Let Me Shoulder This Blame!


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Su Shi was once a platinum-level host with the highest survival rate. One day, his misdeeds of constantly shifting his blame onto others was found out and reported. Convicted of violating the rules, he was bound to an Automatic Blame Shouldering System and exiled to lower-level worlds.

Now, not only does he have to take the blame from others and shoulder it himself, he must also carry that blame and rush to his death in order to earn enough points to quickly unbind from the system.

Su Shi only wants to get rid of the system by shouldering the blame until death. However, he finds that trying to hold onto the blame is even harder than passing it on, and rushing to his death is even harder than running for his life.

As Su Shi lies dying in the protagonist’s arms with red-rimmed eyes and a weak and helpless countenance, an uninvited third guest suddenly rushes out to explain the misunderstanding for him.

Su Shi: “I beg you, just let me shoulder this blame, otherwise, it will all be a waste of effort…”

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New SnowyFeffe rated it
September 8, 2021
Status: c95
I keep hoping that the MC will find his brain somewhere because I truly like the concept and humour in this book, but no. He is waaaay to focused on his assumptions of what counts as a misunderstanding; after several worlds, it is blatantly obvious, but the supposedly top level host doesn't even consider that he has the wrong idea. It's starting to annoy me to much...
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Siffleuse rated it
March 26, 2021
Status: c1
At the rate that this story is being translated, it won't get done until 2024. The translator splits every chapter into at least 5 parts, uploads twice a month, then at the very bottom is a "read ahead for x-dollars" patreon, where it includes novels I dont care about in the bundle.

I am grateful for the effort, time and care taken in translating these novels, that being said. I guess I have no choice but wait longer than normal since I don't know Chinese.

I just wish the translator would post... more>> the full chapter instead of splitting it to 5.

I might get a lot of hate for saying this, but someone has to say something. <<less
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Cookie-chan rated it
December 31, 2018
Status: Completed
So cute!

When I say this, I'm referring to how ML is super doting to MC throughout all arcs. ML never hurts the MC and really respects the MC's opinions. Another plus is that the ML never hesitates to hug and cuddle with MC, regardless of time and location.

This novel is really just pure unadulterated sweetness — no angst (from MC anyway) and definitely no cold treatment from ML either (ML is smart so he always sees through MC's lies immediately, resulting in ML piling up the love on MC within... more>> the first few pages of the arc).


Let Me Shoulder This Blame! Is really heartwarming to read and is perfect for those who just want to read something super sweet and calming. <<less
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Victuuri Road rated it
January 24, 2019
Status: --
There's [ I’m Not Shouldering This Blame ] and then there's this novel. Haha ≧∇≦

The MC is doing his best at being the scapegoat/villain but it's not enough. The ML still finds him at some point...
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Enther rated it
February 21, 2020
Status: c20
I've decided to drop this story before even finishing the first arc so maybe take my review with a grain of salt. If anything I say doesn't bother you then I feel like you should absolutely finish this story. And the come contact me if all possible and tell me if my first impression was wrong.

I absolutely abhor the author continually mentioning that Su Shi "was once a platinum-level host with the highest survival rate" when the skills shown in the actual story are simply awful.

It would be fine, amazingly... more>> funny actually, if this was caused by some outside force like in The Villain's White Lotus Halo, but the MC makes no indication that there's anything out of the ordinary that's causing the misunderstandings. Or it would be fine, and honestly touching, if it was just the ML who realizes that the MC is not as he seems like in Holding Onto My Man, but even side characters realize the dececption so the MC just comes across as amazingly s*upid to me.

The main problem so to speak is that the system system isn't explained clearly from the start. Why was it such a bad thing that the MC pushed the blame on to others in the first place? What does shouldering the blame even mean? Does it mean being a scapegoat and taking the blame for other people's actions? Then why bother even doing "villainous" acts on your own? Just take the credit of all the other horrible things other people have done. Is it that he's supposed to be an anti- villain or hero, whose good intentions are carried out with questionable means? Or maybe it means like the otome villainesses whose evil deeds come to light after an intense struggle with the protagonist? In any case, I feel like it shouldn't be the I-work-behind-the-scenes-and-sacrifice-my-everything-for-you type of goal the MC seems to be carrying out in this fic. Heroic Death System does it so much better where the MC has to die impactful so the misunderstandings and angst all makes sense.

