Perfect Superstar


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Lu Chen had a dream, an incredibly long dream.. The dream world was familiar yet at the same time unfamiliar. Singer, actor, freelance writer, he actually went through three sections of different lives in a dream world! When he woke up, Lu Chen thus embarked on a bright road of becoming a perfect superstar!

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Wan Mei Da Ming Xing
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MisheruBookish rated it
September 24, 2016
Status: c807
I really love this novel along with IRAS! There are some similarities, but the MC here don't really fight or cuss others unlike Zhang Ye.

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I love this novel because the couple here are so sweet and has a cute love story and moments. MC here is also a mature guy and multi-talented. There is also an update or chapter release everyday around 9 PM and 11 PM in GMT +8. And according to the author, the book is also already close to its ending.

The MC here is a handsome guy who have the memories of three people who died from a different world. These three guys were a singer, an actor and a freelance writer who did not really attained the success they dreamed until they died in the same accident.

For some reason, Lu Chen dreamed these three lives and acquired their abilities and knowledge. And so, Lu Chen used those abilities along with his good looks and maturity to make his way to showbiz.


Love Interest:


Chen Feier: A famous singer and judge of a contest that Lu Chen joined. She is 6 years older than LC and became his girlfriend. At first their relationship is a secret due to some reasons and after the TV series and some works they have done together, they decided to make their relationship in public. They are an OP Couple that I cant help but love them.

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OddJobs rated it
April 5, 2018
Status: Completed
If you're fed up with all those xianxia, xuanhuan, level/game system, isekai novels.

Read this 10/10

    • No wimpy MC
    • MC have a cheat but not too OP
    • Likeable characters
    • No Harem
    • Good Plot
    • Enjoyable 919 chapters
    • No arrogant youngmasters
    • Good slow romance
    • Even though the focus is mainly about chinese music if you try to skip those parts it is still entertaining and fun to read.
    • I read 919 chaps in mtl and its far more better than most novels I've read before.
  • Shame that the novel ended to early

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May 19, 2017
Status: c9
Well, the title is accurate from the get-go. There's no need for the MC to embark on a road to become a perfect superstar, since he's more than two-thirds down it already; all he's missing is to be recognized as one, because he's gotten the skills overnight. He also has impossibly fast songwriting skills... *grumble* It doesn't matter how well you know a song, it should take more than fifteen minutes to type out just its lyrics and melody *end grumble*.

The novel quickly presents beautiful women, mean and feeble-minded antagonists... more>> whose primary reason for existence is to get their faces slapped, and always-wowed audiences. On the other hand, though lucky breaks seem to keep popping up, they're not necessarily the best choices for the MC to take, which is more authentic. The story has a soft charm to it at times, which hopefully won't disappear after the MC leaves the low levels. It's got humor, too.

So, yea, although its MC is a nice guy, this novel is more akin to I'm Really a Superstar and I'm in Hollywood, rather than Top Management, God of Music, or God of Cooking, whose protagonists live in more realistic worlds with realistic characters and actually have to grow their skills. I've come to find this novel's kind of automatic winning to be pretty boring, as its MC's successes lack value instead of being rewarding as real triumphs or accomplishments would have been. But if you prefer wish-fulfillment and more-or-less unrivaled MCs, I think you'll enjoy this story. And you might end up enjoying it even if you dislike such things, because it's got a gentleness that most such stories lack. <<less
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toumatoes rated it
October 16, 2018
Status: c600
In the beginning, I really liked the story and had high expectations for it. Even though the protagonist plagiarizes 100% of the time (don't do this at home, everyone), I allowed it because the story was interesting. I mean, I gritted my teeth and mtled the first ~600 chapters, y'know? But, in the end, I got disappointed.

Beware of minor spoilers and major spoilers will be under the spoilers tag! Here I go.

The story in general at the start I would rate 3-4 stars but then it slid down to 1-2... more>> at around 400-600 chapters in. Why? It got irritatingly predictable and the protagonist is the epitome of absurd perfection. He's honestly so overwhelmingly perfect it disgusts me. I mean, sure, he has the memories and abilities of 3 people (and that's really already OP enough) so he can act, compose, sing, play the guitar and piano, write, fight, even cook very well, is handsome and he's always calm. The obstacles he faces seem major but then he steps over it so simply that there's a severe lack of tension. The protagonist doesn't face difficulties with managing his time at all too. Like sure it gets mentioned that he's busy but there isn't really a struggle that it gets harder and harder to connect with him.


