Taming The Villainesses


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I got s**ked into a novel full of villainesses, and taming them is the only way to survive!

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DrVanilla rated it
June 23, 2022
Status: Completed
Ranked 10th in life picks in novelpia, with over 10M views, the novel ended at 515 and is very popular and highly rated in Korea also been at the top rankings of novelupdates over the past months. I was actually the one who recommended it to the translator to be picked up because I believe a larger audience deserves to read it.

Our protagonist, possesses Theo, a Villian and the Queen's henchman in a novel called 'Villain Hunter', a character that along with the queen leads the kingdom of Angmar to... more>> ruin.

If the flow of the novel goes, most of the women around the main character will become villains and be executed by the main character in the original novel and the possessed Theo will also be executed. Therefore, the story begins with Theo trying to tame the Villainesses to become good characters in order to survive.

-A great storytelling that breaks the expectations of a simple harem fantasy novel

-The humor is good, the author love to make a lot of references to different things, you'd see a lot of pokemon references at some part of the novel, directly or indirectly.

-Characters are Lifelike and there is a good expression of their emotions

-Good characters growth throughout the story

-The plot is very rich and deep, despite being an R18 novel -about ~10% of the chapters contain the R-18 tag. The novel is a lot more plot focused then you'd think

-Many commenters praised the novel for its satisfying ending, regarding the harem tag I can confirm that novel has ended with true harem and no NTR.

The "con" that made a lot of people drop the novel at the early stages of the story, the MC is weak at the start (the novel contains weak to strong tag), some may not like him at the start as he isn't "alpha" enough (this reason is pretty weird, you will see that in his situation he can't really do shit) and powerless against the women, the novel has 500+ chapters it would be a boring and typical wish fulfillment novel if he could tame them from the beginning, the women he is up against are true villainesses and insanely strong, you will see that the true novel will start around at the end of ch 25 and MC will start growing slowly in both aspect of personality and power, I can't stress it enough but don't drop the novel before chapter 50 (where the academy arc starts), if you hate it till there then it might not be for you, but if you at least like some of the story, then I suggest keep reading because the novel will only get better. <<less
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GenXel rated it
July 24, 2022
Status: --
Hello, translator here. I'mma be honest, I initially picked this up because of the waifus on the covers, aight? I totally judge books by their covers.

With that said, I know that this was a respected novel and as I tl, it did not disappoint.

Author just throws jabs at you from left, right and center that you start to wonder if something's wrong when the chapter is too... quiet.

Anyways, have fun reading! (*Only if you're aged 18 or above)
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ShEsHy rated it
July 19, 2022
Status: c13.2
I don't know which story the other reviewers have been reading, but it can't have been the same as the one I have, because the one I read was just terrible, at least up until the last chapter I read.

First off, the MC is a masochist. Literally. He gets hard from being forced to lick his master clean.
Second, his head is separate from reality. His inner monologue is all about how he's handling stuff, while in reality, he just does as he's told.
And third, the story is full of poor rationalisations and inconsistencies.
-The story starts with his master wanting to execute a minister because he asked to lower taxes, but then later on tries to portray said master as her only fault being that she lacks common sense, when she is by all accounts, a cruel and insane tyrant.
-The MC is a "good" guy stuck in the body of a bad guy, but he can't stop being a bad guy because everyone thinks he's a bad guy.

So yeah, unless you like an MC that acts like a Japanese submissive protagonist but thinks like a Chinese arrogant protagonist, then this story probably isn't for you (at least the early chapters).
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Adi4455 rated it
July 20, 2022
Status: --
This is the second work of "Pseudo Resident's Illegal Stay in Another World" author which is considered one of the best R18 KR novels.

Our MC posses Theo, the queen's gardener and a villain in the novel. If the plot would go on, he would be executed along side the queen, therefore he must do his best to survive by taming her and other villainesses (or you could say would be).

*The story is great and the characters are well made, the MC doesn't act irrationally.

*MC is weak at the start, but... more>> he will get stronger

*In the early part of the story some may not like the MC as he isn't alpha enough/powerless against the women, well guess what, this novel isn't anything like a typical wish fulfillment cn novel where MC just goes around and collect jade beauties randomly, the women he's up against are truly powerful beings, it would be no fun if they just fall for him for 0 reason. There is an excellent development between MC and the villainesses and he will start tame them, just not early in the story but later, when he gets stronger. So don't drop this novel early if you don't like the beginning.

