Solo Leveling is a popular manhwa that has introduced many manga and anime fans to the world of manhwas. The series is so successful that a game and an anime adaptation will be released in 2023. The story of Solo Leveling revolves around Sung Jinwoo, a hunter who gains the ability to level up his power by slaying monsters after a tragic incident in the Dungeon wipes out his entire team. Fans of the series are constantly searching for similar action manhwas that feature an overpowered main character and great art. Here are the top 10 best manga/manhwa like Solo Leveling that you will surely enjoy reading.
1. Tomb Raider King
Tomb Raider King is a manhwa that shares a similar concept to Solo Leveling. Strange tombs have emerged all over the world, each containing a relic that grants its owner powerful abilities. Jooheon Suh, a tomb explorer and raider, finds himself betrayed by his employer and almost dies at the hands of a powerful new relic. Suddenly, he is transported 15 years in the past before the relics and tombs even appeared. Motivated by his feelings of revenge, Jooheon uses his knowledge of the future to become the Tomb Raider King. The art style of the manhwa is almost the same as Solo Leveling, which is not surprising since the artists behind Solo Leveling also worked on this series.
2. The Lone Spellcaster
The Lone Spellcaster is a manhwa that features a weak protagonist who suddenly gains powers unlike any other and slowly rises to the top. The world is under threat from monsters, and only the chosen Awakened humans can defeat them. However, for ordinary office worker Dohyeok Park, who is more concerned about landing a business deal, it’s a far cry from reality. One day, when Dohyeok’s path crosses a monster outbreak, he somehow manifests powers as a rare and powerful Awakened. With his new abilities, will Dohyeok find that he has what it takes to survive?
3. Return of the Disaster-Class Hero
Redice studio has started serializing Return of the Disaster-Class Hero, a manhwa that has similarities to Solo Leveling. This new series has comedy, action, and a powerful main character ready for revenge. With similar art styles and a main character that can almost match Jin-Woo in arrogance, fans of Solo Leveling will surely love this series. During a raid on the tower of the devil, the legendary hero and 13th member of the 12 Saints, Lee Gun, dies, sacrificing himself for humanity. Instead, he was betrayed by one of the 12 Saints and trapped at the bottom of the tower, surrounded by thousands of regenerating monsters. Now, 20 years later, Lee Gun is finally free and out for revenge.
4. The Advanced Player of the Tutorial Tower
The Advanced Player of the Tutorial Tower is a manhwa that has everything that Solo Leveling has and more rolled into one! With the main character following almost the exact path of Sung Jin-Woo, along with some funny shenanigans on the side, this series will have you reading on and on. Hyeonu Kim, after being trapped for 12 years in a tower full of regenerating monsters, is more powerful than any human or monster on Earth. Now that he’s free, he’s determined to find out who was behind his imprisonment, even if that means he has to kill hordes of monsters and inadvertently save the world along the way.
5. The Gamer
The Gamer is a manhwa that follows the life of Jihan Han, a high school student who suddenly gains the ability to perceive everything as if it were a game. With his new ability, Jihan must navigate his way through a world where everyone else seems to be playing by different rules. He must learn to use his newfound powers to survive, and to become stronger than anyone else in the game.
6. The Beginning After the End
The Beginning After the End is a manhwa that has been gaining popularity in recent years, and for good reason. It follows the story of a powerful king who, after being betrayed and killed by his own court, finds himself reincarnated as a baby in another world. In this new world, the king must start from scratch and build his way up to the top once again. With his memories of his past life intact, the king sets out to become even more powerful than he was before, and to exact revenge on those who wronged him.
7. Second Life Ranker
Second Life Ranker is a thrilling manhwa that is perfect for fans of Solo Leveling. The story follows the life of Yeon-woo, a man who, after his brother’s death, enters a game that his brother had been playing before his passing. In this game, Yeon-woo must complete a series of challenges and climb his way up the ranks to become the strongest player in the game. Along the way, he discovers that his brother may have been more involved in the game than he initially thought, and that there may be a greater purpose to his journey than just becoming the best player.
8. Mercenary Enrollment
Mercenary Enrollment, is set in a world that’s almost entirely different from Solo Leveling’s monster-ridden world. However, with that said if you are a fan of action, drama, and just an overall amazing story then this manhwa is for you! Check out the synopsis below! At the age of eight, Ijin Yu lost his parents in a plane crash and became stranded in a foreign country, forced to become a child mercenary in order to stay alive. He returns home ten years later to be reunited with his remaining family in Korea, where food and shelter are plenty and everything seems peaceful. But Ijin will soon learn that life as a teenager is a whole other feat of survival. And with his past life catching up to him things will only be harder. Can he survive a year of high school? Or rather, will the school be able to survive him?
9. Dungeon Reset
Dungeon Reset is a great option for readers who enjoy the adventure and comedic elements of Sung Jin-Woo’s well-known story. Although it starts off like a typical dungeon or tower manhwa, the series distinguishes itself quickly with the peculiar circumstances surrounding the main characters. While it may not amaze readers, it will undoubtedly make them laugh hysterically as it gradually builds up its plot. When the dungeon restarts, the main character, Jung-Dawoon, known as “the bug,” seeks a way out of his perpetual prison with simple skills and a powerful weapon that he possesses.
10. Player Who Can’t Level Up
As the title implies, Player Who Can’t Level Up follows a weak main character who suddenly gains power. This plotline is similar to that of Solo Leveling and has become quite popular in the genre. The series hits all the right notes and is a perfect substitute for Solo Leveling fans. Gigyu Kim became a player at the age of 18 and believed that he was on his way to success by climbing “the tower” and shutting “the gates.” However, despite completing the tutorial, he remained at level 1. Despite killing a goblin every day for five years, he remained at level 1, and no one knew such a player existed.
If you’re a fan of action manhwa and are looking for something similar to Solo Leveling, then the above-mentioned manhwa are definitely worth checking out. Each one has its own unique story and characters, but they all share similarities with Solo Leveling in terms of plot, art style, and themes. Whether you’re looking for a new series to read after finishing Solo Leveling, or are just starting out in the world of manhwa, these ten titles are sure to provide hours of entertainment and excitement. Let us know in the comments if you have any suggestions. Enjoy!
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