Solo Leveling Anime Gets 2nd Season – News

Season 1 premiered on January 6

The staff for the anime of writer Chugong and the late artist DUBU‘s (REDICE Studio) Solo Leveling manhwa announced on Saturday in a video that the series will be getting a second season, officially titled Solo Leveling Season 2 -Arise from the Shadow-.

Crunchyroll also revealed it will stream the second season.

The anime debuted in Japan on January 6. Crunchyroll added the English dub of the anime on January 20.

Crunchyroll describes the story:

It’s been over a decade since the sudden appearance of the “gates”—the paths that connect our world with a different dimension. Since then, certain humans have awakened to supernatural powers. We call these individuals “hunters.” Hunters make their living by using their powers to conquer dungeons inside the gates. In this world of tough customers, the low-ranked hunter Jinwoo Sung is known as “the weakest hunter of all mankind.” One day, Jinwoo gets fatally injured when he runs into high-rank double dungeons hidden within a low-rank dungeon. Just then, a mysterious quest window appears in front of him. On the verge of death, Jinwoo decides to accept the quest and starts leveling up… while the others aren’t.

Shunsuke Nakashige (Mother of the Goddess’ Dormitory) directed the anime series at A-1 Pictures, and Noboru Kimura (Gundam Build Divers, Nyaruko: Crawling with Love!) served as the head writer. Tomoko Sudo (Alice in Borderland, Fragtime) designed the characters, and Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan, Blue Exorcist, Kill la Kill, Mobile Suit Gundam UC) composed the music.

BTS sibling idol group TOMORROW X TOGETHER and composer Hiroyuki Sawano (SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]) performed the opening theme song “LEveL.”

The manhwa adaptation of Chugong‘s Solo Leveling novel series, with illustrations by DUBU, launched on Webtoon services in March 2018 and ended in December 2021. Yen Press publishes the manhwa and original novel series in English. Kadokawa publishes the manhwa in Japanese under the title Ore Dake Level-Up na Ken (I’m the Only One Who Has Leveled Up).

The manhwa is also inspiring a Korean live-action adaptation.

Sources: Aniplex‘s YouTube channel, Comic Natalie, Crunchyroll (Nicholas Friedman)