Rebirth of Chen An


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The notorious firearms crime lord Chen Zhang An a.k.a Old Fox was placed under house arrest by the very successor he groomed.

He thus ended his own life with a bullet right in front of Lu Feng, only to open his eyes and realise that he became an obese, myopic, bucktoothed, broke and abandoned loser.

Well that loser is gone; let Uncle Chen teach you what it means to be a real winner in life.

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Chong Sheng Zhi Chen An
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New Noirceur602 rated it
August 30, 2019
Status: v1c83
I loooveee it. I Love Viewfinder manga, true star, I love Rebirth of Cheng An, I love Mafia theme which has a sadistic streak in it. I want to do Cheng An too. Although I don't have the 'gear'.I guess I'm sick? Lol
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lustasy rated it
February 9, 2018
Status: v2c19
I've finished True Star first and then tried reading this one because I really like a badass MC. Unpopular opinion, but I like True Star better. The first few chapters of this story that has been translated was very good, so I tried reading this novel in Chinese... boii it started to go downhill from the 2nd volume.

... more>>

This is what turns me off about this novel.

The MC is a badass who used to be a professional arm dealer, but then the kid he raised turn back on him, lock him up in a secluded island and forced him to become his personal bed warmer (rape!), now the rape part wasn't the thing that stopped me from continuing, what stopped me is the fact that

1. The MC used to be someone who loves a good alcohol, but his new body is a lightweight (one cup and he is out) and there are times that he was being taken advantage off when he is drunk and yet HE KEEPS ON DRINKING AND KEEP ON BEING TAKEN ADVANTAGE OFF. At some point it even got me thinking 'is he a masochist? Isn't he a supposedly professional arm dealer who supposedly never shows his weakness and always cautious?'

2. In the earlier chapter, it was written how the MC has trauma about people touching him (cause rape and all) and never let people touch him. But then suddenly when he was rape by another guy (when he was drunk and weeping about his dead brother which latter got his identity spoiled) he was totally fine about it [dfg?] and he was like 'the big Bear is so annoying but at this moment I miss him' and that was the night AFTER he got raped, GET OUTTA HERE MC where is your conscience??

3. The supposedly professional arm dealer is scared of a dark, quiet forest which got him into a cold sweat and shouting for the bear that has rape him.. Yeah whatever


Truthfully what made me dropped this story is how inconsistent the personality of the MC is, the fast pace that came out of nowhere and some of the details of what's happening is nada, maybe I am just nitpicking here, but truthfully even there are some parts in True Star I kinda dislike, but then cause it wasn't so bad I tried continuing it and it was worth it, but this.. I am sorry to say but I am dropping it.


At first I wanna give this a 4 star but it really is a 3 star.. <<less
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Nana (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ rated it
January 31, 2017
Status: complete
Simply delicious, not much of raunchy part, thee author simply gloss it over or just skip it completely. The most psychotic person is

the nephew.. Wew I can't believe it either..

If you enjoy True Star, I believe you will enjoy this more. MC is carefree, not like Tang Feng that seems to be repressed by the seme. MC is doing what he like and won't compromised.
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nadelle rated it
August 5, 2017
Status: Completed
This is definitely one of my favourite BL novels and it's because of the MC, describing him I would say he is very smart, carefree and cool (and he has his bad-ass moments) like a natural born ruthless ruler... more>>

in a way he was a king/emperor. But I believe he's closer to that of a queen where he tempts you to the point of losing your reason (example; Ivanov, Lu Feng, Ding Sheng sort of, but mostly Ivanov and Lu Feng) but he still rules you and you're unable to change his will or suppress him.


Even the leads can't help but serve and spoil him. Also, his nickname is old fox which I think is perfect for him because the foxes nature is to be sly, unpredictable and tricky. He does not like to be repressed so he's free and does his own things without being repressed by the Seme which is refreshing. The male leads include:

* Lu Feng an 'Iceberg yandere' who is a child at heart and just makes me want to hug him at times. (Aww I forgive you give momma a hug.)

