Number One Lazy Merchant of the Beast World


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After transmigrating into a beast world, Rong Mingshi discovered that the people of this world experienced widespread mania. For example, when their emotions were abnormally agitated, they would become destructive beasts. If their emotions were abnormally low, they would shrink into their young beast form.

There is a type of energy stone that can cure this but it must be hand-carved into the animal form corresponding to the beastman. The more realistic the shape, the better the healing effect and the higher the repeated utilization rate.

In his previous life, Rong Mingshi’s ancestors started as craftsmen who grew their business and became wealthy.

Then a small store suddenly popped up on the Star Network, selling several small sculptures made with superb skill. The effect of the energy stone to soothe emotions could be felt through the screen and stirred up a sensation in the entire empire. However, this store owner was super lazy…

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First Lazy Merchant of the Beast World
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New J.A.M. rated it
May 16, 2022
Status: Completed
So much fluffy! There's no dog blood at all. There's nothing to think about in this novel just read in leisure. Thumbs up for relax reading!
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New Mairin rated it
May 3, 2022
Status: Completed
Super cute and fluffy story but not boring at all since it has a right amount of chapters and no draggy arcs. A little lacking but it doesn't hinder the charm of the story.

Its quite funny that the robot housekeeper acted more like a father than the real father lol. Just kinda sad that maybe the author forgot to let Rong Rong know that the housekeeper around is his "father" that he want to be safe. And I feel so single seeing the robot having a boyfriend (military data) and... more>> even got an unsolicited virus son.... Why don't I see anyone talking about this cute stuff? Hahaha

MC is super cute and talented that even in a beast form, he can be a master carver. I suspect he's actually not meant for Earth causing him that illness and his talent going to waste. I'm glad to see him finding his happiness and sense of security with ML. I guess the attractions of beasts is different so their feelings goes unnoticed under my eyes then they turn to like each other hahaha but its cute.

Just a little disappointed that MC almost stayed in his beast form most of the time in the story hahahaha. But he's really cute and thankfully this is a story about beastmen..... <<less
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Passerby Soysauce-sama rated it
May 25, 2019
Status: Completed
Especially Fluffy <3 <3 <3!!! Rating this 4.7

The plot doesn't have a lot of drama and critical twists. My kokoro was bursting the whole way~.

The romance was rather simple and straightforward.

The MC and ML were having the atmosphere of 'its-only-a-matter-of-time' regarding their romantic progress.


The MC was powerful but had faced a lot of challenges before he met the ML.

I like how he knows what he wants and does his best to get it~. He was really assertive, follows his heart in whatever he does and is very hardworking in improving his craft. I NEVER believed he was LAZY!!! And, he was really open with his love for the ML.


The ML was *cough.

He was more than OP by the time he met the MC. Due to this, the conflicts within the story were a breeze to handle. He, this beauty, is the MUSE of our MC. Lmao


Even though all the main characters may appear OP, I particularly liked how they were NOT nerfed just to create a ruse.

The side couples were too amazing~~~ really.

Daddy 1 and Daddy 0. I died on this.


The side characters (specifically the 18 'disciples') provided a lot to the comedy and I looo~ve them.

The little buns~~~~ aaaahhhhh!

You'll love how art-centered and fluffy this novel is so ONEGAI!!! Read it to the end!
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hy-d-ra rated it
August 13, 2019
Status: Completed
Light read, but s*upid. The storyline, which reminds you more of a faint outline than a decent story, fades somewhere on the BG. Why author cared about creating villains is beyond me, they were tossed out easily, they never posed any threat, everything is solved rather quickly, unticlimatic.

Most of the text is carving descriptions, pretty contrasting on their purpose, while the dragon carvings do a decent job to show the love of MC anything else sounds tedious.

