French outlet L’internaute sat down with the publisher of the Solo Leveling webtoon, D&C Webtoon biz, at Japan Expo 2023. In the interview, D&C Webtoon biz’s Creative Director Haeeun Kwak revealed that a Solo Leveling: Ragnarok webtoon adapting the original web novel will begin in early 2024. The executive additionally hinted that Solo Leveling K-Drama is in the works.
Solo Leveling: Ragnarok began as the web novel sequel to Solo Leveling, debuting with an initial 105 chapters in April 2023. The new story focuses on Sung Jin-Woo’s son, Sung Jin-Ho. Daul has replaced the original writer of the web novel (Chugong) and will continue his role as the writer for the Ragnarok webtoon. Redice Studio illustrates the Solo Leveling: Ragnarok webtoon: the studio finished off the original Solo Leveling webtoon after DUBU passed away. Given the hint that a K-Drama for Solo Leveling is in the works, it’s unclear what this signals for the fate of the US live-action adaptation announced in 2021.
According to Kwak, the sentiment at D&C is that 2024 is Solo Leveling‘s year, so fans can likely expect more details on the upcoming game by Netmarble The upcoming anime adaptation by A-1 Pictures revealed a new trailer last month ahead of January premiere. The anime’s main cast can be found below:
- 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 staff for the anime includes:
- Director: Shunsuke Nakashige
- Screenplay: Noboru Kimura
- Character Designer: Tomoko Sudo
- Music: Hiroyuki Sawano
- Animation Studio: A-1 Pictures
Webnovel licensed the Solo Leveling webnovel in English under the name Only I Level Up. The webtoon adaptation can be read on Tapas, which describes the series:
There exist portals to another world. These “Gates” have become as commonplace as air and so too have the hunters that make a living slaying the creatures that reside within them. Among these hunters, Sung Jinwoo is an E-rank, the absolute weakest of the weak. But that won’t stop him from trying to grow stronger to provide for his loved ones.
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