Solo Leveling

Solo Leveling (Korean나 혼자만 레벨업; RRNa Honjaman Rebereop; lit. I Alone Level Up) is a South Korean web novel written by Chugong. It was serialized in Kakao's digital comic and fiction platform KakaoPage since July 25, 2016, and later published by D&C Media under their Papyrus label since November 4, 2016. The novel has been licensed in English by Webnovel under the title Only I Level Up.

Solo Leveling
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나 혼자만 레벨업
Na Honjaman Rebereop
GenreAction, fantasy
AuthorChugong
IllustratorDubu (Redice Studio)
PublisherD&C Media
Webtoon
service
Original runMarch 4, 2018 – present
Volumes4
Solo Leveling
AuthorChugong
CountrySouth Korea
LanguageKorean
GenreAction, Fantasy
Publisher
  • D&C Media (Korean)
  • Webnovel (English)
Publication date
  • July 25, 2016 – October 10, 2018 (KakaoPage)
  • November 4, 2016 – April 18, 2018 (D&C Media)
  • December 21, 2018 – June 24, 2019 (Webnovel)
Media typeNovel

The webtoon adaptation has been serialized in KakaoPage since March 4, 2018, illustrated by Jang Sung-rak (a.k.a. Dubu) who is CEO of Redice Studio. Its first season concluded on March 19, 2020. Its second season resumed serialization from August 1, 2020. The individual chapters collected and published by D&C Media into three volumes as of July 2020. Solo Leveling has been translated to many languages by way of fan translations.

A game is being developed by the Korean game giant Netmarble Corp. A drama adaptation is also being produced. [1]

PlotEdit

After the appearance of portals known as "gates" connecting the world of monsters to humans, a small portion of the population has acquired superhuman powers to defend against the monsters. The protagonist of the story, Sung Jin-woo, is a member of the lowest rank of hunters and is the weakest hunter in all of South Korea, barely stronger than a normal human. One day, he and some other hunters find themselves trapped in an extremely dangerous and rare dual dungeon, and only a few of them survive and manage to escape. Sung Jin-woo himself "dies" but manages to complete all the trials in this dungeon. He then wakes up in a hospital and finds he has turned into a reawakened "player" who can now see an interface showing him quests, stats, inventory, store, and levels, along with the unique ability to grow exponentially stronger. Sung Jin-Woo begins on a quest to become the strongest hunter in the world and uncover the mystery of the world of monsters.

CharactersEdit

  1. Sung Jin Woo (Protagonist)
  2. Cha Hae In
  3. Jin ho
  4. Sung Jin Ah
  5. Sung II Hwan
  6. Adam White
  7. David Brennon
  8. Lee Ju-Hee
  9. Liu Zhigang
  10. Laura
  11. Norma Sellner
  12. Thomas Andre
  13. Yoo Jin-Ho

MediaEdit

Web novelEdit

Solo Leveling is a South Korean web novel written by Chugong. It was serialized in Kakao's digital comic and fiction platform KakaoPage since July 25, 2016, and later published by D&C Media under their fantasy fiction label "Papyrus".[2] Since 2016, the novel has garnered 2.4 million readers in KakaoPage.[3] The novel was licensed in English by Webnovel under the title Only I level up from December 21, 2018 to June 24, 2019.[4]

The novel has been licensed and published in collected volumes by Yen Press since February 16, 2021.[5]

Volume listEdit

No. Korean release date Korean ISBN
01 November 4, 2016[6]979-1-17-033666-2
02 November 4, 2016[7]979-1-17-033667-9
03 December 21, 2016[8]979-1-17-033755-3
04 January 25, 2017[9]979-1-17-033858-1
05 February 23, 2017[10]979-1-17-033911-3
06 March 30, 2017[11]979-1-17-033976-2
07 April 4, 2017[12]979-1-16-140318-2
08 May 24, 2017[13]979-1-16-140412-7
09 June 22, 2017[14]979-1-16-140467-7
10 July 20, 2017[15]979-1-16-140549-0
11 August 24, 2017[16]979-1-16-140626-8
12 September 21, 2017[17]979-1-16-140693-0
13 October 27, 2017[18]979-1-16-140827-9
Side Story April 18, 2018[19]979-1-16-268337-8

ComicEdit

A webtoon adaptation has launched in KakaoPage on March 4, 2018 and concluded its first season on March 19, 2020.[20] Its first collected volume was released by D&C Media on September 26, 2019. In Japan, Solo Leveling launched in Kakao Japan's webtoon and fiction service Piccoma, and accumulated over 1 million cumulative readership.[21] It was also selected as the #1 webtoon in Piccoma's "Best of 2019".[22][23][24] The webtoon has been published digitally in English by Webnovel and Tappytoon since May 7, 2020, and June 4, 2020, respectively.[25][26] The collected volumes have been licensed and published in North America by Yen Press since March 2, 2021.[27]

