Cāi Cāi


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Voice Actor gong x Musical Actor shou

This is a story about ‘learning how to fly again after the wings of your dreams are broken.’

This is also a story about ‘how to love others and also love yourself.’

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Latest Release

Date Group Release
03/06/21 Closed Window... c77c77
03/02/21 Closed Window... c76
02/27/21 Closed Window... c75
02/24/21 Closed Window... c74.5
02/23/21 Closed Window... c74
02/20/21 Closed Window... c73
02/16/21 Closed Window... c72
02/13/21 Closed Window... c71
02/10/21 Closed Window... c70.5
02/09/21 Closed Window... c70
02/06/21 Closed Window... c69
02/02/21 Closed Window... c68
01/30/21 Closed Window... c67
01/26/21 Closed Window... c66
01/24/21 Closed Window... c65.5
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jellyen rated it
July 24, 2020
Status: --
Translator from rosy here~

First, I saw this series was taken by someone else, so I won't be translating it anymore Second, I'l here to give my (biased) commentary.

So, now, if the summary wasn't enough (I know it wasn't), I'll give you a run down of what this story is about.

This is about Xiang Cai, our protagonist, who dreamed of being a dancer. However, he suffered from an accident and after hurting his feet, was unable to dance anymore. In order to continue dancing, he started doing musical theater, still, it's... more>> like the original version of the Little Mermaid, where she feels like she's stepping on glass everytime she takes a step. As for our lead, we have Tan Yiming, a voice actor who, for spoiler reasons I won't say, have met Xiang Cai in the past. The story is divided in two parts, the first one it's how they met in the past and the second one is about their reencounter.

This is a very sweet story that follows its own pace. There's many aspects I like about this novel, like how each act is based on a musical (as a musical fan, I found that very appealing) or how the characters grow with time. The growth, oh, if you read this, you will see this is about chasing dreams so, more than the romance between the main characters, you also follow the protagonist on his journey in a realistic and touching way. <<less
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Neollle rated it
June 12, 2020
Status: c02
Im gonna set a tent here and wait for updates. Hehe

This story pique my interests because of their work (?) Since TY is a VA while XC is a MA.

Why does it feel like they haven't met each other face to face before? But they've been able to recognise each other through their voice. WHICH MAKES ME CRAVING FOR MORE.
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dyoisbae rated it
October 24, 2020
Status: Completed

I love everything in this novel. Truly hidden gem. Hope everyone start to appreciate this novel.

Ps. High quality translations.

Pss. Worth to mtl, bcs I can't wait! But def will reread when the trans is all done!
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periperi rated it
December 10, 2020
Status: Completed
I would actually rate this 3.5 but I got a little sad and clicked 3 before I blinked (but 3 stars still means it was okay based on the rating system). This must be my most controversial rating and I think no one may agree with me.

First half of the story, I will rate 5 stars. Because I loved it, the key in with the muscials, the struggles and connection of the characters despite the physical distance, it was just so good. I loved the characters, the side characters on... more>> both sides, the individual journey, just everything was going so good, I was looking forward so much to the second half and was wondering what could possibly make the split. Ya perhaps the greater the anticipation, the greater the fall.

Spoiler has MANY plot spoilers for my rant to get this weight off my chest.


I just don't understand why MC would totally black out ML from his life at the end of the first half of the story under those circumstances. I understood him feeling upset but was it the build up? Perhaps like how my anticipation felt so high, his expectation? For ML was just as high and we both got disappointed. But I think perhaps is just I didn't fully understand the full build up to that climax so this part was still not the biggest issue. But it turned to this big emotional turmoil deep inside ML for 5 frigging years. Because I can tell ML was not in love with MC first but he fell fast and hard in second part. And then comes second part. MC was attached and he genuinely loves his BF. Okay, big hurdle there. ML knows and doesn't do anything but when they lived together, even though at that point MC had just broken up (ML DOESN'T KNOW), ML's actions are very ambiguous. It can be said to be friendly like sending him to work but under the context where you KNOW he has feelings for the other, it doesn't feel very right. Then that's just my moral 2 cents. And then even though they get together, MC just got off a relationship where it wasn't even bad, so it was a bit like a rebound situation so actually I was just feeling so bad for ML most of the time (though admittedly it wasn't like immediately too) and almost wished the whole MC had a BF he genuinely liked didn't even happen. Because I know MC genuinely likes ML at the end but haiz, the timing is just not ideal. I think I was mostly uncomfortable with the ambiguity when MC's relationship status was unclear. Didn't they kiss too when ML didn't know? Or did I read wrongly. BUT After uncomfortably reading that middle chunk, I'm going to say I did enjoy the last bit and ending and how all the characters were wrapped up. There are actually some lessons to be learnt like the summary on loving oneself.


