I’m Really A Superstar Chapter 1451
Chapter 1451: You can really fucking put out four chapters a week?
For many days in a row.
The cartoonists were in a state of disorder.
The serialized comics were now full of plot holes.
It was supposed to be a great situation, a time when the industry should be booming, yet the comics industry was somehow headed for an unprecedented crisis. In the past, they did not encounter such a disaster even when there were no signs of a national cartoon appearing. But now that three national cartoons had appeared? Why did the industry start moving backwards instead? They were teetering in the balance? Comics and animation was a mainstay industry of Japan! What the heck was this! Was there even any logic in this?!
Finally, even the Japanese authorities were alarmed, and they quickly intervened.
Many comics magazine publishers hurriedly adjusted their strategies and no longer dared to request their cartoonists to submit more chapters.
The situation was complete chaos, yet those “seven” cartoonists who sparked this mess were still as composed as ever. It felt like this had nothing to do with them at all.
It continued like this week in, week out!
Moreover, the quality remained very high with a good quantity as well!
And it was precisely because of this contrast that the other four newly serialized comics became popular quickly!
The first one to become popular was Dragon Ball!
When the sales figures of the standalone volume of Dragon Ball were released, it created an uproar in the industry!
1.3 million copies! It did even better than One Piece’s and Naruto’s first standalone volume sales!
“This is amazing!”
‘Heavens! I can’t believe this!”
“I love Son Goku. He’s so freaking cute!”
“Right, right, this comic is a great read!”
“It has a wide range of readers as well!”
This comic was published by a small publisher. Before this, the publisher was a complete unknown. But they became very famous after its sales soared. Raising the sales of a comic magazine by many times over with just one title was only possible if it was a national cartoon. Nothing else could achieve the same effect!
And thus, another national cartoon was born!
The second one to become popular was Doraemon!
The charm of the robot cat also conquered the readers of this world!
It was different from all the fighting and killing scenes of the other national cartoons, with Doraemon possessing an entirely different style of its own. It was relaxing, family oriented, and a good casual read. There might be some who disliked the art style of One Piece, the pulling of the heartstrings of Naruto, or the loose plot of Detective Conan. But for a comic like Doraemon, almost everyone enjoyed and loved it very much!
“It’s such a nice read!”
“It’s suitable for everyone in the family to read!”
“This fat cat is so funny!”
“It’s the first time I’ve seen such a kind of comic!”
“I feel so happy reading it!”
The sales figures of the first standalone volume blew up!
However, what truly placed Doraemon onto the altar was its animated version!
When the animation was broadcast, the industry was dumbfounded again. Doraemon’s viewership ratings actually surpassed Detective Conan, however small, as it knocked off its predecessor at the top where it had been the viewership ratings champion for several weeks in a row!
It was yet another national cartoon!
At the same time.
Along with the robot cat, Slam Dunk became very popular across Asia!
“That was awesome!”
“I love this series to death!”
“Rukawa Kaede! Rukawa Kaede!”
“This is the pinnacle of sports comics!”
“I get such a kick from reading it!”
“The character designs are so handsome!”
“Hai, I knew I would be spending money again when I laid my eyes on this comic!”
“There are too many good comics these days. I’m going broke!”
“I must buy it even if I go broke!”
“Buy! Buy! Buy!”
Slam Dunk had become a hot-selling title!
Another national cartoon had arrived!
The final one was Gundam.
This cartoon was the final one to become popular.
At the beginning, Gundam did not really catch the attention of too many people. Especially in the wake of One Piece, Naruto, Detective Conan, and other national cartoons, Gundam being a sci-fi comic did not really seem that attractive. That was because in this world’s Japanese comics industry, there weren’t any science fiction works that qualified as a national cartoon yet. This genre was simply just too niche. But as time went by, with the accumulation of more and more readers, Gundam blew up!
It came out of the blue!
Yet it was expected!
“I recommend it!”
“This is a great work that has nearly been forgotten!”
“How awesome! This comic is great!”
“There’s finally a representative piece in the sci-fi genre!”
“The mobile suit designs are so damn cool. Those who miss out on this cartoon will surely regret it for the rest of their lives!”
“This is my most recommended cartoon of the year!”
There were rave reviews all around!
The word of mouth recommendations for Gundam had totally exceeded any other past Japanese comic series. There had never been such high praise for a cartoon before. Someone did a poll and found that the reputation and diehard fans of Gundam actually outnumbered those of One Piece’s and Naruto’s combined!
Just what kind of a concept was that?
Everyone in the industry found this incredulous!
The comic’s sales blew up!
The cartoon’s viewership ratings blew up!
Together with that large number of diehard fans, it sent Gundam up onto the altar!
It was another series!
Another national cartoon had appeared!
The industry was so shocked that they didn’t know how else to be shocked anymore!
Everyone felt as though they were dreaming!
“What the heck is going on!”
“Have national cartoons become like cabbages in the market?”
“Did someone fucking tear a hole in the sky?”
“Let me calm down first. I’m feeling a little dizzy!”
“Who isn’t? Don’t you realize that the entire comics world is in shock!”
“I’ve never seen something like that before! I’ve never seen a flood of national cartoons being created in this way before! Th-This is too fucking many of them!”
“It doesn’t make any sense! It doesn’t make any fucking sense at all!”
The Japanese cartoonists could only turn to the Heavens for an answer in their speechlessness!
The continued emergence of these national cartoons had left their comics with almost no room for survival. The most crucial factor was that these seven “beasts” were all capable of continuously releasing their comics at three chapters a week without rest. God knows just how many cartoonists had cursed and sworn at them and their 18 generations of ancestors by now!
Later on, they even began feeling despair.
“They’ve gone too far!”
“These people are too much!”
“Freaks! A bunch of freaks!”
“Motherfucker, if you’re all so capable, I dare you to do four chapters a week! Huh?”
“Come on, do four a week if you’re all so capable!”
“Hahaha! Yeah, aren’t you all amazing? Aren’t you all cocky? Show me four chapters a week then!”
Having been forced into a corner, the cartoonists started clamoring to no end. It was as though they’d snapped!
Coincidentally, a piece of news came out the very next day. Shnen Publishing was organizing an event for its anniversary and would be printing a thicker version of its weekly magazine. One Piece was going to have four chapters published this week!
In this moment, all of the cartoonists in Japan were devastated!
You can really fucking put out four chapters a week?
Great! We take our hats off to you. We’re convinced, alright?
In the span of just a few months, seven national cartoons were born!
The seven works had become very popular across Japan, China, Korea, and the rest of Asia without any exception. Everywhere they went, no one was spared!
Countless people had turned into fans of the works!
Countless people were now closely following the new releases!
Countless people had gone crazy for them!