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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dtfyg rated it
August 20, 2019
Status: c20
Note: I actually think this should be 2.5* but the rating right now is way too inflated by thirsty fujoshis.

If you happen to be a fujoshi just looking for another BL to inhale the fluff out of, then go ahead, you'll probably enjoy this like all the other 5* ratings.

Otherwise, if you're looking for a BL with any sort of thought put behind it, then keep looking.

This is a novel that throws away all sense of logic, plot and meaning for quick snippets fluff. Yup one of those. If you've... more>> been reading this genre lately, you can probably already guess the MC and ml's traits and personality. MC is a meat head who can't think logically whenever a thing concerns the ML. The space time laws itself are bent by his logic and naivety. ML is a shameless possessive top who only has looks and his libido in mind.

The plot is also as plain as you can get. 30 year old MC goes back in time and instantly his personality becomes that of a 10 year old. He "coincidentally" meets the ML every 10 secs and ML just randomly likes him (or maybe its cuz of his looks). I'd like to think that this novel has some sort of theme, idea behind it, but thats clearly expecting too much.

I wish some serious yaoi writers existed rather than just the community of fujoshis who can only ever write from the shou/uke perpective. <<less
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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*cking great plot. A f*cking 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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Saffari rated it
August 7, 2019
Status: c35
I read the good reviews and was looking forward to reading the story but was quite disappointed. The MC is interesting and compelling enough, but what ruined it for me was the ML. To be blunt, I found him difficult to like. He is quite overbearing and doesn't really think much of the MC's comfort.

So far, he's been catfishing the MC in their chat, pretending to be a lovely young girl with a difficult home life that parallel his own. He guilttrips the MC into doing things for this "poor... more>> younger sister" often telling him "I want to kill myself" and "I'm going to run away from home!". ML is supposed to be a charismatic Film Emperor but his charisma is really just him being an overbearing narcissist. Reading their scenes together just makes me think, "Ah, MC deserves better."

Whenever they meet together and when he accosts the MC's location thru his catfish account, their activities are always centered on MC catering to his whims. "Oh, it's MC's birthday and he doesn't remember? Let me make him believe it's MY birthday, act all putiful and make him, the struggling college student, pay for my meals and waste his time as I make him accompany me play on the arcade and steal the camera he borrowed from a professor as a prank. Let's cause him undue stress! Lol, I'll just send the camera to his dorm together with a cake later.", "Oh, brother is in computer town?" 30 mins. Later ML is taking him back to his car, making MC unwell because of his driving and making MC cook for him and wash the dishes.

He makes the MC believe he is comforting a vulberable young girl in his chat and coerces him into sending voice recordings with a romantic hint. I just found him despicable and disgusting. MC is always left tired and stressed whenever they meet and he losses more than gains.

This is the kind of story where MC exists solely for the ML's fortune. Just as his "lucky star". The result? The retribution to the bad guys doesn't really feel satisfying since the ML seems to be just as bad as the rest of them. <<less
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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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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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auraizen rated it
October 6, 2019
Status: c113
Is this bad? Not necessarily. Is the rating inflated? Definitely. 4.6-4.7 is way too high when you compare this to other works rated this high.

I saw that this had relatively fast updates so I decided to wait until it was done being translated to binge read this. Except, turns out the chapters were being split up into multiple pieces so "Chapter 113" is nowhere near the end of the novel. Okay. I'm peeved.

The concept of this is unique, I'll give it that. But when you read a novel, you'd at... more>> least expect to like the main characters. Not these ones, they're dumb. MC is technically 30 but acts like he's half of that. A literal child. ML is an ass and treats everyone like crap. He goes behind people's backs and does things without considering the consequences and repeatedly makes MC mad/sad. Then MC blacklists him and ML whines and gets forgiven after a few days. Cycle repeats. That's what their relationship is still at for so many chapters.

Another aspect, MC is photographer. As someone who has barely any knowledge of photography, I can clearly see the author has zero knowledge of photography. It's all made up. Think how sports in sports animes are shown compared to the actual sport but this does it worse.

I could go on for a while but I'd probably bore people.

This can be considered about average or a bit above when it comes to all BL novels. It gets somewhat infuriating though. NU's rating for this should be at ~4.2. The quality of this fits with other novels around there.



Quote by ML: I'm a cute girl with a huge dick.

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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?
... more>>

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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softmatcha rated it
October 25, 2019
Status: c134
Reading every update has been such a chore, I was forcing myself to skim just to be done with the story sooner. Unfortunately, I'll be dropping this before I can finish.

It starts with an intriguing premise but ends up being a very middling story that tries to be more than it actually is. Definitely lost its grounding along the way when you consider how increasingly absurd the family drama is, as well as how conveniently the plot paves the way for the leads' success.

Their "romance" revolves around immaturity and irresponsibility... more>> which makes their relationship by far more irritating than cute:


They constantly bicker like children, purposefully turn off their phones or hang up on each other, will (want to) drop their duties and responsibilities to supposedly display how selfless they are in caring for the other party.

DQH is especially guilty of being emotionally manipulative and deceptive, but HB doesn't respond even remotely to DQH's childishness like an adult in his 20s, let alone the 30 year old he's supposed to mentally be. Especially after having lived through young adulthood once!

I don't know, from the author's writing I just get the impression that I'm reading about 2 teens playing house in grown-up shoes. DQH doesn't seem to carry any professionalism as an actor as he goes around and "sneaks" off a lot but somehow rarely gets noticed (or acknowledged for it). HB doesn't act like he's 30 and his photography skills are apparently so innately awesome he can cross industries and styles purely through solo field practice (for like 1 or 2 chapters) and a few hours of post-processing.


So yeah, don't let the premise bait you into thinking it's an emotionally sweet story when it's just a running commentary of 2 kids bantering. <<less
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Youkonos rated it
August 14, 2019
Status: c56
The story itself is nothing particularly special, but rather fun, making for a good light read. The translation, however, is extremely rough. While you can tell what's happening in the large part, it's rather painful to read and sorely in need of an editor. While the rate of update somewhat makes up for the poor quality, it still makes an average story painful to get through so take heed if you decide to pick this one up.
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nekomemeow rated it
July 18, 2019
Status: c31
i have been holding off reading this novel because there wasn't much chapters released yet but today, I couldn't resist the temptation and also because I don't want to do my job lmao ANYWAY, my decision turned out to be the best that I made today because this story is CUTE AS HECK !!!!!!!!!!!! AAAHHH and it is a new take on the rebirth too!!! I just...

i wonder......................... if the ML is a reborn but like... its just my wishful thinking hehe BUT YEAH

This story is great so far and... more>> I'm so looking forward to more updates in the future!! Thank you for your hardwork translator-sama!!!! love uuuuu!!!!!! <<less
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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 was 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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Tutubitter rated it
June 4, 2019
Status: c103
What to like about this novel:


  • MC is hardworking and strives for success by his own abilities. He doesn't grab onto a golden thigh or steal other's opportunities.
  • MC is not portrayed too femininely. He is just that cute college guy you see walking by that always seems to be followed by sunshine anywhere he goes and exudes that refreshing scent.
  • ML is smart and cunning. But at the same time a puppy. He's the real puppy, not pup-arazzi. Yes, a two-face.
  • ML is a very sweet child. Yes, child. But only towards his love.
  • MC and ML's bonds with their friends are tight. Fun, reliable on needed times, and loyal. Your typical friendship you'd grow old with.
  • As for the villains, they aren't effin stoopid. Except the Qin daughter (Chunhua?). They're scheming sly foxes.

  • The way their relationship progresses is done very well. So far; Acquaintances, to friends, to close friends. You'll see step by step how they get attracted to each other and how they'll realise their feelings.
  • The feelings you'll get as you read is; sweet, fluffy, ray of sunshine, relatable, funny. Definitely not boring.
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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" bullshit, 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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Tearlesereph rated it
December 23, 2019
Status: c200
This novel is super cute! He Bai (MC) gets thrown back a good ten years into the past without understanding why, somehow meets Qiuhe (ML) within the first week and from then on, it was fate! Their interactions are super cute, all the secondary and even tertiary characters are well fleshed out. You get to know and feel for the roommates, the assistants, the clientele He Bai meets, etc. One thing I was really impressed with was the technicalities. He Bai is a professional landscape photographer in his past life... more>> and in his "redo" he learns how to do portrait photography. With the reader, we learn a lot of technical aspects, lighting, technology, etc regarding photography. Normally with character careers, the authors usually don't go into details. It kind of made me want to try out with a camera myself, lol.

There's barely any angst, and any struggles the characters go through gets resolved quickly. Perhaps too quickly for some readers who are looking for their characters to undergo pain and suffering. I'm very happy with the story's progress though, when I escape into a novel, especially one set in modern times, I don't want to read any angst and pain. Just fluff and lots of face-slapping. <<less
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Catzun rated it
August 30, 2019
Status: c8
I've read all the way to c8 and gonna mtl the rest.

However, from what I've seen... this novel has the capacity to be really, really good. It was interesting so far when I was reading it, and had a lovely cp.

But the current translator is kinda... lacking. Better off mtl-ing.
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