Solo Leveling Anime Release Date, Trailer, Story, and News

Fans of the record-breaking manhwa Solo Leveling, get ready! Here's everything we know about Solo Leveling anime release date, trailer, story, and news.

Solo Leveling fans, arise! Finally, the world will witness Sung Jinwoo’s best level-up yet.

After months and months of guessing and waiting, the Shadow Army’s advent is afoot with Solo Leveling anime finally confirmed to come in Winter 2024 through a one-minute teaser released on March 21, 2023.

The teaser was unveiled through the upcoming anime’s official Twitter account, much to the delight of the fans. A new key visual was also released alongside the teaser video.

While a confirmed timeline made Jinwoo’s fans happy, the 2024 release, however, also disappointed the supporters who have been waiting for quite a long time already.

This record-breaking manhwa’s adaptation was announced during Crunchyroll’s Anime Expo 2022 Industry Panel in early July 2022.

An official teaser key visual and an English-subbed teaser promotional video were also revealed during the announcement, with A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Kaguya-sama: Love is War) at the helm.

Updates +

  • March 24, 2023: Updated with new teaser video, confirmed news of 2024 release.
  • January 13, 2023: Complete rewrite for improved readability.
  • November 22, 2022: Added new info about Solo Leveling’s game by Netmarble under news.
  • November 16, 2022: Added a release date section.
  • September 5, 2022: Initial publishing.

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Solo Leveling Release Date

Solo Leveling Release Date

Countdown to March 10, 2024 at 11:00 AM (UTC)


351 Days 15 Hours 44Mins 3 Secs

The teaser and visual reveal last March 21, 2023, drummed up much online stir and awakened the anticipation for the Solo Leveling anime adaptation.

Anime bloggers and pundits had long suspected a release no later than March 2023; what came was a confirmation through the teaser video.

Anime Patrol’s prediction of a Sunday release in March should still stand, though it got pushed back a year.

Of course, this article will be updated immediately when A-1 Pictures releases news about the official dates.

Along with the video, a key visual was also presented by the production team. Though fans wanted to see the Statue of God’s creepy smile, a shot of Jinwoo lying in a pool of blood also did its magic.

Because, even with the delays and whatnot, there’s just no stopping Solo Leveling’s momentum.

It should be remembered that fans even attempted to have Netflix do the anime through a petition.

Solo Leveling Anime Trailer

After being treated to a sneak peek of the upcoming anime’s vibes with last July 2022’s gorgeous teaser PV, the new one-minute teaser video gave fans a preview of the MC’s pivotal struggle in the dreaded double dungeon.

And yes, Solo Leveling fans, a shot of that smile was also given its deserved shot.

The fight in the forbidden dungeon was the start of the puny Jinwoo’s climb to the top, although he had to go through a bloody ordeal, as seen in the key visual.

In the first teaser visual shown in 2022, Jinwoo’s transition from weak to strong was cleverly shown, as most eagle-eyed fans observed.

The 2022 teaser video also enlivened the awaiting fans, not unlike the vigor they have for the recently released one.

Where To Watch Solo Leveling Anime

Solo Leveling will premiere on Crunchyroll, although sources confirmed no definite time slot or frame. We’ll update this article once the relevant information has been released.

Despite A-1 taking the wheel for Solo Leveling, fans are still anxious about how the anime will turn out.

It could be recalled that many fans were dissatisfied with the pacing and story done for the Big 3 manhwa (Noblesse, God of High School, Tower of God), which Crunchyroll co-produced.

Fans feeling this way is understandable, seeing that Solo Leveling has been topping Crunchyroll’s poll of the top 10 mangas fans want to see animated for two years.

But, the burgeoning excitement drives the anticipation forward as fans place their hopes on the production staff.

Still, it would be best if you don’t sleep on this ensemble of anime veterans.

Solo Leveling Anime Production Staff

While the trailer was a bit too bare regarding clues about the upcoming series’ plot, it did shine a spotlight on the creative minds behind the production.

A-1 Pictures is climbing the ranks towards the top and has been consistently churning out great titles these past few years.

Apart from Sword Art Online, the studio was also known for Black Butler, Fairy Tail, The Seven Deadly Sins, and the widely-acclaimed Your Lie in April.

A-1 surely brought out the big guns this time, hiring key staff responsible for SAO and the popular Attack on Titan.

It’s just fitting that the people behind the previous generation’s beloved gaming anime will also welcome the coming of gaming manhwa’s overlord.

Director Shunsuke Nakashige is known for directing the best episodes of both SAO and AoT. At the same time, Composer Hiroyuki Sawano is responsible for AoT’s iconic music.

The cooperation between these two, with A-1 behind them, has already stoked the fans’ excitement.

With the addition of head writer Noboru Kimura and character designer Tomoko Sudo, you know Jinwoo and his shadow army are in good hands.

Solo Leveling Story

Solo Leveling has the makings of a great story: an underdog protagonist who went from being the weakest hunter to becoming the world’s strongest; a lengthy storyline with intricate lore; and an addictive modern retelling of a popular fantasy subgenre.

The underdog protagonist is Sung Jinwoo, a rank-E hunter deemed as “humanity’s weakest.”

In a world where hunters are humanity’s heroes against the invasion of monsters coming out of ‘Gates,’ Jinwoo’s fate seems grim.

But, as luck would have it, Jinwoo is presented with a fortuitous encounter: a rare double dungeon with deathly rewards. Left for dead, the weak Rank-E hunter somehow survives.

Jinwoo has become the mysterious System’s Player. Finally, Jinwoo’s fate turns for the better, but he has to fight for it.

Gaining newfound abilities and powers, Jinwoo embarks on an arduous quest to find the secrets behind the dungeons and their unfathomable source.

Solo Leveling News

Along with the announcement for the anime, the visuals also showed messages from Solo Leveling author Chugong and manhwa artist DUBU.

When the Solo Leveling author confirmed the news about his work’s animation, “he is feeling excited and thrilled these days.”

“I’m still half-doubting that this is real; I want to see Jinwoo and the other characters get animated soon and feel relieved,” Chugong added.

DUBU of REDICE Studio, who created the manhwa’s ubiquitous top-tier artwork, thanked the fans who loved and supported Solo Leveling.

He remarked that getting the offer for the adaptation felt like yesterday. “I feel so overwhelmed when I think that the anime is really being created right now,” DUBU added.

Sadly, DUBU, whose real name is Jang Sung-Rak, passed away mere weeks after the announcement due to a cerebral hemorrhage at only 37 years old.

Although he will not see A-1’s version of his artwork, the Solo Leveling manhwa will forever be his legacy.

Earlier this year, popular South Korean mobile games developer Netmarble announced that they are creating an RPG based on Solo Leveling.

The game was revealed to be called Solo Leveling: Arise, and its official website held a pre-registration event for South Korean users that has long since ended.

Solo Leveling: Arise was one of the four new games Netmarble unveiled during the G-STAR 2022 held on November 17, 2022.

It was described as a game where users can “fight as webtoon characters and create their own action style with various skills and weapons through leveling up.

The same day, Netmarble released the game’s new trailer featuring Sung Jinwoo’s fight against fan-favorite Blood-Red Commander, Igris.

The video also teased a 2023 release year.

In the following days, the game’s Twitter account released a series of videos depicting Solo Leveling: Arise’s gameplay and fight trailers.

Some of the most notable ones are the trailers for Sung Jinwoo’s memorable fights against Blue Venom-Fanged Kasaka and Steel Fang Raikan.

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