Quick Transmigration: Rescuing the Blackened Male Lead


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In order to be reborn, Shen Mubai took up the task of saving the male lead from the path of suffering. Xuanzang struggled through eighty-one trials before he finally obtained the true Buddhist scripture, and yet she, Shen Mubai, had to toss in her entire self.

Shen Mubai: Are all male leads this strange? Thanks. I want to make a complaint.

System: What does him being strange have to do with me?

Note: Xuanzang is a character in Journey to the West based on the historical buddhist monk Xuanzang. He journeys to obtain the Sanzangjing, “Three Collections of Scriptures”.

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melyn022 rated it
July 12, 2018
Status: c72
So far I like this story. I just finished the first arc with mixed feeling. The System & Shen Mubai conversation is so funny that I can't stop laughing until I can't breath. I totally love this pair. ????

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But It made me cry so much at the end of the 1st arc. When Shen Mubai leave the body and the body she occupied died but the Main Lead turned her to zombie but realized they're different so he killed the zombie while saying "Like.... Like..... Like..... Youu" that made me cry so much


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Sasa rated it
July 19, 2018
Status: c185
  • So far this is among few books that attracted me the most [That I decided to MTL] on the type of [rescuing the Big Boss] kind of story.... As far as what I read, this story is not much on face slapping as opposed to [QTC: Mysterious Boss don't tease... which I love so much!!!]
  • The MC also kind of silly and if I do not know about it, I suspected that MC might be a hungry ghost... She was literally on a eating tour rather than doing her task seriously!!!
  • As above commenter mentioned, the most fun things about this book is the snarky conversation between MC and her system... LOL.... Revised review after Arc 3


    The ML is borderline Yandere... BEWARE!!!I'm having mixed feeling over arc 3... This is a true blackened boss... There is nothing sweet over it in my opinion... so please proceed with caution!!

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babypanda4u rated it
December 1, 2018
Status: c2377

If you don't like yandere ML, stay away!

If you don't like dubious consent, stay away!

... more>> If you don't like dense FML that isn't OP, stay away!

If you want a FML that falls in love with ML every time, stay away!

If you want sweet, lovey dovey good times, stay away!

Aside from one or two arch's that weren't my cup of tea I really enjoy this series. This is the type that has bittersweet endings. I say bittersweet and not sad because I guess it all depends on personal perspective. I think it would be sad if the feelings were mutual but they were not allowed to be. But the feelings aren't mutual and the one hanging is the ML. ML can only blame himself most of the time. Someone needs to let this guy know you catch more bees with honey than with brute force. But he is yandere so, meh. ? I will admit that there are a lot of times when what the FML does or says enrages me. But then the ML "teases" her and I think "HAH! You had it coming!"?

I also don't think the FML is "heartless" and it's not like she doesn't care about ML's feelings. It's just that to her the mission is what matters and the ML happens to fall in love along the way. FML also doesn't recognize the signs, because she's so dense with love level being 0, until the ML is right on top of her (most times literally). There are other times when she is trying to persuade ML away from having romantic feelings for her, but ML plows ahead on his own.


For the brave souls who take on MTL, here is my gift to you.?

Arch 29 (ch 2066-2148) is when she falls in love with ML and even has his baby!?


I hope this helps some of you. Happy reading!? <<less
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Alina Moktan rated it
August 28, 2018
Status: c1970
This is best quick transmigration novel that attract me. I never feel boring and annoying when reading this gem novel.

This is typical novel that MC do task rather than falling in love. She is cute, funny, foodie I really find her and system interact hilarious.

Male lead is best, dangerous OP and yandere guy who is crazy for MC. He is willing to die for her. He is possessive and get easy jealous whenever MC talk to other guys/girls even animals. I am very sad for him in every arcs. Because... more>> MC was die in every arcs. I really hope he meet MC in real life.

My Favorite Arcs are cultivating, there are two male lead but had same soul that are split. It's hilarious how they fight and get jealous lot for MC. They act cute animal to win MC love. It's was one of my favorite arc.


I love every arcs. I prefer or love this novel more than other quick transmigration where MC live lifetimes with male lead.

