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Solo Leveling anime: Release date and Crunchyroll launch time

Crunchyroll is kicking 2024 off with a bang.

The main character of the Solo Leveling anime strikes an intense pose in the middle of battle.
Image credit: VG247/Crunchyroll
5th January 2024: We added the confirmed Solo Leveling release time.

Solo Leveling is one of the most highly anticipated new anime series on the horizon. The adaptation of the hugely popular South Korean web novel and webtoon was first announced in 2022, with it originally planned to premiere on Crunchyroll in 2023.

The Solo Leveling release date unfortunately ended up getting delayed, but now we're just hours away from seeing the start of Sung Jinwoo's monster hunting adventures.

If you can't wait for the Solo Leveling anime then we've rounded up everything you need to know. We've got details on the release date and the confirmed launch time for episode 1, plus how to watch the highly anticipated show on Crunchyroll.

Solo Leveling release date and time

It has been confirmed that the Solo Leveling release time and date is 9.30am pacific time on Saturday 6 January 2024. Crunchyroll announced the exact time episode 1 will be available on its service in the run-up to the season premiere.

Here's the times the Solo Leveling anime launches on Crunchyroll for different regions:

  • US (West Coast): 9.30am PT
  • US (East Coast): 12.30pm ET
  • UK: 5.30pm GMT
  • Europe: 6.30pm CET

Solo Leveling trailer

A few trailers for Solo Leveling have been released by Crunchyroll. You can watch the most recent trailer below.

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Where to watch the Solo Leveling anime

Crunchyroll is the place you'll be able to stream the Solo Leveling anime. If you're thinking of watching Solo Leveling on Crunchyroll, just bear in mind that you need a Crunchyroll Premium Plan to watch simulcast shows. A Crunchyroll Premium plan is priced from $7.99 a month for anime fans in the US, and from £4.99 a month in the UK. You can sign-up to a Crunchyroll Premium Free Trial if you want to try before you buy.

Artwork for the Solo Leveling anime showing the main characters, with monsters and a mysterious figure in the background.
Image credit: VG247/Crunchyroll

Solo Leveling anime adaptation

The Solo Leveling anime adaptation is being handled by the prolific A-1 Pictures, whose past work includes a multitude of beloved titles. A-1 Pictures is the studio behind the anime adaptations of a number of iconic video games like Nier Automata, Persona 4 Golden, and Ace Attorney.

The Tokyo-based studio also made the Crunchyroll original hit Lycoris Recoil and Kaguya-sama: Love Is War (which is created by Oshi No Ko mastermind Aka Akasaka), along with classic anime tearjerkers Your Lie In April and Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day.

That's it for our guide to the Solo Leveling anime launch. If you're looking for more anime content, we've also got you covered. We've got details on the Naruto live action adaptation, Netflix's latest anime hit which you shouldn't sleep on, and our opinion of Scott Pilgrim Takes Off.

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