Bofuri or with its full name, “BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense.“, is an action-adventure anime series that was first released in the winter of 2020. The anime is also known in some countries with its original title, “Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu“. The series is an adaptation of a light novel written by Yuumikan and illustrated by Koin. Created by the Japanese animation studio Silver Link (also animated beloved animes Chivalry of a Failed Knight and Masamune Kun No Revenge), BOFURI originally aired on AT-X, ABC, Tokyo MX, TVA, BS11, on January 8, 2020. After the weekly airing of 12 episodes, it made the season finale on March 25, 2020, to March 25, 2020. The Funimation licensed anime made a worldwide impact also after being aired on Hulu TV. Now fans around the world are wondering that will there be a second season of the series? When will it be released?
Kaede Honjou begins playing the VRMMO game New World Online after receiving an invitation from her friend Risa Shiromine. Kaede, who has no knowledge of the game, is wasting all his points on defense. As a result, he cannot do magic, and his movements are slow. It even gets beaten by rabbits. However, it gains a one-shot killing ability called “Absolute Defense”, as it maximizes defensive points. With this venomous ability that nullifies all attacks, the rookie Kaede embarks on various adventures, disrupting the order.
What is expecting in season 2 of Bofuri?
In Bofuri’s second season, we will be watching Maple’s adventures in more detail. He will transform into a new shield member in the online game. We will be witnessing Maple’s character development in the next season. The previous season ended with curiosity and excitement. The next season will be full of challenges for Maple. Maple will need to learn new skills, including tentacles, to deal with these new challenges.
Will there be a second season of BOFURI?
The good news for the fans is that there will be a second season of BOFURI, the anime has been renewed. Renewal news came with the Funimation announcement just after the first season of the series was completed. The next season of the series is expected to consist of 12 episodes again and broadcast weekly. An official renewal tweet was also published by the Bofuri team on Twitter.
When is the second season of the anime?
Good to hear that the anime has been renewed for the new season. The key visual, where Maple and Sally were seen, was also shared with the date announcement of the second season. However, the most important topic for the fans is when they will be able to watch it. Although the series team cannot give an exact release date for the new season, we know that it will not be published in 2021. According to the announcement made on January 9, 2021, 2022 has been set for the anime’s new season release date officially. As of September 27, 2021, there is still no information yet on when the anime will air in 2022. The official announcement doesn’t include a month and a day yet, but we’ll learn more details as we get closer to the date. Some predictions point to the summer of 2022.
Bofuri Season 2
2022 (Summer Expected)
Popularity on Mynanimelist
Popularity on Social Media
Popularity on Google Searches
Success in Disc Sales
Above Average Reviews (7.56 on MA, 7.5 on IMDb)
Above Average Popularirty
Enough Light Novel Source Material Availability
Big Distributor as Hulu
No Best Seller Manga
Average Disc Sales
Bofuri manga series
As we mentioned at the beginning of our article, the anime is adapted from a light novel written by Yuumikan and illustrated by Koin. Originally published in Japan by Fujimi Shobo, the series is also available in English, thanks to Yen Press. The light novel, which started broadcasting on September 8, 2017, reached a total of 12 volumes, with the volume published on August 10, 2021. The series is still ongoing, which is good news as this anime is, in a way, a manga commercial. The only first four volumes were adapted into the anime in the first season, and there is enough source material available for more than two seasons. If everything goes well, it is possible to see the third season after the second season.
Is there a released trailer for season 2?
Funimation has not released the official second-season trailer so far. Although there are some fan-made trailers, these are not real of course. A trailer containing hints from the new season will be released in the coming months. Stay tuned for updates.
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