Crunchyroll Unveils Solo Leveling, Tomo-chan Is a Girl! Anime
posted on by Bamboo Dong
It's been over a decade since the sudden appearance of the "gates"—the paths that connect our world with a different dimension. Since then, certain humans have awakened to supernatural powers. We call these individuals "hunters." Hunters make their living by using their powers to conquer dungeons inside the gates. In this world of tough customers, the low-ranked hunter Jinwoo Sung is known as "the weakest hunter of all mankind." One day, Jinwoo gets fatally injured when he runs into high-rank double dungeons hidden within a low-rank dungeon. Just then, a mysterious quest window appears in front of him. On the verge of death, Jinwoo decides to accept the quest and starts leveling up... while the others aren't.
Shunsuke Nakashige (Mother of the Goddess' Dormitory) is directing the anime series at A-1 Pictures, and Noboru Kimura (Gundam Build Divers, Nyaruko: Crawling with Love!) is the head writer. Tomoko Sudo (Alice in Borderland, Fragtime) is designing the characters, and Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan, Blue Exorcist, Kill la Kill , Mobile Suit Gundam UC) is composing the music. Crunchyroll will stream the anime outside of Asia next year.
Boyish high school girl Tomo Aizawa finally manages to tell her childhood friend Jun that she's got a crush on him. Unfortunately, her confession goes right over his head—he didn't even realize she was a girl until middle school, and even now, Jun still thinks of her as a bro! How can Tomo-chan possibly convince him otherwise and win Jun's heart?
The voice cast members are:
- Rie Takahashi as Tomo Aizawa (in Japanese)
- Lexi Nieto as Tomo Aizawa (in English)
- Kaito Ishikawa as Junichiro Kubota (in Japanese)
- Sally Amaki as Carol Olston (in Japanese and English)
- Rina Hidaka as Misuzu Gundo (in Japanese)
Hitoshi Namba is directing the anime at Lay-duce with assistant director Noriko Hashimoto. Megumi Shimizu (Banished From The Heroes' Party, My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!) is serving as the head writer, and Shiori Hiraiwa is designing the characters. Masaru Yokoyama (Horimiya, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, 2019's Fruits Basket) is composing the music. Crunchyroll will stream the anime next January.
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Sources: Crunchyroll's Anime Expo industry panel, press release
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