Solo Leveling Returns with “Arise from the Shadow” 2nd Season

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Shortly after the broadcast of the final episode of Solo Leveling, a second season has been confirmed for production, with the subheading “Arise from the Shadow.” A premiere date for the second season was not revealed.

The first 12-episode season aired on January 7, 2024 and ended on March 31, 2024. 

Crunchyroll also released a short 30-second teaser trailer announcing the second season’s production. 

Shunsuke Nakashige (Mother of the Goddess’ Dormitory) is directing the anime series, with Noboru Kimura (Healer Girl, Amaim Warrior at the Borderline) as series screenwriter, Tomoko Sudo (Fragtime) as character designer, Chiaki Kozumi (Engage Kiss) as sub-character designer, Yoshihiro Kanno (Sword Art Online Progressive co-action animation director) as action director, Hirotaka Tokuda (Warlords of Sigrdrifa director) as monster designer, and Hiroyuki SAWANO (Attack on Titan Final Season co-composer) as music composer. A-1 Pictures is in charge of the animation production for the series. 

Meanwhile, the anime’s voice cast includes: 

  • • Taito Ban as Jun Mizushino/Jinwoo 
  • • Genta Nakamura as Kenta Morohishi/Yoo Jin-ho
  • • Reina Ueda as Shizuku Kousaka/Cha hae-in
  • • Daisuke Hirakawa as Shin Mogami/Choi Jong-in
  • • Hiroki Touchi as Taiga Shirakawa/Baek Yun-ho
  • • Banjo Ginga as Kiyoomi Gotou/Go Geon-hui
  • • Makoto Furukawa as Akira Inukai/U Jin-cheol

Solo Leveling is based on the 2016 South Korean web novel written by Chugong and illustrated by Dubu (Redice Studio). A webtoon drawn by the latter was released afterwards in 2018 and published nine total volumes. H-Goon is credited with adapting the series in later volumes of the webtoon’s Japanese publication after Dubu’s passing.

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The anime is currently streaming on Crunchyroll, Bilibili, and Netflix worldwide. Crunchyroll describes the main synopsis as: 

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.

Source: Solo Leveling Official Twitter, Crunchyroll News

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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