I’m a Genius Idol but My Passive is Sunfish


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[Everything is fine but you will die no matter what you do ★] [Synonym for a shitty game of luck ★] [Is there anyone who has seen an ending other than death? ★] Death due to failure to debut, death for being caught up in rumors, death due to a traffic accident while trying to escape stalker fans, death due to stress, death due to a concert hall accident.

An idol, or rather, a sunfish cultivation game, with an App Store rating of 1.2.

However, my life got synced with this damned game?!

[Synchronizing ‘Baekya’] Passive: R

[Passive cannot be disabled.] 99% chance for a bad ending.

The only way to survive is to succeed as a genius idol!

Associated Names
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Genius Sunfish
Genius Sunfish Idol
I’m a Genius Idol but my Passive is Sunfish
천재 아이돌인데 패시브가 개복치
Related Series
The Malicious Member is Back! (6)
Debut or Die (4)
The Trashy PD Has To Survive as an Idol (2)
Idol’s Technique That Never Fails (1)
In This Life, The Greatest Star In The Universe (1)
Entertainment Life With A Camera (1)
Recommendation Lists
  1. Probably read when im bored (some of it)
  2. showbiz, entertainment
  3. Novels I Binged (2022-2024)
  4. Male Idol Novels
  5. Actors Idols Entertainment

Latest Release

Date Group Release
02/25/24 MiruTL c50
02/16/24 MiruTL c49
02/16/24 MiruTL c48
02/08/24 MiruTL c47
01/28/24 MiruTL c46
01/12/24 MiruTL c45
01/04/24 MiruTL c44
12/26/23 MiruTL c43
12/26/23 MiruTL c42
12/18/23 MiruTL c41
12/08/23 MiruTL c40
12/02/23 MiruTL c39
11/23/23 MiruTL c38
11/15/23 MiruTL c37
11/07/23 MiruTL c36
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New Juliew92 rated it
February 29, 2024
Status: c50
It's all about cutey cute MC, but not in a good way. I mean he is 21 and done with military service before going back, but the way the story developed, he became someone at the age of middle school, hoping others to handle things but somehow he always got the chance to shine through, so naive and easy to tease, how come you survive military service with that kind of attitude? The author is quite inconsistent, only focuses on their cute idols harem relationship, where is MC family and... more>> friends? After putting them in the early chapter for the convenience of the story, they never tell the story of them again, I mean MC family is only his nuna, but MC never had any interaction with his nuna, not even at his high school graduation.

Okay, I need to stop, my review change into a rant. The story is easy to read but so far, it is one-dimensional. I can't help but compare this to DoD and it falls behind. <<less
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June 20, 2023
Status: c340
This was a fun read overall. Our Baek-Ya is a total cutie. He's a shy introvert that doesn't really like attention. Makes you question why he became an idol, but he seems to enjoy these idol activities on the outside, lol. (Inside, shriveling up from panic from these quests.)


His nickname is Hamster and Peach.

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Oceanskyice rated it
August 4, 2023
Status: c21
This is so cute. The MC is so endearingly refreshing in his genuine reactions and flailing, unlike the other MCs of translated novels of this genre. Don’t get me wrong—I love Hoyun and Moondae, but it’s interesting to read about a MC who doesn’t have the experience with fandom and idol hood like both of them do. I find his fluster adorable.
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AlthaKhalee rated it
October 27, 2023
Status: c392
This novel is a blast, the MC is a refreshing change from the usual OP protagonist. He's a bit of a klutz and a scaredy-cat. I found myself getting annoyed with him at times, but overall he's not bad. Anyway, it's a fun read.
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starkaster rated it
July 7, 2023
Status: c8
Similar to Debut or Die, this story follows an idol with a system. Unlike DoD, this one has a silly protagonist who isn't particularly clever or sly. The story focuses excessively on the interaction between the protagonist and the system, to the point where it becomes apparent the author is just using the game element as filler for a lacking plot. He whizzes through idol training and plops into an idol group because of serendipity. The plot is shallow and the MC's motivations are non-existent.