Highly recommend this gem novel. If you every feel tired of MC always stay lifetimes with male lead. This novel is suit for you. Because in this novel, MC wasn't allowed to stay in world longer because of its rule. MC was akways die by unknown disease after she complete task. Male lead become crazy dark yandere. This is my cup of tea. It had its charm and great plot. <<less
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kari rated it
September 10, 2019
Status: c72
(Kindly read others of this genre instead)

I've just finished arc 1 (ch.72), and Unless the target audience are preteen girls who want to kill time, there is no way it deserves the five star rating!

I'd rate it a 2 or 3 star at most based on just this arc... And that's only cuz I'm a fan of these type of stories...

PLOT: Zombie arc 1. There was no rhyme or reason to what the MC & ML were doing in... more>> the story. It was simply travelling n trying to level up the ML? Story needs to be fleshed out more cuz right now it feels like a husk!

CHARACTERS: Quite a huge fail there. Our MC who has transmigrated is just a foodie/glutton who shows no distinguishable characteristics or intelligence & is just going with the flow. ML was a zombie who barely spoke 3 sentences in total and had more character than her. <<less
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August 10, 2018
Status: v3
I loved the first arc of the story. I think it was really cute even if the ML is a bit posessive it is perfectly reasonable and akwardly cute (in my opinion). The second arc was cute but the ML turned reaaaaally creepy in the end. And I just finish reading the third arc and I must say - I really hated it. There is noving cute/loving/great or whatever about the ML in this arc. I think it's just creepy as hell. (though I feel sorry for the ML in... more>> the end.. the way the MC leaves this world is cruel to him - even if I hate the way he acted before). So for now I'm taking a break from this story. I guess I'll come back once the translation reaches the 4th arc.

What is confusing about this story is that the MC generally wants to make the ML more human (in various different ways/different goals) but from what we see it always turns worse than before once she leaves the world... is she really helping?!?! <<less
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Dragon_Reader rated it
August 6, 2018
Status: --
I loved this. The MC is smart, cunning and her conversations with her black-belly system is hilarious. MC has an adjusting attitude, she keeps her calm even with in front of the hugely blackened, Yandere ML and even manages to trade jokes with the system while being stared at by creepily, crazely, insanely in love ML. As arcs go by, the ML turns progressively more blackened. As in Arc 1 ML is not Yandere at all but from Arc 2, gloves are off. But he is not an abusive, assholish... more>> type of Yandere but the let the whole world burn down and only me and my waifu remain alive so she can't pay attention to anyone else type. Sweet in romance fiction but horrifying in real life.

For now, story seems good. Typical transmigration, face slapping. The arcs are moderately long. And the arcs have a weird twist in them which confuses both MC and the system, they don't understand why the plot has gone so awry! I will totally recommend reading this. I liked it well enough to go and MTL it.

Hope this gets a regular translator soon. <<less
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Alexania rated it
March 20, 2020
Status: c83
I was hopeful for this story but really it can be summed up as:

The MC finds and gluts on food, oh, and some other stuff happened.

Really, even if just all the MC obsessing/eating food bits were toned down, it'd make the whole thing easier to... digest. (*badum-tsh*)
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Ihartkimchi rated it
December 9, 2019
Status: c56
This novel is extremely mind numbing and boring. All the characters are one dimensional and lacking personality, MC has extremely low IQ AND EQ and her entire personality basically revolves around food. ML has almost no personality but somehow has better character than MC. In fact system has more personality and IQ than the entire cast!!

There is a plot but you can barely feel it since the author choose to focus on things that are not essential to the plot which is dumb. Like seriously there are chapter where they're... more>> just walking around in the market and it barely did anything to move the story!!

Interesting concept, terrible execution of story, overall not a reccomended read. I've read plenty terrible light novels that I didn't drop because atleast they're interesting enough to be so terribe its funny, this one is not even worth being time killer.

Would rate this 1 star but seeing how many chapters author has written, I'll give an extra star for effort. <<less
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Empress M
Empress M rated it
December 8, 2019
Status: c2000
Yandere ML? Yes.

Ordinary MC with low IQ and EQ? YES.

I read it for the Yandere ML, so I didn't have high hopes for the MC.

... more>> MC, even though she's gone through SO. MUCH. WORLDS, she's still as s*upid and weak as when she started.

Like, literally no improvement, Still the same foodie with low IQ and EQ. When she went through the 2nd Zombie Apocalypse world, I went 'F**k, it's like this is the first time she's seen a zombie, what the f**k is she doing?'

