‘Solo Leveling’ is a South Korean web novel series written by Chugong and was later illustrated by the late artist Jang Sung-rak credited as Dubu. It was published between 2018 to 2021 by D&C Studio. The Japanese animation company A-1 Pictures announced that they would be producing an anime based on the series and that Crunchyroll would be airing it in the United States. They also released a full trailer to celebrate the announcement.
“The new trailer, revealed by the series’ producer on stage, gives us a brief introduction to a handful of characters we’ll meet in the series, including protagonist Sung Jinwoo, Yoo Jinho, Baaek Yoonho, and Cha Hae-In,” Crunchyroll said on their website. “Adapted from the digital comic series published on Tappytoon of the same name by DUBU (REDICE Studio), Chugong and h-goon, the anime series was first revealed by Aniplex and Crunchyroll at Anime Expo 2022.”
You can watch the trailer below:
The anime is directed by Shunsuke Nakashige and written by Noboru Kimura. The character designs are being handled by Tomoko Sudo with Hiroyuki Sawano composing the music for the show.
AniList describes the synopsis as follows,
“In a world where awakened beings called “Hunters” must battle deadly monsters to protect humanity, Sung Jinwoo, nicknamed “the weakest hunter of all mankind,” finds himself in a constant struggle for survival. One day, after a brutal encounter in an overpowered dungeon wipes out his party and threatens to end his life, a mysterious System chooses him as its sole player: Jinwoo has been granted the rare opportunity to level up his abilities, possibly beyond any known limits. Follow Jinwoo’s journey as he takes on ever-stronger enemies, both human and monster, to discover the secrets deep within the dungeons and the ultimate extent of his powers.”
The webcomic is also known as ‘Only I Level Up’ in other markets. Yen Press acquired the license to publish an English version in North America.
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