: c101
This story is so sweet it gave me diabetes.

Shu Shu (MC) is adorable. He's a hamster spirit who has cultivated to become human and all his wisdom about humans comes from his owners. Unsurprisingly, he's a bit naive and only wants to eat, eat and eat. His inner monologues are hilarious. He's timid but brave enough to do the right thing and help Edgar (ML) who is a snake. His thoughts are appropriately portrayed as simple since he is a hamster after all. Loved him.

Edgar (ML) is one of the... more>> most patient and loving MLs out there. His love for Shu Shu is absolute. Their interactions are tooth-decaying sweet.

The plot flows well, the translation is great. The side characters are well fleshed out. Its a great read. There is nothing to dislike in the story.

Waiting for the extras impatiently......... <<less
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Tsukkin rated it
January 12, 2019
Status: Completed
Gosh... I didn't sleep all night to read this, it's super cute~
Can't say much, im too sleepy. Hmm so ML is capable, and MC is cute. Also I like the ML bcs he's very loyal and caring, actually almost all Gong in this novel are very likeable. He's possessive but not too much and thankfully has common sense when courting his love interest. The kids are cute, actually I wanna see more about Fred but oh well, Gary's is very cute too... And the last thing, I love how... more>> innocent and mature Shu Shu, also his confidence and narcissism knows no bound. It's quite cute actually. Overall this is a very cute read, now I'm gonna stop saying cute because I said it too much haha <<less
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puffiness123 rated it
July 9, 2018
Status: c37
It's not bad so far, pretty cute actually.


Romance between a humanoid hamster and a humanoid snake. The hamster human teaches the snake to cultivate to become human again.

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Ddragonesse rated it
May 6, 2018
Status: c130
I just finished this story and I have to say: SO CUTE!! If you want to read a heart warming BL story then you are in the right place! The racial misunderstandings are a bit frustrating but thankfully they get resolved quickly. We also get to know more about their sons in the end of the story (also very cute). If you are more interested in action packed stories then you will probably find this one too boring. But I think it's a great (light) read.
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ike_00000 rated it
August 9, 2019
Status: c75
Characters: 4.5/5

I really like MC and ML, as well as their relationship, particularly in the beginning. Maybe MC is a lil too stupid-cute, but it's not too bad. It was definitely love at first sight for ML, but we see the process their relationship progresses through. MC is also a huge glutton, which is pretty funny.

The side characters aren't that well developed, but they're still quite enjoyable. Later one we see the imperial family and Jones, and I particularly enjoy the arc on the Fallen Beast Planet. Actually, as a... more>> whole, the focus is not really on the characters but what the characters do, if that makes sense.

Plot: 5/5

Again, I particularly enjoy the beginning. It's still not bad later on though, and the author interweaves the story's main plot quite well throughout. The arcs are also alright. I'll say that nothing is really that original, but the simple-mindedness of MC makes it different.

That said, even at this point MC's child hasn't been born, so maybe the title of this novel isn't entirely accurate lol. He hasn't started raising his natural enemy yet!

In regards to H scenes, there's not that much. There's a couple of ambiguous scenes, but overall not that much.

Writing & Translation: 5/5

No problems, thanks to the translator! <<less
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April 25, 2018
Status: c5
While still a bit too early to really tell, I find that I'm enjoying this so far.

From what little I have already read it seems like a lite anf fluffy story with potential to be a rather fun read.

I am looking forward to further updates.
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TinHo rated it
May 2, 2020
Status: c130
It's really nice, light fluffy and cute, especially the MC, Shu shu the hamster daemon is soo cute with his dense character!
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Aachiin0914 rated it
April 12, 2020
Status: Completed
This novel take a lot of self control not to drop when I first read it.

The first few chapters is boring, because of the slow everyday life of MC and ML in the cave. They can't communicate very well too 'cause they did not speak the same language. But it's funny how MC is scared of ML though.

It's my first time to read a novel where MC is innately scared of their partner. Usually, in other novels, the MC is so stupid/ dense that they did not have any instinct... more>> in their bones. Like even if it's a ferocious beast leep out of nowhere they still go on with their curiosity and touch it.

