The South Korean web novel Solo Leveling is getting an anime adaptation by A-1 Pictures. Crunchyroll has officially announced the new anime along with its first teaser, key visual and synopsis!
The Solo Leveling anime was announced during Crunchyroll's panel at Anime Expo 2022 (via Anime News Network). The trailer and key visual have since been shared on the official Crunchyroll Twitter accounts. Check it out below.
The official synopsis for Solo Leveling reads as follows:
"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, or Only I Level Up, was written by Chugong and was serialized in KakaoPage. There is a webtoon adaptation that was illustrated by Redice Studio's Jang-Sung-Rak aka Dubu and ran from March to August 2020.
The anime series will be directed by Shunsuke Nakashige while Noboru Kimura serves as the head writer. Alice in Borderland's Tomoko Sudo will design the characters, and Hiroyuki Sawano is composing the music.
For now, the Solo Leveling anime has not yet been given an official release date. However, Crunchyroll is already set to stream the anime outside of Asia in 2023. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.