E-book publisher BookLive has announced that the retranslation of Sōsuke Tōka’s Ranking of Kings manga is complete, and will be available after a review on online bookstores. It is also available for free for those who have already purchased the previous version of the manga. BookLive credited the Crunchyroll translation team for the retranslation of the manga.
BookLive added that it has filed a “strong complaint” and proceeding with legal action against the original contractor Dragon Digital Japan Co., Ltd., who handled the original version. BookLive noted that Dragon Digital Japan supposedly plagiarized part of the translation from a pirated release of the manga. The previous version contained typographical errors and inadequate translations, and BookLive suspended the distribution of the manga in March 2022.
Tōka has been serializing Ranking of Kings on the user-submitted manga website Manga Hack and other venues since May 2017.