‘Solo Leveling’ Anime Arriving to Unlock Everyone’s Potential January 2024

The Time is NOW!!!! Crunchyroll, in collaboration with Aniplex, announced today that the eagerly awaited anime adaptation of the Korean manhwa sensation, Solo Leveling, will make its global debut on Crunchyroll’s streaming
platform on January 6, 2024 and will reach viewers across 200 territories. The anime adaptation of Solo Leveling is adapted from the best selling Korean web novel written by Chugong, which was later adapted into a webtoon and manhwa in 2018, with illustrations by DUBU.

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 and battling skills 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.” He sticks with it with good spirits because he needs to: this upheaval of everyday life and society means it is a lucrative way to make a living, and he’s on the hook for his mother’s hospital bills, the high cost of living, and his sister’s tuition. He can’t afford to quit being a Hunter, even if he’s lousy at it and barely keeps his head.

Solo Leveling

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. Solo Leveling is the incredible story about once in a lifetime opportunities, an underdog you want to root for, and battles upon battles and power rankings to follow with a full cast of memorable characters. It is high fantasy, action packed and full of heart!

Asa Suehira, Chief Content Officer at Crunchyroll, expressed excitement about the project, stating, “At Crunchyroll, we are always looking for innovative ways to connect our audience with captivating stories from around the world. Solo Leveling is a groundbreaking series that has captured the imagination of fans globally, and we are thrilled to be part of the journey to bring this extraordinary manhwa to life as an anime. Our collaboration with Aniplex symbolizes our commitment to delivering high-quality, diverse content that resonates with our viewers.

While I’ve never read the original novel that the web comic is based on (it is on the to read list), the announcement of the anime adaptation and the trailers have sent me back to reread the web comic online. It has been really fun to learn not just the foundation of the story again but to see the start of the massive world building and other details. I have faith that the anime adaptation coming next month in January will cover the intricate details and ranking system of the Hunter Association along with showing Jinwoo’s ride on the struggle bus to being better and his reawakening as a stronger person who continues to strive for more. Come January, we’ll be seeing Jinwoo–anime’s latest underdog start his journey to unlock his potential and change the world as he knows it!

Solo Leveling

Solo Leveling is animated by acclaimed A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online), with motion graphics by Production I.G (Attack on Titan, PSYCHO-PASS). The series is directed by Shunsuke Nakashige (Sword Art Online). Additional staff credits include music by Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan) and TOMORROW X TOGETHER (K-pop band),
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

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

About Crunchyroll

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Anime fans have access to one of the largest colle.tions of licensed anime through Crunchyroll and translated in multiple languages for viewers worldwide. Viewers can also access simulcasts — top series available immediately after Japanese broadcast. The Crunchyroll app is available on over 15 platforms, including all gaming consoles.

The Solo Leveling anime is scheduled to air on January 6, 2024 only on Crunchyroll.

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

See more information of the anime’s official website.

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  • Carrie McClain is writer, editor and media scholar. Other times she's known as a Starfleet Communications Officer, Comics Auntie, and Golden Saucer Frequenter. Nowadays you can usually find her avoiding Truck-kun and forgetting her magical girl transformation device. She/Her

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