*Another is the over-the-top always makes me laugh with his hilarious ''nauseating'' words Iva or Ivanov 'the bear'. Who somehow makes me think of Tamaki from Ouran HSHC (but more over the top with his silliness and possessiveness) and yes he is just like Charles in True star who is my fave.

*Another is Chen Yang the obedient puppy nephew who is a low-key yandere on the same level as Lu Feng

and yes the dark version of Chen Yang in the special chapter was very dark indeed.


*And then the innocent police dude Ding Sheng was very cute and later on quite funny.''I'll take responsibility so marry me" type of person. (Hahaha)


The time-travel arc was kind of random but in a sense, it was important for Chen An and his character development because he needed a reason to change and prevent past life mistakes which he did.
And I love how he has done random-ass stuff, like becoming a teacher or a farmer (because of boredom) which just adds to his eccentric nature.

I especially love the university arc where Chen An is a sports/ fitness teacher. They were playing basketball Ivanov (posing as a student) had a few female fans cheering for him and he bragged to Chen An saying something cheesy like '' it's my charm, don't feel bad I know your beauty, whether your fat or old I won't abandon you'', ''how about it are you moved to tears?'' and then out of nowhere there were lots of Chen An followers, cheering for him (wanting to be his student which I can relate to with his bad-ass attitude). The majority who were male and more hardcore with their enlarged (stalker) 'seductive' pics of Chen An exercising, giving Ivanov a nosebleed (haha flop Iva). Also, one male student shouted for Chen An to 'marry him' and another asked for him to give them a child (i truly feel the same as that student), which of course Iva didn't react well to, hahaha.


I would definitely recommend this especially if you like true star, this one of the few novels I would definitely re-read. (I also read this five-six days straight

cuz it was soooo good and two-days without sleep) also when Uncle Chen gets drunk you know something juicy is gonna happen hahaha

I love how he does it with Ivanov Only

when he's drunk, like its a mistake.

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Narutolvr rated it
May 10, 2018
Status: v4
I swear to you, this novel is trolling us. Don't get me wrong- the first 2 volumes weren't bad at all. It was fairly standard rebirth stuff: wanting revenge, settling into a new life, etc; nothing particularly displeasing or off putting. Although it was strange how all of the characters fell in love with the MC at the drop of a hat, I didn't mind. I didn't even mind when we find out the MC seems to like ______ most (though I didn't like it). But the author should have... more>> ended everything there, when the MC had a confirmed relationship with one guy and something sort of ambiguous with everyone else. And while the author's attempt at an explanation for why the MC was reborn left me wanting to bang my head against a desk a few times, I was able to look past it and just hope the story would end.

But nope. Not so lucky. Rather than quitting while she was ahead, or even after everyone else caught up to her, the author proceeds to sprint straight off a cliff of terrible writing and pointless plot developments.

What is with the gym teacher/basketball game arc? Seriously. The guy goes from being a world renowned arms dealer to arguing with a teenager and acting tough in a club full of kids. It was literally painful to read this arc. Even worse, once the middle school level "drama" is resolved, the MC immediately quits being a teacher. Seriously, Author-san?? You couldn't have even pretended the arc was there for more than just to take up space?!

Ugh, so disappointing.

I finally had to stop reading at the end of the 3rd volume when,

right after the MC quits his job as story filler - I mean gym teacher, he decides to go to Africa and start farming or some other useless shit. Wtf?!!! Are we even pretending the MC has a real goal at this point? It would be better to just have him sleep with everyone than to read about a bored middle aged man forcing a bunch of young, influential men to act like children playing in a sandbox.

