Solo Leveling Characters 2024

Solo Leveling: In a world where hunters human warriors who possess supernatural abilities must battle deadly monsters to protect mankind from certain annihilation, a notoriously weak hunter named Sung Jinwoo finds himself in a seemingly endless struggle for survival. 

One day, after narrowly surviving an overwhelmingly powerful double dungeon that nearly wipes out his entire party a mysterious program called the System chooses him as its sole player and in turn, gives him the extremely rare ability to level up in strength and turn anyone he kills into a loyal minion called a shadow. Sung Jinwoo then sets out on a journey as he fights against all kinds of enemies, both man and monster to discover the secrets of the dungeons and the true source of his powers.

Solo Leveling Characters

Sung Jin-woo:

Sung Jinwoo Picture

Voiced by: Taito Ban (Japanese); Aleks Le (English)

Japanese name: Shun Mizushino (水篠 旬, Mizushino Shun)

Sung Jin-woo (Korean: 성진우; RR: Seong Jin-u) is the main protagonist of the series. Originally an infamous weak E-Rank hunter, he gets the chance of a lifetime when he is selected as the Player of a magical program called the System and gains the unique ability to grow in strength without limit. By taking advantage of this new power offered to him by the System, Jinwoo eventually rises to become humanity’s greatest hunter, but also eventually finds himself to be a major player in a war that has been going on forever between the Rulers and the Monarchs, two groups of unbelievably powerful humanoids who have their agendas with mankind.

Yoo Jin-ho:

Yoo Jinwoo

Voiced by: Genta Nakamura (Japanese); Justin Briner(English)

Japanese name: Kenta Morobishi (諸菱 賢太, Morobishi Kenta)

Yoo Jin-ho (Korean: 유진호; RR: Yu Jin-ho) is a Korean D-Rank Hunter and Jinwoo’s best friend. He comes from a very wealthy family and eventually becomes the vice chairman of Jinwoo’s guild after he impresses the latter with his sense of loyalty and commitment. Jinho also shares a brother-like relationship with Jinwoo, because he is estranged from his biological brother and tends to dress up in very fancy and expensive armour that he usually buys from foreign manufacturers, which serves as a prominent running gag throughout the series.

Sung Jin-ah:

Sung jinha

Voiced by: Haruna Mikawa (Japanese); Rebecca Wang (English)

Japanese name: Aoi Mizushino (水篠 葵, Mizushino Aoi)Sung Jinah (Korean: 성진아; RR: Seong Jin-a) is Jinwoo’s younger sister. Unlike her brother, she is not a hunter and is a student in high school.

Park Kyung-Hye:

Park Kyung Hye

Park Kyung-hye (Korean: 박경혜; RR: Bak Gyeong-hye) is Jinwoo and Jinah’s mother. Four years before the events of the main storyline, she suddenly became ill with Eternal Slumber, an incurable and magically induced sleeping disorder, and fell into a coma soon after, forcing Jinwoo to take over as the breadwinner of the family in her place. However, about four years later, Jinwoo was able to cure her condition and wake her up by using a rare potion he crafted while training with the System.

Lee Joo-hee:

Lee Joo hee

Voiced by: Rina Honnizumi (Japanese); Dani Chambers (English)
Japanese name: Eri Mizuki (観月 絵里, Mizuki Eri)
Lee Joohee (Korean: 이주희; RR: I Ju-hui) is a Korean B-Rank hunter who specializes in healing magic and one of Jinwoo’s old friends during his days as an E-Rank Hunter. Although she survives the double dungeon alongside Jinwoo, she is left shell-shocked by the experience and ultimately retires after failing to overcome the mental trauma she suffered from the incident.

Cha Hae-in:

Cha Hae in

Voiced by: Reina Ueda (Japanese); Michelle Rojas (English)
Japanese name: Shizuku Kousaka (向坂 雫, Kōsaka Shizuku)
Cha Hae-In (Korean: 차해인) is a Korean S-Rank Hunter who specializes in swordsmanship and is the only female S-Rank in the country. She has a rare condition that causes other hunters to smell foul to her and eventually develops romantic feelings for Jinwoo after witnessing him in action and discovering that he is the only hunter she has ever met who smells nice to her.

Sung Il-hwan:

Sung Il hwan

Sung Il-Hwan (Korean: 성일환; RR: Seong Il-hwan) was a Korean S-Rank Hunter, Kyung-Hye’s husband, and Jinwoo and Jinah’s father. Ten years before the events of the main storyline, he suddenly disappeared inside a dungeon while on a raid, leaving his family to presume him dead.

However, about a decade later, he returned to the human world to aid his son in the coming war against the Monarchs and was eventually revealed to be a Rulers’ vessel, one of the seven humans chosen by the Rulers to serve them as their hosts. Although Il-Hwan ultimately succeeded in his mission, he ended up exerting far more power than his body could handle in his last battle with the Monarchs and consequently died afterwards in his son’s arms, with Jinwoo unable to do anything to save him.

Go Gun-hee:

Go Gun Hee

Voiced by: Banjō Ginga] (Japanese); Kent Williams (English)
Japanese name: Kyoomi Gotou (後藤 清臣, Gotō Kyoomi)
Go Gunhee (Korean: 고건희; RR: Gu Geon-hui) was a Korean S-Rank Hunter and the Chairman of the Korean Hunters’ Association, the government agency responsible for overseeing all the hunters, gates, and guilds active within Korea. Although he was later revealed to be a Rulers’ vessel, he suffered from a variety of health problems due to his old age, preventing him from using his powers to their maximum output, and was ultimately killed by the Monarchs in battle.

