Superstar From Age 0

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He had lived a thousand lives… some were long and precious and some short-lived, forgotten in the back of his mind.

This time, he was born as baby Lee Seojoon.

Elves… fairies… slimes… gift box… devils… he’ll use the mystical abilities from his past lives to captivate and capture the hearts of the people and become an idol, a superstar.

Using the memories of his life akin to a fairy tale, he’ll become an idol that will be remembered in the annals of history.

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0살부터 슈퍼스타
Gong Salbuto Syuposeuta
Korean Idol
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deadmancarnival
deadmancarnival rated it
September 15, 2021
Status: c42
Story 5/5 - really entertaining and refreshing to read.

Translation 2/5 - very bad and not consistent at all. Its probably mtled and been lazily proofread. MC name keep switching between seojoon and seojun. Come on its the MC name at least translate that right, I got so confused I thought there really is another character.

Overall 4/5 - A really good read if you can endure the translation quality. Hope the translator up the quality a bit cause its really confusing sometime. But they made a good pick to translate.
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hadeion
hadeion rated it
November 25, 2021
Status: c305
TLDR: same formula of receive script -> use random ability that's never mentioned again -> win praises while acting like a cute kid -> repeat x1000

no character development or plot development. He's lived over 1000 lives? Still acts like a 9 yo. Any experience? Some flashbacks are given but he hasn't taken away anything from his past life. Literally an endless repeat of script ability acting actor god next script

Honestly if I have to read one more line about Seojun and everyone else's twinkling eyes" I might rip my... more>> hair out. His eye twinkles like every other chapter! Far more than dumbledore

honestly this story is really s*upid. So he uses these random abilities to act without rhyme or rhythm. Like pretty much most of his acting is just him cheating with his abilities as he wants to become a "superstar." He completely acts like a kid despite remembering his 1000 (!!) lives! Like he barely has a limit on his abilities too and some are super strong and some have weaker effects but he doesn't ever use them for anything else - like it's just such a s*upid premise that he could do almost anything else with unlimited use of over 1000 random abilities but doesn't. All he does is wait for a script -> twinkles his damn eyes all day -> use his ability to act -> everyone sings praises OMG BEST ACTOR EVER -> next movie

[spoilers: even when he is stuck on portraying a character and fails to become it... guess what? He just waits until he can unlock and find another ability to solve it! Like way to be a frickin cheat. And also he has these good luck abilities and stuff that he never uses because EACH ABILITY IS ONLY USED ONCE for that script and then it's pretty much thrown away.] I like wish fulfillment but this has literally zero character or skills development so it frankly is just terrible.

legit the same cycle over and over again. I also honestly don't like that he doesn't seem to ever act without his abilities so he's really just cheating and his lack of maturity and general s*upidity of the plot made me quit. I went through 300 chapters and it's all the same thing. So tiring <<less
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Strahltierplatzen
Strahltierplatzen rated it
December 19, 2021
Status: c106
Dear translator,

There seems to be a problem. Whenever I try to read this amazing story, I get redirected to the novelupdates main page. It's been a long while since I read this and I really want to read it again. I tried refreshing and I've also tried waiting for it to fix itself. It worked but it suddenly didn't. I don't really want to repeat this process of refreshing and waiting so can you or someone else help me?

Anyways, for those who are wondering if this story is good,... more>> yes it is. Please read it. The story has comedic moments, wholesome family and friends, and a cute kid in it, what more can you want?

Overall, I hope this issue gets fixed and I hope you all read this. See ya! <<less
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ErikHarrison
ErikHarrison rated it
November 3, 2021
Status: c585
Get script / meet actors > select powers > act / actors overpraise > media/fans overpraise

It is this simply writing loop that has kept me here for 15~ repetitions. There is no variation or trials for the MC. Entertaining since it is all payoff, it's fun to watch him succeed. I think the powers are underused, explored despite being the most interesting part. Some of the Korean hype can come off as passively negative. If this is how fan cafes work IRL in Korea I feel bad for the actors... more>> since it sounds exhausting.

Overall it's a simple easy story to indulge in and I find myself coming back every 2 months to read another 60 chapters. <<less
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Reading_Addict_
Reading_Addict_ rated it
June 11, 2021
Status: c6.2
Aahh the english translated ver only came up to chap 6 but I was immediately hooked!! Yeah, I mean it was very fun to read!!

