The Aniplex Online Fest 2023 event debuted the first English-subtitled promotional video, an additional cast, additional staff, and a second key visual for writer Chugong’s anime and the late DUBU’s Solo Leveling manhwa ( REDICE Studio) on Sunday. The event also confirmed that the winter 2024 anime will premiere next January.
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Haruna Mikawa plays Aoi Mizushino.
The newly announced hires are:
The anime’s main cast includes:
(The Korean character name above has the family name written first, while the Japanese name has the family name written last.)
The anime will premiere next winter.
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Crunchyroll announced the anime adaptation at industry conference Anime Expo in July 2022. Crunchyroll describes the story:
It’s been more than a decade since the “gates” suddenly appeared—paths that connected our world to another dimension. Since then, some people have awakened supernatural powers. We call these individuals “hunters”. Hunters make a living by using their powers to conquer the dungeons inside the portal. In this world of demanding customers, low-level hunter Jinwoo Sung is known as “the weakest hunter in humanity”. One day, Jinwoo was seriously injured when he ran into a high-level double dungeon hidden within a low-level dungeon. Just then, a mysterious quest window appeared in front of him. On the brink of death, Jinwoo decided to accept the quest and started leveling up… while the others did not.
Shunsuke Nakashige (Mother Goddess’s Dormitory) is directing the anime series at A-1 Pictures, and Noboru Kimura (Gundam Build Divers, Nyaruko: Crawling with Love!) is the main writer. Tomoko Sudo (Alice in Borderland, Fragtime) designed the characters and Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan, Blue Exorcist, Kill la Kill, Mobile Suit Gunma UC) composed the music.
Crunchyroll will stream the anime outside Asia.
The manhwa adapted from the novel series Solo Leveling by Chugong, with illustrations by DUBU debuted on Webtoon services in March 2018 and ended in December 2021. Yen Press published the manhwa and original novel in English.
Kadokawa published the manhwa in Japanese under the title Ore Dake Level-Up na Ken (I’m the only one who leveled up) and released the 13th volume on June 22.
Source: Press release, Aniplex Online Fest 2023 live stream