There Will Always Be Protagonists With Delusions of Starting a Harem

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Suddenly, the unmarried twenty-year-old Ye Zhizhou had many more relatives, yet it was too late for him to clearly understand the circumstances as he nearly died in a car accident. After that, he somehow managed to survive and was even forcibly bound to a Salvation System.

How is it salvation?

Harems destroy worlds! Preventing a harem will save them!

. . . .

Ok, prevent harems. After seeing the entire system introduction, the corners of Ye Zhizhou’s mouth twitched. In order to return home safely, he decisively began his risky journey—he’d just treat it as if he was playing a large-scale strategy game.

Since then, the people the protagonist would rescue, he rescued first.The businesses the protagonist would make, he made first. The little brother the protagonist would take in, he took in first. The cliff the protagonist would jump off of, he jumped off of first. The gay sex the protagonist would have, he’d have. . . . Wait wait, can’t do this one, change it, let me change it.

???: No, you can do this one.

Ye Zhizhou (alarmed): Who’s speaking?

???: Your husband.

Ye Zhizhou: . . . .

#every world has a man who insists on dragging me to go have gay sex, what do I do, waiting online for an answer, urgent #

#[scared] it’s the same guy in every world, how do i get away, waiting online for an answer, hurry hurry hurry! #

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Luôn Có Vai Chính Vọng Tưởng Mở Rộng Hậu Cung
总有主角妄想开后宫
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02/28/19 padamtl c50
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02/06/19 padamtl c48
01/27/19 padamtl c47
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Mariquena
New Mariquena rated it
March 18, 2019
Status: Completed
In my opinion it is really nice, it is the first Chinese novel that I read and opened a new world for me.

As I did not resist I read the rest in the original Chinese version with a translator, near the end the translator went crazy and did not fully understand the ending, but I'm looking forward to the English version.
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AyanoItami
New AyanoItami rated it
March 1, 2019
Status: c41
I really like this author. How should I put it..... Their character actually have believable action. It's like I can potray it as a film in my head.

The story is face paced but I didn't feel like I was cheated. Author told us what need to be told.

And I really like the MC. He's not only kind but just.
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MofuMofu
MofuMofu rated it
November 18, 2017
Status: Completed
I though I will see another new (fast wear) tags, but I already read this raw 😭😭😭😭

Btw, this novel is so good. Its focused to the harem and the harem is totally messed up. If u harem, hate godly/hypocrite protagonist, then u can read this. This story is too good.

... more>>[/MC job is to broke the harem, and the protagonist is always crazy. The information from sytem is soo messed up tht I Lol. I really like how the MC said tht the protagonist is hypocrite. Because indeed it is. The information from system is soo beautifull, yet the reality is not tht. Lol. The MC is not villain. At least not the villain in the real live, or out the novel. Cause, MC and harem action will destroying the world and the cause is so messed up. It so funny. Too funny I would say.

And the ML is like FOD, dont worry. Its a possessive, obssesive, handsome, powerfull ml, and the MC is slighly cunning, and cute. Not like MC FOD. But not sweet like lovabable package if u already see these novel on Novel Update. Its wonderfull story. U can read this. I recommend this 👍👍👍 <<less
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Kailyria20
Kailyria20 rated it
November 14, 2017
Status: --
This one is good pick, I read halfway through the raws and it focuses mostly on the MC breaking the harem rather than his romance, and slight spoiler is that the system doesn't provide accurate information on the plot of the world, so the MC has to figure out and piece together what was missing in order to complete this mission.
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ShanShan
ShanShan rated it
May 1, 2018
Status: Completed
The story is somewhat similar to FOD but fear not, it is still a very entertaining read. MC is intelligent and witty, ML is very possessive but sweet and protective of the MC. Please do not turn away from this novel just because someone said that it wasn't a satisfying read after basically only finishing 1 arc. The more you read, the more you understand the story and the characters and trust me it will get you hooked.

200% recommended to read.
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turelight
turelight rated it
January 23, 2018
Status: Completed
To sum it up, this is a story of a lost child, yandare-san and a drug dealer.

😂😂😂😂😂

The plot is interesting and it looks easy and unreasonable at first, but when our MC entering Hell Mode, he will discover the world's secrets and the real enemy's identity.
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iampsyx
iampsyx rated it
December 27, 2017
Status: c17
... it wasn't a satisfying read. In a span of 17 chapters, I can't count the number of times I thought something along the lines of: "this character is stupid", "this development is just oh-so-convenient" and "... wtf..?"

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Plus, am I the only one who got really creepy vibes when the 1st arc's ML laid his hands on a minor? A minor he's supposed to be guarding? Fudge, I normally don't bat an eyelid when it's BL (like in Quickly Wear The Face of the Devil), heck — I read shotacon doujins! But this is just... no...