For example:

Protagonist wrote the script (acted as the main lead and composed the music too, whoo boy) for a series and everyone expected it to do worse than another series with a bigger budget, famous actors/actresses, more advertising, etc. At first, the rating showed that the other series was doing much better but then his series soon overtook the other and shocked the world. For the next drama series and movie, rinse and repeat this process. The reason for the rival series/drama/movie failing is similar too: boring plot (foreshadowing lol). Yeah, it got this predictable and bland.

On the topic of acting, the author barely mentions his acting at all. I mean, composing and acting are completely separate from each other but author basically just said: "he got no NGs" and went with it. Like, uh? Sure, he got that one actor's soul in him (that he could practically do martial arts and parkour no problem) but there must be more he could learn from others and explain about (camera angles, techniques or even portrayal of emotions in his acting) but I can hardly remember any mention of it. It's like acting is just a side note to the protagonist's perfection. Author: "I don't describe it but guess what, he's perfect in this too!"

In the end, the plagiarism got to me because of how fast the protagonist whips out new (plagiarized) songs. It's like he can compose 10 songs in a week no problem, with lyrics and being classics and charting and all. And not to mention the nationalism in the author's writing. Good god. (Reminds me he can speak an entirely different dialect fluently and nobody really questions his flimsy excuse either.) At chapter 600, it's basically the author telling the readers to lick the protagonist's feet aka story went to the obviously self-fulfilling direction.

Also, this is just me being nitpicky but he romances a woman several years older than himself (which is not a problem, I personally think it's sweet and one of the good points of this novel, especially the fact that she's successful and can stand on her own two feet... though debatable on her acting career and comeback album because it's the protagonist that pushed her through fame with his works... but her insecurities about her relationship and age actually makes her more real than the protagonist) and there's really no bumps in their relationship at all. I mean, it's just straightforward pining then being together, etc. that it's kind of... superficial? A romance that has no negatives and only positives. Not saying the relationship should be continuous drama or anything but it feels like it's just there for the kicks and convenience.

I got more to say but the point is that the author made the protagonist so in-your-face perfect, it's scary (nobody really suspects of his sudden, huge changes too haha).


Huh, what did you say? Character development? What's that? Lol.

A good point is probably the way he cares about his family (minor spoilers: and his misunderstanding with his older sister). Also, I personally like online reactions/interactions because they're funny. The protagonist doesn't ditch his fans (minor spoilers: from his streaming platform) so he takes his time to interact with them, which I admit is a nice detail. He's nice to his fans but well, being overly nice is a problem too with stalkers and all. Reminds me that it kinda lacks the complications and darkness of the entertainment world but oh well.

TL;DR final rating is 1.5, rounded down to 1 star. It's enjoyable the first, say, 300 chapters but imo, not worth continuing after that. <<less
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OtongSlayer rated it
May 25, 2017
Status: c320
Read my review for a quick judgement.

This is actually my first review after reading countless KR, CN, and JP novels in NU. But this series really deserve it.

MC is eternally grateful for FMX's memories, he know he's no better than others without it, so his ambition is to let the world hear his name and his teacher FMX, while helping the people around him. The story is good, the author has done a good job explaining the complexity of entertainment world. No cockroaches enemies and fast conflict.

The pacing is quite... more>> fast, author clearly has a plan for the story.


Yet, I am dismayed to see how the author didn't explore deep enough FMX's memories other than skills and their work experience. They have seen through the bitter life of entertainment, but the author didn't mention any of their experience other than in early chapter and failed to integrated it to Lu Chen. E.g:

    • Lu Chen didn't even confirm his memories by searching through net of important figures in FMX's memories.
    • Their other life memories should be mentioned often, not just their work experience, to explain how it makes Lu Chen personallity as of now.

Here, Lu Chen is a polar opposite of Zhang Ye, which is a good and..., a bad thing. A good thing is that he is likeable, polite, and kind. The other is

how he doesn't have any negative and show a little of author self - insertment, yet this can be fixed by fixing the aforementioned points. I know he lived 3 lifes, but come on.


The other supporting characters, I can say that the author has successfully fleshed out. Character development and romance enough to make me got a diabetes for the gentle and fluffiness.

