[Webnovel] Bringing the Nation’s Husband Home (国民老公带回家)

国民老公带回家 | Bringing the Nation’s Husband Home

Author: 叶非夜 | Ye Fei Ye

Site: https://www.webnovel.com/book/8360425206000005/Bringing-the-Nation’s-Husband-Home

Novel Updates: https://www.novelupdates.com/series/bringing-the-nations-husband-home/

Chapters: 973

From Novel Updates:

Qiao Anhao and Lu Jinnian had secretly longed for each other for thirteen years, and now that there’s a possibility for them to be together, even though the circumstances may be unconventional, neither one can refuse their inner desires any longer.

 

Hurled into a false marriage, Qiao Anhao treads carefully towards the cold and reclusive Lu Jinnian, but after years of near-missed opportunities and deep misunderstandings, how could their last shot at love possibly run smooth?

 

“Nation Husband” is a Korean term awarded to a man who is perfect in the eyes of the public – an ideal husband.

Wow, this novel is just frustrating to the highest point.

I’ve read until the 100th chapter and I think I’m done with this series. I’m so done. At least for now. Before you get your pitchforks ready, hear me out.


May contain spoilers so proceed with caution!


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[Manga] Given 1 (ギヴン 1)

ギヴン(1) | Given (1)

Mangaka: Kizu Natsuki (キヅナツキ)

Status: Ongoing

Volumes: 5 (Current)

Summary:

That day, during lunch, on that abandoned staircase, their lives changed.

Uenoyama fixes Mafuyu’s guitar on a whim. A whim that results in a series of events that introduces the latter to his world.

In turn, Uenoyama discovers Mafuyu’s past, pulling him towards a different kind of music buried deep within his classmate.


The anime adaptation of Given will be released next month so I’ve decided I might as well read all the volumes available and write my thoughts about them! I am so glad that this will have an anime release and I’m hoping that more people will watch it because this is such a heartrending story. Besides, I so want to hear Mafuyu sing!

Ehem. I’m getting ahead of myself.

For this post, I’ll be talking about the first volume. I’ve read this when it first came out. (Then I stopped reading tankoubons and just relied on spoilers haha.)


May contain spoilers so proceed with caution!


Awesome Possum 8

Time for another Awesome Possum!

Awesome Possum posts consist of random internet finds. Any blog posts, articles, videos, podcasts, anything under the sun will be included here. To be clear, this won’t only include games or manga. It will be anything and everything. Some posts may not be necessarily posted this week, but I’ve only discovered about them this week.

Spoiler! From E3 announcements to manga stuff. There’s also Gun Hoo and Minguk later in the post. 😉

Also, I decided to have a posting schedule because I like having one and kicks my ass to post. I’ll also be updating the Rec List and some other things (not like anybody cares www).

So let’s get started.😋

[Webnovel] I’ve Led the Villain Astray, How Do I Fix It (把反派养歪了肿么破)

把反派养歪了肿么破 | I’ve Led the Villain Astray, How Do I Fix It?

Author: 湮叶 | Yan Ye

Raws: http://www.jjwxc.net/onebook.php?novelid=2001817

Translation: https://www.sakhyulations.com/novel/villian-astray/

Novel Updates: https://www.novelupdates.com/series/ive-led-the-villain-astray-how-do-i-fix-it/

Chapters: 475

From Novel Updates:

Xu ZiYan has a little brother, and that little brother is gay. As an older brother, he has always felt a bit regretful.

 

One day he transmigrated into the inside of a novel and found himself with another chance to raise a younger brother.

 

Immediately rolling his sleeves up to prepare for battle, he planned to raise this little brother into an exceptionally good man! And a perfectly straight one!

 

Taking a lesson from his past experiences, he continuously perfected his training plans.

 

Clearly, he strangled any opportunities to turn his little brother bent in the cradle, yet why was it that the little brother he had used all his heart and blood to raise — was still a gay guy!!!

 

And he was a gay guy who made him his target!!!

 

Your father ain’t playing around anymore!

 

A body you can save, however a warped soul……how do you want him to save it?! What a godly problem!!!

 

Twisted black-belly younger brother X irritated wifey older brother.

I finally have the courage to start this loooong novel. Just letting you know that I’ve only read the first 52 chapters. So think of this as more of an impression than a complete review.

Let’s start!

Awesome Possum 7

Time for another Awesome Possum!

Awesome Possum posts consist of random internet finds. Any blog posts, articles, videos, podcasts, anything under the sun will be included here. To be clear, this won’t only include games or manga. It will be anything and everything. Some posts may not be necessarily posted this week, but I’ve only discovered about them this week.

So let’s get started.😉

[Manga] Neon Ginza Paradise (銀座ネオンパラダイス)

銀座ネオンパラダイス | Neon Ginza Paradise

Mangaka: Unohana (ウノハナ)

Status: Completed

Volumes: 1

From Renta!

Aoi reunites with his old friend Takahiko, who was sent to war. Takahiko’s family ran a kimono business for generations, but he was a selfish womanizer and they disowned him. His charisma made it hard to hate him though, and he and Aoi spent a night together… Afterward, Aoi feels alive again, but although they’re living together, Takahiko won’t touch him…… A love story set in the late-40s unfolds!!

I skimmed through this a few years back and swore that I would get back to this one day to relish at Takahiko and Aoi’s feels.


May contain spoilers so proceed with caution!