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Oh, well. Maybe this one isn't just for me. (*´A`) =3 <<less
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Ritu
Ritu rated it
January 6, 2018
Status: --
I really liked it !!! There were a lot of plot twists and it was really well written and translated ! Its similar to FOD in the way that there is transmigration and disrupting the protagonist but in a more detailed way than FOD.. A very entertaining read !!
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eligy
eligy rated it
March 19, 2018
Status: c15
Decent for a quick hit if you like transmigration novels, even if the plot isn't the best, but I think the translator might be illiterate. At any rate, the MTL could really use an editor.

Content warnings for arc 1:

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Fatphobia and unrealistic weight loss (acknowledged to be unrealistic, but it makes you wonder why it was necessary to make the character fat in the first place, except to juxtapose the character before and after MC transmigrates into his body), ML repeatedly kisses MC despite MC being in the body of a minor and unwilling

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The plot developments are unrealistic, the characters are shallow, and the translation doesn't make up for any of that and is barely readable at best, so I wouldn't recommend this unless you just want a quick QWFOD-like read. <<less
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tofumofu
tofumofu rated it
March 16, 2018
Status: Completed
Its really good.

Though the premise is overused the plot is still very interesting. Theres a lot of comedic parts but got parts that almost made me shed tears too. Especially during the later parts. Gosh.

+ the characters arent one dimensional. Theyre very individualistic imho. Esp the MC.

But the best part lol I think would be the sheer ridiculousness of when the mirror tells the MC about how the harems can destroy worlds. So ridiculous 😂. I love it.
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Idzin
Idzin rated it
January 8, 2018
Status: c15
This is a very interesting read! If you're a fan of FOD, then you will ABSOLUTELY LOVE this story. Both of the stories might seem similar at first, but you'll notice the differences as you read this along.

Really recommended!!
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ViralAeon
ViralAeon rated it
February 6, 2019
Status: c160
so this novel has very mixed reviews... why? Well besides the obvious different people have different tastes, there are a few key points...

1. the novel has a general repetition for the most part from the begininning towards the late middle (around 120s I think) until it finally starts to tie in some major plot points,

unlike other world hopping or fast wears where they get really indepth with the arcs and world building to the point where the chapters get dragged out, this novel makes it feel as if there... more>> are more arcs that look shorter in indexes, but the story carries through making it feel fulfilled without too much filler and just enough fluff and face slapping and the system being its cute and caring self.

I'm not sure if I would say I like this method more to say cannon fodder cheat system where it goes further in depth with other characters from their perspective, reborn as a system where I think there's a lot of info dumping, or FOTD where its the perfect remedy of everything. I think getting the majority of the perspective just from our friendly MC works for this because we find out things with him in his thought process as we solve the mystery in each arc. Sometimes it can be slightly dumb or question how the MC could have possibly come to that conclusion based on diddly squat, but generally the plot twists are satisfying. I especially love the zombie arc! Its probably my favorite to be honest, but I'm an apocalypse nut so I'm slightly biased.

2. Sometimes the mtling is just confusing even though the arc's story is good,

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*cough* there is this one reallllly annoying arc where the father and two sons (one being the protagonist, the other being our MC) all have the same name (Zhang Qiu I think). While their first names have different chinese characters and they sound differently, when it gets down to it in english and we remove the accents, they are the same and it gets really confusing, and I really like that arc so it makes me even more frustrated...

i look forward to how the translator will go about their names

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3. Sometimes I think the author just used that arc to sell meng (moe, fluff),

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I know other may disagree with me... but personally I really hate that sleeping devil cultivation arc. The one where ML is the devil king or demon beast king (?). He's a doggo. The story seems rather thrown together, there are points that confuse the h*ll out of me despite rereading and the only pros to this arc is the fluff service. The ML is a doggo but because he was sealed or needs to conserve energy or something, he looks like a pup or a kiddo (can't recall exactly, too frustrated). He is super adorable nonetheless, and super smexy when he turns back into a hunk to eat some tofu.

It is sorta nice seeing ML so vulnerable, but I think other arcs do it better when they make him emotionally vulnerable.

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4. Sometimes the ML is too yandere (which puts some ppl off). I thought it was cute. I personally really love their relationship and the characters because they both feel real and finally the ML isn't f*cking perfect! They also have real relationship fights.

