Spring Trees and Sunset Clouds


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An average, normal university student transmigrates into the royal family in another world, where he becomes one of the successors of the throne. Although it sounds nice, who would understand the hardships that come with it?

And thus, he should simply leave, conceal his identity, and disappear into the depth of this flourishing mortal world.

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Chūn Shù Mù Yún
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New BobChan
October 22, 2018
Status: c54
The beginning can be dark, but the rest of the story will make up for it. The amount of dog food and sweets that you’ll eat will send you to the hospital. I really adore this couple. They’re so cuteeee!!! I highly recommend 1, 000, 000/10.

To be honest... I wanted some revenge but... our beloved MC is truly magnanimous and benevolent. I also love our ML, he’s not the typical ML and the character development is quite interesting in how the author chose to display them. The dynamic of their... more>> relationship is something to envy... *sigh* I wish the story didn’t have to end... its so good! <<less
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New aovel rated it
October 1, 2018
Status: c54
Now, that was new. The story had an interesting mix of fluff and some things in between that made it quite satisfactory. I agree that the description is a bit misleading. Just for reference, if you're looking for a story about power struggle and transmigration hero trying to make a change in the world this is not that type of story.

The angle of the plot is interesting, it's the first time I've encountered such setting. The pacing was good and the flow of events was well-timed. Although there wasn't much... more>> deep impact when it comes to character development, their path was pretty much straight and laid out cleanly, it doesn't leave the reader lacking or empty. Even if the climax was simple and uncomplicated I feel that, for this story, it was just right.",) <<less
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turelight rated it
October 22, 2017
Status: c35
For me, I really love this novel.

I don't know how to describe it in words, but it is kind of a 'rest your exhausted heart here, and immersed in warm light shining through tree branches in spring day' story.

Instead of showering you with cute, fluffy or sweet feeling, it warms your heart with silly yet deep interaction between the characters, and gives you various views of life (like Barakamon or Natsume Yuujinchou without Ayakashi).

... more>> "Seek for the place that you can belong. Not just exist, but live.

Learn to trust, to love, to accept and be yourself again."

- This is Spring Trees and Sunset Clouds from my point of view. <<less
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Legend rated it
July 28, 2018
Status: c38
So I found Spring Trees and Sunset Clouds to be a little different from the average romance/bl novel found on NU. For one thing, the novel is more on slice of life side, it doesn't have very much action or intrigue and isn't very fast pace. There is a little bit of mystery regarding the town, but that's resolved fairly quickly (and I wouldn't say that it's a real mystery seeing as the townsfolk don't really try to hide it). For another, although STSC comes off as a sweet and... more>> slow romance novel with lots of fluff, for me the true story here is about the slow road to recovery for a broken man, the people who didn't give up on him, and the man who loved him for who he is. The story is really heart warming, but it also doesn't just skip over the fact that the MC was traumatized because the mc's growth plays a very big role.

STSC begins with our MC washing up in a strange place even though, logically, he should have died. At this point in time he's already been living in this new world for quite some time, and what he's been through has already sort of broken him. The first half of the novel is very much about the MC integrating into his new life and slowly gaining back a little bit of that will to live that he originally lost. The MC and ML begin basically as employee and boss but their relationship quickly turns to friendship which slowly turns to love. There are a lot of sweet moments (and some funny ones too), and it's nice to see how gentle and patient the ML is.

All in all it's a great read and definitely worth a shot.

I've added an excerpt below that was taken from the translated work. Gives you a good idea about the MC and ml's relationship. Includes some light spoilers.


This is the MC (Nan Ge Er) 's thoughts. The person mentioned below is the ml.

He, from Bei Jun, drifted through the river. With his body filled with rounds and his heart packed with despair, he arrived at Guang Tian while nearing death. He initially thought the entire world had abandoned him, or that he was hated by everyone. However, unexpectedly, he met a world, completely different from what he knew, here with his own eyes.

A different life, scenery, and people. Bit by bit, his broken spirit was melted by the warmth. After that, it congealed into a new shape and colour gradually. It wasn’t intentional, nor was it unnatural. He was, truthfully, noisily, then gently, integrated here after starting afresh. And then, presently, a certain person said, it was worth it no matter how long it takes.

Regardless the substantial amount of time needed to heal those previous wounds, the person still thought it was worth it. The person stated, even if others threw him away like a used rag, he is still a treasure in the person’s eyes. Although he was an untrustworthy fellow and had problems with his personally, he still said that seriously.

Nan Ge Er just felt- joyful. yet, he felt like crying for a bit.

I don't know if I like him or not, but, I just felt delighted. There's a person who treasures me as such. He protects me, mindfully in places I'm unaware of, as he is fearful might suffer any bit of wound again. He treats me as though I'm a rare treasure, guarding me carefully since he doesn't have the heart to let me encounter any difficulties. And then, people around me look at such a cherishment innocently; they smile while considering it natural.

