City of Endless Rain


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This city has its secrets.

Whether it’s comfort or chaos, rain or shine, everything is dependent on a single person. People who live here don’t get sick, nor do they get hurt. Once they enter, however, they can never leave. Unless they pay with their life…

Tang Shan wakes up, only to find himself in an unfamiliar house.
A stranger tells him that he is his lover— Li Yuanyu. He says that Tang Shan has been in this city for quite some time. Tang Shan doesn’t believe it, because he’s obviously not gay, so how could he fall in love with a man? But there’s Li Yuanyu’s affectionate and attentive care, the artwork in the attic, the nostalgic warm smell of Borscht…

Memories of the past begin to resurface, proving that both of them were in love.
That is, until he discovers the message he left for himself before he lost his memories, telling him he has to escape, no matter what it takes…

Associated Names
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Zhongyu Zhi Cheng
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Recommendation Lists
  1. Yaoi/ BL
  2. Heart wrenching story (BL)
  3. BG/BL - Possessive/Obsessive Male Leads
  4. Careful WARNING BL
  5. Danmei / BL Part 1

Latest Release

Date Group Release
04/18/17 Chinese BL Translations epilogue
04/16/17 Chinese BL Translations c10
11/04/16 Chinese BL Translations c9
10/20/16 Chinese BL Translations c8
01/01/16 Chinese BL Translations c7
12/18/15 Chinese BL Translations c6
12/04/15 Chinese BL Translations c5
11/20/15 Chinese BL Translations c4
11/13/15 Chinese BL Translations c3
10/30/15 Chinese BL Translations c2
09/12/15 Chinese BL Translations c1
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Shio rated it
October 30, 2015
Status: --
I feels kinda strange reading this since the name Tang Shan is only one letter away from a certain xianxia protagonist. My imagination kept flying everywhere.

When I first read this I was expecting standard yaoi with amnesia. But shortly after reading chapter 2, I realized that this novel has more than that. There are less romance and more mystery. Who is the MC? Why does no one ever went outside the city? It really made me want to read more. I read this to get BL, but stay for the... more>> mystery. 4/5 as of chapter 4. <<less
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EmmaKat4800 rated it
January 25, 2018
Status: Completed
Wow. Ok.

So this is a bit longer than you'd expect. Every chapter is about as long as five average light novel chapters (not the ones so short you feel cheated). It took me approximately seven hours of reading to finish, but you might want a bit more time to process all the things that happen.

This story is dark, mysterious, and has a somewhat bittersweet end. The translation is on point, and the scenes are described really well. However, the characters are strange. They seem just shy of being fully fleshed... more>> out. They act like real people, but you don't get to see the motivations behind a lot of actions. Especially when it comes to the love interest of our MC.

Overall, it's a really good story if you enjoy darker stories. There's romance, a bit of 'meaning of life' stuff, some action, and loads of suspense.

Also, read the tags first.

Read the tags. <<less
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Desert rated it
June 16, 2017
Status: Completed
I really like this novel... or at least I did until around chapter 7 or 8 ;-; The overall plot and mystery were executed quite well except for a few questions that were left unanswered. ... more>>

For example who is Li Yuanyu, is he a dead soul like the others or is he a Demon or a God? The only info it gives on him is that he owns the town and whatever his emotions are it will reflect the town. It makes me curious if he created the town and who exactly he is. Also what happened to Jake? I know it is implied that he was sent away/killed, but I'm really curious and want a definite answer.


Yet I can't allow myself to give this 5 stars due to the ending. In fact I was close to giving this 3 stars just because of the ending. However I can't ignore the fact that I really loved this novel right up till chapter 7, after that I feel as though it digressed. I read this novel under the impression that it may be dark and twisted, with a possessive Seme, which I tend to like if done right

AND with a happy ending! Yet instead of a happy ending it was very BITTER/sweet! If you don't like bitter sweet endings then take this as a warning! I wouldn't go so far as to say that the ending fit in the tragedy section but it was still too much for my fluff loving heart to handle.


Lastly, if you do choose to read this you should know that in my opinion it is more shounen ai. The most that happens in this novel is hugging and kissing, there are a few implied s*x scenes


and a r*pe scene near the end of the novel.


However, the author does not go into very much detail about the scenes. Therefore, in my opinion it is more suited as shounen ai. If you are looking for more detailed yaoi novel then I suggest you read one of those few titles.

