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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New 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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New fltstrt rated it
March 16, 2020
Status: c101
I think the most I can give this story is a 3/5.

I was in the mood for yandere ML and while this story fulfilled that requirement of mine, the FL fell short of my expectations. Don't expect any ground breaking development.

Only read if you're a fan of QT, yandere ML and is able to withstand a MC that is a simpleminded glutton and emotionally obtuse. Even her own system doesn't seem too fond of her behaviour.

Im really not joking when I say that the author has made MC's gluttony/foodie nature... more>> a focal point of every arc, no matter what setting. Many misunderstandings or supposedly funny gags or ML's show of concern all derive from food... lol

The biggest con of the story plot I would say is, the MLs all seem to fall for MC almost instantaneously. Tbh I would prefer to read more about the development of ML's devotion rather than MC's obsession with food. <<less
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Reader77 rated it
February 11, 2020
Status: c120
So far I love this novel. The MC is stupid 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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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 stupid 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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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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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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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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December 1, 2019
Status: c322
For me I think that it is understandable that the ML is obsessive. Since she always left him every arc.

It breaks my heart to see him hurt especially when he married her even tho she's already dead.

I love yandere so. Hehe
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Reader coming through
Reader coming through rated it
October 3, 2019
Status: c60
A novel to put in your read list.

The story is good, I love the ML and FL, they are cute (yes, a zombie can be cute). It's funny too.

Sadly too few chapters has been translated (77 against 2377) so the plot has been established, the male lead is starting to be whitened (don't know if that's the right word) but many twists are to be expected, and normally the Quick Transmigration novels are for many worlds and we're still on the first one.

So I wait and see. For now I'm... more>> hooked at last.

Thanks Author and Translator (good luck to reduce the gap) for the chapters. <<less
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FlufflyLittleRabbit rated it
June 19, 2019
Status: Completed
Are you looking for a romance novel?

Do you like world hopping?

Do you like food? You sure do?! Then you'll be our female MC one of her food buddies!

Here's the 2nd to the last question, do you like a super yandere male lead?!

Did you have a hard time to look for this kind of type of novel?Worry no more, because Quick Transmigration: Rescuing the Blackened Male Lead is what you're looking for!

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Although our FMC always ended up dying in every world, but around 1900-2k our yandere male lead will be together with her till old.


This would have been 5 star, but I change it to 4 star because there was some part of this novel that made me dissatisfied. <<less
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Momomo rated it
May 30, 2019
Status: c1592
This work is boring, there are no funny moments, feelings of the main characters do not develop, the female lead can be said not to grow at all and there is almost no sense from her, the author herself does not write about the heroine, she is a dummy known that she is from an orphanage and knows how to fight because she was beautiful and mocked at her. For what reason the man lead falls in love with her is not clear. In general, I put 3 stars as the author spent time on it and can put his soul into it, but I do not advise reading and I do not understand why on this site he has a high enough rating. I read the work to 1590 chapters, I have good patience. But even it is not enough, when everything repeats in every world, so I stopped reading and found a very interesting work on world hopping.
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Reichie rated it
April 14, 2019
Status: c1232
The Yandere!ML is the major part why I'm pursuing this novel. Also, the arcs are engaging and relatively unique. However, I'm second-guessing if I would continue reading this novel because

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Around ch1000, the stories and characters went through a great development. It's subtle enough but it's still obvious. I liked that the author now focuses on giving the ML more depth aside from just being MADLY (emphasis) in love with FL. But there are areas where it kind of got abandoned/got worse. The system, although I understand that it should not really take up that much of the story, was first introduced to have some uses and had some existence in the first few arcs. As arcs go by, it became more and more useless and absent and no explanation was offered for this.

The FL was introduced as someone who cared nothing but food and has a low EQ that she appeared slow and stupid. I don't have any problems with that but now, she got worse. She now appeared to be stupid, lazy, and selfish. Seriously. I don't know how author devolved the FL's character while making progress with ML's and the romance aspect of the story. The only good thing that happened is that she's now more aware of the danger of the ML which is a futile kind of awareness lol.

I'm also introspecting if the FL's character has always been like this or it is because I was reading about an independent FL from another WN so I had some realizations and subconscious comparison between them.


Anyway, for now, I'll keep reading and holding out hope for this novel 🙂 <<less
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Deena_ rated it
December 19, 2018
Status: c1196
Novel quick transmigration is my favorite. Unlike other novels, the MC does not fall into the same ML in different realms. Especially I really like that Yandere! The story is bitter and sweet, although per chapter is pretty short for me.

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There is one Arc that makes me a little disgusted, that is when the MC is in the Galaxy. Imagine how ML 'put eggs' truly eggs (not a metaphor), too... unimaginable.


I like the third and fourth arc the most. There are a number of other Arc, but I forget a lot of that ~ ╮ (╯ ▽ ╰) ╭ <<less
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KKristen rated it
November 24, 2018
Status: c55

I dropped this novel at Chapter 55. A lot of the chapters felt like boring filler, neither of the main characters gained brains or depth.

The male lead is supposed to be a hot yandere, but he's more like a boulder or tree stump. The female MC is a "foodie" but we don't even get any food porn, because the writing style lacks any vivid descriptions or emotions.

The author spends way too much time describing irrelevant things (like market items, passerby, etc) but doesn't spend any time describing important things,... more>> like the main characters' appearances, thoughts, or development. 1ST REVIEW:

So far, it seems like this is the type of novel where the MC is sent to multiple realms and must accomplish missions assigned by a "system." In this case, that mission is to "save the male lead" in each world.

This novel has the same slapstick vein as Side Character Transmigrations, where the oddball MC is constantly bickering with the system in their heads as events are happening.

Unlike some similar novels, at this point the MC isn't overpowered, given a cheat ability, or extra knowledgeable about the world/story she's placed in. She's mostly just lazy, gluttonous, and complaining -- though not in a super annoying way. The Male Lead doesn't really have a lot of personality yet. (Because he's a zombie. The first world is the typical zombie-apocalypse with super-powered humans setting.)

So far, I can't see much that sets this novel apart from other similar novels. But the translation quality isn't bad and the story itself still has my interest. I'll update this review with more details later.


47 chapters in, and it's still pretty lackluster. The chapters drag on, the characters are two-dimensional, and both main characters seem to lack any sort of deep personality or thought. The pace is super slow. For example, I really don't think the author needs to spend two full chapters just describing them walking through a market (not buying anything essential to the plot).

I mentioned that it's similar to some other transmigration-missions-through-worlds stories, but it lacks a lot of their charm. I'm still trying to hang on in case the novel's pace picks up in the second arc, but I might not make it there before dropping it due to boredom. <<less
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