Solo Leveling Trailer Officially Confirms Anime Adaptation Arriving Next Year
Crunchyroll has officially confirmed the anime adaptation of the highly-anticipated South Korean comic by unveiling the Solo Leveling trailer. The anime adaptation comes from A-1 Pictures and will be broadcast by Crunchyroll. The South Korean digital comic was originally created by writer Chugong and illustrated by DUBU.
The anime adaptation will include a production staff made up of director Shunsuke Nakashige, head writer Noboru Kimura, character designer Tomoko Sudo, and music arrangements by Hiroyuki Sawano.
Solo Leveling‘s description reads:
“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.”
The original creators released a special illustration to commemorate the announcement and shared the following words of gratitude for fans:
Dubu: “Solo Leveling is finally making its anime debut. It feels like only yesterday that we got the offer for the anime adaptation. I feel so overwhelmed when I think that the anime is really being created right now. This is all thanks to you fans who love and support Solo Leveling.
I’m filled with gratitude. Thank you very much. Also, please support the animation production team. If this anime gives new enjoyment to the readers, I’ll be very happy.“
Chugong: “About six years ago when I was writing the very beginning of Solo Leveling, if someone had said to me, “The novel you wrote will become a comic,” I bet I’d have told them to stop pulling my leg.
But now, I’m told that it’ll be animated?! Seriously, stop pulling my leg!… But these days, I’m feeling excited and thrilled. Since I’m still half-doubting that this is real, I want to see Jinwoo and the other characters get animated soon and feel relieved. I’ll keep working diligently while looking forward to that day. (lol)“
Solo Leveling will premiere on Crunchyroll sometime in 2023. Check out the trailer below: