Male Idol Novels

Male Idol Novels
List for novels that focused on the daily life and the struggles of male idols. 

1-30 No Romance
31-54 BL
55-62 BG

For female idol novels: https://www.novelupdates.com/viewlist/87891 
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Created: Jan 23rd, 2024, Updated: Apr 3rd, 2024
Created Jan 23rd, 2024
Updated Apr 3rd, 2024
KR (4.7)
211 Chapters Every 21.5 Day(s) 7295 Readers 78 Reviews 06-12-2023
The trendsetter and the most popular one of this trope, for a reason. Good writing and memorable characters, a must read for the fans of... more>>
KR (4.2)
187 Chapters Every 2.5 Day(s) 2568 Readers 16 Reviews 04-16-2024
This one is pretty good. The MC isn't really a good person but he's really protective of the people he cares about. It's nice to... more>>
KR (4)
214 Chapters Every 3.4 Day(s) 1937 Readers 9 Reviews 04-17-2024
There's a manhwa. It had a surprisingly pretty realistic view of K-pop idols (not only the good stuff but there's plenty of the bad stuff... more>>
KR (4.3)
58 Chapters Every 6.9 Day(s) 1200 Readers 15 Reviews 04-13-2024
The MC is a major cutie. A pretty light-hearted story with a cowardly MC. Also for once the group isn't made via a survival show,... more>>
KR (3.8)
68 Chapters Every 0.7 Day(s) 466 Readers 1 Reviews 04-17-2024
A story of a guy becoming an idol to stop a sunfish-like bastard from regressing again. Oh, and also fulfilling his forgotten idol dream. ... more>>
KR (4.1)
105 Chapters Every 3.7 Day(s) 1568 Readers 6 Reviews 04-17-2024
There's a manhwa. A slow-burn slice of life type of story. Also while the MC got a cheat that helps him dance, he didn't regress... more>>
KR (4.4)
20 Chapters Every 10.4 Day(s) 395 Readers 4 Reviews 11-14-2023
Despite the cover, this was quite well written. The group here is very solid and had a really close bond with eachother, so much that the whole motivation of the MC is that he want to see his fellow members happy and healthy rather than becoming a top idol himself. ... more>>
KR (3.8)
57 Chapters Every 3.6 Day(s) 694 Readers 3 Reviews 04-16-2024
What if that one terrible member of the group that other idol regression protagonists tries to get rid of become a protagonist themselves? Story of a regretful tr*sh member in his past life that tries to be a model member this time.... more>>
KR (4.4)
58 Chapters Every 6.4 Day(s) 743 Readers 5 Reviews 02-27-2024
Follows the same formula as Debut or Die, only the system is much more ruthless and the MC have 0 (zero) self-preservation instinct. Like, his... more>>
KR (3.9)
117 Chapters Every 4 Day(s) 1607 Readers 5 Reviews 04-17-2024
There's a manhwa. This story is pretty unique that the MC at started pretty removed from idol culture as a 49 year old man and... more>>
KR (3.3)
0 Chapters Every 100 Day(s) 160 Readers 1 Reviews N/A
Foul-mouthed man with bad temper dragged kicking and screaming by a system to be a proper idol (and human) while relearning the joy of performing and teamwork. ... more>>
KR (4.4)
20 Chapters Every 72.7 Day(s) 1455 Readers 8 Reviews 06-21-2021
There's a manhwa. MC is a fantasy priest that were reverse isekai'd to our world as an idol. Most of the humour comes from MC's lack of common sense. ... more>>
KR (4)
4 Chapters Every 153 Day(s) 348 Readers 2 Reviews 08-18-2022
The premise of a fanboy turned into a member of his favourite idol group works here because the MC is such an earnest character. The... more>>
KR (3.4)
25 Chapters Every 21 Day(s) 581 Readers 2 Reviews 03-12-2024
There's a manhwa. This story had two different faces: the slice of life of being an idol and a fantasy/sci-fi part of how MC's soul... more>>
KR (3.5)
129 Chapters Every 3.4 Day(s) 475 Readers 4 Reviews 02-28-2024
Unlike any other idol novels where it started with a survival show, this novel is set after the survival show ended. In fact, thanks to... more>>
KR (3.8)
21 Chapters Every 5.9 Day(s) 153 Readers 1 Reviews 01-19-2024
There's a manhwa. A typical(?) second chance idol novel of a guy who couldn't become one in his previous life. Only there's no cheats or... more>>
KR (4.3)
52 Chapters Every 5.6 Day(s) 407 Readers 3 Reviews 03-22-2024
The first 100 or so chapter felt like a typical idol novel with a survival show only with a more fantastical setting of having literal... more>>
KR (3.5)
1 Chapters Every 531 Day(s) 211 Readers 0 Reviews 11-02-2022
Beside the idol stuff there's also the mystery of his brother's mu*der. Can get a bit confusing since there's also stuff about superpower(?) and game... more>>
KR (4.3)
27 Chapters Every 4.7 Day(s) 666 Readers 3 Reviews 03-22-2024
KR (4.1)
26 Chapters Every 1.8 Day(s) 231 Readers 2 Reviews 04-16-2024
A broken regressor tries his hardest to achieve a seemingly impossible goal with the help of his bros
KR (4.1)
98 Chapters Every 6.9 Day(s) 1535 Readers 11 Reviews 04-05-2024
KR (4.1)
7 Chapters Every 33.7 Day(s) 242 Readers 0 Reviews 10-16-2023
An ancient scholar gets transmigrated into modern times to be an idol, but he need to learn some common sense first.
KR (3.3)
0 Chapters Every 1264 Day(s) 691 Readers 1 Reviews 10-31-2020
There's a manhwa. A leader of a failed idol group goes back in time to put together the idol group of his dreams.
KR (3.6)
7 Chapters Every 2.6 Day(s) 107 Readers 0 Reviews 04-10-2024
KR (3.5)
5 Chapters Every 3.4 Day(s) 120 Readers 0 Reviews 04-07-2024
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  1. blup96
    blup96· Author · Feb 8, 2024 03:58 PM

