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Is Solo Leveling Anime Officially Confirmed?

Should we even expect a Solo Leveling anime?

January 2, 2022

After reading the final chapter of Solo Leveling manhwa, fans want to know if there will be an anime adaptation of the hit manhwa series; well, here’s everything we know about it.

Undoubtedly, Solo Leveling is one of the most popular Korean manhwas on the planet. Millions of worldwide fans enjoy following the journey of Jin-Woo, the low-level hunter who eventually dominates the top-tier hunters.

The Korean Manhwa has become so popular that everyone wants to see an anime adaptation of the series. Many fans believe that Solo Leveling anime would instantly take over My Hero Academia, Jujutsu Kaisen, and other anime in terms of viewership if, of course, it ever comes to reality.

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Is Solo Leveling Getting an Anime Adaptation?

Recently, some rumors have stated that the Solo Leveling anime is in production. The leak comes from SPY, a popular anime and manga insider on Twitter. Of course, the rumor comes as good news for Solo Leveling fans; however, there’s still no official confirmation on the anime. So, it’s best to take this information with a pinch of salt.

Solo Leveling OST Announced

After finishing the Solo Leveling manhwa with 179 chapters, D&C Webtoon confirmed an OST from the South Korean boy band, The Boyz. The OST will come out in February 2022, and here’s its first teaser:

Chances of Getting a Solo Leveling Anime

There are multiple reasons to believe that we’ll hear an announcement around Solo Leveling anime soon.

Firstly, SPY is a very reputed insider in the anime community, so it’s highly possible that his information about the anime being in production is true. Secondly, Solo Leveling flaunts a fanbase of millions, so it’s no wonder that it took the first spot in the “Manga we want to see animated” poll. Moreover, there is a petition on Change.org with almost 200k signatures requesting the Solo Leveling anime.

So, any production company would be crazy to let go of this fantastic opportunity to release the anime adaptation.

However, if the manhwa is so damn popular, why haven’t we heard an announcement for the anime adaptation since all these years? Well, according to Yiman on YouTube, Japanese hunters aren’t depicted fairly in the Solo Leveling manhwa. And that’s why Japanese animation studios are reluctant to take charge of the Solo Leveling anime.

So, does that mean the anime is out of the equation? Certainly not. If there’s one platform that could still take on this project, it’s Netflix.

Netflix to the Rescue

Recently, Netflix has been trying incredibly hard to become a prime destination for the anime community. Besides getting the streaming rights for anime like My Hero Academia and the Seven Deadly Sins, the streaming platform has launched several original anime.

What’s unique about Netflix is that it has always made bold choices. For instance, the streaming platform released the Record of Ragnarok anime. The anime adaptation is based on a manga series dipped in its fair share of controversies for its depiction of Gods.

Even then, Netflix showed the courage to work on this risky project. So, there’s no way that the streaming platform would not pick Solo Leveling despite all the concerns.

If Netflix takes the lead, several animation studios will be ready to animate the series. And of course, if the rumor is true, we’ll learn about the animation studio soon. However, considering the manhwa’s popularity, it would be best if studios like MAPPA or Madhouse worked on the animation.

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Shivam Gulati
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Shiv (He/Him) is a video game enthusiast who loves exploring everything happening in the gaming community. He enjoys competitive games in particular, even though he loses most of the time. He is an entertainment and gaming reporter at DualShockers.

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