The other, this novel is not a harem (ThankGod), MC attracted plenty of girls, but didn't make a deeper move towards them, but instead more to his career. But, as of my reading chapter the heroine has been pointed out, but I will not spoiler it.

As of chapter 320, I can relate at some aspects that this series is similar to I Am the Monarch. That is, career climbing, fast conflict, and MC personallity. So if you like I am the Monarch and other kinds, you might try this.

So far the story is still solid, despite the negative points I pointed earlier, I really can't lower the rating below 5. I might edit this review again soon enough. <<less
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CloudDaoist rated it
July 27, 2019
Status: Completed
Real rating : 4.5 (CN Web novel standard)

Well it's not perfect.. But it's definitely a light and enjoyable slice of life read..

Good part :

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  1. Loyal MC (No Harem)
  2. No Arrogant youngmaster
  3. No almost got raped shit
  4. MC is not a pussy
  5. Enjoyable side character
  6. Light to read
Lacking part :

  1. No major conflict
  2. MC keep plagiarism work from other world
  3. Lack of tension
  4. Lack of drama between character
  5. Female lead being with MC too early
  6. MC can do anything & never fail
  7. MC have super rich influential buddy as plot armor
  8. Repetitive
  9. No major antagonist
  10. Predictable
  11. Lack of detail about his project
  12. Lot of plot hole
Q : Wait.. The lacking part is more than the good part.. Why you rated it so high ?

A : Because a lot of CN WN have this kind of issue but still get high rating and this one despite having that much of cons was manage to keep me entertained, so basically in CN Webnovel standard, it's really good compared with others. This novel audience is for people who love light slice of life story read. <<less
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BlackSpring rated it
May 30, 2018
Status: c31
I love this story. Especially the fact that he doesn't go around insulting and being super aggressive to other people like the other characters with powers/ knowledge usually do. And it also shows that despite knowing everything he needs to be a star, he still has to go through the system and meet obstacles that normal people have to.
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Faye rated it
April 3, 2017
Status: Completed
So glad that finally somebody pick this up

Plot story is almost the same as IRAS, however this one revolves around entertainment industry

MC inherit memories of 3 different ppl with different talents. The abundant of knowledge just like Zhang Ye with the original literature, this MC got almost the same thing

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the way he goes about his business on entertainment industry is actually logical and provides more immersive story telling than IRAS. Too bad that the story doesn't go until he film the IP-man series, the author ended the story right when he feels it's okay to end. Not fulfilling at all, but an acceptable ending

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March 2, 2020
Status: Completed
slightly below mediocre or maybe a average at best. If you're going to read this then prepare for countless of useless face slapping random mobs and characters. It's your typical trash tier CN novel where face slapping is a must in every arcs, plots, settings. Also even the plot are always repeating. MC newbie offends sum Bigshots, people trashtalk and downgraded, MC performs and boom face slapped. Then rinse and repeat. Next, he sold his classic song (that made it to #1 song in their countries music chart and can... more>> rival song writers who sell theirs for millions) to some bigshot for hundred thousands and the said bigshot earned hundred millions then the bigshot came to MC again to buy his music again, you'd expect the MC will sell his song for millions but no. He wants 200, 000. He's family is in deep shìt of millions of debt so he wants to earn money but author dumb af. The numbers (online views, moneys, audience, populations etc.) in this novel doesn't make sense at all. I'm guessing author doesn't know how to count numbers. And yes, you will hate chinese people here in this novel because they were portrayed as backstabb*ng bastards, always scheming useless things, dumbass*s who gets easily swayed and a bunch of thieves. Always finding ways to steal peoples songs and no originality. They even copy foreign music in other countries (japan, europe, korea and america) then slightly change some bits of it and declare it is their own song. They are even proud as hell.

If you want to read a face slapping novel where author always find useless things to trashtalk MC about so the MC is somehow weak and downgraded but then tada he face slapped all people whoever trashtalked to him on every single arcs. <<less
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Turtleboy rated it
January 31, 2020
Status: Completed
Early chapter is good, but its just repeated after that.

Expecially in the last 100 chapter, author didnt know what to write anymore, so the ending is have a feeling of rushed, no, everyone clearly can see if it was rushed ending.

Fortunately there is no racism in this novel. So I will give this 4 star.

... more>> Maybe for iras fans they will like it, but for me, nah.

*You can read it till completed in mtlnovel or comrademao, its much more readable than lnmtl.

