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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Date Group Release
10/10/18 Lada’s BL MTL c39
10/03/18 Lada’s BL MTL c38
09/26/18 Lada’s BL MTL c37
09/19/18 Lada’s BL MTL c36
09/12/18 Lada’s BL MTL c35
08/29/18 Lada’s BL MTL c34
08/22/18 Lada’s BL MTL c33
08/15/18 Lada’s BL MTL c32
08/08/18 Lada’s BL MTL c31
08/01/18 Lada’s BL MTL c30
07/25/18 Lada’s BL MTL c29
07/18/18 Lada’s BL MTL c28
07/14/18 Lada’s BL MTL c27
07/11/18 Lada’s BL MTL c26
07/07/18 Lada’s BL MTL c25
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New ryiryi rated it
October 7, 2018
Status: Completed
I LOVE this sooo much. Because of this novel I went on an animal theme binge reading. I read the raw via MTL because I just couldn't wait for the translation but once a completed English translation is available, I'm going to read this over and over again. Not gonna do a summary of why I like this story because I suck at describing stuff.
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New Nadeshikoslove
September 23, 2018
Status: c36
It was fun and great time till around chapter 30... then it started to drag. Repeating same sequence not only from chapter to chapter but like 3 times within same chapter... I started to skip.. and realized I skipped 4 chapters and still read only little progress, so dropping
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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 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 for... more>> 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. 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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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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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


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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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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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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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 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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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.


No yaoi. Mainly fluff. :) <<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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LadySakura rated it
September 5, 2018
Status: c34
This is super fluffy and adorable. So far I've read up till chapter 34, their relationship is slow pace from strangers > friends > lovers (future).

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Edgar (ML) in snake beastform is a doting ML that provides for ShuShu (MC) despite him being super scared of him at first. The first 20 chapters build up their relationship perfectly. Many funny and cute moments as well.



I love how protective Edgar (ML) is and I just want to cuddle ShuShu (MC) forever. This seems to take place in a fantasy world with beastman and sub-beastman, almost something similar to ABO troupes (Alpha/Beta/Omega) but in this case beastman (Alpha) and sub-beastman (Omega)


I'm not too sure plotwise since it's just 20% diving into the real plot so probably gonna MTL the rest of the chapters or wait for the rest of the translated chapters. Anyway, give this a read if you love fluffy romance! <<less
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June 16, 2018
Status: completed
The story could use a few more boss fights, but the cuteness escelates. There may be an epilogue, but I'm seeing a lot of loose strings involving love rivals and major/minor villains.
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Amaruna Myu rated it
June 28, 2018
Status: Completed
I like the side story more haha it reminds me of quickly wear the face of the devil.

Mainly a fairly relaxing novel with some stuff that happen here and there, there's also no h scenes.

There are a few semi-misunderstandings which when solved, males one feel satisfied.

... more>> I can't really say what's nice about the story without spoiling it. But if you're interested, you can use MTL because it's easy to understand.

Set in a planet empire with no females. Omegaverse-ish. Hamster protagonist. A lot of slightly amusing misunderstandings and confessions. Watching their relationship grow was fun


MC mistakes his and ML's child for a tumour, MC and ML love each other a lot. MC's second son has similar circumstances as MC which makes it all the more interesting.

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June 18, 2018
Status: c19
Thus far, this story is quite quite and fluffy and not heavy on the plot. The MC is a hamster who cultivated into a humanoid form, and the male lead is a beastman who fell into the form of a snake. Their interactions and attempts to understand each other's completely different languages, backgrounds, and histories has been entertaining thus far.
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