News! Scum Villain (Scumbag System) animation release date: Sept. 10, 2020

The Chinese animated adaptation of The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System will be aired on September 10, 2020. By the way, if you come across the word “donghua,” that is just the Chinese word for animation. The donghua is officially titled “Scumbag System” (穿书自救指南) and will be available for free to watch online in the original Chinese with English subtitles at Tencent Video.

Kinda long link here but this is where you should be able to watch it:

https://wetv.vip/play?cid=m2c25jodoyslvyv&vid=b0034kbtr75&languageid=1491988&3_3.1.0.5739_copy

You can also view the trailers using that link.

Apparently, it will be ten episodes long which is pretty short. I hope it’s good! I sort of prefer to let episodes pile up then binge-watch it but… who am I kidding? I’ll undoubtedly be too excited to wait!

Chapter 87 – Every Day the Protagonist’s Shizun Is Teased

Chapter 87 <— click on this link to read today’s chapter.

Are You OK – I am obsessed with this Chinese animated series!

Someone recommended this donghua (Chinese animation) to me and now I can’t get enough of it. Despite the serious-sounding summary, it’s mostly comedy. At least, I think it is. Looks like there might be some serious plot stuff later on.

are you ok donghua Title: Are You OK (You Yao)
Based on the novelhttp://www.jjwxc.net/onebook.php?novelid=3299809
Myanimelisthttps://myanimelist.net/anime/41916/You_Yao

Summary: Today, the imperial court is soliciting transmigrators, giving them various positions according to their talents, changing the ancient civilization with modern technology, and trying to create a new world. Zuo Yunqi is just an ordinary young master, mixed with the court in disguise as a spy to save his father. However, he was recognized by one hired specifically to spot such spies, and the two engaged in an epic battle of wits.

Alternate summary:  3d comedy donghua in which transmigrators have started appearing in ancient fantasy China en-masse. They’re being rounded up by the government for their Big Brains™ and given positions of power/money/wealth (source)

Watch it onlinehttps://www.iq.com/play/19rzcsofps (free and with English subtitles)

Have you been watching this? What do you think of it?

Thanks for reading.

Mo Dao Zu Shi Chibi Donghua

Hiya fans of The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System! I know a lot of us are also fans of the Mo Dao Zu Shi animation (donghua) and I thought some of you might not yet know that there’s a new chibi animation Mo Da Zu Shi. Each episode is short but cute and everyone is in chibi style!

It’s legally available for free and with English subtitles at We TV. I’m watching it right now! I love it.

Two episodes were released today. Enjoy!

P.S. Do you like the news posts about current and upcoming donghua? Or would you prefer it if I stick to only BC Novels announcements? Please leave a comment if you have an opinion. I’m slightly worried that people don’t like these types of posts.

Thanks for reading.

Scumbag System Animation August 8, 2020 Release Date (Possibly)!

Amazing news, everyone:

Pretty big surprise here. There’s an event on weibo right now where you can vote 1 of several Tencent Summer donghua to air their first episode on 8/8. Included in the list are The King’s Avatar #全职高手 season 2, A Will Eternal #一念永恒 and Scumbag System #穿书自救指南

From Twitter

The event is hosted on Weibo here. I personally don’t have a Weibo account but I it looks like The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System’s animation… might win. Or not. It’s an ongoing contest. Even if Scumbag System doesn’t win, we should still get something on August 8.

By the way, I anticipate that people will want to discuss this, maybe even discuss it live. I don’t have a discord but I did make a new Reddit forum (subreddit) for the animation fans here – https://www.reddit.com/r/ScumbagSystem/

Please do join me if you use Reddit!

Thanks for reading.

Scumbag System figures! Source: Twitter

P.S. Does anyone know where/how we can watch donghua online?

Chapter 86 – Every Day Third Shidi Is Being Wooed

Chapter 86 <— click on the link to read the chapter.

I’m Stanning the Prince

I'm Stanning the Prince

Korean webtoons are all the rage now. I like them because they are colored and are pretty much always optimized for mobile.

I’m Stanning the Prince is a new one that I like.

Summary: Angela’s real person fanfiction about the Prince was a huge hit! Unfortunately for her, a novel like that was considered treasonous. Therefore, she had to go on the run from the royal guards. Fortunately, she was saved by the Prince himself. This is the story of a fangirl heroine and the Prince who doesn’t know how to act around her. As they bicker back and forth, they start growing closer…

Note: “Stan” means an overzealous or obsessive fan. I guess that is what the “stanning” in the title means.

I like it because it’s funny but it could use more action. I’m super envious of the main character who can actually spend time with the object of her worship. The Prince isn’t the usual cold and haughty royal with facial paralysis that you would expect from the description. He’s actually… wait no, that would be a spoiler.

It’s a fun webtoon.

Read online – https://mangadex.org/title/45586/i-m-stanning-the-prince

Do you also like Korean webtoons? What’s your favorite webtoon?

