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Solo Leveling  
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Description

Type
Manhwa

Related Series
Solo Leveling (Novel) (Adapted From)

Associated Names
I am the only the one who levels up
I level up alone
Na Honjaman Lebel-eob
Only I Level Up
Ore Dake Level Up na Ken
Поднятие уровня в одиночку
俺だけレベルアップな件
我独自升级
나 혼자만 레벨업

Groups Scanlating
/a/nonymous
Arang Scans
Bored College Students
FLAME-SCANS
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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.128 by WDWeebtoons 8 hours ago
v.2 c.127 by WDWeebtoons 14 days ago
v.2 c.126 by WDWeebtoons 21 days ago
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Status
in Country of Origin
127 Chapters (Ongoing)
2 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (612 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.69 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 24th 2020, 3:12am PST


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Year
2018

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
D&C Webtoon (D&C Media)
KakaoPage (Kakao)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Tappytoon (127 Chapters - Ongoing)
Webnovel (127 Chapters - Ongoing)
Yen Press (Feb 2021)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #18 decreased(-12)
Monthly Pos #11 increased(+2)
3 Month Pos #9 decreased(-8)
6 Month Pos #3 increased(+4)
Year Pos #2 decreased(-1)

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On 254 wish lists
On 26 unfinished lists
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Good but bad ending  
by RayTheBest
November 20th, 2020, 8:11am
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
Sorry I didn't read until the end, but I've heard spoilers.
I've read until MC destroyed the statue and he knows the origin of that stuff and when
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
go gunhee died


When I heard that
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
he'll turn back time, well the thought of turning back time and losing the hunter powers
is not really great for me.

The flow was good and the plot connects, but the ending was not for me.
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Horrible premise  
by navgeet
October 24th, 2020, 3:06am
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
Only the MC can get stronger. WTF. I've read my fair share of average works over the years, but this is still one of the lamest just in terms of premise. Do yourself a favor and skip this one.
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I've played 1k hours of WoW, why I no kpop idol yet? T.T  
by AstralRabbit
October 21st, 2020, 3:43pm
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
[as of chapter 123]

Solo Levelling is very popular, and it is immediately apparent why. It has style, attractive characters, and captures current preferences for isekai-flavour. So while it has all the makings of a main-stream starlet, I personally find it to be lacking in imagination, depth and vision.

Each individual arc has been rather formulaic. We have seen it all before. The MC gets into some sticky situation, and he either immediately over powers it, or gets knocked around a bit before he inevitably crushes. These fights aren't very detail orientated and strategy is a minor concern. What strategy and considerations are relevant to other characters (specific class strengths etc) are completely irrelevant to the MC. The big bad ant was outclassed on everything it tried - that may be "cool", but it isn't very interesting. My primary concern is that due to the very nature of power within this series (e.g. your rank is fixed and there is little that can be done to mitigate that), we are going to reach a situation where other characters are simply part of the background. Like One Punch Man but without it being a gag. There is some suggestion in the recent chapters that power levels might be changing with the advent of more gates opening up, so maybe my concern will be ameliorated, but somehow I doubt that it will (especially given the spoilers I've seen in regards to the "barrier expert" in the next arc).

So, if the main thrust of the series, the action, isn't very interesting. What about characters? Setting? I've already touched on the setting not being very well elucidated. The geopolitical situation is touched on slightly, but the officials seem to have a very intense blindness when it comes to the MC and how they can possibly utilise him. For example, why did they allow him to just reject joining the Jeju Island Raid without any attempt to draw a deal with him? Given the history of prior excursions onto the island they should have been on high alert and been involving anyone they possibly could who might make a difference. But they don't even try to simply offer money to the MC? Why?? Other possible elements of the setting such as what has been the economic and technological implications of the gates and the awakenings are left impoverished. Hunters from other countries don't seem any different than those native to South Korea and we have next to no sense of what the relative situations of each country is when it comes down to gates. The number of S-tier hunters is commented on but everything else is left in the dark.