I really want to smash a rock over her head. Then after that, I started losing interest in the novel.

Sorry, couldn't take it. I know she's supposed to be an ordinary foodie, but character development... nada.

Edit (3/17/20) : Forgot to mention that the ML met my expectations, possibly even exceeded them. As for MC, not much high expectations for her, so.. yeah. Definitely read if you want a good yandere ML!

Arc 1 was alright, we didn't see much yandereness there. Arc 2, yandere level shots up REAL QUICK. Arc 3? Sister/Brother, I found out that I'm a fan for incest stories XD Arc 4 started out in jail or something, don't remember much about it because I kinda.. skipped over half the chapters.

Arc 5 or 6 (not sure) was my favorite one. MC and ML are childhood friends, (well uh MC came as what was supposed to be a stillborn baby, so they literally grew up together. ML wasn't yandere at first, he was a sweet, innocent little boy, like a little prince. He only changed after they were assaulted by some people.

He worked out, got more active and tall, and basically became a handsome, tall male god because he hated being weak and wanted to protect MC. His first yandere thought of MC was when she was doing a school play as Snow White, when everyone was amazed and admiring her, he thought, 'I want to hide her away.' Then he became startled of his own thoughts. Then we start to see the development of a yandere! :D

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Mashumello rated it
December 30, 2020
Status: c193
I'll go 3.5 for this one.

MC died, system came, she refuse as no free meals exists, but with a deal or perish, she agree anyway if she could be a worry-free salted fish at the end. Then she goes along with sticking up w/ ML for her tasks meanwhile enjoying foods (aka selling her soul for foods at every opportunities). And while she n system dissing each other out in her head, ... more>>

ML slowly fall for her/turning possessive as the completion rise before she got pulled out after she's done leaving her corpse for ML to futher fasten blackening in da next world, lol

My impression is that a glutton airhead MC somehow

got the ML to complete her tasks for the sake of facilitating his possession of her while she still eat, sleep, eat, and got unknowingly taken advantages of while trying to get the tasks done instinctively avoiding him going yandere instead of her rly using her wit and capabilities for the tasks.

I already lost all hope for her EQ (;

she must have dropped it somewhere before the end of 1st arc, and her IQ halfway through 2nd arc, and just let nature take its course through latter half of 3rd arc 😂 while still being that hungry ghost she always be... Just, I dunno whether to smile looking at her pitiful self.


For Arc 1-8 spoilers titles (around 500+ ch) ​---

Arc 1 : OP zombie ML rearing the pet-like precious evolution food MC

Arc 2 : Cross-dressing SnowWhite ML going dere dere at tsundere Step-mom MC

Arc 3 : Cutie school gangster younger step-bro ML and s*ave-step-sis megane MC

Arc 4 : Emotionless obsessive-cleanliness​ school prince ML and his silly gluttonous Cat MC

Arc 5 : Demonic Cult's Master split-personality ML and his personal cook/attendant/nanny MC

Arc 6 : Ex-crybaby little prince/ High school grass ML and popular childhood sweetheart MC

Arc 7 : Talented shy no-backing young actor/ Movie king ML and big-backing vase actress MC

Arc 8 : Genius blackened Disciple ML and his cute exposed Master MC


ps. I saw a spoiler below that MC finally fell in love in like Arc 29 and Gosh!! 2000+ch! That's so frickin ages to come!!!

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honeytea rated it
November 4, 2020
Status: c15
I kept re-reading this forgetting that I hate it, so this review is a reminder to myself: don't read it.
It's not good.

It's not well-written, nor well-translated.
The plot meanders without moving anywhere.
The MC sounds like she's written by a 13-year-old or written for one.
The ML has little distinctions from an average mob character aside from his "cold blue eyes".

