Solo Leveling Anime Announcement: Release Speculation, Trailer, Plot & More

During the Crunchyroll Expo 2022 Industry Panel, it was announced that the popular webcomic Solo Leveling is going to get an anime adaptation.

Solo Leveling
Solo Leveling will be a whole new lvl of epic! | © Crunchyroll

The popular webcomic Solo Leveling is getting an anime adaptation on Crunchyroll. As one of the biggest webcomics in recent years, Solo Leveling follows Sung Jinwoo, nicknamed the weakest Hunter, on his journey to become the strongest.

While this description is a little generic, the comic was filled to the brim with epic moments, beautiful visuals and an interesting world, where portals to different worlds pop up left and right, flooded with monsters that have to be defeated by awakened humans called hunters.

Solo Leveling: Plot

As we already have a whole finished webtoon about the story, we already know pretty much everything about the plot.

I don't want to spoil it for you, though, so here's a little intro into the story.

The setting has already been introduced a little. Solo Leveling takes place in a world, where hunter, humans with magical abilities, battle against deadly monsters to protect mankind, while also getting filthy rich and famous if they're strong.

Our protagonist, Sung Jinwoo is a notoriously weak hunter who struggles for survival and to pay the hospital bills for his sick mother.

Solo Leveling weak Sung
This is not even his final form, though | © D&C Webtoon

To not spoil anything, I'm gonna stop here. But let's just say, he comes into contact with some kinda system, that grants him the ability to level up and become stronger over time.

When Can We Expect Solo Leveling To Release

So far, we only know, that the show will release in 2023. Since the animation studio for Solo Leveling is also handling another major release, set to come out in January 2023, it is rather unlikely for the adaptation to release before mid to late 2023.

Hopefully, we will soon get an official release date, maybe even another trailer, including some sick a** animations!

Seems like people aren't too pressed about the release, though, as they prefer to wait instead of gettring a half-baked anime.

The Main Production Staff:

We also got some info about the staff, working on Solo Leveling. We already knew, that the original work can be attributed to DUBU (REDICE Studio), but Crunchyroll also released the director, head writer and more.

  • Original Work: Solo Leveling by DUBU (REDICE Studio), Chugong, h-goon
  • Director: Shunsuke Nakashige
  • Head Writer: Noboru Kimura
  • Character Designer: Tomoko Sudo
  • Music: Hiroyuki Sawano
  • Animation Studio: A-1 Pictures

We already knew about the animation studio, A-1 Pictures. They also worked on awesome projects, like Fate/Apocrypha, Sword Art Online, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso and more, so we know they can provide some insane animations.

If you need a nice and cheap TV to watch it on, we got you covered.

The rest of the staff also consists of veteran anime producers, that got a sh*t ton of experience, producing awesome action anime with beautiful art as well. I guess this means Solo Leveling's adaptation is in good hands.

I'm pretty sure they know that they have to bring their A-Game, because people have high hopes for this project.

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