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Returning Transcendent Opens an Idol Agency
Returning Transcendent Opens an Idol Agency
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The Devilish Genius of Time and Effort. That Cheating Bastard. Idiot Savant. A man known by countless names in the Three Realms, one who collected every treasure, every ancient art, whose Dao of 'Accumulation' made him the richest and most hated person even amongst the Eternal Emperors.

The strongest Transcendent, the one envied by all beneath the heavens. After breaking past the bounds of existence, he-

"I'm heading home."

"W-Wait! Master!"

-Promptly packed his bags and returned to Earth.

A story about a laidback overpowered guy who underestimated how hard it is to be abnormal in a normal world and gets swept up into the flow too quickly... And also ended up opening an idol agency.

Thus begins the tale of John Smith and his daily adventures back on Earth.

At least one update every day. :fingerscrossed:

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Slice of Life
Business Management Devoted Love Interests Heartwarming Hiding True Abilities Hiding True Identity Interdimensional Travel Low-key Protagonist Modern Day Modern Time Music Overpowered Protagonist Part-Time Job Returning from Another World Singers Wealthy Characters
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    Status: 47 – hana homura’s first karaoke...

    Gone are the days of me imagining of a novel plot revolving around vtubers. Bless you for turning my daydreams to reality (TvT)

    This would only be the second time I made a review within my more than half a decade time of reading literature mostly WN's and LN's so pardon this rough format

    In my opinion, this novel is a breath of fresh air. I've read at least a couple cultivation novels and fewer idol novels but never a novel with both, and involving the latest trend of virtual idols on top of that. Honestly, I might be a little biased towards the whole vtuber thing, but objectively speaking, so far the two main concepts of the story is handled fairly well. The concepts are well balanced with a little sprinkle of spices tp the side, e.g. Cooking, racing, etc. Each of the concepts by itself would drown in the oversaturated library of stories today, but with the concepts, skillfully blended together, it created a refreshing feeling

    In conclusion, I am really glad I came across this story for it felt like a beautiful blend of concepts carefully and skillfully woven together. Considering this though, a mix of concepts is great and all but too many ingredients could spoil the broth, and I believe the key around this is to find that perfect balance while remaining faithful to the original concepts. 

    I pray for this story to get the recognition it deserves and for the author to never lose heart as I continue to read in anticipation (^-^)

    P.S. I love the nod to the "US-Canadian Super Chat War" a few months back

    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK ( ^ω^) b

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    Status: 113 – alfi titor – [meincraft] mining with...

    Amanzing Story, cant say more about it. And Author have his touche when select a song for each idol that make it story is very good. Very recommended for you read

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    Status: c19

    made an account for this, Very nice, even if I usually don't like cultivation stories, the interaction John has with the world he found him self in is hella interesting. Keep it up!

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    Status: 45 – oath under snow

    tl;dr:  I expected:  a cultivator running an idol agency while his friends/sect/lovers try to get him back What I read felt like: some dude with convenient powers themed to be wuxia/xianxia-esque interferes with peoples lives and some of them end up as idols.

    If you just want to mindlessly read something and the summary is to your taste, this is fine. Not bad, not great, maybe good if slice of life is your jam. Though, if you care a bit more about the narrative, then read on.


    Technical aspects of writing were well done. No egregious spelling or conjugation errors that threw off the flow to bother me. 

    The premise is interesting and plausible (within the setting), but the execution is just shy of being clearly labeled good but qualitatively a notch or two above being bad. 

    The biggest flaw is the inconsistent portrayal of the main character. He is represented as this individual who ended up rising to achieve the Dao, is super OP, has all these insane powers, and was willing to offend anyone, but still gets caught up in stupid little problems? 

    Worse is he "snuck out", but the summary clearly shows someone see him leave and "escape". He also has people he cares about and loves, but abandoned them to end up just running an idol agency? Again inconsistent. Also, he has time travel within his power set, so couldn't he go visit Earth, then travel back and roll back time to replace himself as soon as he left? 

    That isn't to say that I dislike the story. The characters are interesting with clear desires and actions to achieve them. That counts for so much in storytelling and narrative that it makes the slice of life aspect to this enjoyable (and I generally can't stand written SoL). 

    One aspect I didn't like was how by chapter 45, we had a very small world. I don't mean we hadn't travelled throughout the Three Kingdoms and seven continents, but that everyone was related. Like sure, that does happen in small towns with 40k people or less, but when you are talking about a place like Tokyo, then it's very unlikely. 

    You could have this be due to diegetic reasons (such as karma and all that jazz), but it just seems unnecessary? Maybe it's just me, but 45 chapters in, I'd expect more than 6 principal characters that actually contribute to the story.

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    Status: c212

    This is fun, lighthearted, but dipping into serious. We are given background to the issues that are obtained from millenial cultivation. 

    Characters are cute, they seem to progress, so it's fun to read about them.

    It kinda makes me blink the fact that everyone is connected in some way, but can be excused with fate and karma. 

    I kinda want to see more impact made to the world, John has the mind and potential to change everything, which brings concequences, I want to see that.

    Anyway, I love it, well written, very few problems in grammar or spelling. And fun to read all around.

    Consistently fun to read. Though, I would hope for fast time travel, a bit of time skips at some point, so as to accelerate this awesome train.

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    Status: 207 – the man(?), the myth, the...

    Holy Mother in Heaven, this story is God-tier

    The character development, the comedy, and the drama! Oh my Gosh the drama.

    I don't know how you manage to upload almost everyday and I respect that a lot.

    Btw John best girl

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    Status: 143 – rationale and emotions

    One of the best this site platform had to offer. Isn't angst-inducing, but more of a lighthearted family slice-of-life. Don't be goaded by the synopsis. It's not full-xianxia or cultivation power leveling, but Mr. John's return to his earthly life, and his try on idol-making and dealing with karma and family. Cuz it's a damn rare slice-of-life.

    A very relaxing read that had me binging throughout all the chapters. Read especially for those who want to taste something different aside from usual cultivation troupes.

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    Status: c120

    It was good up until the author forced a frustrating drama. I thought this was supposed to be lighthearted. This is the kind of authors I hate. Forcing unnecessary drama. It was great until that point. 

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    Status: c130

    Well-written story. There's nothing to say, the character development is very good, a lovely story. Along those references..

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    Status: 350 – support staff specialists – i

    Despite this story's popularity, It still feels underrated. That's just how good it is.

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