Honestly, I can't tell if the misunderstandings are supposed to cause humor or angst so it just leaves me feeling distant from either the MC or ML because of how incredibly s*upid they are in not understanding one another. <<less
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WTF is going on rated it
July 16, 2019
Status: v1c10

Where are you people in the review reading!? I can only see 10 updated chapters and the tenth one is leaving me on a cliffhanger. Tell me how are you reading more!?

But so far this book strikes my interest and feels really fun. Tho I only got a small taste of this book it makes me excited to read more.

But no seriously are you all able to read the raws? Cuz I need more and you all are killing me ???
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May 24, 2020
Status: c61
For the sake of enjoying stories, I tend to overlook most things. However, I want to point out how inaccurately deafness is portrayed in the entertainment arc.

Usually, deaf people do not speak softly like MC when they can't perceive the volume of their own voice, but they will speak loudly, and in some cases, have slurred words. Moreover, most (most as in like 95%) deaf people can not read lips. If you can't read lips, they can't either.

I wish the author had taken the time to research this topic. If... more>> you inaccurately represent the entertainment industry, it's no skin off anyone's back. But it's a whole other story with Deaf culture. I don't have any opinions regarding this novel, story and characterwise. Treat this more as a PSA, similar to any other one you've probably seen. In trying to make everything seem lovely and beautiful, novels like this one will have shortcomings as a result. Deaf culture and sign language can be beautiful, but not in the way portrayed here. <<less
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Tintl rated it
March 27, 2020
Status: c40
There are soooo many plot holes and the feels barely patched them up for me.

... more>>

In arc 1 alone I was bombarded by them but the one I hate most is that the MC just needed to show blood to get into the protective cover around Terence but he stabbed himself in the chest, and no one got suspicious? I mean he could've just pricked his finger.

Also if he died due to exposure to anti-matter radiation bc he stepped into the shield why did he deactivate the shield? Isn't the area totally unprotected from said radiation now?

EVEN WORSE if staying in the protective covering for a few seconds was enough to make MC cough blood till he died, despite being boosted by enough royal health potions that he could heal from a deep chest wound within a few minutes, then Terence should've died after being in the protective covering for so long WITHOUT needing MC to do anything.

ALSO ML keeps comparing MC to a child, and calls him pure as if untouched BUT if MC had to be Marshal for 4 plus years there is no way he can actually be so "pure".

ML immediately likes MC in Arc2 even tho he admits he barely knows MC. How can someone instantly like a stranger just by looking at him for a few minutes!? So much that they take precedence over a blood related younger brother who they grew up with!? THERE'S NO PLAUSIBILITY! Maybe at the end of novel it will show something like white lotus halo but im not willing to read the rest of this novel.p to find out.


So. Im outta here.

if you can bask in the feels without major and obvious plotholes disturbing you then this is a great novel, bc the feels are overpowering. Thats the only reason I gave this a 3. <<less
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Lady.lazealot rated it
January 3, 2019
Status: c3
Oh my, another heart wretching story.

This story seems a lot similar to Heroic Death System, which is beautiful. I can already see the future me crying because of this. CAN'T WAIT~~~~

Also I thank you translator for choosing this~♡♡♡
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Saikick rated it
March 27, 2020
Status: c47
The novel itself remains good, if overly full of whump (which I love, so no complaints on that front either). However I somewhat dislike the recent trend of translators taking anywhere from 5-50$ for translations of chapters they hoard for money.

If the money was donated to the author or used to purchase the rights to reading chapters, I'd understand, but obviously these sums are taken by the translators for their own use. While a little money in donations for the effort that goes into translating is fine, benefiting monetarily from... more>> someone else's work like this seems more than dodgy and well into illegal.

