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Solo Leveling Anime Release Date: Everything You Need to Know

solo leveling official poster

It’s time to get our daily workouts in and keep our daggers handy, as the Solo Leveling anime adaptation is coming sooner than anticipated. Earlier this year, the production team hyped up the fans with the first Solo Leveling anime teaser and a Winter 2024 release (confusing for many). However, you won’t have to wait too long to get a taste of what’s in store.

During Aniplex Online Fest 2023, the latest Solo Leveling trailer has been released, and it confirms the official release date for the anime! Check out all the details below!

Solo Leveling Anime Arrives in January 2024

In an official tweet, we have received confirmation that the Solo Leveling anime will be released in January 2024. Yeah, winter is going to be here sooner than we expected. We don’t have an exact release date yet, but we should hear about it in the coming months. Alongside the official release date, we have also received a new promotional trailer for the anime, which you can watch in the tweet below.

You will be able to witness humanity’s weakest hunter Jin-Woo’s adventures in the anime. One day, he wanders into a mysterious double dungeon, where his party has to fight for their life but he somehow emerges with a mysterious program called “System” that can help him level up and grow as a hunter. That’s where Solo Leveling’s tagline “Only I Level Up” will truly shine as we will see Jinwoo take on several magical beasts and monsters to grow stronger.

Furthermore, since the anime is produced by Crunchyroll and A1-Pictures, it will be available to stream only on Crunchyroll next year. We are hyped and cannot wait to witness the transformation of the weakest E-rank hunter into the world’s most fearsome hunter to date.

Here is the main production staff involved in the creation of the Solo Leveling anime:

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

In addition to the production staff, we also have some knowledge of the cast and voice actors in the anime. Have a look right here:

  • Taito Ban as Sung Jin-woo/ Shun Mizushino
  • Reina Ueda as Cha Hae-In/ Shizuku Kosaka
  • Hiroki Touchi as Baek Yoonho/ Taiga Shirakawa

If you are confused by the dual names of the characters above, it’s because the production staff has changed the story’s setting from Korea to Japan in the anime adaptation. Whatever be the case, it will always be Sung Jin-woo in our hearts! Are you excited about the release of the Solo Leveling anime? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


  1. I love that this anime verison is coming out soon but why would you change the names of the people to another language when wasn’t written in that way in the first place. Also the changing of where everything starts from. I dont like that they changed the location. South Korea is where everything thing starts from and where most of the gates open. And JeJu Island happens in Japan, how are they going to do that part.

  2. While I can understand the need/desire to localise it for the Japanese audience as it is being developed in Japan.
    It conflicts with the story of Solo Leveling and all the manhwas/novels that takes inspiration from it.
    You’d find it very hard to find a manga with the same premise, which is what made it a Korean staple.

    Also, not to mention the Jeju Island Arc. The only reason it held weight was because it was close to South Korea, where Sung Jinwoo, his family and everyone else lives. Spoiler but it was mentioned in the Arc that Japanese Hunters perished in the raid.

    Are they going to do a switcharoo? Have South Korean Hunters perish instead to spit on the author’s face? Or are they going to choose a different island that’s closer to Japan.

    There’s also the setting.

    I’ve always felt like the architecture of South Korea to be different from Japan, which enhances the story of Solo Leveling. I find myself having difficulty seeing it set in Japan.

    And finally, I personally don’t think the VA for Sung Jinwoo fits him. It’s a bit too low and gruff.
    I’d prefer a slightly higher and lighter tone that slowly drops to cool cold as he gets stronger.

    Because early Sung Jinwoo always had a innocent air to him. Which makes his contrast with endgame Sung Jinwoo so big. Having him have a lower voice from the get go grates me a bit.

    But that’s just me.

    Still wished they kept the setting in South Korea even if they changed their names.

  3. It is extremely annoying that they are making Sung Jin Woo japanese and full on changing his name. It kinda demoralized the whole series.

    1. So u want the language to be in south Korea?? That’s weird , , personally i didnt read the manga or anything and im planing it today or tomorrow so i still cant know what u’re feeling rn , but if that’s ur problem then for me its a relief for me

  4. I’m disappointed that they changed the setting to Japan. I feel like the Korean background setting is an important part as well as a representation of the original author and his home. I’m excited to see the show but I agree with Jeff, it feels very disrespectful to me.

    That being said, this looks amazing. I am super psyched to start a new anime. It will be the first new series I’m excited to start in a very long time!

  5. Why change the setting? Later in the anime it will be interesting to see how they justify this.

  6. Since they really changed the setting from Korea to Japan, I’m wondering now how will they handle the Jeju Island and the Japan crisis arc… Well well, let’s see…

  7. Not a fan of them changing it from being korea to being japan… kind of a disrespect to the author who created this masterpiece, either way ill watch.

  8. That’s insane I thought we’d have to wait almost the whole year I’m gonna have to re-read it just to remember

    1. That’s really a great news but why to change the original names the name ‘sung Jin woo’ alone gives a thrilling experience. I bet no one will remember his japanese name everyone will say the old name only and that same thing is with “hunter cha’s” name also. Now we can only hope that the anime will also give us that level of experience only 😅

      1. They didn’t change his name at all. He was called Sung-san in the trailer, in credits too ots mentioned as Sung Jin Woo. So there’s no change in his name. Idk why people are thinking his name’s changed.

    2. The initial date was mentioned as winter of 2024, in Japan the winter anime release means a release from January or February in the first place. So other than pinpointing the exact month there’s no change with the release schedule.

  9. Wow! That’s great I have been waiting for it. FR i thought it would be somewhat late but was earlier then expected. Hope it’s true…😁

  10. I just hope it gets a English release for those of us that can’t speed read and watch the show at once lol

  11. Great news but just wanted to highlight something. Winter 2024 means January 2024 only so it is not coming earlier than expected but coming as planned.

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