This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m back with the second set of chapters in Zheng Ye’s ongoing rise to fame! It’s I’m Really a Superstar Chapters 41-80 by Chang Yu!
Plot Synopsis: Zhang Ye was originally a mundane college graduate, cursed with below average looks and height but with aspiring dreams of becoming famous. However one day, he woke up and suddenly found himself in a parallel world! In this new world, most things were similar to his previous world but there existed subtle differences, be it: brands, celebrities or even famous works! Armed with the knowledge of his previous world and a heaven-defying Game Ring that gives him magical items, stats and skills, Zhang Ye embarks on a journey to pursue his life-long dream of becoming a celebrity.
At the radio station, during the host hiring interview a loud voice narrated, “Up above the sea’s grey flatland, wind is gathering the clouds. In between the sea and clouds proudly soars the Petrel, reminiscent of black lightning. Glancing a wave with his wingtip, like an arrow dashing cloudward, he cries out and the clouds hear his joy in the bird’s cry of courage. In this cry – -thirst for the tempest!”However, the interviewers of this world that had never heard of Gorky’s “The Song of the Stormy Petrel” were so shocked that they stared with their mouths agape! That’s how Zheng Ye got hired by Beijing Radio Station…
Plot: This second set of chapters really gets the fun rolling pretty much from this point on, although it was still really fun in those first chapters. I had a hard time breathing after reading the first 40, but these next 40 chapters left me seeing spots because I was laughing so hard from the hijinks Zheng Ye gets up to. These chapters cover pretty much the end of Radio Station arc and while it’s merely the first arc I was already completely hooked to this series after the first 40 chapters.
Characters: We get introduced to some more petty people, like Teacher Little Red Mushroom or Zhāng Yě for the most part.
Overall: If you weren’t laughing by the end of the first set, you really ought to be by the end of this set. I’m Really a Superstar is a must read for pretty much everyone.