Many authors who write interstellar better not touch the physics part. It's a lovely... more>> idea to to write about spaceships crossing galaxies in less time they crossed them usually just to see the loved ones. But better don't. It's belittling the intellectual capabilities of your readers. But let's pretend the fleet like that exists, let's be generous, that creates the army with a fleet practically invincible. What enemies ffs.

Next is the "monarchy" and "constitutional court" part that blew my mind. Author just pushes the legislation system (two of them) and that made the emperor look even dumber. Not to mention that the marshal never posed as a threat, only in emperor's mind, but if it's constitutional monarchy, means the threat to his power comes from the paper in the first place. Ugh, just messy. Why do I even care.

If you think it's cute, be my guest, but I find it rather bland, like a soup made from nothing but water :-/ <<less
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RoseAmethyst remembrance rated it
February 27, 2020
Status: c90
An animal themed BL novel that's not actually fluffy.

A Guide to Raising Your Natural Enemy made me fall in love with animal-themed BLs, but the attempts at "fluff" in this novel really fell flat. The MC lacks the childish and adventurous spirit that is typical of animal MCs. Actually, most of the fluff is derived from the online chats of random background characters reacting to the MC's quirks (stone carving talents and his laziness). Sure, it's cute to see a baby snow leopard stone carving with his tiny paws, but... more>> it gets redundant by the 20th or 30th chapter.

In my opinion, this short extra was more fluffy than the main story. It features mpreg and the little buns

The title Number One Lazy Merchant makes me cringe. The term "Number One" is derived from the instant success the MC garnered from his online business. The term "Lazy" is just a fluffy terminology used to cover up the MC's blatant negligence in business management.

If you look at the way the MC manages his lucrative business, you'll find that his customer service is actually really terrible. He accepts orders on a whim and the rest of the customers are left waiting to get their orders fulfilled. So it makes it even more perplexing to wonder why the few clients he accepts orders from are mostly high-profile celebrities and figures. The MC does not really care to keep up with orders because he prefers devoting his time on stonecarving for....dun dun dun.. the ML.


It's not just his handling of business that term "Lazy" applies to. It also reveals serious character flaws in the MC that just makes the entire novel fall..... flat:

  • He's indifferent to everything. His relationship with the ML is almost nonexistent since he spends more time stone carving than having any quality time with the ML. Their interactions becomes more sparse after chapter 30 and mostly limited to the gift giving. Forget the loss quality time, he never helps the ML with his problems after their first meeting even when the ML is dealing with political entanglements
  • The MC has no motivation to explore this unique world. He has no interest in making friends. Even housekeeper Baba, his loyal guardian, is kept at an arm's length. He just stay at the ML's villa doing stone carving. He lacks the adventurous spirit of the MC from A Guide to Raising Your Natural Enemy.
To summarize the set up of this novel:

The MC (a severely ill human) died and transmigrated from modern China to this beastman world as a baby snow leopard. He gets his first exposure to mania (a fictional condition in which beastmen lose all self control during estrus) when he encounters the ML (a black dragon) undergoing mania. Without the illness that hindered his physical and mental capabilities in his previous life, he is finally able to make the highest quality carved stones in the beastman world with a perfect 100% activation rate. He learns that these stones are essential for suppressing the mania. He takes advantage of this to start a lucrative online business that quickly reaches the top in the stone carving industry.


This novel is heavily focused on the MC's stone carving process and his online business. The MC's stone carving process is described in such meticulous detail (from the material selection to the final polishing). These vivid detailing of the stone carvings are the highlights of this story and is the only thing I like about this novel. If you're someone who is into the making of artistic crafts, you might be fascinated with the stone carving aspect of the story.

My problem with this novel started with the relationship development of the CP...or lack of. In their first meeting, the two of them were simply lending a helping hand to each other in a dire situation. I don't believe feelings could rise from this alone (but that seems to be how the ML's feelings for the MC started which is not convincing).