It literally became unbearable. Idk if the author just gave up on maintaining a real story once she got the harem together or what, but it was really tragic to watch a story with real potential turn into a dry lump of s*** on the roadside. <<less
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stormcloud888 rated it
February 16, 2017
Status: c20
Excellent! Beautifully written. This is one of my first reviews. I never bothered to really write a review for any other novels, but because this was so good, I just had to. First of all I read other similar novels such as kill the lights or true star. This has a similar vibe but I personally prefer this one over the others. The only down side is that there is so few chapters translated that I had to go read the raws.
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ludagad rated it
January 13, 2017
Status: c14
I've read the raws, so I can say this: It's a very entertaining read! It had some weak points, sure, but it was enjoyable nonetheless. We have two yandere male leads, one overbearing comedian (think Charles from True Star), and one normal dude who's there to balance things out. They're all so cute, I can't put into words. And I'm weak to yandere boys. The MC is cool-headed and heartless, but changes as a person throughout the story, which I find refreshing. BL fans won't be bored reading this. I... more>> know I spent a couple of days marathon reading this novel without minding my food and sleep. <<less
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alexfilia rated it
August 12, 2017
Status: c24
The MC was a famous mafia boss that killed hishelf to get back at his succesor.... After he re births he becomes a fat NEET who is bankrupt.... Since he doesnt like himshelf he goes back to his old profesion (it turns out he had more secret admirers than enemies lol xD)
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Ease rated it
June 26, 2017
Status: c24
I totally love this story!

The humor, the story line, the mysteries, the anticipation..... It makes me want more.

In Chen An's path to return to his former glory, he attracts all kind of attention from all kinds of males. The translation haven't progressed far in term of the BL aspect but I'm very much expect it to come with a bang.
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TigerCub rated it
August 20, 2017
Status: c38
seriously.... seriously!!!

... more>>

I swear, every man in the novel wants to get in bed with Chen (Zhang) An. EVERY SINGLE ONE!!

He's just that hot ;)

That body... those eyes... got all them drooling.

Yeah, basically on his way up after his transmigration/rebirth, the men he comes across (his enemies and those close to him) all seem to fall in his 'devil's curse' that somehow just subtly without Chen An knowing, seduces others.

But what I'm looking for is hot bed scenes (which is likely) and possible a nice hottie that loves him (properly. not psycho.) and cares for him and is actually not all "I'm gonna f**k you and you got no choice"


Yes, this is all about that... Chen (Zhang) An you evildoer!! ;) <<less
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Longitudinal rated it
April 27, 2017
Status: Completed
This is my first review, sorry for grammar mistakes. It's nice. The same author as True Star, same technique of cliffhangers. Hur Hur. The writing style and translation quality are also extremely good! If you are bored with whining MC, you will totally fall in love with Chen An's coolheadness. Actually, I think all characters' personalities are similar to True Star, and I mean ALL, to the point of having a sense of deja vu. But you won't be bored reading this, hmm, not much anyway.

  • The nephew is a yandere, nothing is wrong with this of course (It makes the story more delicious, if anything *wink wink*). The extra chapter is creepy, and I feel sorry for him.
  • Not much of illegal acts. He sells firearms only once or twice, I think.
  • I honestly dislike time-travel arc. It's not bad, per se. But I read this story to avoid all time-travel thingly so, (shrug) mah.
  • Sometimes, the story kinda doesn't make sense for me, it's a bit over the top.
  • I am happy for that Interpol! My favorite character, yay!
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rhianirory rated it
January 30, 2018
Status: Completed
Good novel but unlike some of the others comments, I enjoyed true star better. I had a hard enough time dealing with Tang Feng's three love interests (ice cube, stupid bear, and psycho) and RoCA has even more men circling around the MC (frosty yandere psycho, hairy russian bear psycho, yandere nephew psycho-in-training, cop, etc.). It was too many for my poor little brain and I found most of them pretty creepy at one point or another. Chen An isn't the best of people (being a criminal and a killer... more>> himself) but he's likable enough, wily and very clever. On top of that he sure does emit some crazy pheromones.

