It’s Actually Not Easy Wanting to be a Supporting Male Lead

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In this period where countless supporting lead actors always attempt to counterattack, turn over a new leaf or simply refuse to take up the role, his purpose of existing is to fill the role of a good supporting male lead and uphold his duty to the best of his ability. To add the needed lustre to storylines and this world. Only, it’s a pity that someone who is not afraid of god-like enemies will be afraid of pig-like teammates.

Bitterly, he realises that for some unfathomable reason, he is being bothered time and again by a bastard who refuses to follow the script… In order to walk the path of a good supporting male lead, he engages in a battle of wits and courage with that person. Loving each other and killing each other, one ultimately cannot escape fate’s teasing– why is it so difficult wanting to be a responsible and diligent supporting male lead?! QAQ

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IANEWtbaSML
想做男配其实也不容易
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09/15/19 Chrysanthemum Garden c12 part11
09/13/19 Chrysanthemum Garden c12 part10
09/11/19 Chrysanthemum Garden c12 part9
09/08/19 Chrysanthemum Garden c12 part8
09/06/19 Chrysanthemum Garden c12 part7
09/04/19 Chrysanthemum Garden c12 part6
09/01/19 Chrysanthemum Garden c12 part5
08/30/19 Chrysanthemum Garden c12 part4
08/28/19 Chrysanthemum Garden c12 part3
08/25/19 Chrysanthemum Garden c12 part2
08/23/19 Chrysanthemum Garden c12 part1
08/21/19 Chrysanthemum Garden c11 part11
08/18/19 Chrysanthemum Garden c11 part10
08/16/19 Chrysanthemum Garden c11 part9
08/14/19 Chrysanthemum Garden c11 part8
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erialolita
New erialolita rated it
September 9, 2019
Status: c11
Its not great but its not horrible. The one part I would love to change is the male lead. It doesn't feel like he actually loves the MC, more like a child being possesive over a toy. He is overbearing and possesive to the max. He doesn't even change much ... more>>
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after the MC almost gets his memories erased, just switches his role to be 2nd lead but still messes up his score

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the ML is too one dimensional.

Many of the arcs I found myself skipping big chunks of text because it was either repetitive or boring. I would only recommend this novel if your bored and have run out of things to read (like me)... or if overly possesive ML are your thing. <<less
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LustHan
New LustHan rated it
August 26, 2019
Status: c12.2
1. MC IS TOO CUTE

2. MC IS TOO CUTE

3. MC IS TOO CUTE

honestly how they started off their rs wasn't the healthiest way but I got to turn a blind eye because MC starts to genuinely love ML and depend on him and HE IS JUST TOO CUTE, also all arcs thus far were nice and interesting, the backstory of MC and ML is also intriguing. It's super hilarious when the plots get fu*ked up or when ML becomes jealous, I especially liked the musicians arc because

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MC is literally so dense he can't even apologize and ML settles for telling him exactly what to say LOLLL

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overall it's really entertaining I recommend (also when I say MC is cute hes like the ohmygod I love himmm can I adopt him type not the super-dumb author-said-is cute type) <<less
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Victuuri Road
Victuuri Road rated it
April 4, 2018
Status: c5.8
First Arc: I CRIED. DID NOT EXPECT THIS DEVELOPMENT. Also laughed when the ML realized what happened.

Second Arc: Laughing cause the ML is chasing after supporting male lead. Sui Yuan and his System are confused. Hahaha... both the System and Female Lead called him an innocent child. He's dense and adorable af.
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ghost_kun
ghost_kun rated it
March 1, 2018
Status: c1.7
If you love Quickly Wear the Face of the Devil, you'll love this. The premise is very similar, but less ruthless by far. MC is a pure transmigrator that is trying really hard to adhere to the plot as the supporting character
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while ML is also a transmigrator that chases him around through worlds and ruining all of MC's hardwork. ;DD

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I'm super excited for more!
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Allroundfangrl
Allroundfangrl rated it
March 10, 2018
Status: --
I love where this is going.

No I don't.

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Change my mind, I really dislike the Male Lead. He is a selfish, rude, possessive a***ole who doesn't care about the feelings of the Main Character and basically forces things to go his way when MC is trying to do his job.
I really hate him.

