Bofuri, or “BOFURI: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense.” to give it its full name, is an action-adventure anime series that came out for the first time in the winter of 2020.
Some countries also call it “Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu,” its original name. The show is based on a light novel that was written by Yuumikan and drawn by Koin.
BOFURI was made by the Japanese animation studio Silver Link, which also made the popular animes Chivalry of a Failed Knight and Masamune Kun No Revenge. It first aired on January 8, 2020, on AT-X, ABC, Tokyo MX, TVA, and BS11.
After being shown on Hulu TV, the anime that Funimation licensed had an impact worldwide. After 12 episodes were delivered each week, the season ended on March 25, 2020. Fans worldwide want to know if there will be a second show season. When will it come out?
Will Bofuri Have a Second Season?
The good news for fans of BOFURI is that the anime has been renewed for a second season. After the show's first season was over, Funimation announced that there would be a second season.
The following season of the show will likely also have 12 episodes and air once a week. The Bofuri team also sent out an official tweet about the renewal.
What Was the Anime: Bofuri About?
After getting an invite from her friend Risa Shiromine, Kaede Honjou starts playing the VRMMO game New World Online. Since Kaede doesn't know how to play, he's wasting all of his points on defense. Because of this, he can't do magic and moves slowly.
Even rabbits can do better. As it gets more defensive points, it receives an “Absolute Defense” skill that lets it kill an enemy in one hit. With this poisonous ability that stops all attacks, Kaede, who is just starting, goes on many adventures that mess up the order.
What is Expected in Season 2 of Bofuri?
In the second season of Bofuri, we will learn more about Maple's adventures. In the following season, we'll see how Maple's personality changes. In the online game, he will transform into a new shield member.
The end of the last season made people curious and excited. Maple will face a lot of problems in the coming season. To deal with these new problems, Maple will need to learn new skills, like how to use tentacles.
Who is in Bofuri's Second Season?
In the Japanese dub of the Bofuri anime, Maple is voiced by Kaede Hondo. In the English dub, Megan Shipman plays the part. If the anime returns for a second season, we expect them to play the same roles again.
Here is a list of possible English voice actors for the second season.
- Jas Saxton is Risa
- Megan Shipman is Kaede
- Kasumi: Tia Linn Ballard
- Monica Rial as Dorazou
- Anthony Bowling is Kuromu
- Sara Ragsdale as May
- Sonny Strait as Administrator
- Lindsay Siedel as Frederica
- Luci Christian is the Administrator
- Ben Phillips is the Administrator
- Kaedo Hondo as Administrator
- Caitlin Glas as Iz
- Mike Farland is Dread
- David Wald is the Administrator
- Kylie Stewart is the Administrator
Expected Release Date
It's good to hear that the anime will have a new season. The critical image, which showed Maple and Sally, was also shown when the second season was announced. But the most important thing for fans is to know when they can watch it.
Even though the team behind the show can't say precisely when the new season will come out, an announcement made on January 9, 2021, says that the new season will come out in 2022. As of August 2022, we still don't know when the anime will come out.
The official announcement hasn't said what month or day it will be, but it's already been six months. There have been rumors of a delay because there hasn't been a trailer or a date for the movie's release. However, there hasn't been an official announcement of a delay, and it still seems to be coming out in 2022.
We're pretty sure the anime won't air in the summer, but the new season might start in October when much other anime do. If we don't hear anything clear by October, we think the new season could go on until 2023. Keep an eye out for official news.
The Popularity of the Anime
The anime is 437th on the list of how popular it is on Myanimelist. Compared to other popular anime, this is a good ranking. However, it looks like the anime needs more viewers.
It has an average number of Google searches, and 69k people follow it on Twitter. Generally, animes with less than 100,000 fans have trouble getting the new season approved.
From this point of view, we think the anime's second season should be used well to reach more people. If not, the show might not be picked up for more seasons. The best thing for fans is to tell their friends and family about Bofuri.
Is There a Trailer for Season 2 Out Yet?
The official trailer for the second season has not been released by Funimation or any other company that deals with anime. Even though fans make some trailers, these are not real. A trailer will come out in the coming months with hints about the new season. Keep an eye out for news.