Bofuri Season 2 returns as the gaming adventure continue; let’s Level Up!
The crossover of gaming and anime has always given us popular shows in recent times. The fantasy of creating characters, upgrading weapons, and interacting with friends is more fun in reality than behind a keyboard. Thanks to technology, these fantasies are possible with concepts like VRMMORPG.
Bofuri: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense, or just Bofuri is the latest anime to bring this crossover on screen. Written by Yuumikan and created by Silver Link Studios, Bofuri follows the adventure of Maple in the VRMMORPG game New World Online.
Kaede Honjō is requested by her friend Risa Shiramine to try out the game New World Online. She enters the game under the alias Maple and maxes out her defense stats while compromising her Speed and Attack.
With her unique stat distribution, Maple must find creative ways to beat different bosses and level up simultaneously. How she makes friends and fights against other guilds is the central plot of Bofuri.
Bofuri season one was one of the hits in the pandemic release. Since season one ended, expectations for Bofuri Season 2 have been high and exciting.
Fortunately, we have some good news for the show fans, so let’s jump in and find out all the details regarding Bofuri season 2.
What is the Bofuri Season 2 Release Date?
According to Bofuri’s Twitter tweet on 9th January 2021, the show has officially been renewed for a second season. This confirmation came on the first anniversary of the show.
Bofuri Season 2 Released date is yet to be confirmed, but we got a Trailer on the JP anime YouTube channel on the 19th of May 2022, which mentioned the show would premier sometime in 2022.
Season one ran from 8th January 2020 till 25th March 2020, and the official announcement for renewal came within a few months of the ending, which was a pleasant surprise for the fans.
If we were to hunch a guess, expect Bofuri anime Season 2 to come out in the winter slate, i.e., late 2022.
Bofuri season one comprises 12 episodes; we expect Bofuri Season 2 to have 12 episodes as well.
Bofuri anime is rated 7.5/10 and ranked #1471 with 418k members on MyAnimeList.
Bofuri Season 2 Plot
Bofuri’s final episode, “Defence and Bonds,” saw the Maple Tree Guild take on the Sword Guild’s Order in a fight to steal each other’s orbs. Maple is left with one HP and is battling Payne, who is dealing heavy blows to her defense.
She manages to withstand his attacks and invokes her Atrocity form. Payne finds her new form too much to handle as he is beaten easily. Maple Tree guild finishes in third place, and Maple attracts stronger characters and guilds after seeing her power.
The episode ends with both Flame Emperor and Holy Sword guild congratulating Maple Tree and watching back the highlights of their battle in celebration.
Bofuri Season 2 has yet to release any storyline, but that doesn’t stop us from expecting new things. Firstly, we hope there are more monster companions like we did with the fox and turtle in season one, and this adds more depth and dynamism to the character.
Maple Tree Guild already looks overpowered with all bases covered from Defence, Attack, and Speed. But the guild size is still small, so we do expect that more members will join Maple tree to make it stronger.
There were many new competitions in Bofuri season one, and Bofuri season 2 should follow the same suit. Fans would like to see characters brawling out in different environments like underwater or against even more frightening monsters.
Despite the overpowered MC trope, Maple has a new form, making her an absolute beast. Bofuri season 2 should give new forms to Sally and Kasume, who are equally strong characters. This would eventually mean Maple guild will be a force to reckon with after acquiring the new abilities.
Although the Bofuri characters are in virtual reality, it will be interesting to see how they are in real life. Fans would like to know how much character alteration is from the online game to the real world.
Finally, Bofuri Season one had Maple undefeated as the show’s overall tone felt inconsequential. We expect Bofuri Season 2 to increase the stakes, such as losing could result in a time-out at the base.
Maple s’ defeat is also expected as an overpowered MC can make the show repetitive. This is very important in character development and keeping the interest maintained throughout the season.
Bofuri Light Novel and Manga Catchup
Bofuri anime is based on the light novel written by Yummikan and illustrated by Koin. It has been published on the Shosetsuka ni Naro website since 2016, and there have been more than 60 million views. As a result, the novel has been imprinted by Kadokawa Books since 8th September 2017.
Bofuri light novel has released 13 volumes as of 10th March 2022, and only four volumes have been anime adapted as Bofuri season one.
Bofuri manga was first released on 24th November 2018 in Comp Ace magazine in Japan, while The English version was released on 4th May 2021.
Bofuri season 2 will look to adopt a minimum of four volumes, which means there is more than enough light novel content for the new season.
The light novel is rated 7.5/10 and ranked #2442 with 2.7k members on MyAnimeList.
Bofuri Season 2 Cast, Character, and Crew
The directors of Bofuri are Shin Oonuma and Mirai Minato. Fuhimikho Shimo scripts the show, and the music is composed by Tarao Masuda.
Bofuri characters and their voice actors will reprise their roles for season two, for which you can find the details below:
|Christmas Rose||Jun Inoue|
Bofuri Season 2 has a lot of hype, and fans eagerly wait for it to come back. The journey of Maple and her friends should be fun as a whole adventure awaits.