Published on December 30th, 2021
After 179 chapters and a run time of nearly five years, the manhwa adaptation of Solo Leveling has released its final chapter. What’s next for the Solo Leveling franchise? Read below to find out.
After entering its final arc, with the battle for Earth, it was only a little while until the series ended. However, since the pacing from the light novel and the manhwa are very different readers had no idea how much time was left. But now it seems that Solo Leveling really is completed, with D&C Webtoon confirming it themselves on their official Twitter.
The final chapter ends with a thank you and goodbye note from the author himself. He thanks all the readers and support staff that made the series possible in a bittersweet author’s note. You can see his full statement below.
Solo Leveling Chapter 180 Release Date?
Unfortunately, Solo Leveling manhwa has officially ended with chapter 179. So, there won’t be a chapter 180 release date. However, there are many side stories that you can read in the light novel which were not adapted into the manhwa series. If you are anything like me and wondering if a Solo Leveling anime series would be possible? Currently, there is no official news nor leaks that suggest to an anime adaptation.
Solo Leveling will also get an OST. D&C Webtoon is collaborating with THE BOYZ to make an OST, which will be released with the music video on February 2022.
Now if you’re anything like me, you may not have understood what went down in between chapters 178 and 178. You may be asking questions such as, why is Sung Jin-Woo a middle schooler now? What happened to the other monarchs?
Well, worry not because I’m going to break it down a bit so you can fully understand the final chapter of Solo Leveling. Of course, spoiler warning for both the Solo Leveling light novel and manhwa. Now, let’s jump into it.
Near the end of chapter 177 after defeating Antares, the monarch of destruction Sug Jin-Woo asks to use the cup of reincarnation once more. This time asking the monarchs not to send anyone down to earth or activate gates of any kind, promising he will take on the war and the monarchs alone.
Using the cup Jin-Woo gets sent back to when he was a middle schooler, due to the gates not appearing his father never disappears and everyone he knows is living a normal life, including his family. Sung Jin-Woo enjoys his time as a child before entering the dimensional rift where the monarchs reside. After a long 27-year long war Sung Jin-Woo successfully wins against the monarchs, killing them all. On the outside world, only 2 years have passed since our hero entered this dimensional rift.
After his final battle, Sung Jin-Woo returns to Earth successfully. However, before his arrival, Norma Selner, who has somehow kept her prophetic powers has a prophecy that “the one who will bring death will soon descend on Earth.” Thus when Sung Jin-Woo was returning to Earth after his war many watched on as his return portal grew over South Korea. Selner’s prophecy was correct since Sung Jin-Woo the one who brings death and has an army of limitless numbers did descend to Earth but just to live a normal life.
Sung Jin-Woo makes it clear that he wishes to live a normal life with those that he loves, now that everything has been dealt with. In the final pages of the series, he makes this clear to a human host of the Rulers. The chapter finally ends as Sung Jin-Woo claims he will make other reasons to stay in this world too while he stands in front of a now much younger Cha Hae-In.
Ten years ago, “the Gate” appeared and connected the real world with the realm of magic and monsters. To combat these vile beasts, ordinary people received superhuman powers and became known as “Hunters.” Twenty-year-old Sung Jin-Woo is one such Hunter, but he is known as the “World’s Weakest,” owing to his pathetic power compared to even a measly E-Rank. Still, he hunts monsters tirelessly in low-rank Gates to pay for his mother’s medical bills.
However, this miserable lifestyle changes when Jin-Woo—believing himself to be the only one left to die in a mission gone terribly wrong—awakens in a hospital three days later to find a mysterious screen floating in front of him. This “Quest Log” demands that Jin-Woo completes an unrealistic and intense training program, or face an appropriate penalty. Initially reluctant to comply because of the quest’s rigor, Jin-Woo soon finds that it may just transform him into one of the world’s most fearsome Hunters.My Anime List (MAL)
Where To Read
The entire Solo Leveling series can be found in English officially on the Tapas site. Alternatively, if you wish to read the (completed) Solo Leveling light novel, titled, Only I Level Up, you can purchase the books off of Amazon or anywhere books are sold.
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