Qing Kuang


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Huo Ran, infamous for his quick temper throughout the school, his skills at basketball got him appointed captain of the school team in his first year.

Kou Chen, the transfer student that liked to boast. There were all sorts of rumours about him: that he had a good family background. That the reason he’d transferred from far away was because he’d hit a teacher. That he was exceptionally good at fighting.

These two, who had clashed during a basketball match in the previous semester and were left with unfavorable impressions of each other, have now been allocated into the same class.

Would sparks fly?

…Probably, but perhaps not in the way you’d expect.

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hngyxn rated it
January 7, 2021
Status: c36
Hi! I'm the new translator :)

Please, please, please read this novel. It's lighthearted, fluffy and absolutely hilarious. I love the characters, and Wu Zhe ALWAYS DELIVERS.

While there is a copious amount of swearing, that's what makes it so fun to translate it's very realistic coming from the fact that they're teenage boys, well, teenagers in general.

... more>> I don't have too much to say as I read while I translate, but so far I'm loving it!

There are fluffy moments, sad moments, and mostly, funny moments. A good read to pass the time, and a good read to waste your time as well, LOL <<less
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zqlskos rated it
January 1, 2023
Status: Completed
Hey, I'm the latest translator, I've debated picking this novel up for a while since the other translations were dropped, and I decided to do it because I really do want more people to read one of my favorites. And I very much plan to see it through to the end :)

I'm always in the mood for some fluffy romance, and Qing Kuang is really just that. There's pretty much zero angst (a bit of family drama), and just focuses on how the relationship between the MC and ML... more>> develops from friendship into romance. There's lot's of humor, as well as really heartwarming scenes especially after they get together. It also features a few cameos of characters from other Wu Zhe books that takes place in the same universe.

I really recommend this if you're looking for something lighthearted. <<less
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solivagantsoul rated it
September 16, 2020
Status: Completed
an enjoyable read indeed! Watching the journey of the two's interaction up to the point the get together was a pleasure. Although I do admit that they got together a bit not quickly but suddenly. Like one second they are just friends, another they realize their feeling and boom! They're together in the next moment. I can understand the MC because he had a period where he was unsure and contemplating but for ML it was like an aah! Moment.

things I liked about the novel

  • the relationship between the two is equal and fair.
  • drama was just right, not too much and not too little either.
  • in this novel the MC and ML are more relatable and more like high school kids rather than acting OP. The ML is very ordinary grades wise even a poor student unlike other novels where ML is portrayed as a learning God and an all-rounder but he does have great strength and fighting skills while the MC is also just an average student only that he is the captain of the basketball team.
  • the friendship among the guys is so lovely in that in other similar novels you'd see that all the protags friend's have immense worship for them and tend to put themselves in a lower position, whereas here all are just ordinary equal friends who are there for each other when needed. No one is above the other.
things I disliked

  • some plot holes like what actually happened to MC in childhood to lose a brother
  • the novel does have extreme fluff moments where you'd cry 'awwwwwww' as well as intense hard throb moments. The romance IMO was pretty plain and straightforward. While kisses were shown an snu snu moment was just concluded in a paragraph or two with boring wordings, even that only appeared in 2 chapters probably.
  • this is probably the major point being that we are not shown the chapter where they come out to their families and have a confrontation. Even didnt happen with the ML's sisters bf where he had suspected but then felt he was wrong.
  • ML's life is pretty blank for the most part esp his old school life and personal hobbies etc. Comes off as 2D character only. I dont even know what his dad actually even does.
  • another thing is that since both protags are exceptional in sports and average/very poor in their studies, why should they not apply to be sports students?especially ML considering how mad he is academically but can clearly ace sports wise.
  • throughout we are not even told what direction the kids want to take for further studies. Like what do they plan on becoming? They never discussed this nor do we have any chapter showing us what jobs they chose and their success in it or maybe campus life kinda thing. For me I though that ML will end up in either a military school or police academy with how good he was at fighting and observing people. Not to mention the multiple dealings with the police in the novel.
  • some characters were brought up yet quickl forgotten with no explanation at all. They just vanished! Annoying.
it was actually a fun read and I loved their relationship. While not the most satisfied with the ending it was a great book overall.
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pHantomRJ rated it
June 26, 2021
Status: c1
After reading the 1st chapter I fell in love again with Wu Zhe writing style...

