The upcoming Solo Leveling anime revealed a new trailer earlier at the Anime Expo 2023’s Crunchyroll Industry Panel. A-1 Pictures is animating the anime which is scheduled to premiere next winter. The trailer also features the first look at the cast:
The Solo Leveling anime cast includes:
- Taito Ban as Sung Jinwoo
- Genta Nakamura as Yoo Jinho
- Reina Ueda as Cha Hae-in
- Daisuke Hirakawa as Choi Jong-in
- Hiroki Touchi as Baek Yoonho
- Banjo Ginga as Go Gunhee
- Makoto Furukawa as Woo Jinchul
The anime was initially announced for 2023 but a recent announcement revealed that it has been pushed back to Winter 2024 season. The staff includes:
- Original creator: DUBU (REDICE Studio), Chugong, h-goon
- Director: Shunsuke Nakashige
- Screenplay: Noboru Kimura
- Character Designer: Tomoko Sudo
- Music: Hiroyuki Sawano
- Animation Studio: A-1 Pictures
The Solo Leveling anime is based on a web novel by Chugong, started serialization in 2016 and ended in 2018, after 270 chapters. It is compiled into 14 volumes. Webnovel licensed it in English, but under the Only I Level Up title. The webtoon adaptation of the web novel with art by Jang-Sung-Rak (aka DUBU) of Redice Studio ended in December of 2021. H-goon helped adapt the work that originally started on KakaoPage in Korea and has 2 seasons. In addition to Webnovel, Tappytoon, and PocketComics, also offer it in English. Yen Press licensed the webtoon and published a volume in paperback format earlier this year. In addition to the webtoon, a game is also in development, along with a drama adaptation.
Webnovel describes the plot as:
In this world where Hunters with various magical powers battle monsters from invading the defenceless humanity, Seong Jin-Woo was the weakest of all the Hunters, barely able to make a living.
However, a mysterious System grants him the power of the ‘Player’, setting him on a course for an incredible and often times perilous Journey.
Follow Sang Jin-Woo as he embarks on an adventure to become an unparalleled existence through his “Level-Up” system – the only one in the entire world!
Crunchyroll will be streaming the anime.
Source: Official Website, AnimeExpo 2023
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