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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10/20/19 Chrysanthemum Garden c13 part14
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10/09/19 Chrysanthemum Garden c13 part9
10/06/19 Chrysanthemum Garden c13 part8
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09/29/19 Chrysanthemum Garden c13 part5
09/27/19 Chrysanthemum Garden c13 part4
09/25/19 Chrysanthemum Garden c13 part3
09/22/19 Chrysanthemum Garden c13 part2
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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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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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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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NA2Z
NA2Z rated it
April 22, 2019
Status: c7.5
I hate the ML.

The first 1, 2, 3n4 arc is so good but then it plummets. No-matter how loving he is to the MC he's not considerate to MC's work at all. It's like he doesnt have morals at all a long as he gets MC even forcing himself on him. Very selfish and annoying to death.

I'm considering dropping this. This is the first time I leave this much of bad review.
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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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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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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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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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procrastination_day
procrastination_day rated it
June 23, 2019
Status: c9 part12
Pretty good story all in all.

MC is pretty cute and has a tendency of attracting the gay love the other characters in the world. Because MC is an artificial creation he sometimes has a hard time understanding the way people behave in the world he visits as well as the ML. But his character is very steady and good tempered.

ML: A really jealous guy who loves s*x and likes to take out his jealousy through sex. Otherwise very OP and dependable.

IT takes quite a few arks before there are any... more>> plot developments beyond what happens in the worlds they visit which makes it feel a little repetitive in-spite of the fact that the worlds they visit and the side characters populating them are quite different from each other. It's somewhat exacerbated since the ML usually behaves in a similar fashion and pushes the plot to devolve into something he finds convenient. The only difference being that MC gradually warms up to him.

I like the system a lot in this story, I'd even want to say that it is the best written character that goes through most development and turmoil.

Recommended for casual reading, one arc at the time. <<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

Negative:

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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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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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My Sui Yuan
My Sui Yuan rated it
June 11, 2019
Status: c9.7
Sui Yuan such a baby. Eventhough ML went overboard sometimes but for Sui Yuan, I just close both of my eyes.

Normally I not write review. But I really upset reading some review from other reader. They rated this novel really low just because they cant stand the ML. So, I really want to rate this novel 5/5 because this one really different from other transmigration story.
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Natural_Sapphire
Natural_Sapphire rated it
October 6, 2019
Status: c13.8
Gosh I love this MC so much. He's so cute and simple.

I don't know why some reader gave bad review on this story. This story is cute and lovely. MC didn't try to change the world's story line, in fact, he really really wanted all the worlds' protagonists to follow up the story line instead of fall in love with him. ML is likeable too. He just love MC too much.
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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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Shadowdrop
Shadowdrop rated it
June 5, 2019
Status: c9 part5
MC is a pure creature that did not experience 'life' outside of the missions. He doesn't understand love, he doesn't know despair, he simply does his best to complete the mission of the supporting male lead. Through the first several worlds, he doesn't really connect actions to emotions, so he diligently tries to act as close to the script as possible, even though the scenario has changed and his actions will be seen completely differently.

It's quite entertaining to observe how he slowly develops his own personality and learns to make... more>> his own decisions.

Also, 'female leads' have personalities worthy of female leads. No ugly jealous witches. <<less
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joun
joun rated it
April 4, 2019
Status: c3 part5
Great ! Very funy and cute !

I have to add that I do feel deep sorrow and hearthache for 5237. So be prepared because I think that it's actually not easy wanting to be the system of a supporting ML theses days...
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Q3APo
Q3APo
October 15, 2018
Status: c5.8
I read till the newest story when the MC reborn as a dog. Yes, this is a good story. Yes, the MC is a bit slow on romance but I'm sure in the end the ML can make him ackNowledge his love for the ml.

This a cute story. You can feel the comedy inside. It has some sad Moments but because we know that they will reborn again in another universe the sad moments its a little bit erased. But overall this is a good novel.
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