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.
The highly anticipated second season of the popular anime series, BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense, has finally started airing. Fans of the show have been eagerly waiting for its return since the first season ended in 2020. The new season picks up where the first season left off and promises to deliver even more action, adventure, and humor.
BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense follows the story of Kaede Honjou, a novice gamer who creates a character named Maple in a virtual reality game called NewWorld Online. However, instead of going for a balanced character build, Maple decides to maximize her defense, making her practically invincible. As she embarks on her adventures, she encounters various challenges, battles monsters, and makes new friends.
The second season of BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense premiered on January 11, 2022, and as of February 28, 2023, six episodes have been aired. Fans are excited to see what new adventures await Maple and her friends in the upcoming episodes.
UPDATE : BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense. Season 2 Episode 7 has been delayed due to COVID. The new air date will be March 8, 2023 by the creators later.
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:
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.