Demon Boss in the Human World


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The general of the demon world possessed the body of a third-rate small time celebrity. This was the story of him coming over, determined to make preparations for the demon world’s invasion of the human world, but accidentally got mixed in with the entertainment circle instead.

From endless scandals to endless gossiping, and from a nobody to a hot topic, the third-rate star had become the most eye-catching male god in the entertainment industry with a leap.

The reporters were tirelessly unearthing the ‘story’ behind him!

The object of their gossip had expressed that he had a pair of very strong thighs, and anyone could feel free to hug them! Please, come and hug them!

Gu Yan says: s*upid humans, what I want to conquer is the human world.

Domineering and ruthless villain boss bottom x Cheating protagonist type beautiful and aloof dominant top.

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dontbotherlovingme rated it
November 16, 2018
Status: Completed
To tell the truth, I've read this novel because I've got nothing to read so why not try this?

I don't have any special feelings with regards to this novel. Indeed, it's somewhat new with a demon possessing a body of a third-rate actor etc. However, it's no different with other BLs by which an OP protagonist transmigrated into the body of an actor with bad reputation blah blah.

The MC, Gu Yan is your cold-blooded demon that thinks humans are just ants/food. He has this superiority complex that he thinks he... more>> is above others. This is understandable because he is a demon, basically a carnivore. His mission is to open a portal so that the demons from the demon world would enter the human world and bring demise to the humans. So how can a demon hide his identity with a powerful cultivator hunting him? Also, how did he became a demon? What are those dreams he is dreaming?

The ML, Qin Yao is a powerful cultivator who is a thousand years old and kills demons indiscriminately. He has this immense hatred towards demons. Why?


His master, the person he loves the most was killed by a demon.


Major Spoiler!


And yes! You got that right! Gu Yan was his master. The reason Gu Yan became a demon was due to the intense betrayal he felt when he was a general in the past. He was good, he's loyal to the emperor, he protected the citizens but why did everyone betrayed him? Why did people mocked/hated him even after his death? So he sold his soul to the devil. The ML, btw, was in retreat because he was cultivating to become stronger so that he can protect the MC. But after 10 years, when he returned, he found out the MC was already dead so he became really cold and killed those who framed the MC. However, many years have passed but he still bears the guilt of not protecting the MC. He wanted to destroy the world but he remembered how his master always say there are still good people so he endured. He tried to summon the MC's soul and return it to his original body but the soul cannot be found. He then realized he cannot summon the soul of his master because the soul was in the demon world.


Gu Yan and Qin Yao are very different from each other. One is a demon and another is a cultivator that kills demons. So if they find out the each other's real identity, how will their relationship break through? What about their beliefs? Who would compromise? Who is the real enemy? These are basically the major conflicts that you would encounter when you read this novel.

I love how the author wrote the MC as someone who was righteous before and then became a cold-blooded demon who has his own beliefs due to his nature. He was calculative, pretentious and smart even towards the ML. He watches everything like a play. Even the ML asked himself if this was really his good master.

This novel was good but not entirely my cup of tea. It has some good points, however, maybe because I've read countless good BL novels and I've read this spontaneously, I did not feel anything special from this novel.

However, you might like this if your into cold, calculative MC's and devoted, aggressive ML's.

Read this now! I think you won't regret it! <<less
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Kailyria20 rated it
August 30, 2020
Status: c86
Hate Qin Yao who is likely the ML and I hate that he forces MC to remember his past life for his own selfish reasons no matter the method used.

A person that has reincarnated without their previous life memories and developed their own separate personality and sense of self is longer the same person and should not be treated or forced to become a person in another life imo... it's disgusting and it was not something MC wanted due to the conflict of personality and horrid memories of that life.

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Like think a moment, if a guy comes to you and say "I hate who you are right now so I want you to remember/become the one I loved before."

If someone said that to me he can fk off into the horizon and never come back, who gives a fk about my previous or future incarnations, I am who I am now, not some person you want me to be!

That's why I feel absolutely disgusted with characters that wanna force/mold a person into what they want, I cannot understand why people think that's romantic. <<less
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ASAP rated it
December 1, 2018
Status: c96
The first half of the novel is pretty good, detailing the plan and actions of a demon general to conquer the human world. However, the later part of the novel talks too much of romance, and it takes a strange turn. The op protagonist falls off the power scale and becomes more like a "captive." At the end, the plan to conquer the human world was tr*shed after a "shocking" revelation (tbh I saw that coming), and the novel ends with some frankly ridiculous drama... And here I was expecting... more>> the eventual fall of human race for real. <<less
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earlgreyt rated it
March 14, 2019
Status: Completed
Hm. ┌༼ σ ‸ σ ༽┐

Considering this story objectively, it's not very deep. The MC is a demon general who came to the human world in order to free all demons and conquer all humans. Oh yeah, the body he inhabits is that of an actor. The story focuses on acting shenanigans, MC throwing his arrogance around, and skimming the surface of moral dilemmas.