-I Want To Enjoy A County Life

-Otoko Darake no Isekai Trip ~BL wa Okotowari~

-Dare ga Otome Geemu Dato Itta! <<less
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LIght Novel San rated it
March 20, 2018
Status: Completed
Its so damn f*cking creepy as hell!!! It is a dark story and it really suited the tag, 'Psychological'.

It left me scared, happy, fear, curiosity... all in all it is mixed emotion.

It made sad that Jake was gone and I don't know who shall I pity, the ML or the MC.


Now I know why is it the title! Gosh when I connected it with the events it made me really scared to death!

So f*cking creepy and dark but its really worth reading. I will never ever read a story that contains Psychological and Supernatural. Those novels will surely kill me from heartache and heart attack.

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stygetsu rated it
March 27, 2018
Status: Completed
The "Yandere Male" tag isn't a joke. You want to be on the edge always? Read this. The tension will keep you making you lose your sh*t all the time. It's so good. My taste.
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Maiasia rated it
October 3, 2017
Status: epilogue

I really do like this one. It's all so sad and hopeless, so futile, both of them going round and round in a circle, never getting anywhere. If Li Yuanyu had just told Tang Shan the truth, in any of those cycles of amnesia, he would had gotten a happier ending, instead of being afraid of Tang Shan leaving. I know it's bad what Li Yuanyu was doing but I can't help pitying him more than Tang Shan. So read this at your own risk. It is quite sad and disheartening.

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Diviana rated it
August 26, 2017
Status: epilogue
The novel has a good premise. The secret hooked me. The mystery kept me reading. The suspense built up... I didn't feel that it followed through.

I like that the MC trusts his gut and doesn't automatically believe the people around him. His refreshingly determined personality made me root for him. But beyond the MC, the other characters felt kind of bland.

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Even the ML wasn't too interesting. For a story that is surrounding the MC and ML's relationship, the relationship never develops to a point where I felt like there was a conflict between choosing to have a happy relationship and leaving. I was always too concerned for the MC and wondering when the MC would finally book it. If the relationship had been developed better or even if it felt like the MC was beginning to fall for the ML I think there would've been more impact.

It doesn't help the story doesn't really give you any closure. Sure you know how it ends, but there are more questions than answers

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Yami06 rated it
June 5, 2017
Status: --
I'll definitely NEVER forget this novel. A bittersweet story that leaves a strong aftertaste. I actually started reading this because I was curious of the city's secret and while the story progress, it gave quite a painful tug in my heart which I didn't expect making me cry once I reached the end. DEFINITELY RECOMMENDED for those readers who seek some brilliant plot.
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dysry rated it
June 4, 2017
Status: --
An interesting story that does a great job of setting up suspense, but not so much in following through. Waking up in a strange place not knowing who he is and who he can trust, the MC starts to unravel his relationship with the ML and the secret behind the city.

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Despite his amnesia, the MC instinctively senses the ML isn't a trustworthy source, and the gentle but dangerously possessive characteristics he displays hints that not only can things not be taken at face value, the MC may also be in a dangerous position himself.

However, the MC doesn't really seem that interested or attracted to the ML, and the story lacks that added emotional turmoil the MC could've had between wanting to find the truth or preserving a happy and stable relationship, or the hurt when he discovers the truth. Instead, the MC just wants out. While the reason the ML was so obsessed, and the anguish he felt over his own actions didn't echo as strongly either. Part of the reason for both is because the only time they had a happy and real relationship was the first time the MC arrived in the town, but their relationship is already too far past by the time the story starts.

The author should also take care when using supernatural elements to resolve a mystery. Since paranormal activities don't exist in reality, a different set of logic applies when they appear in stories. But when the truth that is uncovered is too far from our rationale based on what we know of the world, it dispels all the tension (which is why xianxia mysteries go to such pains to explain their world and the rules demons and practitioners are subject to). It was hinted at from the start, but the best mysteries are ones that appear supernatural but aren't.


It's good but would've been better if the story had been fleshed out and the characters' emotions had been more developed. <<less
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OHtheNovelty rated it
August 30, 2019
Status: Completed
This is a great novel, wonderful translations, great writing from the author, but this ML is the first Yandere to ever make me suffer so much anxiety. Like holy shit, I've read a lot of crazy MLs, but this one takes the cake. The ending............


is a big disappointment. He should have reincarnated, had ML follow him and have a better love life in another life. I really dislike this ending.


