A side story had been announced to begin serialization ahead of the expected springtime release of the Solo Leveling anime adaptation and as of now when I’m writing this article, the first two chapters (Chapters 180 & 181) have been released. You can read them on Asura Scans.
After reading the first two chapters, it seems like the side stories will focus on the high school life of our protagonist Sung Jinwoo (성진우) who has now returned back in time to when he was a kid.
As per Twitter user and reputable general anime news source @AniNewsAndFacts (ANF), the serialization of the Solo Leveling side-story will be a weekly one, matching the pace of the original series.
Fans of Solo Leveling are ecstatic about the comeback of the series. The announcement did come as a surprise to the fandom because Jang Sung-Rak, aka Dubu, one of the original two writers of the web novel and also the artist behind the webtoon, passed away last year.
The artwork in the Solo Leveling Side Story webtoon is being done by the disciples? of Jang Sung-Rak. The artist also left a note at the end of the 1st chapter of the side story (Chapter 180) saying that the artwork is dedicated to their leader, teacher, and pioneer of drawing, the late Jang Sung-Rak.
Let us know what are your thoughts about the new Solo Leveling Side Story in the comments below!
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