If you like showbiz novel, then try "im in hollywood". The writing is superb, its like you read professional writer. And there is no nationalism or whatsoever, since the MC is reincarnated to white american. <<less
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apsisodia rated it
July 7, 2019
Status: Completed
Update-: 4 stars (-1star for too much Nationalism)

I like this book. There are no annoying rich heirs. The thing I love most about this book MC's nature. He knows that his success is largely related to his dream so he does not act arrogant. He is completely loyal to his Gf. He doesn't raise other girls expectations by being intimate with them like that dickhead in novel "still, wait for me". There's no stupid plotlines either like MC saving the beauty.

This novel isn't perfect either. For ex. Nationalism is... more>> strong with this one (like hating japanese, considering Mangolia to be a part of China when it is a separate country, etc.) There are no serious setbacks in MC's career. All of his problems are easily solved. There's lack of tension. There's no major badguy. Despite all of these flaws, I enjoyed reading it. You should read it if you are in the mood of light read. This is no dramatic story. (Sorry for my English) <<less
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Keisotsuna rated it
December 16, 2018
Status: Completed
It was a wonderful journey!! I really love celebrity stories, but its hard to find one that can actually satisfy me and encourage me to read till the last chapter. And this is one of them! I can't believe I read the MTL (which is surprisingly much better than all the other MTLs I've ever read combined) of 919 chapters! I have never been so patient with MTLs that long.

This is, as many other reviews stated, similar to IRAS (I'm Really A Superstar) in a way that the MC,

Lu Chen, uses classic songs, films, and novels from the real world (or in his case, the 'dream world') to his own world to rise to fame. But don't judge, the more you read the more you'll find it endearing and... more>> different from IRAS.

The differences?

    • Lu Chen is a very loyal man and doesn't have ambiguous or intimate contacts and relationships with other women. He draws a clear line between friendship and romance. He remains loyal to his lover all throughout the story.
    • Lu Chen isn't as thick-skinned and shameless as Zhang Ye of IRAS (though I do like Zhang Ye's amusing character). He is kind, honest, and generous. He is mature and rational, yet upholds his own ideals and principles. He doesn't holds grudges because in business, he knows there is only eternal interests.
    • Rather than literary works, Lu Chen's career revolves on singing and films. He also became the pioneer of contemporary martial arts works in the country, reviving the declining state of martial arts films and novels.
    • Lu Chen tries his best to give credits to the three people in his dream world by spreading their name as his teachers, as his respect for them.
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March 16, 2020
Status: c180
I really like this novel, unlike IRAS the MC isn't a racist. Also he knew that without FMX he wouldn't be where he is now, he stayed humble, but not timid. And I really like Lu Chen because he was gifted with the memories of FMX he still try his best to learn new skills with his own effort unlike the MC of IRAS, that would just wait for the system to give him different skills. Lu Chen also knows how to respect woman.
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sachiika rated it
March 27, 2018
Status: c919
I've finished reading this. Its kinda similar to IRAS but there are major differences, first, I like the way that the MC isnt rude to the people who looks down on him, instead, he quietly waits for a proper time and let the result show they are all wrong. Second, he is loyal to his lover despite having so many temptations here and there. Third, he really made use of the knowledge he gained from another world to succeed but he never forgot the people who helped him and moreover,... more>> he helps the poor, the sick. He's tagline has always been "the greater the ability, the greater the responsibility". Fourth reason, his fans are classy, like the MC, they are smart and they know when to strike back.

There are only a few things that can be improved about this novel would be, first, It left me with wanting more. It felt like, it can still go on, an epilogue or something that will explain what happens in the end to other supporting characters. (But hey, reading through the story, you'll have an idea what happened to them.) I kinda want to a time skip though after the last chapter.

I wanna see them get married! It ended with a proposal and known Chan Feier is pregnant. I wanna know if its a girl or a boy!

Second thing, It would be great if they could explain why of all people in the world, it's him who received the memories of the three people from another world.

Overall, it's a good web novel to read to pass the time when you're under stress, from work or from school, you can read this novel to change your mood. It's a lightweight story, though there are annoying characters but hey, it always ended up with something fun.

