主角每天都想攻略我 | Every Day the Protagonist Wants to Capture Me
Author: 青端 | Qing Duan
Summary from BC Novels:
Transmigrated into the body of a cannon fodder villain, Chu Yu has three major worries:
1. How can he help the protagonist turn into a real harem master?
2. How can he develop a good relationship with the protagonist?
3. How can he live properly without holding on to the protagonist’s thigh?
The protagonist has three major worries:
1. Eldest disciple brother changed
2. Eldest disciple brother really changed
3. How can he marry eldest disciple brother?
System: Congratulations! ~ sprinkle flowers ~ grow old together happily!
Chu Yu: … Wait, what about the harem novel?
Author’s note – This 1vs1 (no harem) and HE (happy ending)
Translator’s Note: Suitable for all ages (no smut scenes)
My love for xianxia comes back in full force after watching the Scum Villain’s anime. By the way, have you all seen it? I hope there’s season 2 because I need more adult Binghe!
Anyway, I miss reading about those interesting yet confusing cultivation worlds, but I don’t know what series to start. Almost every title on top of my TBR list is set to the modern era. Then, I remember starting Every Day the Protagonist Wants to Capture Me but stop midway while waiting for the translation to finish. I figure that this is the high time for picking this up again as I tend to confuse this with I’ve Led the Villain Astray.
If you’ve read my previous post about this, you’d see that I enjoyed this series a lot. I re-read it from the start and up until the part where I last read, everything is still interesting and entertaining to read. But when the couple got together, the story went downhill.
You might say that it has the “capture” in the title so I should have expected the capturing, but I don’t want fanservice to replace the plot as it does nothing to the story or to the characters. I say, there’s too much eating, but don’t get your hopes up. There’s only implied eating. Xie Xi tries so hard to “capture” Chu Yu, to the point where he guilt trips his shixiong almost every chance he gets. Chu Yu gives in once faced with this guilt, so in a way, it seems like the entire foundation of his affection is through the guilty conscience for XX. There isn’t any real improvement and development with their relationship, and I’m not convinced of their feelings. I was expecting so much more for their relationship other than skinship.
I’ve passed the halfway mark and the plot still isn’t picking up. There isn’t really a direction where the story is taking. It’s like they’re just dallying around, doing whatever comes their way.
The author also introduces a lot of side couples. They all look promising but, sadly, they’re not the focus of the story.
Despite what I said above, I did enjoy the first part of the novel. It’s fun seeing Chu Yu turning his negative image into a positive one and the initial misunderstanding the two had. Xie Xi is still cute being the clingy shidi. But my favorite character is Chu Sheng. The brocon never failed to crack me up with his protective tendencies.
The enjoyable parts are not enough to sustain my interest for the series. This year, I promised myself to stop pushing myself on something I no longer enjoy as my TBR grows by the day, and this Everyday becomes one of those series that falls under my DNF list. I thought about it long and hard, and I realized there’s nothing else for me in the story. The initial goal is to get to Xie Xi’s good side to avoid dying, and Chu Yu accomplishes that. The title says the protagonist wants to capture his shou, and he does and goes beyond that too.
This might not be for me but might work on some especially for those looking for a light and funny read.