Solo Leveling is a South Korean web novel written by Chugong. The novel consists of an eye-catching storyline of human warriors with supernatural abilities battling deadly monsters to protect mankind from certain annihilation.
It caught a massive popularity and fan base, which led to the novel being adapted into an anime television series. Earlier, the anime series was set to premiere in 2023. But now the news is coming out that it could potentially be delayed to 2024.
Why’s that and what will be the final release date of the Solo Leveling anime series? Let’s find out in the article!
Will there be a Solo Leveling Anime Television Series?
So far, the web novel has earned a good name and demand for its visual features is evidently increasing. As a result, the Korean Manhwa is on the top shelf of the rack of expected anime covers for manga. Similarly, there are more than 200000 signatures for a petition regarding the premiering of anime television series.
Therefore, Production houses won’t like to miss out on the opportunity of a subsequent anime adaptation. Also, news from Chinese media claims that a new season of anime based on this web novel is in process. Although, the franchise hasn’t announced any release date yet.
Earlier, it was said that the anime adaptation would be released in 2023. But now it has been delayed to 2024.
Solo Leveling Anime Trailer
Is the Anime Adaptation Series of Solo leveling really delayed until 2024?
At Anime Expo 2022, the anime adaptation was first announced. The fans were really excited after hearing that. More than that, they were even more excited that they didn’t have to wait for long, as it was set to release in 2023.
However, fans began presuming that it will release during spring 2023. Unfortunately, the latest news came out that the anime adaptation could potentially be delayed to 2024. Still, the franchise hasn’t announced or confirmed when in 2024 the series would drop.
Why has it been Delayed?
It is being said that there is a lot of work left to do in the anime adaptation and 2023 will not be enough to complete the work and release. Due to this reason, 2024 will be the new year for the release of its anime adaptation.
Is there Enough Source Material to Release a Whole Season of Solo Leveling Anime?
Generally, 2 to 3 volumes of the source material constitute a single season for any anime series. In contrast, the Korean Manhwa has more than 100 chapters and a fully finished web Novel from Chu-Gong. Therefore, there is abundant source material that the franchise can adapt to its anime version.
Moreover, we believe that at least 24 episodes would be handy to make full use of the source material. Hence, the Studio houses will also have no problem related to the availability of enough source material for the anime adaptation.
Expected Cast for the upcoming Anime Series
There has been no confirmation on the voice actors in the anime adaptation yet. However, after seeing the trailer recently released, we can say that the characters might be the same like in the web novel. You can check out the list below.
1. Sung Jin-woo:- The main protagonist of the series.
2. Yoo Jin-ho:- Korean D-Rank hunter and Jinwoo’s best friend.
3. Sung Jin-ah:- Jinwoo’s younger sister.
4. Park Kyung-hye:- Jinwoo and Jinah’s mother.
5. Lee Joo-hee:- Korean B-Rank hunter and one of Jinwoo’s old friends when he was an E-Rank hunter.
6. Cha Hae-in:- Only female Korean S-Rank hunter in the country.
7. Sung II-hwan:- Korean S-Rank hunter, Jinwoo and Jinah’s father and Kyung-hye’s husband.
8. Go Gun-hee:- Korean S-Rank hunter and the chairman of the Korean hunter’s association.
9. Thomas Andre:- One of the strongest hunters in America.
10. Liu Zhigang:- Strongest hunter in China.
11. Siddharth Bachchan:- Strongest hunter in India.
12. Ryuji Goto:- Strongest hunter in Japan.
13. Ashborn:- King of the dead and Monarch of Shadows.
14. Antares:- King of the dead and Monarch of Destruction.
15. Rulers:- Fragments of Brilliant Light.
16. Monarchs:- Ancient race of monsters.
What will be the Storyline of the Anime Adaptation?
Certainly, the anime adaptation will derive its stories from the available web novel. Thus, fans will have to read that novel to get a detailed perspective of the plot. However, we have a brief description of the storyline.
The original Manhwa story revolves around intermediate passages or “Gates” separating humans and monsters. These “Gates” are a threshold between the world of Humans and the monstrous world.
The gate has been open for the last ten years. Therefore, some humans are evolving into supernatural species having special powers to fight monsters. As a matter of fact, these powerful humans are ‘hunters’ that hunt down the monsters using their skills.
Although all the hunters are not very powerful, class distribution among them is based on eligibility. Here comes the central character and the protagonist of the story Sung-Jin-woo. Initially, Jinwoo is a hunter of the lowest rank possessing weak abilities, unlike humans or just a little better.
Jinwoo is facing hard times in his life due to his sick mother and dependent sister. Therefore, he has to cross the gates with other hunters to support them. Then one sudden day, he finds himself trapped in a dual dungeon inside the gates. Along with his hunter gang, Jinwoo faces the horrors of the dangerous dungeon and his escape route is blocked.
In the later part of the story, only a few survive and can escape. However, this tragedy comes as a blessing to our hero. After that, Jinwoo discovers his extraordinary abilities as a hunter, which are exponentially on the rise.
Hence, he is on the verge of becoming the world’s strongest hunter. Subsequently, he will thrive on making the world free of monsters and unfolding the mysteries of the evil world.
Is There a Trailer for Anime Series
Yes, there is a trailer for its upcoming anime series.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Is Solo Leveling anime cancelled?
No, it has been postponed to 2024. Earlier, it was set to release in 2023.
2. How many episodes will there be in Solo Leveling Anime?
There will be 24 episodes.
3. Will Solo Leveling be a Korean Anime?
As it is a Korean web novel, there have still been mixed feelings on whether it will be a Japanese or Korean anime.
It is confirmed that there will be an anime adaptation of Solo Leveling. But it’s hard to say what the release date will be. For now, we can only know that it has been delayed to 2024.
For now, you have to wait a year more. But don’t worry, as soon as we get any confirmation from the makers, and we will be the first one to tell you.