If you can't take REALLY ANGSTY and HEAVY novels, then this is 10000% not for you.
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onlyforNini rated it
March 29, 2019
Status: Completed
The nove depicts a desperate and obsessive love. So much that it will make you pity Yuanyu. It left me in a state of confusion about what I wanted the end to be.

I wanted Tang Shan to escape but I didn't want him to leave Yuanyu.

The author is really good at piling up the suspense! You'll get kinda hooked for the next chapter. Trigger warnings are rape, suicide, forceful confinement, blood and violence. Not very detailed/descriptive/harsh.
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Sarsanilla rated it
December 28, 2018
Status: --
Ah, City of Endless Mindf*cks.

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Jake didn't deserve this shit


So uh. Before you go "Ew, rape" (I would've done the same thing, had I read the tags) don't worry, MC doesn't magically fall in love with ML after getting raped.


He tries to kill himself, bro


This is an endless loop of mind f*ckery and plot twists. I uh, ended up thinking that a good chunk of the final chapters were flashbacks, but they're not.

In a way, the ending can be considered a "Happy End", but it's more like Stockholm Syndrome, but with magical memory wipey stuff. That's right, this has some magical bullshit.


Also I'm just really upset because of how Jake was treated. He was honestly the best character, and he deserved so much more.

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ResidentialPsycho rated it
January 23, 2018
Status: epilogue
This is an engaging horror story that I read in one sitting. It sent chills down my spine. It's nice and short, which makes it easy to get through it all quickly. The mystery, abuse, and supernatural horror were all interesting to follow. It was great to see the pitiful MC realize the reality around him. His willpower as he struggled to escape was nice to see.

Unfortunately, the ending was a little unclear on some details. It would be nice if the flashbacks and epilogue were clarified and elaborated on... more>> a little more. <<less
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Reitian rated it
August 19, 2017
Status: Completed
This story sent shivers down my spine. I really liked the premise of the story and the pace with which it was executed. Although I could roughly guess the direction, the suspense kept me on edge. I felt the MC's complicated situation was explored thoroughly. The side characters did a good job of complementing the main characters without overpowering them. My only regret is that the author didn't fully explain the ML. Yet I also liked how much mystery it added to the story and freedom to imagine it gave... more>> to the reader. I feel like the epilogue is up to interpretation, but no matter what, the themes of the novel are very accurately portrayed by the title. <<less
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dday0425 rated it
February 3, 2020
Status: Completed
First of all, this story is annoyingly great. It take me days to read to Chapter 9. I can't read it without pauses, or I might be frustrated to death.

Besides, why is there anyone feels pity towards the MC at all??

He's the one initiated the relationship, and unresponsibly wanted to ditch the ML even before he find out the town's secret. What a joke.

At first, I try to understand the MC as he's having an amnesia, but gosh! He's very very very very annoying. In the first half of the story, he always said he's scared of the ML, yet he still acted spoil and do whatever he's pleased. He has an immature, self-centred personalities that I hate the most. Seeing ML's devotion and how he dotes on a person with such personalities yet get stabbed in the back multiple times, I pity him. He's truthly the victim in this relationship. His life would be a lot better if he's never met the MC. That's why the first 5 chapters are very uneasy for me to read.
For the rest of the story, it's where it gets better. I can't blame ML for being this processive towards MC at all,

he's been used as a damn shelter since the first time they met. The MC even started their physical relationship first! The intimated one! What would you expect the ML to be after you keep telling you'd leave him after all those times? A saint? After all this happened? With that much loves he's been pouring in? No way.



What ridicules me even more is that the MC even cares about everyone else, and chose them over the ML, who literally takes care and is very good to him for a whole freaking year. What's with him starting a fight over a housekeeper, who even once encouraged him to ditch his fiance for the ML??? This is unbelievable. Besides, why have s*x with him and feel guilty for your fiance afterward? This is ridiculous. If you are going to regret it, don't do that in the first place. Plus, what's your right to call other people murderers, when all they did is probably just to protect their own town. It's disgusting for someone who can't even be responsible for himself and fall asleep while driving to be judging towards others so bad.