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The humor revolves around the MC's hair-trigger thoughts about how all humans are ants and deserve to die/be eaten, yet somehow he's still roped into doing actor jobs and flits around many different human characters. The author uses a variety of different lighthearted and fairly shallow plots to show people gaining the MC's sympathy and changing his view of the human world. We even have hidden identities reveal, extremely OP characters (so OP that people are too afraid of hugging their thigh OP), some dog-blood drama and blackening with the ML...


The author doesn't spend enough time to really flesh out many of the side characters; frequently they enter and exit a scene with the sole purpose of changing some view of the MC or adding to the humor, and many of the hidden reveals are completely predictable...

YET, it totally hooked me and pulled me in. ¯_ (・᷄ㅂ・᷅) _/¯

The MC absolutely carries the scenes. He's completely aloof, arrogant to a fault, and pretty much The Big Bad around (#2Cool4HisHumanIdentity#). I've never seen this character setting for an MC before, so 10/10 originality. He's a headcase mixture of self-rationalization, hypocrisy, and bloodthirstiness; it's fantastic. His interactions with the people around him are filled with manipulations, snark, and straight out shamelessness (and no one knows that better than the ML). It's one of those enemies-to-lovers situations I like so much. Both MC and ML are on the same level as each other and their push-pull interactions are explosive. If you're a fan of angst, there's enough of that as well (a bit too much on the misunderstandings/lack of communication for me, but I can forgive it) with a couple great throwaway one-liners to hit you right in the gut.


I heavily appreciate how horrible the MC and ML are to each other and how they absolutely deserve each other. In the beginning, I was definitely a fan of one of the second leads... a super super big fan, but as the story continued, the author really truly convinced me that the MC and ML fit each other. What makes the relationship awesome is because it's full of flaws. The second lead was TOO perfect/understanding... he became a doormat for the MC from the first time they met (in a way he deserves someone better than the MC :P).

Because both the MC and ML are so flawed; they hurt each other, they misunderstand each other, they don't even have the same morals! their falling in love despite all that was what made the relationship meaningful. I'm tired of seeing one-sided pandering or spoiling over and over again in CNovels.


I can't help but wish it was longer/more detailed. The characters and relationships would have gained a lot more depth (or maybe I'm just wishing too hard for a second Mo Dao...). But anyway, the author's more realistic/mature worldview has created a beautiful story of redemption in its various forms, and the ending was very fitting for these two horrible star-crossed people.





Also can I just say the MC being chill and taking initiative to seduce/kiss whatever humans cause his character setting is a demon and he just totally doesn't care, is just super hot and awesome?? like seriously tired of those blushing 'virginal bottom' types...



ALSO-- ok i'll stop now


Here is a rare story about a MC who is searching for vengeance but actually encounters something totally different-- go on, give it a shot. Translation is wonderful! <<less
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Enther rated it
December 10, 2018
Status: c7
Really interesting plot, but I just could not get into it after finding out the ML is QY and not FZC. I would really prefer it if FZC just didn't exist. Nobody, especially with his reputation, would act the way he acted towards the MC unless they were the ML of a BL story. Which he apparently isn't. I understand the need for the MC to have a powerful backer, but there's no way anyone would willingly, happily, support someone in the mc's position to that extent, even if... more>> the MC saved him.

Like, make FZC reluctantly pay off his life debt and have his interest be piqued by the mc's really good acting that goes against the mc's horrible reputation. And then have him to continue to back the MC as a side project or something while running his own company.

It's not like the MC couldn't have made opportunities for himself. I mean he's a literal freaking demon with mind control powers and other OP af qualities. And I really really like that about the MC. His exceedingly confident and arrogant attitude are really fun to read. I'm so disappointed in myself that I just can not let go of the FZC thing that I can't read it.

Disclaimer: I read this a little before I made an NU account so I don't completely remember what I've read and even then I didn't read very far into the story. I put 7 chapters, but that's an approximation. So if you can get past the fact that some of the characters dynamics are really unrealistic, you should definitely try reading this yourself. <<less
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blrblrb rated it
November 18, 2018
Status: Completed
I MTL'd the whole novel. It was a good and fun read but it also had its flaws.