The ML is having a mania episode and the MC is starving. They don't really interact because the ML is unconscious most of the time from his violent episodes and he only wakes up when he's on the verge of a relapse. Where was the time for their feelings to even develop to this extent? They didn't even get to know each other all that well. So how did the ML's attitude change so quickly in their second meeting? One moment, the ML is carefully watching over the MC in the wilderness and the next moment (literally the next chapter) he's unrelentingly giving the MC the best privileges

Sure he rescues the MC and starts taking care of him, but why suddenly go through such lengths for someone you just met? I mean, he basically exploited his military status and to secure resources for the MC by demanding his subordinates to squander through the entire stone supply in the military to find a compatible stone for the MC. The only development that I see is the grandeur of the stone carvings that the MC makes for the ML. By chapter 30, the ML's presences becomes so minimal that every time he does appear, it's always about the stone carvings.


Contrary to what other reviewers are saying, this novel is practically filled with conflicts. It's just that everything just works out in the MC's favor without any effort on his part.


The most disappointing example of these self resolving conflicts is with the MC's biological father, Duke Oran, who is the first antagonist. The ML basically handled it all on his own. The MC had no clue on what was going on until the big reveal at chapter 60. The whole thing concluded as soon as the reveal happen, which is so disappointing considering we've been seeing tensions building up since the early chapters of this novel.

They basically slapped the 'big secret' in our face in chapter 60 and swept the whole thing under the rug just as quickly. The whole first half of the novel worth of buildup was toss away. Just. Like. That.

Much of it is centered around the MC's online business with people (esp. competitors) trying to slander the business's credibility. The crowd's skepticism gets appeased so easily because it just so happens that all the MC's first clients are all high-profile figures in the beastman empire. The MC has no personal connections with these high-profile clients, so how could the MC's business possibly attract their attention in? It's not as if the MC went through the trouble of contacting these high-profile figures and marketing his products to them.

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NyanNyankichi rated it
May 18, 2019
Status: Completed
Fun and light read. Not much dog blood conflict happens here and any conflict gets resolved without much effort (I might be wrong since I MTL'ed the whole thing). You would really enjoy how the merchant interacts with his clients. The side characters are fun to read. The principal and the 18 masters are my second favorite, following the bystanders and clients of the shop itself.

The description of the carvings are so vivid, I wish I had the skill to draw it from the description.

Rong Mingshi and Aojia developed their... more>> relationship through this whole story. Mingshi is allowed to do anything he wants while Aojia receives whatever is given to him graciously.


Rong Mingshi is a total black dragon obsessed cute leopard. You won't believe. The first time he got drunk, he carved purely black dragon depictions even on ordinary rocks of Aojia's master's home. Of course, Aojia took these carvings home and then asked for leopard-inspired carvings to complement the other carvings.

Aojia is low-key taking care of Rong Mingshi, not even telling him that he made him co-owner of his enterprise. Very much mutual love from the get-go. Still better than those stories where they met and instant bam, they are in love. Although it came pretty close to that.


Four stars out of five. More romance inclined than conflict based, slice of life kind of thing. <<less
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SilverCyanide rated it
November 10, 2019
Status: Completed
Interesting premise that petered out into meaningless fluff that doesn't evoke any emotion from me besides boredom and annoyance because the characters haven't endeared themselves to me enough for me to enjoy their interactions.

ML is OP so no challenge poses any threat. They fall in love by what feels like the 10th chapter and MC is also the pure, innocent type that is supposed to be cute but just feels dumb. He's also supremely talented at carving so basically he's also OP as heck too. No challenge poses a threat,... more>> they never have any real enemies, and MC progresses so fast in carving that there's really no enjoyment in the weak-to-strong aspect of the novel.

