The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System: Ren Zha Fanpai Zijiu Xitong (Novel) Vol. 04, a NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER! The blockbuster danmei/Boys’ Love novels from China that inspired the animated Scumbag System series streaming in English!
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What happens after an epic tale ends?
This collection of eleven short stories picks up days after Scum Villain’s finale and follows the cast’s relationships and adventures through their pasts and futures. The first trial? A glimpse into another world, where Luo Binghe was never saved by his beloved teacher—unless he can claim this world’s Shen Qingqiu for himself. Other tales recount the riotous history of Shang Qinghua and Mobei-Jun, the bittersweet romance of Luo Binghe’s parents, and the untold tragedy of the original scum villain himself.
This limited Special Edition contains the same book contents as the Standard/Regular Edition, but with bonus merchandise shrinkwrapped to the book: a set of 4 postcards, a bookmark, 2 folded mini posters, and a sticker sheet, all featuring exclusive new artwork by guest artists!
Half-demon Luo Binghe rose from humble beginnings and a tortured past to become unrivaled in strength and beauty. With his dominion over both the Human and Demon Realms and his hundreds-strong harem, he is truly the most powerful protagonist…in a trashy webnovel series!
At least, that’s what Shen Yuan believes as he finishes reading the final chapter in Proud Immortal Demon Way. But when a bout of rage leads to his sudden death, Shen Yuan is reborn into the world of the novel in the body of Shen Qingqiu–the beautiful but cruel teacher of a young Luo Binghe. While Shen Qingqiu may have the incredible power of a cultivator, he is destined to be horrifically punished for crimes against the protagonist. The new Shen Qingqiu now has only one course of action: get into Luo Binghe’s good graces before the young man’s rise to power or suffer the awful fate of a true scum villain!
This Chinese fantasy (xianxia) comedy built around the romanticized love between two men (danmei) has been translated into numerous languages and inspired the animated series Scumbag System, which amassed millions of streaming views–including the English version on YouTube through Tencent Video. As the first novel series by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu to spur a global multimedia franchise, this incredibly fun tale led the way to her future blockbusters in the danmei genre: Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation and Heaven Official’s Blessing. The Seven Seas English-language edition will include exclusive, all-new covers and interior illustrations from Xiao Tong Kong (Velinxi) and feature a translation by Faelicy (faelicy) & Lily (lily_ocho).
Mo Xiang Tong Xiu (MXTX) is a globally renowned and New York Times’ bestselling author whose works are often cited as the most well-known of the modern danmei genre. Originally self-published in Chinese via the novel serialization website, JJWXC, her current novel series include The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System, Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation, and Heaven Official’s Blessing, all available in English from Seven Seas. Her titles have enormously popular multimedia adaptations and have been published in numerous languages around the world.
NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER! Debuted at #14 on the NYT Best Sellers list for Paperback Trade Fiction.
This is a DELUXE PAPERBACK EDITION that features 11 black and white illustrations alongside the prose, 4 color pages (including a bonus illustration), character and term guides, and a beautiful cover with French flaps and spot gloss effects.
The three novel series by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu, also known as MXTX–Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation, Heaven Official’s Blessing, and the original debut The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System–have turned into multimedia franchises driving the huge popularity of the danmei genre throughout China and the world. All three series will debut in Dec 2021, with one volume of alternating series pubbing per month (starting in Feb) until the final volume in 2023. The series are in the same genre, but do not cross over.
The popular CG animated adaptation is available officially in English on Tencent’s WeTV and YouTube, also known under the title Scumbag System.
Although the animated adaptation has been available legally in English, this will be the first English release of the novels, and is sure to be one of the highest-profile publications in Seven Seas history.
This beautiful, large-trim English edition will include an original color cover and exclusive B&W internal illustrations from a popular (and Eisner-nominated) fanartist.
Due to Chinese laws and standards, the multimedia adaptation had to downplay the romance between the male leads, but the original novels contain the uncensored romance, including sexual content.
The translators and artist were carefully chosen from a pool of well-respected fans for this global franchise, and will help with promotion.
This title is perfect for fans of Chinese fantasy (xianxia), historical fantasy from China focused on martial artist heroes (wuxia), Boys’ Love/romanticized love between two men/danmei, action-fantasy, manga and anime, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and other Chinese danmei franchises that are on the rise thanks to the popularity of MXTX’s works. This particular novel series is also very similar to the isekai (transported to another world) genre from Japan, which is especially hot in current manga and light novels (Sword Art Online, Mushoku Tensei, I’m in Love with the Villainess).
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