MALE MC NOVELS THAT FOCUSES IN THE PLOT MORE THAN ROMANCE

MALE MC NOVELS THAT FOCUSES IN THE PLOT MORE THAN ROMANCE
this is mostly just male mc without female leads like "love interests" or harems :)

Korean Novels #1 - #25
Chinese Novels #26 - #53
Japanese Novels #54 - #70

* There might be some sexual tensions towards side characters but mostly it views the improvement of the main characters
* Novels like this just focus on the plot and battle towards mc's main goal and shenanigans but most of the novels here are my male protagonist 'to be read' and I hope you guys find something that suits your tastes <3 so yeah happy reading ^^)/
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Created: Apr 13th, 2021, Updated: Jan 31st, 2022
Created Apr 13th, 2021
Updated Jan 31st, 2022
KR (4.2)
157 Chapters Every 8.8 Day(s) 2331 Readers 26 Reviews 04-22-2022
He had lived a thousand lives… some were long and precious and some short-lived, forgotten in the back of his mind.This time, he was born... more>>
KR (4)
76 Chapters Every 0.5 Day(s) 3415 Readers 11 Reviews 05-16-2022
5 years after the world changed, the final boss appeared.[The final boss for area Earth, the Frost Queen, has appeared.] The final boss! If we... more>>
KR (4.7)
17 Chapters Every 22 Day(s) 2016 Readers 22 Reviews 05-14-2022
KR (3.9)
21 Chapters Every 141.7 Day(s) 16519 Readers 178 Reviews 09-09-2016
KR (4.1)
99 Chapters Every 15.2 Day(s) 11190 Readers 94 Reviews 05-15-2022
An F-rank Hunter.That too, a useless, pathetic F-rank hyung who dragged down his amazing S-rank brother.To me, who’d halfheartedly lived a disastrous life that’d ended... more>>
KR (4.5)
0 Chapters Every 1414 Day(s) 16591 Readers 346 Reviews 07-03-2018
Kim Dokja does not consider himself the protagonist of his own life. Befitting the name his parents gave him, he is a solitary person whose sole hobby is reading web novels. For over a decade, he has lived vicariously through Yu Junghyeok, the main character of the web novel Three Ways to Survive the Apocalypse (TWSA).... more>>
KR (3.8)
62 Chapters Every 12.1 Day(s) 1770 Readers 9 Reviews 02-07-2022
One day, when I opened my eyes, I became the 5th prince of the empire that appeared in the novel.... more>>
KR (4.5)
780 Chapters Every 2.9 Day(s) 31631 Readers 498 Reviews 05-17-2022
When I opened my eyes, I was inside a novel.[The Birth of a Hero].[The Birth of a Hero] was a novel focused on the adventures... more>>
KR (4.1)
50 Chapters Every 14.1 Day(s) 1403 Readers 7 Reviews 03-30-2022
He became an aide to the final boss in the novel.In the ending of the novel, the final boss is dead, and the world is... more>>
KR (3.8)
0 Chapters Every 17.8 Day(s) 4898 Readers 43 Reviews 01-24-2022
Kim Jeongjin, an editor of a publishing company on the brink of closing due to bankruptcy, ends up transmigrating inside a fantasy novel as the... more>>
KR (4.1)
217 Chapters Every 5 Day(s) 3966 Readers 39 Reviews 05-04-2022
When I cleared the final chapter of a game that was a national failure, I became an unnamed supporting character in it.A non-standard, unmeasurable, EX... more>>
KR (3.9)
435 Chapters Every 0.5 Day(s) 3610 Readers 14 Reviews 05-17-2022
A crunchy and crispy chicken. The stretchy cheese on pizza, and eating ramyeon at 1 in the morning! I only wanted to eat delicious food.... more>>
KR (4.1)
71 Chapters Every 6.9 Day(s) 4991 Readers 40 Reviews 05-11-2022
I was transported into the romantic fantasy novel my younger sister was reading, not as the male lead but as the second male lead. If... more>>
KR (3.7)
