The Reader and Protagonist Definitely Have to Be in True Love


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An internet troll who wanted attention, the reader criticized his favorite web novel, saying: “The protagonist is dumb and the author is stupid.”

Author: “… Got it.”

Unfortunately for him, the author actually listened to his (troll) feedback. The formerly lighthearted tale of a cute harem master suddenly became super dark and edgy. The reader could only helplessly look on as the the protagonist was abused and betrayed, finally embarking on the road to becoming completely evil. Everything was a mess!

After that the reader transmigrated into a strange world. How come the person in front of him looks like the protagonist (evil undead version)? Just what is going on?!

Note: Du Zhe (读者 meaning Reader) and Du Ze (杜泽 the character’s name) sound almost the same

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04/09/18 BC Novels c96 (end)
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03/31/18 Ainushi Translations c94
03/23/18 BC Novels c93.2
03/21/18 BC Novels c93.1
03/19/18 BC Novels c92.4
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03/15/18 BC Novels c92.2
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03/07/18 BC Novels c91.2
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03/01/18 BC Novels c90.2
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BillionJellyfish rated it
November 16, 2018
Status: Completed

As a hardcore fujoshi, I am totally satisfied with the amount of detailed smut scenes in this novel! There is consensual s*x, mutual feelings, and a happy ending, so what more could one ask for! Who cares for plot holes in bl novels as long as the main characters are cute together!

Actually, if I could, I would like more fluff scenes in the novel since the characters of our MC and ML is... kinda bland?

... more>> Characters:

The MC is a disabled college student who requires hearing aids, is anti-social, and an introvert. The MC is transmigrated into his favorite novel and as the title suggests, the MC and main protagonist (or antagonist?) of the novel falls in love. Because the MC suffers from social awkwardness, he can't express himself well, which would be cute and all except for the fact that the MC continues to suffer from social awkwardness throughout the rest of the novel. Basically, the MC never fixed his speech problem and rarely ever talks, which can be frustrating for some readers. On the other hand, the ML is one of those cold, aloof, op characters that rarely talks, but express his emotions through actions, which may be one of the reasons why there are so many smut scenes huehuehue~ Because the ML have 9? (I think it was 9) different forms, he likes to screw the MC in every single form~


The storyline is pretty straightforward. The original goal of the MC after transmigrating is to make sure the storyline of the novel is the same as the one he read about, which is to make sure the ML becomes op and to gather a harem for the ML. In the end, of course, the MC only realized half his goal as the ML does become op, but the harem dream was destroyed near the beginning of the story as the ML started to make his move on the MC. There are, like most transmigration novels, plenty of plot holes and plot armor that pops up in the story, but we'll ignore all that since the main focus is on the romantic development between the MC and ML as well as their smut scenes.

Overall, the personality of the MC is on the meek/submissive side while the ML is your typical horny-driven, stamina-high type of top. *little spoiler*: The hilarious part of the story is when the MC actually transmigrated while holding onto a smutty doujinshi manga of the novel! Because of the dj, the MC does his best to avoid showing it to the ML who is piqued by the *ahem* many pages of different s*x positions displayed in the dj.

I highly recommend this novel to all fujoshis out there! This novel is a gem!

Reminder to read this novel in a private area in case you're caught wearing a perverted smile or having a nosebleed in public. <<less
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oikawas rated it
October 27, 2018
Status: Completed
[Edited: reread again, dying and crying so much.]

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I can't believe I fell for the "title mentioned in the last chapter" thing... ugly sobbing.

This is really good ㅠㅠ) the world building, the plot, the characters and the way everything is described is just so! good! Huge kudos to the translators for their amazing job ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ 💕

A deaf MC with severe myopia, as someone who's nearly blind and nearly deaf, it's really refreshing to see a character like Du Zhe! Not only that, but the story itself was great. Fun characters and interesting storyline (the excerpts from Mixed Bloods was also a great bonus! I thought it was nice to know how those scenes happened in the original plot..)

