The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System

The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System

Good news, everyone! An official English translation has been released. Fans can now support the author by buying the official English-translated e-books and paperbacks.

Where to buy the Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System

Volume 1: Dec 14, 2021 –

Volume 2: April 19, 2022 –

Volume 3: July 12, 2022 –

Volume 4: November 1, 2022 –

Of course, now that there is a licensed English version, our unofficial fan version has been taken down. I’ve kept this and other pages to preserve the fan’s comments and discussion about the story.

Feel free to continue submitting comments as discussions are still live on all pages.


Can’t I read stallion novels anymore?! [TN: genre with OP protag & harem]

Shen Yuan is reborn into a young man and scum villain destined to die, Shen Qingqiu.

But it must be known that the original Shen Qingqiu was sliced alive by his disciple, Luo Binghe, into a human stick! A human stick!

Shen Qingqiu’s heart was full herd of grass mud horses running full tilt, yet:

“It’s not like I don’t want to hug this main character’s thighs, but who let this fucking man be so black. The revenge that needs to be taken is some thousands of deeds!

Why is all the romance that should be going to the women in the plot imposed on him?

Why as a scum villain, should he still have to block gun and knife for the protagonist and sacrifice himself?

Shen Qingqiu: “…… _(:□)∠)_I think I can still save him one more time.”

He wants to prove – even scum villains can live, and live coolly at that!

It’s also the story of a small white flower who later became a black flower attacking a scholarly, scum villain type.

This is the story of a master and disciple’s everyday unknowing, very strange, dog-blood process of falling in love.

It’s also a scum villain’s firsthand account of the male protagonist turning from a small white sheep into an overbearing black king, sort of story……

Web novel raw: JJWXC (official source)

Original title: 人渣反派自救系统

Donghua (animation) title:  穿书自救指南 (Scumbag System)

Contents (complete, around 95 chapters + extras)

Chapter 1 (edited)     Chapter 1       Chapter 2     Chapter 3     Chapter 4     Chapter 5     Chapter 6     Chapter 7     Chapter 8     Chapter 9     Chapter 10     Chapter 11     Chapter 12     Chapter 13     Chapter 14     Chapter 15     Chapter 16     Chapter 17     Chapter 18     Chapter 19     Chapter 20     Chapter 21     Chapter 22      Chapter 23     Chapter 24     Chapter 25     Chapter 26     Chapter 27     Chapter 28     Chapter 29     Chapter 30     Chapter 31     Chapter 32     Chapter 33     Chapter 34     Chapter 35     Chapter 36     Chapter 37     Chapter 38     Chapter 39     Chapter 40     Chapter 41     Chapter 42    Chapter 43     Chapter 44     Chapter 45     Chapter 46     Chapter 47     Chapter 48     Chapter 49     Chapter 50    Chapter 51     Chapter 52     Chapter 53   Chapter 54     Chapter 55     Chapter 56     Chapter 57     Chapter 58     Chapter 59     Chapter 60    Chapter 61    Chapter 62   Chapter 63     Chapter 64    Chapter 65    Chapter 66     Chapter 67     Chapter 68     Chapter 69    Chapter 70    Chapter 71    Chapter 72    Chapter 73     Chapter 74     Chapter 75     Chapter 76     Chapter 77     Chapter 78     Chapter 79    Chapter 80     Chapter 81      Chapter 82      Chapter 83     Chapter 84     Chapter 85    Chapter 86     Chapter 87     Chapter 88     Chapter 89     Chapter 90     Chapter 91.1     Chapter 91.2     Chapter 92     Chapter 93     Chapter 94     Chapter 95     Chapter 96     Chapter 97    Chapter 98     Chapter 99

Guide to Reading the Extras

The main story is completed on chapter 81. The chapters after that are all extras. They were not originally published in any order. Rather, the author just published the extras as she finished writing them. Here is a short guide to which extra chapter is which.

