The Record of Unusual Creatures


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Hao Ren (literally means “good man”), as his Chinese name suggested, is a good man, and his ideal was to live a restful, comfortable life as a landlord. At least that was his plan before a couple of abnormal creatures rented his house.

A remote, outdated big apartment, a bunch of rather abnormal non-human creatures, and a labor contract from the “god”, the three factors combined lead him to be the busiest landlord and most supernatural “babysitter”. The story of the most complicated, erratic and abnormal landlord and tenants started from here.

“Ever since I put my fingerprint on the labor contract, I knew I was roped into something terrible…”

As a person who is down-to-earth as well as a good Samaritan, Hao Ren desires to live the rest of his life as a benevolent landlord. Stumbling into a curious yet mysterious lady, he began his journey of “collecting” abnormal and supernatural tenants.

His life only became more chaotic when he receives a labor contract from “God”. Discover the many races, myths and worlds that lie beyond what humans define as normal! This bizarre fantasy full of fun is sure to bring you on a crazy rollercoaster of emotions!

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Abnormal Creature Memoirs
Dị thường sinh vật kiến văn lục
Fantastic Creatures' Travelogue
Ijou Seibutsu Kenbunroku
Yichang Shengwu Jianwenlu
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New whitetragedy rated it
February 28, 2020
Status: c1730
This novel is a lot like Cultivation Chat Group, but except instead of cultivation, this novel focuses on space, technology, and magic. Every few arc is a new world with characters that all feel real. None of those stereotypical villains or rich boys. There are some romance, but it is pretty late in the novel and no harem.

Current English translation is almost complete at around 1700~/1773 so it's a great time to start. I never knew about this novel because it was so obscure, but I was bored the first... more>> few chapters, interested in the next, and really loved the novel as it got going. The score would absolutely warrant a 4.5 if there were more votes and more people knew about this novel. <<less
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keklel rated it
January 3, 2017
Status: c2
Oh god I couldnt stand how boring it was.

1st chapter: MC sits around in a park doing nothing.

2nd chapter: a potential tenant finds the MC and rides a bus with the MC and is apparently retarded.

... more>> ...

I heard a lot of very good things about this novel and it has a very high rating on Chinese websites so most Chinese readers probably agree that it's well written, interesting etc.

I personally thought it was too boring and couldn't stand it. I'll put it on my "to read" list and read it once I get bored enough one day maybe. <<less
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tuna1279 rated it
March 31, 2017
Status: c600
Looking at all the negative reviews for this novel makes me really sad that no one actually knows about this novel and the author's previous. I will give some things to expect from this novel.

Tags currently missing: Transporting between different world[B]S[/B], Aliens, Interstellar travel (Yes, you will travel to space in another world), Mass destruction weapon, Detective, Mystery, Demon, Mermaid, Apocalypse, Star war, Science fiction.

The pacing for this author is kinda slow at first but as things start to progress, what we will encounter increases in scale (from person, different... more>> race to different civilization to interstellar civilization and interworld civilization). A single event in this novel can lead to many hints and questions to the mysteries surrounding the world.

The Hilling Empire mentioned is also a title of the author's previous work. It is about the revival of the empire that rules across galaxies and worlds. The MC is an emperor of that empire and his slice of life involves saving the worlds from destruction in many scales. This is also a different type of fanfiction as it also involves some worlds that we know (World of Warcraft, StarCraft, To Aru Majutsu no Index, Fate Stay Night and many different anime worlds)

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Tearcity rated it
June 30, 2018
Status: c1773
This book is considered a masterpiace of lightnovel on every possible chinese websites, I've finished reading it with the madarin version so believe me when I say that I get why on this website it has low rating. In the beginning it's just too "light" to be even considered as a lightnovel, the lack of substance is very obvious, like the lack of charaters' backround, their desigh "what! A vampire girl, what the hell is this!?" There's a saying in chinese lightnovel world "In the end of a novel, one... more>> must fill the holes that once digged" and this auther has done it splendidly, I wish I could tell you more about this novel but that would be a spoiler. It will get better and better and better. <<less
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OmegaDion rated it
January 29, 2017
Status: c11
I really don't mind how the novel is written and all its plothole. What I only mind about is how enjoyable the novel is when reading and this one fits it. People have different taste so yeah, some may not or may like this novel. Though the translator might need an editor/proofreader.

