Reverend Insanity


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Human is the spirit of all things, Gu are the essence of Heaven and Earth.

With three worldviews crumbling apart, a demon is reborn.

An old story of a time traveller.

Former days are but an old dream, the same name has a new meaning.

A unique world that grows, cultivates, and uses Gu.

Cicada, Moonlight, Liquor, Gold, Black Hair, Hope…

And a great demon who does as his heart pleases!

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Cổ chân nhân
Daoist Gu
Gu Zhen Ren
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Latest Release

Date Group Release
11/01/19 Webnovel c10
02/25/17 Shugui Translations c6
02/25/17 Shugui Translations c5
02/04/17 Shugui Translations c4
02/01/17 Shugui Translations c3
02/01/17 Shugui Translations c2
06/25/16 Shugui Translations c1
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hmod rated it
November 7, 2019
Status: c1159
4.5 stars :

Cons :

-WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY too OP being will be shown later 1000+ in the novel like we straight up went from 15 century fighting to using tanks and nuclear weapons as canon fodder.

... more>> -There is Luck and Future seeing skills shown later in novel which are annoying LIKE REALLY ANNOYING.

Pros :

-I have never in my life read or saw any form of literature that has characters as realistic and alive as this novel Reverend Insanity has the most amazing cast ever.

-MC's personality is consistent throughout the novel his goals are determined and he always works towards them no harem collecting side story and all that crap everything he does is for one goal.

-The world building is fantastic amazing exceptional out-of-this world....... words can't describe how good the world building is.

-The Lore and history is just wow

-The cultivation system is realistic because you actually NEED talent and ressources to succeed in this novel unlike others in which the author just takes a blind eye to all the other ways the MC can get stronger just by taking his time without going on a single adventure at all.

-Strong characters are STRONG like seriously Immortals in other novels are just there to see MC and exclaim :"WOW such a genius hasn't been seen since BLABLA years ago we should kill him so that we can be his stepping stone to success" But in RI Strong Rank 6+ are actual smart people because they went through hell to get there. They are the Elite of the pupulation, especially the rank 9 Venerables each of them is absolutely amazing in his own right. and They are talked about not just glanced at like other novels because author still doesn't know what to make of the story.

PS : when reading this novel try the manga first to get a feel of the characters it worked better for me Also try reading while thinking the MC is smart because some things aren't explained which make some people drop the novel but then they get explained and actually are pretty smart. <<less
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September 8, 2019
Status: 1182
it's good, but i'd like it even more if the author was not being a pus*y.

if you are writing about a villain, write about the villain, why worry about others opinions,

if you are cowardly enough to give 2 chapter explanations for every evil act the villain commits, why do it? why can't M.C. Be a be scum bag or an a**hole, why does he need to have lofty indifference about life & death. And the temperament of Budda, just to be a piece of shit? if the author was... more>> more un-apologetic and wrote as he pleased, not giving a F*ck about the reader's opinions, I would have liked this more.


but, as Buddha ones said: "If you are eating from your parent's earnings you should STFU and listen to them." The same goes for all authors when it comes to their readers, so it can't be helped.


that said, it's a really good story, it get's better with time & and the author stops giving such stupid reasons / excuses for M.C.'s actions. Me like :) <<less
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sheehan0915 rated it
August 25, 2019
Status: part 3
This novel is pretty good. Overall its a good read but the arcs became too tiresome for me at 3rd arc (when he went to another continent). Just got ready bored. This novel upto that point really is about just cultivation and improving himself, no absurdly strong mortal enemies, no romance, just plain cultivation to the top. If you are into it read this one.

i used to think that these type of novels are more like reality in a cultivation and would reallly like to read these types, but I... more>> guess this is one for me that should have stayed as a dream. <<less
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djinner rated it
June 20, 2019
Status: v1c635
I really want to like this and a large portion of it was good but the MC is simultaneously smart and an idiot. Not to mention that he acts like a completely spoiled brat. We see time and again why having someone, anyone to depend on would be beneficial but MC acts like a teenager going through puberty and rejects EVERYTHING. Thats not demonic, thats just stupid.

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For example, the whole plot point where he is trying to kill Ma Hon yun who he knows has ultimate luck. Every attempt he makes is spoiled and everyone is telling him to take a smarter route but he still continues just because he wants to. For someone that lived for 500 years should he be more flexible? It's ridiculous, everything falls apart for him just because he acts like a spoiled brat.

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Ubiquitin rated it
May 10, 2019
Status: c817
This novel is good for me because it portrays real life psychological mentality of human such as succumbing to greed and etc. It is bloody hell for it involves a lot of battle, killings, and death. The world in here involves cultivation, creation and setting the Gu, monsters from low to high class, schemes, unfair business/trading, and especially the greedy and intelligent humans. I personally hate the MC yet at the same time love. I hate some of his decisions but there are times when I am thrilled with his... more>> schemes. Betrayal and etc is common for him, but I think that he is being Psychopath. The novel has some flaws and the question of whether you'll like the novel depends if you can digest his actions especially killing and unfair trade. I somewhat hate his out of nowhere killings and unfair trade with allies. Though I can understand that he is being careful and meticulous, human psychology is different. Being allies and taking advantage of them because of the circumstances instead of having a both equal benefit relationship, I wonder how the MC will die. <<less
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scribbledoutname rated it
December 9, 2018
Status: c635
Starts out promising, then gets boring, then gets amazing, until about 400 where the author suddenly loses his touch.
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I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought the next 200+ chapters were excruciatingly dragged out, with lots of cheap, out-of-the-blue setbacks (like the MC uncharacteristically getting distracted and his one-of-its-kind mythical Gu getting snatched away, etc) that will make you grind your teeth. Most series have plot armour but here the author throws in disasters for the sake of realism, even if they don't grow organically out of the plot and feel like BS.

For now I'd say try to endure the first 100 chapters. The story picks up after the MC gains a bit of strength in his village and finishes his year in the academy. Then the story gets better and here. But if you're like me, you'll probably start to dislike the story after 400

The MC mentions tons of stuff that'll get you excited but it'll shock you how long it takes for the story to get they're and it's all handled in a really disappointing way

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January 25, 2020
Status: c441
To be frank, this story is good and bad. However, it is better than most novels on this site, even if the MC is too evil to be believable.
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kamishiniyari rated it
October 28, 2019
Status: c328
Absolutely ruthless.

The MC has no human sense of compassion left, so you won't see a villain that makes random positive moral choices because he felt like helping people. Author isn't being inconsistent about writing an absolutely heartless character, his moral value is at minus through and through.

MC also has no cheat in a sense, an extremely limited use of his cicada and his extremely low luck always keeps him in the red most of the time.
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