The man who was ridiculed as a window-editor, Mitsuhiko Okaya.
What happened to the editorial department after he left ……?
“What the hell is that supposed to mean!? What’s going on!”
The editor-in-chief, Toshie Jyunikane, at her desk.
The editor, ……, scolded Kisogawa.
“I have dropped the …… manuscript and it won’t be ready in time for the ……8 monthly issue.”
“Again! Now five of the ……8 monthly books will be postponed!”
TAKANAWA Books publishes about five or six novels every month.
The books that were supposed to be released next month …… have all been dropped.
“What the hell are you doing!?”
“It seems that the illustrator I had commissioned was ill. ……”
Kisogawa replied sluggishly.
“Why didn’t you get confirmation from …… that the illustrator was ill?!”
” N-no~ because, okay? They’re paid professionals, and it’s their fault for not giving it to you on time. ……”
Biki, a vein appears on the forehead of Jyunikane.
“It’s the editor’s job to manage the creators’ schedules!”
The Kisogawa was overwhelmed.
“S-sorry, ……. Ah, b-but look! Why don’t we just move the release to next month! Ne!”
“It’s not that simple! The schedule has already been sent to the distributors and printers! Whose job do you think it is to apologize to them?”
“Eh, ah, ……, uhm, …….”
She has not been able to sleep properly for several days now.
It was because her job was no longer going well at all.
All the novels to be published in August have been postponed.
Even in July, only one novel (Kamimatsu’s new work, “Dedicate My Heart to You”) will be published on schedule.
(So far, our editorial department was a bunch of useless guys. ……?)
After Okaya left, everything started to go wrong.
When she listened to the other editors, it turned out that he was the one who was handling all the details.
For example, in the case of illustrators, Okaya would listen to their progress in detail and adjust the schedule so that there would be no delays.
In the case of writers, for example, Okaya held frequent meetings, took care of their mental health, and produced their books with appropriate scheduling.
In other cases, Okaya would follow up on things that other editors were slacking off on or leaving undone.
The first time she noticed this was when only one of the novels that were supposed to be released in July was sold.
“……That’s enough, now get back to your own work.”
“I’m sorry about that. …… Are you mad at me, Toshie-san?”
Kisogawa said with a face that looked like he was about to cry.
When she saw that, she couldn’t bring herself to be angry any more.
“…… That’s enough. Try harder next time.”
“Thanks Toshie-san! …… I’m looking forward to it tonight.”
Kisogawa said in a hushed voice.
“I-idiot……we’re at work. We”ll talk about our personal lives later. ……”
Jyunikane said, as her cheeks colored.
“I love you, Toshie-san.”
After Kisogawa returned to his desk, she sighed deeply.
Okaya’s departure reminded Jyunikane of the low level of the entire editorial department.
But of all of them, Kisogawa was the worst.
First of all, he didn’t have a good reporting system. There is always trouble with illustrators and other departments.
……Moreover, he hides the trouble.
For the shallow reason that she didn’t want to be angry.
However, Jyunikane could not remove Kisogawa from the team.
It’s because they’ve already become lovers.
“It’s no use, I have to cover for my subordinate’s mistakes. ……”
She reached for the telephone receiver.
After a few calls, the caller picked up.
“This is Kaida.”
It was a woman’s voice.
” Thanks for your help. My name is Jyunikane, and I am the editor-in-chief of TAKANAWA Books. I would like to know if Rushia Kaida-sensei ……, Ryuko-sama, is at home?”
“What kind of business do you have with Ryuko-sama?”
“My subordinate was rude to her the other day, so I thought I’d apologize for that.”
Recently, the last volume of the popular “Senmoshi” series was published.
When he asked for a new series, Rushiya turned him down.
KKisogawa went to see her in person after that and apologized, but she refused.
…… The fact was reported to me much later, or rather this morning.
“I’m very sorry, but the young lady is out. …… eh? wait…… Chairman?”
” Niekawa, take my place over.”
There was another voice on the other end of the line.
“You’re the editor of TAKANAWA Books, Toshie Jyunikane, right?”
What she heard was the voice of an old man.
“Y-yes, …… that’s right. I’m sorry to ask, but who are you?”
“I’m Ryuko’s guardian.”
“I-I see. …… I beg your pardon.”
The actual name is Rushia Kaida, and she is only 18 years old.
There is nothing wrong with living with a guardian.
The problem is that Toshie Jyunikane, doesn’t know Ryuko’s guardian is [Kogen Kaida ] …….
And on top of that she doesn’t know she’s talking to the big bosses who run Japan from behind the scenes.
“I’m very sorry for the disrespect he has shown to Ryuko-sama.”
‘That’s right. You suddenly barged into her house and made her feel scared. Is that your order?”
“N-no it was …… my subordinate’s own decision.”
“I see. I understand. …… If the person who does the work is the subordinate, then the boss is also incompetent.”
…… Why does she need to be ridiculed so much by the general public?
“So, what do you want?”
