Villains (real or symbolic) (male MC, romance/harem)

Villains (real or symbolic) (male MC, romance/harem)
The MC is male and happens to be the villain himself (usually by setting, sometimes choice) or allied to a villainess (by marriage, fiance, childhood friend). I'll provide a short description what i precisely like about that novel or its execution, or the points of criticism. No Yaoi.

All novels in this list have romance/ harem to quench your thirst (unless I say otherwise). Just having harem doesn't make it bad, only how it's written. 

MC refers to the Male MC, the one you are reading as, 'protagonist' refers to the classic 'hero' of the 'original' story. I'll also include till what chapter i've read the novel, sometimes the novels improve as you progress but 99% of the times tr*sh stays tr*sh.

Do feel free to recommend novels in the comments, i'll add them after reading.

Note: if i run out of space i'll consider removing some novels to try and spotlight the newer/ up-and-coming novels instead. If i do so i'll state it here.

Update: i have made that supplementary list. It's here- novelupdates.com/viewlist/71758/
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Novel Casanova
Created: Mar 30th, 2023, Updated: Nov 10th, 2023
Created Mar 30th, 2023
Updated Nov 10th, 2023
CN (4.3)
39 Chapters Every 418.7 Day(s) 7022 Readers 69 Reviews 08-13-2020
Another one of the OG great ones, i haven't read that far into it but it was an 8 out of 10 to me. It... more>>
JP (3.8)
79 Chapters Every 9.1 Day(s) 883 Readers 4 Reviews 11-10-2023
-TBD- Tentative optimism. But if this has any trace of the usual spineless beta lazy JP MC then this instantly goes into the exile list.... more>>
KR (4.4)
84 Chapters Every 3.1 Day(s) 2073 Readers 18 Reviews 02-21-2024
Wasted potential, NOT a mystery novel, cheap copy of Sherlock Holmes, might be decent harem, 5 out of 10. This novel really needs an in-depth... more>>
KR (4.3)
57 Chapters Every 4 Day(s) 2177 Readers 13 Reviews 02-29-2024
Descriptions are surface level, Rushed pacing, MC comes pre packaged with baggage you are just assumed to understand, 4 out of 10. Instead of using... more>>
KR (3.5)
175 Chapters Every 1.7 Day(s) 1719 Readers 8 Reviews 03-01-2024
Focused on the characters and the world setting, with heavy philosophical aspects, an exceptional 8 out of 10 novel, bordering on 9. Like someone wishes to... more>>
KR (3.9)
98 Chapters Every 1.7 Day(s) 1974 Readers 7 Reviews 02-27-2024
Great character development, really good descriptions, intriguing drama, an excellent romance and harem, an 8 out of 10. The MC *is* strong from the start,... more>>
KR (4.4)
134 Chapters Every 1.9 Day(s) 5219 Readers 34 Reviews 03-01-2024
-UPDATE- Lackluster characters, ditches pretense early on, constant plot contrivances, passable writing. an okay 7 out of 10. I was very hopeful for this one.... more>>
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  1. Novel Casanova
    Novel Casanova· Author · Mar 30, 2023 05:24 PM
    Genesis TLs has a lot of good stuff, if you are urgently seeking new stuff to read, i'd recommend you look there- https://www.novelupdates.com/group/genesis-translations/
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  2. Xuper9
    Xuper9· Apr 5, 2023 12:54 AM

    This is one of the first lists I’ve seen that looks good with some nice descriptions on your part

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  3. Novel Casanova
    Novel Casanova· Author · Apr 11, 2023 03:44 AM

    (Apologies the list order seems random, theyre just sorted by my whims, since i already give them a rating)

    Currently contemplating making a supplementary list with the already super popular novels like Dungeon defense/ Otome game tough for mobs so they don't crowd this list. 

    I guess it can also work as an exile for the novels that dont deserve to be promoted...

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  4. Learner88106
    Learner88106· Apr 20, 2023 12:32 PM
    Well, your list is pretty good other than giving "I became the villian of a romance fantasy" 4/10 rating, for me it's 10/10 or 9/10
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  5. Novel Casanova
    Novel Casanova· Author · May 22, 2023 09:10 PM

    UPDATE: I have finally made that supplementary list i was talking about. It's here- novelupdates.com/viewlist/71758/

    I've moved some of the novels from this list onto there and updated some of their descriptions. 

    I have also reordered the first page of this list to sort of better represent the way i'd introduce people to this genre but there's no exact method to it. Along with expanding a bit more on some of the novels i didn't tell much about.

    I am still reading and reviewing novels but they don't always fit the requirements for this list, if you want you can look at my account and go to the 'reviews' tab to get an idea what i'm up to. I feel like ive added most of the obvious picks to this list already and thats why new additions are slow.

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  6. mizuday
    mizuday· Nov 18, 2023 02:47 PM
    Thank you for the list clear.png
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  7. VillageMoron
    VillageMoron· May 26, 2023 11:42 PM
    Good list. I have sent a prostitute to your house for you to enjoy.
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  8. Scyferine8878
    Scyferine8878· May 21, 2023 03:24 PM
    Based
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  9. Empty21
    Empty21· May 5, 2023 04:47 AM
    clear.pngThank you for this list, I will keep coming back here 
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  10. bongoloyama
    bongoloyama· Apr 26, 2023 07:51 PM

    Thank you for all the descriptions. 

    The Villain Wants to Live was a great read but the ending killed it. clear.png

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