I used to think translating these novels is an effort of love and wanting to spread a novel you enjoyed to more people, without costing the original author anything, since their works are unlikely to reach us in another way; but the whole money-walling makes cheap mockery of the supposed "love" for these stories.

Sorry for the rant, but this seems to be an increasingly common thing in the community, and my threshold reached the limit.

Edit: at one point you could pay up to 80 dollars to see future chapters, but the translator has since lowered the requirements. However they've also constantly added more projects so they're stretched thin between multiple translations, and updates are coming slower and slower; while patreon offers unchanged amount of future chapters, just for multiple stories that keep multiplying. I'd rather the translator focused on a few projects and worked on them, so I'm hopeful someone else will pick up some of their projects and free them some time to focus on some of their translations instead of the current situation. <<less
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so while reading reviews on N.U I found some reviews saying that " YOU NEED TO USE REAL MONEY " in order to read some novel in a app (probably the rest too that needs SP...) Idk if I will laugh or cry because that review is too misleading... first, you can earn SP through daily rewards, check-in and 1hr reading, you just have to be patient to be able to earn SP and thats what I did in order to catch up with IBVWLM, now... more>> I'm doing it for RSP since im still 100chapters behind... but if you dont have the patience to wait for daily rewards etc... that's when purchasing is an option... if you cant wait then buy SP to be able to read, but if not then wait everyday to earn almost 30sp a day which is enough a couple of chapters... it wasn't that hard waiting (ಠ益ಠ) dont just spouting that we need money to read a certain novels even saying that some Translators have patreons/kofi but didnt do any good translating and even cutting the chapters into parts, , I have read so many novels with the translator having kofi, I have never given a penny even on FL but I can still read for free... there is one thing I am gonna say, IM THANKFUL TO EVERY TRANSLATOR OUT THERE WHO SHARES NOVELS that sometimes I know they buy the raws, the translators never force readers to give them money its still our decisions if we will or not, we should be thankful to. them that they dedicated their time translating this novels for free. (im not saying thankyou to those who like to steal others work)

ヽ (`⌒´メ) ノ <<less
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AppleIsForYou rated it
June 27, 2021
Status: c161
If you guys are wondering the 48HRS ARC is 27-36 chapters in the original. We are still far away from 50 lol. Plus, the complete chapters are 162. If you guys can't wait to see the translation as translator-nim is chopping the chapters and the update is twice a month.... I suggest you mtl it. Chrome translator with shubaow (dot) net is the best. I used it. The author didnt used many complicated words and the flow of automated english translation in the site is almost clean. I don't want... more>> to spoil much about the arc but.... only the first arc is kinda

the worst heart break as it just started to come to light. The author seems like it wanna hooked people first with heartbreak before heal us with fluff. MC already fell inlove at the second arc but didnt admit it only until 3rd arc


The arc after the 48HRS Limit are:

The Gentle Devil

The Silent Original Creator?

The Guardian under Guardianship?

Robots Falling inlove with Humans

The Brave Coward

And then the finale ❤ <<less
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rhianirory rated it
February 12, 2019
Status: Completed
i liked this more than I thought I would. There's no ABO, 3 gender or mpreg which was fine by me. There was also no r*pe (as far as I could tell with MT) which is also a good thing. There were several tragic endings like Heroic Death System and it did seem like the MC never got to live in a totally healthy body; not in all the stories, but in most of them. The MC was all brain and very little brawn so don't expect him to punch... more>> holes in mountains or anything like that (his body is almost always sick/hurt/poisoned etc). The ML was the doting, protective caretaker type without a lot of jealousy for dramas sake, and no yandere (i was beginning to think most Chinese ML were closet psychotics with dominance issues). There is a lot of sweet and gentle moments between the two and the ML always finds him almost right away.

now lets talk about the ending. This ending was one of the more satisfying ones that I've read in a quick wear novel. Usually the endings are rushed or they lose momentum and fade out or they just kind of suck and it's usually only one or two chapters. This one was very interesting

though I don't understand why they want to go back to the "real" world so badly. It wasn't really clear with MT or I missed that sentence


I'm giving this a 4 and not a 5 because I still have some unanswered questions. Maybe it will be cleared up later in the translations and if that's the case i'll change it then. <<less
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volyn rated it
October 5, 2020
Status: c60
Im so disapointed ! MC is to soft ! The romance is to fast~ paced... MC is s*upid.. its very lacking

I wanted story like strategy to capture the scum gong or The Scum Shou’s Survival Guide

Where the story in each arc is so heartbreaking' soo deep but this novel ahhh
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AprilMayJune rated it
April 7, 2020
Status: c1
This one's really cute. The main character Su Shi is very obedient and hardworking. He tries his best to complete the tasks handed to him, even though they usually fail anyway lol.