*There are

good plot twists in the story.


*The novel already ended at 515 ch and is very popular and highly rated in Korea. <<less
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mathyoshika rated it
July 23, 2022
Status: c32
The story takes place in a complex scenario and the author consistently introduces new information that keeps the reader "excited."

Point being, the author's a f*cking degenerate. 👍 He has an active imagination, which leads to unique and memorable smut scenes. I would be curious to find the sources of his inspiration. (For the benefit of scientific research ofc.)

Setting aside the erotica aspects, the story seems cohesive and well-written. I am looking forward to more chaps.
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JupiterFall rated it
June 24, 2022
Status: episode 3.2
I just started reading it and it is showing a great promise for the story. Unlike the normal novels where everybody thanks the MC this time he is actually trying to maintain the villainesses actions while step toeing around them so they don't off his head.
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Maraamnic rated it
July 13, 2022
Status: c13
Only start of the novel but I really like it so far, the women don't seem easy and there is good tension between them and MC, I saw a lot of people commenting that the MC isn't alpha enough, but for his position he can't do much as of now, both of the 2 girls we know are batsh*t crazy and the top warrior/ wizard of the kingdom and one of them is the queen. By how the novel called, I'm sure it will change (also by the weak to... more>> strong tag) but people need to have patience, good stories are made like this. From the KR site I saw this novel is insanely popular with 10M+ views and top 10 of all times, the novel is completed so I do have faith that this novel will only get better from here.

Regarding if there's harem ending I heard that

The story ends with true harem and 0 NTR!

The updates are also very consistent and the translation is good for me, I hope the translator will never drop this. <<less
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creepycatisawesome rated it
October 3, 2022
Status: c1 part1
MC is a masochist no qualms there. But that isn't even the worst of it. The personalities are messed up. MC lacks self esteem. I feel like my brain was rotten as I thought maybe reading till 40th chapter might be a gud idea everyone says so right. But nah idk what sort of a fu*ked up audience is this story for.

Also he's actually a pet to the villainess es anyone trekking you otherwise is bull crapping hell even if it does somehow get better say after 60 or 70... more>> chaps I don't think one should read it because it is well established that this guy the MC is such a bit*h that if his family is being killed in front of him and a villainess offers him to chose between life of his family and chance to lick her toes... This MF wid choose the latter. Any b*tches in the comments saying it's weak to strong... f*ckerz. See strength power level is one thing this guy has a weak character. Weak as in below human.

I actually ignored the other reviewers warning me about this crap thinking they aren't cultured enough to understand or just lack the patience required to appreciate a nice character development and read as far as I could... Forced myself actually.

But I regret it soo damn much wtf is this MC srsly.

Anyway heed my warning is all I'd say or come back later like me to warn others.

Still can't get over the trauma 😨 <<less
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Akira77 rated it
August 4, 2022
Status: Completed
Looks like some people are having a hard time to understand this is a "weak-to-strong" story

It takes around 40-50 chapter fo his growth to start so I suggest you to don't drop this in early chapters

But even before that author tries to expand the world and introduces new information to keep the readers excited about the future developments

... more>> There are even some interesting twists and suprises in the story

I also really like the fact that the main character is very rational about his situation and the author also tries to make his interactions and developments with other characters realistic in his own way

Anyway just like the author's previous work that won an award this one is also very good and has a very satisfying ending. (The MC will become strong and has a true harem) <<less
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SlutPuppy rated it
October 8, 2022
Status: c371
Don't usually write these but after reading nearly 400 chapters out of the nearly 600 total, I feel the need to warn others not to invest their energy into reading this story.

The novel was originally good and I enjoyed it for what it was: a smutty harem capture story. I hope we can all agree that we didn't pick it up for the plot. However, I cannot adequately describe in works how grandly the already barely acknowledgeable plotline, character development, and paper-mache world logic deteriorates into a utter dumpster fire... more>> of infuriating and bitter disappointment past chapter 350ish.

My recommendation: once it is translates further, google what chapters the le*d stuff happens on and enjoy the surprisingly arousing encounters. Just know that the overarching story will be the furthest concept from fulfilling in every way, shape, and form. So for the love of Angmar, don't waste your time. <<less
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promet rated it
April 21, 2023
Status: c82 part2
This is a, well, let's call it a promising novel that doesn't quite suit my tastes.

