Solo Leveling
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Solo Leveling

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Synonyms: Na Honjaman Level Up, I Level Up Alone
Japanese: 나 혼자만 레벨업
English: Solo Leveling
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Type: Manhwa
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: 180
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 4, 2018 to Dec 29, 2021
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Fantasy Fantasy
Serialization: Kakao
Authors: Chugong (Story), Jang, Sung-rak (Art)


Score: 8.711 (scored by 213680213,680 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #492
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #9
Members: 374,065
Favorites: 36,252

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Preliminary Spoiler
Sep 26, 2019
Preliminary (86/180 chp)
This isn't your typical "MC becomes crazy OP" story where the OP MC becomes absolutely boring af.

This story is a fucking masterpiece.
You may be skeptical about reading it, perhaps you think it will end up trash like many generic RPG/MMO style anime/manga.
I assure you that that opinion is completely wrong.

The Story: 10/10
Absolutely solid, it flows extremely well and is probably one of the best adaptions of a LN into a Manhwa I've ever seen.
The story is filled with plots that make sense, flowing with extremely well written character development, assisted by very good character interactions.
Of course, like many stories, it starts out slow. When I ...
Oct 1, 2019
Preliminary (67/180 chp)
Every. Damn. Time.

I don't understand why this superficial manhwa is so hyped

Solo Leveling tells the story of a mary sue named Sung Jin-Woo who tries to mimic a random isekai plot in search of a hollow character development, it's a kpop version of the Arifureta, but Arifureta can be funny for involuntary moments, but here, the things are they're stupids in a raw way, it's the kind of manga a person would make just to satisfy fetish self insert of a cool edgy guy in another world.

This story has a terrible worldbuilding, I thought it would show you at the beginning of your journey how ...
Sep 27, 2019
Preliminary (86/180 chp)
Solo leveling is a super fun read, where the MC is pretty much op but it never ceases to be entertaining. The story flows well and is a straightup an upgrade from the LN. Combined with the godly artist every page is just a feast for the eyes. This manhua is an example of op done right.

Story : 9.5
somewhat generic isekai power fantasy but that doesn't really affect the story.Starts off slow but quickly turns into a ride you can't get off. World building is done well in both the LN and manhua.

Art: 10
Most likely one of the best looking manhua/manga I've read besides ...
Sep 26, 2019
Preliminary (86/180 chp)
Solo Leveling does everything it tries to do goddamn right.

You may think the setting has been done a million times and it's just another generic overpowered main character doing what he wants, it's exactly that, but executed absolutely magnificently in every regard.

Story: 10/10
The setting is quite simple, one day gates start appearing all over the world out of nowhere and people start awakening magic abilities in order to close these gates. Our main character is a man dubbed "The Worlds Weakest Hunter", Sung Jin-Woo, who joins these raids in order to pay for his comatose mothers treatment and his younger sisters education. After a raid ...
Nov 13, 2019
Preliminary (81/180 chp)
"Solo Leveling", what seemed like an underdog story has really left me disappointed. At first glance, the whole reason I started was to expect him to grow as a character slowly and PROVE himself. However, this is not what I got at all.

Forget the underdog story, forget the meaningful process of character growth and development, the story tries it's hardest to make the character look like he's "struggling", but it's pretty difficult when the MC has the same emotionless, edgy facial expression on every panel.

It's just extremely confusing and frustrating how this supposed "underdog" MC gets so strong so damn fast. He is literally flawless, ...
Jan 18, 2022
Mixed Feelings
The manhwa community entitles Solo Leveling along the lines of "Not like the other manhwas" or "Not your typical power fantasy." And although I respect their awareness of the prevalent mediocrity in the medium, the aforementioned descriptions are still false. Solo Leveling is your typical power fantasy. And let's be honest, "not like the other manhwas" or "not your typical power fantasy" is not that much of a compliment to begin with.

It's mediocre, worse even, to be brutally frank. The narrative is brimming with formulas, has one of the laziest character writing, and is overall a terrible story. The protagonist's tale suffers no risk and ...
Feb 15, 2020
Preliminary (179/180 chp)

Solo Leveling is a manhwa that always baffles me whenever I hear someone talk about it. They usually like to say nice sounding buzzwords whenever they praise it, but never bother to actually expand on it. It's always at the front page of whatever site or app you're using. But when I myself read it, it felt like I was reading a completely different manhwa than the one everyone was talking about. Let me break down the different aspects of the manhwa:

Art 8/10: Art is the one and only aspect I can praise Solo Leveling for. It's undeniable that it ...
Jan 18, 2020
Preliminary (111/180 chp)
(Note: This review contains some spoilers, but I doubt spoilers will ruin your potential enjoyment with this manhwa. Also, despite my rating, this manhwa can still be extremely enjoyable. However, enjoyable does NOT mean well-written. There's a reason why the term dumpster fire exists.)

"Do you have low self-esteem? Do the girls at school reject you because you're weak? Do you want to escape this unsatisfying reality? Well, oh boy, do I have the solution for you! Introducing Solo Leveling: the insecure weeb's most popular source of escapism and wish fulfillment."

The popular manhwa is rated a whopping 8.96 and ranked 12th in all manga, is it ...
Jan 25, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Solo Leveling is the literary equivalent of an 8 year old playing make-believe with plastic toys. I can tell because I used to be one.


