Solo Leveling takes place in a world where dungeons suddenly open and monsters start crawling out. And to protect humanity against their monsters, several people awakened to become hunters. However, there is a catch level. Becoming stronger or rising through the ranks is almost impossible. There are cases where Hunters went through a second awakening, but that was rare.
This is where Sung Jin-Woo comes in. He is an E-Rank Hunter. He is the lowest of the low when it comes to Ranks. Since he has to pay for his mother’s hospital bills, he never buys anything to help him become a better hunter. He quickly became known as World’s Weakest Hunter since he always ended up injuring himself no matter how low-ranking dungeon he entered.
However, everything changed when he entered a special dungeon. A dungeon inside of a dungeon. He was able to solve the Dungeon’s riddle, but in the end, he sacrificed his life to save his party members. But his sacrifice was not in vain. By sacrificing himself, he gained the system, effectively turning him into a video game character who can get stronger by doing tasks.
Sung Jin-Woo is the only Hunter on the whole planet who can do it. Furthermore, he gained Kandiaru’s Blessing, which effectively makes him immortal. As long as he survive, he could even regrow severed limbs. He kept his new powers hidden from everyone and started leveling up alone. In his journey, he had to kill Monsters and Humans alike, but it was all for the Greater Good.
Solo Leveling Recap – What To Know Before Reading Chapter 196?
The main story of Solo Leveling has come to an end. Sung Jin-Woo defeated the Monarchs. When asked what he wanted as a reward, he asked to use the Cup of Reincarnation once more. With that, he went back in time. To the time he was in middle school. He defeated all the Monarchs before they even attacked. He became the shadow monarch and returned after 27 years.
Since time moves differently, it has only been two years back on Earth. A representative from the Envoy of Rulers came to congratulate him. However, they were worried about him. His presence was so strong that it was too much for the current world that had no mana. They suggested they put him in a different world. However, Sung Jin-Woo had other plans.
Now the protagonist is Sung Soo-Ho. He is a High Schooler. A portal suddenly opened in his classroom, and we walked in. He saw a corridor decorated with countless weapons. He can see the levels and abilities each weapon possessed, just like in a video game. Since knives are cliches he chooses something different—a pair of attack gauntlets.
As he is walking down the corridor, one of the armors attacks him. Soon all the armor comes alive and starts attacking him. However, he was able to mow through them with no effort whatsoever. He leveled up quite a lot and finally reached the Boss Room. He thought this too, would be a breeze, but that was not the case. He had died before he had a chance even to blink.
After dying a second time, he finally realized the gap in their abilities. He decides to focus on getting stronger. After leveling up to 70, he faced the Boss again. Even still, he was overwhelmed. He is pushing himself to the limit more and more, but the Shadow Knight is not even breaking a sweat. He has to come up with something fast, as this is his last and final chance.
Solo Leveling Spoilers – What To Expect From Chapter 196?
In Solo Leveling Chapter 196, we can see the remains of the fight between the Shadow Knight and Sung Soo-Ho. He was not close to winning the last time we saw him. He seemed to be struggling quite a bit. However, Soo-Ho is not losing heart. It is unclear what will happen if he loses for a 3rd time, but we can assume it’s nothing good. Maybe it’s a Penalty, or maybe it’s something more lethal.
Solo Leveling Chapter 196 Release Date
Solo Leveling Chapter 196 will be released on or around 28th April 2023. The list below might seem a little confusing but bear with me. I will help you navigate it. As you can see, the list is split based on major time zones of the world. The dates and times have already been adjusted for each specific time zone. Just pick out the time zone of your native country from the list.
- Pacific Daylight Time: 27th May 2023, Thursday, 8:00 AM.
- Central Daylight Time: 27th May 2023, Thursday, 10:00 AM.
- Eastern Daylight Time: 27th May 2023, Thursday, 11:00 AM.
- British Summer Time: 27th May 2023, Thursday, 4:00 PM.
- Central European Time: 27th May 2023, Thursday, 5:00 PM.
- Indian Standard Time: 27th May 2023, Thursday, 8:30 PM.
- Chinese Standard Time: 27th May 2023, Thursday, 11:00 PM.
- Singapore Standard Time: 27th May 2023, Thursday, 11:00 PM.
- Philippines Standard Time: 27th May 2023, Thursday, 11:00 PM.
- Japanese Standard Time: 28th May 2023, Friday, 12:00 AM.
- Korean Standard Time: 28th May 2023, Friday, 12:00 AM.
- Australia Central Daylight Time: 28th May 2023, Friday, 12:30 AM.
Where To Read Solo Leveling Chapter 196 Online?
You can read Solo Leveling Chapter 196 on Kakao Page as well as on Kakao Webtoon. Several chapters of the manhwa are available free of charge on the websites. However, if you want to gain access to all chapters, you will be required to make sufficient payment. You can purchase the in-store credits from Kakao.
Then you can freely exchange them for the chapters of your choosing. There is good news for all you Anime lovers out there. Solo Leveling is getting an anime adaptation. A-1 Studios has taken up Animation Production and is backed by both Crunchyroll and Aniplex. You can find out more on the Official Website.
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