In only leveling, Japan is depicted as an antagonist country. Most of the minor characters and villains in the novel and webtoon are shown as Japanese, and there are also some scenes where the series points out their culture. From the perspective of other readers, it doesn’t seem strange, but for the Japanese public, it is important. For them, their culture and history is the most important thing and to see that their characters have been demoted in a series will not please them. So, the generally accepted theory was that if you have to adapt only leveling, either its plot is changed a bit or Korean animators will have to work on it instead of Japanese ones. However, all these theories became obsolete when during the event Anime Expo it was announced that aniplex would be in charge of producing this adaptation project, with animation from the studios A-1 Pictures.
However, do not forget that Solo Leveling has an alternative version that is only marketed in Japan., in which the protagonist is changed to a Japanese man, the scene changes from South Korea to Japan, the traitors are no longer Japanese and become from a fictional nation, and the South Korean characters become Japanese. Will this be the version that will be adapted into the anime?
Of course, the announcement did not please some Japanese fans, who did not forget how Japan is represented in the story:
“Is Sony considering the risk of a storm of negative reviews from Japan? If it is not, it could become the seed of strange political disputes between the left and the right. Does that mean they are willing to get involved in the conflict?” “The people who signed petitions to encourage this should check themselves mentally. Would you normally do something like this? Who has signed a petition to make a Kimetsu no Yaiba anime? I’m too scared.” “There was a previous cartoon production that was canceled because the original author complained about China and Korea. This is how the animation industry has become.” “Those who know it know it, but the original story is anti-Japanese. The content is that the Japanese are the bad guys and that Japan is collapsing. For some reason the Japanese version has a Japanese lead, do you think they’ll get away with that? In any case, A-1 Pictures, the Sony subsidiary that decided to do this, doesn’t seem to understand what they’re doing. They must have done a good job of hiding the anti-Japanese part of the story, but they will surely laugh at the fact that the original webtoon is anti-Japanese and is popular abroad.” “I heard that it is based on an anti-Japanese story. -Japanese. I wonder what is the intention of A-1 Pictures in making an anime of such a thing in Japan. Well, I don’t care because I don’t watch this kind of anime.” “Piccoma is a Korean company. Lots of interesting stuff, but don’t forget and in moderation.”
Synopsis for Solo Leveling
Since a portal appeared that connects our world to another full of monsters and creatures of all kinds, some people have acquired powers and the ability to hunt them, obtaining the name of hunters. The protagonist, Sung Jin-woo, is the weakest of the E-rank hunters and barely stronger than a normal human. He is nicknamed by his fellow hunters as “the weakest”. One day, he and others find themselves trapped in an extremely dangerous dungeon, and only a few survive and manage to escape. Sung Jin-woo himself barely survives and is the only one to complete all the trials in this dungeon, becoming a “player”, now being able to see an interface that shows him quests, stats, inventory, shops and levels. Will he manage to level up to become the most powerful hunter? Font: Yaraon!
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