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?
What was the Anime: Bofuri about?
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 expected 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 was heard by 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 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, according to the announcement made on January 9, 2021, 2022 has been set for the anime’s new season release date officially. As of June 24, 2022, there is still no information yet on what date the anime will air.
The official announcement doesn’t include a month or a day yet, but the half of the year is already completed. The fact that a trailer and release date has not yet been shared raises concerns about a postponement, but there is no official delay announcement and it still seems to be set for 2022. We are almost certain that the anime will not air in the summer season, but the new season may start in October with many other anime in that period. If we do not see a clear statement towards October, we think that the new season may extend to 2023. Stay tuned for official updates.
Bofuri Light Novel
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 light novel series is still ongoing, which is good news as this anime is, in a way, a manga and light novel commercial. The only first 4 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.
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The popularity of the anime
The anime is ranked 437th on Myanimelist’s popularity rankings. We can say that it is a good ranking compared to other popular animes. However, it looks like the anime needs more viewers. It currently has an average search volume on Google searches and is followed by 69k people on Twitter. In general, we see that animes under 100k followers have difficulties in the approval of the new season. From this point of view, we think that the anime should make good use of the second season’s opportunity to reach more audiences. Otherwise, it may not be renewed for more seasons. The best thing to do as the fans is to recommend Bofuri to your loved ones.
Funimation or any anime-related company has not released the official second-season trailer yet. 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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