The Youngest Son of Sunyang


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[How could a slave know more about money than a master such as I] A quote by the president of Hanbo Group, Jung Tae Soo during the Congressional hearing. They are called employees, salarymen, but in truth they were slaves. I was a slave. But I’ve put everything I’ve had to become a butler. Instead, all I’ve got was an ending befitting of an abandoned slave. And the blessings of the god.

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Ytalani rated it
August 31, 2017
Status: --
It's a revenge troupe.

A male MC came from the modern time, transmigrated at least 30-40 years to the past as the youngest grandson son of Sunyang which is one the richest conglomerate of the modern era. He was an assistant/slave to his boss in his past life. His life ended as a scapegoat for his assh*le of a boss.

I've read a lot of transmigration story which also centered for revenge, and it is seldom for me to find a male MC, without OP cheat (except for his previous life knowledge... more>> and experience) that's why I'm giving it a 5 star. It may actually seem boring in the earlier chapters, but as you get deeper in the story, it is enjoyable to read.

I just hope that he won't create a harem. <<less
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tallrice rated it
October 17, 2017
Status: c20
This series is amazing, both so far, and from what I hear, later on too.

In fact, it's the most popular online series in Korea, as you might notice by going to the Munpia homepage (http://www. munpia. com/) where Youngest Son of Sunyang seems to have been in the top left (most popular) series spot for over a year now.

Unfortunately, many of the references are lost on us non-Koreans, as we don't know enough about the Samsung family, who are the real life 'basis' for the story. The series isn't a... more>> historical fiction or anything, it's only loosely based on the Samsung family but the author makes some clever social commentary mixed in with his reincarnation competition to be the next millionaire.

Lots of tension, lots of realism and some great characters, I strongly recommend the series to anyone who might give it a read! Would love to see more series like it, and more chapters translated... It really deserves some love. <<less
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Trent rated it
March 29, 2018
Status: c20
Not worth reading. The translation's terrible, particularly given how the TLer keeps asking for money. The story's bad anyway.

Even at the beginning, several chapters have already passed without anything important or interesting happening. That doesn't stop the author from misremembering one of the only major events so far and putting events out of order. Don't expect insights into why characters think or do anything, the story just skips from scene to scene like an TV episode recap.

Almost all the well-educated adults are stupid and petty. Even the chairman who built... more>> a multi-billion dollar company never realized that he should lobby more than just one political candidate, and he childishly starts shouting anytime someone says something he doesn't like? Uh, sure.

The MC's utterly random and undeveloped:

  • He can't make up his mind whether to act like a normal child or mature successor in front of his chairman grandfather, or whether to soak up his lessons or be bored by them.
  • He's messed up in the head. He threatens and traumatizes his brother, and soon after breaks his cousin's leg and later threatens to break his other leg, for no real reason. Nevermind that it would probably turn his family members into enemies and get him tattled on and considered a psychopath, making his family watch him more carefully or outright eliminating him from any chance of being allowed a high position in the company.
  • He wants to impress his grandfather with his future knowledge-backed cleverness, but doesn't tell him anything specific that'll make him seem extraordinary instead of just a bit clever for a kid or lucky.
  • It's not that he's trying to stay low-profile, either: his random assaults on children aside (seriously, dude's mentally forty years old and enjoys hurting and threatening pre-teens...), he keeps "secret" notebooks of things to remember. As long as his mom or maids don't clean his room or his brother doesn't steal his stuff in revenge, I guess..?
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Ascension rated it
October 16, 2017
Status: c18
Still a bit early to give my input, since the world building is still on-going and so it's still a bit confusing. But nonetheless, I would give it 4.5 stars. It's not yet super (5 stars), but it's very good (4 stars is only "good").

Ever since a year now, I've noticed that korean novels tend to be much more varied than the chinese ones, and so is this diamond in the rough.

The story starts by showing us the MC, as one of the assistants (problem solver for issues such as... more>> abortions, bribes etc) of the current Sunyang chaebol (when you think chaebol think of the current influential south-korean chaebol: Samsung). He was 40-year old fixer/problem solver, and even though he worked for them for 20+ something years faithfully (and only hopes to become a butler) he gets pinned as a scapegoat by the current head of Sunyang for embezzlement or theft, and then gets murdered afterwards. He reincarnates (it is not said how it happens), through a weird string of luck in the Sunyang family 30 years in the past, as the youngest grandson of one of the founders of Sunyang. Luckily he winds up in a branch family not the same branch as the one that eventually turned out to use him as a scapegoat.

So now he is 10-years old, and he's using his past-knowledge by impressing his grandfather, the current head of Sunyang. He's trying to derail the eldest son (his uncle now, of age 20) from becoming the successor, and he's trying to be fostered/made into the next successor by manipulating his grandfather, by showing how excellent he is. Which is funny because he is 10 years old... so comparing a 10-year old to a 20-year old.... :p

I'm currently up to ch 14, and currently can't wait for more chapters. It's different than other novels, it delves into chaebol/family based conglomerates and the fights between the successors. If you want to make an idea for yourself how the novel is, and want to try it, my suggestion would be to read at least 5 chapters, because the first 3 chapters all had to do with world building so it was kind of boring, but further than that, the next 2 chapters shows his ambition/thought process for future steps. Once this gets more speed, I will probably change the 4 star into 5 star since it will probably be worth it. If the novel picks up a bit more speed, I believe this novel will probably be in top 10 novels since it's quite interesting.

Edit: I've continued reading this up to the latest chapter. Strangely enough I actually called it correctly, the story is based on the current ruling chaebol of South Korea, which is Samsung. Last few chapters, I'm not sure if it's due to the author or due to the translator, but the chapters have become really difficult to understand, it jumps from one character to another, and you end up mixing the characters. So now I'm kinda lost with the story a bit. But the story still feels promising, and I stand by my previous rating. <<less
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yuniwala rated it
September 5, 2017
Status: c10
I've like transmigration story wich also centered for revenge. Its interesting to find MC without OP cheat and work hard for his goal. As you get deeper in the story, it's enjoyable to read.
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fatpanda rated it
April 11, 2018
Status: c20
This is genuinely interesting. Although not much has happened I believe that this has a lot of potential. I expect this will be slow, but I am definitely willing to stick with it. This is the only time travel story that I have read that makes the MC a different person completely. I mean in this type of story, and even in other genres the only one I can think of is “I Reincarnated as my Wife” overall it seems pretty good. The MC isn’t just like trust me my... more>> dudes. He isn’t like other MCs who are just like “what I do is right, no matter how ridiculous it is you have to trust me”. Not perfect, but definately close, although that really depends on how the next few chapters go. <<less
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