Epiphanies of Rebirth


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Some people begin their lives with the odds in their favor but still end up failing miserably.

Lin Jingzhe, having suffered many losses and setbacks, returned to his eighteen-year-old self just before failing his college entrance exam.

Business opportunities were everywhere in the early 1990s when the Chinese economy started taking off.

Now, this golden age would be his.

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New Latata
December 31, 2019
Status: c25 part2
This story really make you feel so wow moment, because the MC is really kind one and not full of anger for revenge and all his friend have his back to help him and vice versa. Its so cute everytime they are shown.
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Eques rated it
April 19, 2019
Status: Completed
Translator here~

This isn't really a review because I'm bad at reviews, I simply want to tell you why I chose to translate this novel. There are three reasons:

  1. The MC. Ludagad pretty much described him in their review - he's calm, smart, and cares about people close to him. He's not some naive little bunny taken care of by the overbearing president, like in many Chinese danmei.
  2. The romance. Now, I'm not going to disclose too much, just let me repeat myself: not bunny x overbearing president.
  3. The setting. Apparently, this is off-putting to some, yet the atmosphere of dynamic changes that happened in China in the early nineties is not only fascinating (to me at least) but it fits this rags-to-riches story to a T. And this is rags-to-riches story.
As for... more>> the economic aspect and talking business... This more or less depends on my translating abilities - and you can always skip those parts.

Epiphanies of Rebirth is an enjoyable if slow-moving novel. If you like these, do give it a try. <<less
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ludagad rated it
April 8, 2019
Status: --
I've already read this, so I can say with confidence that it's a very enjoyable read. It's the type of novel you can read when you want to relax and don't feel like tragedies or drama or endless brainless villains who only raise your blood pressure. There's no blood pressure raising here.

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The MC in his original life was taken advantage of right after he lost his closest relative, and that spiraled into him losing direction in life and losing opportunities. He wasn't a loser though, so he picked himself up and found a job and constantly improved himself. But he never quite felt like he had fulfilled his potential. In his second chance at life, his mind is already mature and his choices come from hindsight, so he quickly betters his situation. The MC is smart and collected, not bent on revenge. He wants to help his friends as well. Altogether a very likable character.

The ML is interesting and quirky. He gives the impression of the typical cold and expressionless guy, but his inner world is a complete riot. So it's fun when he's in the scene. The relationship is pretty wholesome as well, certainly no complaints there.

The story is concentrated around the MC building up his business empire along the ML. The romantic subplot is also well-developed. It kinda slows down near the end of the novel and you're served abundant dog food (lots of displays of love), but I enjoyed it and needed it to relieve my stress.

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earlgreyt rated it
November 26, 2019
Status: Completed
Is this... the meaning of gap moe?! (⑅ ॣ•͈૦•͈ ॣ) !?

I'll explain.

The setting is in the 90s right when China's development began to really explode and enter the global economy as a competitive giant. While I'm no historian of Chinese economy, the story's portrayal of China's economic development (from the opening of Shenzhen's stock exchange to the exponential growth of the housing market, esp in big cities like Beijing) felt very well researched and exciting.

There are a smattering of dark moments with a bit of old-school brutality and cruelty,... more>> which really add flavor to those times of rapid industrialization, where regulation is just playing a catch-up game to the incredible pace of expansion of domestic markets.

But that's not where it gets good.

In between the feeling of glancing through the looking glass at a real piece of China's development history, you have crazy (impossibly) hilarious antics performed by the main cast. There are moments so ridiculous that they give the story an exaggerated comedic feeling.

Is this a realistic portrayal of China's party politics, or the complex social hierarchy of those deeply interconnected wealthy and powerful families?


But is this crazily entertaining, puking rainbows n' glitter fantastical version of it?


There's no angst to be had, everyone lives happily ever after, from rags-to-riches (not just the MC, but EVERYONE), but the story is well-crafted, details well-fleshed-out, with enough tension to make you keep turning the page (not to mention those humorous boardroom negotations). There's hardly any toxic masculinity AND a bunch of strong, well-fleshed out, unexpected female characters.

I admit that I'm a bit of an econ-buff, but this story is hardly just for people like me!