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There was also one arc where the MC did nothing to solve the arc because ML decided to do it for him and they got into a huge fight because of it. It was very dramatic! And then ML did it again later and I think the MC threatened to break it off with him if he does it again since the MLs distrust in MC makes the MC unable to trust ML, and he should be able to trust his life partner! There was more drama, and I will be evil and not tell you which arc so you can read the novel to find out! Teehee~ <3

There was a ton of fluff, and a ton of tofu eating some of which was a bit more than fading to black. MC I feel has more bad ass moments than ML or at least they're more dramatic!!! There was an arc that did make me cry bcuz... well something really tearjerky happened. But I cry from watching les miserables, soooo....

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now that we are out of spoiler territory, I would seriously rate this novel 4 stars because while it wasn't as epic and original as some of the 5 star novels, there are definitely original stories in here that make it story wise at least a solid 3.5 despite mtling difficulties. What makes it 4 is the relationship between MC and ML and the ML in general because while he is just as OP as those other MLs in other novels, this ML has emotional vulnerabilities that feel real and also dramatic and unique, that I feel is not explored as much or at all in other novels. I mean, he almost destroyed their relationship in the latter half of the novel where they should be an unbeatable duo! It made me happy!

God speed reader! <<less
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Rinth
Rinth rated it
December 10, 2017
Status: c1
This one is very entertaining with the MC breaking harems. It's well made, translated good, and very addicting. You'll want to binge read.
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Yuzuhi
Yuzuhi rated it
September 26, 2018
Status: c35
At chapter 35 currently, I can say I am enjoying this novel a lot. While similar to FOD in transmigrating and wanting to derail the plot, it's funny to see MC having to destroy the harems specifically.

The only thing I find myself disliking is how easily MC was bent, especially when looking at the description of the novel, that made it sound like it might take several worlds for MC to accept ML... I feel like that part shouldn't be in the description, because it is simply misleading. Other than... more>> that, I totally recommend this novel! <<less
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Ao.May
Ao.May rated it
June 17, 2018
Status: c16
"Facepalm"

I didn't find a problem 'bout the ML and MC's character nor about the plot. But, really, the world that MC has to save, how should I say...? Even though I only at the start, I laughed hard read the situation of the two worlds.

Well, that is for now.

The translation is good, easy to understand. Keep the good work, translator.
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ResidentialPsycho
ResidentialPsycho rated it
May 28, 2018
Status: c30
This is a fun, light read with interesting plots and harem-breaking. The main character carries the story, but most of the side-characters come across as rather flat. The original protagonists whose harems the MC had to destroy came across as pretty nasty people once all was revealed. It'll be nice if more dimension is shown for the original protagonists and side-characters. Thus far, there are a lot of unanswered questions, even relating to the previous arcs, so I don't have any hope for them being answered.

Unfortunately, some of the sentences... more>> are very unclear, which makes them lose meaning in the translation and makes me feel like I'm missing part of the story. <<less
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KimiKazoo
KimiKazoo rated it
April 1, 2018
Status: Completed
This is a very unique transmigrating kind of story. There are definitely some harem breaking arcs that are better and have unexpected plot twists to them, but even the less interesting ones are readable.

Overall, I think its a great book.
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rhianirory
rhianirory rated it
January 26, 2019
Status: Completed
Interesting enough with some fluff to it. the protagonists seem like pure and stereotypically good people until things stop going their way... then not so much. knowledge and perception is everything. there are no "good" protagonists and almost all of them are scheming in the plotholes of whatever story the MC is in at the moment.

There's no OOC punishments in this novel and the MC isn't forced to follow the script to progress the story. he just has to make sure all the harem members don't get together with the... more>> protagonist and not kill the jerk of the week (can't kill the favored son or daughter, the world would end). it lost a star because there are some stories I didn't like at all (ABO and court politics).

Like a lot of other readers FOD was my first world hopping novel and while this has some similarities, this is not as well written. Some of the stories follow the same basic plot lines as most of the others (i.e. researching and creating a vaccine during the zombie apocalypse). the details differ a little from one novel to the next but i'd kind of like to see a different kind apocalypse story, I'm rather burnt out on zombies right now. and also Zergs; why is it that the only alien race the Chinese ever fight in the future are the same giant bugs in every. single. story?! <<less
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misseternal
misseternal rated it
January 26, 2019
Status: c46
A transmigration/world-hopping story, where the MC and ML find each other over and over again. The arcs are cute and intriguing, and especially this last arc (arc 4) is amazing! The MC is given the quest of disassembling the harems of the worlds' protagonists, because the mere existance of a possible harem always leads to world destruction in very bizarre ways lmao.