Read on if you like seeing the main couple fall in love after the first 10 chapters and proceed to act all fluffy for the next 80 chapters without any build up or satisfaction from seeing them get together because it doesn't feel deserved. If you're like me and hate this sort of fluff without establishing why you should care about the couple, then you might as well skip this one. <<less
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RenTheWitch rated it
May 21, 2019
Status: c8
The Fluff is precious, the literal fluff from Mingshi is 1000000% worth the reading! As a cat s*ave, a snow leopard makes me go bonkers in delight. The read is ligh, fun and detailed. The Translation is very good!
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_shinigami_ rated it
May 16, 2019
Status: c30
so fluffy and full of meng ??

this story will show the showdown between the ML and the butler-in-law ? For the MC.

so far the score is 3-0 and the butler had been "short circuiting" for almost everyday because of ml's "shameless" acts towards MC that he always have a standy by spare parts to exchange his ruined parts ?

i find it cute how MC was kind of jealous when he saw stone carvings of ml's beast form in their house, not knowing that he all made them when he was... more>> drunk (of course he still found them to be his work after observing the stone carvings) <<less
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Vannie rated it
May 15, 2019
Status: c50
I read it using MTL, so some details is still blurry to me, but all I could say is this is full of fluff and cuteness. The Daddy Butler is specially cute!


He is so cute, like how he is acting when he thought ML is taking away his child, then later he figures that he need MC to have friends, but can't find a student in the academy that is in the same level as ML

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Jasminefalls rated it
March 14, 2022
Status: Completed
Note : This is a review based solely on my viewpoint as a reader.

What I liked about this novel

  • The fluff. It has absolutely one of the fluffiest romances I've read.
  • Lightweight but not boring. I recommend this to the dog-blood story readers who need to take a break from the angst but finds romance without "drama" dull.
  • How short it is for the story quality. It doesn't have the best literacy however I appreciate stories like these that are comfortable to read.
What I had to say about this novel

  • The ending but a bit abrupt and less in-depth considering the fact that it is short. But it is not so bad to the point that I dislike it.
Rating : 6.5/10 (Nothing bad to say about it. Just a good and quick novel to pick up if you want to take a break from any toxic relationship romances.)
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Lea168 rated it
June 22, 2021
Status: Completed

Enjoyed the story, loved the concept of the energy stones a lot, to the extent I binged and lost lots of sleep over it. I liked the story how MC instantly managed to become a famous and incredibly loved carver even more than the romance!

Romance between ML and MC was OK, not too bad but not too amazing either, just sufficient. There was fluff, but it didn't fully reach me. Usually it is because of the writing style. In this story it was also because it took so very long... more>> before MC finally became human. Some parts felt draggy and not so interesting (before MC started selling his carvings), some parts too fast (especially the parts that dealt with the villains in the story).

Something I feel pity about is that author didn't flesh out any of the villains. As a result there was hardly any plot. Villains are 1 dimensional characters at best, slightly better than a passerby kind of feeling. ML wiped them out in 1-2 chapters. Writing of those part was so rushed and felt amateurish. Not well executed at all.

Another thing... It felt boring and repetitive that MC's obsessed with carving ML in his beast form and MC buying so many gold things. <<less
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Aria rated it
July 16, 2019
Status: c62
I like the plot... and the characters... the interractions too... but there's just too much carving/carving-related texts

Sure, it's great to see MC being op/genius carver and all, but I'm not here to read lines after paragraphs after chapters of carving process and MC's online shop

