Solo Leveling Anime Shares First Synopsis and Staff Additions

Solo Leveling is finally getting an anime of its own, and the series has shared the first details for its staff and story synopsis ahead of its premiere next year! When fans have been previously asked about what series they want to see get an anime next, much of the conversation is dominated by massively popular manhwa franchises like Solo Leveling from Chugong, DUBU, and h-goon. While some manhwa series have had their fair shot at anime, Solo Leveling has been touted as one series that could potentially dominate in a way that the others were not able to during their runs.

While the webtoon itself has ended its run as of this writing, the franchise will be continuing with its official anime adaptation. Confirmed to be in the works for a release in 2023 with Crunchyroll, Aniplex is producing the new series with Shunsuke Nakashige serving as the main director for A-1 Pictures. Joining him are Noboru Kimura as the head writer, Tomoko Sudo as the character designer, and Hiroyuki Sawano will compose the music. As for what to expect from the anime take on the massively popular webtoon, Crunchyroll also released a synopsis for Solo Leveling.

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They tease Solo Leveling as such, "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."

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With the series now in development for a release next year, it's going to be some time before we get to see more of the series in progress (and more importantly, in motion). But the confirmation of an anime is a big enough deal on its own. What do you think of Solo Leveling getting an anime? Which moments are you most excited to see when the anime kicks off next year? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!