Overall, fantastic read.
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KanameShiro rated it
June 18, 2018
Status: c300
The summary's a lil misleading by saying Hao Ren is a good man. He's not a good man considering he cusses alot, complains about every little thing, demeans his tenants like Lily and Vivian, and he also acts as if he's an entitled millenial. He's an annoying little shit. The author keeps on emphasizing how good a man he is but he really isn't.

Stort-wise it's ok, good enough to kill time. Character (except for MC) were interesting and fun. They have colorful personalities and are NOT annoying like the as*hole... more>> MC. <<less
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SayMrrp rated it
December 28, 2017
Status: c102
The slice-of-life tag is strong in this novel. Even if there's action, I feel that it's overshadowed.

Characters are funny, but not too interesting. MC's weak, but powering up gradually. He's not a wimp, but I feel that his intelligence has been lowered on purpose for comedy. Maybe other characters too...

The comedy is probably the most important part of the novel so far. Almost every chapter has to have something funny in it. If you don't like the type of comedy in the novel, it's probably not worth reading for you.

Finally,... more>> I'm just glad that this didn't become a harem novel. I think that the author posted a note mentioning that romance would be late and the novel wouldn't be a harem novel with a bunch of supernatural lolis and stuff like that. Bless the author.

I didn't give it 5 stars (yet?) because it's just starting out and hasn't truly attracted my attention yet. Has potential, but I'm waiting for it to hopefully become really entertaining. <<less
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Magicflier rated it
October 7, 2019
Status: c1435
This whole novel is basically a grand sci-fi shounen with fantastical elements.

It starts off slow, and things only start from a small scale. As you continue to read, the scale continues to jump levels. When you make more and more discoveries as the story goes on, things fit so well like you're putting the pieces of a puzzle together. If I were to say what direction the novel truly focuses on, it would be world travel to various kinds of civilizations (medieval periods, futuristic settings). It has it's own portion... more>> of drama, but comedy/adventure would be the most prominent genres for this novel. I would include action but the battles tend to end pretty quickly, because the protagonist continues to grow as an overpowered being throughout his adventures.

As for those who wonder if there are any romance, it does drop hints of romance starting from chapter 600, so you won't find anything obvious before then.


Romance starts to show big signs from chapter 1200, but truly blooms starting from the arc with the war against the chaos on the Planet Collow.

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xchronicles rated it
September 19, 2019
Status: c813
Similar to other reviews, I’m quite disappointed that such a masterpiece was buried and not popular although I quite understand.

First few chapters was quite boring, confusing and kinda mishmash. One second it’s supernatural with wolves and vampires and the other second it’s sci-fi and a goddess appeared.

For at least 100 to 150 chapters or so, the MC is soooo annoying, annoying, dumb and ignorant. I was tempted to quit reading because of this but what had me going is the comedic interactions of Vivian, Lily, MDT and sometimes the Goddess.

and... more>> it’s so worth it!!!!

I don’t know when but it actually gets better! The adventure, world building, the plot, the characters specially the MC and few mysteries.

What I like the most is the different civilization’s story and the characters. Each one is alive and has their own personality. <<less
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Mangikop rated it
February 16, 2018
Status: c133
I'll rate it 5, but as of now, this novel is lacking background characters, which makes it less entertaining. There's no one to comment or retort. There's only four people speaking to each other in one big world.

~after reading 100+ chapters~

What I meant is; all characters are weirdos, there is no one normal among them.
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anotherpumpkin rated it
March 20, 2017
Status: --
It is an amazing novel with a boring beginning. The story is far more than slice-to-life. It portrays many different fantastic worlds, races and myths. The novel reveals this grand framework by discovering an ancient mystery which concerns the fate of two universes entangled.
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BeeShelf rated it
March 16, 2016
Status: --
Ha the story is developing nicely and the light novel is different from the ones I usually read #noRebirth #noTeleportingToAnotherWorld #IhopeThereWontBeAnyHarem and the MC is normal guy, who lives a very mundane life. And the rest you READ hha It seems there is a comedy tag, but the story is not that.... Well, it is quite light-hearted novel, I'm also anticipating how this'll end, although its only starting. Hmm I smell Tragic end from this light novel, I hope not

