Published on July 4th, 2022
During the Crunchyroll announcement panel at Anime Expo, it was announced that Solo Leveling manhwa will be getting an anime adaptation which will be released in 2023 on Crunchyroll platform. Studio A-1 Pictures is in charge of animating the series. A teaser trailer has been released:
Shunsuke Nakashige is directing the anime series (also known for working on Mother of the Goddess’ Dormitory). Nobura Kimura will be writing the screenplay. Tomoko Sudo is in charge of character design, and Hiroyuki Sawano (also worked on Attack on Titan) is composing the music for the anime adaptation. Studio A-1 Pictures are animating the series, they are known for Kaguya Sama: Love Is War, Sword Art Online, and Your Lie In Apirl. The cast for the series has not been announced yet, but considering that the series is scheduled to release in 2023, cast will be announced soon.
The rumours of Solo Leveling getting an anime adaptation began in January 2022 when a trusted source from Chinese social media platform, Weibo, confirmed that a decision has been made to adapt the popular manhwas into an anime series. A month earlier, a Solo Leveling domain was registered by a famous company in Japan who is known for handling A-1 Pictures’ anime websites. Before the Crunchyroll panel at Anime Expo, the key visual was leaked a few hour earlier before the official announcement was made.
Solo Leveling manhwa is based on a web novel, under the name “Only I Level Up”, written by Chugong. The series became pretty popular in a short period of time that it was picked up by D&C to be adapted as Manhwa. It follows the story of Sung Jin Wo, who is a D class hunter. Due to an accident in a dungeon one day, he attains a system which allows him to level up.
Crunchyroll describes the series as follows:
It’s been over a decade since the sudden appearance of the “gates”—the paths that connect our world with a different dimension. Since then, certain humans have awakened to supernatural powers. We call these individuals “hunters.” Hunters make their living by using their powers to conquer dungeons inside the gates. In this world of tough customers, the low-ranked hunter Jinwoo Sung is known as “the weakest hunter of all mankind.” One day, Jinwoo gets fatally injured when he runs into high-rank double dungeons hidden within a low-rank dungeon. Just then, a mysterious quest window appears in front of him. On the verge of death, Jinwoo decides to accept the quest and starts leveling up… while the others aren’t.
Source: Official Twitter