Taito Ban, the voice actor of Sung Jin Woo in the popular anime Solo Leveling, stated in an interview that he went so hard during a scene that he literally coughed blood by the end of the recording session.
The scene I’m referring to is the one in Episode 2 where Jin Woo was almost dying at the hands of these god statues. In this scene, blood was oozing out of Jin Woo’s body as he gets slaughtered, which led to the voice actor coughing up blood, like he did it out of concern for the character, showing his utter dedication for his work.
According to a VA’s interview, Sung Jin Woo JP VA went so hard on this episode, that he was coughing blood by the end of it.
— RinSS (@RinSS_HI) January 13, 2024
The main production staff and cast members for the anime includes:
- Director: Shunsuke Nakashige
- Head Writer: Noboru Kimura
- Character Designer: Tomoko Sudo
- Monster Design: Hirotaka Tokuda
- Prop Design: Sotaro Shiraishi
- Background Art Director: Taizo Okumura
- Color Design: Naomi Nakano
- VFX Director: Daichii Iseki
- CG Director: Toshitaka Morioka
- Motion Graphics: Hiromu Oshiro
- Editing: Yuji Kondo
- Sound Director: Ryo Tanaka
- Music: Hiroyuki Sawano
- Animation Production: A-1 Pictures
- Sung Jinqoo voiced by Taito Ban
- Yoo Jinho voiced by Genta Nakamura
- Sung Jinah voiced by Haruna Mikawa
- Cha Hae-In voiced by Reina Ueda
- Choi Jong-In voiced by Daisuke Hirakawa
- Baek Yoonho voiced by Hiroki Touchi
- Go Gunhee voiced by Banjo Ginga
- Woo Jinchul voiced by Makoto Furukawa
Yen Press published the English version of the novel and a comic adaptation. It describes the series as:
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 own lack of job prospects, he has no choice but to continue to put 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?