The story is light-hearted. There are dark themes, as the bodies the MC transmigrates into are all canon-fodder with very bad endings. The stories of the fate of the... more>> worlds before MC transmigrates into them are sometimes so messed up, but in a good 'omg somebody write this story' way. MC transmigrates into those cannon-fodder bodies, reverses fate for both himself and the protagonists, and also finds his hubby and interacts with him in very heart-warming ways~

MC is clever, and quite likable I think. ML is super adoring towards the MC, while not giving anyone else any face keh keh keh. The protagonists currently have all been evil, or at least bad-inentioned towards the characters MC transmigrates into. The members that would have been in the harems that MC is destroying before the harem can even get established, are all around okay. Some members get more attention that others. The first three arcs have only 2 members each, but this current arc 4 has four members, so as the story focuses on MC and ML more, the harem members get less attention. The focus on MC and ML creates so many fluffy and feel-good moments, especially when the ML is helping MC with his quests, or the face-slappings uwu

The plot is super good, arc lengths is about 15 chapters for every arc. I feel very satisfied with how the author created the worlds and their stories, both the before and after transmigration fates of the worlds. Characters are good, MC is lovable and ML is a super good match for this MC. Protagonists are very interesting! Like, in a different story focusing on the protagonist instead of MC, I would be rooting for the protagonists.

Who would not enjoy this:

    • Ppl wanting a compassionate, white lotus MC
    • Ppl wanting sociable ML
    • Ppl wanting the protagonist to have a good relationship with MC (as of chapter 46, maybe MC will befriend protagonists in later chapters and arcs)
    • Homophobic ppl
As long as you are not in the above list, I say give it a try. The first arc is like a little introduction period, but the romance and stuff pick up later on the arcs beyond.

I really like this genre of transmigrating soulmates, but this one is currently the one I like the most in the incomplete translations on this site. Thank you translator-sama for your hard work! <<less
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SublimiSomnium
SublimiSomnium rated it
January 14, 2019
Status: c50
I've read and enjoyed several transmigration with system and one true love type stories (at least twenty) - however this is only the second story in which the MC tries to reform the villains rather than mindlessly wreaking revenge upon them. This fact lends nuance and credibility that is usually sorely lacking in these types of stories. It is also the most common tsukkomi I find myself thinking when I'm reading these stories. In fact I've dropped stories in the genre precisely because I've been made morally uncomfortable by some... more>> methods an MC used to push a villain to hell, as if a person's sucky motivations or your own recollections of the same treatment justify torture. Anyways, I'm happy to say this story does not do that and the MC and ML are able to be cute and happy together without relying on the suffering of others.

I agree with many of the other reviews that the first arc was problematic, but it manages to save itself so don't worry. Get through the icky bit and then MC and ML interactions stay sweet and funny.

After reading the beginning portion of Death Progress Bar from the same author I'm quite confident that this author particularly excels at characterization. Even side characters act and react believably - even if you don't understand their motivations at that point it is always apparent that there are background reasons you simply do not know. Of course, that is assuming you are paying attention to the details which can be hard when you are waiting on translations a week apart (not criticizing the translator, just stating the capabilities of my memory).

Of course, one of the common ways these stories fail is with a disappointing conclusion, which I haven't gotten to yet. I'll update when I get there, but just wanted to give kudos to the very solid and enjoyable writing and story development. <<less
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smallcatwizard
smallcatwizard rated it
January 4, 2019
Status: c44
A fun comedic light novel, a cleanser palate if you will after reading too many tragedies.

MC has to go around and destroy every harem the protagonists are destined to gather otherwise that world will fall into ruin.

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I did feel a little bit of pity for all the protagonists since MC mercilessly crushes them under his heel.

The author is kind enough to give the protagonists a decent happy end. So it's not a total blood bath.

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I also like the Soulmate angle this has going on where ML always finds MC.

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The possessiveness can get a bit creepy but hey I've read worse.

First arc's problem for me is that MC's legal guardian falls in love with MC despite being just 17, and molests him. Thankfully nothing s*xual, but if someone doesn't want you feeling them up and smooching, you gotta stop. You're his guardian.

Third arc was also a bit iffy but MC emphasized that he wouldn't touch ML who is a minor at the time. ML does try to take advantage of MC on more than one occassion but never succeeded until they were both finally of age and soon married afterwards.

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The System is unreliable but a little adorable. They do try to help MC with a few things here and there.

Because the unreliable info the System provides, the involved characters tend to show unexpected quirks and personalities. It keeps the story fresh and interesting. <<less
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hikaharu
hikaharu
April 15, 2018
Status: c26
Heee~ eventhough the plot is somewhat the same as some other transmigration novel.. I find it a good read as well~ So far I really like how the plot is somewhat too ridiculous that it's funny~ I especially love the second arc... Ouyang Zhi is too cute~! Too bad he's not permanent character~
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