Thanks for reading.

BC Novels’ new website theme is now live!

I’ve changed the look of BCNovels.com. This website is using the WordPress content management system (CMS) which allows me to make a website without messing with coding.

TL;DR – Everything is fine and you shouldn’t see any major change to the website design at all.

Long story:

This year WordPress had released some pretty major updates. Most notably, a brand new “Gutenberg editor” which is, frankly, not my favorite at all. But I’ve gotten used to it.

With these new changes, the old Dara Theme I have been using now lacks certain functionalities and customizing options that I want.

This is the old Dara WordPress Theme I was using.

I’ve chosen the Astra Theme for the new website redesign.

What has remained the same:

  • The overall look, color, and layout.
  • The font style, colors, and sizes.
  • Navigation menu on top.
  • Widgets on the sidebar.
  • The stuff at the bottom of the website.

What has now changed and why:

  • The main content is now more narrow in desktop mode (no change in mobile). I made this change for readability since wider text is harder to read. For example, newspaper text is printed in narrow columns. Ideally, text should be 45 – 75 characters per line. Right now text on BC Novels is 75 characters per line, including spaces.
  • Since the main content area is narrower, the sidebar is now wider. The change is only around 5% of the total width which shouldn’t be noticeable.

Possible future changes: I might make a logo for BC Novels. I think text is probably good enough.

Problem: Uh, the night mode button doesn’t seem to be working right now. I’m trying to fix it.

I hope everyone likes the new look. Thanks for reading.

P.S. I did test on desktop, tablet, and mobile and everything seems fine but do let me know if I’ve broken anything.

Chapter 91.2 – Scum Villain

Chapter 91.2 <— click on the link to read it.

Mo Dao Zu Shi Q – A Chibi Spinoff Series

I already talked about the Scum Villain adaptation in my earlier post “Breaking News! Scum Villain Animation” so click on that link if you haven’t read it yet.

Do you want your eyes to be blessed today? Then check out this trailer for Mo Dao Zu Shi Q (魔道祖师Q). The characters are soooooo cute!

Blushing Lan Wangji… My favorite little cutie, Jin Ling… Jiang Cheng being tsundere…

I don’t like it. I LOVE it.

I hope they do the same thing for Scum Villain. Here’s a chibi Shizun from the official donghua Weibo.

Promo art for Scumbag System

Thanks for reading.

Breaking News! Scum Villain Animation

New animation preview.

Watch the trailer on Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1Ov41qB21I

There is still no confirmed date of release but apparently it was added to “summer releases” in the official announcement (source).

I wonder if the first season is just Binghe’s childhood? I wanna see adult version Binghe more but I guess that might be a spoiler if people watch it in a preview.

What do you think of the video?

I personally prefer more traditional animation rather than 3D stuff like this but I guess I’ll watch it.

P.S. Let me know if any group has committed to subtitled the animation since I want to announce it here on BC Novels so that people will know how/where to watch it.

P.P.S. The manga/manhua is still in hiatus but you can read a few chapters that are English translated here – https://mangadex.org/title/40974/scumbag-system

Animation poster

Chapter 16 – When a Fanfic Protagonist Transmigrated

Chapter 16 <— click on the link to read it.

I Became the Mother of the Strongest Demon Lord’s 10 Children in Another World

There are only 11 chapters of I Became the Mother of the Strongest Demon Lord’s 10 Children in Another World but I already love it.

Summary: A girl from modern day Japan was summoned to another world to be the mother of the demon king’s children.

This is pure comedy so don’t expect anything other than a few laughs. The art is pretty nice, too. I love the kids! They are so adorable and funny!

I admit that at first I thought that the main character would be annoying since she’s pretty much helpless because, unlike most isekai manga protagonists, she didn’t get any powers or “cheat” skill, but she’s pretty okay. She’s the voice of reason in the demon king’s castle.

It’s a manga that makes me smile when I read it which is always nice.

The manga has been translated into English by fan scanlation group AOC Translations.

Links:

Mangaupdates – https://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=153791

Read Online – https://mangadex.org/title/36503/i-became-the-mother-of-the-strongest-demon-lord-s-10-children-in-another-world/chapters/

Chapter 85 – Every Day Third Shidi Is in Peril

Chapter 85 <— click on the link to read. This is an extra chapter about Third Shidi.

Annual Translation Stats (2019)

I don’t know if anyone else is interested in it, but I found this very interesting – https://dreamsofjianghu.ca/2019/11/09/asian-fan-translation-trends-2019/

It’s a data analysis of the translated novels at Novelupdates. Things like, which translation group has the most projects, how many days to finish translating a novel, top publishers, etc.

I particularly love the word cloud that shows which words are the most commonly used in translated titles at Novelupdates.

There is more detailed explanation at the forum here – https://forum.novelupdates.com/threads/novel-updates-analysis-feb-2020.100478/

Thanks for reading.