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Here’s When the Solo Leveling Dub Will Arrive

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If you’ve been waiting for the Solo Leveling dub, the time is nearly here! Crunchyroll has announced that the dubbed first episode will hit the streaming service on January 20, and it also released an English trailer.

Let’s take a look at the cast and crew. Veteran voice actor Caitlin Glass is helming the dub as the ADR director. As for the cast, Aleks Le plays Sung Jinwoo, Justin Briner plays Yoo Jinho, Rebecca Wang plays Sung Jinah, Michelle Rojas plays Cha Hae-in, Ian Sinclair plays Choi Jong-in, Christopher R. Sabat plays Baek Yoonho, Kent Williams plays Go Gunhee, SungWon Cho plays Woo Jinchul, and Dani Chambers plays Lee Joohee.

A lot of anime are based on manga, but in this case Solo Leveling is based on a Korean novel series that also got a comic adaptation. The anime adaptation is being made at A-1 Pictures, with Shunsuke Nakashige helming the project as director. Credit for the screenplay goes to Noboru Kimura, while Tomoko Sudo was tasked with character designs and Hirotaka Tokuda worked on monster designs.

Yen Press is publishing both the original novels as well as the comic adaptations. The publisher gave this description for the first volume of the comic series:

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 some-how find them a way out?

Source: Crunchyroll


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, plus its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.