Some people may not like how it's kinda slow at times, but it was perfect for me. It wasn't going too fast or tooo slow. I love how the translators conveyed their emotions too... ugly sobbing..... this is definitely something I'd reread again and again ㅠㅠ I hope they would sell merch lolol <<less
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IceLight303 rated it
October 4, 2018
Status: c96
I really liked this one. I wanted to give it 4.5 stars because it is good. I laughed and got anxious at parts. However I might reread it in the future but it's not one I'm going to reread hundreds of times. The story is engaging but slow at times.
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Kieran_Night rated it
October 4, 2018
Status: Completed
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and would happily recommend it to others to check it out. :D

I want to also thank the translator for their hard work! The translations was wonderfully done, along with the commentary, explanations, and pictures.

The ML and MC were very adorable <3 and went through their shares of ups and downs, you can't help but cheer for them to have a Happy Ending <3.
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Ennes rated it
September 19, 2018
Status: Completed
A bit slow paced romance but nice development on their relationship. *** Scene is so hot. The cute MC and yandere ML is same but also kinda different from other BL story so that's what hook me to read the story. Give it a try, maybe you'll understand its charm..
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aovel rated it
August 31, 2018
Status: c96
At first I was vaguely interested, gradually I started to like it and bit by bit I couldn't stop or leave it alone. Before I even realize what was happening, I was already in love...

The novel flowed like water, there was never a dull moment (not for me) and the author knew how to keep you on your toes. If you pay attention, close enough, you've read this type of story a lot of times. A bit from this and a bit from that, those bits and pieces thrown together... more>> was supposed to create chaos but it turned out beautifully.

The main characters were both simple and complex, a total contradiction. Just when you think you finally grasp what they're thinking, they leave you in the dust with a resounding 'ha-ha'. The plot was intense, not just the story itself but how it developed, matured. You could sense the author's naughty sense of humor with how he throws the characters on a loop and the genius of it is, it keeps you wanting to read more.

The length is not too long nor too short, it was just right. This is third translated novel I read from this site but it's the first one I had the strong desire to give stars to and compose a few flowery for because if I don't, I feel like I won't be able to let go.

This has been an amazing experience, I hope others would take the time to dive in and explore this world. As for me, I'm ready for a new adventure, this one sided love will probably last for a while and I would come back to take a peek once in while just to be sure I wasn't imagining the feeling that I feel right now.",) <<less
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Palifa rated it
July 20, 2018
Status: Completed
QAQ WHAT CAN I SAY! EVERYONE already make it clear how good this is and I dont usually give long review anyway. So I will go to the point.. This is a romance story but plot heavy and great leading to the end where everything make sense. I have to contribute somehow to make this story rank higher afterall, to show how much I love this story! Not reading this is a missed golden opportuniy
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KaitoHeart rated it
July 18, 2018
Status: c96
Honestly, this is the first Chinese BL novel that I've read. Near the ending, about chapter 70+, I took a break reading it because it started to get a little boring for me. But because I had a principle of finishing stories, I thought to myself, "Hey, it's not like it was bad, you just got bored." And boy, oh boy. That was the best decision I've made. This novel now holds a special place in my heart, and honestly, there were times where I would miss this. I would... more>> come back here just to read my favorite chapters, and then I start reminiscing of the day where I never knew anything about BL and Chinese novels. This was the one that made me start reading different novels, and NovelUpdates became the no. 1 website I would always open all the time.


This novel is so f**king good it made me interested in Chinese Novels. Honestly, I think Chinese Novels has the best BL stories. I love everything about this story, the pacing, characters, even the comedic undertone that was keeping the novel's seriousness low. It would seem humorous, but once the pieces are together, you'd begin to feel just how tragic it truly was for our ML.

I'd definitely recommend if you're new to these kind of things, and I hope you'd also love it! <<less
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cheeto rated it
July 8, 2018
Status: c96
This must be the first Yaoi novel I have ever read (it made me blush more than once, and some parts were even a little awkward to read), so perhaps my review won't be that satisfactory.

I enjoyed reading this novel. The main characters are very loving of each other and kind of cute. It also has some funny moments and others full of angst. So it is well balanced.

It is a good read to pass the time if you like romance.

Even though I, shamefully, didn't read the most breath-taking heart-pounding... more>> parts of the novel (my heart wasn't prepared), the romance in the novel was well transmitted and the characters likable. Can't really say it is the best romance novel I ever read, but it was certainly the first Yaoi novel I ever fully read and it was cute. <<less
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humbawamba rated it
July 1, 2018
Status: c96
Xiu x Du Ze forever! This is pretty good. It's kinda similar to Scum Villain Self-Saving System except not Xianxia. I can't believe that ending (spoiler)

... more>>

This is my first time reading that type of ending where the novel characters actually realize they are in a novel. Wow. Rated it 5 stars just for that.


