Solo Leveling would certainly be one of the most popular webtoons in 2021. “Solo Leveling” has maintained top rankings in Japan’s Piccoma and China’s Kuaikan Manhua, as well as the first position in MyAnimeList’s Manhwa ratings. We’ll go through why fans enjoy Solo Leveling and where you can read the original novels and comics.
Solo Leveling Synopsis
A place known as “the Gate” opened ten years ago, and monsters began to emerge, murdering people. “Hunters” are the people that capture these monsters. It is the narrative of E-rank hunter Sung, Jin-Woo, who is recognized as the weakest, but, after hearing an unseen voice, transforms into a unique entity known as a “player” and awakens as an S-class hunter.
Why “Solo Leveling” is more appealing than other webtoons
The narrative of “Solo Leveling” is similar to the recent webtoon trend of the protagonist battling monsters as they emerge through the gate. However, there are two features that set it apart from other webtoons.
1. The webtoon depicts the main character and surrounding characters from the original novel in-depth, while also demonstrating the story’s quick advancement.
The webtoon “Solo Leveling” is based on the novel of the same name. When webtoons based on novels do an excellent job at bringing forth the original character, they generally receive positive feedback.
“The choices each characters make make complete sense based on our understanding of their personality, or their history.” (BTDarklings, myanimelist.net)
Webtoons typically include 50 to 60 pages per episode, with a maximum of 70 to 80 pages. “Solo leveling” often takes 120-130 pages with minimal action sequences, and with many action scenes, it easily skips past 160 pages per episode. This implies that readers may learn a lot of information from a single episode while also getting a lot of thrills in a short amount of time.
2. The dynamic artwork and scene directing effectively convey the capabilities of the internet comics genre.
Many readers have said that the high-quality color artwork of “Solo Leveling” is similar to viewing an anime.
“Most likely one of the best-looking manhua/manga I’ve read besides berserk, being a manhua the colors just give that extra kick to make this an eyegasm” (we4brt4sh, myanimelist.net)
Where to Read Solo Leveling novels
The official English translation of the original novel began publication on the online novel serialization site Webnovel on December 21, 2018, and was completed on June 24, 2019. The novel books are available for purchase on Amazon.
Where to Read Solo Leveling comics
“Solo Leveling” began serialization on the webtoon platform Tappytoon on June 4, 2020. The book version of “Solo Leveling” is available on Amazon.
Is there going to be a Solo Leveling anime?
There are rumors that an anime adaption of “Solo Leveling” is in progress. Although there have been numerous demands from fans, according to official publisher Kakao Page, nothing has been finalized yet, and the anime adaptation is not in the works as of April 2022.