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BOFURI: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, So I'll Max Out My Defense. Anime Season 2 to Air in 2022

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Announced in live net special to mark anime's 1st anniversary

"Maple and Sally's Defense Specialization and Live Special," the net special marking the first anniversary of the BOFURI: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense. anime's premiere, announced on Saturday that the second season will premiere as a television anime in 2022.

The anime of Yuumikan's Itai no wa Iya nano de Bōgyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu. novels premiered in Japan on January 8, 2020. Funimation streamed the first season as it aired in Japan. The company also streamed an English dub.

The novels' story centers on Kaede Honjō, who is invited by her friend Risa Shiramine to play a virtual reality MMO game with her. While Kaede doesn't dislike games, what she really, truly dislikes is being in pain. She creates a character named Maple, and decides to put all her points in VIT to minimize pain. As a result, she moves slowly, can't use magic, and even a rabbit can get the best of her. But as it turns out, she acquires a skill known as "Absolute Defense" as a result of her pumping points into VIT, as well as a "Counter Skill" that works against special moves. Now, with her ability to nullify all damage, she goes on adventures.

Shin Oonuma (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, WATAMOTE) and Mirai Minato (Masamune-kun's Revenge, Sunohara-Sō no Kanrinin-san) directed the first season at SILVER LINK. Fumihiko Shimo (Anima Yell!, New Game!) was in charge of series composition. Kazuya Hirata (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, Sunohara-Sō no Kanrinin-san) designed the characters and served as chief animation director.

Yuumikan began serializing the story on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō (Let's Become Novelists) website in 2016, and is still releasing chapters of the story on the site. Kadokawa began releasing the story in print novel form with art by Koin in September 2017.

Jirō Oimoto launched a manga adaptation in Kadokawa's Comp Ace magazine in May 2018.

Source: Maple and Sally's Defense Specialization and Live Special stream

Update: New visual added.


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