Thomas Andre:

Thomas Andre

Thomas Andre (Korean: 토마스 안드레; RR: Tomaseu Andeure) is one of the strongest hunters in America and one of the five National Level Hunters, ranking 1st in the world. He is also a Rulers’ vessel and is nicknamed the Goliath due to his large build and immense superhuman strength. He later befriends Jinwoo after the latter defeats him in a fight and gives him Kamish’s Wrath, the strongest magical weapon in the world, as a gift.

Liu Zhigang:

Liu Zhigang

Liu Zhigang (Korean: 류즈캉; RR: Ryu Jeu-kang) is the strongest hunter in China and one of the five National Level Hunters, ranking 2nd in the world. He is also a ruler’s vessel and was the strongest hunter in Asia until Jinwoo surpassed him in power. He later becomes on good terms with Jinwoo when they meet each other for the first time during the annual guild conference.

Christopher Reed:

Christopher Reed

Christopher Reed (Korean: 크리스토퍼 리드; RR: Keuriseutopeo Rideu) was one of the strongest hunters in America and one of the five National Level Hunters, ranking 3rd in the world. He was also a ruler’s vessel and the first of the seven to be killed by the Monarchs.

Siddharth Bachchan:

Siddharth Bachchan

Siddharth Bachchan (Korean: 싯다르트 밧찬; RR: Sitdareuteu Batchan) is the strongest hunter in India and one of the five National Level Hunters, ranking 4th in the world. He is also a Rulers’ vessel and the only one of the seven to never make a physical appearance in the webtoon.

Goto Ryuji:

Goto Ryuji

Goto Ryuji (Korean: 고토 류지; RR: Goto Ryuji) was the strongest hunter in Japan. Even though he was a small fry compared to the National Level Hunters, Goto was very egotistical and had a callous disregard for human life. His hubris ultimately cost him his life when he was later killed in one hit by a powerful monster called the Ant King during a raid on the Jeju Island S-Rank Gate.

Hwang Dong-soo:

Hwang Dong soo

Hwang Dongsoo (Korean: 황동수; RR: Hwang Dong-su) was a Korean S-Rank Hunter based in America who attempted to kill Jinwoo after learning that the latter was responsible for the death of his older brother. He was eventually killed by Jinwoo himself after making the mistake of abducting and brutally torturing Jinho for information on the circumstances of his brother’s murder. Following his death, he became one of Jinwoo’s shadow soldiers.

Lennart Niermann:

Lennart Niermann

Lennart Niermann (Korean: 레나트 니어만; RR: Renateu Nieoman) is the strongest hunter in Germany, ranking 12th in the world. Despite being the best in his homeland, Lennart is not particularly arrogant and has a strong sense of duty towards the cause, as displayed when he is willing to use himself as bait to save Thomas from getting killed by the Monarchs.



Ashburn (Korean: 아스본; RR: Aseubon) is the King of the Dead and the Monarch of Shadows. He is also the strongest Ruler and the Greatest Fragment of Brilliant Light. After spending aeons fighting in the ancient war between the Rulers and the Monarchs, Ashborn grew weary of the ceaseless violence, leading him to eventually chose Jinwoo as his host in hopes of ending the bloodshed once and for all.

When Jinwoo is later killed by the Monarchs, Ashborn appears in the flesh to save him and gives Jinwoo a detailed explanation of his past. After transferring the rest of his powers to Jinwoo and bringing him back to life, Ashborn goes into eternal sleep and allows Jinwoo to take his place as the Shadow Monarch.



Antares (Korean: 안타레스; RR: Anteoreseu) was the King of Dragons and the Monarch of Destruction. He was also the strongest Monarch and the final antagonist of Solo Leveling. After Jinwoo killed three other Monarchs, Antares invaded the human world to draw him out and finish him off. However, despite his best efforts, he ultimately failed to achieve his ambitions and was killed by the Rulers.

Baek Yoon-ho:

Baek Yoon ho

Voiced by: Hiroki Tōchi (Japanese); Christopher Sabat (English)
Japanese name: Taiga Shirakawa (白川 大虎, Shirakawa Taiga)
Baek Yoon-ho (Korean: 백윤호) is a Korean S-Rank hunter who specializes in transformation magic and the Guild Master of the White Tiger Guild.

Choi Jong-in:

Choi Jong in

Voiced by: Daisuke Hirakawa (Japanese); Ian Sinclair (English)
Japanese name: Shin Mogami (最上 真, Mogami Shin)
Choi Jong-In (Korean: 최종인) is a Korean S-Rank Hunter who specializes in fire magic and is the Guild Master of the Hunters Guild.

Woo Jin-Chul:

Woo Jin-Chul

Voiced by: Makoto Furukawa (Japanese); SungWon Cho (English)
Japanese name: Akira Inukai (犬飼 晃, Inukai Akira)
Woo Jin-chul (Korean: 우진철) is a Korean A-Rank Hunter and the Chairman of the Korean Hunters Association. Before the death of Go Gunhee, the previous Chairman, he was the Chief Inspector of the Korean Hunters Association’s Surveillance Team.



The Rulers (Korean: 지배자들; RR: Jibaejadeul), also called the Fragments of Brilliant Light, are an ancient race of winged humanoids who aim to protect the human race from being annihilated by the Monarchs. Although they have noble ambitions, they are willing to use morally questionable methods to achieve them and are indirectly responsible for the millions of human lives lost ever since monsters first began using gates to cross over to the human world. The Rulers also heavily resemble angels in appearance and are able to use a form of telekinesis unique to themselves called Ruler’s Authority.



The Monarchs (Korean: 군주; RR: Gunju) are an ancient race of monsters who seek to wipe out the human race for their ends, making them the primary antagonists of the series. As a result, they have a cruel disregard for life and are generally very arrogant towards those they find inferior to themselves, especially humans. The Monarchs also each govern a different race of monsters and take after the race that they rule over in appearance.


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