Maybe it gets better later on maybe it doesn't, but it's better to spend time looking for other novels than on this one.
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LunarWolf rated it
July 1, 2020
Status: c133
i understand why its tragedy. MC dies every arc leaving the ML all alone to suffer sadness after her death. I cant handle it since I like happy endings. Also, the mc's realization of love takes forever which is heartbreaking to see because I just want her to reciprocate the ml's feelings.
each arc can be read as individual stories so you can skip around but you might miss development of MC over time but very small.
does not deserve the mature rating since theres no heavy smut. And there... more>> is no heavy smut till much later. I was annoyed since translator kept leaving side comments hinting at it and I was waiting for the MC to be 'eatten' but it just doesnt happen till many worlds later =/
its an okay read. Depends on you if you like how the story is written and if it excites you or not.
i like extreme yanderes but I also like well written stories and this falls a bit flat since the MC is just there eatting and passively waiting for the world to progress. The author also randomly adds things so you can tell its more of an amateur piece of writing rather than professional piece. But thats how it feels to me in terms of flow.

for me, after reading "the villain has blackened again" which set a bar for world hopping yanderes, this story is only worth 3 stars. <<less
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Scribblezo8 rated it
September 16, 2019
Status: c600
When chapter 1 was released I went ahead and read the raws on Qidian and register for the account. I liked it so much I bought the chapters up to like 1200 or something.

The Male Lead is a yandere and he is the same one being reincarnate as the male master for every world Shen Mubai is in.

Below are different world crossing from what I remember when I read it. I didn't even finish reading all the raws I bought in Qidian yet.

... more>> zombie x ordinary person

stepbrother x stepsister

student x cat

cultivation master (FL) x student

student x cultivation master (ML)

vampire x student

horror - both survivals in a murdering simulation

ghost x student

mermaid x mermaid

idol x idol

childhood friend x childhood friend

alien x human

ceo heir x student

Below is my long impression about this novel that definitely has spoilers.


The last time I read this was about 1.5 years ago so I don't remember clearly but I really remember enjoying the machine translations and Shen Mubai journey in each world. Basically its about Shen Mubai trying to gain points to go back to her own world and every time she completes a world the ML gets more and more blackened. Its get to the point where he knows he's about to die and kills her off to, or in some worlds he uses his life to save her. It just depends on what happened in that world and how much of a blackened state for each character he plays.

I would say this is a true male yandere novel compared to everything else I read, the ML is willing to imprison, kill others/himself/her, impregnant her in hopes to make her stay in the world with him, etc. The first 3 arcs there is no physical contact. I believe its the zombie arc, then the stepsiblings, then the ML x cat arc before we see the ML true colors and he starts to eat her tofu.

I'll be honest some of the arcs were just plain weird and didn't make sense but its basically a story about how the ML chases and tries to capture the FL. The FL is very fond of some world versions of the ML to the point of giving up her points to make him lose his memories so he can live on in that world without her, etc. FYI, one of the deals she hits with the system is that she will be infertile so whenever the ML does goes crazy and tries to make babies it doesn't work for whichever world it applies in.


Each arc is about 30-100 chapters each depending on how the author feels about the world she wrote about. <<less
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March 28, 2019
Status: c60
I love this story so MUCH!!! But, how come I see other readers that are in chapter three thousand and I'm still in chapter 60.

Do you guys want me to kill myself (>....<)
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jklm rated it
January 24, 2021
Status: c197
A bit of a mixed bag.

The first arc was decent. The ML being a zombie and essentially dragging the MC around as a back-up food supply was pretty entertaining. The way he becomes attached to her and increasingly protective/possessive is cute.

The MC's focus on food is pretty funny and her interactions with the system are comedic. Neither is super original or anything, but is it done well (at least in the beginning).

The first arc ends rather abruptly, with the last few chapters being pretty rushed, but overall it was relatively... more>> satisfying.

But the second arc takes a sharp nose-dive in quality. It's basically just creepy. The ML is just full on yandere at this point, completely obsessed with an oblivious MC. Even more annoyingly, there are other men around the MC who are randomly obsessed with her too. The MC somehow not really noticing this just makes her seem idiotic.

Furthermore, at this point the MC's food obsession is just kind of tiresome. It's repetitive and not really that funny anymore. It was okay as an aspect of her personality, but now it seems to be her entire personality. She doesn't even seem to engage in the plot or attempt to complete her mission tasks anymore, all she does is eat. The only reason she still succeeds is because the ML is obsessively in love with her from the very beginning, so she achieves her goals without doing anything. The ending of this arc was abrupt again, but in this case it was a relief because I wanted it to be over.

The third arc was much better. The ML was not instantly in love this time (although it doesn't take long). At least he is putting a more genuine (if still very yandere) effort into pursuing her.