After MC and ML went to the capital star, everything became funny and exciting. Though there is no major drama or action. But the best part is when the live broadcast MC admitting that he was at fault for selling. ML beast bead. And the fact that they thought that their baby was a tumor. Poor Fred (MC was completely afraid of his beast type too, even dreamed of being followed by a group of snake shouting mother. Hahaha)

What I like the best was the extras. Mc's second child story is cute. He was very decisive.

I thought I able to read a three generation hamster family. But I guess it ends there.

I like the royal family's attitude towards the position of being a king. They treat is as a job.

Over all, the novel is very well recommended. <<less
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darlingv rated it
April 11, 2019
Status: Completed
This is a really cute, fluffy story with no angst and some pretty satisfactory face slapping. MC retains most of his innocent hamster traits throughout the story and ML is always sweet, thoughtful and super loving! I gave this 4 stars for two reasons:

  1. The first part of the story is really good, maybe even 5 star quality but after MC and ML returns to the capital planet, the story turned into the generic rich, good looking prince ML falls for innocent but helpful OP "cinderella" MC.
  2. There are some minor but irritating discrepancies in the story. I won't list them out, but you'll find them easily if you pay the slightest attention to the story.
Other than that it's definitely an enjoyable, light-hearted read!
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Nyxx rated it
January 30, 2019
Status: Completed
If you want a satifying and fluffy story with a realllllyyyy good plot this story is pure gold on the way to being diamond 💎 hehe.
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Kleep rated it
December 24, 2018
Status: c49
This novel is one of my favourites to read. It is very sweet and fluffy so far, and I’m always excited to see an update.

Our MC is a hamster that cultivated a human form, while our ML is a snake beastman. Some major predator/prey struggles to overcome there!

Their interactions are quite nice, and the development has followed a great pace so far.

The world setting is very interesting as well. I like the concept of the beastman/sub-beast setting and the dynamic it has brought to the novel thus far.
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blueise-chii rated it
December 6, 2018
Status: c1
If you want a light hearted story this book is probably for you. Full of fluff and sweetness MC Shushu the hamsters 🐹 will definitely melt all the hard-bones in you’re body. He is probably the most cutest hamster ever.

I practically scoured through the entire raw, and I say this book is really worth reading.

As for the h scene, there are probably a lot but it was disappointingly skipped by the author. (Drops shoulder.) To those who have read this novel haha I feel you guys ~❤️
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November 28, 2018
Status: c111
I've finished mtling just now and all I can say is that it's so good.

First, I love how very appropriate the title is and has never stray from it's original topic. I cannot judge the writer's prose styling since I am just reading machine translated version after so I am quite regretful for that. However I love the overall plot structure and the pacing is pretty good. Not draggy, IMO. No dull moment at all. Also, this is one of the few ml's that are on the cute side but... more>> I find cool at the same time. I like uke's character design. It's just the right amount of cuteness without being helpless in an annoying way. The pacing of the relationship is pretty good, it's not loaded with tropes but they are charmingly one of a kind pair.

All in all, I could give this full points. I'm very much satisfied. Will read this again in one go after the scanlators go further on their translation. <<less
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Fathom rated it
September 10, 2018
Status: Completed
Cute story. It's not terribly romantic, more like a day in the life of a hamster's thoughts. It's really amusing how a hamster teaches a snake to cultivate to become a human, despite having a snake phobia. It's even funnier that when his son turns out to be a snake as well, he still has a snake phobia.

A hilarious story that doesn't really dwell too much on political intrigue, cultivation, or much suspense. Although, he teaches how to cultivate, he himself as a hamster isn't that gifted in cultivation. In... more>> fact, he's sort of a weak chicken in anything except in healing. Even in healing, he has to borrow his partner's energy.

How he became pregnant is filled with comedic relief, and the concept of a male only society laying eggs is also funny. Most of the romance was one sided in the beginning with how a large snake tried to help a snake fearing hamster. And how the hamster tried to cultivate a snake in order to protect the so called master in the future so he can have a life of ease and be petted.

There are a couple of other side stories, including one of the sons and some other friends and their love lives. All of which are relatively short and easy to read.

Overall, it's quite an enjoyable easy going read. <<less
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