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Second Season of 'Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu.' Announced

by Vindstot
Mar 25, 5:36 PM | 24 Comments
A second season for the Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu. (BOFURI: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense.) television anime was announced at the end of its 12th and final episode on Thursday.

Synopsis
After an enthusiastic invitation from her friend, Kaede Honjou reluctantly agrees to try New World Online: a very popular VRMMO played by thousands of people across Japan. Naming her in-game character Maple, she sets out on her journey. As a complete novice to such games, she allocates all of her stat points into vitality, desiring to not get hurt. With not a single point in any other stat, Maple has extraordinarily high defense, but she can't move quickly or hit hard.

This doesn't end badly for her, however. Due to her high defense, Maple acquires overpowered skills such as Total Defense, Poison Immunity, and Devour. These skills, along with the incredibly powerful items she obtains, allow her to obliterate most enemies in a single hit. After only a few days of playing the game, Maple claims third place in a server-wide event, gaining a reputation as a player who is both unkillable and absurdly powerful.

Despite her overpowered character, Kaede has much to learn. As she progresses through the game, she meets new friends and acquaintances, helping her complete new levels and events. Through all of her adventures, she may even pick up some other crazy skills that exceed all expectations. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Shin Oonuma (Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku) and Mirai Minato (Masamune-kun no Revenge) co-directed the anime at Silver Link., with Fumihiko Shimo (Musaigen no Phantom World) handling the series composition. Kazuya Hirata (Sunohara-sou no Kanrinin-san) served as the character designer and chief animation director.

Voice actresses Kaede Hondo (Mirai no Mirai) and Ruriko Noguchi (Domestic na Kanojo) played the lead characters Maple and Sally, respectively. Funimation simulcast the show with subtitles as it aired in Japan, and also began streaming an English dub on January 22.

The anime series adapts Yuumikan's adventure comedy light novel, which they originally launched on the Shousetsuka ni Narou website in May 2016. Kadokawa began publishing the novel in September 2017, featuring artworks by Koin (Haiyore! Nyaruko-san). The ninth volume shipped on March 10. The light novel has over 700,000 copies of its volumes in print.

Jirou Oimoto began serializing a manga adaptation in Comp Ace magazine in May 2018. Kadokawa published the second volume on February 22.

Source: Funimation

Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu II on MAL

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Mar 28, 1:07 AM by tsubasalover

*reads*

....goddamit Silver Link.
You announced a S2 of this so fast while others are still waiting like Rakudai Kishi and C3.

Mar 27, 8:35 PM by StalkerFairy

WRRYYYY said:
Is it better than The Rising Of The Shield Hero?


Well it is somewhat similar with Tate no yusha in some sense, however, I assure you the anime is definitely NOT rip off, and it is SUPER WORTH IT for you to watch. Consider it as a relaxing isekai anime that makes you laugh, makes you excited, gets you all fired up.

ENJOY HAVE FUN :)

Mar 27, 3:09 PM by Tonwing

YEY YEY MAPLE!!!!! REALLY EXCITED TO SEE YOU GET STRONGER WITH A LOT OF NEW SKILLS!!!!!!!

Mar 27, 3:06 PM by Tonwing

Yes.... YES.... I would like to see moar of this isekai pattern from years onward...

Mar 27, 2:34 PM by _Ako_

WRRYYYY said:
Is it better than The Rising Of The Shield Hero?


tldr; i'd say its better but just because of personal reason. imo isekai doesnt suit serious plot too much. except for GATE which is awesome despite the serious plot. also the fighting scene in tate is so bad. even compared to bofuri.



that aside, i dont think bofuri deserves a second season because i think the story and char dev won't progress much. the main reason i started watching bofuri is how maple gets her skill in a hilarious way and how her max vit affect her in the game and causes her to survive by adapting. but halfway through the season, when the event started to pop out here and there, the focus moves away from that.

Mar 27, 3:03 AM by sora2eugene

cchigu said:
WRRYYYY said:
Is it better than The Rising Of The Shield Hero?
Haven't watched it but I can assure you that it is way better.


fucking lol dude, how can you say X is better then Y if you haven't even seen Y

Mar 27, 2:45 AM by xFSN_Archer

For me, this OP Animé is already good enough not to have another season. For me, I'm quite satisfied with the ending of the 1st Season, adding another one would make the 1st season trash imo.

When I say good, its only good and not very good and not great either. There are certain characters that didn't even have background stories where they came from and just added like its nothing happened. I really disliked that part of an Animation.

Btw. This thread is for BOFURI only, adding some references to other anime is unacceptable.

Mar 26, 4:00 PM by astralkill00

WRRYYYY said:
Is it better than The Rising Of The Shield Hero?


Tbh I disliked shield hero, its better if you read the light novel of it, anime's pretty boring imo. No real attachments or any great points to talk about, like the anime is trying its best to be generic, in a sense, playing it safe to accommodate the general public.

On the other hand, Maple and her story is different. Different from the usual I need to survive or im in deep shit "game" like animes, this one is heartwarming! Everytime Maple smile I can't help but smile as well! The anime will make you happy! I don't want to blabber too much, so do try it out and watch it, definitely won't regret!

Mar 26, 2:16 PM by Aruji-sama

WRRYYYY said:
Is it better than The Rising Of The Shield Hero?


You can compare to a game mode, Shield Hero is hard mode

While Bofuri is easy mode

In my opinion Shield Hero is more interesting than Bofuri

Mar 26, 3:13 AM by RedChrome

WRRYYYY said:
Is it better than The Rising Of The Shield Hero?


Well, it's a lot more fun than Shield Hero.

Since she put all of her status points in VIT for defense, she moved as slow a Maple in January. (lot of maple puns, including her character name being English for her real name) So what does a slow poke like Maple do to get around? She hops on her turtle and flies.

If you watch it, have your finger on the pause button to read what's going on in the chat room.

Mar 25, 11:47 PM by Swiggy1957

Just started watching the show and it's really wholesome and a nice chill watch, so it's cool to know more is on the way.

Mar 25, 11:35 PM by thebrentinator24

Certainly a surprise, but a welcome one!

Maple to grace us with her presence in another season, that’s definitely something to look forward to.

It’s a pleasure to see so many of these sequels getting green-lit immediately after the final episodes. I hope to see this trend continue for as long as possible.

Mar 25, 11:06 PM by _MushiRock11_

SEASON 2 ?
Yosha.......
i waiting

Mar 25, 10:58 PM by HoldMyHand

Anybody surprised this is getting a season renewal was not paying any attention. This has been clearly the most popular new anime of the season. The only question from people who only watch the anime should have been asking prior to this was "Is there enough material for a 2nd season?" Which there obviously is lol.

Mar 25, 9:23 PM by randumo24

Reanot said:
.......Yay? Dropped it at episode 6.


Good for you man but most people seemed to like this series

Mar 25, 8:58 PM by LoganMcClure21

WRRYYYY said:
Is it better than The Rising Of The Shield Hero?


Besides the shield part shield hero and this series are completely different but they are both very good

Mar 25, 8:58 PM by LoganMcClure21

WRRYYYY said:
Is it better than The Rising Of The Shield Hero?


No, Maple can't be dat tough like Naofumi.

Mar 25, 8:10 PM by Hrabia93

WRRYYYY said:
Is it better than The Rising Of The Shield Hero?
Haven't watched it but I can assure you that it is way better.

Mar 25, 8:07 PM by cchigu

Is it better than The Rising Of The Shield Hero?

Mar 25, 7:52 PM by WRRYYYY