I had to stop reading at... more>> chapter 8 before I threw my laptop out the window. <<less
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Kakipii13 rated it
January 8, 2024
Status: c44
Has similar vibes to the Debut or Die, except it's more light in tone and more focused on seeing the idols from the audience's point of view. The concentration on the fan reactions, focus on the activities and interactions that irl K-Pop fans would enjoy, and emphasis on how much they are doing what they do for the fans makes this feel like a series written for the K-Pop fans rather than for fans of entertainment novels.

Mostly fluff, not so much drama as of Chapter 44. If you wish, you... more>> too can live the life of a K-Pop stan vicariously by reading this novel. <<less
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Meim1 rated it
July 19, 2023
Status: c368
One of my favorite novel that still fun even being re - read for several times! (It’s my third times and I following the latest updates too)

It’s one of transmigration system fantasy Idol novels, a trope that apparently become popular lately. There’s a game like system here too, this time it’s full mission gacha.

Despite the familiar trope, this novels still worth to read for the one who like light, fun and cute novels :) the relationship between characters also great and the conflict also not heavy. The characters also... more>> have interesting personalities that not feels two-dimensional, sometimes I feel like stanning a real Idol hahaha

The storytelling pretty much typical Idol novels that following the Idol’s activities and fans reactions with splash of fantasy from the system. The story pace is not too fast but not dragging too long too, it’s comfortable like a flowing water.

The author also like to use cute and fun description that enhance the unique feeling when reading it and the MC... ohmygoshhe’ssocute *ehem* Han Baekya have different charm from typical Idol novel’s MC I read so far. He’s not the most smart, strategic or anything but he’s innocence and sometimes bold action really charmed me

Overall, this novel is worth to read and highly recommended!


For you who like to see MC suffering from system, please mind you this novel system makes him nosebleed, cough blood, faint, even coma!!

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random reader31 rated it
July 15, 2023
Status: c178
I absolutely LOVE this novel! It was recommended to me on a whim but I never thought I'd be enjoying and laughing out loud multiple times! Truly a light read, and a healing idol novel that you can't see a lot these days. There are a lot of angsty ones that aren't my type, but this was a fresh breath of air! The MC, Han Baekya is truly lovable and charming! Our cute peach hamster~

It reminds me of a mixture of LCF and Debut or Die because ... more>>

he bleeds a lot HAHA! HE faints too XD and gets the people around him so worried and concerned they become so attached to him LMFAO


His relationship with the members are so GOOOD the dynamics are insane! What I love about this too is that it's not only focused on Baekya x Dase members only, other dynamics of the group are portrayed!! Though I did mention it was fluffy, there are some angsty tid bits that get you caught off guard xD So read the novel to get it. <<less
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October 21, 2023
Status: c17
i really like it, though I had trouble finding a place to read it. Eventualy I found minimiru on watpad whose profile has a link to her blog where the first 45 ch can be read, while the rest is on her watpad
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November 12, 2023
Status: c36
This is awesome im always laughing the MC is so great I read this at the middle of the night I told you guys my nephew nag at me he said im so loud I can't help it cause the story is so funny..
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Drunk Moon Resident Scholar rated it
December 12, 2023
Status: c10
So far not very impressed.

A lot of description of what's happening is missing. It could just be the author rushing through the introduction to get you understanding the game elements before the main story starts.

Not enjoying it compared with other idol novels.
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AsianessPride rated it
December 9, 2023
Status: c40
Very fun read! I love the cast of characters as well as our beloved peach 🍑 I really like it when characters tease each other, make each laugh, angry, cry, and support each other. The interactions are heart-warming

Our peach here isn’t like other isekai MC. He isn’t calculated or cold. He tries his best and is very wholesome. I hope to see DASE be #1 idol group, they deserve it!
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Treesa rated it
November 15, 2023
Status: c36
A heartwarming simple story. You can’t really feel the ‘sunfish’ dying when stressed within the story as you know everything is going to be alright, so you have to go in without expecting high engagement. The characters aren’t really well developed but the simplicity is heartwarming.
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