The BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense Season 2 anime will take Maple to the following degree; actually! Pic credit score: Studio Silver Link

The BOFURI Season 2 launch date shall be in January 2023, the Winter 2023 anime season.

The 2nd season may have 12 episodes in whole launched as three BOFURI Season 2 Blu-Ray/DVD volumes.

The BOFURI Season 2 OP (opening) music theme music “Kono Tate ni, Kakuremasu.” shall be carried out by Afilia Saga, whereas the ED (ending) music “Step for Joy” shall be carried out by FRAM.

The announcement of the time-frame was made by a brand new BOFURI Season 2 trailer on September 20, 2022.

BOFURI Season 2 PV trailer 1.
BOFURI: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense Season 2 key visualOn October 6, 2022, a brand new key visible was launched for BOFURI Season 2. Pic credit score: Studio Silver Link

The BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense Season 2 anime may have Maple (Kaede Honjo) and Sally (Risa Shiramine) taking over large-scale monsters, sport bugs, and new friendships.

The BOFURI Season 2 launch date was apparently delayed. On January 9, 2021, the primary anniversary of the anime’s TV broadcast was celebrated by asserting that the BOFURI Season 2 anime TV present could be popping out in 2022.

Official sources didn’t present any clarification for why the premiere was pushed again to 2023.

BOFURI 2The 2022 BOFURI Season 2 announcement was accompanied by a brand new visible. Pic credit score: BOFURI Official Website

On September 20, 2022, it was confirmed that animation studio Silver Link is returning to provide BOFURI Season 2. The firm is finest recognized for anime like The Misfit of Demon King Academy, Masamune-kun no Revenge, Strike The Blood, and Strike Witches.

In 2021, Silver Link additionally launched Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World, My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya Movie, The Dungeon of Black Company, The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat, and The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!

Some of Silver Link’s tasks have been renewed for sequels in 2023. The Misfit of Demon King Academy Season 2 launch date is in 2023. The My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! film launch date can also be in 2023 (My Next Life as a Villainess Season 3 hasn’t been introduced but). The Our Last Crusade Or The Rise Of A New World Season 2 launch date can also be in 2023. The Masamune-kun no Revenge Season 2 launch date can also be in 2023.

The first season was helmed by director Shin Oonuma and Mirai Minato. For the second season solely Mr. Oonuma is returning.

Character designer Kazuya Hirata is as soon as once more serving as chief animation director, whereas Koin is credited for the unique character design. Hotota Hiroyuki can also be listed as a chief animation director

Writer Fumihiko Shimo (finest recognized for the Clannad anime) is as soon as once more offering the collection composition. Composer Taro Masuda shall be creating the music at manufacturing firm MAGES.

The first season featured the OP “Kyukyoku Unbalance” as carried out by Afilia Saga, and the ED “Play The World” as carried out by Riko Sasaki.

New episodes can be found on Crunchyroll and Hulu. The BOFURI English dub was streaming on FUNimation however ever for the reason that acquisition by Sony the episodes have shifted over to Sony. Therefore, it’s possible that the BOFURI Season 2 English dub shall be produced by Crunchyroll.

The first season’s finale, BOFURI Episode 12, aired on March 25, 2020.

BOFURI Season 2 Anime AnnouncementThe BOFURI Season 2 anime was introduced on the ending of Episode 12. Pic credit score: Silver Link

  • Updated December 16, 2022: BOFURI Season 2 episode whole confirmed by BD/DVD.
  • Updated November 10, 2022: Added BOFURI Season 2 OP/ED music artists and songs.
  • Updated September 20, 2022: BOFURI Season 2 launch date delayed to Winter 2023. Added trailer and new gentle novel/manga information.
  • Updated January 9, 2021: Added BOFURI 2022 announcement.
  • Updated October 19, 2020: Added BOFURI Volume 11 launch date and canopy artwork.
  • Updated October 12, 2020: BOFURI English translation of sunshine novels confirmed by Yen Press.
  • Updated March 25, 2020: BOFURI Season 2 anime manufacturing confirmed!

