This tag suggests that the protagonist of the series is known to have a limited lifespan, and this fact thus causes plot progression. This limited lifespan can be due to some terminal illness/illness or curse.
Lu Shang picked up a dirty teenager while discussing work at a bar. It was merely happenstance, but memories from ten years ago resurfaced when he saw the gunshot scars on the teenager’s back.... more>>
Lu Shang asked him, “What is your name?”
“Xiao Li… My surname is Li, so they all called me Xiao Li.”
“You don’t have a name?”
“I don’t remember.”
Lu Shang said, “Then I will call you Li Sui. From now on, you will be with me.”
From that day onward, a young “lover” was always by Lu Shang’s side.
Years later, Dr. Leung teased Lu Shang, “You didn’t get his heart, instead your heart caved in; boss Lu, that doesn’t seem like a bargain.”
Immortal arts, magic weapons, magical powers*, and the boundless spiritual Qi between heaven and earth vanished into obscurity overnight, and all the exorcists became mere mortals.... more>>
300 years later, the Five Barbarians traversed the pass, a prelude to an era of great turmoil in China. They heralded the end of the world, where thousands of drought fiends stalked the night and the collapse of the Divine Land** was imminent.
Fortunately, within this long, dark night*** where silence had fallen on all magic, a lone star still glistened brightly on the horizon.
The Heart Lamp appeared, illuminating the vast expanse around it. A 16-year-old young man, who will end his life on his 20th birthday, embarked on a journey of reclaiming the spiritual Qi of the heavens and earth that had been sealed away — only four years remain.
The road ahead was filled with countless thistles and thorns, and it seemed improbable for him to succeed.
Chen Xing, “The important thing is that I’m the last exorcist in this world, yet the only magic I am capable of is emitting light. What can I do?”
Wait patiently then. When the Dinghai pearl reappears on earth, the uncertain trajectory of everyone’s fates will be completely disrupted before converging once more.
Chen Xing, “Could I be partnered with a more normal Protector martial god?”
Isn’t your Protector really skilled in fighting?
Chen Xing, “He is good at fighting, but when he loses it he’ll hit even me……”
There’s nothing that can be done about that, you can only blame yourself for losing yourself to lust.
*: Buddhist term: Abhijñā, a mysterious force that surpasses the limits of mortals gained through meditation
**: old name for China
***: figurative meaning: long period of misery and oppression
The diary of Nan Kang of his relationship with his ex-boyfriend, expressing that he was willing to wait for him until 35 years old.... more>>
From morning to night, from the moment of love, the ending should have been predicted. The world praises love, but never admits love. Why is it wrong? Nan Kang, 35 years old is too long, and the waters in Xiangjiang is too cold. For fear that you are alone in the distant heavens, and he, with a woman and maybe a child, in the paradise at home. Nan Kang, do you regret waiting?
(It is said that this is a real story of a real person, Nan Kang, who has written other stories in his life. He had a loving boyfriend who, unable to withstand pressure from family and society, married a woman. In between March 9th to March 12th in 2008, Nan Kang jumped into the waters of Xiangjiang and ended his life. In 2016, readers commemorated his would-be 35th birthday.)
Kuria Kei, a chef who was endeavoring to open his first new restaurant in Tokyo found himself in a desert of another world after passing... more>> out in the middle of preparations. Rescued by Aisa, a girl who lives in the nearest village to the desert, he started his new life under the care of her family as he developed his cooking skills, and eventually discovered the disquieting food culture held by the citizens of that unfamiliar land.
Luo Qiu became the boss of a ‘club’ by chance. ... more>>
It was a weird club that sold strange items and with a servant girl that had 300 years of working experience. Countless people with dreams, hopes and ambitions came to the club to exchange anything precious they own for what they want. They would offer their lifespan, items, and even their soul. Every successful trade would increase Luo Qiu’s lifespan by a little.
“Tribute successful, your lifespan has increased by 99 years.”
As thus, Luo Qiu began his endless life as the club’s boss.