Long story short, you'll basically see two factions in reviews here.
    1. The MC is f*cking beta
    1. The novel is so f*cking good
That's pretty much it, and to some extent, both those factions are right. Let me explain why.

Basically, the protagonist starts as an ultimate beta of sorts. HOWEVER, he is excused, for he is a goddamn servant (and literally a pet). He'll simply get his head chopped off if he goes alpha on any of love interests, all of whom are literal leagues above him in strength and influence. The protagonist has to take multiple steps in order to bridge the gap, and only then can he act alpha around them. Mind you, an alpha in his position would leave the place and start a new life elsewhere or scheme to milk the most benefits for himself while pretending to be a lowly servant.

The protagonist doesn't really have the first option. He's basically the public enemy, and he's got no power of his own. He's basically the literal fox exploiting a tiger's might. If he leaves the palace, he's likely to die very quickly. Moreover, he doesn't have the option of rejecting love interests (or at least he's convinced so). Therefore, he only has the option of scheming secretly and biding his time, which he does (and that's why this novel is weak to strong). What we should complain about, however, is that he doesn't milk his position for all its worth.

And that point is why I don't really like this novel. It takes a long time until the MC gets some actual power and can start to leverage his options. For example, he only has one love interest more or less in the bag by the point I've read to (or two, depending on your point of view, but I won't spoil beyond what I already mentioned).

Long story short, he acts like a beta, but he's forced to do so by the setting, and it's temporary. However, this doesn't mean we have to like this. It takes quite some patience to enjoy this story (yes, it's enjoyable in the end), but I feel the need to take a break from it because even though the protagonist is forced to act like a puss at the start, I don't enjoy such novels anymore. However, the awareness of whys and hows helps with accepting it and enjoying the read.

I won't really go into details on anything else like setting and characters. I'm sure there's enough description of those among 1-2 pages' worth of reviews here. I will just say that they are decent but nothing special, so your choice of whether to read this novel probably boils down to the tags, the issue I've described above, and ero (it's actually not bad; the author didn't forget about h**ny readers who want moar, either).
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hose246 rated it
August 10, 2022
Status: c25 part1
This novel is so chaotic and funny, I love it.

Every single character in this novel is crazy, and it's so funny seeing the MC using different ways to deal with them. In fact, the MC himself is also slightly crazy too. The side characters all have their own unique personality, and their own troubles that their personality caused. Yet, their quirky personality doesn't just appear for no reason, for every single character, there's a reason why some of them became the way they do.

The MC is someone who is true... more>> to his desires, but is also able to use his mind in situations. He is able to use his knowledge pretty well, it's just that the characters around him are so crazy that it's hard for him to predict them.

The world building is also pretty good. We are introduced to different races and certain backstories of the world. Tho, we are still quite early in the chapters so I've not been able to write much on this aspect.

One of the best parts of this novel is its absurdity. It is incredibly chaotic and things can happen suddenly because of the personality of the characters. When reading this, you'll either love this novel or hate it if you can't handle the insanity. <<less
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Monomololo rated it
July 26, 2022
Status: c19.1
Somewhat disappointed. The concept seemed interesting, but so far it really hasn't lived up to it at all.

First off, the smut. The title and summary seem to be geared towards convincing you that this will be about a guy proactively going after villainesses, but so far it's just been standard submissive masochism stuff, with maybe a tiny hint of manipulation on his part, but so far he's taken almost no initiative in terms of romance, and shown little to no interest in the female leads besides the physical, while the... more>> girls seem to be insane and schizophrenic, being yandere but also disinterested at times.

All the female leads so far quite literally just bully around the MC, who is a gardener and a former s*ave, who apparently runs the entire kingdom almost singlehandedly somehow?

He also seems to have some sort of supernatural attractiveness going on or some such, from what I can tell, since there's very little other reason for the FLs to be interested in him.

Overall not the worst, but didn't live up to the hype and I don't see how people have gotten such good impressions from so little content, given the slow pace means that very little has happened so far. <<less
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Chaosrune rated it
August 26, 2022
Status: c23
I didn't expect the masochist tag to apply to the MC, the guy is a total doormat that seems to get off of getting insulted and stepped on.

No real development in personal strength either, for a person living in a strength based society, the guy looks perfectly fine to stay in the bottom of the barrel.

