Published on September 20th, 2022
On Tuesday, Kadokawa revealed the trailer for the second season of the BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense, also announcing that the series has been delayed to next year. The series was originally planned to return this year, but the new BOFURI season 2 release date is January 2023.
The first season of the series will be rebroadcast beginning October 6. The second season of the series will be directed by Shin Oonuma (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, WATAMOTE) at Silver Link studio. Character design will be done by Kazuya Hirata, the same as the first season. Fumihiko Shimo will be returning for the series composition.
Bofuri: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense is based on the light novels series, written by Yuumikan and illustrated by Koin. In 2016, the light novels began publication on the user-generated novel publishing website Shsetsuka ni Naro. Later, the series was acquired by Fujimi Shobo, who released the first light novel volume under their Kadokawa Books banner in September 2017. Fourteen light novel volumes have been released so far.
The light novels have also gotten a manga adaptation by Jirō Oimoto, who began publishing the manga in Kadokawa Shoten’s seinen manga magazine Comp Ace in May 2018. Yen Press has licensed manga and light novels for North America.
Silver Link studio picked up the light novels for an anime adaptation, and the first season was broadcasted between January to March 2020. Crunchyroll streamed the anime for North American fans.
The series follows the story of “Kaeda,” a high school girl who is invited by her classmate “Sally” to play a VRMMO (a virtual reality game). Kaeda dislikes games and also hates getting hurt. But at the request of Sally, she decides to give this game a go. She names her in-game character Maple and decides to boost all of her defensive stats to feel as less pain as possible. She does this to the point that she can now feel no pain and has become somewhat overpowered. Same overpowered theme, but in a game just like Sword Art OnlineWritten by Anime Senpai staff
Source: Press Release