Fuying Zhuxin [First Impression]

Fuying Zhuxin [First Impression]

Fuying Zhuxin is a story featuring attempted rape, human trafficking and a boy looking beautiful. Intrigues aplenty in this shounen ai/yaoi story.

Alt TitlesFu Ying Zhu Xin, Shadow Follows His Heart, 浮影逐心, Fú yǐng zhú xīn, Fúyǐng zhúxīn
CreatorsNuonoXiaoen [Nuono小恩] (Author & Artist)
Genre DramaFantasy, Historical, Mature WarningMental / Physical AbuseRape / Mentions of Rape, Shounen Ai/ Yaoi
Fuying Zhuxin [First Impression]

Fuying Zhuxin Summary

While out begging at the tender age of ten, child traffickers are snatching Momo away and hiding him on a storage vessel.

But luckily, he is meeting up with Qiao Boqi, who arrives to apprehends the traffickers; the two bonding instantly.

Qiao Boqi then brings Momo back to his private residence and bestows the young one with the new name “Qiao Ying[影: Shadow]”. Thus, Momo—as Qiao Ying—begin his new life as Qiao Boqi’s adopted younger brother.

But sometime later, the Prince of Yan drags Momo into a spiralling struggle…

Fuying Zhuxin [First Impression]
First and foremost, the art of Fuying Zhuxin is gorgeous. The character design for Momo is just great, especially the androgynous look making him look like a girl.

The story is featuring both abuse and it is alluding to rape almost happening, so if that’s triggering you may want to look away. The person saving Momo seems genuinely surprised to see him. I’m not sure if it’s because of an instant attraction or because of a different reason.

However, Momo is being taken into the household of his saviour. Later on we find out the saviour has an underlying reason for taking in the young boy. Thankfully nothing to do with the poor boy’s body or anything.

I’m not sure how the story will progress, but I’m expecting some tragedy. The story is setting itself up for betrayals and misunderstandings left and right. Not to mention, the story is also very confusing as is.

I have no clue what’s going on, except the main protagonist looks like someone else. I suppose if you’re reading on, you’ll find out the full plot and the extent of the intrigues.

Recommendation: The story probably has potential, but it’s not exactly my cup of tea. The art is gorgeous, though! Might be worth checking out for the art alone.

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