On Saturday, February 17, 2024, fans of Solo Leveling were surprised to find out that Episode 8 was delayed for a mid-season recap episode. The news was shared on the official X account, formerly known as Twitter, at around 10:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time.
Season Length Speculation
The delay of Episode 8 has sparked speculation about the length of the first season. Some fans were expecting a two-cour season, but with the recap episode coming between the 7th and 8th episodes, it seems like the first season might only be a single cour.
Disappointment and Hope
While fans may be disappointed by the potential shorter season, there is still hope that the series will continue to deliver exciting content. The recap episode could serve as a refresher for fans before diving into the action-packed second half of the season.
Solo Leveling has been one of the most popular anime of the Winter 2024 season. Despite the delay, fans are expressing patience and gratitude for the series. This shows just how much fans are enjoying the adaptation so far.
About Solo Leveling
Solo Leveling Episode 8 is part of the television anime adaptation of the original webtoon series by author Chugong and illustrator Jang Sung-rak (Dubu). The series premiered in Japan on January 7, 2024, and is produced by A-1 Pictures. Crunchyroll has been streaming the series internationally.
Future of the Series
The original webtoon series started in March 2018 and ended in December 2021. A spin-off called Solo Leveling: Ragnarok is currently in production and will be released in webtoon format later in 2024.