Solo Leveling Episode 8 has been delayed

Anthony McGlynn
Sung Jinwoo in Solo Leveling

Solo Leveling is taking a small break after Episode 7, with the follow-up to Sung Jinwoo’s fight with Cerberus actually being a jumping on point for many viewers.

Solo Leveling has truly become one of the hits of the spring season. Following an E-class hero who suddenly gets the ability to move up through the ranks in a world where humans raid dungeons like an MMORPG, the anime garnered a strong fandom within just a few episodes.

In Episode 7 of the anime show, we saw Sung Jinwoo take on one of his greatest challenges yet in Cerberus, the three-headed dog, here guarding a dungeon that lasts 100 floors.

It ended in an unexpected away, and, sadly, fans will have to wait to see what’s coming next.

Solo Leveling Episode 8 is being replaced by a recap

Solo Leveling Episode 7.5 will run on February 24, 2024. It’s a recap that covers events so far with narration. Solo Leveling Episode 8 will then arrive on March 2, 2024.

This was revealed on the official X (formerly Twitter) account, and some viewers aren’t happy. “Another A1 recap episode,” said one user. “Worst news I’ve heard all week,” added another.

“The famous Aniplex recap strikes once again,” says a highly voted comment on Reddit. Distributor Aniplex has a habit of rolling out recaps, with shows such as 86 and Mashle: Magic and Muscles both getting mid-season montage episodes.

Frustrating though this may be, there are good reasons for such practice. Anime production works to hard deadlines, and creating a week’s breathing space can give the entire crew time to make sure we get the best quality possible. This allows for possible delays due to events and holidays happening in Japan.

Specifically for Solo Leveling, another possible reason is Taito Ban, the voice actor behind protagonist Sung Jinwoo, contracting Covid-19. He confirmed on X that he was ill on February 13, and presumably he took a break from recording his lines to rest his voice.

Whatever the case, we have a little bit longer to wait before Solo Leveling returns. Why not check out the best anime like Solo Leveling in the meantime?

About The Author

Anthony is the Senior Anime Writer at Dexerto. He has over a decade's experience covering games and pop culture for outlets such as Variety, IGN, Den of Geek, PCGamesN, PCGamer, The Digital Fix, and many more. He loves horror, sci-fi, heavy metal, Studio Ghibli, and The Muppets. He enjoys pro wrestling too, but don't hold that against him. You can find him at: