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Solo Leveling artist Jang "Dubu" Sung-rak dies due to illness

Dubu, who had been struggling with chronic health issues, passed away on July 23. His funeral was kept private by family.

By: Nicole S. Castro on July 25, 2022 at 20:34 PHT

Solo Leveling artist and Redice Studio CEO Jang "Dubu" Sung-rak has died due to cerebral hemorrhage.

©Solo Leveling PROJECT

Redice Studio announced the news today on its official Twitter account. Below is their official statement.

Dubu passed away on July 23, 2022 due to a cerebral hemorrhage while suffering from a chronic illness. The funeral was kept private as this was the wish of the bereaved family.

Dubu is most famous for being the illustrator of the webtoon adaptation of Chu-gong’s web novel, Solo Leveling. As of writing, the webtoon’s Kakao page has accumulated over 48 million views. The webtoon published its final chapter on Dec. 29, 2021, giving the series a total of 179 chapters.

The Japanese TV anime adaptation by A-1 Pictures is slated for release in 2023.

Source: Redice Studio official Twitter, One Esports




Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.


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