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Solo Leveling to simulcast on Crunchyroll: English dub trailer

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Solo Leveling – ©Solo Leveling Animation Partners
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Crunchyroll announced Korean manhwa Solo Leveling is being adapted to an Anime series by A-1 Pictures at Anime Expo 2022. The series will be simulcast worldwide (outside of Asia) by Crunchyroll. Check out the English Dub teaser trailer below.



Solo Leveling Key Visual and Synopsis:

Solo Leveling – ©Solo Leveling Animation Partners

Solo Leveling – ©Solo Leveling Animation Partners

Synopsis: 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.”

Solo Leveling Production Staff

Original Work: Solo Leveling by DUBU (REDICE Studio), Chugong, h-goon

Director: Shunsuke Nakashige

Head Writer: Noboru Kimura

Character Designer: Tomoko Sudo

Music: Hiroyuki Sawano

Animation Studio: A-1 Pictures

Author Chugong comments at Anime Expo 2022

“About six years ago when I was writing the very beginning of Solo Leveling, if someone had said to me, ‘The novel you wrote will become a comic,’ I bet I’d have told them to stop pulling my leg.
 
But now, I’m told that it’ll be animated?! Seriously, stop pulling my leg!… But these days, I’m feeling excited and thrilled.
 
Since I’m still half-doubting that this is real, I want to see Jinwoo and the other characters get animated soon and feel relieved. I’ll keep working diligently while looking forward to that day.”

Illustrator DUBU comments at Anime Expo 2022

“Solo Leveling is finally making its anime debut. It feels like only yesterday that we got the offer for the anime adaptation.
 
I feel so overwhelmed when I think that the anime is really being created right now. This is all thanks to you fans who love and support Solo Leveling.
 
I’m filled with gratitude. Thank you very much. Also, please support the animation production team. If this anime gives new enjoyment to the readers, I’ll be very happy.”

The Solo Leveling anime announcement was made during the Crunchyroll Industry Panel at Anime Expo 2022 on Sunday, July 3.

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