Don't worry, there are ridiculous amounts of tooth-rotting fluff and absolutely ridiculous cluelessness from the MC. I like that there was no especially "gay-panic" moment from anyone, and the story had an interesting mix of realistic and fantasy approach to the "coming-out" parts.


Really great translators, I recommend!



Some people might think the MC starts out very unrealistically and is easily able to swindle "experienced" businessmen to his side, but I thought it was actually very realistic and bold of the author to write. The MC is reborn; I have no doubt an MC with insider knowledge way beyond his age can bluff his way into financial success.

This sh*t has 100% happened before in real life (see Catch Me if You Can).

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joun rated it
September 6, 2019
Status: Completed
I have to say : it was a great great read. I am already missing it !

I was surprised by how amusing the characters and situations were !

Besides the first chapters (looked like a lot like "Rebirth Junior High School: The Excelling Top Student Goddess" with the school's issues and how it was resolved) and the MC's villain maternal family, the others "villains" wasn't as scary as in the others rebirth 'full of cliché" novels (my favorite villain is just stupid cute sometimes as a lot of the characters). They... more>> weren't villains at all, just a little antagonist. It felt real.

It was nice, warm and the ML was just a treat ! So candid !

It's a must read ! And the yaoi classified scene were really good ! Thanks to the author for being so generous. At first, the novel didn't really gave me the feeling that the yaoi will be more that the following sentence "the next day....". Very well writed. It was a novel of quality for the solid story (background very interesting, I love theses years of growth technology and lifestyle), the friends, the families, etc...

It was a perfect ride for me. Wish the same for you.

ps: forgot to mention the MC. You will love him. <<less
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helpernon rated it
September 21, 2019
Status: Completed
This story is so great that I actually MTL-ed it for myself all the way to the end for once, but still frantically click on the updated translations whenever they come up instead of having been satisfied having read it through the first time. The translator does a wonderful job with an equally wonderful story. The MC is refreshing and charming, a bit OP in his good judgement calls it seems at times like most rebirth protagonists, but he's just so capable and caring about the people around him that... more>> it's hard not to like him. ML is one of the less suffocating male leads I've read, which has been really nice since it's so easy to fall into the trap of a super dominant, super controlling golden spoon CEO-type you see in a lot of cliche stories. <<less
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ylial rated it
September 17, 2019
Status: c86
This one is a good slice of life danmei. My rating is 4.5, just rounded it up

I honestly love the MC. He's not the usual OP MC with all the lucky halo etc. He's ordinary but he's calm and collected. He's aware that he's not wise so he's using his past knowledge to improve himself. He's also a litte selfless and greatly value the people around him.... more>>

probably bcoz he feels he greatly owes them in his past life

He's kind but not the white lotus type (though he is described as cute, similar to rabbit XD). He's also reasonable and doesn't retaliate too much. U'll feel his solitariness. I want him to be happy with ML


I'm wondering how come his mother and aunt/uncle from his mother side, selfish and greedy whereas his maternal grandpa is good. Probably, that grandpa spoils his children much.. 😅


For ML, he's overshadowed by the plot at first. But eventually, U would get to see his interaction with MC. He's really funny lolXD you will like him. Probably, the only thing I kinda dislike his immature side, I feel bad for his sister whenever they have a siblings quarrel. During the first 20 chapters (gaining momentum), it's really interesting but around halfway it becomes monotonous (expanding business). Fortunately, around 52+ the plot becomes good again (mc+ML relationship etc) 😁 really a slice of life thingy.

I love that there is not a lot of drama/over exaggerated scenes. The MC-ML won't let others affect their feelings for each other. <<less
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Pavetta rated it
July 31, 2019
Status: c8
I really like this story. There aren't that many chapters translated yet, but what I have seen so far impresses me. The story is well-written and the plot has me captivated. The translator is also doing a fantastic job.

It also helps that I studied Economy and Management at university, which means I'm eager to read about the concepts promised in future chapters.

I also cannot forget to mention the MC. I get tired of reading dense and weak protagonists, and this MC isn't either. He manages to deal with his problems... more>> realistically and without being OP. As for the dense part, he hasn't met the ML yet, so I am not sure how the romance will go.

