Booklive takes legal action against contractor of previous edition for alleged plagiarism of pirated release
eBook publisher BookLive announced Wednesday that it is re-translating sosuke toka‘S ranking of kings ,Osama Ranking) The manga is complete, and will be available after review at online bookstores. It is also available for free to those who have already purchased the previous edition of the manga. Credited by Booklive Crunchyroll Translation team for the re-translation of the manga.
Booklive said it has filed a “strong complaint” and is pursuing legal action against the original contractor, Dragon Digital Japan Co., Ltd., which handled the original edition. BookLive noted that Dragon Digital Japan has taken over part of the translation from pirated releases of the manga. The previous edition contained typographical errors and inadequate translation, and BookLive suspended distribution of the manga in March 2022.
Toka has been serializing manga on the user-submitted manga website Manga Hack and other places since May 2017. Kadokawa Published the 15th compiled book volume in December 2022.
The web manga centers around Bojji, a deaf, powerless prince who cannot even wield a children’s sword. As the eldest son, he works hard and dreams of becoming the greatest king in the world. However, people mutter behind his back about him as “a worthless prince” and that “there is no way he could be king”.
Bojji is able to make his first friend, “Kage” (Shadow) – a literal shadow on the ground that somehow understands Bojji very well. (Cage is a survivor of the Cage Assassin clan that was wiped out. No longer an assassin, Cage now makes a living by stealing.) The story follows Bozzi’s coming of age as he interacts with various people in his life. begins with his fateful encounter with Cage.
The manga inspired a television anime, which premiered in October 2021, and ran for two consecutive seasons. Course (quarters of the year). funimation streamed the anime when it aired in Japan, and it also streamed an English dub. The anime will have a special episode titled Osama Ranking: Yuki no Takarabako ,ranking of kings: Treasure Chest of Courage) which will premiere in April 2023.