And for all the reviews taking about how the novel gets better in the future, I wouldn't hold my breath, what is here is not that impressive to start with, I would have swear... more>> that this was a JP novel with how he MC acts <<less
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Rampaging Dragon rated it
August 3, 2022
Status: c20
Man its hard to read a story which is called Taming the villainesses when the MC is a freaking masochist that gets hard by licking his master's feet. He's also a beta with almost no change in character at least up until now.

Some reviews are saying that he gets better so I'll wait until the translation gets to around 50 chapters before continuing.
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Brasdf rated it
July 2, 2022
Status: c7 part2
Interesting and recommended. The story is still in the first stages but the world feels complex and one can see all the death flags surrounding our male lead are difficult to solve, not something that can be easily solved by simply not acting insanely, so there is real tension to the story.

Translation quality is decent.

The essence of the story is the MC is dropped in as a very loyal servant of the erratic and highly unpopular queen who survives in her position only due to her physical/magical strength and whose... more>> only support comes from her similarly powerful and equally erratic female general cousin with whom she has a love hate relationship. Almost all nobles of power around them carefully plot to topple the queen, but are afraid to do it directly and the political and economical state of the country continues to deteriorate.

The MC finds himself needing to manipulate the political scene to survive while also stabilizing the state all whilst being lovingly abused and pulled on both sides like a favorite plushy by the queen and the general, always afraid they will pull too hard and tear him apart or lose interest and destroy him out of boredom. The MC is intelligent and likable. The villainesses seem quite well written as they are at once real villains, but also not entirely unsympathetic with some backstory that explains their behavior. Admittedly, this mostly works because they are also beautiful women. <<less
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GodlyGodMcGodGod rated it
September 14, 2022
Status: c5
I'm only 5 chapters in so far (they aren't too long but they aren't short chapters), but I'm having difficulty getting into this one. The only two heroines that have been introduced so far are both psychotic and the MC absolutely LOATHES them (with good reason) ... more>>

one is a paranoid tyrant queen that tried to have one of her subjects decapitated or forced to have s*x with his own daughter in public just for complaining to her about high taxes or something, the other is a muscle-brained knight that scarred up his face to prevent the queen from taking a liking to him even though that didn't work in the end


Now, there are a lot of comments here saying that this series takes a while to actually get really good and you should hang on until at least chapter 40 or something before passing judgement, but it's a mark against it if a story can't pull you in within the first several chapters. The story has to actually make you want to keep reading to actually get that far. Against my better judgement, I'll keep reading this series at least to around 40 before I decide wether to totally give up on it or keep going, but so far I'm not impressed. <<less
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Dirty Mick
Dirty Mick rated it
November 17, 2022
Status: c36
lot of lads saying how much of a masochist the MC but I just read the first proper h scene and it was just standard vanilla stuff, no masochism no femdom. Big letdown
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nototect rated it
September 15, 2022
Status: c77
Really fun novel, but drops in quality when the harem aspect gets explored.

Half the smut chapters are literally just "Glurruk glurruk ptu shlurrp". For the first time I find myself actually reading a smut novel for the plot primarily. The smut itself is bad, clinical, repetitive and uninspired. The plot on the hand is really fun and goofy. A lot better than you would expect. In fact this is the only Asian novel, I am reading right now, everything else I already finished or just got boring after a while.

Smut... more>> chapters can be easily skipped, they are mostly filler.

The novel shot itself in the foot, because masochists will not like the severe personality shift of the MC later on and "alpha maledom enthusiasts" will not like having to wade through all the beta MC moments, until he starts his sigma grindset arc. Vanilla lovers will be disgusted either way tho. <<less
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Kurapika007 rated it
September 4, 2022
Status: c40
5 stars for this which it rightly deserves.

It is one of the better r-18 novels I have read written by an acclaimed kr writer.

It follows the perspective of the protoganist Theo as he survives in a world and like the title says tame the villanesses.

... more>> Character development is on spot with different twists and turns and a colourful cast.

I would ask newer readers to not get discouraged to read this based on the low star reviews as while the novel is a bit slow in the beginning, it starts to pick up fairly quickly.

And the thing with the MC being a machonist is just s*upid.

People seem to forget that it's a weak to strong story.

It's really not a story where everything falls on the MC lap. <<less
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