On July 4, 2023, the official website of the upcoming TV anime Solo Leveling released a character promotional video.
The video revealed the main cast for the anime. The cast includes:
- Sung Jinwoo (Shun Mizushino): Taito Ban
- Cha Hae-In (Shizuku Kosaka): Reina Ueda
- Baek Yoonho (Taiga Shirakawa): Hiroki Touchi
- Yoo Jinho (Kenta Morohishi): Genta Nakamura
- Choi Jong-In (Shin Mogami): Daisuke Hirakawa
- Go Gunhee (Kiyoomi Goto): Banjou Ginga
- Woo Jinchui (Akira Inukai): Makoto Furukawa
According to the video, the anime will premiere next winter.
The staff of the anime includes:
- Animation Studio: A-1 Pictures
- Director: Shunsuke Nakashige
- Head Writer: Noboru Kimura
- Character designer: Tomoko Sudo
- Music Composer: Hiroyuki Sawano
About Solo Leveling
Solo Leveling is a web novel written by Chugong and serialized on Kakao’s digital comic and fiction platform KakaoPage beginning on July 25, 2016.
It was later published in full by D&C Media under their Papyrus label on November 4, 2016.
A webtoon adaptation of Solo Leveling started its serialization on KakaoPage on March 4, 2018.
The webtoon was illustrated by the late Jang Sung-Rak (aka Dubu), CEO of Redice Studio. He died due to a Cerebral hemorrhage on July 23, 2022.
A-1 Pictures will adapt the anime, and a role-playing video game is also under development at Netmarble.
Yen Press is currently publishing the series in English and describes the plot as follows:
Known as the Weakest Hunter of All Mankind, E-rank hunter Jinwoo Sung’s contribution to raids amounts to trying not to get killed.
Unfortunately, between his mother’s hospital bills, his sister’s tuition, and his lack of job prospects, he has no choice but to continue putting his life on the line.
So when an opportunity arises for a bigger payout, he takes it…only to come face-to-face with a being whose power outranks anything he’s ever seen!
With the party leader missing an arm and the only healer a quivering mess, can Jinwoo somehow find them a way out?