The Creator of the Second Dimension - Chapter 57
Chapter 57 . Increase the amount
On the morning of January 7th.
New Frontline Media Building.
“Monthly Youth Frontline” editorial department.
The office is a bit messy. Apart from the computer, everyone’s desk is filled with cartoons and folders containing copies of manuscripts. The editorial department adopts a flexible working system. In addition, editors often go out to find authors. Unlike white-collar workers, the editorial department of “Monthly Youth Frontline” was still empty after nine o’clock.
No, to be precise, there are still a few people.
In a corner of the editorial office, where the space is obviously larger, a man with sparse hair and a beard-faced face is sleeping soundly on the recliner when a cell phone ringing wakes him up.
“Hey, what’s the matter?”
He wanted to press it directly, but after looking at the telegram, he immediately connected the phone.
“Lao Yang, do you still have a single copy of “Soul Eater” in stock?”
This is a call from He Yingjie, the manager of the media sales department of New Frontier and the editor-in-chief of “Monthly Youth Frontline”. Yang Guyan has known each other since joining the company.
Yang Guyan was a little puzzled, he got up, picked up the black-rimmed glasses on the table, and quickly recalled this cartoon serialized in his own magazine.
“There should be more than a hundred spare copies in the warehouse.”
The print volume of manga pamphlets is determined by the sales department based on the popularity and performance of the works. Most of the pamphlets printed will be sent to the warehouses of various bookstores and online shopping websites, and only a small part will remain in the warehouse of the editorial department. As an emergency reserve, it is used in occasions such as author signing, industry exchanges and the like.
“More than a hundred copies? This is not enough… How should I explain to Taotao.com…”
On the other end of the phone, He Yingjie’s voice was a little disappointed.
“Why, I don’t think this comic is very popular. Hey, Ho, I remember that you proposed to reduce the print volume of this comic?”
Yang Guyan is still in confusion. He has known He Yingjie for many years and knows that his tone is not a joke. The comic booklet of “Soul Eater” seems to be really out of stock.
“Then your editorial department hasn’t told us that its animation production is so explosive?”
He Yingjie confronts Yang Guyan’s Mai Tai.
Yang Guyan didn’t quite understand that the animation production of “Soul Eater” went through the company process, and the specific matters were handled by the people authorized by the copyright, but only Li Ruoxuan, the editor in charge of “Soul Eater”, often mentioned it. , Yang Guyan subconsciously feels that this animation is at an ordinary level, and doesn’t pay much attention to it.
“You haven’t watched it yet? The first episode broadcast on Chengkong last night was completely exploded. Now it’s a hot search on Weibo. Taotao.com sold out at midnight last night. Their purchases are today. Call me more to get the goods.”
“real or fake?”
Yang Guyan unlocked the computer screen and clicked on Chengkong Video Network.
“Let’s take a look. Later, you can find someone to move my inventory here, and then see if the printing factory can temporarily reprint it. Oh, yes, I remember the last time the public relations person asked for two hundred. Many books go to the book fair, they should not be dealt with, you go and ask.”
He hung up the phone after giving the explanation, just to see Chengkong Video Network’s full station click on the list, “Soul Eater: Zero” has actually climbed to the top of the list!
The first episode of “Soul Eater: Zero” played at 11 o’clock last night has more than 500,000 hits, and the second place on the list has less than 80,000 hits.
Even, Yang Guyan roughly estimated that the combined data from second to tenth on this list is not enough for the episode of “Soul Eater: Zero”.
The volume of Chengkong Video Network is not large. Most of the videos inside are adapted from comics under its own. It is not easy to achieve this click data in such a short period of time.
Yang Guyan didn’t read the comment below, and directly clicked the play button. It took more than 20 minutes to watch the episode.
His expression at the beginning was full of expectation.
then became dull.
Then he was slightly confused.
Finally, when Huangfuxun appeared on the stage and cleanly killed the “protagonists”, Yang Guyan opened his mouth wide and froze in place.
“Fuck, can you still play like this?”
Yang Guyan was full of expectation at first because of such explosive playback data, the production must be very amazing.
But after reading the first half, it can be regarded as well-made, but the plot always feels a bit familiar. For the editor who has browsed countless comics, it is naturally dull.
Yang Guyan himself has seen the original work of “Soul Eater”. Although it is a mediocre work, it is always a bit impressed. Therefore, Yang Guyan started when he saw the “protagonist” fighting with a group of people. Confused, he seems to have never seen a similar scene in the comics.
Until the end of the film, all the characters that appeared on the stage were killed by Huangfu Xun, who chopped melons and vegetables, and Yang Guyan suddenly realized it.
“So this is a prequel?”
Huangfu Kaoru in “Soul Eater” appeared as an evil spirit, and was destroyed by the protagonists Bai Jianshi and Li Leshen. UU read the book www.uukanshu.com, but now she is in a human state.
“Is this before the manga starts?”
Yang Guyan’s editor’s intuition made him guess the intention of the animation team. Indeed, the original performance of “Soul Eater” is average, it is better to abandon the story, just keep the setting, and describe the prequel like a fan.
Thinking about it this way, the title of “Soul Eater: Zero”, which I thought was a bit weird, is quite appropriate.
“However, the gimmick at the beginning is well done.”
Yang Guyan looked at the comments on the first episode, and most of them were in a dazed state. In these years, the first episode of the first episode has been such a deadly “protagonist” animation, but there is not a single one.
What’s more, Yang Guyan glanced at the official website of the animation. The information on it was from the group of people who led the lunch box in the first episode. If you are not someone who has read the comics and is very familiar with the plot, how can you guess? This group of people turned out to be cannon fodder, to support Huangfu Xun’s cannon fodder!
“No wonder the sales of comics have skyrocketed. These people are probably at a loss after watching the animations before looking for the original comics.”
Yang Guyan pondered.
Although I don’t know if these admirers who came to see the original will be disappointed in the end, the effect of promoting the sales of comics has been achieved.
Compared to some works that just make the characters move, the publicity effect of “Soul Eater: Zero” is not known to be higher!
Thinking of this, Yang Guyan immediately made a decision.
He opened the internal work group and sent a brief message in the group.
[Yang Guyan]: “Soul Eater” is used on the cover of the January issue of “Monthly Youth Frontline”, and the front page color page is added. The editor is in charge to notify the author and let him submit the manuscript as soon as possible.
Since the animation is on fire, the editorial department will naturally follow suit!