    Other male idol novels not on NU:

    I Became the Youngest Member of Top Idol/탑아이돌의 막내 멤버가 되었다 (Novel/Manhwa) 

    Top Star's Talent Library/탑스타의 재능 서고 (Novel/Manhwa)

    The Second Life Idols Lucky Plan/인생 2회차 아이돌의 럭키플랜 (Novel)

    Acting Genius, TOP Idol!/연기 천재, TOP 아이돌! (Novel/Manhwa)

    From Thug to Idol: Transmigrating Into a Survival Show (Webnovel)

    アイドル生徒会!

    当美强惨穿进男团选秀后

    心机粥在男团选秀

    完美偶像

    社恐练习生为了口吃的能有多拼

    别逼我出道 

    带团登顶娱乐圈

    一星偶像逆袭计划

    走奋斗线的我总在制造修罗场

    天团问鼎

    男团摘下路人光环后爆红了

    为了兄弟出道我决定成为天王巨星

    上位[娛樂圈] by 蘿蔔兔子 (BL)

    非人类爱豆 (BL)

    아이돌로 발령났습니다/Secretary to Stage (Manhwa/BL)

    神クズ☆アイドル/Phantom of the Idol (Manga)

    C位成神/Idol is a God (Manhua)

    练习生从徒手劈砖开始/Being an Idol Starts With Breaking Bricks (Manhua)

    头条都是他头条都是他/Top News King (Manhua)

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    • blup96
      blup96· Author · Mar 25, 2024 12:29 PM

      (cont.) Untranslated KR male idol novels

      망돌 1군 만들기 프로젝트

      리셋을 다 쓴 아이돌입니다만

      아이돌 영혼 복구 작전

      기자인데요, 망돌 좀 내려주세요

      지구를 멸망시키러 왔단다

      김 대리는 아이돌이 싫어 

      아이돌은 파산 안 하나요?

      유체이탈 아이돌

      천마는 아이돌이 되었다

      삼촌팬, 아이돌 되다!

      K-POP 탑스타는 1살부터!

      신의 아이돌

      생계형 아이돌의 세계정복

      아이돌이 될 계획은 아니었다

      능력을 숨긴 천재 아이돌

      혼자할거면 두번 데뷔 안함

      어차피 탑 아이돌

      꺼진 아이돌도 다시보자

      빙의했는데 아이돌을 잘함

      데뷔 후에 흡혈은 안됩니다

      데뷔 직전 죽다 살아난 아이돌입니다

      천하제일 아이돌

      잘 고쳐서 탑아이돌

      주의! 우리 아이돌은 물어요

      작곡천재 아이돌 해보겠습니다

      천재 아이돌의 1군 가이드

      용사 파티부터 시작하는 아이돌 생활

      갓 아이돌 프로젝트

      아이돌 안 그만두겠습니다

      14년차 천재 연습생의 데뷔 공략

      회귀 후, 천재 아이돌이 되었다

      망돌의 수납멤버가 회귀했다

      아이돌로 회귀하다

      아이돌 매니저지만 데뷔하겠습니다

      성공을 보는 아이돌

      죽었다 깨어나도 아이돌

      남돌 전성기 속 최강 신인

      세자 저하 아이돌하신다

      이 아이돌은 주목받고 싶지 않습니다

      얼굴천재 아이돌로 2회차 인생

      라이벌과 함께하는 아이돌 생활

      아이돌이 될 꽃은 첫 삼월부터 안다

      망겜 속 황태자가 아이돌을 잘함

      지옥에서 돌아온 아이돌

      아이돌하면 입금되는 능력 생김

      천재 프로듀서 아이돌 되다

      조선의 광대, 아이돌이 되다

      원티드 : 아이돌의 아이돌이 되었다

      1000억 들고 데뷔합니다

      환생한 모차르트의 음악방송

      내 손에 망한 아이돌 육성 시뮬레이션 (FMC, boy group no romance)

      내 새끼 데뷔시키려다 내가 데뷔하게 생김 (FMC, girl group)

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    • Etheiria
      Etheiria· Apr 8, 2024 03:48 AM
      @blup96 Are there any amongst the untranslated KR novels you would highly recommend?
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    • blup96
      blup96· Author · Apr 8, 2024 05:50 AM

      @Etheiria 

      Novels on NU but no ongoing translation:

      - A Blank Slate Regression for the Idol That Lost His Original Mindset

      Untranslated:

      - 김 대리는 아이돌이 싫어 

      - 탑스타의 재능 서고

      - 망겜 속 황태자가 아이돌을 잘함

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