I think this is the only part of the story that annoyed me from the beginning. The blurb states that he committed the misdeeds of constantly shifting blame from himself to others, but based on the personality he's shown as you read the story, obviously, he would feel too guilty to do anything like that. So, was he actually... more>> a really shitty dude, but the story suddenly decided to make him cute and diligent, or maybe what happens to him throughout the worlds happened before as well? Maybe, he didn't intentionally shift the blame, but his innocence caused people to automatically think he wasn't a bad guy and thus not the one who did bad things even if he did?

Idk, but I feel bad for him lol. <<less
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Yumeru rated it
November 27, 2020
Status: c140
Another World hopping Danmei, as of now am at chap 140 the novel ends at 160+ reading on Shubaow

These are the worlds that our MC ventured: ok from the Title itself remember that MC will always try to take the blame or Carry the black Pot for his new missions😅

... more>>


Saddd MC ackkk well his body is already weak,

2nd world artist xCE0

3rd world, Paladin xcardinal

Our MC falling to our ML (well even though ML somehow or another gets MC's potxD)

Unstoppable water vapor suddenly emerged from the eye sockets, and even the body couldn't help shaking lightly, and the emotions that accumulated and suppressed the three worlds finally surged out.

4th world
Zombie etc

Ancient timess Right ministerx. general

6+h musicians

7th military
Interstellar world

MC to ML about always getting the pot from him😅/making his name clean of blame

"After training in these several worlds, the other party can now do that even if he doesn't know the truth at all, he can sit up even in dying, find his pot with terrible intuition, and then lift it out in a fancy spiral.."


Company boss

Already on the tenth world and our ML about our MC's pot🤣 where is the freakjng Pot???!! Hahahhahaha

"A gentle kiss fell on the side of his eyebrows and hair soothingly, stroking his hair: "I didn't care about you enough, I didn't even notice. What's on your mind... Is the one called the pot, your former lover?"

ML's continue thinking about his Pot rival ahhaha
"The forced and tyrannical love will not have results. He must treat his lover better, so as to melt the barriers in his heart and forget the shadow in his heart." (the shadow of the pot)

11. Companion/Beast world
Our lil MC is so cute and fluffy

12 interstellar /Zerg (much higher than the previous one) time for d ML to be d cute one

13 Final Assessment chap 140+


It's funny how our MC tries hard to shoulder d blame or get his pot back but his plans always got ruined by ML hahahha he got stomachache, tears, vomit blood cause of it in the end MC just accepts it hahaa thinkin like: ok it's usually like this let's just try what we can finished, what can I do I just love him, can't always scold him (Ml)

