Itai no wa Iya nanode Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu.

BOFURI: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense.

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Synonyms: I hate being in pain, so I think I'll make a full defense build., I Hate Getting Hurt, So I Put All My Skill Points Into Defense
Japanese: 痛いのは嫌なので防御力に極振りしたいと思います。
English: BOFURI: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense.
German: Bofuri: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2020 to Mar 25, 2020
Premiered: Winter 2020
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 22:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Theme: Video GameVideo Game
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.551 (scored by 277737277,737 users)
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Ranked: #15632
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Popularity: #409
Members: 497,371
Favorites: 3,558

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The fantasy, OP main characters that become OP by obtaining ridiculous new skills.  
report Recommended by timewellspent
-Both animes are about a character who seems weak, but turned out to be extremely OP and everyone are shocked -Both animes are about the main character going into a VR MMORPG game, all characters are loli -Both animes give out same vibes, very relaxing, light-hearted, and fun to watch -Gains new powers every time they beat a character -Builds a community from scratch 
report Recommended by iNinjeek
Comedic isekai slice of life with an airhead protagonist that focus on how they slowly grow their family/guild. 
report Recommended by HalRyder
Set in MMORPG/MMORPG-like world, the main character specializes in shield class with abilities specialized for defense. They keep gaining new skills by fighting and fullfiling hidden requirements. Just be warned that one is moe and the other one is angst. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
Both series feature girls playing VRMMOs with accidentally broken min-maxed characters. They socialize in the game and engage in droup PvP events heavily relying on unconventional tactics, with fun interactions coming ahead of common sense. 
report Recommended by jabo_nogaems
Both feature cute, overpowered girls in fantasy RPG-like settings. BOFURI takes place inside a video game and Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne is all in reality (reality for the show anyway, it's in a fantasy setting), but they have similar vibes. If you like one, you'll likely enjoy the other! 
report Recommended by elzbach
Both based on a virtual reality world where there are events and monsters to defeat! Fun to watch animes and great stories outside of the action. 
report Recommended by Kong38
Both protagonists dive into a game world and go on adventures. They meet new friends, fight in competitions, and get new skills. They try and balance their real life and game life as they start spending more time in the game world compared to the real world. One is a female protagonist while the other is a male protagonist. 
report Recommended by MagicFlier
- They both come from the real world, and they go in a fantasy world (Isekai) - The main characters are both very powerful - The universes take place in a "game" - The main characters come from a guild - Fantasy anime 
report Recommended by Arukami
Both series contain a premise in a game world - in the case of "Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu" it is the matter of a VR world that the users can log out of whereas "Log Horizon" sets the premise that the game world users are in are locked inside. They have similar premise but the premise isn't exactly the same - as mentioned above. The character palette is also noticeably different between each series - in the case of "Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu" the main character is a female  read more 
report Recommended by ST63LTH
Both are MMO-themed fantasy/comedy series that mostly focus their comedy around how ridiculously OP the MC gets, while they play off their outlandish feats as just being normal. 
report Recommended by FinalReality56
action-comedy type anime Main character is a girl. where more than one char. is transported to another world(in bofuri as a player) Isekai Genre. I love how they are overpowered and defend against players/characters. both have more skill than other characters when they are fighting is more thrilling. Kumo desu ga, Nani ka? is ongoing but I think they merge with comedy is unique and fun to watch. how character is careless sometimes but high serious while fighting. 
report Recommended by asinime
Over......power which doesn't make sense . And there's comedy that's unexpected! 
report Recommended by shiranaidk
Similar style of anime, both very much focused on comedy and filled with memes and stupidity 
report Recommended by ConPin
Both mc's get overpowered skills, which they use to fight people in order to protect their friends. 
report Recommended by veravv
-both are relaxing -both MCs is in another world -both MCs is the center of attention -both anime have a fantasy theme  
report Recommended by NeonMUM
Funny premises on both animes with both of the main protagonist just guiding through their journey and its just pure comedy! 
report Recommended by mashacool
"Bofuri: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense" is exactly what the title says. A cute girl starts a VRMMORPG with her friend, but she only skills her defense and starts breaking the game. Everyone that liked the Isekai, Comedy, Action parts in Princess Connect! Re: Dive will probably also enjoy Maple's cute adventure. 
report Recommended by Sendura
They both have similar traits but are a bit different if you want a more layed back anime fairy tale is a good chose, but if you want something more serious than soul eater is a good chose. 
report Recommended by Oni_ChanPost
isekai anime, is a bit similar and very good in my opinion. 
report Recommended by rsoikis
Cute high school girls doing cute things. One involves an after school band club and one involves an all powerful immortal god being in a incomprehensibly unbalanced video game but they give off a similar vibe. If you like one you will probably like the other. 
report Recommended by Cornycows
As I watch this, I keep being reminded of Maple. Maple had the overwhelming desire not to die and broke the game. You will enjoy it. :) Fans of Maple will love this character. 
report Recommended by wiseleo
Cute girls doing cute battle things - and winning through some untraditional, amusing tactics 
report Recommended by abystoma2
Both have a characters that prefer a shield in adventure both have comedy one has a little more then the other 
report Recommended by AkatsukiUlquiora
You want a good LN adaption with a female protagonist? This is for you. 
report Recommended by ninryu
Both of them have no plots at all. They have good memes and cute characters but that's all. Both of the series are full of nonsenses and characters can do whatever they want. They both have OP female main protagonists that can do anything and make the others seem useless. 
report Recommended by AnibonOfficial
- W H O L E S O M E - pure, precious MC. Everyone loves her. A lil dense. Just like bakarina - hilarious, and you're rooting for the MC like every other character in the show - no romance or isekai, but set in a fantasy rpg game world! Has a lot of fun elements of being in a virtual fantasy world, and also deals with magic 
report Recommended by egggtarte
Both are comedic fantasy anime that follow overpowered female protagonists who are feared by most who know them, and have a party of capable supporters. The main difference is that Slayers is set in an actual fantasy world, whereas Bofuri is set within an MMO. 
report Recommended by FinalReality56
Lacking the idol element, this anime is lighthearted and colourful with enjoyable characters and also includes the fantasy elements you see in Lapis Re:LiGHTs . 
report Recommended by littleminxx
both are isekai although Bofuri a VRMMORPG but most of the story take place in game so it almost like a true isekai both have overpowered mc that keep getting overpowered and are to oblivious to really notes maple (Bofuri) by putting every start stat point into vitality (defense along with become a great shielder class that boost vitality) along with her unorthodox play style like letting a cute bunny monster attack for an hour without striking back or falling asleep in a monster filled woods (this is slightly different in the print version) or try to solo a boss at very low level and  read more 
report Recommended by Paladin23
both are shows slices of life about cute girls doing cute things in a fantasy setting bofuri is more like an isekai where the girls go into a videogame and has a bit more of action while in endro they live on that world. both have their fair share of comedy but overall are wholesome colorful and lighthearted shows 
report Recommended by abyss_will
Both are light MMO anime that follow a pair friends as they dive into a VRMMO, make new friends to form a guild, and partake in in-game events to gain prestige for their guilds. While Build Divers and Bofuri may seem very different because one is a mecha MMO and the other is fantasy, both of the in-game worlds and communities have similar friendly vibes. 
report Recommended by FinalReality56
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