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Announcement: Dropping The Adonis Next Door

After a lot of thought, I have decided to drop The Adonis Next Door. My update frequency hasn’t been too good and I think that there is probably a very high chance that it will be picked up by Qidian. This author seems to be pretty popular with Qidian and their translators – they’re already translating 3 of her novels now (and the translation quality is also really good).

I deeply apologise to all the readers who have been eagerly waiting to read this story. I just don’t want to waste my time on translating something that will probably be translated again in better quality. It will also let me devote more time on translating on How To Say I Love You.

Chapters 156-160 have already been translated so I will finish them off and release them in the next day or so. Chapter 160 will be last chapter I will release of this novel. Edit: Realised how close I was to completing 100 chapters so chapter 165 will be the last chapter I will translate.

My deepest gratitude to all the readers for all the encouragement and support you’ve given me this entire time. Thank you so much.

 

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The Adonis Next Door Manga Adaption

Did anyone know that The Adonis Next Door now has a manga? I’m not sure when it started but there’s around 80 chapters now. Chapter ~130 is around chapter 59 of the manga. You can find the English translation of some chapters on YouTube.

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Link here: http://m.wuyouhui.net/lianai/geqiangyounanshenqiangxingxiangai100tian/

My thoughts:

The art is pretty but I think I prefer the novel. Qin Zhiai feels a bit more weak and timid in the manga than I expected. I guess this can’t be helped since you can’t read her thoughts but I wish she would look less weak and sheepish when she’s in front of people that are not Gu Yusheng (I expect her to look timid in front of Gu Yusheng since she’s so scared of him, but she should look stronger in front of other people). Like the scene with Yu Shali, the novel described her as calm and collected, but in the manga she still looks weak (http://m.wuyouhui.net/lianai/geqiangyounanshenqiangxingxiangai100tian/124910.html?p=6) – I’m thinking it might be a problem with how her character is drawn – the drooping eyes maybe?

Also, I don’t know why, but for some reason, the artist turned the housekeeper into a young lady with glasses.

And Yay! I got the dress described in chapter 115?116? right – the manga version of the dress is a bit more conservative than what is described in the novel though. Really wish I found the manga earlier so I wouldn’t have had to search all over to work out how it was supposed to look like.

Anyway, overall, it is a good adaption and follows the novel very closely so it’s worth checking out. Based on the chapter titles, chapter 80 of the manga is already around chapter 200 of the novel.

Adonis Next Door chapters 76-80

Here’s chapters 76 to 80. For those who read the unedited chapters last week, the new chapters are 78, 79 and 80.

Chapter 76
Chapter 77
Chapter 78
Chapter 79
Chapter 80

I don’t want to release chapters 81 and 82 unedited since they’re almost ready, so they’ll be released tomorrow.

It’s sort of a struggle for me to release 5 chapters every week (which you may already be able to tell from the delayed and unedited chapters), so from now on I’ll be dropping it to down 4 chapters a week. This means next week you’ll be getting 4 new chapters (chpts 83-86). If I can, I will try to release more.