The Gate, a portal between the real world and the world of monsters opened 10 years before.
Ordinary people are made hunters and given the power to hunt the creatures
that crossed the threshold between worlds.
The central character, Sung Jin-Woo is a weak, E-rank hunter,
risking his life in the inferior dungeons.
One day, he finds himself trapped in a rare, superior difficulty and dangerous D-rank dungeon.
Sung Jin-Woo is theoretically finished
but somehow he manages to complete his trials in the dungeon and receives a strange power.
He is entrusted with a quest log, stats, inventory and levels only visible to him.
If he trains accordingly, he could level up and become one of the most powerful hunters.
Will he make it? What challenges pop up along the way?
Prepare to jump off your seat in this gripping tale of survival of the fittest.
Solo Leveling is a web novel written by the South Korean author Chugong.
It took off in popularity when it was serialized on the digital comic and fiction platform Kakao Page,
in 2016 and later published by D&C Media.
Since then, it was turned into a webtoon illustrated by Jang Sung-Rak (Dubu)
and is currently up to its third published volume.