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
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: 7.741 (scored by 89098,909 users)
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Ranked: #10582
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Popularity: #4865
Members: 18,146
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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



Ning, Yingying


Liu, Mingyan


Gongyi, Xiao


Shen, Yuan



Mo Xiang Tong Xiu
Original Creator


Opening Theme

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"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
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 ...
Nov 9, 2020
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 ...
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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It’s time to ditch the text file.
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