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I wish I could change the star rating. 2/5
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FanGirlNoha
FanGirlNoha rated it
March 3, 2018
Status: c1.7
AWESOME story! I'm so pumped up for the next arc that I feel like I'm running on adrenaline! Such twist, much wow! :3

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Both the main characters are transmigrators and we only get to know this at the end of the arc. Goddamnit! Give me (and the ML) back my tears! QAQ]

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xxBlackRabbitxx
xxBlackRabbitxx rated it
April 22, 2018
Status: v3c12
Meh. Its great at first. The first volume and the second, then it just degrate from the third, mainly because of the ML. I mean come on, since you like the person then what you will think is not to cause them trouble, pain, stress etc. And do the opposite but all what the ML did to our MC is that. All of that. Urghh. Annoying twat. Urghhh. Its not even the level of a elementary notice me sempai kinda thing where you bully your crush. Urghh. Come on if... more>> you like him make him like you in a different way not this. Urgh <<less
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Tey
Tey rated it
March 1, 2018
Status: --
The story is kind of cute. We have a dense MC who try his best to complete and follow the plot as supporting male. And the cold dominate ML who think he got play by our MC (MC is totally innocent he just doing his job lol).
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azuluna
azuluna rated it
October 18, 2018
Status: c5.8
While not having the most original premise the story has an engaging (if not a bit oblivious) protagonist with humorous banter between him and his system, but the main love interest is what drags down the story for me at least. He is selfish and inconsiderate to the point of coming off as more the villain that should be kept far away from the protagonist than someone we should be rooting for.

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There's a one-sided misunderstanding after the first arc when Zhao Xihe (the love interest) learns Sui Yuan (the protagonist) is a fellow transmigrator and falls under the impression Sui Yuan had played him which is pretty dumb when you think about it since he had been playing a role and act out of character reduces their points to level up and potentially gain free will. How Zhao Xihe did not realize this is beyond me. Misinformed hate transforms into possessive infatuation because I honestly cannot call what's between these two love. Zhao Xihe for the rest of the arcs I've read up to abuses his free will to basically take advantage of Sui Yuan and screw him over redacting points from him as a supporting male lead.

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If you're into possessive male leads than this has plenty of it. I still plan on keeping up with this since Sui Yuan and his system are fun to read about. <<less
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cocoajuppie
cocoajuppie rated it
May 28, 2018
Status: c4.14
I cried from laughter (and the occasional sad moment) when reading this novel. One of the best BL comedies I've read. The system has personality, the female leads aren't evil/two-faced, and the MC is capable though emotionally dense. The premise is simple:

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MC gets sent to universes where his job is the Supporting Male Lead—a fate of loving the Female Lead from afar while supporting the romance of the Male Lead and Female Lead. Despite his best efforts, the MC fails his job in spectacular ways because the Male Lead has already fallen for him, and intends to follow him from universe to universe. (RIP MC's paycheck)

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My thoughts on the ML:

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Except for the end of the fourth arc, where I think his jump in intimacy with the MC borders on "Not okay/How old is our MC?/Is this legal?", I don't think he's a bad ML. He's honest but at the same time devilish. He does knowingly frustrate the MC's efforts in the second and third arc, but he takes responsibility for his actions and addresses the MC's grievances as best as he can.

I'm sure if he could take the MC to a cafe or the movies without getting the both of them erased by 'regulations', he'd pick that over making the MC fail at his job. That said, I can't wait for karma to kick in for the ML in the next arc hahahaha...

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There are no revenge/dark storylines so far. Definitely recommend. <<less
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Justalittlechesspiece
Justalittlechesspiece rated it
March 9, 2019
Status: Completed
This was really fun to read. I understand a lot of readers are very annoyed at the ML right now, but what to do - this is what happens when you have a MC who is only interested in sticking to the script, and an ML playing the male lead destined to fall in love with the female lead having no interest in anyone else but the MC. This does change later on though, and the ML does acknowledge the MC's goals so he tries - emphasis on tries -... more>> not to mess up the script too much, but he always fails.
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ML switches roles in order to mess up the script the least, and does things to preserve the plot to the best of his ability i.e. Not killing his love rival cause his love rival is the main lead just to please MC.

