One Useless Rebirth


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He Bai won the lottery, became rich, and reached the pinnacle of life. Then, he inadvertently took a picture of the Film Emperor Di Qiuhe being killed. And after reporting this case to the police, he was reborn in a midst of confusion.

He Bai: I don’t have any horrible relatives to abuse. Why was I reborn?

Di Qiuhe: But I do.

He Bai: I also haven’t been betrayed or harmed by anyone. Why was I reborn?

Di Qiuhe: But I have.

He Bai: I just want to have some money to live freely and eat well. I already achieved that goal, so why was I reborn?

Di Qiuhe: I have money, but don’t live freely or well.

He Bai angrily flips the table: So what’s the use of my rebirth! Just to make me suffer again?!

Di Qiuhe (Holding and Touching He Bai): Be my lover, you’re only responsible for eating “lollipops,” you won’t eat any bitterness.

He Bai: Leave!

So basically, this is a sweet story of a naive and cute person who goes back to the past, flaps his little butterfly wings, and helps the man who used to be last life’s big Film Emperor, but in this life, is still a miserable Great Devil King, to walk towards the pinnacle of life (while also dragging someone home)!

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New darlingv rated it
June 20, 2019
Status: Completed
This has been a really enjoyable read. MC gets reborn only to find that he somehow turns into ML's lucky star and their interactions are really hilarious. From the start of the novel, ML is warm and super shameless towards MC, which is a nice change from the usual cold, stoic MLs. The romance is slow, but once MC realizes what he wants, there's no beating around the bush.

The thing that I didn't like was the fact that MC would deliberately ignore or blacklist ML's number when he got irritated... more>> with the latter. This what a huge part of the novel, which I think makes the MC appear really childish (for a 30 something soul) although ML is the one being called childish. He throws a little bit of a tantrum when ML gets to clingy and then gets soft-hearted when ML does or says something sweet. This sort of push and pull of emotions is why I would rate the novel a 4.5 rather than a 5.

I rounded it up instead of down because although it isn't perfect, the intrigue kept me interested the entire time and ML is the real star of the novel. He's gentle, thoughtful, caring but also vulnerable - very endearing. <<less
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New yang_Icy rated it
June 17, 2019
Status: --
Great story I tell you. This is very romantic and nice. The characters are just pure gold. Their interactions are logical and natural. I have to say that the plot is charming and fun. It’s really precious. I’m looking forward to see what happens next. From the few chapters we have so far, it seems like it will be a fun ride.
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December 29, 2018
Status: Completed
PLEASE to whoever is translating this, please continue. I read the raws, and this one is definitely one of the stories at my top list.

This one has a f**king great plot. A f**king great characters. Id definitely read this again after a month or so. Im not gonna spoil anything since this one is a gem
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thisworldofmine1 rated it
December 26, 2018
Status: c6
Ohmygod, I love it already! I'm just gonna go find the raws now...

The story is definitely unique, original and really comedic! The two leads met through coincidence and still do after multiple times and it's hilarious that the ML thinks the MC is his "pup"arazzi! I really suggest you to read another great BL story by Can't Play Chess!
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rhianirory rated it
March 17, 2019
Status: Completed
this was a slower burn romance than many of the stories I've been reading lately and its mostly slice of life with some mystery and family politics thrown in. The MC is different in that he was happy in his life and didn't have the usual regrets and betrayal but got dragged into rebirth anyways. He decides right away that he wont "steal other peoples luck" so he doesn't use any of his foreknowledge to cheat (i admit would totally cheat if it were me in that situation). The author... more>> knows very little about photography and even less about the entertainment scene, but it does't matter.

she writes about the MCs mindset and obsession with photography rather than anything technical. I also don't understand him being a journalism major when all his classes are about taking pictures. Shouldn't he be a fine arts major with a focus on photography? He never seems interested in being a journalist, all his focus is on landscape and people, not news or stories.


the two don't fall madly in love at first sight and in fact start off by rubbing each other the wrong way and pissing one another off unintentionally. I like that the ML decides early on (after the fake account is found out) to be honest with the MC and that includes show him his worst sides (often childish and temperamental). At first the MC seems to hate him but the hate moves to tolerance, than to friendship, and finally to love; it's an interesting process to watch, though I did wish the MC was a little less clueless about his own feelings. one thing I didn't like is that the ML's family situation is overly complicated and melodramatic enough to make me roll my eyes. Scheming and back stabbing abound. Makes me nostalgic for books like You Boys Play Games which has almost zero drama and wangst in it. This would have been an easier story to read (and enjoy) without all the family crap dragging it out forever. The interactions between the ML and MC are great and their growth is interesting to watch but because of the family stuff I would say that over all this story is good but not great. <<less
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Tintl rated it
January 27, 2019
Status: c8
So good, I def recommend it.