What to say? You want good dialogues between the characters you will get it. Do you want enmity between characters Sweetly, you will get it. You want the young vibrancy of school life, you will get it. Sports? You will get it.

For me, I can get the things I expect I can get it here but the translation is in Hiatus.

It hurts badly, please pick it up quickly someone with a kind heart.
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Iamher rated it
June 5, 2021
Status: Completed
Stumbled my way here after reading SAYE because I liked the author's writing style!

Qing Kuang is written very realistically. The plot flowed smoothly and the interaction between the characters were natural and didn't feel forced. (Specially the falling in love part)

Which is something the author was able to portray in all their novels.

... more>> And I loved how the novel showed me that, misunderstandings can be resolved as long you try to interact and communicate well.

This novel really showed how characters can actually come to life even though they're merely fictional, as long as they're written well. And for me, that's what a novel should be.

I'm hoping for more extras from the author! Lots of love (◍•ᴗ•◍) ❤



(*^3^) /~♡

muahhh <<less
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Soulfill rated it
September 21, 2020
Status: Completed
I love this novel! This is very much a light-hearted novel. The ML is very funny, he honestly boasts a lot which is often with a comedic undertone. He isn't really obnoxious but it is understandable why the MC is occasionally annoyed by him. The MC is the type of person who is softer towards his friends than strangers. This story while in MC's POV has a few scenes in the ML's POV. This is ultimately the MC's experiences going through a new school year.

The ML is also the touchy-feely... more>> type towards the MC only, which the ML points out during the confession scene. I'd call this a high school story with a lowkey romance. The ML at the beginning already calls the MC ''little cutie" and "Ran Ran" so one might be more unsure over when the ML started liking the MC. You're mostly de-sensitised to what gestures are coded romantic since the ML is pretty physically affectionate towards the MC.

Definitely a late romance. Minimalistic family drama was appreciated. I wouldn't exactly call the ML 2d, he does have his quirks. He has conflicts but he is a normal high school boy. His boasting personality trait eclipses a great deal. The latter part of the story has the ML's family conflicts, which isn't a lot. But this novel does cover a whole year of high school in MC's POV. So it isn't unexpected not for other characters to appear more. This isn't like the author's other works. It all isn't meant to be too deep.

This is a fun light-hearted comedic high school story. <<less
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ghoststories rated it
December 27, 2022
Status: Completed
Enjoyable, but more frivolous in nature than the other books in the same series. The growth arc of the characters wasn’t as meaningful or dramatic, but I guess it’s somewhat compensated by the fact that the side characters (MC’s friends) also each have their own growth arcs, whereas for example in Unbridled, there aren’t really deep characters other than MC and ML. The style/theme of the novel is much more slice of life than Saye and Unbridled, so I think I generally like novels with more of an overall buildup... more>> in the plot.

Overall I felt like the characters in Qing Kuang were less likable than in Saye and Unbridled, at least for me personally. My favorite character was Xu Zhifan (one of MC’s friends). I didn’t really get attached to MC or ML.

That said, Wu Zhe’s writing is always great, so I would still recommend this book to anyone who’s a fan of the author’s other novels, especially if lighthearted slice of life and high school shenanigans are your thing. <<less
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September 11, 2022
Status: --
Idk if it's the writing style or the tl (skeptical given the tl group) but I can't seem to wrap my head around the chapters I've read so far. The names aren't similar but I keep getting confused who I'm reading about. The writing is also kind of blotchy?. Maybe it's cause each scene ends quickly and doesn't exactly transition into the next smoothly so everything seems discombobulated. Maybe I'll try reading this again next time.
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CaisAngelsPearl rated it
February 5, 2023
Status: Completed
MTL'd it from chap 73, very slow burn, very un-Wu Zhe like, but still a cute story!

Didn't bother with the extras, weren't too interesting but yeah nice story, not gripping like say Sa Ye but still cute little story! The dad's turnaround in attitude was one of the best things!
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January 15, 2023
Status: c67
I love it, although the slow burn us killing me, I know it will be worth it. It's different from the usual bl that is shown and its not heavy at all, you will definitely enjoy it
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