SOLO LEVELING – Highly-Anticipated Series Set to Premiere Early 2024 on Crunchyroll

'Solo Leveling,' the anime adaptation of the Korean manhwa sensation, is set to premiere on Crunchyroll on January 6, 2024, promising a thrilling journey in a world where hunters with superhuman powers battle in dungeons
Solo Leveling

Crunchyroll, in collaboration with Aniplex, has announced the highly-anticipated anime adaptation of the Korean manhwa sensation, Solo Leveling. Set to premiere on January 6, 2024, the series will be available exclusively on Crunchyroll, reaching audiences across 200 territories worldwide.

The World of Solo Leveling

Solo Leveling takes place over a decade after a pathway called a “gate” connects our world to another dimension. This event awakens individuals with superhuman powers known as “hunters,” who use their abilities to conquer dungeons within the gates. The story follows Sung Jinwoo, considered the weakest hunter of all mankind, as he encounters a double dungeon and embarks on a journey that allows him to level up uniquely.

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Asa Suehira, Chief Content Officer at Crunchyroll, expressed enthusiasm for the project, highlighting Solo Leveling‘s global appeal and Crunchyroll’s commitment to delivering diverse, high-quality content. The series, adapted from the best-selling Korean web novel by Chugong, later became a popular webtoon and manhwa with illustrations by DUBU.

Production and Staff

The anime adaptation is brought to life by A-1 Pictures, known for Sword Art Online, with motion graphics by Production I.G, famous for Attack on Titan and PSYCHO-PASS. The series is directed by Shunsuke Nakashige, with music by Hiroyuki Sawano and K-pop band TOMORROW X TOGETHER, character design by Tomoko Sudo, and monster design by Hirotaka Tokuda.

Japanese voice cast and characters:

  • Sung Jinwoo voiced by Taito Ban
  • Yoo Jinho voiced by Genta Nakamura
  • Sung Jinah voiced by Haruna Mikawa
  • Cha Hae-in voiced by Reina Ueda
  • Choi Jong-in voiced by Daisuke Hirakawa
  • Baek Yoonho voiced by Hiroki Touchi
  • Go Gunhee voiced by Banjo Ginga
  • Woo Jinchul voiced by Makoto Furukawa

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English voice cast and characters:

  • Sung Jinwoo voiced by Aleks Le
  • Yoo Jinho voiced by Justin Briner
  • Sung Jinah voiced by Rebecca Wang
  • Cha Hae-in voiced by Michelle Rojas
  • Choi Jong-in voiced by Ian Sinclair
  • Baek Yoonho voiced by Christopher R. Sabat
  • Go Gunhee voiced by Kent Williams
  • Woo Jinchul voiced by SungWon Cho
  • Lee Joohee voiced by Dani Chambers

Dubs for Solo Leveling will also be produced in other languages, with premiere dates to be announced later.

Solo Leveling is set to premiere on January 6, 2024, exclusively on Crunchyroll.

About Solo Leveling

Solo Leveling

Release Date: January 6, 2025
Creator: Chugong
Director: Shunsuke Nakashige
Music: Hiroyuki Sawano, TOMORROW X TOGETHER
Character Design: Tomoko Sudo
Monster Design: Hirotaka Tokuda
Production: A-1 Pictures, Production I.G

Over a decade has passed since a pathway called a “gate” which connects this world and another dimension suddenly appeared, and people with superhuman powers called “hunters” have been awakened. Hunters use their superhuman powers to conquer dungeons inside the gates to make a living, and Sung Jinwoo, a hunter of the lowest rank, is considered the Weakest Hunter of All Mankind. One day, he encounters a double dungeon, a high-level dungeon hidden inside a low-level one.

In front of a severely wounded Jinwoo, a mysterious quest window pops up. On the verge of death, Jinwoo decides to take on the quest, which makes him the only person who can level up.

What are your expectations for the anime based on the beloved manhwa? How do you think the adaptation will capture the unique elements of the story? And which characters are you most looking forward to seeing brought to life? Let us know what you think about Solo Leveling on social media!

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