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Chapter 83 – Scum Villain

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Elf Boyfriend & Boyish Girlfriend

I’ve been reading this funny short webcomic “Elf Boyfriend & Boyish Girlfriend.” The original is on Twitter:

There is an English translation at Mangadex – https://mangadex.org/title/37911/elf-boyfriend-boyish-girlfriend/chapters/

It’s really funny and fluffy.

The art is clean-looking and neat. I particularly like the character designs. The elf boyfriend is pretty standard but the female (human) main character’s design and style are unusual for manga. She seems pretty realistic, not to mention relatable!

Their interactions are cute but not taken to extremes that it feels cringey. It’s actually pretty normal most of the time.

If you have read it, what do you think of it?

Thanks for reading.

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First extra chapter!

The main story of Scum Villain is finished but MXTX wrote a ton of very nice extras that I think everyone will enjoy.

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Please read the novel at bcnovels 𝒹❁𝓉 𝒸♡𝓂

I can’t say anything more about the extras for fear of spoilers. Let’s discuss it more when this particular story arc in the extras is finished. 🙂

In the meantime, please enjoy today’s chapter.

Thanks for reading.

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Gu Daoist Master

I normally don’t like mangas with Villain Protagonists since they often turn out to be cringey or too chuuni (lol) but I make an exception for Chinese webcomics or manhua since most of the so-called protagonists in Chinese novels are a bunch of gangsters anyway.

Gu Daoist Master – https://mangadex.org/title/33148/gu-daoist-master – takes the cake for the most cunning and villainous protagonist I have read in quite a while. That guy is ruthless and cunning… and I like it.

I have heard that the later arcs are not good but the current story (childhood+teen years) are the best of Gu Daoist Master. If that’s true then I’ll just enjoy the story for now and maybe drop it later if it starts to suck.

The art is okay. I really like it so far but it’s not exceptional. The MC’s long hair, gloomy face, and evil expressions are very nicely done.

Summary: Cornered and surrounded on all sides by his enemies, Fang Yuan went back in time to when he was a child. Now he seeks to overcome his foes with skill and wit! Ruthless and amoral, he has no need to hold back as he pursues his ultimate goals.

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Chapter 79 – Scum Villain

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What do you think the System is?

Shen Qingqiu was brought to the novel world because of the mysterious “System,” right? Why?

Do you think the System is sentient? What type of existence is it? What are it’s goals?

It’s not really important but I can’t help but I wonder if it’s male, female, or neuter.

… Can it reproduce?!

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Thanks for reading.

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Chapter 77 – Scum Villain

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Ibuki Satsuki’s Comic Collection

My longtime readers have probably already read about Ibuki Satsuki’s Comic Collection (伊吹五月条漫集) aka Yi Chui Wu Yue Tiao Man Ji. It’s a series of short comics with beautiful art and a touching story set in a war-torn Wuxia/fantasy world.

I’ve got good news! The previous translator stopped translating but now there’s a new translator who is continuing the translation. They just started releasing chapters of the latest arc, “Ripples Of A Butterfly.” It’s the one featuring the Tang clan, most notably the mysterious and handsome Tang Zhu (images below). I heard that he’s a fan favorite.

He’s super hot! I’m not sure what his story is but I’ve been glued to my screen reading the comics and drooling over his hotness *cough* waiting for the next update.

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Let me just assure you right now that the characters are almost always 100% clothed. In fact, they tend to wear many layers of clothing and armor. 🙂 The image above is a rare exception.

The newest chapters are here:

https://mangadex.org/title/21243/yi-chui-wu-yue-tiao-man-ji

Thanks for reading. ~ Reika

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Some comments from the Weibo post:

  • Here’s a comparison image of the first trailer and the most recent character design video.
  • It’s so beautiful!
  • Bing-mei has such charming eyeliner under his eyes hahaha!
  • This modeling is much better than the last pv.
  • Great!!! A gentle and soft Shizun!
  • Bing-mei’s eyelashes are so long and thick… I don’t know what to say… Anyway, Teacher Shen, please notice me!!! I want to go to Quiet Peak as a disciple!!! Ah!!! BingQiu!!!
  • This modeling is super good! Greedily seeking a new PV
  • There’s no demon seal on Bingmei’s forehead!

Everyone seems to be excited about the animation. I didn’t see negative comments. Perhaps they got voted down or deleted?

What do you think of the newest teaser vs the old trailer? Have you noticed an improvement?

Thanks for reading.

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Chapter 75 – Scum Villain

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Scumbag System Animation News!

The Scum Villain animation Weibo posted another trailer. This time it’s just a closer 360 degree look at Shen Qingqiu and Luo Binghe.

Source: https://m.weibo.cn/status/4367874078904288?

As you can see from the new teaser/trailer, the official English title of the animation is “Scumbag System”! I like it! What do you think of the title?

Some people told me they were disappointed by the animation but I like it. I would have preferred traditional animation but this 3D seems okay and I did enjoy the voice acting in the previous trailer.

Do you love it or hate it?

Thanks for reading.

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Chapter 74 – Scum Villain

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This chapter is the continuation of the regular storyline, not an extra chapter. 🙂

Miss Not-So Sidekick

Here’s another funny manhwa for us readers to enjoy: Miss Not-So Sidekick.

Miss Not-So Sidekick
Miss Not-So Sidekick

Summary:

It’s the story of a 22-year-old Korean teacher who loved to read to escape her daily stress. One day she woke up to find that she had become Latter Ectrie, a minor character in her favorite novel. Popcorn in hand, her new mission is to spy on the novel’s main character and her three lovestruck suitors.

My thoughts:

I feel like the art is super weird! It took me a couple of chapters before I got used to it.

I thought that I would hate the novel’s story since it’s all about a perfect Mary Sue character with a typical reverse harem of males who are all madly in love with her but Latte’s snarky comments and ogling makes it all fun.

Latte is a delightful main character who is smart, active, and a really funny person. She’s also a fujoshi.

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The male lead… well, his identity would be a spoiler but I’ll just say here that I think he’s super handsome and funny.

All in all, I’m pretty satisfied with the manhwa. You can read it here:

https://www.tappytoon.com/series/sidekick/1

https://bato.to/series/71610

Thanks for reading.