KSKM 500 (Final Chapter)

Hi all,
Well the time has finally come, the long awaited 500th chapter of Karate. The end of the massive undertaking 50 volumes long. A long journey this has been, for it has taken over 10 years to get to this point. This group originally started to scanslate Rookies, but Karate soon became our bread and butter. We’ve certainly gone through highs and lows to get to this point, something this massive and long always will, but we’re certainly finishing on a high by delivering these daily updates to you to finish this off.

Please take the time to read the intro page to the 500th chapter also, as it contains a little more depth and history, but overall this wouldn’t have been possible without the Karate crew, cmertb, kyuubi654 and crazy_horse. They’ve done the lion’s share of the work over the last 9 years, and without them this wouldn’t have been possible.

As I mention in the intro page, please thank those guys and also post some of your favourite memories of this manga in the comments below. Also, come back tomorrow for a special Karate surprise!

KSKM 500: DDL | Read Online


  1. Dave Reply

    Damn, 500 chapters… Thanks for all your effort and hard work, everyone! So many of my fave MA manga end up getting dropped, but you made sure to see it through to the end. Hope to continue seeing your effort in other projects.

  2. Ystalk Reply

    Well thanks for all the effort for many years in this project i really aprecciated it. I wish the best of luck in anothers projects.

  3. codetaku Reply

    What a ride it’s been. Thanks for finishing this series off. I’ve known the ending for some time now but it’s nice to read it in the only language I’m actually fluent in 🙂

  4. Puente Reply

    Dear Deadbeat-scans, thank you very much for your heroic efforts, mad skills and incredible work! Thank you for making my life better for a decade. KSKM was incredible and my favorite moment was the birth of ryuusui.

  5. Noz Reply

    Thank you so much, I have folowed this series for years and I am so happy to see its conclusion, As a karate practitioner ir really resoanted with me, and I enjoyed all the haracters and battles. Thank you for such a gargantuan effort, you are the real champions!!!!!!

  6. Rita Reply

    Congrats on completing the series! I’ve been reading this since I was a freshman in college (almost 10 years ago?!) It’s time for you guys to take a little break. You’ve earned it 🙂

    Thank you for your hard work.

  7. user Reply

    Thank you so much for all the work you have done over all these years! You are the best 🙂

  8. svines85 Reply

    Awesome, thanks a lot to all involved for all the effort and seeing it through till the end 🙂

    favourite memories – Gay man-rape on campus!! 😀 (c’mon, be honest, who doesn’t love a little collegiate-level man-rape, eh?)

  9. dbchr Reply

    A big thatnk you to the whole team and all its members, it really was 500 nice reads and many learned things all thanks to you guys 😀

  10. qtmonster Reply

    Thank you to all of you for doing this! 10 Years! No joke at all, but it’s pure hard work and passion and it is admirable. I have always enjoyed this manga, and appreciate the time and effort you guys have put into this for so long. I look forward to many more great things from you guys, and wish you all fulfilling and joyful personal lives too!

  11. Felipe Reply

    thank you for the last 10 years of you work, it sure made me happy to see this finished.
    great work!

  12. darckchild Reply

    So this is the end for KSKM. I’ve been following it for 10 years now and it’s finally (but sadly) finished.
    There were times when i thought that i would never see the end of this great manga, but you made it possible. I want to express my deepest gratitude to all the guys at Deadbeat Scans for their long-lasting tenacity.

    But now let’s look out for the spin-off and for another great time with you guys.

  13. Conor Reply

    What a journey. Cant believe I’ve been reading this for over 10 years. Cheers Deadbeat ya bloody legends.

  14. mntfr Reply

    I just want to say thanks, I really enjoyed this manga, and I know some people will disagree with me but this is by far the most realistic fighting manga I read, not because the fighting scenes but also how there are fighters that are good people but aren’t talented enough to make it or get injured and need to retire, also how are terrible people who are just talented enough. Anyways thank you really much for all the work you did.

  15. Jack Reply

    Thank you for the hard work! Huge accomplishment — 9 years in the making. Hope y’all feel proud. I fell in love with this manga awhile back and was happy to see y’all working on it. This has been one of my regularly visited sites for a couple years now.

    Best wishes 🙂

  16. Heath Reply

    Guys, I just want to tell you how amazing you are. Gosh, I can’t believe I started reading this manga when I was in high school… and now I’m already through college! What I mean to say is that this story has been a part of me and many other people’s lives for a very long time, and that in a way you have been as well. So thank you, truly, from the bottom of my heart, for the journey. I for once don’t plan on forgetting it!

  17. Maute50 Reply

    Thank you very much for your continued hard work to complete this wonderful series, I’m really happy to read!!

  18. nogard111 Reply

    You guys are are great and your commitment it is worth admiring. Thank you very much. I wish you all best in future 🙂

  19. Ac Reply

    Thanks for the hard work. I couldn’t believe that this manga is done and grateful you spent so much time and effort in translating it for our enjoyment. I feel a bit sad as kskm has been a part of my reading for so long but all good things come to an end. Thanks again for all the enjoyable translations.

  20. bububu Reply

    Congratulations on finishing karate, I’m very grateful to you Guys for this long and pleasant ride. Thank you very much for all your hard work. 🙂

    (my fav part? Minami winning the tournament against Minoru in the final )

  21. THE FRYEST Reply

    Thank you DB-Scans for all of the hard work you have poured into this series, and allowing us all to enjoy this wonderful manga. I truly appreciate the quality you all produce, from the scan quality to the grammar and spelling of the translations. I very rarely notice any mistakes on that front, where it’s to the level of something done professionally. Thank you so much.

    As ridiculous as it is, something that will always stick with me about this manga is the BJJ rapist. The thought of someone talented in that martial art being a gay rapist is horrifying, but also hilarious.

  22. Hanzo The Salamander Reply

    Thank you for your hard work. I have been reading this since 2010.

  23. Dropout 88 Reply

    Thank you guys for all the hard work over the years! It was a terrific manga and you all made it possible for us to enjoy it! We will forever be in debt to you guys!

    My favourite moment was when Hayama Kentarou did that kata at the exams and he shat himself and kicked the shit around! Damn it’s still killing me!

  24. Gravid Reply

    Well I’ve been reading this manga since I was a teenager and now I’m in my mid twenties. It was a heck of a crazy ride, and now it’s come to an end. Thank you for your hard work, but also thank you for helping me create enjoyable memories Deadbeat Scans.

    I guess my favourite moment was when they finally discovered the identity of the guy going around sexually assaulting men. Or Minoru’s fight vs Kaoru chan or Kaoru chan’s bullying vs Ryuu Oosugi.

  25. dbzoussama Reply

    Huge Thanks for the amazing dedication to this work, really guys thank you!

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