Extra: Deep Dream – SQQ enters Luo Binghe’s dream

100 Questions – Airplane’s System makes him ask LBH and SQQ a series of questions

Airplane’s adventures 番外:打飞机奇遇记 (1-6) by Lily – these extras focus on Airplane and his romance with a certain demon

Part one

Part two

Part three

Part four

Part five

Part six

Zhuzhi-Lang’s chapters 番外:竹枝词 (1-2) by Lianyin

Part One

Part Two

The Ultimate Showdown between Bing-Mei and Bing-Ge – an extra about two different versions of LBH

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four (NSFW book extra)

A Record of when Master Liu Fought a Succubus – the tale of when he and Liu Qingge fought a Succubus

Humdrum Tales of Honeymoon – SQQ and LBH wandering around; SQQ recounts the time when he and Liu Qingge fought a Succubus (continuation of the tale above)

Yue Qingyuan and Shen Qingqiu – the tale of how Shen Jiu’s (original Shen Qingqiu) past with Yue Qingyuan

Part One

Part Two


Melonee Mizu’s edited MTL Airplane extras (complete) (Chapter 1-3) (Chapters 4-6)

Fanart from Chinese fans: This link~

Fanfiction from lovely NUffians: Here~

Quicknotes for Ch. 1-5

Please also stop asking me for retranslation permission. I personally wouldn’t mind but this project was done by over 20 people and not all of them give permission. Most of them are now inactive and can’t be contacted. Therefore, it’s impossible for me to give permission from everyone.

We do not allow posting of our content on Archive of Our Own, Wattpad, or any other place. I mean copy-pasting.

164 thoughts on “The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System”

  1. Im still wondering if ch 99 is still being worked on or if there is no ch 99 at all- just a little curious, if it’s still being worked on then is it possible to know what month it might be out?

  2. Hello, I’m planning on reading this after MDZS. Do you post in web novel? Or is the one in web novel with 80 chapters an exact translation? I’m nervous of reading it and then discovering that it wasn’t properly translated or not the exact translation.
    Also, thank you for your hardwork!

  3. Hello, thank you so much for your hard work. I do enjoy this, but I have some questions to ask. First, I don’t understand why Luo Bing He is still a kid at the end. Can’t he become an adult again? Plus, why does the author want him to be a child? Last question is about When Qing Qiu. Without the helping of the system, will he love Luo Bing He? In the novel, I don’t see he shows any affection toward Luo Bing He. I feel that he’s only doing his job as one character of the story but not from his own heart. Can you please elaborate these points for me? Thank you in advance. Have a nice day. ,🙏❤️🥰

    1. I think lbh will become adult again, it’s just that the author decided to end the chapter there! Sqq will definitely still love 💕 lbh without the system, he’s just very tsundere and shy about showing his feelings uwu.

  4. I love this novel! Its a very enjoyable fast read. I think this is my 4th time reading it again. Highly recommend! I think the translations were updated too which made some parts much clearer and better to understand. Thank you for all your hardwork!!

  5. Hello, Can I just ask if this one posted book on Wattpad was approved by you guys? Because they posted it on wattpad and I’m just worried that maybe they just copy pasted it…

  6. Hello! I am actually taking notes as a second re-read for this novel just for my own private project, and maybe at some point i will have to take quotations from the translation (eg. copy pasting them into my doc to comment on them) and I saw that you are not allowing copy pasting. I wonder if this is still alright or is this not allowed? Thank you so much in advance for your hard work and everything else!

  7. Hello Reika! I want to ask what is the total no. of chapters of SV??? Including the extras that haven’t been translated/uploaded. Also thank you so much for you and your team for this!!! I really enjoyed it! :))

  8. Thank you for translating! I was wondering did MXTX ever write postscripts for this series like she did for MDZS?

    1. I’m a new reader on this story, so what chapters is left off on the animated show?

  9. Hello, can I translate this novel into Indonesian? I will list your work on my platform as a source. Thank you.

  10. I love it so much. My favourite web novel and I have read more than 5 times and watch anime more than 8 times. Qingqiu make me fall for him so deep.

  11. Hello! Thank you so much for your hard work. I just have a question. How do I read the extras? Which one should I read first, and which one should be the last? Thank you, and I’m sorry for my bad English.

  12. Are these chapters the edited version (by mxtx)? It was mentioned in the early chapters but the latter are linked to wordpress and i was wondering if they are the edited version. Thanks!

    1. may I ask what is the difference between the edited and non edited version? is it like in mdzs in which she had to censor some explicit parts?

    1. I personally wouldn’t mind but most of the other translators aren’t active anymore so they can’t give permission. Sorry.

  13. Hi, I’ve gone through the comments but can’t seem to find an answer to my question. I know the translation was done by multiple translators who can’t all consent to retranslations so none are allowed, but I was wondering if that includes making an epub of the novel. I only ask because I have a really hard time with the format/colors/moving ads on most blogs bc vision issues so I’m finding it impossible to read more than a chapter at a time without getting a migraine. Thank you so much either way!! This book is a treasure and I’m so grateful to be able to read it in English at all.