Lee Seo jun, the main character, was very cute-

The translation was ok! Altho I got confused over some parts but it was overall okay!
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tired_abyss
tired_abyss rated it
December 12, 2021
Status: c558
This novel is a 10/10 for me. Even in the MTL, every word (well... not every word but still-) shines. I've cried, laughed, and smiled reading this. It's something that feels relatable in a way, with how daily life and normal experiences as well as emotions are shown. Many characters appear over the course of 600+ chapters, and each one of them is affected by the actions of Lee Seojoon.

This novel can be compared to a journey with a character, except the character feels real and right next to you.... more>> I highly recommend this for people who are fairly empathetic and cry when reading novels you are emotionally invested in. This is a worthwhile read, and by far one of the most memorable ones I have encountered. <<less
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Woopa
Woopa rated it
November 9, 2021
Status: c116
It's great! I was expecting it to be Reincarnation but I was blown out of the water with mc's ability! Ok the real reason I'm reviewing is that I found an mtl site with comparable quality to the translation! It is called 'Koreanmtl' I just wanted to share!!
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SilverFox99
SilverFox99 rated it
September 9, 2021
Status: c38
A really unique take on reincarnation and full of heartwarming interactions.

Detail about the reincarnation:

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So the MC doesn't inherits all of his past memories but he stored them inside a library in his mind. He can then select which memories he wants to see and he will adopt new memories as he grow older. It's also nice to see that despite being a reincarnation, the MC doesn't fully become like adult but his mental slowly grows. There are a lot of time where we see the MC acting like a kid at his age, which makes it adorable. This is refreshing takes unlike all other reincarnated MC who immediately possess the mentality of an adult.

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I am out of names
I am out of names rated it
March 6, 2022
Status: c52
Okay imma start this with how I found the translation first before I focus on the story itself. Because it was... readable. It's clearly a lot better than MTL, but I still found it lacking in a lot of places. The names were often miss spelled and if I hadn't read a lot of korean novels before, a lot of details and other things pertaining korean culture would've been lost on me.

Okay now the story itself... I think it's good for a very casual read through.

I have to say though,... more>> I think the Author is very inexperienced. Even myself, a hobby writer, saw a lot of rookie mistakes while reading. For example, the Author often gives a lot of attention to unimportant details that will never be mentioned again, just to empathize how great our MC is.

Two examples here:

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1. When he was a baby, there was a video of him eating and drinking baby food, which made other babies around his age, who were refusing to eat (tbh, I really disliked the first arc because the "problems" were so... weird.) Anyways, they were 'hypnotized' to eat and it was a whole thing. And then a viewer made a poll that asked which babies from which age group were affected, and I think it worked until a baby was about 20 months old? But yeah, what a useless detail to know. And I explained it quickly, but that poll thing went on for several paragraphs.

2. Another thing that was stuck in my head, because it's very similar to the previous one, is that when MC was in a famous movie the first time, he used an ability to get pity, because something very tragic happened to him. Okay. And that was the reason a lot of people exited the cinema in tears. It was the reason why the movie got more traction than expected. Okay. But then again, came the useless details. There was nearly a whole chapter about this youtuber who explained the stats (?) of how many of the people cried during the film. Apparently it was 0-10%. Who cares. They also mentioned that several times. There was also a challenge that was created due to this. I think it was either "how many times can you watch the movie without crying" or "how many films does it take you to stop crying". The translation made me confused so I'm not sure. But it was also excessively mentioned.

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These kinds of useless details that nobody really cares about are something that is very recurring in this novel. On the other hand, I felt like a lot of times the important parts were just glossed over. Mentioned in passing, with very little clarification. It's a common mistake rookie writers make.

And now to my personal opinion about the plot in itself. Well, tbh I knew what I was going into, but I was still kind of disappointed. I really didn't like how it seems like MC puts effort into nothing, he just relies on his abilities. Which honestly wouldn't be all that bad, if there was at least some kind of psychological or emotional issue going on. But there's nothing. It's literally boring. Now I understand slice of life isn't about action or drama. But even the most mediocre slice of life has more suspense than this. Everything is so predictable that I can't bother to continue reading this. But well, if you like that sort of stuff, I truly don't think it would be a bad read. It just really wasn't my taste. <<less
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rodusk123
rodusk123 rated it
September 23, 2021
Status: c10
Seems like an interesting story where the MC has reincarnated many times and can learn abilities he previously learned from past lives. His goal is to become a superstar but he's starting out as a baby becoming popular through the techniques he's slowly learning over time.

World building doesn't exist at the moment but that is most likely because I'm at the point where the MC is a baby confined to an apartment building where he cannot see the how the outside world is like.