The story overall was interesting. Gu Yan is truly a cold-blooded demon for most of the story and he doesn't hide his coldness. He's not a super OP character as he's careful with hiding his identity (but reveals his powers when needed) and has weaknesses. He's smart and calculating, and he's a good actor!

Although the author explicit said that the ML is Qin Yao, I low key wanted it to be 3P because... more>> of how well Fu Zhe Chuan treats Gu Yan...


Adding to this, I think the author developed Gu Yan's relationship with Fu Zhe Chuan too much. Gu Yan only sees FZC as an ATM but FZC is soooo good to Gu Yan. I feel like their relationship was better developed than the CP.


Seeing Qin Yao slowly develop his feelings for Gu Yan was also very fluffy but it went 0-100 after he discovered Gu Yan's true identity and then I was like when did this happen????


Honestly, the whole story changed shortly after Gu Yan remembered his human memories and his identity was revealed. The author used the reveal as a transition period but they did it too abruptly. Qin Yao suddenly became 100% devoted and in love with Gu Yan. Although his reasons are understandable, Gu Yan's personality wasn't the same as before and he was still cold to Qin Yao. Also Gu Yan's reason for not destroying the human world leaned more on the logical side, rather than emotional. After recovering his memories, he was still angry at his past. It would've been nice to see him slowly melt and show nicer feelings. But his reason was more like "demon world is grim and desolate, and human world is not, so maybe I shouldn't destroy it".

Maybe it's just how I interpreted it...


The story got a bit repetitive at times as we are constantly reminded of how cold Gu Yan is and how ruthless the demon world is. And the pacing could've been faster.

It's a HE but I'm unsatisfied by it.


It could've been a very satisfying HE, but the author threw in a demon lord twist at the end. And then they threw in another twist IN THE LAST CHAPTER that almost made it BE!!!! After the almost-BE twist was fixed, the story just ended with a couple more sentences! Ahhh author how could you do this...

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binkspinx rated it
March 17, 2019
Status: c96
The story didn't have much substance, not to me at least, but that's probably because I've read better stories with the same tag which kinda builds my hopes up for this one. I ended up disappointed.

It took almost 70 chapters building up the plot, and the remaining chapters looks rushly made just so the story can end. Negative points for that.

About the MLs, I don't mind having a lot of possibility of whom the MC will end up with but in this case, it looked rlly forced and unconvincing.

The smut... more>> too was just thrown out of the window. I know several BLs survived without smut but to just cut the smut abruptly looks hilarious to me. It's as if the author did not even try. It would probably have been better if there was no smut at all.

Also, the way how the character thinks change ALMOST EVERYTIME. The character development is there but you can't feel it since it's really unstable.

And lastly, another minus points for the ending. The ending looks like an unnecessary drama. It's actually better to just not include it and make do with an open end instead.

I was still able to finish reading it despite all my complaints and that's because I have nothing to do. If you have spare time and nothing else to read, you could try this story out. But if you're looking for some great read, you should prolly just skip this one. <<less
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Honefuusen rated it
July 12, 2019
Status: c96
A star crossed romance between a demon and demon slayer I guess. If I said more, it will be spoilers.

The conflict is pretty straightforward, which is nice, simply the demon trying to open up a way for the demon realm to wage war with the human realm. In the end, justice prevails. And, while as the story progresses you started wondering if this is going to end in tragedy, it has happy ending. So don't worry and start reading, people.

Helli does an excellent job at the translation. Couldn't be better,... more>> really. <<less
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pHantomRJ rated it
April 16, 2020
Status: Completed
I like the first half of the story truly. Then later it lost its own charm. FZC is best suited for ML but later I understood why the author chooses another ML.

The ending was too abrupt and sometimes I lost resonance with the book ML tired from a gentleman to the abusive character and MC got vulnerable from strong. Anyway, I liked the author's ideas it good

I know my reviews suck but never mind. For me, there are no tears at all, to be honest, but the end line of... more>> the novel was pretty cool.

