Solo Leveling

Image from the Solo Leveling manhwa

English Title: Solo Leveling
South Korean Title: 나 혼자만 레벨업 — Na Honjaman Rebereop
Author: Chugong
Illustrator: N/A (No novel illustrations)
Translator: Hye Young Im and J. Torres
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Original Run: November 2016 – April 2018
English Run: February 2021 – ongoing
South Korean Publisher: D & C Media
English Publisher: Yen On
Volumes in Korean: 14 (Completed)
Volumes in English: 1 (In Progress)

*Note* Unlike most releases from English publishers, Solo Leveling is not originally a Japanese Light Novel. Instead, the book originates in Korea where it has found success as a novel, manhwa, and webtoon. The series is being released digitally in English by Webnovel under the title “Only I Level Up.” As of now, the Yen On release is print only.

**Note** There was a recent double boxset release of the series in Korea. They compiled the series into 8 books for that release. Since the English cover is the same as those box sets, I believe we will be getting the series as 8 books in English

Synopsis: The weakest of the weak, E-class hunter Jinwoo Sung has no money, no talent, and no prospects to speak of. And when he enters a hidden dungeon that fateful day, he ends up being left to die in the aftermath of a horrendous tragedy. At death’s door, Jinwoo is suddenly invited to be a “player” by a mysterious voice. Desperate to live, Jinwoo jumps at the chance…but what is this strange new leveling system that only he can see?

Volume 1 
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Releasing February 2, 2021 -- ISBN-13: 9781975319274

Volume 2 
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Volume 3 
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Reviews of Solo Leveling

Anime Adaptation

Web Toon produced by Kakao

Manga Adaptation

MAL Entry — (Korea) — Published March 2018 – ongoing
(English Release) Licensed by Yen Press
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10 thoughts on “Solo Leveling

  1. In the “Index” list, it's “Volumes in Japanese”.
    I think that should be “Volumes in Korean”.

      1. Still kind of insane. If I went all-out on my writing, I could maybe do two 400 page books in a year. It’s crazy how much other authors get done.

  2. I’m frustrated they aren’t doing a kindle version. So, I guess I’m not buying it. I already read the novel, but wanted to be supportive to English releases. Hopefully, they will do an ebook at some point, but until then I’ll have to pass unfortunately. With my tiny living space and moving I can’t really collect a ton of physical books.

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