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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01/18/20 Eve’s Translations c17 part9
01/18/20 Eve’s Translations c17 part8
01/17/20 Eve’s Translations c17 part7
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01/15/20 Eve’s Translations c17 part5
01/14/20 Eve’s Translations c17 part4
01/13/20 Eve’s Translations c17 part3
01/12/20 Eve’s Translations c17 part2
01/11/20 Eve’s Translations c17 part1
01/10/20 Eve’s Translations c16 part13
01/09/20 Eve’s Translations c16 part12
01/08/20 Eve’s Translations c16 part11
01/07/20 Eve’s Translations c16 part10
01/06/20 Eve’s Translations c16 part9
01/05/20 Eve’s Translations c16 part8
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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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amruta
amruta rated it
December 9, 2019
Status: v14
The romance is bland. The MC is a Gary Stu and ends up breaking the CP in the stories they transmigrate into.

The translation is great.

It's just that the story is not gripping. As a matter of fact, I read this one arc at a time. Otherwise it becomes too boring.

The ML's insta-love for the MC is explained in the later arcs but it comes across as creepy in the beginning.

Overall an average story.
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SM08
SM08
November 10, 2019
Status: --
At first the novel was good as the MC was working hard to achieve the goal and so and the ML was arrogantly possessive with thought like dosen't matter what I do as later the MC will be noding with his stupidity like a head less chicken and which does happen.

Half of the way in the novel it seems as if the MC is in this novel just to show how great the ML is. The only thing you can see MC actively participating is in the bed else it's... more>> like he want to hide under ML protection who is so like psychotic that if another person even touch the MC he drag him to the bed just to 'punish' well all in the name of love. From a strong build up character the MC becomes next to stupidity and all other works are done by ML as he see fit and MC is like a showpiece follow the ML like a tail. More than supporting role that MC 's character should be he is becomes a happy to be stepping stone for other characters to achieve goal. It came to the point where I cannot tolerate this anymore.

This is thel first time I am giving so horrible review but please do visit the novel I might not like it but who know you may so give it a try. <<less
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Carmesian
Carmesian rated it
October 1, 2019
Status: c7.2
At first the story seems interesting, but as the worlds go by, we again have that exteriotype of a slightly weak "shou" and a strong, possessive "gong". They don't have a healthy relationship bordering on an abusive relationship which makes the story tiring, I ended up liking other characters more than MC and ML. If you like a mildly abusive relationship full of possessiveness and without the slightest regard for your partner's feelings this story may even interest you, now if you want a story where you have a healthy... more>> relationship where two people help each other and evolve together, run away from this novel. <<less
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KairaYK
KairaYK rated it
June 22, 2019
Status: c5 part1
Positive:

- the translation is incredibly good. Very well done.

- the treatment of the FL is refreshingly good. I enjoy them not being shown to be conniving, but getting their own good ending

- it takes time (maybe slightly too long) but the ML and MC develop and grow as the story progresses

Overall a cute story

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My main issue with the story is that the MC and ML have exactly 0 care towards the people in the words they visit. No matter the acts, MC will do it because it's part of the script. Regardless of who gets hurt or killed. Because of that, I, as a reader, also have no care for what happens in those worlds or all the side characters.

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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 as*hole 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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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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ResidentialPsycho
ResidentialPsycho rated it
April 21, 2018
Status: c3.12
This series is hilarious thus far. The sweet, innocent MC tries his hardest to follow along the plot for each of these settings and act as an appropriate love rival, but the male lead keeps screwing him over by pursuing him instead of the female lead. Although the male lead is the "hero, " he's definitely not a good guy. I love how funny and action-filled all of these scenarios are. The character development progresses smoothly, and I love how the relationship between the MC and his system, 5237, grow... more>> closer as they are united against the wicked male lead.

I caught up to the most recent chapters in one sitting. Very fun. <<less
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XD
XD rated it
April 21, 2018
Status: c3.12
The author is really good at making me cry. And Shen Hua (the translator) is really good at translating!

The author creates a wonderous juxtaposition of tragedy, romance, and comedy. Despite knowing how each arc will turn out, I still find myself drawn into each chapter and getting my emotions tossed around. I honestly cried like a baby then laughed like a fool within a span of five minutes.

