Scoundrels and System Scams: Top Picks for Danmei Donghua Fans After “Scumbag System”

Calling all Danmei Donghua enthusiasts! Still buzzing after the whirlwind romance of “Scumbag System“? Fear not, fellow fans, for the world of Chinese BL anime offers a treasure trove of captivating stories waiting to be explored.

Scumbag System

Let’s rewind a bit and reminisce about the brilliance of “Scumbag System.” This 2020 gem introduced us to Shen Qingqiu, a transmigrated soul trapped in the body of a villainous character from a harem novel. With the help (or should we say hindrance?) of a troll system, Shen Qingqiu embarks on a hilarious and heart-pounding quest to avoid a gruesome demise at the hands of his increasingly powerful disciple, Luo Binghe. The stunning visuals, witty dialogue, and undeniable chemistry between the leads had us glued to the screen, yearning for more.

But fret no more! Here’s a curated list of donghua and anime that capture the essence of “Scumbag System” and will leave you wanting to hit replay:

Scumbag System Fans Rejoice! Top Danmei Donghua & Anime Like Your Fave

Heaven Official’s Blessing (Tian Guan Ci Fu)

Heaven Official's Blessing anime

Buckle up for a breathtaking adventure with “Heaven Official’s Blessing,” a donghua from the same author as “Scumbag System,” Mo Xiang Tong Xiu. This series revolves around Xie Lian, a kind-hearted deity plagued by misfortune. Cast out of heaven multiple times, Xie Lian stumbles upon a mysterious red-clad stranger who seems to hold the key to his past and future. Prepare to be swept away by the stunning animation, the heartwarming bromance that blossoms into something more, and a story rich with lore and intrigue. Just like “Scumbag System,” “Heaven Official’s Blessing” boasts gorgeous visuals and a captivating narrative that unfolds beautifully.

Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation (Mo Dao Zu Shi)

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Dive deeper into the world of Mo Xiang Tong Xiu with “Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation,” another donghua with a dedicated fanbase. This captivating tale follows Wei Wuxian, a powerful cultivator ostracized for his unorthodox methods. After a tragic betrayal, Wei Wuxian is reborn into a new body, offering a chance to rewrite his fate. Filled with stunning action sequences, complex characters, and a slow-burning romance that unfolds over time, “Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation” shares similarities with “Scumbag System” in its themes of redemption, second chances, and the power of love (even if it takes a while to blossom!).

Thousand Autumns

Thousand Autumns

Craving a story with a dash of angst and a whole lot of yearning? Look no further than “Thousand Autumns.” This donghua presents a complex relationship between Yan Wushi, a ruthless warrior, and Shen Qiao, a benevolent sect leader. Their paths intertwine in a life-or-death situation, forging a bond that transcends time and circumstance. “Thousand Autumns” boasts animation that rivals “Scumbag System” and a story that will keep you guessing until the very end. Both series explore themes of loyalty, sacrifice, and the lengths we go to for those we care about.

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There’s a Pit in My Senior Martial Brother’s Brain

In the mood for some side-splitting laughter? “There’s a Pit in My Senior Martial Brother’s Brain” injects a healthy dose of humor into the danmei donghua world. This hilarious series follows Shang Qinghua, a transmigrated soul who realizes he’s not the protagonist but a mere supporting character! To avoid a terrible fate, Shang Qinghua embarks on a mission to win over the real hero, his dense but well-meaning senior martial brother. Filled with slapstick humor, witty dialogue, and a surprisingly sweet romance, “There’s a Pit in My Senior Martial Brother’s Brain” shares the isekai (transmigration) element with “Scumbag System” while offering a lighter and more comedic take on the genre.

My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!

Calling all otome game enthusiasts! “My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!” takes a hilarious spin on the classic game genre. Katarina Claes, a reincarnated soul trapped in the world of an otome game, discovers she’s the villainess destined for a bad ending. To avoid her unfortunate fate, Katarina sets out to break free from the game’s script and forge her own path. While not strictly a danmei donghua, “My Next Life as a Villainess” shares the lighthearted tone and comedic elements that made “Scumbag System” so enjoyable.

Thousands of Worlds (Wan Jie Qian Kun)

If you enjoyed the cultivation elements and unique premise of “Scumbag System,” then “Thousands of Worlds” might be right up your alley. This donghua follows Lin Fei, a young man who embarks on a quest for revenge and self-improvement after witnessing the death of his loved ones. While the focus isn’t explicitly romantic, the bond between Lin Fei and his companions is undeniable.

Are You OK

you yao donghua

Craving a donghua that blends humor, romance, and historical intrigue? Look no further than “Are You OK.” This series throws together Zuo Yun Qi, a dissident pretending to be a foreigner, and the sharp-witted landlord who sees through his disguise. The unlikely duo forms a hilarious partnership, and while the romance takes a backseat to the comedic elements, there’s a definite spark between the two leads.

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Laughing Under the Clouds

This historical anime with a touch of fantasy offers a unique perspective on the BL genre. Set in a time when swords are outlawed, “Laughing Under the Clouds” follows three young men tasked with transporting criminals to a remote prison. With its blend of action, adventure, and a slow-burn romance, this anime might appeal to fans who enjoyed the historical setting and action sequences in “Scumbag System.”

Ya Boy Kongming!

In the mood for something completely different? “Ya Boy Kongming!” offers a hilarious and heartwarming twist on the isekai genre. This anime transports the legendary strategist Zhuge Liang, Kongming, to modern-day Tokyo. There, he teams up with Eiko, an aspiring singer, to help her achieve stardom. While not strictly BL, the strong bromance between Kongming and Eiko, and the overall lighthearted tone, might appeal to fans of “Scumbag System.”

Remember, this list is just a starting point. With so many fantastic danmei donghua and anime out there, the possibilities are endless! So, dive in, explore, and discover your next favorite show.

Happy watching!