So yeah, 5 star minus 1 cause 60% of the story is word-padding carving details which we can do without
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nitan rated it
May 21, 2021
Status: c90
If you're someone who jumped in expecting it to pick up somewhat... the pace is excruciatingly slow in this story. I dragged myself to finish reading but some parts definitely sticks out to me after I'm done - like the MC's occupation (I find it interesting and refreshing, the premise of carvings being valuable and helpful really deserves to be explored more) -- sadly, if you're someone who came for the plot and world building, you're out of luck. It mostly focuses on the relationship, and even that-- and this... more>> is a personal opinion -- but I find it lack lusting compared to others. Nothing really stood out, the reason I read was because the summary looked really promising. But yeah! If you're into a really fluffy story that you just want to spend your time on - this one's for you. <<less
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Danmei fan
Danmei fan
April 9, 2021
Status: --
This novel is a gem! Alright, listen to this, this novel does not feature human/human relationship. The main characters are animals. Second, this is a stress reliever BL novel. There is not much face slapping and revenge because this novel is just full of fluff, ya hear me? F.L.U.F.F. It's just sugar and honey. And spoiler, the main character is quite OP with his skills. So, if you want BL full of dog blood and vengeance, this is not for you. And if you don't like main characters that are... more>> over powered, this is also not for you. But don't worry, if you just want to read it as a stress reliever, then the fluffiness will probably cover that OP-ness of the MC. Overall, I really enjoyed reading this novel. I hope this review will help you. <<less
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chiizuholic rated it
February 3, 2021
Status: Completed
Very cute and lighthearted. Not much conflict here, and what little there is was easily resolved with hardly any suspense.

I enjoyed reading about the carving aspects and the ensuing enthusiastic responses all over the interstellar. And many may not agree, but I quite liked that the MC and ML's relationship progressed fast. I enjoy slowburn, but sometimes you just want to enjoy the dogfood asap, yknow? XD Didn't really care for the main side-character and the side CP though.
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Hundred Lilies rated it
September 6, 2020
Status: c90
While it's definitely a cute story, the MC and the ML is honestly a bit too... pe*ophile'ish. The MC is 19 years old and also a transmigrator, which makes his combined age well over 30 years old. Yet, the MC is like a five year old, which is something that apparently turns on the ML. That just gives me the heebie-jeebies. The MC is just too childish.

Oh, and the ending really sucked.
... more>>

The MC and the ML accidentally enters a wormhole and ends up on Earth with the MC getting amnesia.

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IvaAres rated it
July 3, 2020
Status: Completed
Rating: 3.5

Fluff and romance: 90%

Plot: 10%

This is a very light and fluffy novel which is mainly all about the MC and MLs interactions. They are soooooo cute! If you are looking for a novel with a ton of heavy plot then this is definitely not for you. This is what I would read if I'm trying to take a break from novels with a lot of sh*t happening plot wise. This is all full of light hearted stuff.
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Annmenmen rated it
April 2, 2020
Status: c90
One of my favorite stories, I have re-read it several times, it is a relaxing story for me...

Only, avoid to read the extra chapters, I hated them, I act like they don't exist and what happened in these extra chapters never happened (For me the last chapter is chapter 82).


I still liked the idea of the children they had and their powers thought


In fact, I would have given 5 stars if the extras didn't exist!!!
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OlivineWK rated it
August 27, 2019
Status: Completed
There's a huge focus on carving (especially a particular type of creature). Even for obstacles, they don't typically last long, so this reads more like a bumpy fluffy story - the interactions between the MC and ML are awfully cute. However, there are some things that would have been interesting to expand on, but the story moves fast as it isn't that long. If you're looking for something simple and fluffy, then this is a good story to pick up. Kudos to the translator too. There are a few mistakes... more>> but overall well done. Plus the site is easy to navigate. <<less
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teoradom rated it
August 19, 2019
Status: c82
It's good but the longer the story drags on, the more repetitive it gets. It got old for me when it reached Ch. 55. After reading all the way to Ch. 70 I gave up on the story and skimmed to Ch. 82. I didn't bother reading the extra chapters.

I recommend this if you're looking for very light, very fluff and close to slice of life type of story. But it lacks real depth which makes the story monotonous starting from ... more>>

when he begins to prepare to enter the academy which is like Ch. 20 lol

. Just not my cup of tea.

Overall, real cute, more slice of life and less adventure. <<less
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Immortal Eagle
Immortal Eagle rated it
July 27, 2019
Status: Completed
Amazing! It's full of fluff and, like another reviewer pointed out, doesn't have much dog blood scenes. The MC and ML are really, really cute and it's such an interesting career, to be a carver. I love it and hope that future readers will love it too!
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