“I was wondering if Ryuko-sama would be interested in making another work for us.”
“She refused. Ryuko is already planning to publish a book with Okaya.”
“Okaya ……? Mitsuhiko Okaya, you mean?”
“Yes. …… Ooh, I see. You are the one. You’re the incompetent editor-in-chief who got rid of Okaya huh”
…… She was wondering why the person on the other end of the phone knows that she fired Okaya.
“I and Ryuko are very grateful to Okaya. If he was still at Takanawa, Ryuko would have written the rest of the story. But …… you already kicked him out, right? Then I can’t.”
If she loses Rushia Kaida, it will be quite a blow.
At present, TAKANAWA Books is at the top of the heap in the ronobe industry.
That’s because they have three genius ronobe authors under their company.
Kamimatsu, the industry leader.
The veteran author of Arts Magic Online (AMO), Oji Oji Hakuba.
And ……, Rushia Kaida.
Rushia, in particular, is a promising newcomer who debuted three years ago and has done almost as well as Hakuba.
Losing Rushia would be quite a blow to the company
“Besides Okaya, we have many other excellent editors! If you don’t like Kisogawa, I’ll leave it to someone else, so please!”
“Hmph. There are probably no editors left, including you, who can use your brand. Ugematsu and Sakudaira have moved elsewhere.”
Ugematsu, the deputy editor, and Sakudaira, the young hopeful editor, recently quit the editorial department and started a new label, SR Bunko.
How did the guardian…… knows about it?
“I don’t want my granddaughter’s wonderful work to be turned into a book by scum like you.”
“W-what! For a while now…… !”
After being mocked so many times, Toshie’s voice became hoarse.
“Who even are you, ……!”
“…… Me? I’m Kaida, and my name is Kogen Kaida.”
Kogen Kaida. There is probably no one in Japan who doesn’t know that name.
He is the chairman of the Kaida Group, which has a huge influence on politics and economics.
“Eh……? Why ……?”
“To put it in a way that even a fool like you can understand, Rushia or Ryuko Kaida is my granddaughter.
“Whaa ……!? No way ……! Then, then, …….”
“…… How dare you kick my granddaughter’s lover out of the company? You should remember, Toshie Jyunikane. You are [also] subject to sanctions.”
Butsun, the phone was cut off with a whimper.
“Bullshit ……, right ……, why …… is the granddaughter of the Kaida group working as a novelist ……?”
That’s when she mumbled in a daze.
Suddenly, the desk phone rang.
“Yes, yes, ……TAKANAWA Books editorial department.”
“General Manager ……?”
The editorial department to which Juinikane and the others belong is one of the departments within the publishing department.
The general manager, in other words, is the person who is Jyunikane’s superior.
“What’s the matter, general manager?”
Suddenly, he yelled at her, and she was confused.
“What are you doing!”
“Eh? What am….I doing?”
“Kamimatsu has announced its transfer!”
“What ……?! Kamimatsu-sensei?”
He’s one of the biggest names in the industry, and the creator of the label’s most popular work, Digital Masters.
“It’s not just Kamimatsu, but the other authors as well! There’s Ouji Hakuba and Erio Kurohime! We’ve been notified by the top to hand over the publishing rights of our other mainstays to someone else.”
If Kamimatsu, Hakuba, etc. leave, TAKANAWA Books will collapse.
“And for some reason, at this time! The scandals of TAKANAWA’s president, [Nakatsugawa], have come to light!”
She was so surprised that she froze.
The President of the company that Jyunikane belongs to has been arrested.
Not only will this result in a negative impact on the label, but it will also bankrupt the company. ……
Why are there such a series of misfortunes?
Surely, …… he has something to do with it.
Just a few minutes ago, she had angered the chairman of the Kaida Group.
But …… is it possible for misfortune to follow misfortune …… less than 30 seconds after hanging up the phone?
It’s been rumored that the Kaida Group is involved. It’s a big investor in our company.
No way ……”
Gatagata…..Jyunikane was trembling
In other words, it is because she has angered the chairman of the Kaida Group,…….
The label and the company will go …… bankrupt.
Although they are not aware of it at the moment, many people will come to know that she is the cause of it.
If this happens, the resentment of the employees will be on her shoulders.
Katan … and Jyunikane hangs the receiver.
she has done a terrible thing,…….
Jyunikane curled up and trembles.
The company went bankrupt. Naturally, the editor-in-chief will be fired.
What about finding a new job? The chairman of the Kaida Group hates her, and there’s no way she can do it. ……
In other words, ……
” Toshie-san. It’s time to go. …… What’s wrong?”
Kisogawa Kisogawa called out to her with an absentminded look.
“It’s all your fauuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuult!
As soon as she stood up, she grabbed a nearby phone and punched Kisogawa with it.
When he falls, she kicks him in the face.
“It’s your fault! It’s your fault we’re finished!”
“What is it? What is going on ……!”
Kisogawa shed tears pitifully.
However, Jyunikane kicked him without stopping.