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It’s Actually Not Easy Wanting to be a Supporting Male Lead

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Yaoi

Summary [from NU]

In this period where countless supporting lead actors always attempt to counterattack, turn over a new leaf or simply refuse to take up the role, his purpose of existing is to fill the role of a good supporting male lead and uphold his duty to the best of his ability. To add the needed lustre to storylines and this world. Only, it’s a pity that someone who is not afraid of god-like enemies will be afraid of pig-like teammates.

Bitterly, he realizes that for some unfathomable reason, he is being bothered time and again by a bastard who refuses to follow the script… In order to walk the path of a good supporting male lead, he engages in a battle of wits and courage with that person. Loving each other and killing each other, one ultimately cannot escape fate’s teasing– why is it so difficult wanting to be a responsible and diligent supporting male lead?! QAQ

Personal Thoughts [spoiler free]

I wasn’t too sold on the MC and ML’s romance at the beginning, but as the arcs went by, it slowly grew on me. What I enjoy the most about this story is the protagonists of the worlds they travel to. These people actually deserve to be called protagonist. In other quick transmigration novels where the MC plays a supporting character role, the “protagonist” of the world is always a real nasty piece of work. I know this is meant to justify the MC’s counterattack and face-slapping of them, but those characters don’t feel like actual protagonists of a novel at all. Those so-called “protagonists” are the ones that truly feel like cannon fodders. Which is why I find this story so refreshing in its treatment of the protagonists characters. Another big plus of this story is the abundance of varied female characters, both good and bad. Yes, that’s right, those elusive creatures called women that you never seem to find in BL stories (unless they’re some 2D cardboard villainess).

Another BL quick transmigration story with good female characters is The Perfect Destiny.

2 thoughts on “It’s Actually Not Easy Wanting to be a Supporting Male Lead

  1. Hello, I would like to be able to obtain your permission to translate this novel into Spanish, of course, I am not going to translate this without your permission, so I ask for your consent to start working on it. All credits for your English translation will be placed on a note at the beginning of the novel.
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