    1. Hi, I also do not have permission to distribute stuff elsewhere, including other formats, but if you have vision problems you might want to check out stuff like and other accessibility tools, or just do what you are accustomed to doing.

  14. hello! Can i re-translate ur translation into burmese language? I’ll give full credits to the team and make sure to mention the source.

  15. Hi! I have a question – is it okay to print myself this novel in physical version? Just one copy and just for myself! I already have the viet physical edition, but I can’t read it… I really love this novel and it would be super nice if I could have a copy of it to put on my shelf, but I don’t want to do it without permission…

    1. Hiii reika will the author write a novel on mobei Jun and Shang quinhua ???????

  16. Johan Jole Mista

    Hello Reika! I really thank all of you for translating SVSSS, I really loved and enjoyed reading it (that much that it took only two weeks to finish TwT).
    I would like to translate it into Italian and put it on Wattpad if that’s alright for you, of course I’ll put all credits and the original website. There are many MXTX fans that are Italian and have poor English knowledge but would like to read MXTX works.

  17. Kateřina Mašková

    Hi there, I’m trying to find the name of the translator of the main book, but there are only names of the translator of extras – I need it so I can cite the translation properly in my thesis, can anybody help me please? I’m overworked and stressed atm, hope you can relate 😀

    1. It is strange that I always praise HOB and FOD by the same author more but this one is the work i have read 3 times already. )))) thank you so much for translating it, if not for you i would never have a pleasure of reading and rereading it.

    2. I feel like Scum Villain, as MXTX’s first work, is not as literary as her other works. But it’s more fun and rereadable.

  18. I’ve heard there’s supposed to be a de-aging extra, which I hope to read one day; I guess there’s no translation yet?

  19. I was looking for the Succubus EXTRA because I want to comment! Is it real?! LQG is really into SQQ and threw a fit because Madam Meiyin told him he’s not SQQ’s the one?! Did I understand it right? Please tell me my mind isn’t playing tricks on me. My second ship is SQQxLQG.

  20. Hello! Thank you for translating this. Can I translate your translation into Turkish and share it? I will credit you. <3

  21. Kendra Tamaki

    Cant anyone tell me which chapter is《chūn山恨》,《冰秋吟》 extra chapter

  22. eu amo a história leio e releio varas vezes no site🙆🏻‍♀️ não só essa mais todas
    pena que as fanfic são incompletas
    tentei ler no original😫
    mas meu inglês não é tão bom e me confuso demais 😥
    mas excelente site pessoal
    uma leitora brasileira aqui

  23. One of the problems SY is facing is that he is genre savvy. . . But he altered the genre of the novel.
    Here he was thinking maybe he could make LBH a lighter shade of black in a stallion/harem novel. . Instead he changed it into a bl romance/drama without realizing it

  24. I won’t ever read Yue Qingyuan Original Shen QingQui’s extra. Because it’s all pure heartbreak. Like your heart, body, and soul have been pierced by thousand arrows and won’t be able to move on right away. My heart breaks for Original Shen QingQui. Really, he’s a villain but his backstory and what happened to him under Original Luo Binghe’s wrath traumatized me. I love him. And so I just have to read fanfic about him and LB, with a happy ending for the both of them of course.

    1. Me too me too 😭😭 the original SQQ is the protagonist in my heart and I hate Binghe to no extend! Even the one in this world had done unforgivable deeds. The old palace master? The people he used to control his demonic energy who ended up paralyzed? The demons are more honorable than this half demon somehow!

    2. Although I don’t necessarily agree with the way the original Luo Binghe punished the original Shen Qingqiu, you have to remember the original Shen Qingqiu did torment and push his own disciple off the cliff in hopes of killing him, so it is kind of understandable why the original Luo Binghe would feel resentment towards the original Shen Qingqiu.