[Webnovel] Evil Cult Undercover Gets Exposed Everyday (魔教卧底每天都在露馅)

魔教卧底每天都在露馅 / Evil Cult Undercover Gets Exposed Everyday

Author: 吕天逸 / Liu Tianyi

Raws: http://www.jjwxc.net/onebook.php?novelid=2548968

Translation: http://thisisbananatl.com/%EF%BB%BF%E9%AD%94%E6%95%99%E5%8D%A7%E5%BA%95%E6%AF%8F%E5%A4%A9%E9%83%BD%E5%9C%A8%E9%9C%B2%E9%A6%85-evil-sect-undercover-gets-exposed-everyday/

Novel Updates: https://www.novelupdates.com/series/evil-cult-undercover-gets-exposed-everyday/

Status: Completed

Chapters: 12

From Novel Updates:

When Lin Ran woke up, he found out that he has unfortunately transmigrated into the body of the Evil Cult Founder’s 18th little concubine. Even more unfortunate was his true identity is actually a guard (名捕/míng bǔ). He married the Founder in order to spy on him.

 

Idiotic protagonist could only ‘bite the bullet’ and be undercover. All sorts of bad luck, all sorts of incidents in ‘getting exposed’… however, he found out that this Founder’s attitude is very very strange…

I found this randomly and it’s very short so why not give it a try.

Word of advice before you start reading this novel: This is not supposed to be taken seriously.

Are we clear or are we clear? 😂


May contain spoilers so proceed with caution!


Awesome Possum 6

Time for another Awesome Possum!

Awesome Possum posts consist of random internet finds. Any blog posts, articles, videos, podcasts, anything under the sun will be included here. To be clear, this won’t only include games or manga. It will be anything and everything. Some posts may not be necessarily posted this week, but I’ve only discovered about them this week.

So let’s get started. 😊

[Webnovel] It’s Not Easy Being Your Love Rival’s Big Brother (情敌他哥不好当)

情敌他哥不好当[重生] / It’s Not Easy Being Your Love Rival’s Big Brother

Author: 精分柚子茶

Raws: http://www.jjwxc.net/onebook.php?novelid=2372300

Translation: https://oldmosstree.wordpress.com/love-rivals-brother/

Novel Updates: https://www.novelupdates.com/series/its-not-easy-being-your-love-rivals-big-brother/

Chapters: 60

Summary from Novel Updates:

The 27-year-old Wei Han is a slightly fat, slightly chicken-livered, and slightly foolish, pure-hearted and besotted top, and his sweetheart who had been together with him for seven years, in the end, was stolen away by Qi ZhiFan one morning.

 

Deeply broken-hearted and in despair, he went overboard with binge eating, and ended up pathetically choking to death…

 

Luckily, he received a second chance, yet his timing, position, and destiny all got warped, and the him who returned to being twenty followed his remarried mother into the Qi family, turning into Qi ZhiFan’s non-blood-related older brother.

 

Well, Wei Han swore that this time, he must alter his dumped-as-cannon-fodder fate, and since he’s become his love rival’s big bro, he can definitely torment this scumbag little brother to death, restoring his position as the rightful top and quickly carry his bottom home!

 

However, why is the development of the plot spiraling further and further out of his control?

 

Why is Qi ZhiFan looking at him with a scorching, burning gaze, acting more and more questionable ( ⊙ o ⊙ ) eh?!

 

Thus, Wei Han was pushed down into an official bottom…

In the search for another light and easy read, I decided to pick up this novel!


May contain spoilers so proceed with caution!


[Webnovel] Those Days of Saving the School Heartthrob (拯救校草的那些日子)

拯救校草的那些日子[重生] / Those Days of Saving the School Heartthrob [rebirth]

Author: 蒸蒸与上

Raws: http://www.jjwxc.net/onebook.php?novelid=3423639

Translation: https://www.wattpad.com/story/181344795-those-days-of-saving-the-school-heartthrob

Chapters: 94

Summary edited from MTL-ed copy from JJWXC:

Ji Ming Yue thinks that his last life is pretty good, there is no reason for him to be born again. So when God let him restart his high school, it must be to rewrite the tragic fate of the school heartthrob and his crush Lin Feng!

 

In order to save his male god, Ji Ming is more and more skillful.

 

The first step, in order to prevent the school grass* grades from falling, volunteer to be his deskmate to supervise him

 

The second step, in order to prevent the school grass from being lonely, try to become friends with him

 

The third step, in order to prevent school grass’s bad relatives, help his sickly mother and invite the school grass to have a vacation at his home!

 

One step at a time, very nice!

 

As he was saving, suddenly one day…

 

Lin Feng looked down at him, his eyes clear: “Do you like me?”

 

Ji Mingyue: “No, no, no, no…”

 

Lin Feng: “I also like you.”

 

“…” Ji Ming changed his words. “No no no – I like you too!”

First, if you know a better translation of the summary, or if you know the author’s translated name, please do tell me.

About the school grass thing, Lin Feng is called 校草 (xiàocǎo) which according to this website means “most handsome boy in school.” So if you plan to MTL this afterward, you’ll either see school grass or school god and that pertains to Lin Feng.

Another thing, on MTL, Ji Mingyue’s name can also be Ji Ming. But for this post, I’ll be calling him Ji Mingyue or JMY. For Lin Feng, it’s LF.

Now that’s out of the way, I’m so happy to share this series with you! This webnovel is something I discovered while lurking around Novel Updates forum and it seems like a light read, the kind of read I needed at that time. The story’s not that long plus it’s set in the modern times so it gives me the courage to read through the MTL. (Psst, if you don’t know how to purchase from JJWXC, check out Anonfail’s guide.)


May contain spoilers so proceed with caution!