This article supplies every part that’s recognized about BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense Season 2 (Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu Season 2) and all associated information. As such, this text shall be up to date over time with information, rumors, and evaluation. Meanwhile, let’s delve down into what is understood for sure.

Why was the BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense Season 2 launch date delayed to January 2023?

As of the final replace, Silver Link or any firm associated to the manufacturing of the BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense anime has not formally confirmed the precise BOFURI Season 2 launch date. However, the BOFURI sequel has been confirmed to be popping out in January 2023.

Once the information is formally confirmed this text shall be up to date with the related data.

In the previous, Kadokawa has been fairly fast to resume an anime collection if it’s in style sufficient. The Japanese writer has vowed to launch no less than one new isekai anime per season since such anime collection have offered a great proportion of their income.

While technically not an isekai, BOFURI might be in style sufficient that Maple and Sally discover themselves featured in Isekai Quartet Season 3, which has already featured cameos by Cautious Hero’s Seiya and Ristarte.

Anime productions are scheduled out years upfront and plenty of anime studios are booked stable. In the second half of 2022, studio Silver Link was engaged on anime variations for gentle novels The Greatest Demon Lord Is Reborn as a Typical Nobody and manga like When Will Ayumu Make His Move? and The Maid I Hired Recently Is Mysterious.

Considering that the BOFURI Season 2 announcement occurred in January 2021, it’s doable the second season of the BOFURI anime may have come out in 2022 however was delayed by unexpected circumstances.

Perhaps it was COVID? Perhaps the producer felt that the manufacturing schedule wanted extra time? Perhaps there have been sudden scheduling conflicts with different tasks? We don’t know the actual cause though it’s most likely finest that it was delayed to maintain up the animation high quality degree.

BOFURI manga, gentle novel collection in comparison with the anime

The story for the anime collection relies on the Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu gentle novel collection by author Yuumikan and illustrator Koin. As of August 10, 2022, the BOFURI gentle novel adaptation was as much as Volume 14.

The lengthy title is formally translated by FUNimation as BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense, however the title can also be typically translated into English as I Hate Getting Hurt, So I Put All My Skill Points Into Defense.

Fans jokingly discuss with the collection as Shield Hero Online, Maple’s Story, or Shield Heroine. So, it’s not too stunning {that a} collaboration occasion with The Rising Of The Shield Hero anime collection shall be held on the BOFURI sport on smartphones.

The official web site states that the collection had offered over 700,000 copies as of December 6, 2019. By December 2021, the circulation was as much as 1.6 million copies.

The gentle novel collection revealed by Kadokawa is itself primarily based on the BOFURI internet novel that started being written in 2016 on the user-generated novel publishing web site Shosetsuka ni Naro.

BOFURI I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense Volume 11The particular version cowl artwork for BOFURI Volume 11. Pic credit score: Koin

Starting in May 2018, illustrator Jiro Oimoto started adapting the story into the BOFURI manga collection. Serialized in Kadokawa Shoten’s Monthly Comp Ace journal, the BOFURI manga was as much as Volume 6 as of August 26, 2022.

In October 2020, an official English translation of the BOFURI gentle novels was introduced by Yen Press. The English books have been as much as Volume 8 as of February 21, 2023.

The BOFURI manga’s English translation was additionally introduced by North American writer Yen Press. The English manga was as much as Volume 5 as of October 18, 2022.

BOFURI I Don't Want to Get Hurt so I'll Max Out My Defense Light Novel vs Manga Art ComparisonThe BOFURI gentle novels and manga have their very own distinct artwork model and character designs compared to the anime. Pic credit score: Koin, Jiro Oimoto

Have you ever performed an MMO the place boss rooms are simply randomly strewn throughout the map with hordes of protecting minions nowhere in sight? No? Then perhaps you perceive why some gentle novel and manga readers are criticizing the anime.