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It's really very cute!

And the MC is dense, but not in the annoying kind of dense, but because he doesn't know what each action means, he just chooses to stick to the script to the best of his ability - even when sticking to the script doesn't make sense anymore, which makes his actions (which would have looked logical if the script had progressed normally) look completely irrational, and creates very funny situations
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where people assume it's because he likes some random character.

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It's hilarious!

Also, earlier arcs have the ML kinda but not really forcing himself on MC. Maybe more like creating situations to trap the MC in,
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like in arc 4, 6 and 7.

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to which the MC doesn't really have any opinion about, but it's not explicitly consensual - even if MC's only complaint is the wrecking of the script. Later arcs does show that the ML does respect the boundaries set by MC, even if they're so low they're almost non-existent, which is always a plus point. <<less
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Lion Turtle
Lion Turtle rated it
March 1, 2018
Status: c1.7
I love this novel so much! The MC is naive and adorable, while the ML is also so loveable!

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Both reincarnate throught worlds with a system, but the ML has freedom while the MC doesn't. The ML learns this at the end of the first arc, but he already has fallen in love 💖💖💖

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If you like Quickly wear the face of the devil you will love this.
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raindroptree
raindroptree rated it
February 17, 2019
Status: c5.8
I honestly don't know how to rate this story. The first chapter, or first part is amazing and even gave me deja vu. It went downhill from there, and I had to stop reading at chapter 5, when the MC is reborn as a dog. I feel like I should have stopped when my instincts told me to, but I ended up reading most of that chapter.. (Cries). Even after this world is passed and he is human again, I don't want to keep reading since everything has been going... more>> steadily down hill towards a certain direction. I almost feel like the First world should be it's own small book, free of the brain shredding or bad influence from future reincarnations/worlds. <<less
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xX_nyLEMrOn_Xx
xX_nyLEMrOn_Xx rated it
March 1, 2018
Status: c1.7
I so love it 😍

It's a fresh concept for me since...

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both of them are fast transmigrators

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Looking forward to future arcs.

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earlgreyt
earlgreyt rated it
October 18, 2018
Status: c112
[Rating/Review might change as I'm in the process of reading this]

So far really enjoying the story! The arcs are pretty fun/awesome and super comedic, especially the misunderstandings between the MC and the ML from the beginning. There's a lot of character development and the ML has a bit of a mysterious past cliche, but I didn't mind it much. This one is a good contrast to QWFOD because the side characters are awesome! The 'love rivals' are generally good people, and it's so refreshing to read BL with non-misogynist,... more>> likable female characters. I think the set up for this story allows for more freedom with the plot & characterizations (since the MC isn't typecast into a vengeance role) so there's less repetition.

I understand the POV of some reviewers mentioning that the ML bullies the MC and causes him a lot of trouble in the arcs. I dislike bully!MLs or overly dominant/oppressive!MLs, but that's not the case so much in this story. Due to the MC's origins (which is a spoiler), the MC himself wasn't actually traumatized or emotionally hurt by the ML's actions, just annoyed at his 'strange' colleague.

The MC isn't too good with emotions or understanding people's feelings, which contributes to the way the ML has to act very extremely for the MC to even take notice of him.
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The MC will eventually think about how he feels towards the ML without coercion and it's a really touching arc with a lot of things getting cleared up, and I think the MC also successfully gets revenge for some of the stuff the ML pulled in earlier arcs, haha.

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Translation is fantastic, the flow of the story represented very well! High re-read factor. <<less
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hy-d-ra
hy-d-ra rated it
August 9, 2019
Status: c11 part1
Easy to forget, easy to get tired of it.

Tbh nothing makes it any special. Stories are... they are quite boring and some I just skipped due to reasons. Felt especially repulsed by 5th arc with the dog. What made it worse is ML in the next world, as if the only thing he cares about is to sleep with MC, poor him, had to restrain because MC was in a dog's body. Just ewe.

I see no feelings involved, ML simply forces himself on MC with no care, only when things... more>> become complicated he makes some sacrifices to express his "feelings". But the "attachment" comes fromt thin air. No development, more like a habit of someone following you from world to world.