I cannot wait to read more of this. <<less
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attilde235 rated it
April 9, 2019
Status: Completed
I really enjoyed this story. The characters are well done and what's wonderful is that MC tries to take care of his family and friends. The relationship between MC and ML is adorable and most of the interactions between the characters are realistic and well done without being over the top or too dramatic. The only thing I side-eyed was some of the business descriptions but I mainly read for character development anyways. It's one of the few stories that I finished through MTL. Highly recommend!
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rambling.d rated it
April 8, 2019
Status: Completed
I really enjoyed reading this. It was light and fluffy just the way I like it. The romance took a while and there could have been a few more sweet moments between the MC and ML but it was just right for me. 😊
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Jeanne_DG rated it
October 6, 2019
Status: Completed
For a novel that's less than a hundred chapters, this one is surprisingly satisfying. The slow romance tag is on point but makes up for it towards the end. A lot of the story background and such is done through narrative - less dialogue - so if you feel impatient with that you can opt to skip through those parts quickly. I like the way the author emphasizes the solidarity and support of families although it's not seen with the MC's side. This one is surprisingly worth binge reading.
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DaBrick rated it
October 3, 2019
Status: Completed
First of all, what makes this novel different from others are all the perspective that are written thorough the novel. It's not just a simple story of how the protagonist met his true love and happy end, but it's much more than that.

Personally, what I like about this novel is how everyone have their story and ending, may it be a happy one or bad one. Especially some of the side character's character development which is astonishing.

There are also many elements of business world that are new for the readers... more>> and also intriguing to know and interesting that cause me want to know much more. The entire novel revolve around the business world may it be from technology development or the raise in price as the country developed.

The romance between the two male leads are sweet like an aged wine, no drama, no misunderstanding, just like a flowing river full of sweetness. Mind to remember you, this story is in the 90s in China, therefore there are many discrimination against male and male couple, but in this story the love between the two male leads make everyone accepts them, therefore why I said, no drama.

And last of all, it's readable and understandable by MTLing but I must say it totally doesn't satisfied me and I'll totally follow the translation. Good work for the translator that translate this novel and made me interested in MTLing it, cause it was such a good novel :) <<less
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mikomiko123 rated it
September 24, 2019
Status: c16
Omg, have read to chapter 16 so far and would MTL if MTL wasn't so bad, but so far this is so good! The pacing is great, the plot is slowly coming to fruition, and it's just so well-written overall! MC is a straight-up bad-ass but not in an unrealistic way. He is also convincingly sincere and good-natured, you can't help but root for him when adversity comes his way. If I had a lot of money, I'd bankroll the translations for this amazing novel!
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auroraRMC rated it
July 31, 2019
Status: Completed
Very happy that this novel is being translated! I MTL'd this one last year and have reread it a few times since then.

So there’s no virgins or weak romance here. The ML shows up early enough, and even though they get off to a bad start those problems are very gradually resolved. I admit getting a little annoyed with the MC’s lack of EQ, bc he’s basically closed off all of his emotions esp to love after his last life, so he kept on considering their relationship as friends with... more>> benefits. I was like wut. But the ML is adorable and super attached and he is eventually able to show his love to the MC and finally bring him around. And then it’s all sticky and lovey-dovey and amazing. I love dog food. They get together basically halfway into the story, so the later half is full of love and affection. The MC and ML are basically addicted to each other, and it’s amazing.

There isn’t too much drama here. The plot is basically MC and ML doing business and gradually quickly expanding. There’s people always trying to set up obstacles for them, but eventually some enemies are less enemy-like and some neutrals become worse enemies, so the relationship dynamics are pretty changeable. But yeah, the MC and ML are pretty OP, esp when they work together, plus a hilarious rumor that they’re always fighting when instead they’re actually lovers.

Took about 3 days to finish this one. Would recommend with absolute enthusiasm. The MC isn’t all that OP tbh, IQ or EQ-wise. He uses his connections and his friends’ abilities and his vague impressions of the future to succeed, which isn’t all that bad. Come for the BL, stay for the dog food. <<less
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Raiyu rated it
October 29, 2019
Status: Completed
Out of all the works I've read on here, EoR has the best narrative style. It's descriptive without being boring, and it's easy to follow without being flooded by extraneous detail. The many characters are remarkably fleshed out, and despite the need for a ton of geographical and historical description due to MC's job at the time period, it's not that hard to sort out the different properties and companies that show up from time to time. Although the current translation is at chapter 19 at the time of this... more>> review (and they're doing a great job of it), this author's one of the very, very few who could seriously write the delicate tension between ML & MC well enough that it comes across to the reader despite the horrible machine translation.