My other reason for liking true star better is simple; I prefer stories set in the entertainment industry rather than those that deal mainly with arms dealing, criminal empires and underworld machinations.

Over all this is a well written story and a good read if you like harems and don't mind some shady (and darker) subject matter. No cute fluffy bunnies in this story. <<less
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ErrorEra rated it
January 21, 2017
Status: c15
I'm honestly not that into yaoi, but it's either the author or just due to the excellent translator, that the writing style is really enjoyable to read. :) A lot of the other novels I've been reading liked to cram a ton of "world building" at once and ends up not being that important nor understandable. I like that this story slowly hints and reveals things and the MC just feels very unique to me.
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tvo359 rated it
January 7, 2017
Status: c13
I like the pacing. The story is moving with an interesting storyline, while keeping the information flow going in a nice pace. Looking forward to more.
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suwaa rated it
May 11, 2019
Status: c69
It's okay story but not really give me a deep impression.

Overall my final rate is 4.0 no more no less. Because I like the translations.. I will give 5★

I like the characters development, it's not too fast nor too slow. I can enjoy it.

But the MC is... I don't know if he's too smart that making him stupid or just dense or ignorant 山 (°=°) 山. For sure, I would give him space to relax. Poor MC must to survive over 4 gong that have personality of yandere.... more>> I just hope the ending is HE. MC's existence is already brought the yandere out of their closet (?). Lol <<less
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Mikleo rated it
April 30, 2018
Status: Completed
As one who had read both novels to completion: True Star is better.

... more>>

By leaps and bounds.

I just like Tang Feng's decisiveness and 'queen' persona better than Chen An's supposedly carefree attitude. I think those who said Tang Feng is repressed by the seme didn't read True Star to completion, because Tang Feng is anything but repressed, suppressed, or submissive. Even if he's the uke in his harem full of seme, he's like the queen that you don't want to piss off lest you get kicked out of his harem, asap.

... and he won't even care about it.


Of course, that doesn't mean this novel sucks. It's the opposite.

Even though I first read this novel because of True Star, it does have its own charm.

Chen An's basically a rebirth story (like True Star), and yes...


It's a Harem ending. (Like True Star)


Basically, if you liked the other novel, then there's a 95% chance that you will like this.

That's because the premise is the same, even some characters have the same personality. The only difference is that this novel doesn't focus on Showbiz. <<less
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mirany rated it
April 17, 2018
Status: c47
Translation: 2/5

Plot: 2/5

Characters: 1/5

Thoughts: rebirthed revenge driven weapons dealer with an every male wants him halo. The plot has little explanation, things just happen, but hey maybe it gets clearer down the line? The characters are pretty standard tropes, might be entertaining, but the translation just makes it impossible to understand unfortunately, might be worth looking at the raws. Meh.
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Nostalgia21 rated it
January 31, 2018
Status: c38
So far the story has been really good and I look forward for more chapters. I like how bad ass and put togethet the MC is.


the story now is about to pick up. He's starting to pick up his gun trading business and groom Cheng Yang for the job. Interesting though how everyone is still after his ass even though he's in a mediocre body at bes. His appearance will probably get better at the stort goes.

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ResidentialPsycho rated it
December 14, 2017
Status: c24
This story is pretty entertaining so far. The MC cracks me up--pride is his middle name, and he won't let anyone tell him any different. He is obstinate to the point he kills himself. When he sees his new body, he immediately gets to work losing weight and getting his teeth straightened, even though he gets made fun of for having his teeth straightened at that age. He is quite funny. His pride is his strength because it gives him the willpower to do what he wants and carry though.... more>> Unfortunately, it is also his weakness because he takes up challenges he shouldn't too easily.... Such as drinking more alcohol than he should. He found out the hard way that his body has zero alcohol tolerance.

So far, the characters are all pretty interesting. <<less
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