Protip: If you’re looking for spoilers or sometimes earlier English translations from French or Korean, join the Kingdom discord.
The #announcements and #raw_spoiler channels will have raws & early translations like mentioned in the previous post’s comments well before it gets commented on here.
Kingdom is on a 2 week break.
Q: Why is there like a 3-4 day difference between Korean releases and the English one. I’m not stupid, they come from the same source.
A: They don’t come from the same source. One’s from a leaked magazine raw, ours is from the digital release. We don’t have access to any decent leaked magazine raws and aren’t going to use the incredibly LQ and watermarked Korean scans.
Q: But they don’t get released on Thursday, anyone that’s ever been to Japan would know shueisha releases their magazines on a Monday.
They use the same exact scan that the Koreans use, there is no difference.
A: Anyone that’s ever been to Japan looking for Weekly Shonen Jump and Weekly Young Jump would know that Weekly Shonen Jump gets released on Mondays and Weekly Young Jump gets released on Thursdays.
The other English scan
Scantrad.net (the French Kingdom scanlation team / site) released a good scan of Kingdom in French earlier this week.
The English scan that wasn’t ours that was linked in the comments used this French scan to release earlier than us. You can see the poor redrawing of Scantrad.net’s watermarks everywhere… or maybe you can’t; I find that the visual acuity of a reader tends to correlate strongly with how much they complain.
They have incidentally also run more filters over the scan to try to hide the poor redrawing.
I might talk with Scantrad.net’s leader on whether or not they’d like to share their raws with us but historically there’s been some drama with Sense and the French team and honestly, I am too old for this shit.