The MC had a much more interesting and active approach to the ML and the mission that didn't only involve food. There was still the annoyance of her female lead halo attracting flies, but they were handled better this time. Overall I was much happier with this arc (although the ending was a bit of a let down as usual).


It's become pretty clear that she is going to abruptly die every time. Which not only sucks for the ML, but also seems a bit in-congruent with the plot. In the first arc it generally made sense. Her mission was to help the ML's powers stabilize, so once she helped him get enough power stones to absorb this was accomplished, the mission was complete, so she could die and go to the next world.

The second arc was a bit less logical. Part of her mission was for the ML to achieve happiness. Yes, he was happy once he got to marry her, so again the mission was complete and so she died and left for the next world, but that makes the mission pretty cheap. I mean, his happiness was dependent on her, so as soon as she's dead he loses it. Which makes the mission pretty pointless if it is only successful for a moment (at least in the first arc after her death the ML still has the stabilized abilities that were the mission object).

But the third arc really doesn't make sense in this regard. If her mission was to make the ML a good/successful member of society, I don't see how she achieved it at all. Yes he started studying a bit and wasn't getting in as many fights, but he hadn't really changed. Plus, it makes no sense that it would somehow reach 100% while he is trying to find her when she is kidnapped. He definitely is not becoming a good member of society while rampaging to her (failed) rescue. Then after she is dead he ends up in jail for killing her murder. What exactly is the system/missions trying to accomplish!?

In every arc it seems to me like the MC is making things worse for the ML, and she is definitely not rescuing him. He would be perfectly fine without her but instead ends up miserable every time. I don't really understand what her purpose is except some dogblood drama, and I think he is more blackened each time.


In conclusion, I will still keep this on my reading list for now, but I won't keep my expectations too high because of the variability of quality and the rushed endings to each arc. <<less
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Seafall rated it
May 5, 2020
Status: c752
I don't like the ML.


He's too much of a dubcon.


Read ahead the arcs and you'll see how.

About the plot...

There's no character development, looking at how Shen Mubai respond to the ML is too pitiful and ML does not also change his scummy ways. It's like the plots are just randomly placed together with no purpose, written to please thr readers. Well, this is only my opinion after the nth chapters so... don't judge pls.

It's so sad because the story started well.

BTW, Snow White arc is my favorite part.
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cutecatpawn rated it
May 3, 2020
Status: --
I hoped so much from this novel. But I'm disappointed.. The MC is so dumb and extremely dense. Yeah, I know there is dense protagonist tag, but MC is overly dense make me want to knock her head. The target from the system is not clear.. Also, I can't understand why ML must fall in love with the MC. Like, first they meet, ML just like MC. Why? We need development.. I dropped this.. But 3 stars for translator. Thank you for the effort..
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Reader77 rated it
February 11, 2020
Status: c120
So far I love this novel. The MC is s*upid in a cute way. She is dense when it comes to love. She enjoys eating. Food might be her true love. ML is great so far. Love him. Don't know about the later parts but he is YANDERE but still good to our MC.
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Anikarp rated it
May 2, 2019
Status: c983
I'm so torn with this novel - I really like the way it's written to the point where I can't stop reading, turning to MTL. The translator is wonderful but busy with studies, with 2377 chapters ongoing I just couldn't keep myself away. I'm looking forward to reading the chapters when they do come out though, for a more detailed understanding.

Anyway, the MC is funny and I like the ML the first few arcs. But he turns more and more.. Creepy. The past few arcs I've read I've been... more>> so uncomfortable.


His possessiveness is insane, there's plenty of non con and he limits her freedom. She tries to run but she can't hide.

I think it started really getting out of hand with the ghost arc? He forces her to live with him for years, while he does her every night forcefully as she's always scared of him. She doesn't have any strength to work thanks to that (which he didn't want to allow anyway) but so she's constantly feeling trapped and in fear. Not to mention her body is always cold when he's near which leads her to complete isolation from society.

It gets worse. Because he refuses to let his soul part with her from then on. And she's always scared!


At this point I don't feel any romance since he doesn't take her wishes into consideration; and she never seems to like him, instead she's afraid. So I'm really worried for how the plot will develop from now on... Really hoping for the MC to get better at standing up for herself. Character development please.

I say that, but I really can't stop reading. If you're ready to get out of your comfort zone I really recommend this! <<less
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