Solo Leveling Anime Watch Guide: Everything You Need to Know

Solo Leveling Anime Release Date Studio Where to Watch Trailer and Everything You Need to Know Sung Jinwoo
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Solo Leveling Anime Release Date Studio Where to Watch Trailer and Everything You Need to Know Sung Jinwoo
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After more than half a year of speculation, the Solo Leveling anime has been confirmed with several trailers. So, here's all the most up-to-date information about the Solo Leveling anime, including its release date!

Now that we also have an official trailer as well as information about the characters and the studio, there's a lot that fans of the web novel and manhwa can look forward to.

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What Is Solo Leveling About?

Solo Leveling is a fantasy anime that unfolds in the modern world, but not quite as we know it, as this version is full of monsters. Gifted individuals known as Hunters are tasked with protecting humanity.

Sung Jin-Woo is mockingly known as the world's weakest hunter, barely more powerful than an average human.

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As such, his life is a constant struggle for survival, but he perseveres to provide for his family.

One day, a fight with a monster in a dungeon causes a near-death experience from which Jin-Woo emerges as an overpowered Hunter.

Now capable of accessing the world's stats in a way similar to D&D or RPGs, Jin-Woo can become one of the strongest anime characters of all time and perhaps even defeat the monarchs who plague humanity!

If you'd like to do some reading ahead, Solo Leveling is based on a web novel (later a manhwa) by Korean artist Chugong.

Solo Leveling Anime's Release Date Confirmed

Solo Leveling Anime Release Date
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It is now confirmed that the Solo Leveling anime is having its long-awaited global premiere on January 6, 2024. The first episode's exact release time will be unveiled at a later date.

Before then, the first two episodes premiered in special events on December 10, 2023, in Tokyo and Seoul. The anime will also have a premiere event in Los Angeles on December 14.

The Solo Leveling anime was going to be released in 2023, as announced during Anime Expo 2022.

However, a trailer released by Crunchyroll soon after suggested "Next Winter" as the anime's new release window. Our initial suspicion was that the anime would just be pushed off until later in 2023.

But the anime's third trailer and other relevant announcements put an end to the speculation, confirming that Solo Leveling will be part of the Winter 2024 anime season.

Solo Leveling Delayed Release, Explained

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Fans had hoped that Solo Leveling, which will be known as Ore dake Level Up na Ken in Japanese, would be released as early as Spring 2023, but sadly, this is not going to be the case.

Aniplex and A-1 Pictures have faced hard times lately with the Fate/Strange Fake Special being pushed back to July 2023 and the NieR: Automata anime being indefinitely delayed.

For the latter, a COVID outbreak was given as a reason for the delay.

Staff burnout, limited time and resources, and too many anime titles are also considered to be a few of the reasons for the delays.

Of course, this is concerning, and staff members must take all the time they need to recover.

Solo Leveling Anime Release COUNTDOWN

Solo Leveling Anime Release COUNTDOWN

The Solo Leveling anime will be released on January 6, 2024, but we are going to update the countdown further when the exact release time is announced.

What Studio Is Producing Solo Leveling?

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The Solo Leveling anime will be produced by A-1 Pictures, which is home to popular anime such as Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, 86, Black Butler, and many others.

Hiroyuki Sawano, who also worked on Attack on Titan, 86, and The Seven Deadly Sins, will be in charge of the show's music.

He will be joined by Tomoko Sudo (Black Butler, Sword Art Online) as the character designer, while Noboru Kimura (Gangsta, Code Geass: Dakkan no Z) will serve as the head writer.

A recent tweet on the anime's official X account revealed that Hiroyuki Sawano (credited as SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]), a popular Japanese composer, has collaborated with TXT, a K-pop group, for the anime's opening.

Sawano has previously worked on the music scores of Attack on Titan and Guilty Crown.

Another trailer was released weeks before the anime's premiere, and it features more action-packed scenes and highlights other supporting characters.

It also previews the anime's ending theme song titled request by singer-songwriter krage, who performed the ED of Raven of the Inner Palace.

Solo Leveling Anime Cast and Characters

Solo Leveling Anime Cast and Characters
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During Anime Expo 2023, some of the main characters of the Solo Leveling anime and the voice actors behind them were revealed.

The main character, Sung Jin-Woo (Shun Mizushino in Japanese), will be voiced by Taito Ban. He has previously voiced Amane Fujimiya from The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten.

Other cast members will include:

  • Banjou Ginga (also an older Vegeta in Dragon Ball Super: Broly) will be the voice of Gunhee Go or Kiyoomi Gotō
  • Daisuke Hirakawa (also Rei Ryuugazaki in Free!) will portray Jong-In Choi or Shin Mogami
  • Genta Nakamura (also Hiroto Shinohara in Liar Liar) will voice Jinho Yoo or Kenta Morohishi
  • Hiroki Touchi (also Abel Nightroad in Trinity Blood) will portray Yoonho Baek or Taiga Shirakawa
  • Makoto Furukawa (also Miyuki Shirogane in Kaguya-sama: Love Is War) will be in the role of Jinchui Woo or Akira Inukai
  • Reina Ueda (also Miyo in My Happy Marriage) is Hae-In Cha or Shizuku Kosaka

Will Solo Leveling Get an English Dub?

Crunchyroll has confirmed Solo Leveling's English dub. So far, the following English cast has been announced:

  • The main character, Sung Jin-Woo, will be portrayed by Aleks Le (one of Thorfinn's English voices in Vinland Saga).
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  • Yoo Jin-Ho's voice actor will be Justin Briner (Hanako-kun from Toilet-bound Hanako-kun).
  • Jinwoo's sister, Sung Jin-Ah, will be played by Rebecca Wang. This is Wang's first voice-acting role.
  • Cha Hae-In will be voiced by Michelle Rojas (Mu Dan from Hell's Paradise).
  • Choi Jong-In's voice actor will be Ian Sinclair (Saichi Sugimoto from Golden Kamuy).
  • Baek Yoon-Ho will be played by Christopher R. Sabat (Piccolo from Dragon Ball).
  • The chairman of the Korean Hunter Association, Go Gun-Hee, will be voiced by Kent Williams (Mao from Darker than Black).
  • Woo Jin-Chul's voice actor will be SungWon Cho, a YouTuber who has also voiced One Piece's Nekomamushi among many other roles.
  • Sung Jin-Woo's friend, Lee Joo-Hee, is going to be voiced by Dani Chambers (also Chise Hatori from The Ancient Magus' Bride).

Where to Watch the Solo Leveling Anime

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For international audiences, Solo Leveling will be available to watch on Crunchyroll.

The streaming platform's lineups are usually announced later, just a little before a new anime season begins.

When an anime that's still in production already has its distribution lined up, this is pretty big.

Currently, it is not known whether the Solo Leveling anime will also be in Korean.

Since it will be produced by a Japanese studio and distributed by Crunchyroll, it'll most likely be in Japanese, though a Korean dub can't be ruled out too.

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Solo Leveling Anime Trailer

The trailer for the Solo Leveling anime is finally available via Crunchyroll! In it, we see Jin-Woo's transformation from a weak teenage boy to an overpowered hunter!

A second trailer came out in early July 2023, following this year's Anime Expo. The trailer shows Jin-Woo's financial struggle and first dungeon crawl, as well as some of the main characters.

In September 2023, another trailer was released, celebrating the news about the anime's release date.

This one is a bit more detailed, as it explains how the world of Solo Leveling works.

The magical system isn't exactly unique, but there's a reason Solo Leveling is the most popular webtoon right now.

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