Dear readers of Spirit Boss,
This is Mukyuu and Mikyuu, the translator and editor of Spirit Boss. Some of you may have come to Spirit Boss because you enjoyed its prequel, Spirit Hotel, and some of you may be here because you want to know how a devil and a human fall in love.
After reading some of the early chapters, you may have started to realize that Baal is… Not A Nice Guy. At all. He’s physically and emotionally a jackass towards everyone, but especially towards Wang Xiaoming (well, probably because he’s stuck with Wang Xiaoming 24/7, so he has more opportunities to be a jackass towards Wang Xiaoming).
If you are here for a cute and fluffy romance between a fallen angel and a human, we regret to inform you that Spirit Boss is probably not it. At least, not for quite a while. In fact, throughout the story you’ll find examples of Baal emotionally and physically manipulating and blackmailing Wang Xiaoming. There are even instances of dubcon or noncon, depending on your definition. Baal may be a fallen angel, but we don’t believe that excuses his behavior.
We don’t condone any of the actions that Baal does to anyone. We don’t think that what Baal is doing to Wang Xiaoming is right or an example of a healthy, consensual relationship. We don’t believe that anyone deserves the treatment that Wang Xiaoming is getting.
We are reading as we are translating, so neither of us knows when, or even if, the relationship gets better. We undertook this translation on the strengths of Spirit Hotel but clearly, this novel is a deviation from the overall tone of Spirit Hotel.
We are committed to finishing this story, but we would like readers to be aware that the content is not a fluffy romance or a fun romp, despite what the tone of the synopsis may suggest.
Wang Xiaoming’s greatest secret — having a crush on his roommate Chang Haitao.
Wang Xiaoming’s greatest hobby — beating up Baal the Dark for stress relief.
Wang Xiaoming’s most painful experience — Chang Haitao getting a girlfriend.
Wang Xiaoming’s most terrifying experience — Baal standing behind him, looking on as he beats the boss, smiling and asking: “What are you doing?”
Up until now, Wang Xiaoming thought his 23 years of life could be turned into a book titled Wang Xiaoming and His Misfortunes. But on April 15th, he realized all those previous 23 years were just the prologue to Wang Xiaoming and His Misfortunes.