The MC is not super shameless and plagiarizing. He won’t steal opportunities which is refreshing. He has good comradeship with his friends.

The ML is really funny and two-faced without being overbearing or shameless. Its hard to describe the ML, but I can say he’s my favorite ML and I’ve read QWtFotD transltd by Kez-sama, HowtDieaHeavyaMountTai, Let me shoulder this Blame, NeedtoProposetoSevenMen, etc.
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PotatoCakes rated it
January 10, 2019
Status: Completed
The novel is a fluffy slice of life piece that tastes sweeter than a Starbuck frappucino. The story is told mostly through the perspective of both the MC and ML and gives equal focuses on each of their professional & personal lives. They start off pretty much in love with each other, so it's mostly just heartwarming romance.

I enjoyed the focus on their professions and their time apart from each other. It makes the world richer and more well-rounded. However, the author seems to have a lack of... more>> understanding of both photography and entertainment. Some of the descriptions seem unrealistic at times, but understandable since it's a light novel.

The characters themselves are not super well written, but still adorable. The MC is a stereotypical BL MC. Similar to other novels, the MC can be a bit of a princess at times and get mad beyond what is necessary. The ML loses 70 IQ points when it comes to the MC. He's supposedly making all kinds of grand schemes against his evil step-mother, but also blows up MC's phone everyday and acts like a man child when MC is around.

If you don't take things to seriously, it's a fun novel - would recommend. <<less
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AliciaAlyss rated it
December 28, 2018
Status: Completed
It's really good! The story itself is quite unique because of the photography theme. It's interesting!

These should be major spoiler?
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The story focused on two things : MC ML relationship, and ML's life. But it's relies more at ML's life which is full of revenge. MC 'trip' to the past basically is to help ML. Either to help his career or help his private life. At the end of the story, MC often go back and forth to the present and past. It's quite confusing with mtl, but I know that either ML from the past or present will have a good closure.



Yeah, the present ML maybe won't die. He dreams that he met MC, but he doesn't remember it when he woke up. But he still feels a special feeling when he meet MC later. Those timeline is before he died. So it's a possibility he won't die. The story finished after that though. But it's still a relief.


That's enough spoiler right?? You can read it yourself~ Oh, I rate this 4 because the revenge is too complicated and it drag too long. But I don't really mind it. <<less
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Emaris rated it
December 24, 2018
Status: c5
This was so much fun! Interesting characters, actual challenges for the ML instead of the usualrich, powerful ML and an MC that seems so adult, yet some how cute at the same time. Looking forward to more chapters!!
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ElianaDiana rated it
December 23, 2018
Status: c4
I like how interesting the plot is, and the upright of MC's personality. It's still early in the story so I'm definitely in for the romances scene.

Thanks to translator-sama for picking up this novel!
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FanGirlNoha rated it
May 4, 2019
Status: c35
I've read the 8 translated chapters and MTLed through ch 35. This is a good read honestly. The relationship building is done quite well. There's no "love at first sight" bullsh*t, though the ML does feel something special for the MC since the beginning but it's not necessarily love. It takes quite a long time for him to understand his own feelings. ... more>>

As for the MC, upto ch 35 where I've left it in the MTL, he is still quite clueless about his emotions. The ML has a sudden epiphany though, after a certain type of dream he has regarding the MC... cough... smexy dreams... cough...


The MC and ML are also interesting because they're not the so called OP protagonists. (Although the ML is quite powerful and strategic, the MC is basically depending on his previous decade-long experience and talent. He's still not too OP though.) The side characters are interesting but I wish some characters were explored more since they have a lot of potential. Maybe it happens later on in the novel, so treat my view with a pinch of salt.

I could've written this after I was done with the whole novel but I REALLY wanted to rate this and give a review. I'm also starting to lose my patience with the MTL. So, I'm desperately hoping for the translator to start translating again. Or I hope someone else picks it up. Anyways, will give you updates if I can finish the MTL. <<less
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dwiggity95 rated it
April 30, 2019
Status: Completed
Read through MTL and I love it.

The way their relationship progresses is A+ and the way they tie the loose ends is 👌

5 stars
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Tutubitter rated it
June 4, 2019
Status: c12
I've read a lot of rebirth chinese novels before and they all seemed pretty much the same to me. I mean they were good and MCs were smart but THIS. THIS IS MY FAV. It's the same transmigration based story but I really really really like the fact that the MC wasn't all like "Who's hand pushed the film emperor out the window? I have to find out" and "Since I got the chance to be reborn I will become hella rich and successful and steal other people's opportunities for myself, teehee" or taking shortcuts to success or latching off of a golden thigh. Instead, he decides to live his life normally but towards a better future without trampling or stealing other's opportunities. I love that.