Maple might transfer slower than a turtle, however the anime adaptation is zipping via the sunshine novels and manga at an Arifureta-like tempo (see our article on the Arifureta Season 2 anime, which has been confirmed). While the characterization in BOFURI’s story nonetheless feels proper, the issue is that in later episodes dungeons are now not dungeons anymore.

Exploration has just about gone out the window in favor of highlighting main moments like boss battles. Normal enemies like goblins (manga Chapter 9), indignant yeti, birds, and clone battles (manga Chapter 13) are skipped completely.

This is fairly odd since Maple and Sally are in a position to casually seek for gold cash with out having to combat creature mobs or different teams of suspicious gamers throughout their mountain climb. Instead of being an energetic world, the second occasion, the treasure hunt, virtually feels empty… Maple actually has to stumble right into a hidden gap in the midst of a grassy subject quite than by following enemies to discover a staircase hidden by mirage magic.

Not solely do the dungeons now not make sense in MMO phrases, however even the hunt for the Super Speed ability was rendered nonsensical. Originally, to realize the velocity ability, Sally accomplished a time assault problem on her personal with a view to shock Maple, however within the anime, this quest’s objective was mixed with Sally’s worry of ghosts (manga Chapter 10). But how does receiving a speed-based ability connect with therapeutic a person in a basement?

Plus, the anime skipped a aspect story (manga Chapter 8) that Maple undertook with Iz the blacksmith to assemble supplies wanted for the Snow White protect. The dessert-eating scene was included, however not how the women determined to spend all their cash consuming sweets because it’s unattainable to get fats in an MMO.

In later episodes, the boss fights in opposition to the large squid, Predator and Machine God was shortened and the combat in opposition to evil Sally and evil Maple was skipped. Some occasions have been reordered with a view to hold the story circulation going.

The quests by the Maple Tree guild members to realize crucial expertise earlier than the guild struggle fourth occasion have been shortly summarized. Many different moments have been restricted to nonetheless screenshots as a part of a montage sequence.

BOFURI Maple Sally StatsThe BOFURI manga spends a variety of time discussing the stats and MMO sport mechanics, however not almost as a lot as the sunshine novel collection or internet novel. Pic credit score: Jiro Oimoto

Besides the skipped content material, earlier chapters have been tailored in full minus the MMO clarification about min-maxing. In truth, just about all of the prolonged dialogue about MMO stats, gadgets, and sport design mechanics has been minimalized within the anime’s script. That means anime-only audiences gained’t perceive precisely how Maple is breaking the sport and why the sport devs are just about: (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

For instance, the Machine God potential sacrifices the character’s present gear in trade for terribly sturdy mecha armaments. Normally, this ability could be thought-about a final resort since this ability would destroy a participant’s armor, however Maple’s armor set is an excellent uncommon merchandise negates that disadvantage by auto repairing. Plus, on high of that, each time she makes use of Machine God her armor comes again stronger as a result of its Destruction Growth potential, thus making Machine God stupidly OP.

Similarly, the anime didn’t clarify why Maple wanted new armor for her Angel type. It’s not simply coloration coordination, Maple wanted an HP enhance offered by the brand new armor for the reason that Angel type sacrifices HP with a view to present the world of impact (AoE) potential defending her guild members.

Still, the anime does get throughout the purpose that Maple is a strolling absurdity on this sport world. At the ending of every episode, the anime hints that Maple is producing buzz on bulletin boards and chat rooms. (In Episode 8, some poor rando laments being zapped to dying Kazuma-style by a stray vitality beam from Maple’s Machine God combat.)

The manga and light-weight novels present these discussions in additional element, together with how high gamers in New World Online have come to adore her clueless but moe savagery. Even the sport developer admins are commonly speaking about Maple breaking the sport, however that is solely proven briefly within the anime.

BOFURI Anime Machine God Maple MechIn the manga and light-weight novels, it’s defined why Maple’s Machine God is the last word trump card, however within the anime, we simply know she seems superior going pew-pew with OP mecha lasers (technically, she began with bullets and missiles within the books, however that’s nitpicking at this level). Pic credit score: Studio Nexus

On the optimistic aspect, studio Silver Link fantastically animated these boss battles. When CGI is used throughout motion scenes it seems nice.

