Chuan Shu Zijiu Zhinan

Scumbag System

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Ren Zha Fanpai Zijiu Xitong, The Scum Villain's Self-Saving System, Scumbag Villain
Japanese: 穿书自救指南; クズ悪役の自己救済システム
English: Scumbag System
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Type: ONA
Episodes: 10
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 10, 2020 to Oct 1, 2020
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Djinn Power
Source: Web novel
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, IsekaiIsekai, MythologyMythology
Duration: 19 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.721 (scored by 97799,779 users)
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Ranked: #12362
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Popularity: #4907
Members: 19,810
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Shen Yuan has read enough xianxia novels to know that the protagonist will somehow cultivate the demonic path, take revenge on his scumbag master, and gain a massive harem along the way. So when he unexpectedly transmigrates into the world of Proud Immortal Demon Way, he knows exactly how the story is going to proceed. However, he does not get to play the role of the protagonist, but instead he becomes the scumbag master destined to suffer a humiliating defeat.

Shen Yuan, now known as cultivation master Shen Qingqiu, makes it his mission to change his fate so that he does not fall to his disciple, Luo Binghe, the protagonist of the novel. Trying to break away from the cruel personality of the original Shen Qingqiu seems impossible as any uncharacteristic behavior is blocked by a monitoring system meant to keep him from derailing the plot.

Shen Yuan must find a way to befriend Luo Binghe so that he has no reason to seek revenge on his teacher in the future. But with the set series of tragedies meant to befall the protagonist at the hands of Shen Qingqiu, this teacher has his work cut out for him.

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Adaptation based on a Chinese web novel of the same name, written by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu (墨香铜臭).

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Characters & Voice Actors

Gongyi, Xiao

Kawashima, Reiji



Ning, Yingying

Toyosaki, Aki

Liu, Mingyan

Akasaki, Chinatsu

Shen, Yuan



Qin, Heyang
Fan, Mengdan
Wang, Zhu
Mo Xiang Tong Xiu
Original Creator


Opening Theme

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1: "Wang Yan Ge (忘言歌)" by R1SE-Zhao Lei (R1SE-赵磊)
2: "Ikite Ikanakucha (生きていかなくちゃ)" by Centimillimental (センチミリメンタル)

Ending Theme

1: "Que Chun Shan (却春山)" by Angelina Zhu (朱梓溶)
2: "Shin da tte Ii (死んだっていい)" by Centimillimental (センチミリメンタル)


Dec 24, 2022
I am mxtx biased. Lovel their novels.

The 3d donghua adaption of SVSSS was a a new experience? (first time, I think, watching a 3d animated series.) They changed a bit of the story in the adaption but still followed the main events of the novel, so that's good! I actually enjoyed the donghua but it was a bit awkwardly animated? like some of their movements and head nodding, stuff like that but it was fine, just funny to look at.
Sad they ended season 1 on the important part but looking forward to season 2.

I would say give it a try, it might ...
Mar 19, 2022
Before going into the review, I just wanna state that I have recently read the first book of the novel series. I decided to watch the donghua to see an adaption of the novel. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and will use it as a foundation when reviewing this donghua.

Story (8/10):

I really like the story. It feels unique and I also really like the humor in the series. Just the premise that you get transported into a novel you hate so much and then also turned into the villain is just hilarious. The series is clearly a parody with many clichés and standard tropes. Unfortunately, ...
Dec 5, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Its a very ironical series. Basically it starts through mocking generic Chinese harem novel through protagonist point of view. So I thought it was going to do something unique. But later on, to my regret I found out the part they were mocking was not towards poorly done generic story but mock was going towards the harem genre. So the series itself turned out to be a poorly written generic Chinese Yaoi series baited as a harem series. But still its decent enough for atleast one time watch.

Story- (5/10)
Story is about protagonist transmigrated into a Chinese harem fantasy story as its antagonist and He is ...

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