The bad thing is that the author seems to have forgotten or neglected the side characters during the very last arc. I mean I really wanted more of my favorite ones.


I thought that the Phoenix pet would play a much bigger part in the story but no, it was just a random pet.

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Jonpike rated it
July 1, 2018
Status: Completed
This is honestly a pretty weird story. The reader is cute and acts silly while the protagonist is yandere. It's an unconventional love story. Don't take it seriously too much. This is a comedy most of the time.

As for the love development it's not fast. The reader saves the protagonist 's life and helps him out when he was an outcast hated by everyone.

great read, I recommend it!
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nikkib461 rated it
June 25, 2018
Status: c96
Loved this story!!!! I have read it several time already. I mean I am not sure what else to say that hasn't been said already by readerz, Narutolvr, Painkiller, and Rosy122333. It was a fun read that had a more realistic romance than some of the other BL novels. I will probably be back to read it again for the nth time.
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_shinigami_ rated it
April 24, 2018
Status: Completed
Worth every second I spend reading it. I love every interaction between the two leads. The comedy is just right and the romance fills you up. None of the characters strayed and remain true with their characterization.

Xiu's words sometimes tugs the heart but the trust and love between the leads is too awesome for words. The two of them just balances the other and I'm happy that Xiu knows his limits
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Keisotsuna rated it
April 22, 2018
Status: Completed
It's a great novel and I feel that "great" is even an understatement.

Though I'm not used to the writing format of the author (it was informal type), I gradually enjoyed it.

I love to see Du Ze's thoughts and how dense he can be.

... more>> Honestly, this is one of the best CN I've ever read. It has everything I need -- romance, comedy, drama, action, adventure, and smut ^//^.

I am very satisfied with the ending, though I'd hate to part with this novel yet. I want more extras... T_T

I need more Du Ze and Xiu moments!! <3


My favorite scenes would be the *ehem* love scenes *ehem* and the last few chapters where Du Ze was about to leave Xiu. It was heartbreaking yet a beautiful moment.

I also like the part about Jack the Thief and his lover (forgot the name).


5 stars! Definitely deserve a high rating!! <3 <<less
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April 18, 2018
Status: Completed
This is such a beautiful the story, the ending was so beautiful and full of irony, God I love it so much.

i feel so sad that it’s ended, but the extras were nice. The last extra was a real conundrum.
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hiryukaede rated it
March 27, 2018
Status: Completed
This is really good story,.... Beatiful and heartbreaking ini the end, but, very satisfy for the end and the epilogue,...

I really recomendid this story', couse this is sooooo beatiful and good story, at least, we not gonna boring and always feel excited for read more, more, and more~~

They are was most sweet couple after all XD
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March 25, 2018
Status: Completed
Excellent Yaoi novel I really really really love it. Definitely in my top 5 list ranking. I was with this novel since the start now it finish TT So saddd. Waiting patiently for the epilogue
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March 25, 2018
Status: Completed
Probably one of the best BL novels out there. I can't even begin to describe how great this novel is. All I have to say is that you should read it, even if you're not a big fan of BL, you should give it a try, and it'll open up a whole new world! (Quite literally)

If you do try to read it, I hope you enjoy as much as I did~


The male lead is yandere! Although a lot of people probably said that by now!

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PurpleBelly rated it
March 24, 2018
Status: c93.2
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! It's such an amazing book and the translator did such a good job too! I HIGHLY recommend this book to everyone. This is actually the first review I've ever written. I'm not very good at writing them, but after reading this book I just HAD to!!

The plot, the romance, the characters--everything is just so amazing!! Also, that cute plot twist at the end *squeals*

I cannot stress enough how good this book is!! 100/5 stars!!!
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minieki rated it
March 24, 2018
Status: c80
One of the best yaoi novel I've ever read!

Progression of relationship between MC and ML is quite slow, but that makes the story interesting and difference from other love at first sight novel.

Once ML love the MC, it's very sweet and sometime ecchi >/////< Some people may not like love-scene and how possessive ML can be toward MC, but I really like that =., =

It can be understanding why ML is so obsessed with MC, and he is so caring and will never hurt the MC, that is very sweet... more>> about him~ <<less
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