Man! To think someone as loving and full of devotions like the ML to turn out to be so distorted like this, he must've suffered so bad by the MC. Imagine being rejected repeatedly by your loves one. The MC did break him so bad. I feel angry for the ML at this point.
If I were with the MC for a day, I'd probably stabbed him to death or sew his unthoughtful mouth for good.

(edit) atleast the ending's good, I now can be at ease and enjoy the read.

now he can finally be happy with his loved one, although I can still feel the pain and wariness the ML had held for the whole time untill the very end. I can't help but feel sympathetic toward him as he seems to be broken so bad that he's long lost his confidence and self-esteem. Now that he can finally be happy, I'm glad for him.

As for the MC, you're dead anyway. Even after 100th times of reincarnation, you probably won't be able to find the lover being this good to you. It's your fortune so take it! Don't make things hard for him anymore. If you're good to him, there's no way he will hurt you.

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dona rated it
August 18, 2019
Status: Completed
I rate it 4 stars simply because the story was intriguing enough to keep me reading it until midnight.

But the biggest problem was ML. The story revolves around MC and ML, yet we don´t get to know much about ML at all. How did he fall so madly in love with MC? Just what is he thinking? We never got his point of view.

Secondly, and this seriously bothered me at the start, WHY doesnt MC ask them why he suffers from amnesia???? Isn´t that the biggest question? Who cares who... more>> ML is or what your relationship is with him, shouldn´t you be wondering what condition you have that causes you to lose your memory so often?? Gahh, MC´s train of thoughts were a headache at the start I must admit. <<less
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MoniqGin rated it
July 28, 2018
Status: epilogue
What a story! Its really dark and gave me mixed feelings.

But it's a good read. Please read and start the countdown to your mental breakdown. 😊
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Marinette rated it
March 7, 2018
Status: Completed
Initially I was very skeptical about this. The number of chapters were really little which is very uncommon for a chinese LN. Plus I don't often trust the "yandere male" tag in this site because usually the guys with that tag, aren't really yandere. Instead they're super mild.

Yet, after reading this novel in one go (literally didn't sleep last night because I was unable stop reading) , I am very satisfied and can't help think about it over & over.
Each chapter is well written. There's no useless paragraphs.... more>> Like what I usually read in CN novels, you read 50 skippable chapters, but the good part happens in ch. 150.... Seriousely feels totally wrong.

As for the Yandere male lead, I think he's 100% true yandere. Unlike in the stories I read so far, he doesn't say "He's mine" every two second or throw empty threats like "I'll kill you/them, I'll lock you up, "...
This guy is one ACTIVE yandere. If he say he's gonna do it, he'll do RIGHT AWAY.

The story is so captivating. The mystery that dominated the first chapters is what Reilly caught my attention. I keep making guesses and just like the protagonist I got so curious and suspicious about everything that surrounded him.
The later chapters are also well written, extremely intense. (I felt nervous while reading) But, still enjoyable. The conclusion was also good.

Althought the chapters were only 11, I think everything was perfect and completed. So thumbs up, for how awesome this story is! ❤ <<less
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jvstkidding rated it
September 30, 2019
Status: epilogue
Really dark...

I don't know why, but I thought it might by more like a type of "overbearing president" who tries to helps his lover finds himself due to lack of memory. I couldn't be more mistaken. I'm not really into psychological plots, but this one left me with great impression and I couldn't sleep until I finished everything.

The plot is just destructive yet has it magnetic vibe, which push you until the end.

You need to read it yourself to come into conclusion that not all bl are ending happily for... more>> everyone... <<less
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Donutts rated it
October 17, 2018
Status: Completed
This is a brilliant story packed in travel size. The pacing is not rushed, it's just perfect for the mystery. It has a little bit of supernatural too.

Actually, it's not that creepy, but you just can't help but to feel depressed throughout the whole story along with the main characters.

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There was a quite graphic suicide attempt though


I'm not gonna delve into the characters' personalities, it basically just shows how selfish humans are, ready to hurt and disregard everything even our ownself just to have things on our own way. And yes, I'm talking about the MC and the side characters too.

Just take my tips and try to read the whole novel without hating anyone, lest you would be left with a guilty conscience when the story ends.

Near the end of the story, the author let us to see the ML's view and logic. He was actually aware that he was being unreasonable, which helps me to sympathise with him.


It was a Good End I guess, but not a Happy End, which I think is different. You could even say it was an Open End since the MC showed hints that he still has some remnants of his memory.

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