  25. HI! You guys are amazing, I really loved your translation of the novel, thanks for your hard work!

    I was wondering if can I translate this translation to Spanish? There are one or two translations of the novel to spanish but neither of them is really good or well translated, of course I’ll credit you and give link to this website. 😀

  26. I was just wondering if this is complete yet? It’s a little crazy and I’m not sure where the main story end and where the extras start. 🙂

    1. The main story ends at chapter 81 and all the rest are extras. I think there’s still more extras to go but they’ve not be translated yet. Hopefully we’ll get them soon, patience is a virtue ☺️

    2. Main story end at chapter 81 if I’m not wrong, though next chapters are a kind of epilogue and very entertaining. Be warned, this is a BL romance novel and to my knowledge there is one graphic scene in the main story and one in the extras. Enjoy 😊

  27. Is this finished yet? I’m planning to read it after the reader and protagonist definitely have to be in true love.

    1. Yes, the main story is finished. There are just some extras that haven’t been translated yet. Chapter 81 is the end of the novel. The rest are the extras.

    1. Try The Wife is First – the setting has the added bonus of being one where male wives are a common political move between families and the ML is reborn to right the wrongs done to him and his male wife

    2. Hello!!! First of all. Thank you so much for translate this book into English. You are incredible. Also. I know that the actual novel is complete. But I don’t know if the translated chapters are. Thanks so much again


      IT’S A MUST-READ. It contains angst, angst and more angst. It’s like Luo BingHe and Shen QingQiu in a higher level of angst. Still, it’s HE.

    4. try “Addicted” by chai ji dan! but not for ppl who don’t like somewhat intense h scenes and some violence

    5. Heaven Official’s Blessing – also from MXTX.
      Guardian – from Priest.

      The Earth is Online – a personal favourite of mine, although the plot is nowhere similiar to SVSSS.

    6. There’s one story that I love but I think it was abandoned…
      Never marry a man with two tin tins
      It’s hilarious!!
      I hope someone picks up the translation!! 🥺

    7. These are the ones I really really really like and they are mostly fluffy and happy ending, first two are in horror genre.
      I Rely on Kisses to Clear Survival Games
      Don’t You Like Me
      Love Stops Rumors
      Let Me Tease You
      You Boys Play Games Very Well
      The Pregnant Woman Next Door
      Love You 59 Seconds
      Counterfeit Bride
      Yandai Xie Jie No. 10

  28. Is there a way you guys can properly arrange the chapters and extras? I find it confusing to read which is which. And I hope you can gather all the extras in one simple place. Thanks so you much for your efforts!



    1. Madame meiyin is from the succubus extra which I don’t think is on here. It’s translated on tumblr though if you want to read it.

  30. Thanks for your hard work! I am sorry to bother, but do you have a schedule for chapters 86 and 88? Keep up the good work!!

    1. In case you didn’t find them, 86 and 88 are both up but you have to access them from chapters 85 and 87

  31. Ahh finally the chaps of scum villain here …. can’t wait to read one more exciting danmei after mdzs 😋😋😋

    xie xie🙏 for all the crew who made the eng translation so i can enjoy new mindblowing story lines~^^v

  32. Hello, may I try to translate your translation into indonesian? Of course I will credit you and give link to this site

  33. Thank you all so much for all your hard work! I really appreciate that you have translated this.

  34. Hello, I’m a reader who has been following this story for about a year now and it’s great to see it finished! Thanks so much for taking time out of your life to translating Scum Villain’s Self Saving System, Reika. For anyone who is trying to find a good (bl) novel this is one of my first suggestions along with Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation.

    1. Is it finished?! I didn’t start reading it yet just checked today where the trans are 😅

  35. Hi! I’m about to start reading and I’m so excited. Thank you for the work of translating it. I’m very appreciative of your hard work. I do have a question tho: Where is chapter 81? I’m of course not there yet but I see the link isn’t working on it and even when trying to go from chapter 80 to 81, it still isn’t there. No rush. I just wanted to let y’all know. Again, thank you <3 (sorry for bad english)

  36. Hiii!! Someone has been translating your work without permission in my language for a few months now (italian).
    Just thought I should let you know!

    1. Since they didn’t link nor credit you, I thought you’d want to know that’s it

  37. Hi! Can I translate your translation into Italian and post it? Of Course I will credit you.

  38. Akatsuki no Yona

    Umm… just asking… will u be translating the extras too ??? Or only those, who aren’t translated yet ?? I would like to read your translated version though!!!😊

  39. Can I translate your translation into Korean and post it for my Korean friends? Of course I will mention that I translated from your translation

    1. Can I translate this translation to Polish? I’ll credit you and give link to this site. When I tried translating 1st chapter I realised how much time it takes and how some sentences are very hard to translate, so thank you for all the work that you’ve done.