Better yet keep reading L (*.*) ~
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MarutaDean rated it
September 9, 2018
Status: --
for you that can not hold back your laugh dont read cause every chapter that I read I got scolding from my family.

the story is so good like your usual japan novel that fast and not many trash info. I suggest you read this in your room and play some music to prevent any sound of your laugh be heared.

world building itself is simple and you can follow it and you not get confused where the hell MC right now

character building is somehow adaptable mean the character adapt with situation... more>> they belong to <<less
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samzee rated it
December 1, 2019
Status: c800
Great read with supernatural and sci-fi element. The mystery element brought it a great thrill to read, and keep the story flowing. The character is pretty dumb but around chapter 200-300, he's gotten much smarter and more.

I'm enjoying it even after reading it for the past few weeks, and I'm looking forward to more and more of it. Nothing is really repetitive but if they are, you can skim it for whatever you want. But whatever they did in the story does have a factor in the current writing and... more>> future writing. <<less
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September 5, 2018
Status: --
The beginning is so terrible I find my soul is aching. The start of the plot itself has wiped away all sense of scale and suspension of disbelief by treating the universe like a plate full of mashed potatoes, and now I feel like the MCs entire existence is pointless, no matter what the goddess mcguffin says about him.

Were it not for the stupid empire plotline I may have been able to enjoy this admittedly idiotic story (even if it was introduced much later on), but I feel like this... more>> is the sort of story you either like or hate because it was brought up so early. But heck, the beginning is just so terrible I wonder what possessed me to continue with it. I would much prefer it was scrubbed from existence so I could enjoy some adventures with non-human waifus with potatoes for brains without that crap looming in the back of my mind, ruining my fun. <<less
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dJava rated it
January 22, 2020
Status: c1600
This is if not the one, is one of my most FAVORITE novel I have. I had follow this novel from start of translation till now.

Im very agree with others, that its boring in the first hundreds chapters or so (even till now some chapters still like that).

Because the author had write many "backstory explanation" that boring. And the MC is dumb. And feel had slow pace. And the characters still gathering.

But its kinda understandable, as the author want to introduce this BIG world, and the MC is just an... more>> ordinary man that involves in an "universe scale" problem (Even its a fantasy-scifi story, its somewhat still had realistic feel, not just total nonsense).

But as the MC & crew grew, the plot become deep, and you understand the story, its become very interesting, intriguing, enjoyable, amusing, and more. But more importanly, its UNIQUE.

And more than comedy, its surprisingly had many message that you can take.

So if you can bear it in the first hundreds chapters, it will be very rewarding, if you enjoy the genre.

But be aware, that it will take rather a long time before the characters & the story mature. <<less
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IAMallEars rated it
November 30, 2019
Status: --
Another 8 grade syndrome MC but it's nice and funny even thought MC is a eyesore for being the Low intelligence for the comedy script I think it's nice if he's shameless and his happy because they order him there and here like a kid hahaha

Now it's good for comedy but ruined by the MC he like peaceful life like a quiet place but now his so happy and excited because his dream is being a hero now he have powers what I hate it a hero being a hero... more>> means your going to be a nanny you gonna save and protect them and the higher up is ordering him like an ass and he did not even refuse just because she's a little worker god of celestial god xiling empire

But the story is great if your now a serious reader that always finding flaw, too many funny and cringe moment what I like is he's not a d*ck that always drool to a beauty even if he's a little whimp that all, a little advice of you read it block your sense and imagine that your watching an Japanese anime :) <<less
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February 24, 2017
Status: v1c1
When I browsed through this page and then the first chapter, it is as expected of a slice-of-life novel- a truly boring read wherein the first chapter wasn't enough to hook me in. If it were to hook people into reading up to the last chapter, a prologue would be necessary in order add more interesting dimension and dialogue to give the story some meat to chew on. If it is a book that is just as boring as people-watching, I wouldn't recommend you read it given the slice-of-life tag.
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