I know a lot of people will say that this is similar to IRAS, but that's only on the surface, but both MC are totally different. I like the MC of perfect superstar way more and the story is more believable. At first a lot of people looks down on him but after seeing the results of what he can do, he gained recognition which he deserves. But of course there are still some who insist that he's not that amazing, but they always ended up having to eat their words after seeing the result. This is what made this story believable. <<less
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September 23, 2019
Status: --
I enjoyed reading this story a lot. I finished reading the novel using mtl. I might have fried my brains a little but it was totally worth it. I got hooked into reading this novel since I like reading showbiz oriented novels. I am still hoping that this novel will be fully translated in the future.


this novel is not harem. There are no face slapping or I your father moments which made reading this more enjoyable. The ending is a happy one, well for the ML and fl.

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auroraRMC rated it
May 24, 2019
Status: Completed
First new LN I've read in quite a while.
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Wasn't disappointed. This topic wasn't exactly original—while I was reading it I kept being reminded of another LN I've read this year, which has almost exactly the same premise and plot, and even many of the same songs. I do enjoy having all of these songs so that I can look them up and sometimes remember some old classic Chinese songs that I may have forgotten. I do like that the MC is pretty OP but still humble and down-to-earth, and he is devoted to his FL, who is also a very strong and powerful celebrity in her own right. He may have a lot a lot of admirers, but he does control himself pretty well, and we are always stuffed with a lot of dog food the entire way through. I enjoy the Weibo-esque commentary, as well as the good friendships he builds with people, along with his very old friends who he helps up. His OPness is always very satisfying, along with the face-slapping, which isn't too much. The only thing is that it does get really repetitive and the ending is immensely unsatisfying. Like there's so much more you can cover! You foreshadow about him getting on the Oscars podium but stop before he's even close to going to the US! She gets pregnant but you don't even show their marriage or their child! I feel like the author really was like alright this is going on too long, I'm just gonna chop it off right here. A shame bc I would have liked to see him progress more.

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Rosver rated it
January 24, 2019
Status: --
It is good.

There are a lot of things to admire about this story. Many of the characters are interesting. The protagonist is a good person. The songs and other works are utilized in a respectful manner. There is just a lot of good things to say about this story.

But, it does have its faults. The faults aren't big, but they do come off as annoying. One is its repetitive writing. I know this is standard for Chinese webnovels to be wordy and repetitive to increase word count or something, but... more>> that doesn't change that this is not a good practice. It means many of what you read are not necessary and has no point in the story.

There is also the lack of actual challenges for the protagonist. The author do try to present something as a challenge but it barely do anything to the protagonist. Most seems to resolve themselves without the protagonist's involvement or effort.

And considering the lack of challenges, the story rather slow pace is unwanted. The lack of challenges means there is a lack of tension. Having the story unfold slowly does makes it boring.

And while I said that the protagonist is a good person... really good, in fact. He is too good to a fault. He is just, so perfect. No flaws whatsoever. Though, I do give this story some slack for having such a character as the protagonist. This story kinda present itself as a feel good novel. It is something you read to relax. It doesn't want to give you too much tension and a protagonist like this fits the rather well. The problem isn't exactly that the protagonist is too perfect, the problem is more like the story doesn't make the protagonist interesting. Like, the enjoyment you'll get from this story is the circumstances that surrounds the protagonist and not much from the protagonist itself.

Overall, a good story. Not great, but good enough especially as a feel good story. <<less
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Noahjeno rated it
June 9, 2018
Status: c400
The story is very good. Both ML and FL characters are likable. Author wrote the book in a good pace. We get to know lot of local knowledge. Only thing preventing me from rating 5 is lack of strong challenges. MC faces some difficulties which are solved pretty quickly. He pretty much have solutions for every thing. MC as a singer/song writer is more pronounced than as actor or writer so far. Author has done some serious work for this novel and it worked very well
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An Anxious Idiot rated it
May 14, 2018
Status: c31
I wish the translated version of this novel is already finished or released. Compared to IRAS (or for any KR, CN, and JP novels I've read so far), I'm certainly enjoying this story more. But my judgement may be invalid considering I'm new to these types of things. The number of Web Novels I've read can be simply be counted by one's hand. Regardless, I highly recommend this novel, especially if you're tired of reading all those stories with ridiculously OP MCs, never ending and unnecessary conflicts, and a for-some-reason-you-are-unable-to-kill-them-no-matter-what-you-do... more>> antagonist. <<less
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Supremo rated it
February 5, 2018
Status: c26
This novel is like IRAS but for me this novel is more interesting because it revolves around the entertainment industry and I really like how the MC use his memories he got.
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