Overall, minus-ing the points I ranted, erm I actually did like most of the story. If you disagree with everything I said (pls, no hitting), this is definitely a good read. <<less
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Cocole rated it
November 11, 2020
Status: c39
I’m riding their every dream, their every dance, hopes and desires. I cry and laugh with them. Highly recommend. Translation is fabulous. ❤️🌹🌻🙏
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StarPhia rated it
February 2, 2021
Status: c65
I have to say, this novel is amazing. (I've currently read up to chapter 65 and then MTLed the rest, I'm still planning on following the translation). I have to say that the story, characters, and everything is incredibly written. I also love how the author sets up every part of this novel! It is INCREDIBLE.

First off the characters, they are all extremely likeable and great. Our MC Cai Cai (Xiang Cai) is amazing. He has a mature personality due to the tragity of his past, but he is super... more>> childish when around the person he admires. I love how the author doesn't glorify his past. It is the stepping stone for his future and how he finds his love for acting. His past isn't made overly dramatic and pitied and the MC isn't a pathetic Mary Sue. He has to learn to make friends, step down from his prideful princely arrogance and find himself again. He meets the ML online and quickly admires him, they also support each other online and I really appreciate how various things connect subtly. I also loved the MC's two friends, the "table partner" girl and the "bully" guy (I cannot with names). They were incredibly developed with their own personalities and feelings. I like how the girl, Qi Ji (just looked it up), isn't an obnoxiously girl crazy, has no personality, and is weak and pathetic like in other BL novels. Though it does make some very obnoxious remarks of the female characters simping, it at least doesn't too much do that for Qi Ji. She is a strong woman. And the bully man (not gonna look for his name), he is also very well written, I love how they incorporated him into the trio and how they showed his reason for being their (haha it was such a classic, boys do this kinda thing in kindergarden, don't wanna spoil, but it makes sense when you read the novel). I also liked the ML's side of things. I found the ML fascinating. With what happened between the ML and MC at the end of their 5 years ago arc, I find the ML's reaction reasonable. Of course the ML will become obsessed with the MC. Its like one of those, you don't notice them until they're gone kind of things. He didn't appreciate Cai Cai enough so he got what he deserved. I also really loved how the author incorporated all these failed loves into the story because life isn't perfect, everyone feels heart break and they need to pick themselves back up. Every character falls apart, but they all bounce back and find what truly matters to them.

Like with the BOYFRIEND, the MC had a completely normal process of this relationship. He did like BOYFRIEND, but he wasn't his true self. Sometimes relationships don't work out even if you really like each other. It is about healthy relationships and not hurting yourself and doing what is right for you.


The story is also amazing! It starts off in present time for like 2 chapters and then goes BACK TO THE PAST to 5 years ago. It tells of how the MC had just lost his ballet and was getting ready and just starting to take musical stuff classes. I loved how the author protrays all of this! I don't even know how to explain but it is absolutely amazing. The characters went through so much and went through lots of growth together. The author did an incredible job at fitting all of these different stories into one interwoven journey. It is truly incredible to see all these characters grow and struggle through things. And the transition to present times WAS AMAZING. I love how it left off the childhood arc, the MC just made his final decision regarding his internet life, but it mentions no more and goes to present day. Then I LOVE how the MC had started a new life and no longer depended on the ML anymore, only by the ML taking the intiative was he able to come back into the MC's life. The MC isn't pathetic, he suffered but he doesn't need pity. He is strong enough to stand and start over, but he just wants support at the times he needs it most. The ML also found what he wants to do and was content with it. The way the author shows the MC avoiding the ML is brilliant. I like how the MC didn't want to go back to his childish past and simply wanted to move on.

