Guiding a Rival to Become the Emperor - Reviews

Alt titles: Breed My Dear Enemy, How to Raise an Enemy, Yang Di Weihuan

Guiding a Rival to Become the Emperor
Manthika's avatar
Jan 19, 2022

*inhales* boi.  I can't tell you how disturbed I am.  Are the people reading this and enjoying it okay in the head? Sorry if that's too aggressive but that's my opinion here.  Child abuse (sexual insinuated, talked about, and threatened as well as physical abuse shown) manipulation, suicide, mind games, and worst of all?  All this cringe and it's not even entertaining.  The plot is bland and the characters are dumb.  I've read dark fantasy stuff and been like "wow that's terrible" but still got a morbid fascination out of it.  This? Nah its just cringe trying to come off as edgy but also somehow romantic?  

Also the ML totally says something in early chapters- AS AN UNDERAGE CHILD mind you, to the FL along the lines of "don't look at any other guy's d***, mine is way better and you can look all you want when we're older" like.  Bruh.  You're like 10??  

Slight spoilers below?  Not much but fair warning anyway.  

I also want to know how a chunk of arm flesh can pass as a cut off tongue to convince someone you're mute... or how a small child can have such a clear full-back tattoo that is perfectly good identification and never warps as he ages, pretty sure this isn't a magic manhua... actually there are a lot of things that want you to shut your eyes completely rather than just suspend a small bit of disbelief. So yeah.  

1/10 story
4/10 art
3/10 characters
2/10 overall
JelaVera's avatar
Apr 7, 2022

The starting premises were promising and the art was also so cute!!

only thing i kinda dislike is when ML and FL grew up, ML's personality was honestly abit unexpected, hes super flirty and open abt his love to FL which iss NICE but i honestly expected a cold persona frm him and FL melting him ughsj

its also a lil funny since fl also grew up to be unromantic lol (literally the opposite of what i tght wld happen lol) also it went abit weird when FL started gaining powers and becoming OP tff??? like wait wasnt this a cute FL 'taming' type manhua?? nah it became some OP mary sue cold FL historical drama plot conspiracy w a ml emperor chasing her .. tf?

first half of the story when they were still kids was more interesting. When they grew up it was kinda boring bc it was like any other manhua which ruins the superb art... 

7/10 story
8/10 art
5/10 characters
6/10 overall
ModnarAnon's avatar
Jul 6, 2023

Ahhh~ I'm doneee!!! It's not perfect but I like the plot twists it gave. I hope to find more stories like this! 💕

8/10 story
8/10 art
8/10 characters
8/10 overall
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ayakabestgirl's avatar
Sep 16, 2021

I lovee this manga!! It's so cute, the relationship between fl and ml is adorablee the way they grew up with mu protecting mo and then mo matured and started protecting mu, they're both so diabolical in a good way the dynamic is to die forr. The only thing that bothered me was how mo kept forcing himself onto mu, and the lack of a plot really? there lots of smaller arcs but i cant tell if theres really any big showdown kinda thing to look forward too. 

6.5/10 story
10/10 art
9/10 characters
8.5/10 overall
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