(No, that's not ...
May 19, 2020
Preliminary (110/180 chp)
Oh no, where do I fucking begin. Despite what many of the manwha legion will claim, this story is not one that is good and has no real meaning that leaves you feeling bored after the official ending. This shit must have been written by an angsty 15 year old because it is every bit of power fantasy that you would expect from a something written by them. The main character has a heroic moment at the beginning, but after that his personality does a complete 180 and is easily one of the most powerful characters nearly 30 chapters in. A lot of stories seem ...
Oct 11, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (42/180 chp)
This is average, no more, no less.

Story (5/10)
It's a simple story and executed in a very average manner. A classic zero to hero and not much more to say about it. There are some plotholes especially in the world building but none of them are really that damaging on thier own though.

Art (7/10)
The art is good, having it colored makes it way more lively and for the action scenes, which after al are one of the strong points of the manhwa, it does work well. But it's no more than that, good, do not expect beautiful art pieces you can simply sit there ...
Oct 28, 2019
Preliminary (83/180 chp)
This Manhwa is only on top manga board because it was doing all the cliche, plot point of all the other shounen, OP main character trope from all the trend Sao, One punch man, Overlord,Moon light sculpture very well and all the new reader who was not feed up or familiar with the older would not understand how much this Manhwa suck dick. This Manhwa is just stalling time bomb, the MC keep getting stronger with little to no risk or stake, and the MC is just a cookie cutter guy with no trait worth noting, it just to make us feel like the ...
Nov 30, 2019
Preliminary (94/180 chp)
The MC is crazy overpowered, and there's absolutely no tension left in the story because of that. There's not a single point in the last 50+ chapters where I could at least kind of imagine that he could've died because he NEVER loses. The most he'll get out of a fight is losing a handful of his soldier minions- which get easily replaced- and maybe a scratch on his cheek- which he can easily revert back to normal.
And he plot is super formulaic. Weak dude suddenly gets blessed with amazing powers and becomes an awesome hero, showing up all of the lazy corrupt "strong" guys ...
May 19, 2020
Preliminary (110/180 chp)
Let's start with the positives. Out of all the aspects of Solo Leveling, the art is definitely the best. The artwork is visually appealing and the most enjoyable part of the reading experience.

Unfortunately, the rest of manwha leaves much to be desired for the reader. The worst part of the manwha is easily the characters. Any character besides Jin-Woo is pointless and simply serves to further the point that Jin-Woo is the strongest character. They are very one-dimensional and hard to get attached to or feel anything for the characters. Jin-Woo is not much better. He is your stereotypical manwha badass that defeats every villain ...
Mar 16, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (107/180 chp)
Solo leveling is one of the most overrated manga i've ever come across in this platform. Having a staggering 8.97 score, I was hoping its fans were right when everyone claimed it ''wasn't just a generic power fantasy'', and that it would get better over time. Unfortunately that wasn't the case.

This was the first manwha I had ever read, and the art was the aspect I liked most about it. Altough the long stripes were a bit hard to get used to, I enjoyed the expressiveness of the characters. It's a shame the character designs were also a bit generic, but that's forgivable if the ...
Jan 29, 2022
This my first time writing review so go easy on me.

Solo leveling has great start we have MC that is weakest hunter but still explores dungeons in order to pay medical bills for his sick mother and to help his sister become doctor however after a incident he gains mysterious power that helps him level up his rank and become strongest.
So let's start with good points of solo leveling
(1).Good start
Start of Solo leveling is good like I said earlier story has relatable MC in the beginning but after that it's down hill
Solo leveling has great art it's fully colored and it's easy to read ...
Jul 21, 2021
Preliminary (100/180 chp)
***contains spoilers***

This series is straight-up offensively bad. Normally I wouldn't care and just move on with my life, but from the high ratings, the comparisons to much better series (such as To Your Eternity), and the constant front-page status on various manga sites, I just want to say: shame on the manga/manhwa/webtoon reading community.

As others have mentioned, this goes beyond basic wish fulfillment. It manages to be a masturbatory, fetishistic parody of something that was already indulgent to begin with.

Characters 1/10: There is only one character that 'matters', that being Sung Jin Woo. Every single other character is window-dressing meant to ...
Jan 18, 2022
(I strongly advise reading the entire review to understand everything about Solo Leveling. Or at the very least the TLDR review, thanks for reading in advance.)

This is the story of a man who levelled up all alone.

It's hard to write about Solo Leveling whilst accommodating to everyone, which is something I'd like to try to do since the series is both an obscured masterpiece whilst actually still being very good so much so that it doesn't deserve to be overshadowed by some of the hate it gets.

To understand why Solo Leveling is a good piece of work we first need to understand the community. It's ...
Apr 13, 2021
Preliminary (80/180 chp)
One-punch man without the self-awareness. ONE had at least the understanding to move away from self-insert protgaonist to the setting to keep the story interesting. Solo Leveling does not do this, so it gets boring. But maybe that's the point? Maybe the author just wants to create self-insert wish fulfilment story, and that's fine. The problem that arises you set your ambitions so low is that you lose any emotional core. So for all the good stuff I could say about this, I can't score it very highly. At least God of Highschool tries to have some semblance of an emotional throughline with character arcs ...
Nov 27, 2020
Preliminary (107/180 chp)

So I've binged this in 2 days. I thought this was reeeeeally good and then I took a moment to think about it... I heard many good things and have seen it everywhere, so I decided to read it. The name popped in my head, and I'm like, "Yeah let's read that. I'm bored." I'd say the only reason I've made it as far in as I did was bc I binged it.

This is my first review so my apologies for bad formatting, etc.

Story 3/10: We follow Sung Jin-Woo, basic main character, in a fantasy world of dungeon conquering, loot-gaining MMORP goodness. ...