Recommendations Cultivation novels with NO ROMANCE.

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  1. zloi medved

    zloi medved Well-Known Green Tea Bitch

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    More or less exactly as the title says. Male or female MC is fine. Evil or righteous MC fine. System or traditional cultivation fine. Literally any and all possible takes on cultivation as long as there is no romance. And by "no romance" I mean like, not even fake romance like where there's a supporting FL/ML who has an ambiguous attitude but they never actually hook up, or pseudo-harems where there are a lot of admirers and a lot of descriptions about how these side FLs/MLs like MC but they don't hook up officially. No romance at all. Zero interest. Just cultivating and fighting please.
     
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    Sage Monarch
    Story is almost to 1,500 chapters, and not a trace of romance. Protagonist is basically like a monk, has no interest in love or sex. Pretty much every major character in the story is hyper focused on cultivating and getting stronger.
     
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    if nothing else, you can use the filter release page and pick the genres you don't want (anything to do with romance in this case). it will cut the options way down but you'll see a few at any rate and you can narrow it down further by what tags you do or don't want.
    all I can think of off the top of my head is Tales of the World Devouring Serpent
     
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    Wujigege *Christian*SIMP*Feminist*Comedian

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    A man after my own heart but I won't have high hopes.
    You need jade skin beauties to tempt Chinese readers to read.
    Even though there is no romance in Reverend Insanity, there are lots of jade skin beauties.
     
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    Which ones?
     
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    Wujigege *Christian*SIMP*Feminist*Comedian

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    Without sexually objectified females, dudes won't buy novels.

    It is laughable how they claim it's a boy's club or targetted at males but all possible male characters especially old mentors become hot ladies in comic adaptation.

    Charm of Soul Pets and I Shall Shatter The Heavens has romance.

    It is too rubbish in my book to be called romance but it qualifies
     
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    I agree but ISSTH has romance on the last fucking page where they get married. There's this other bitch whos into him but its unrequited, she ends up with his clone and then later on tries to move on from him but cant
    Idk bout charm of soul pets but thats disappointing. Wanted to read it

    I think endless path of dreams is safe

    U have recs w no romance or harem then?
     
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    Wujigege *Christian*SIMP*Feminist*Comedian

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    ISSTH was disappointing for many reasons. It gave me a Naruto vibe: supposed bullied poor scholar is really a prince and the big bully.
    We didn't need the last page to know the direction of the romance.
    The pathetic romance was hinted before chapter 1,000 and it was so bad my stomach hurt.
    A Record of a Mortal's Journey to Immortality is worse.

    I honestly don't know of any.
    Demon Steward might fit but the signs say otherwise..

    Authors think a grandpa being stomped and unable to converse with minors is quite funny when it's just pathetic.

    It might have been a funny joke 20 years ago but not anymore.

    Sword Dynasty and Emperor Has Returned have no romance so far.

    But in Emperor Has Returned, you still get the annoying trope of the protagonist unable to reject or have conversations with a young female
     
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    Daresan Well-Known CN Master

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    Yea right lol ISSTH had romance from the beginning, the girl xu qing was the first one to pick mc from cliff to be disciple and later is killed and reincarnated into different world than the mc and mc later finds her and so many stuff like that. The other girl looked like the first ship to sail but failed miserably, still she got her share at the end.


    @FIEND i think you are confusing ISSTH with Renegade Immortal, the clone one is from Renegade Immortal where the mc loves one girl but makes clone of himself for other girl. Very complicated relationship between 2nd girl and him.

    Any way they all have that shitty romance but i think they are better love story than twilight at the least. Less cringe and more action.

    @Isaac20 Among the novels you mentioned i can safely say 1,3,5,7,9,15 have some romance in it. Others do not have romance.
     
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    Thanks Dare-san. I haven't finished many of them yet. Now I know what I should avoid.:blobokhand:
     
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    Nothing wrong with a story because it has romance.
    You just skip those chapters like I do with Moonlight Sculptor.
    I let my sisters' bully me but I can be authoritative when required but these relationships are just too fake. It is not funny if your sister bullies you 100% of the time, it just becomes predictable garbage
     
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    Daresan Well-Known CN Master

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    Lol no need to avoid, i personally am okay with romance as long as it is not harem seeking kind of stuff ruining the plot. Some harem novel i did enjoy were City of Sin, death sutra, wmw etc.
     
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    Yeah, that's true gege. Btw I don't have siblings tho.. So yeah..

    Ok. I'll try to read them all. (y)
     
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    Wujigege *Christian*SIMP*Feminist*Comedian

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    But you have female friends? It is the same
     
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    Yeah.. Just a few. But they wary of me and never tried to annoy me.:blobsweat:
     
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    Daresan Well-Known CN Master

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    Maintaining self respect with friends is first rule of thumb lol.
     
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