The plot is great, flows well, and at 97 chapters, it paces pretty well to give everyone a conclusive ending without readers feeling cheated (translator, please include the extra side stories!). While the MC does do the typically cheat-thing of taking advantage of his future knowledge, I love that the author limits his knowledge and actions to realistic restrictions, so the MC doesn't come across as this super all-knowing OP character that a lot of light novel main characters are guilty of being. 5/5 stars, would read again <3 <<less
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Honefuusen rated it
September 26, 2019
Status: Completed
This novel is absolute gem.

Exciting plot, yes. Fluffy sweet silly romance, yes. Hilarious sibling moments, yes. Heart breaking past lives and regrets, yes.

I like that there's no over the top drama and misunderstandings just to deepen feelings between characters. This is quite a plot driven story which emphasize on economic reform. There's not much difficult jargon so even if I know not a lick about the financial world, I can read it easily. Beside the sh*t translation because I read MTL. Lol

The intricate familial relationship and conflicts are well defined.... more>> I honestly have no dissatisfaction about the novel. Which is quite rare.

I don't notice if there's any plot hole, but the story flows really nicely and it felt like everything just goes full circle. It soothes my heart.

The one I'm most satisfied with is the ending of one of the villains. Most of rebirth novel like this has just horrible endings for the villain but this particular one makes me soft hearted and I didn't want them to have bad ending. Thankfully, the author is very sensible.

Again, love this novel. The current translation to english is really good as well. And I'll keep following the translation. I highly recommend this novel. <<less
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April 9, 2019
Status: c34
so far I haven't seen much of the fluff the other comments talked about, or much romance. I like the MC, who doesn't have a super cheat or OP memory for past events. He also cares about the people round him and tries to be a decent human being. I'm curious to see how he grows as a person and what will happen with the ML in the future (i think he's the ML at any rate). Not that he's a nice guy-carpet or anything, there's plenty of face slapping... more>> moments.

that being said, once they start talking about business and finance my eyes go crossed and I get bored and easily distracted. I don't mind them talking about it in general terms but when they start getting into too much detail I lose interest, though this story doesn't seem to be as bad as Investment Life, (which I dropped; unless you already know the laws, economic and sociopolitical environment of the 1990s in China before reading, it's too confusing to MTL). With entire chapters here devoted to buying up real estate or the stock market I lost my enthusiasm and I decided to stop MTL and try and come back to the story once it's translated. I'll wait to rate until the translations at least catch up with my MTL but right now I'm leaning towards 3. <<less
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Chiaroscuro rated it
October 1, 2019
Status: c25
I stopped right after high school arc and before univ laifu, I might edit if I had the patience to finish MTL.

This is quite an interesting novel. Well written and tried to be realistic (it failed sometimes with the plot armor, but it's still interesting nonetheless). It tried to be like, low-key OP with minimum deus ex machina, it failed to do it. MC is NOT low key at all. In fact, He's handsome, smart, and (yet to be) rich. So if you're looking for ordinary MC you won't find... more>> it. MC is not a gary stu, but he is kind. Unlike other reincarnated MC, he didn't hog all the resources but tried to help his friends too. But just because he is kind, doesn't mean he is forgiving. The antagonists got their comeuppance quick, and it's a very satisfying face-slap.

MC bluffed way too much sometimes and people (business savvy people) believed him way too easily. That's MC's plot armor talking I guess. But if you're not too interested in the business side, you can just ignore it. It's like those ridiculous powerups in xianxia, but in the business world.

ML and MC have interesting dynamic to their relationship

ML GOT DRUNK AND FORCE-KISSED MC AND MC KNEED HIM ON THE BALLS I CANNNTTT. Nice job MC. That's what you do to sexual harasser, ML or not lol


Overall a nice story, although I recommended you waited till the chaps piled-up or read it by arcs. <<less
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