Would be better if the translation was... more>> actually decent but unfortunately its an MTL mess that's barely comprehensible. Too many parts are just all over the place and make zero sense and it ruins the flow of the novel. I want to keep reading this but for someone who's not used to MTL with zero editing, it is very rough trying to translate what's being written. If there is a translator I'll give this a retry but until then I can't keep reading this as I can't get immersed in this mess. <<less
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exhales
exhales rated it
September 2, 2021
Status: c34
Finally! I was getting sick of all the others. Everything I see is either a romance one with a villainess or someone who reincarnated. If it's not that I would see a novel with magic and adventure that has a levels and such.

This is really a breath of fresh air. I really love an OP MC and this novel has it too. Thanks a lot for this.
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xsleepyx
xsleepyx rated it
May 5, 2022
Status: c135
I really love this light novel. I don't mind unrealistic cheats and all, but I have a warning for anyone who is considering reading this.

The MC never suffers, ever. All the characters around him are good people, and he never gets harassed by crazy fans or has any anti-fans. You expect there might be a few ill-intentioned characters, or actors/actresses that are envious of his good luck, but his cheat abilities mean everyone who ever meets him will love him.

I actually really like reading about these kind of novels, like... more>> success stories where the MC has a really op ability but this is just a heads up <3 <<less
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dday0425
dday0425 rated it
February 22, 2022
Status: c578
I like it! It's fun in a calming and relaxing way. So far, there's nothing dramatic nor any angst (thank god, I can't imagine someone would be so vicious as to criticize or bad-mouthed a child that young), and the story is very bright and lovely.

It's a slice of life of Lee Seojun, a child who, influenced by his previous life, want to become a superstar. Although his original goal is to be famous, he really loves acting, and is very sincere towards his works. He's hard working, determined, and... more>> talented. His personality is also very good. He's kind, gentle and smart. Basically, he's perfect. However, what I like best is that, despite containing his previous lifes' memories, his overall bearing is still like that of a child's (although it's inevitable that he's a bit more mature than his peers). His behaviour, his thinking, his actions are still innocent and childlike, without him pretending, making him super adorable and lovely. I want to hug him hundred thousand times!

The side characters are all very good as well. Unlike Seojun, there are obvious characters' development for the side characters. There are many obstacles, despair, tears, and unhappiness, but everyone overcome it and grow up eventually. This is really touching. (;∀;) The subplot, a.k.a movies and dramas, are also written very well. I'm really impressed with how mindful the author is while writing those scripts. Honestly, each scripts can be used as a framework for the new novels, and I'll be more than happy to read them all.

The overall atmosphere of the novel, so far, is very lovely and warm. The family is loving and Seojun's surroundings are filled with kind and good people. It's full of positive energy, and I'm so happy reading it! The only thing I hope to be improved is the amount of times Seojun relies on his special ability/skills to act. It's too much of a cheating, and quite unfair to other actors, honestly. Although it can be seen as his golden finger, and he actually works hard for his acting too, I sincerely wish he can surpass his limit and reach his goal by using his own efforts more. I'll be anticipating for his growth. <<less
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Archsenniel
Archsenniel rated it
November 22, 2021
Status: c585mtl
first, pardon my english because I can't write it fluently. I just gonna review this novel for the sake of appreciating it :)

I found this novel just as passerby, like "oh maybe, I would read this later when the chapter it's going up a bit" firstly, and when the chapter hit around 20 I start reading this novel.

the prelude of the story it's interesting but it's a bit lacking somehow and can't get me hooked, yet haha

and then I continue to read this novel again after more than 25... more>> chapter added, so it's around 50 and here from what I remember I start to think 'what happen next?' but here the problems start pops out.

the story was good and interesting for sure, but the plot get too repetitive sometimes, and for the translations I know it's more at not good side (because the pov details and the character's name make you confused sometimes).

but I still enjoying the novel till the last chapter I read on the mtl sites, because the novel has it charm's, that's make you get hooked unconciously. From a bunch of wonderful movies story
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and the connections between the characters and the role his play looks so nice to see

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, the settings is nice as well, the emotional parts, even the little turmoils that brings so little ups and down on this story. And I think this novel is wonderfull for slice of life genre novel.

I just hope the author would write this piece till the ending of the story. And the translations would continue (perhaps with a little bit upgrade on the quality? Hehe).

lastly, Thanks for bringing this wonderfull novel out! It's healing and bring joys on my repetitive daily life :) <<less
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kennyaugusto
kennyaugusto rated it
October 17, 2021
Status: c75
This is a gem!

Sadly the translation is really bad.