The conflict is shallow, the whole problem of not doing the job of supporting lead because they are in hetero novels and ML is bent to heavens loses it's entire meaning when you realize that the system has some control over where to go and there was no need to choose. And ML could make changes so they'd be out of trouble. And really not interested to find out what's next.

Thanks, but no thanks. <<less
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Rukachi
Rukachi rated it
April 23, 2019
Status: 13.9
Updated review:

Cirrent translator here! Very fluffy and cute story. ML is indeed selfish and unbearable in the beginning and the romance is quite one-sided for about half the story. However, in the second half, much of the questions readers have are revealed. For example, just why did ML fall for MC so easily? ML also becomes much more caring and takes MC's wishes into account. MC also feels strongly towards ML and their interactions are at times very sweet and cute. There isn't much in terms of intrigue but there... more>> are overarching little mysteries and problems they tackle. It is a light-hearted read if you're looking for a good time. <<less
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ike_00000
ike_00000 rated it
July 5, 2019
Status: c10.4
Pretty good! It's funny how they actually make legendary BL romances everywhere they go, whether it's a BL world or a BG one LMAO even when all MC wants to do is hide hahaha

Characters: 3.7/5

Because of the premise, it feels like MC is too much of the naive white lotus that somehow makes everyone fall in love with him. Honestly I love these types of classic troupes, but I feel like his dimwittedness is still a little much. On the other side, ML is a little too possessive and inconsiderate.... more>> However, I quite like his character and feel it's totally understandable. He's lived through COUNTLESS lifetimes and hadn't cared for anything, but suddenly found a person he did care for; imagine what type of boring life he had lived before! A lot of commenters are complaining about his aggressiveness, but he really does genuinely care for MC, more than MC can even care for him. I do think it doesn't make MUCH sense that he liked MC so much, but oh well. I would've loved to see more flirting and teasing scenes that led to MC "falling in love", but it's fine anyway. I like that it's not really a "fell in love at first sight", but rather a gradual progression.

Side characters are also all decent. I'm especially happy that females aren't portrayed to be evil, as is the case in many BL romances for some reason.

Plot: 4.5/5

Definitely a plot-heavy novel, but lives up to it. Each world is explored quite well, and they all have their charms. The overarching plot of the Origin and setup of the "actors" is also starting to reveal itself, so I'm excited to learn more about that. I also like the epic (the technical definition) finishes of the novels, very in line with "legendary BL romances everywhere they go". The author is able to use the characters' deaths to tug at readers' heartstrings.

Writing & Translation: 5/5

The quality of the translation is very good, to the point that I'm pretty surprised. Especially in the early chapters, it really captures the "this is a legend" mood with eloquent writing and error-free translation.

Overall, not bad at all. As for genre, although it's yaoi there's only a feel scenes that are yaoi, and the rest is shounen ai. They're also very easily skipped. <<less
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airplaneshootingsky
airplaneshootingsky rated it
May 29, 2019
Status: --
i dunno why you're going to rate the the book based on the characters likability? Author's craft them in their minds like that because that's how they are! If they are not like that, how is the plot gonna move. Just like the ML, he's an a***ole but like a cunning puppy who follows his crush devotedly LOL. The novel is worth reading, it makes my release of endorphin high since I'm depressed and I badly need that. Try it out! Don't trust reviews! We all have different perspective here... more>> aren't we? Hehe <<less
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Boba
Boba rated it
April 20, 2019
Status: c7 part4
The first Arc is simply cute. I drop this somewhere around the 3rd or 4th arc, cause I just hate where it's going.

I love the MC and the system interaction, but that's it.

This would be a great story if the ML isn't a nonsensical human being.
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AkiMizuki
AkiMizuki rated it
May 18, 2018
Status: c3.12
Ahah! Ha! I LOVE this oneee

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The way there's actually two players and systems is such a huge twist. I love this one, although I'm not pretty sure about the MC's characteristics, MLs always being a black-bellied man who likes to bully his partner XDDD

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ladyartemis
ladyartemis rated it
April 23, 2018
Status: c3.12
Ahhh!!! So good! I dont usually read yaoi, but this! Simply a masterpiece. I dont feel disgusted at all. It flows so naturally to me. Kudos to the author and translator for the job well done 😍
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