I think this is a Light danmei more on adventure. There are no intense/detailed love scene of our couple so if ur looking for that in this novel there's none. In this story there's some heartaches/I cried on some scenes cause MC need to have something blamed on him and our ML too feeling pained whenever something happened to MC. This novel is about our MC's adventure add the forehead kisses of ML awww and his warm embrace. Good if ur on the adventurous side, sometimes I got bored but the story is good^^ <<less
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SilverSavage rated it
February 26, 2020
Status: c42
What to say... so far I have mixed feelings on this. On one hand I like it and the idea behind it. Having a scheming bts person that pushes everyone into pits become the hero that silently shoulders the blame for all, is interesting. I could also understand a rocky start at getting used to doing the exact opposite of his instincts but bleepity bleep bleep its painful for me. When it started, I was sincerely hoping he'd die in dishonor (weird right haah) as arc 1 kept progressing... more>> and his task kept regressing I started wishing I could transmigrate to him to kill him myself and not because of the task but because of the s*upidity. First arc made me question my morals. Second arc just started and it's not so bad. I think others would enjoy this story. I just don't know if I can hold out with my mood swings of wishing death to the MC for his points or just wanting to passionately murder him to put the MC and the reader (me) out of our misery. I rated it 3 and will continue to read and might up the score as the story progresses. If not I personally couldn't hold out but think others would like it. <<less
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January 5, 2019
Status: c161
Out of all the world hopping/quick transmigration stories this is story that has the most satisfying ending for me. I'm often really displeased with rushed and half-hearted endings but this one I really loved! From the author comments it also seems that there is a sequel with one of the characters they met. I might go and read that one as well. Just need a MTL break...
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June 7, 2021
Status: --
Good story! Though I had to drop at chapter 47 (the mtl one, not the translated since translator divides a chapter in 5-6)

It's pleasant and enterteining to read but even though I'm grateful to the translators we have to wait at least a month or even more to get one full chapter. And that makes you lose track of the story in my opinion.

Mtl was readable until chapter 40 I think. But then words and sentences were hard to understand and I had to really use my imagination at... more>> some point to make sense of what I was reading. I will comeback to read it when it's finished but at this pace it may took years. I hope they get more translators to help or something because I really enjoyed the different worlds and plots so far. Storywise 4.5 stars out of 5. <<less
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MadGhostOfBrownHollow rated it
January 3, 2021
Status: c32
It's a nice read, and I'd recommend reading it if you're bored as it's a good story to kill time.

... Although, I do agree with the person who said they would like to murder the MC themselves. I enjoy the plot and the entire concept in general but it gets frustrating.

I might continue to update as I finish other arcs, but having just finished arc one, I can tell you in absolute truth when he finally died was my favorite part. ... more>>

It just felt like the same scene repeated 5 or so times in a row. The MC almost dies -> hes saved somehow -> ML feels sorrow over MC's near death -> they kiss -> the MC immediately goes rushing to kill himself another way. How did the ML not think he was suicidal? It was largely pointed out through the arc that the ML sincerely thought that the MC "still wanted to live", how??? I'm choking on the characters naivety.


I was also frustrated on the MC's acting. His character is just too weak. His acting is either terrible or simply counter-productive.

Get over your guilt, aren't you a pro? Spew some cold hearted genius lies, it can't be you're useless both mentally and physically... I just couldn't help thinking of ways the MC could act that would help him resolve some mistakes, act angry, cruel, even sociopathic! Just why did you instead feel guilt about deceiving the ML and keep causing them all to feel soft for you by acting weak or soft and sorry?

At least he's cute? He just definitely doesn't act like a "platinum-level host with the highest survival rate". Well, I guess the highest survival rate holds true at least, because even when he's desperately trying to he just can't die.

Okay, I'm done complaining. Despite the MC being kinda dumb, and the scenes getting somewhat repetitive, and the romance being a lil fast paced, it still has a very interesting plot and the translator has done a fantastic job. It's a lighter novel than I usually read, so it's kind of a breath of fresh air! Just something I'd real for fun and to kill time. <<less
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FanGirlNoha rated it
June 1, 2020
Status: v2
Well, the chapter count in the translation and raw is different, so I don't know which chapter I've finished according to the original novel's chapter count. After ch 56, there will be 4/5 more chapters to end the 2nd arc I guess. Somebody mentioned this already - this is similar to "Heroic Death System" or "How to Die as Heavy as Mount Tai". The difference is that this novel our MC's characters have to die in infamy first and get posthumous glory when the misunderstandings are resolved. The tragic... more>> undertones are there and despite the hasty romantic development, I feel sad for the ML. He has to see his lover die in front of him in a tragic and painful way and is wracked with guilt. There are quite a few plot holes but it was quite enjoyable, especially, the MC's reaction at failing to shoulder the blame was hilarious ? However, like many others mentioned already, the novel isn't the best example of it's genre. So, I won't urge you to read it of you have better stories to enjoy. <<less
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