Highly recommended, even if you don’t read BL.
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Hybris
Hybris rated it
October 20, 2019
Status: c13 part13
I'm not sure what the other reviews are reading as well. Like, the very first world (before the ML officially makes his debut in the epilogue of World 1) is very good. After that however, we go downhill and keep digging. ML is not only an insane, egotistic, domineering, possessive yandere, but one who has no issue blackmailing for sex, threatening rape, and all sorts of horrific behavior.

Reminder, this is how he behaves to MC. The MC who's just been born, so we're talking "probably counts as underaged until... more>> several Arcs in."

ML is just absolute pure shit. I don't care if he "gets better", which I'm... guessing he does? That or MC just gives in to Stockholm syndrome. I sincerely recommend that you don't read past Arc 1. <<less
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reasura
reasura rated it
September 28, 2019
Status: c1 part1
Started out really good, the system is fun and the MC is super lovable, - ML not so much.. Wish the story was tagged with beastiality because well, there is that in there too.. And I honestly woulda never read it knowing ... more>>
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i'd have to read a whole arc of the ML thirsting after a dog, and then the ML actually being a beast while f*cking the MC, , reading the smut is optional of course, but the knowledge that it happened is still there and it disturbs me personally

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erialolita
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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Hweianime
Hweianime rated it
August 7, 2019
Status: world 10
  1. Shou is hella cute and naive- and with a backstory that supports this naivety in a believable way- but also not incompetent and very earnest
  2. Transmigration stories are all fun and lightheartedly interesting
  3. No faceslapping/bitchy MCs
  4. Female characters for once aren’t portrayed as evil
  5. Romance develops nicely without feeling too rushed
  6. Its just straight up cute and entertaining and even has some smut (though it’s a bit kinkier than expected not gonna lie)
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mazeoflife28
mazeoflife28 rated it
June 18, 2019
Status: c9 part1
My feeling towards this series is mixed. The beginning was good. Some of the humor and banter is cute but as far as depth and character development goes... I just try not to squint too hard at it as it continues on.

It was funny at first but as the next few chapters after... The ML's personality seems very one note and I'm trying... to not dislike him. So far he's just been a pest, constantly messing things up for the MC. But I like that MC isn't the type to... more>> just lie there and take it. Sometimes.

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But maybe it's not so simple? There's quite a lot of things that have yet to be uncovered with regards to the MC and ML's origin story and world building of the space between worlds. So that's why I'm still reading this. For now, I'm giving it a 3.5 rating.

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PurityByDarkness
PurityByDarkness rated it
April 23, 2019
Status: 13.5
The first arc was really good.

I also really enjoy the first few arc endings, cause they are ... more>>
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tragic somewhat, but the MC's inner dialogue just lightens everything up.

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I love the MC. Everything about him is amazing, and he is probably one of my favourite main characters in all the novels I've read. However, the ML... not so much. Many people have mentioned this and yep, the ML is kinda a d___. I prefer the secondary male leads over the ML.

The translations are pretty good. I can't change the star ratings but .5 star off not one star off (because of the ML).

9/29/2019-- I should have read more before giving a review. I think it gets better and there is character development and I think this deserves a 5 star because I can see the character development. I love the MC's heart throb halo and he is so cute! The ML becomes more respectful and tries (keyword tries) to go along with the world plot. <<less
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rhianirory
rhianirory rated it
January 29, 2019
Status: c5.8
"101 ways for the supporting male lead and the male lead to die together in the name of love."

I laughed so hard at that author's note because, so far, it's been true in almost every world; at least it's true from the world's other inhabitant's point of view. Poor MC, the ML just won't let him complete even a single story arc without messing things up. At least this MC has a very good reason for being dense and naive when it comes to emotions and it's not because he's... more>> innately stupid (unlike some other BL). It's also nice to see some female leads that aren't portrayed a scheming b*tches, but are genuine and good people. The ML's obsessive pursuit is annoying (he almost gets himself and the MC erased from existence at one point) but from what other people say, the MC gets payback later in the story, which I am so looking forward to. <<less
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reraith
reraith rated it
May 24, 2018
Status: c4.14
This novel was an unexpected gem. I was hook just after the first chapter. MC was so cute. Plot, character, writing is good. After the first arc, the plot were very easy to guess but still enjoyable.
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Hyperkaoru
Hyperkaoru rated it
May 22, 2018
Status: c4.14
This one is exceed expectation, one of the best across multiply universes BL novel. I rated this second to Reader and Protagonist and this story is only got 4 chapters came out. That said a thing about how good this novel is. The translation is fast and good. I recommend this to you all.
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LustHan
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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