The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System donghua series

The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System (Ren Zha Fanpai Zijiu Xitong) by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu (MXTX) has got a somewhat different donghua adaptation, compared to MXTX’s two remaining novels.  

Namely, unlike The Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation (魔道祖, Mo Dao Zu Shi) and Heaven Official’s Blessing (天官赐福, Tian Guan Ci Fu), The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System (a.k.a. Scumbag System, 人渣反派自救系统) is a 3D animation, styled similarly to A Record of Mortal’s Journey to Immortality.

MXTX’s novels have a loyal international fan base, largely comprised of danmei (BL) fans, who have played a pivotal role in popularizing the novels worldwide. Scilicet, all MXTX novels had been originally translated into English by fans before Seven Seas Danmei picked them up for an official release.

That is to say, Ren Zha Fanpai Zijiu Xitong is available via Seven Seas in four volumes (all of them have been translated and published, unlike the remaining two novels, which are still ongoing).

Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation: Mo Dao Zu Shi (Novel) Vol. 5 (the final volume) will be out on 2023/05/02 and Heaven Official’s Blessing is up to volume 5 (out of 8), with Tian Guan Ci Fu (Novel) Vol. 6 scheduled to be released on 2023/05/30.

Where Can I Watch Scumbag System?

The Ren Zha Fanpai Zijiu Xitong Season 1 is finished, with Season 2 pending an update. Here’s where you can watch the series:

Scumbag System Season 1 (requires a subscription)

In case you missed this series, here’s an official Scumbag System synopsis:

“Half-demon Luo Binghe rose from humble beginnings and a tortured past to become unrivaled in strength and beauty. With his harem of over three hundred wives, and dominion over both the human and demonic realms, he is truly the most powerful protagonist—in a trashy web novel series!At least, that’s what Shen Yuan, online alias “Peerless Cucumber,” believes as he finishes reading the final chapter in Proud Immortal Demon Way. But when a combination of rage and a poor meal choice leads to his death, Shen Yuan finds himself reborn into the world of the web novel, in the body of Shen Qingqiu — the beautiful but cruel teacher to a young Luo Binghe. Although as Shen Qingqiu he now has incredible power and abilities as a cultivator, he’s also destined to be horrifically punished for crimes against the protagonist, so this new Shen Qingqiu has only one course of action: get into Luo Binghe’s good graces before the young man’s rise to power. That’s the only way he’ll escape the awful fate of a true scum villain!”

The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System Season 1 was produced by Tencent Penguin Pictures and iQIYI and released via Tencent Penguin Pictures. The series originally ran from September 10, 2020 to November 12, 2020.

That being said, enjoy the ride. Meanwhile, keep an eye on the developments with regard to Heaven Official’s Blessing Season 2, which may reportedly come out later in 2023.

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