Volume listEdit

No. Original release date Original ISBN English release date English ISBN
01 September 26, 2019[28]979-1-18-932029-4March 2, 2021[29]978-1-97-531943-4
02 January 30, 2020[30]979-1-18-932036-2June 22, 2021[31]978-1-97-531945-8
03 August 27, 2020[32]979-1-18-932069-0September 21, 2021[33]978-1-97-533651-6
04 April 29, 2021[34]979-1-19-136373-9

GameEdit

A game is being developed by the Korean game giant Netmarble Corp. [1]

DramaEdit

A drama adaptation is being produced in the United States. [1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Solo Leveling Game and Drama Produced in US on the Way". Anime Corner. April 15, 2021. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" :::꿈과 희망이 살아있는 파피루스::: - 나 혼자만 레벨업. Papyrus. Archived from the original on December 24, 2016. Retrieved August 5, 2019.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Eun-ju, Je (December 25, 2019). 제목처럼 혼자 레벨업하는 '나 혼자만 레벨업'..."'원피스' 제치고 1위". Kookje Shinmun (in Korean). Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  4. ^ "Only I level up (Solo Leveling)". Webnovel. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  5. ^ "Solo Leveling, Vol. 1 (novel) | Yen Press". Yen Press WP. Retrieved April 26, 2021.
  6. ^ 나 혼자만 레벨업 1. Naver Book Database (in Korean). Retrieved April 27, 2020.
  7. ^ 나 혼자만 레벨업 2. Naver Book Database (in Korean). Retrieved April 27, 2020.
  8. ^ 나 혼자만 레벨업 3. Naver Book Database (in Korean). Retrieved April 27, 2020.
  9. ^ 나 혼자만 레벨업 4. Naver Book Database (in Korean). Retrieved April 27, 2020.
  10. ^ 나 혼자만 레벨업 5. Naver Book Database (in Korean). Retrieved April 27, 2020.
  11. ^ 나 혼자만 레벨업 6. Naver Book Database (in Korean). Retrieved April 27, 2020.
  12. ^ 나 혼자만 레벨업 7. Naver Book Database (in Korean). Retrieved April 27, 2020.
  13. ^ 나 혼자만 레벨업 8. Naver Book Database (in Korean). Retrieved April 27, 2020.
  14. ^ 나 혼자만 레벨업 9. Naver Book Database (in Korean). Retrieved April 27, 2020.
  15. ^ 나 혼자만 레벨업 10. Naver Book Database (in Korean). Retrieved April 27, 2020.
  16. ^ 나 혼자만 레벨업 11. Naver Book Database (in Korean). Retrieved April 27, 2020.
  17. ^ 나 혼자만 레벨업 12. Naver Book Database (in Korean). Retrieved April 27, 2020.
  18. ^ 나 혼자만 레벨업 13. Naver Book Database (in Korean). Retrieved April 27, 2020.
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  20. ^ 나 혼자만 레벨업 [독점연재]. KakaoPage (in Korean). Archived from the original on July 8, 2019. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  21. ^ Ho-cheol, Seong (April 19, 2020). 일본 사로잡다, 웹툰 '나 혼자만 레벨업' 100만 독자 돌파. The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved April 23, 2020.
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  23. ^ Woo-ri, No (January 10, 2020). 디앤씨미디어, ’나 혼자만 레벨업’, 日 픽코마 2019 웹툰 1위. EToday (in Korean). Archived from the original on January 10, 2020. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  24. ^ Jong-oh, Park (January 13, 2020). 웹툰 ‘나혼자만 레벨업’ 열풍에 디앤씨미디어 목표가↑-NH. EDaily (in Korean). Archived from the original on April 23, 2020. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
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  26. ^ "Solo Leveling - Tappytoon". Tappytoon. May 30, 2020. Retrieved May 30, 2020.
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  30. ^ 나 혼자만 레벨업 2. Naver Book Database (in Korean). Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  31. ^ "Solo Leveling, Vol. 2 (comic)". Yen Press. Retrieved April 26, 2021.
  32. ^ 나 혼자만 레벨업 3. Naver Book Database (in Korean). Retrieved August 10, 2020.
  33. ^ "Solo Leveling, Vol. 3 (comic)". Yen Press. Retrieved April 26, 2021.
  34. ^ 나 혼자만 레벨업 4. Naver Book Database (in Korean). Retrieved April 26, 2021.

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