Chuan Shu Zijiu Zhinan

Scumbag System

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Alternative Titles

English: Scumbag System
Synonyms: Ren Zha Fanpai Zijiu Xitong, The Scum Villain's Self-Saving System, Scumbag Villain
Japanese: 穿书自救指南


Type: ONA
Episodes: 10
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 10, 2020 to Oct 1, 2020
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Djinn Power
Source: Novel
Genres: DemonsDemons, DramaDrama, HistoricalHistorical, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 20 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.841 (scored by 39673,967 users)
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Ranked: #7792
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Popularity: #5391
Members: 9,199
Favorites: 248

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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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Chuan Shu Zijiu Zhinan is an adaptation of the Chinese web novel Ren Zha Fanpai Zijiu Xitong (人渣反派自救系统), written by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu (墨香铜臭).

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Characters & Voice Actors

Sha, Hualing


Liu, Mingyan


Ning, Yingying



Mo Xiang Tong Xiu
Original Creator


Opening Theme

"Wang Yan Ge (忘言歌)" by R1SE-Zhao Lei (R1SE-赵磊)

Ending Theme

“Que Chun Shan (却春山)” by Angelina Zhu (朱梓溶)

Nov 21, 2020
pearlesscucumber (All reviews)
I couldn't remember a story that has impacted me the way Scumbag System has in the last few years. In many ways, the story hits really close to home because they deal thematically with many issues that I've been grappling with for a huge portion of my life:

1) On Predestination: the central premise of the novel is really about a person who finds himself transmigrated into the main antagonist role of the story and hence, has to find SOME way to change his life path in order to avoid a horrific death. One of the major themes that the story raises is the concept of read more
Nov 11, 2020
MagBlueRoses (All reviews)
As a fan of the book, I absolutely LOVED this donghua. They didn't stray much from the novel and the makers did their best to make this as entertaining as possible!

I love SQQ and the donghua just made me love him even more. Somewhere while watching, I felt like the quality of the animation deteriorated a little after episode 7, but keeping that aside, everything seemed close to perfect in my opinion. The ending of the season was abrupt, and the bonus scene towards the end had me frustrated, but as long as there's a season 2, fans will be fine... mostly...

Luo Binghe is read more
Nov 9, 2020
mintvirgo (All reviews)
This is great!!! I had so much fun watching it. The team really put their hearts into this, and you can tell in every single scene. It is fun, it is heartwarming, and I'd even say unforgettable. I will treasure my experience watching this forever.

You can tell at once that the team is deeply familiar with the novel, the characters, and even the fandom. When I first heard about this novel getting a donghua, I was skeptical about whether it'd be able to replicate the same atmosphere the novel has (hilarious with a touch (or a lot) of sadness at certain moments), but they read more
Jan 16, 2021
RynJX (All reviews)
This show is a parody of over-the-top Chinese harem novels/shows. The premise is a typical Isekai set up but, rather than being excited about that, the main character is upset because the novel he gets sucked into has flat characters, terrible world building, and is overall just super cliche and ridiculous. He's given the task of fixing the plot of the story as part of his transmigration. However, he ends up inhabiting the body of the main villain and, as a result, is way more concerned with surviving the villain's terrible fate at the end of the book, that he is with improving the story read more

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