0 Chapters Every 734 Day(s) 2337 Readers 14 Reviews 05-15-2020
“If you had E-class or F-class skills, history would have changed.”Jung-woo Jung, a hero who has everything except ability.Then the world gave him unlimited power.
KR (4.1)
0 Chapters Every 62.2 Day(s) 532 Readers 4 Reviews N/A
After being beat up and put into a coma by eight of his classmates at Nun’Gwang Middle school, Se’young woke up after nine long months and found out that his father committed suicide by self-immolation in an attempt to get justice for what happened to him.... more>>
KR (4.2)
0 Chapters Every 450 Day(s) 989 Readers 3 Reviews 02-21-2021
I lived as a F rank hunter. I thought I would die as a F rank hunter.“How is it? Is it usable?””Where did you pick... more>>
KR (4.3)
712 Chapters Every 16.3 Day(s) 21667 Readers 180 Reviews 11-24-2021
The man forsaken by the world, the man a s*ave to money and the man known as the legendary God of War in the highly... more>>
KR (3.3)
261 Chapters Every 0.9 Day(s) 1853 Readers 34 Reviews 07-27-2021
Kwan Dae-ha.A second-year high school student who looks ordinary but is not ordinary.He has a secret he couldn’t tell anyone…And it was that he was... more>>
KR (3.8)
33 Chapters Every 3.4 Day(s) 11444 Readers 117 Reviews 08-09-2016
Emperor of Solo Play.Year 2035. The virtual reality game, Warlord, changed the world. An Jaehyun was one of the many who wished to change his... more>>
KR (4)
38 Chapters Every 16 Day(s) 594 Readers 7 Reviews 07-26-2021
Someone who got stabbed is fine, but someone who attacked started bleeding. ‘Are you surprised? I just gave it back to you.
KR (3.7)
0 Chapters Every 42.8 Day(s) 1982 Readers 10 Reviews N/A
[SSS-Rank Summons, Predation, Transformation] “It’s a machine error. Sometimes a nonsense rank is written.”... more>>
KR (4.4)
211 Chapters Every 4.3 Day(s) 15077 Readers 164 Reviews 05-10-2022
I want an S-Rank skill too! I want it so badly, I could die for it!... more>>
KR (4)
185 Chapters Every 6.1 Day(s) 5524 Readers 53 Reviews 04-24-2022
Lee Junghoo died in a car accident. He braved each and every hardships in Jaiden’s body in hopes that he would survive once he cleared... more>>
KR (4)
481 Chapters Every 13.5 Day(s) 17569 Readers 153 Reviews 12-03-2021
On a normal boring day, a message appears, inviting him to a Tutorial.... more>>
KR (4.2)
47 Chapters Every 10.9 Day(s) 2214 Readers 12 Reviews 03-20-2022
I became a miserably weak aristocrat in the web novel ‘SSS-Class Knight’.With a body that can drop at a moment’s notice, no less.‘Let’s live for... more>>
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  1. snowyearl
    snowyearl· May 4, 2021 01:13 AM
    I recommend Superstars of Tomorrow! https://www.novelupdates.com/series/superstars-of-tomorrow/
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    • air1ine
      air1ine· Author · May 6, 2021 10:20 AM
      Tysm for the great suggestion snowy! I'll make sure to add that on the list ^^
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  2. AnnaWars
    AnnaWars· May 17, 2021 05:36 PM
    I wonder if The Earth is Online can be considered in this list hahash
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    • air1ine
      air1ine· Author · May 18, 2021 04:10 AM

      oh haha~ unfortunately TEIO is yaoi and the list specifically said no romance ( romance centric =  yaoi) although the story and arcs are good it is not fit for this theme of lists.

      though thank you for the suggestion I'll make sure to read TEIO again ^^

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