Questions on Kingdom
Q. Why does the English release come out late?
The Korean and Chinese Kingdom scanlation groups typically release up to a week before the actual official release date of the magazine that Kingdom is published in within Japan. (This has now changed w.r.t. the Chinese scans with the arrests of some raw providers in China)
This is because they have access to leaked raws not available to the public. A chapter that appears on Sunday in Korean does not come out officially until the following Thursday-Friday! This is accomplished by paying someone who works in the supply chain of those magazines to illegally upload scans of them before they even hit the storefront.
Turnip Farmers is able to translate from Chinese or Japanese. If an early release from a Chinese group comes out that is of acceptable quality, we will release an LQ chapter using their raws and re-release a HQ chapter from Japanese raws later. We can’t do anything about Korean scans.
The English release will ALWAYS come out a day after the first Chinese release OR the official Japanese release (Friday-Saturday).
Q. Can I use / upload your scanlation to…?
Yes. Cleans are even available here. Also, please credit us appropriately for our work. If you’re looking for more recent cleans or Ad Astra, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. Why do you use Japanese names?
Q. What is [Kingdom Character]’s Chinese Name.
Questions on Scanlation
Q. Do you plan on taking up another project? Are you accepting any suggestions?
The short answer is no.
Kingdom has taken up a far larger amount of time in the week than we first planned or allocated for it and we have a large backlog of projects unrelated to manga that were put on hold to allow us to push out 35 volumes over the course of a 1 and a 1/4 years.
Now, with taking up Ad Astra we’ve basically struck a balance with what we can reasonably manage in our free time.
Q. What goes into Scanlating a chapter of Kingdom?
The workload of scanlating one chapter of kingdom can be broken down as follows:
- Cleaning: 1.5 – 2 hr
- Translation: 1.5 – 2 hr
- Typesetting: 1 hr
- Redrawing: 30 min
It takes us roughly 5 work hours or 2.5 hours each to complete one chapter of Kingdom.
Questions about Us
Q. How can I contact you?
There are several ways. You can leave a comment on our latest post or on the Batoto Kingdom page, we will read them. You can also send us a private message on Batoto. Lastly you can send us an email at: email@example.com.
Q. What’s with your names?
We are jaded life-long MMO gamers that no longer care about our alias’. Oshit and Gongitraped were what we used when we decided to marathon Men of War. Anyone who’s played that game should get the joke. Turnip Farmers is a random name in a long line of stupid guild names that include gems such as: Tofu, Team of Friends and China Boys Penitentiary.
Q. Why don’t you accept donations or use ads?
Nothing pisses me off more than redirect ads. As for donations:
We don’t want or need to scanlate for money. Our running costs are close to nonexistent anyway. Scanlation is already a morally grey area. If you want to donate to us, we’d much rather you find a way to send it to Hara Yasuhisa or donate it to a research charity.
- We recently started accepting donations again. You can read more about it here.
Q. I want to be a wizard!
OK mang, dats col.