Condensing content material is unavoidable when adapting a lightweight novel collection into an anime so arguably Silver Link has put the main focus the place it must be: character growth and letting these cute ladies showcase their personalities with unconventional gaming.

It’s additionally fairly apparent that the anime’s writers have been speedrunning via the content material with a view to attain the very best stopping level: the guild struggle occasion and Maple’s combat in opposition to Payne.

Maple might have monstrous expertise, however Payne is the primary participant and he’s getting buffed by his whole celebration simply to take down Maple. Of course, he didn’t but learn about Maple’s Atrocity potential aka Mapzilla.

BOFURI Anime Characters Twins May YuiThe twins, May and Yui, have been launched means earlier within the anime compared to the sunshine novels and internet novel. Pic credit score: Silver Link (BOFURI Episode 3)

Note: This article was up to date after BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense Episode 12 aired in Japan.

In the net novel, the combat between Payne and Maple began in Chapter 118. Chapter 122 was when Atrocity Maple “helped” Mii and the Flame Emperors. The subsequent a number of chapters detailed how multi-Mapzilla stomped all around the guild occasion. The Maple Tree celebration with the opposite guilds occurred in Chapter 127.

All in all, BOFURI Episode 12 discovered an ending within the Maple Tree guild battle of sunshine novel Volume 4. That’s excellent news since this stopping level leaves loads of gentle novel supply materials for the BOFURI Season 2 anime.

The dangerous information is that the anime adaptation has already surpassed the BOFURI manga collection. The ending of BOFURI Episode 4 corresponded to the primary half of manga Chapter 13 (the anime skipped the battles in opposition to the pretend duplicates of Maple and Sally). BOFURI Episode 5 tailored Chapter 14 of Volume 3, which launched the BOFURI character Kasumi.

Since new BOFURI manga chapters are revealed month-to-month it is going to possible take years earlier than the manga catches up with the story occasions of the BOFURI Season 2 anime.

Unfortunately, English-only readers wishing to learn forward of the anime shall be restricted to studying fan translations of the net novel. It’s really useful to start out with Chapter 129.

BOFURI Volume 8 Light Novel Art Maple TentaclesBOFURI: the tragic story of how a younger lady is corrupted by her quest for energy and reworked into an Eldritch abomination. Just kidding, however the BOFURI Season 2 anime actually may have Maple consuming yet one more monster with a view to acquire tentacles. Girl has an iron abdomen. Pic credit score: Koin (BOFURI Volume 8 Light Novel)

Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu Season 2 spoilers (plot abstract/synopsis)

Note: Spoilers for BOFURI Season 2 assume that the story will decide up with Volume 5.

The final time we watched Maple and Sally, the women had defeated the 2 main guilds. This act earned the Maple Tree guild a variety of respect and now Maple has an opportunity to spend time with every guild grasp.

In truth, Maple will go on an journey with these guild masters on the following degree of New World Online, which opens a month a half later. But how does this VIT-centric moe participant look within the eyes of the strongest gamers within the sport?

Level 6 of the sport incorporates horrific areas the place demons roam. Cooperating with these highly effective guild masters reminds Maple of a selected anomaly that she has run into. And when she works on accumulating supplies with Sally in an sudden but “environment friendly” method Maple manages to trigger a sport bug.

Poor sport admins, at all times making an attempt to remain one step forward of Maple! And she’s at all times making an attempt to determine new methods to make issues attention-grabbing.

For a brand new sport occasion, Maple proposes going it alone with two different pals in addition to Sally. Maple desires to offer Sally an opportunity to benefit from the earlier ranges. Besides being separated from her regular ally, Maple additionally makes issues attention-grabbing by selecting the best issue!

Speaking of issue, degree 7 is when the monsters turn out to be massive scale. Maple must purchase new expertise, together with tentacles, with a view to tackle these new challenges.

Unfortunately, anime followers must wait till the BOFURI Season 2 launch date to observe what occurs subsequent. Stay tuned!

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