Characters on the other hand, while not awful, are far from memorable. Many of them don't get enough screen time and don't have enough plot relevance for us to even develop much of an interest in them. Some of the S-tier hunters have moments to demonstrate their competencies, but this usually falls by the wayside when it comes time for the MC to have another moment in the sun. I also take particular issue with the development of the MC, who appears to change drastically as soon as he re-awakens. I know his trauma and prior situation is used to justify this, but I just find it rather hard to believe. He also has a metamorphosis from goofy-weak looking kid to a jacked k-pop idol with little justification apart from the "system did it". It thought it would may be associated with his attributes, but despite him gaining about 200 points in every one since then he hasn't undergone any other drastic physical change (which is why I sort of hate the addition of attributes in these stories, even if they are common in RPGs). I also would have liked some commentary on the blatant inhumanity of the MC in certain situations. Specifically, brutally murdering a large number of demon clans when climbing the tower. He forms an alliance with the first one he meets after having some affinity for the clumsy girl underneath the demon mask, and then her father is also shown to be rather human in his emotional profile. Are we meant to believe that the other clans are not the same? If so, if you liked those two characters shouldn't you also feel that all those clans being eviscerated is somewhat morally questionable? It would have been interesting to see the MC realise that he was beginning to view sentient entities as simply bags of XP and loot, rather than as characters with personalities and aspirations. Of course, Solo Levelling makes the majority of its antagonistic monsters, even the intelligent ones, to be completely morally reprehensible (with creepy grins to match). "I am the Sorcerer King" tackles this in a far more interesting way but setting up intelligent adversaries who aren't necessarily immediately blood thirsty and are simply having to content with the situation they find themselves in as well. The situation in Solo Levelling is fine, but I just don't find it as interesting.

In conclusion, is Solo Levelling enjoyable? Yes. But it most certainly does not approximate a masterpiece, and there are series with very similar starting premises that are far more elaborate and creative in how they have moved forward in their setting, characters and concepts (such as "I am the Sorcerer King"😉.

... Last updated on October 21st, 2020, 3:44pm
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Japan Raid Event  
by jamessolivia0077
October 13th, 2020, 4:33am
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
We all know oliver not gonna do anything in japan raid. Waiting for sung jin woo to go and Smothly kill all of the dungenon monster and became next National Level Hunter
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Fun read  
by saralee26
August 7th, 2020, 4:26pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
A typical enjoyable OP main character type read. Takes some time to pick up and has some slow/boring moments but I’m looking forward to the 2nd season. I also feel like the main character lacks a bit of depth like yeah he’s cool and hot but you get sick of hearing about how strong he’s getting and how he used to be weak after so many times.
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Fun monster-bash  
by moonmystery
August 7th, 2020, 8:20am
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
This story doesn't really have too much depth, and the deeper plot does take a bit too long to develop. Nonetheless, this series is mindless fun and pretty addictive if you enjoy overpowered main characters like Saitama from One Punch Man or Mob from Mob Psycho 100.
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Still don’t get why it has high ratings despite such Horrible story-writing & plot  
by fireheart727
July 31st, 2020, 7:14am
Rating: N/A
* Basically our wimpy frail looking loser main character gets a deus ex-machina & becomes 6’3” Supermodel after a chapter.

* MC has the single biggest plot Armour that would make all other shounen protagonists jealous.

* It’s a dungeon anime, MC gets nearly killed by the very first monster in the beginning of dungeon but somehow he sweeps the entire dungeon killing hundreds/thousands of similar monsters without a scratch & beats the boss who’s way op, again and again.

* Only our MC can get stronger other characters stay the same.

* Other characters serve only one purpose: underestimate our MC & get their lives saved by our MC in a dungeon and their they start worshipping our great MC.

* MC’s character is bland as a cardboard, looks like a cheap sasuke knockoff, other characters are even blander, first they all act as jerks, then end up worshipping MC.
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One of the Best Manga PERIOD!!!!!  
by tency23
July 17th, 2020, 5:08pm
Rating: N/A
The best, it makes your heart race
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Great work from KOREA!  
by MusicalHiro
May 27th, 2020, 7:59pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Honestly, everyone is talking about this manwha cause it's great... and IT IS! The story is nice though a bit quick to make the protagonist OP so quickly, but at least he isn't annoying or stupid, his personality is actually very likeable and damn he gets cool. The art is amazing, its not one of those half way through manwha and then change into a s**t generic art style you see in Legendary Moonlight Sculptor and Dimensional Mercenary (oh god, why did they change the artist and destroy the manwha (´;д;`) ), the art is so good I have Cha Hae-In as my background.
Personally 10/10 for story and art. But now season 1 is finished and Webnovel licensed it, read the novel! (People say Webnovel is bad but I don't have any experience using it).
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It's a hyped up Manhwa, but nothing special at the end of the day  
by SaoriHirai
May 8th, 2020, 11:55am
Rating: N/A
When I first read solo leveling, I binged all 50 or 60 something chapters, and yea I admit it was exciting to see the weakest person turn into an OP monster. But...that's it. None of the characters have depth, the story isn't unique or special, and this trope has been played many times already. A fantasy game-like setting with the weakest person becoming OP. It's not a story I would remember or care about once it's over. Overall, it's a good manhwa or webtoon whatever you want to call it for momentary excitement while you are reading it. But, in the end, there's nothing compelling about the story or the characters. I'm always surprised by the sheer amount of people treating this as if some sort of masterpiece when clearly it's not. Also, the art is nice, and it has a sharp edge to it, and it reminds me of Noblesse.
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