Thank you ? <<less
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iitoen rated it
May 3, 2020
Status: Completed
Honestly, I didn't find many of the characters likeable aside from the poor second ML, and the story is just riddled with so many plot holes. I don't mind reading tropes that might be a bit overused, but that's only if they're done well, and I've definitely seen rebirth, OP protag, and entertainment stories done much, much better, so this was kind of a let down. It was like the author couldn't decide if she wanted to write a story about a powerful demon or just a feel-good, face-slapping rebirth,... more>> and she'd just switch back and forth between the two. It always felt like the two plots were fighting with each other for screen time (page-time?) instead of it feeling like one overarching plot. The climax and conclusion felt very rushed and underwhelming, though I'd say the pacing remained consistently terrible throughout the story. <<less
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akasaja rated it
March 19, 2020
Status: Completed
Ok, firstly, IM CRYING OVER HEREEEEEEEEE. I always do when a novel ends, I'm on a downward spiral!!! This novel is one that will roll you over hills, trample your heart, and make you laugh and blush with it all. I think my time was well spent, and you'll learn to love and sympathize with both of our cute little leads! Take your time with reading this, but beware those with weak hearts like me!!!!!!!
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Staringatastar rated it
April 14, 2019
Status: c96
I loved this story! Great ending that had me desperately checking to make sure there wasn't a tragedy tag before continuing. I thought the character development was great, though I wish more of the side characters would come back in the end. Contrary to some of the other reviewers, I actually didn't like how cold the main character was in the beginning, but this was going in with a rough idea of the twist towards the end (which I also really enjoyed). Overall, great story, great characters, would recommend reading... more>> if you liked dramatic bl novels. <<less
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Scaranpannoir rated it
March 23, 2019
Status: c96
This story is full of ups and downs, but if you're a fan of a more logical view plot kinda story, then I'd recommend this. The most vivid part of this novel is... Imo, I think it's the emotional road, like how the MC first was... And it totally explains why he'd choose to do that at the end, and ML is so edgy I swear XD definitely a good read.
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January 3, 2019
Status: Completed
I actually really liked this, didn't expect it. Lots of fantasy and action. It sorta reads alot like a shounen novel, which was pretty nice too.

I've read so many of those quick transmigration stories where basically the characters' backgrounds are just filler and are just to make the the MC/ML seem cool. In this one though, the MC is believable as a demon boss and is pretty consistent about that. MC is pretty strong and badass (not a pansy). Theres enough complexity in the demon part of the story that... more>> made it interesting.

The MC views humans as ants and basically wants to destroy the world. He decides to maintain his identity as an actor in order to complete his goal, so he mixes into the life of the entertainment world. On the way, he begins to realize the human world is more than it seems...


pros: MC and ML are pretty cool, powerful etc., has nice character development, story actually has fantasy elements and is pretty original despite the cliche transmigration/demon/showbiz element.

cons: side characters are forgotten (even tho I liked them), cannonfodder characters were typical, has annoying dogblood family drama, abrupt ending, plotholes


I mtl the rest and was super confused at the end.


Typically the MC and ML get together but somehow all of a sudden the ML goes away leaving MC by himself cuz he was gunna die. (idk tho, mtl wasn't clear) I'm inferring the ML sacrificed his cultivation or something... MC is depressed, goes looking back at old final battle w the evil boss. Finds bloodstains, and somehow the MC figures out MC is there. MC digs up passageway and finds ML, whos hair has gone white.. and ML is not dead somehow.. and then somehow MC somehow saves ML and then the end. there was not alot of explanation and then it just cuts off. I didnt get it haha ^_^'

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Selcouth rated it
August 8, 2021
Status: Completed
EYYOO, ONLY PEOPLE WHO COMPLETE THE STORY ARE WORTHY TO WRITE A REVIEW. Like how can you review without having all the facts and just spreading unnecessary hate ugh.

Anyways all I can say is I'm reading this for my fav cold and aloof shou MC hehe.

This story has its positives and its negatives. Its balanced and its not as atrocious as everyone says. It's enjoyable mnhm.
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dtfyg rated it
June 1, 2021
Status: Completed
This novel was going pretty well until the end, where it completely dropped the ball.

So right off the bat, this novel does quite a few things well. For one, it has a plotline that actually grabs your interest instead of using yaoi as a crutch. The yaoi aspect feels like its just part of the novel, rather than the identity of the novel.

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This novel has both the ML and the antagonist as the same character. This makes for some very interesting dynamics and character progression. Unfortunately this also creates a big problem where you have to try to progress the plot and the romance at the same time. Often, there is some conflict in trying to progress both.

This problem accumulates at the climax, at which the plot has progressed to its climax, but the relationship has barely started. So to solve this problem, the author makes up some dog blood drama and then inserts it at the climax of the plot and completely ruins the suspense from reaching the climax of the plot. After that point the MC just has a complete 180 with his relationship with ML and at that point my suspension of disbelief had plummeted.

Pretty disappointing

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Drenlith rated it
February 19, 2021
Status: Completed
Pay no mind to the ones who rated it negatively and haven't even completed it.
It's hard to reveal anything because it might ruin your experience, but I'll write about it later in a spoiler section.