The side stories from the lives he head before this one is very interesting as well. I love it, I love it so much.
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fallenLeaf
fallenLeaf rated it
October 13, 2021
Status: c72
I read this all in one go and has to stop because the lack of chapter, and I have to say it's really addicting!! ⸜ (* ॑꒳ ॑*) ⸝✧*。

In short, if you like showbiz and a talented & charismatic main character, you're gonna miss a lot if you didn't read it!!

That aside tho, there's still some point that I have to list before you pile up more expectations than needed;

... more>> TL: 3/5

I'm very grateful to the translation team that had bring this beautiful story to us and the quick releases but the I'm sorry to say this: translation quality could really use some work.

The pronouns is all over the place and the conversations are sometimes rlly confusing, I had to read it a few times to understand it.

It's get a little bit better in later part, but you have to be able to endure it if you want to read the gem.

Pacing: Slow

If you see the title and thought that it's gonna be an idol story with just little prologue about the main characters childhood/ past, then you're wrong. Very wrong.

This is a downright tale of life from the moment MC was born to... well, his successful career probably. It's slow (as you can see, the novel is still ongoing at 600+ chapters) but worry not it's sweet and entertaining!

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There's gonna be a lot of baby chapters, then a little time skip and he's only 5 year old. By the time I read this he's still in an early period of his life (a 7/8 year old kid in chapter 72)

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What I love about this story is not only his superstar career path, MC's daily life and
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his past lives stories

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is also relaxing if you read it without too much expectations.

Also, I suggest to read this after more chapters are out because waiting by the cliff is not fun at all TvT.

Characters 4/5

There are not much to be said about main characters. He's... hmm how do I say it without revealing too much?

I love Seojun as the protagonist of the story and worry for him but can't really sympathize with him because
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he's much too young. He has led many lives but his memories are sealed and only come out bit by bit if he need it, so he's still a child, both mind and body (Still love him. He's too cute!!!) And he's OP as hell (a good thing tho so he won't be hurt)

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it's still early? Probably haha. Well, I enjoyed his bright and positive attitude and looking forward to his character development!

The other characters is nice, not too stand out but not too bland either. They all have some sort of quirk that made them interesting. Too bad their screen time is a little short.

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I wish he will have a friend/ rival tho. All the characters he met so far was so much older than him that eventho they are coworker they still treated him preciously. And I like that, but I wish he would also have a friend his age later. Well, he's still too young.

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Story/ Plot: 4.5/5

As I said before, the daily life made this story precious. His superstar career is still the most anticipated, but his other lives
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that will come out every time he pick a skill for the first time

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also work wonders like a side story.

And above all, the plot of the movies or stories depicted on this novel is really good! Like I would also be interested if there's a movie like that haha

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I'd pay to see you, Jin Natra (´∩𖥦∩`) ♡

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Hope this helps convincing you to read this, fellow readers💚.

Seeing as this is still ongoing, I have much expectations for this story so I'm gonna added more and give this a 5⭐ <<less
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Lightkaitou
Lightkaitou rated it
August 18, 2021
Status: c26
The MC is pretty cute and quite kind so far. But also a little mischievous at times.

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I like reading the mini stories of his past life. Especially, the one about him being a mimic box.

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I look forward to future updates.
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igotsolo
igotsolo rated it
February 18, 2022
Status: c146
Story is enjoyable, a pretty chill slice of life. No real emotionally distressing drama or any kind. Good for a satisfying, OP protagonist read with the occasional chuckle. Author is great with descriptions.

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Main problem is the tl. Quality improved later on, but the free update rate is basically zero because they’re too focused on maintaining an absurd number of advanced chapters for paying readers. Call me salty or ungrateful but the onus is on them for not saving drafts in a better place when their server update wiped the data.

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peachtoplease
peachtoplease rated it
February 17, 2022
Status: c86
The translation is just a bit better than mtl.

The story is about a slice of life of main character who great at everything because of his numerous past life’ skills. The plot is okay, not bad, just slowly progressing. There are repetitive things (face a problem>oh! I can use this skill solving it>Finished!>I am famous). I decided to drop it here because this kind of slice of life long novel is not my type.

p.s. For korean showbiz novel, I prefer ‘become a star’ which I’m reading now. It’s a lot... more>> more detailed and clear-cut. <<less
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ShadowAscetic
ShadowAscetic rated it
December 26, 2021
Status: c441
Nice slice of life novel to read during holiday. Cute and sincere OP MC, good characters, no face-slapping/revenge, a good read for people with high blood pressure (no emotional conflict, no antagonists, no villains).
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