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Announced during Crunchyroll’s Anime Expo 2022 Industry Panel, the popular webcomic Solo Leveling is officially receiving an anime adaptation! The series will premiere on Crunchyroll as it airs in 2023.

Solo Leveling
Territories: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East and CIS



Adapted from the digital comic series published on Tappytoon of the same name by DUBU (REDICE Studio), Chugong and h-goon, the anime series was revealed alongside an official teaser key visual and the premiere of an English-subtitled teaser PV, with A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Kaguya-sama: Love is War) producing the series with direction from Shunsuke Nakashige. 



The main production staff is as follows: 


  • Original Work: Solo Leveling by DUBU (REDICE Studio), Chugong, h-goon
  • Director: Shunsuke Nakashige
  • Head Writer: Noboru Kimura
  • Character Designer: Tomoko Sudo
  • Music: Hiroyuki Sawano
  • Animation Studio: A-1 Pictures


A special illustration was also revealed to commemorate the announcement, as well as a message from the original creators, translated here: 


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)



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.


Solo Leveling has frequently been listed as a series fans would like to see animated most. The Solo Leveling anime adaptation is set to arrive in 2023, and you’ll be able to watch it right here on Crunchyroll. 


Source: Crunchyroll Anime Expo 2022 Industry Panel


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Nicholas Friedman is Senior Manager of Editorial at Crunchyroll and Editor-in-chief of English Crunchyroll News. You can find him yelling about Nintendo DS games or TRON: Legacy on Twitter at @NMFreed.