Another thing I liked is the splitting up of the chapters, every few chapters (like 10), have a different theme based on a musical. Depending on what the musical is about, that is the "focus" of that portion of the novel. Honestly, I think it is brilliant. There are smooth transitions between parts and they all connect. I also love how all the parts are named after musicals, since the book is about a main character finding himself through musical theater. I especially loved the Little Prince part (I've read the book in french and english, its great). How he found a small piece of himself with every character in the book turned musical. And it isn't only the MC who experiences the themes of the musicals, the ML down in the US of A, also experiences some changes in his life based on these musicals. The two were at different points in their lives, but everything connected into a story of finding oneself.

Over all, this novel is absolutely incredible. The characters and story is absolutely amazing. There are some things I didn't like though, obviously I wasn't to happy that the novel ended, how dare it. Haha, but seriously, there wasn't much to complain about. Maybe that not every knot was tied in the end, I wish MC's parents were involved in some way, but I guess it is refreshing to not have that need for validation and that the MC doesn't need some pathetic support from neglegent parents. I wish that our friend, the bully dude from MC's school got a girlfriend. I just feel bad for him. Uh, I wish we could go see Qi Ji's wedding. I wanna know how Ms Teacher lady and the online friends like the second son are doing. But I guess it wasn't completely necissary to have that... But I really like this novel, it may not be action packed, but the story is AMAZING. It got me to read something not super intense so of course it is amazing. I highly suggest it if anyone wants to read a more chill and theme, character, or story based novel. But you have to be ready to cry, because gosh darn it can be depressing at times. It shows the lowest and highest point in our MCs lives, of COURSE IT CAN BE SAD ;-;

I hope our precious MC and ML do well <3 this novel is great. 10/10

Its not my favorite, because I'm more action driven, but it is honestly one of the best written and structured books I've ever read. <<less
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someonewithemptyhands rated it
December 30, 2020
Status: --
its indeed deep and emotional novel. Im not the fan of sad and tragedic past that impact future events story novel so usually I read fluffy and funny novel but this novels is a gem in danmei novel.

i really feel pitty with MC. You know in many novels that I like to read when an accident happen to MC or ML most of the time someone save them and they can continue to reach their dream.

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but in this novel T T my poor MC, I cried with him, with his miserable life with his only dream and only things that he had and he lost it. I read novels for their funny and without any really bad things happend world and heve a diffrent world from reallity cause I didnt want to fell sad in my real life about novels too, but this novels honestly didnt bother me. I cryed with MC and his destroyed dream but at the same time when I see his Motivation and his hard working I find Motivation in myself too and its really enjoyable. Im glad that our MC finally find someone who knows his real value, actually in this novel most of the charming and plot burden is on MC. We see how he finally Overcome his miserable life and finally find a new path for himself so that he can shine again and ML is only a supportive good person in my eyes and I really couldnt pay much attention to him


but I really didnt like the side characters I think author only write him so MC and ML have someone other that themselve for liking them, actually this novel hasnt something special and cool or Rare plot that you see in popular novels and they caught your eyes But I do not know why this novel had such a profound effect on me and other readers, the author pen is really amazing.

so I recommend it to anyone and im sure that you like it too, although it hasnt any hot scene and im kinda disappointed too, <<less
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ChelseaViolita rated it
December 9, 2020
Status: Completed

I loved everything from this novel, from the way the story is brought, to the plot and character.

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The story started with the encounter between MC and ML after being separated for years, and resumed with a flashback of what exactly had happened between them. It really made me anticipate every chapter while waiting for their reunion.


Character development is great too! There is depth to the character, and I can really relate to each of their struggles and emotions. It felt very realisic and relatable. Caicai (our MC) was so lovable that I adore him so much! Yiming (ML) was also not the typical OP and overbearing ML. He has his own struggles in life too. But he and MC supported each other well throughout their struggles. You will definitely fell in love with these two characters!

The storyline and the way the story is brought was done very well too. It pained me so much when I see the characters struggling, and I cried a lot reading this. Rest assured that this is a HE and heartwarming story <3

Overall, this story deserves more love and support! You won't regret reading this! <<less
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