If you know this author, you will know their tendencies to write abusive dramatic romance stories that have their well rounded plots.
Yes, again, it's ABUSIVE towards the readers and the characters as well. It'll leave you in tears for sure so be prepared. No room for fluff here.
This is not your typical overbearing... more>> annoying inconsiderate gong/top/seme as it seems, if you have more than 2 braincells to analyse it, that is.
Spoiler section will reveal a lot, if not, almost everything. Just my two cents in MC and ML's favour, because all these negative comments are just hasty prejudice.


It's a whirl of hurt. The demon MC has been tortured and brainwashed for a thousand years under the demon king to a state of forced unconscious submission. His stay in the human world has unravelled many emotions other than what a real demon would feel and experience. The line of bad and good was very clear, it's just MC that was confused.
The constant clash with the ML has also brought a lot to the surface, confusing MC where he's stuck in denial and protects himself mentally with his callous and indifferent cold front. Deep inside and in his nightmares, he's still forced to face on the lonely and scared core.
Same with the ML who was left alone on his own for a thousand years, wandering but still the only one to recall their past, trying to get avenge his lover, trying to right his wrongs that caused a tragedy.
As time was short, the non-con was a necessary evil, ML had to forcefully make MC face his fears, as Armageddon was approaching and there's no real time for a softer alternative. These forced means was honestly hurting the ML more than anything else. This is also a very mean style of author's, they love to do this so much :'D

And why keep him locked in? So that MC won't end the world, duh. Before ML found out he was a demon, he let him come and go as he wished. Idk what the haters are thinking... if they were thinking in the first place.
The MC was even glad he was locked up at the end because he didn't know what he would or could do when he becomes possessed again by the demon king. Destroying the world wasn't what he wanted after all.

Under body control, the demon king had MC consent to s*x but when the deal happened, MC was actually fully in control and had enjoyed it too. Later on, it became more abusive thanks to demon king's meddling to heap more misunderstanding on this miserable couple.


It's not like ML is an ass, it's just circumstances didn't leave him the opportunity to be nice to MC. ML going around punching the helper gongs was too much though, that I admit.
I do also agree on the fact that author didn't leave the couple much time to develop their feelings before wrapping it all up. Their ending was an open one so we can only leave it all to our imagination.
Ofc if we want it a softer approach, it would instead turn into a lengthy push and pull game between the main couple if MC wouldn't OOC. On top, it'd be a harem, where he'd keep the secondary MLs all hanging.

The story regardless of it's characters or ending was definitely captivating. I couldn't let go of it at all until I finished it. I personally loved the ending, it's not stereotypical, it left room for imagination.

A side note to all who will read more reviews or going to go read the translation on Helli's site;
A FCK ton of people seem to love to spoiler, idk why they can't just hold themselves back by either hiding that in a spoiler section or y'know, don't brag that you went to read the spoilers on the translator's site, but srsly, stop sharing them with the ones who DON'T want to know? TYVM.
This has to be the first time on NU and on translator site to encounter this many spoilers... You've been warned. <<less
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please_smile_for_me rated it
July 25, 2020
Status: Completed
I would like to give 3.4 stars.


-It's very exciting, you can't stop reading.

-Side characters, especially the second male lead, are very likable and unique.

-The MC also has a very unique character and is a very cruel villain. But because of the well-written character development you actually understand him (and become a villain yourself^-^)

-Great MC character development


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-The first time making love with the ML was rather forced because of the demon lord controlling the MC. I also found how the MC was suddenly in love with him rather surprising. It's probably because the MC used to be very cold towards ML regardless of what he (ml) did for him (mc). And suddenly he was touched after being imprisoned by ML and controlled by the demon lord?

-The ending was beautiful, but a bit short. We never know what happened to the side characters (except for the assistant) after mcs' ''death''. Especially sad because of the well-written personalities. I was looking forward how love rivals/fans/demon subordinates would react to the situation. But we don't even get information about their well-being. I also don't know if ML ever knew that MC was once controlled by the demon lord.-_-

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IvaAres rated it
July 6, 2020
Status: Completed
I remember reading this novel a while back and I actually enjoyed it a lot. I thought the second ML was actually the main ML and I was wrong. Not sure how others people thought of the ending but I thought it was pretty satisfying considering they're both gonna be living a few thousand years together.
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oopsaloo rated it
June 10, 2020
Status: Completed
This is really good. Interesting concept - a demon crosses over into the modern world for world domination! It’s well executed, with an unexpected ML (I thought the second ML would be the ML), with good scenes on the entertainment business and interesting plot twist about the main character and his past.

Amazing translations, I’ve also read other works by this translator and they are great. Definitely recommend reading! I liked the bittersweet ambiguous ending.
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