BOFURI: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense Season 2 Confirmed for January 2023

We are pleased to hear that the premiere month of the second season of Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu (BOFURI: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense) has been confirmed!

Kadokawa has announced that BOFURI 2 will now premiere in January 2023. The official website BOFURI has already been changed to show the scheduled premiere date for the series. Kadokawa has also released its first promo video for the new season, along with the main cast and staff. (Source: ANN, Kadokawa Anime Twitter)

TV Anime "I Don't Want to Hurt, so I Want to Focus on Defense 2 PV 1st (BOFURI 2)

The promo video showcased many characters returning for the season, including Maple and her friends In Kaede no Ki (Maple Tree) Guild, as well as characters from other guilds such as Mii and her guild Entei no Kuni (Kingdom of the Flame Emperor), and Payne and his guild Tsudou Seikan (Order of the Holy Sword).


Based on a light novel by the same name, Kaede Honjou was invited by her gaming-loving friend Risa Shiramine to play a popular VRMMO called New World Online. She created her character, named it Maple, and started her adventure into New World Online. However, she decides to put all her stat points to vitality because she does not want to feel any pain. With no points to her other stats, Maple can't move quickly, can't learn magic, nor can she hit hard, but she gains high defense to the point that she gains powerful skills such as Total Defense and Poison Immunity. She soon earned herself the reputation of being an unkillable and powerful player. Playing as her overpowered player, Maple goes on adventures and meets new people in the world of VRMMO while probably gaining new and unexpected skills along the way.

The anime's second season will have Maple, and her friends in Maple Tree Guild go on even more adventures in New World Online. What kind of adventures will Maple and her friends go on this time?


The first promo video has shown that many of the cast from the first season will reprise their roles for the second season. The cast includes:

Kaede Hondo as Maple
Ruriko Noguchi as Sally
Satomi Arai as Kanade
Saori Hayami as Kasumi
Satomi Satou as Iz
Rina Satou as Mii
Nanaka Suwa as Yui
Ai Kakuma as May
Noriaki Sugiyama as Kuromu
Ayana Taketasu as Frederica
Kensho Ono as Payne

In addition to the cast, Shin Oonuma (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya) will be directing the series with Silver Link (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya) in charge of the animation production. Kazuya Hirata (When will Ayumu Make His Move?) will once again be in charge of character design for the season and Chief Animation Director alongside Hiroyuki Honda, while Taro Masuda will once again be in charge of composing the series music. (Source: ANN)

You can watch the first season of BOFURI on Crunchyroll, Hulu, and Funimation. Are you just as excited as we are for BOFURI? Better question, what skills do you think Maple will get this time around?

by Gerrymelyn “Lyn”