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Solo Leveling Anime Releases New Promo Trailer, Announce More Cast & Crew
Based on the Korean manhwa by Chugong and the late artist DUBU.
The Aniplex Online Fest 2023 event has revealed a series of exciting updates regarding the forthcoming anime adaptation of Solo Leveling, the popular manhwa created by Chugong, and the late artist DUBU of REDICE Studio. During the event held on Sunday, fans were treated to an array of thrilling developments, including the debut of the first English-subtitled promotional video, a fresh addition to the cast, including more staff members, and the unveiling of a second key visual. Furthermore, there has yet to be an official confirmation that the highly anticipated winter 2024 anime will premiere in January.
Among the notable cast additions is Haruna Mikawa, who will lend her voice to Aoi Mizushino. Additionally, the anime's team has expanded, with several new staff members taking on various roles:
Chiaki Furuzumi: Sub Character Design
Hirotaka Tokuda: Monster Design
Sotaro Shiraishi: Prop Design
Yasuhiro Okumura: Background Art Director
Naomi Nakano: Color Design
Daichi Iseki: VFX Director
Toshitaka Morioka: CG Director
Hiromu Ōshiro (Production I.G): Motion Graphics
Yūji Kondō: Editing
Ryō Tanaka: Sound Director
It's worth noting that the Korean character names are presented with the family name first. In contrast, the Japanese names follow the convention of having the family name last.
The main cast of the anime comprises:
Taito Ban as Sung Jinwoo/Shun Mizushino
Reina Ueda as Cha Hae-In/Shizuku Kosaka
Hiroki Touchi as Baek Yoonho/Taiga Shirakawa
Genta Nakamura as Yoo Jinho/Kenta Morohishi
Daisuke Hirakawa as Chōi Jong-In/Shin Mogami
Banjou Ginga as Go Gunhee/Kiyoomi Gotō
Makoto Furukawa as Woo Jinchui/Akira Inukai
The anime adaptation of Solo Leveling is scheduled to premiere in the upcoming winter season. Crunchyroll announced the anime series during its Anime Expo industry panel in July 2022. Crunchyroll has provided the following synopsis for the storyline:
More than a decade has passed since the unexpected emergence of "gates," which connect our world and an alternate dimension. Specific individuals, known as "hunters," have awakened supernatural abilities during this time. Among them is Jinwoo Sung, a low-ranked hunter often called "the weakest hunter of all mankind." After a life-threatening encounter with high-rank double dungeons concealed within a low-rank dungeon leaves Jinwoo gravely injured, he is confronted with a mysterious quest that materializes before him. On the brink of death, Jinwoo accepts the search, embarking on a journey of self-improvement, while others remain unaware.
The anime series is directed by Shunsuke Nakashige, recognized for their work on "Mother of the Goddess' Dormitory," and features Noboru Kimura as the head writer. Tomoko Sudo is responsible for character design, and the renowned Hiroyuki Sawano is composing the music. Crunchyroll has secured the streaming rights for the anime outside of Asia.
Chugong's Solo Leveling manhwa, which features DUBU illustrations, originally debuted on Webtoon services in March 2018 and concluded in December 2021. Yen Press publishes both the manhwa and the original novel series in English. In Japan, Kadokawa publishes the manhwa under the title "Ore Dake Level-Up na Ken" (I'm the Only One Who Has Leveled Up), with the 13th volume released on June 22.