  40. you could translate Transmigrating into a Mob Character to Rehabilitate the Villain Plan,the missing volumes please

    1. It’s still in the spoiler forum but the person who made the extras asked that links to it be removed, except for links in the spoiler forum. So you can still read it from there. Lily has also translated Parts One and Two (out of 6) on her blog.

  41. ❤️❤️❤️ I LOVE IT!!! yes i must scream my heart out for this novel. i just finished reading reader and pro must be in true love. honestly best thing ever! now i’m moving onto this one 😍😍😍

  42. The raws are currently locked but I am keeping the link up since I hope they will get unlocked eventually.

    1. PIKU, thank you for your answer.
      Just solved (kinda) the problem – for some reason, many wordpress sites are blocked in my country, so I had to use a browser addon to “Bypass Internet Censorship” and get access to it.
      ……..and that means I can’t read TSVSSS novel (and many others) from my phone. I’m honestly heartbroken.

    2. Oh, that’s too bad. I didn’t know wordpress sites were blocked anywhere. Most of them are just general, casual blog websites.

  43. There are two fan arts included in deep dream chapter. Can anyone tell me who is the real artist of them? I want to do a repost and see if they are okay with reposting.

  44. This site has one of the best translation work I’ve ever read. Grammar is great and sentences glow together well. You are doing a really good job. I love your stories. Keep the BL coming! 😀

  45. Hello, thank you so much for your translations, I really appreciate the hard work you’re putting into this. Are you considering grouping the chapters into an ebook for easy download? I travel often and would love to have a copy to read when I don’t have access to the internet.

    1. Hi! I think the pinyin for its name in Chinese is Rén zhā fǎnpài zìjiù xìtǒng — I’m not an expert though 🙂

  46. First of all thanks for your hard work, i came here following the scum villiain translation. I have to said that in the begging was very confusing with so many names and stuff and meanings (is the first novel of this kind i read) but you have put a lot of effort to explain all those little details and notes and truly is amazing. Thank you, seriously.

    Second, omg, now i finish the scum villian and my heart was attracted by the other projects do you have and im in dispair because i have to work and i cant do it… i just want to read aaaaah

    But well, thanks again and good luck with everything

    you are a truly hero

  47. Due to the fact that the novel was blocked on the official resource, the question has arisen: do you have all the new raws? (including extras?) Sorry if my English is bad.

  48. I love all the novels of this author, is it possible for you guys to translate Heaven Official’s Blessing? It’s okay if you start at ch 17 🙂 Thank you for your hard work 🌝

    1. Hi, Heaven Official’s Blessing is already being translated by a different group, Sakhyulations. Please don’t ask other translation groups to just randomly pick up novels when it’s clear that the current translators are still working on it diligently. I know we all want to be able to read the novels faster, but doing this is really looking down on translators’ tiring efforts.
      If you can’t stand the slower rate of Sakhyulations, like the other person said, @yummysuika on twitter has a google doc with all the chapters they’ve translated so far. They are an independent translator who updates fairly regularly and quickly.

    2. Thank you 😊 I know they are working hard and I’m very much grateful for them, but I really can’t help myself to read it as much as possible (sorry it’s been a habit of mine that once a story is cliff-hanged I’m much more interested and actually can’t sleep w/o thinking about what will happen in the next chapter) and I’m glad to know that there are independent translators 😊

  49. There is one more extra – Getting married, which I cannot find the full version of. Is it possible to get it? Really looking forward to that one.

    1. For November 2018:

      5 – chapter 41
      12 – chapter 42
      19 – chapter 43
      26 – chapter 44

    2. Is it safe to assume that tthe updates happens every Monday or is it only for November?

      I hope the translators take some rest as well! Don’t forget to take care of yourselves first!

  50. Hello, I tried to look for a way to contact you guys but I couldn’t seem to find any, so I decided to leave a comment here.
    So I translated one of the extra chapters of this novel for my friend’s birthday and posted it on my Tumblr, and only remembered afterward that you guys have taken up the translation of this novel. I was wondering if you would be fine with me keeping the post up, or would you like me to take it down?

  51. Here’s what I understood : the translator of the team that originally handled this project already began to translate the chapter, but due to health issues they couldn’t finish it in time, so they released the chapter 33 (which was translated by someone else)
    But don’t worry, the translator is currently working on it, so I think chapter 32 will be released asap 🙂

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