After releasing the entire first part for Free (Chapter 1-1 to 1-6) to promote the title, SNK and Shonen Sirious have now switched The King Of Fighters: A New Beginning Manga to a paid only. This is pretty standard for new series to get free first chapters in order to gather a following before switching to paid versions.
KOFworld will continue to translate the King Of Fighters: A New Beginning Manga to english, but only couple days after the release of the official chapter in order to allow fans to support the original work.
Those of you who can and want to support the original manga can do so by buying the chapters via the official mangapoke app. New KOFANB chapters are released every week, and each chapter costs about $1.8. Thank to yunhokick blog we have a tutorial on how you can purchase the manga:
First, download and install the Magapoke app/apk.
You can read and/or check the new chapters published each day by clicking on the book-shaped button, second left on the bottom. Second row above signifies the day: 月 = Monday, 火 = Tuesday, and so on. King of Fighters: A New Beginning is published every Monday.
I forgot to screencap the KOF page before buying, so here’s Daiya no Ace for example. See how chapter 12 act II has “80p” next to the title. It means to read this you have to spend 80 points.
Go to “Shop” (see arrow) to buy points (payment via Google Play).
For first time buyers, you will get an offer of 240p+120p for only ¥120/$1.02. 360p is enough for a couple of weeks only to read KOF.
When you’ve selected a chapter to buy, you’ll see a screen like this. 310P = your remaining points. If you want to buy this chapter, click on the button showing the price of the chapter (arrow). Confirm by clicking はい when the app asks you.
Yeah! You’ve bought the new chapter! Look, Round 2-1 is now marked 購入済み (purchased) While 無料 next to Round 1-6 title means it can be read for free.
And voilaaaaa. Chapter 2-1 is ready to read!