Solo Leveling Anime Release Date & Trailer Revealed

Solo Leveling Anime Release Date & Trailer Revealed

Solo Leveling is a South Korean novel series written by Chugong and published online at KakaoPage, before being published by D&C Media under its Papyrus publishing imprint. The series consists of 14 volumes and 270 chapters. A webtoon adaptation, illustrated by Dubu (Redice Studio), has been published on the KakaoPage website since March 4, 2018, in South Korea. Comprising 179 chapters, it was completed on December 29, 2021. An anime television series adaptation by A-1 Pictures is scheduled for a 2024 premiere. In this article, we will tell you everything about the release date of Solo Leveling.

Solo Leveling was an enormously popular manhwa whose anime adaptation was announced back in 2022. Although it was initially speculated that the series could premiere in 2023, in March 2023, alongside the release of a trailer, it was ultimately confirmed that the Solo Leveling anime would premiere in 2024 and that it will be distributed by Crunchyroll.

The rest of this article will bring you all the known and unknown information related to the upcoming first season of the enormously popular Solo Leveling manhwa adaptation. You’ll find out about its potential release date, whether there is a trailer, what the story could be about, and much more about this great anime series.

Solo Leveling release date

Solo Leveling was initially published by D&C Media under the fantasy fiction imprint “Papyrus” after serialization on Kakao’s digital comics and fiction platform KakaoPage starting on July 25, 2016. Since 2016, 2.4 million people have read the novel on KakaoPage. An adaptation of a webcomic debuted on KakaoPage on March 4, 2018, and its first season ended on March 19, 2020. D&C Media published its first collected book on September 26, 2019. In Japan, Solo Leveling debuted on the manga and webcomic platform Kakao Japan Piccoma, garnering a cumulative readership of over 1 million.

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Also, it was chosen as the best manga of 2019 by Piccoma. The severe ridicule of Japan in the original work led to variations between the Korean and Japanese versions of Solo Leveling. The original play’s country of Japan has been replaced with the fictitious nation “DFN,” and South Korea has been replaced with Japan as the setting. The characters’ names have also been altered.


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The Korean gaming giant, the company Netmarble Games, is making the game. In the US, a dramatic adaption is now under production. At Anime Expo 2022, it was confirmed that Solo Leveling would be getting an anime adaptation. A-1 Pictures will produce it, Shunsuke Nakashige will direct it, Noboru Kimura will write the screenplays, Tomoko Sudo will design the characters, and Hiroyuki Sawano will provide the music.

Despite initial rumors that the series might debut in 2023, it was formally confirmed in March 2023 that it would debut in 2024. However, a specific release date has not yet been disclosed.

Solo Leveling trailer

You now know all the facts related to the Solo Leveling premiere, which means you’ve probably deduced by yourselves that we already have a trailer for the Solo Leveling anime adaptation. Contrary to common practice, the teaser trailer for the anime adaptation of Solo Leveling was released roughly a year before the premiere, with very little to go on save for the trailer and the release year. You can check the trailer out for yourselves:

Solo Leveling plot

At this moment, we do not know how far the first season of Solo Leveling could take us because we don’t know how many chapters of the manhwa series the season could potentially adapt, nor do we know if there are going to be any future seasons. Namely, due to a lack of information in general, we have absolutely no clue how far the show’s first season might go if it even happens. What follows is an overview of the original material to get a rough idea of what you could expect from the series.

In an alternate world, ten years before the events narrated, portals have begun to appear called “Gate,” which connect the real world with one populated by monsters. Some ordinary people have received powers that have increased their abilities, enabling them to hunt monsters within portals; these are the so-called “awakened,” and those who choose to fight are called “Hunter.” The acquired skills are permanent but not the same for everyone. In Seoul, the boy Jinwoo Sung after rebirth, becomes an E-rank Hunter, the lowest, and takes the path of a hunter to support his younger sister and to pay his mother’s medical bills.

Since Jinwoo is initially having a hard time even in lower-grade raids, Jinwoo is known as “humanity’s weakest weapon.” One day, having entered a low-grade dungeon with a party, he finds a second entrance inside leading to a dangerous S-grade area. Deciding to enter, unaware of the danger and not having the possibility to escape, the protagonist finds himself hanging between life and death and forced, in front of a mysterious system screen, to choose whether to be reborn as a “Player” or die together with his companions.


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Solo Leveling cast and characters

It’s still too early for us to discuss the upcoming anime adaptation of Solo Leveling in terms of cast and characters simply because no one has revealed any official information as of the time of writing. Based on that, we are going to prepare you for the upcoming information by giving you a list of all the most important characters in the series so you know whom you can expect to see:

CharacterJapanese voice actorEnglish voice actor
Sung JinwooTBDTBD
Sung JinahTBDTBD
Park Kyung-HyeTBDTBD
Lee JooheeTBDTBD
Sung Il-HwanTBDTBD
Thomas AndreTBDTBD
Liu ZhigangTBDTBD
Christopher ReedTBDTBD
Goto RyujiTBDTBD
Hwang DongsooTBDTBD
Lennart NiermannTBDTBD
Baek YoonhoTBDTBD
Choi Jong-InTBDTBD
Song Chi-YulTBDTBD