The second season of BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense is rescheduled to January 2023. The reasons for the delay were not disclosed. There are no announcements yet about the specific premiere date and time in January 2023. It was originally slated to arrive in 2022, as announced by the anime’s website last January 2021.
To make up for the delay, the 1st trailer for the 2nd season was released.
Watch the 1st trailer for 2nd season below:
The 1st trailer featured the different guilds in the setting of the anime: New World Online. The various main characters are part of such guilds: Maple Tree, Kingdom of the Flame Emperor, and the Order of the Holy Sword. These guilds exhibit extraordinary abilities based on their stat points and chosen skills.
The trailer also revealed the staff and returning cast members. SILVER LINK. is the animation producer. Kaede Hondo and Ruriko Noguchi will be reprising their roles as the main characters, Maple and Sally respectively. Shin Oonuma will still be the director of the 2nd season, as Taro Matsuda will return as the music composer.
See the announcing tweet below:
BOFURI Anime Season 1 Recap
The season 1 of BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense aired from January 8 to March 25, 2020 with 12 episodes. It premiered on selected Japanese broadcast channels: AT-X, Tokyo MX, TV Aichi, ABC TV, and BS 11. It also streamed on Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Hulu, Crunchyroll, and many more.
Season 1’s story is about Kaede Honjou, who is invited to join a massive multiplayer virtual reality game, “New World Online” by a very enthusiastic friend, Risa Shiromine. Kaede then named her character in-game as “Maple”, while Risa’s name is “Sally”. Maple did not have many experiences in games, so she feared being in pain. She spent her time maximizing her defense stats, neglecting her other stats.
Hence, while she remains invulnerable, she cannot move fast or inflict much damage on her opponents. But Maple’s high defense made her immune to poison, and eventually able to kill opponents in a single hit. She gained the reputation of someone who cannot be killed and is very powerful. Along the way, she made friends and embarked on many adventures. She can possibly pick up new skills too to make her stronger.
BOFURI Light Novel Background
Yumikan wrote BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense on Shousetsuka ni Narou! (Let’s Become Novelists!) website in 2016. The work is still being published there, with the latest update released recently in September 17, 2022.
BOFURI Manga Background
Jirou Oimoto is the manga creator of BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense. The manga serialization started on Kadokawa Shoten’s Comp Ace magazine in 2018. As of August 26, 2022, the 6th volume have been published.
Yen Press also acquired the license for the manga series to English, with the 1st volume releasing in 2021. In June 2022, 4 volumes of the manga are on sale. The upcoming 5th volume will be available in November 22, 2022.