I love the refreshing feeling... more>> this whole novel gives me. Like it takes me back to when I was happy in college despite some struggles (still in college but not happy anymore ;-;). It's very light for the heart, sweet and fluff. It's medicine for my tired and stressed self. Specially after a long day of hard-work or after reading 'heavy' novels that somehow makes you view the world negatively and blackens your heart and mind and soul. This just cleanses me right.

Moreover, I just love the MC and ML. <<less
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attilde235 rated it
April 12, 2019
Status: Completed
Finished reading the whole thing last night using MTL and it was really good! The ending was satisfying and the extras were great! The pace of the entire story was really good and the ML, MC and side characters were really lovable. It's a nice twist on a old trope and overall very enjoyable. I recommend this to anyone who is in the mood for something sweet and adorable!
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Ambitious rated it
March 7, 2019
Status: c1
Loving the pace, plot, and characters so far - I like how the ML obviously already has his forceful personality, but doesn't quite yet have all the power to back it up, so he's definitely going to have to grow into it to be able to keep his little "pup" happy!
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Nadtutella rated it
June 4, 2019
Status: --
OMG! It must be one of the best BL novels I have read, humorous language, flow plot with twists and turns. He Bai’s life is so dramatic. He becomes a rich person for winning lottery, six million RMB in his bank account. Then, he experiences rebirth and only has six hundred RMB. Haha... I feel bad for him! So hilarious!
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caffeinefocus rated it
February 26, 2019
Status: Completed
One of my favorites; doesn't rely too much on the cheats provided by rebirth or the ML. Although this story doesn't really provide a believable lifestyle (or work/job) of a photographer (nor an actor, for that matter), it's still able to express something of a love for photography and taking photographs and the fascination and passion for it. Not the best out there, but the plot and MC's personality is enough to make it stand out from all the others, or at least enough for me to remember some of... more>> the details from this work even a year or two after reading it.



I kind of have expected that MC's death had something to do with ML's death in their previous lives but I wasn't able to figure out exactly how it happened. It was explained close to the end, of course. The MC was just a collateral damage from the ML's family's infighting, and died after having drunk a poisoned/drugged (?) bottled drink that was meant for the ML. He died after presenting photographic evidence to the police that ML was pushed from the building (?).

In summary, with MC's rebith, he became the ML's lucky charm.

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May 29, 2019
Status: c13
This story is not your typical rebirth story where the MC is abused to dead, then rebirth to take revenge on the abuser.

It's like the title said, a useless rebirth. The MC just suddenly rebirth with no clear purpose whatsoever. But he meet ML in this new life and might have been indirectly helping ML to move on with his life and career.

MC and ML personality balance with other, where MC is more of a sunny personality and ML is more of two-faced and white lotus kind of personality.

It's a... more>> good read, and kinda addictive when ML is dealing with his oppressors <<less
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Tekapyon rated it
March 31, 2019
Status: c8
I love it! Love it! Love iiiiiiiiitttt!!!!

The protagonist e ML are just too cute!!!! I can just say that this one is the kind were after you finish it's wort going back and reading again!!!
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AyanoItami rated it
March 1, 2019
Status: c8
I really like this author. How should I put it..... Their character actually have believable action. It's like I can potray it as a film in my head.

MC is so kind and considerate!! And his face and personality is cute. And the ML is childish, but have god-like face. It's really moe!
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mrews rated it
February 22, 2019
Status: Completed
Unlike any other rebirth novels, He Bai, the MC did not have any unfinished grievance nor have any desire to face slap people. In fact, he thought this whole rebirth business as an annoyance at first and curse the ML (Di Qiuhe) for being whole trigger to his rebirth in the first place.

Instead, this novel tells the story about how MC and ML mets agian and again, and how the ML get fond of the MC and tries to chases him instead the other way around. In fact, it's really... more>> nice to read a novel where the MC didnt revolves around the ML for once, that He Bai have his own friends and dreams and life outside ML, and while his interest (photography) and ML's job as an actor can collide, its not always so. And the ML is not the typically cold, handsome and perfect ML we've seen in many BL novels, he's flawed and a bit immature. The whole romance between MC and ML is handled pretty well, with the ML chasing MC and MC falls in love slowly.

This novel is very sweet and lighthearted. The few antagonist the story have was quickly introduced and resolved by the story, and the supporting cast is okay but not very memorable as a whole. Its a quick and light reading, 4/5 stars <<less
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