200 years after the world has ended, the laws of society have long been forgotten.... more>>
Countless grotesque monsters now run amok on this the earth and Reavers who devour and massacre humans follow suit.
In this hopeless world, the devil hunters who have caused the devil to have gone extinct roam from place to place.
But in a world without the devils, for what reason do these hunters continue to mindlessly travel throughout the lands?
Maybe it is to just survive.
The devil hunters continue on.
In this godforsaken world, the protagonist Zin meets a little girl named Leona, a girl whose entire life was nothing but pain, and search for the meaning of his life.
The threads of fate slowly come together.
The wheel of destiny continues to spin.
That night, I listened to the hymns till dawn, not for serenity, but to seek a sliver of your soul;... more>>
That month, I flipped through all the scriptures, not for enlightenment, but to touch the pages where your fingers once lingered;
That year, I knelt on the grounds, my head embracing the dusts, not to pay obeisance to the Gods, but to feel the warmth you left behind;
That life, I wandered through ten thousand great mountains, not in search for an afterlife, but to cross paths with you –
Gao Fei, do you believe that I lived through this night, this day, this year, and this lifetime, only to hold your hand and accompany you in this journey of life?
What is the sun? What is light? What is time? What is existence?... more>>
In the dark vastness of the universe, what were robots created for in the end times, and for what did they perish?
Civilization, go and wander in the darkness, then blossom for love.
Traversing into another world, Zhang Xuan finds himself becoming an honorable teacher.... more>>
Along with his transcension, a mysterious library appears in his mind.
As long as it is something he has seen, regardless of whether it is a human or an object, a book on its weaknesses will be automatically compiled in the library.
Thus, he becomes formidable.
“Emperor Zhuoyang, why do you detest wearing your underwear so much? As an emperor, can’t you pay a little more attention to your image?”
“Fairy Linglong, you can always look for me if you find yourself unable to sleep at night. I am skilled in lullabies!”
“And you, Demon Lord Qiankun! Can you cut down on the garlic? Are you trying to kill me with that stench?”
This is an incredible story about teachers and students, grooming and guiding the greatest experts in the world!
“Obtaining the topmost degree of talent in sword arts in the world requires giving up 72 years of lifespan, which leaves you with only five more years of your life. At the same time, you will never be able to feel love, kinship, and friendship, and you’ll end up leading a lonely life until your death, unable to procreate, or to have any descendants.... more>>
“From now onwards, everything related to happiness in the human world shall no longer be of your concern. Are you willing to accept this?”
“Hahahaha, I’m already alone bereft of all support, my hopes dashed to pieces, shouldering only absolutely irreconcilable grudge and hatred, why would I disagree? Why would I not want it? I couldn’t ask for anything better!!”
His sword sweeps across the Divine Continent for seven days and nights, moving 90,000 miles through the starry skies, unhindered.
He slays saints and buddhas in Heaven, slaughters demons and devils in Hell, sweeping away all the grievances in his heart!
Zhang Gong decides to learn light magic, a magic few show interest in and eventually becomes the legendary Grand Magister. While trying to end the... more>> continent’s east and west separation in order to unite all of the different races, he becomes every race’s Child of Light.
To pick is to choose. This is a story about choices. Three thousand worlds full of gods and demons, with a daoist scroll in your hand, you are able to control the entire universe…... more>>
At the beginning of time, a mystical meteor came crashing down from outer space and scattered all over the world. A piece of it landed in the Eastern Continent. There were mysterious totems carved upon the meteor. Through viewing these totems, mankind comprehended the Dao and established the Orthodoxy.
Several thousand years later, the fourteen years old orphan Chen Changsheng left his master to cure his illness and change his fate. He brought a part of a marriage vow with him to the capital, thus beginning the journey of a rising hero…
The story revolves around a boy and a girl who travel together through a world that is gradually nearing its end. A mysterious illness has... more>> emerged that erases the very existence of everyone who suffers from it. The story does, however, not focus on the tragic aspect of this fairly post-apocalyptic setting, but rather shows the people and events the two travelers come across during their journey.