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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天敌饲养指南
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07/10/19 Lada’s BL MTL c72
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aleckincaid
New aleckincaid rated it
July 2, 2019
Status: c70
For those prefer fluffy and light heart bl love.. Recommended to read..i been re-reading couple times now and not yet bored with the story
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Windome
New Windome
June 29, 2019
Status: c70
I just binge read all the chapters here on NU and what can I say? It's really adrenaline inducing for me when I read this, since I basically spent one and a half days to read it... chapter 70's cliffhanger is really to cruel to me! Aagh!!!! But the translation is good so I'll patiently wait for more chapters. I'm really tempted to read the raws...

Recommend!

The story itself has a lot of character and isn't really tropy to me, I was pleasantly surprised quite a few times. The MC isn't... more>> super dopey and naive, while not being overly smart and cunning. He pretty much embodies how you would expect a hamster turned human to act. But even beyond that his character is developed, and he's not one-dimensional. The ML is also not your typical ice-block yandere possessive kinda guy, really refreshing! I really don't like yandere so this came as a surprise considering the trend of this kind of setting. Not to mention he's also got a personality! And the side characters are also expanded and get their side stories and motivations explained. Though they don't go into too much depth, it's enough to get an understanding. The villain also is pretty well thought out and though it could've been a bit more developed and he seemed somewhat shallow, but I also think this is good. Not every villain has to have some long-drawn-out reason to do evil, sometimes the simplest things can make people go mad. The villain here wasn't over-complicated but there can also be a lot of speculation as to his in-depth reasoning. It lets you draw you're own conclusions.

The plot is pretty light-hearted, so it's not some literary haven, but there are no glaring mistakes and major plot holes. Everything so far fits all my criteria for a good read! I'm not really biased by any type of genre and can enjoy almost any kind of book, but when things can be well written it's always a breath of fresh air. MC not overpowered, check, ML is more than an emotionally-constipated weirdo, check. The plot isn't too far fetched and is still interesting and reasonable, check. In a lot of online fantasy novels you wont see people trying to reason out the reasons behind the fanciful powers characters possess.

Now I'm just waiting for the rest of the climax and grand finale to be well-played and not dissipate these good feelings! Good luck author, translator! I expect a lot from what I've seen! This wait is gonna be so hard to endure...

(P.S. this became a lot longer than I intended... whoopsie! Also, so hard not to write spoilers!!! P.S.S I think I've had too much caffeine.) <<less
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Ease
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...

Spoiler

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)

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

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

Spoiler

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)

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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
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
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swallow the beast core of another beastman

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he is capable of being pregnant.

All in all, it's a nice read <<less
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Joker
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
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!

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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

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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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Rinth
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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puffiness123
puffiness123 rated it
July 9, 2018
Status: c37
It's not bad so far, pretty cute actually.

Spoiler

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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Tsukkin
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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Ddragonesse
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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Jynxlynn
Jynxlynn
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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Nyxx
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
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
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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lisyaoran
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>>
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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.

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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
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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 ✿♥‿♥✿

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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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Fathom
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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TigerCub
TigerCub rated it
August 2, 2018
Status: Completed
This is more of a fluffy story than yaoi so it's actually got plenty of cute interactions between the MC and the ML. The MC isn't the shy type at all so although things go down between the two, there really isn't much blushing (was there any?)

It's cute but the story's not that deep, so if you like that this is for your.

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Spoiler

Yeah, all the s*x scenes in here aren't explicitly told, only implied so no beautiful spring takes place here if you know what I mean. Also, since the MC isn't shy, they actually get down and dirty quite often. It's just not that excit ing though since you only know it happened but not how.

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No yaoi. Mainly fluff. :) <<less
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darlingv
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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earlgreyt
earlgreyt rated it
March 6, 2019
Status: c57
I never thought I'd be so happy to read such a fluffy cute story about Shu Shu, the hamster-cultivated-to-human and his adventures in a totally different universe with beastmen.

The MC is super super adorable, and not only adorable, but very determined, brave and straightforward. While there are some parts that are cliched, as he is a pretty typically naive/innocent MC, he also breaks standard BL mold to be the one who takes his own initiative, acts with self-confidence, and works hard to stand on his own feet.

The side characters are... more>> overall pretty great as well. There aren't any truly crazy love rivals or brain-damaged cannon fodder characters, so the face-slapping is pretty subtle and enjoyable (not overly dramatic or destructive).

Spoiler

MC is the one who proposes to the ML! MC also wonderfully believes in himself, so he doesn't care much about gossip/convention, and is not your standard humble/shy/embarrassed "shou." Even their wedding night was SO refreshing!!

Also LOVED this line from the MC: "Relying on others is unwise; you are better relying on yourself." towards a supporting character in the face of expected gender roles.

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This story never fails to bring a smile to my face. Translator is pretty good as well (only a couple minor grammatical issues). <<less
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KongKwong
KongKwong rated it
February 24, 2019
Status: Completed
Just completed MTL'ing this one and can't wait to re-read it once it's fully translated!

This story is so full of fluff that I don't even mind it having 'mpreg' in it.... more>>
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I'm from that camp that doesn't enjoy seeing such things in a BL world. I mean, male characters from these stories are already feminine enough both in their looks and behaviour (the bottom ones, of course), if you add childbearing to those things we basically have a woman with a... cough cough... bird. I can't understand why one would pretend like this kind of creature is a male. If you want your character to be beautiful, weak, somewhat silly, dependent and being able to give birth to a child of a strong and powerful man, why don't you just write a normal BG story! It would make way more sense!

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As I said, the story itself is quite cute. To my mind, there isn't enough development in the plot or the world but in this kind of story, it's rather understandable. Although there are a few interesting side characters, they sadly don't have much of plot-time. The last part of the story is like a series of extras which are very amusing. At first I thought that the kids were neglected by their parents but apparently, they weren't! I'd love to read more about the kids~

It's a nice read for those times when you want to grab your coffee or tea or whatever you prefer to drink, sit down and relax with a heartwarming story. Although there are a few villains present, they are so insignificant and short-lived that they don't bring too much of a burden to the story.

Incidentally, am I the only one who noticed a peculiar naming tendency of the royal family?
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The Emperor is named Chris, then the ML's name is Edgar, the kids are named Fred and Gary... I mean, it's basically the ABC's sequence with the letter 'd' skipped. C- Chris, D -???, E- Edgar, F- Fred, G- Gary. Seeing all of the above I'm rather curious now what happened to the person who was supposed to be named with 'D'...
/meaningless observations

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SublimiSomnium
SublimiSomnium rated it
December 20, 2018
Status: Completed
Very cute and nice for a short read. Extremely similar to In the Future My Whole Body is a treasure, though the internal struggle against MC's phobia of snakes makes this story much more amusing IMO.

Side characters feel like after thoughts and are used to make things more convenient. Don't get attached because there are quite a few loose ends that won't be tied up.
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takame
takame
November 28, 2018
Status: c111
status MTL=finished, Scanlation=in progress

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 steer away from it's original topic (in compare to other c-webnovels). I cannot judge the writer's prose styling since I am just reading machine translated version after and I am quite regretting that part. However I love the overall plot structure and I think the pacing is pretty good. IMO it's not draggy. There's no dull moment at all. Also,... more>> this is one of the few ml's that are on the cute side but 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 too, 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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