Well, sad days. I can’t say we didn’t see something like this coming as Kingdom is now popular enough to attract a sizable audience which means it’s now worth some significant amount of ad revenue.
First of all, addressing some concerns and views from the comments.
We will continue to scanlate Kingdom and catch up to the Japanese raws.
We will not be skipping chapters. There will be the normal 3 chapters on Sunday (365-367).
We will not be pursuing a joint with the people releasing Kingdom on Mangajoy / Mangadoom. It is likely impossible to settle as:
- We were offered money by one of the owners of these sites back in January and March so long as we released to their websites first.
- Scanlation is already morally grey enough without tying yourself to the wallet of an online reader that’s out to make an easy buck.
- The pirate and hacker in me shudders at the thought of a website having “exclusive” pirated content.
To those of you that refrained from reading Mangajoys releases or will reread ours: Thank you for your dedication, I hope we can live up to your expectations and we’ll always be striving to release the highest quality chapters we can as fast as possible.
Oops, minor error on page 12 of Chapter 364, the left bubble in the middle panel should say hundreds of thousands, not tens of thousands, we’ll release the V2 with the next batch of chapters.