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Solo Leveling – Manhwa Review

(Last Updated On: May 24, 2021)

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Solo Leveling Review

About Solo Leveling

Solo Leveling (Korean: 나 혼자만 레벨 업; RR: Na Honjaman Rebereop; lit. I Alone Level Up) is a South Korean web novel written by Chugong. It was serialized on Kakao’s digital comic and fiction platform, KakaoPage, since July 25, 2016, and then published by D&C Media under its Papyrus label since November 4, 2016. The novel has been licensed in English by Webnovel under the title Only I Level Up.

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


Since a portal appeared that connects our world with a world full of monsters and creatures of all kinds, some people have acquired powers and the ability to hunt them: they are called hunters. The protagonist of the story, Sung Jin-woo, is the weakest of the E rank hunters and barely stronger than a normal human. His fellow hunters dubbed him “the weakest”. One day, he and other hunters find themselves trapped in an extremely dangerous dungeon, and only a few survive and manage to escape. Sung Jin-woo himself barely survives and is the only one to complete all the trials in this dungeon. Then you become a “player” who can now see an interface that shows you missions, stats, inventory, store, and levels. Will he manage to level up to become the most powerful hunter?

What is liked about Solo Leveling?

It’s based on the same formula of the weakest becoming the strongest, the webtoon shows the he does get a unique set of abilites but the hardwork and training behind it is insane. And yes the protagonist Sung Jin-woo is insanely over powered and almost defeats every enemy and levels up. But we are also getting the hints of even stronger enemies and allies in the second season. No Spoiler you will have to check it your self.

Second the art work and character design is sharp and colorful as it is a webtoon. Solo Leveling is visually very appealing. The fighting scenes looks moving and more and more similar to an anime. I can say

Its anime without music and sound.

This webtoon doesn’t full tell us about the real working of that world, but we might get a closer look in the future Chapters. Other than that I don’t think its having any major shortcoming.


The Webtoon Solo Leveling reading experience was really good. The Webtoon itself is very enjoying. If you like OP Protagonist then this is for you, for action and fantasy lovers it is also a great choice. If you just wana read some good stuff you can go for it.

Its availabe on KakaoPage and in Korean only. The Webtoon which is available online is mostly third party translations only, because the official English translation is not out yet. You can check it.

Let me know your thoughts in the comment section. If you have any review requests or suggestions do it in the comment section as well.


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Arjun Goyal
A seasoned Software Engineer with a rich tapestry of passions that span beyond the technical realm. My journey with anime started with 'Bleach', which spurred an exploration into the wider world of novels, movies, mangas, and webtoons. Favorites of mine include 'Solo Leveling' in webtoons and 'Dragon Rioting' in manga.
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3 years ago

A very good write up, but i would like to mention that Solo Leveling or also known as Alone I level Up has been licensed in English by Webnovel on May 7, 2020

Harshil Mayani
Harshil Mayani
1 year ago

great post but just remember when writing a review of solo leveling you have to include the ups and downs.

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