Notice Regarding Completion of Retranslation of the English Language Version of “Ranking of Kings”

We hereby apologize for the inconvenience caused by the suspension of the distribution of the English version of “Ranking of Kings” due to retranslation.

As announced on this website on March 31, 2022, it was discovered by readers that there are typographical errors and translated phrases impairing the appeal of the original text in the English version of “Ranking of Kings” Volumes 1 to 7 (hereinafter referred to as the "previous translated version") released in February 18, 2022. On March 31, 2022, we stopped distributing the previous translated version, carefully examined the translation, and prepared a retranslated version. The retranslation work was completed, and the retranslated version will be available after the review on online bookstores is completed. The translation team of Crunchyroll, LLC, which has a track record of distributing the animation “Ranking of Kings”, was in charge of this retranslation.

We have prepared the replacement data for the retranslated version for those who have already purchased the previous translated version. Please download the data again in accordance with the usage method of the purchase distribution site.

Upon careful examination of the previous translated version when performing retranslation, it was discovered that the contracted translation company, Dragon Digital Japan Co., Ltd., had plagiarized part of the translation from a pirated version to create the previous translated version.

Plagiarism of a pirated version is an extremely malicious act that betrays the trust of our readers. We have lodged a strong complaint with Dragon Digital Japan and are proceeding with legal action.

We would like to offer our deepest apologies for the inconvenience caused to the readers, Sousuke Toka, and all other parties involved in this matter.

We sincerely appreciate your continued support of “Ranking of Kings”.

BookLive Co., Ltd.