I... I don’t know

But, I think, maybe I will try to protect my body even harder, and live on.

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itikky rated it
March 10, 2018
Status: c17
Slow romance, but it's a wholesome slice of life with a bit of mystery for the backgrounds of the townspeople! Refreshing that the MC isn't a pretty-boy! Although, he is still delicate...
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nixxara rated it
December 15, 2017
Status: c9
I don't know how to describe this book and I also don't know what direction the story is going in since the MC doesn't need really have a goal. At first, I was a little bored but getting further into the story, I found that the story may seem simple but many deep thoughts are expressed through their actions.

The life of the MC after being washed shore to an unknown land is monotonous but he finds that there's more to the people living there than what meets the eye. The... more>> MC himself isn't ambitious due to all the bad things that happened to him after reincarnation. He just wants to live in this new place where everyone seems friendly and kind. It's a new environment for the him who's always lived in a toxic environment where it's kill or be killed after reincarnating. This new way of life reminds of him of his life before reincarnating. Everything is super peaceful, but there's always a feeling of some hidden danger... Like the people living there are hiding their strength/abilities in order to live a normal life.

This isn't really a spoiler but: A cool thing is that only those who have no where to go are allowed there. It's hard to have people with bad intentions enter (since there are hidden people regulating it in the dark) <<less
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puffiness123 rated it
July 10, 2018
Status: c31
This story is beautiful. It is a gentle love story.


MC's face was destroyed so he has become unattractive. ML loves him regardless. ML is also very patient and kind.

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IceLight303 rated it
September 21, 2018
Status: c54
This is a story that is very fluffy. The summary is kind of misleading it has almost nothing with to do with his life in the royal palace. There is very little angst in this story. I found the story engaging and the ending was satisfactory. I a going to miss the characters in this story. I would definitely recommend this story to others and may reread it in the future.
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Kleep rated it
September 21, 2018
Status: Completed
Thank you, Rikko, for your wonderful work on this novel. It truly is unique amongst a lot of the translated BL out there right now. It has a slow pace and a gentle feeling, but I never once felt bored reading it. The characters are so well fleshed out and the romance is so sweet. The language is also truly beautiful.

Despite that, it really explores some serious and deep subject matter. Fortunately, rather than aiming to shock with graphic and morbid details, it's really a journey of truly coming back... more>> to life despite the hardships.

I'm so thankful I got the opportunity to read this one. <<less
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RAGA rated it
September 19, 2018
Status: c53

Uuuhwa~ This story hits me right in the feels. The narrative of the MC's struggles to overcome his traumas (he experiences things like depression, severe PTSD, existential crises, suicidal tendencies) after being burned to death, reborn, betrayed, tortured, and left for dead is exceptionally well-crafted. I'm actually a bit surprised that I haven't come across any other stories that take a deeper look into the existential side of finding yourself alive again after death. The MC's despair over the value of existence after living two extremely different lives and the pain of living even after essentially dying twice really struck a cord with me over the contradiction of a person's coexisting fragility and strength.

Luckily, there's a lot of fluffy moments and some comedy to balance things out. The ML is so wonderfully loving and doting, to the point where I can see why the MC turns into a tsundere around him. All that sweetness being tossed around, someone needs to rein it in. The ML is sooo sappy, he was probably a tree in his last lifetime.


The summary might be a bit misleading. If any new reader is expecting a grand scheme/fight for the throne, this really isn't that type of story. This is a story about a man's struggle in finding meaning to live. TRIGGER WARNING: emphasis on the Trauma tag. Discussed more under my Spoilers above.
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Chi rated it
September 21, 2018
Status: Completed
As a slice of life novel it is really good. It's unique on it's own way, differing from others reincarnation in another world in the aspect that MC doesn't want to use his past knowledge to strike rich but just to pass by (have enough money just for their necessity).

The characters have their own stories, personality, quirks, defects and traumas.

In general it's an enjoyable read, mostly light and funny.

H just a bit on the end..... nothing detailed though......
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tailor31415 rated it
September 20, 2018
Status: c54
This novel is such an amazing, satisfying read. It actually took me two tries to get into this novel - the first time I hadn't read many Chinese novels, but when I had more experience with the stories and characters, I fell in love with this one.

I cried, I laughed, I wished it would never end. There's something special about just going along on a journey with a character, following as he learns to feel, love, and live again.

The translation is also wonderfully done, with obvious care and dedication. I... more>> hope there's more out there by this author I can read in the future! <<less
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Alazycatwantstoread rated it
August 16, 2018
Status: c44
This is just so very unique and amazing. I wasn't sure about what to expect when I started but I fell in love with the characters and the story. I would definitely recommend it!
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Otwentyfirst rated it
June 12, 2018
Status: c11
Sweet and interesting, a very pleasant slice of life story. Good for when you want to take a break and just enjoy a nice read. A little like Yotsuba to! just replace the crazy adorable cuteness with a relaxing balm instead.
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