BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense Review

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Bofuri I Don’t Want To Get Hurt, So I Will Max Out My Defense (Credits: Crunchyroll)

Bofuri: I don’t want to get hurt, so I will max out my defense. Is a Japanese anime tv series based on the light novel written by Fumiko Shimo and published by Shosetsuka ni Naro? The series is produced and animated by silver link studios, and it was released on January 8, 2020, which is released in the original Japanese broadcast.

It started streaming on the muse Asia YouTube channel with a sub-language, and Crunchyroll has licensed the series and was simul dubbed season 1. For season 2, the series will release the dubbed version of Crunchyroll in 2023.

Shin Sonoma and Mirai Minato, and the Kazuya Hirata design of the characters direct the series. The first season has 12 episodes aired from January to march 2020, and the second season from January 11, 2023, to be present on Tokyo MX, ABC, and TVA in the original Japanese language. The simul-dubb version is available on Crunchyroll and Muse Asia YouTube.

Bofuri I Don’t Want To Get Hurt, So I Will Max Out My Defense
Maple tree guild members Credits: Crunchyroll

Silver link studios have the best animation and design for past series like isekai and demon animes, which are getting hyped. In this Bofuri series, the production and the direction of the studios will make the anime characters the most unique and extraordinary in the anime series.

The series has a total number of 12 in season 1, and season 2 was released on  January 11, 2023, with 19 episodes in season 2, respectively. The average running time of each episode is 23 minutes. Crunchyroll and muse Asia have the license for the series.


Bofuri I Don’t Want To Get Hurt, So I Will Max Out My Defense
Maple/Kaede Honje Credits: Crunchyroll

Maple, the main protagonist in the series, doesn’t want to fight and get hurt and plays the online game VRMMO “new world.” She has black and red half-sized armor with a powerful shield in her hands. She has brown and black half-hair and brown eyes. She always wants to improve her defense so she will not get hurt in the game.

She earns many points in the game and spends all the points to acquire defense. She is the guild master for the maple tree guild, one of the strongest guilds in the new world game. Kaede Hondo is the voice actor for the series in  Japanese, and Megan Shipman is the voice actor in English languages.

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Bofuri I Don’t Want To Get Hurt, So I Will Max Out My Defense
Sally/Risha Shiramine Credits: Crunchyroll

Sally is also one of the main characters in the series maple tree guild; she is real life friend, and they play together in the new world. She has golden and brown eyes with long brown hair, which is said as a ponytail. She wears a long blue coat with shorts and black shoes. She is one of the people making the maple tree guild.

Her ability is a high offense with speed and strength. She has great knowledge about the games, and she won several trophies in games and placed them in her room in the real world. Her real name is Risha Shiramine, and she is a pro player in the games. Ruriko Noguchi is the voice actress in Japanese, and Jad  Saxton is the voice actress in English.

Bofuri I Don’t Want To Get Hurt, So I Will Max Out My Defense
Bofuri: maple guild all characters Credits: Crunchyroll

In the maple tree guild, Kasumi, Kanade, Kuromu, Iz, Mai, Yui, Syrup, and Oboro are the others. There are rookies and talented players in the guild. In this syrup is a turtle which maple got as a reward in the game.

Other guilds are also present, which is one of the most powerful and talented players. Order of the Holy Sword and Flame Emperor is One of the guilds with powerful players and guild masters. The characters gave life to the game life. With power full and unique skills, the nature of the characters gets hyped with new episodes.

The voice actors gave an important role by giving the best voice, and the characters got huge fans in both Japanese and English. The voice actors give life to the characters in the game. Here are the other characters’ voice actors as follows:

  • Kasumi: Saori Hayami (Japanese); Tia Ballard (English)
  • Kanade: Satomi Arai (Japanese); Brittney Karbowski (English)
  • Kuromu: Noriaki Sugiyama (Japanese); Anthony Bowling (English)
  • Iz: Satomi Satō (Japanese); Caitlin Glass (English)
  • Mai: Ai Kakuma (Japanese); Sara Ragsdale (English)
  • Syrup: Miyuri Shimabukuro (Japanese); Natalie Hoover (English)
  • Mai: Ai Kakuma (Japanese); Sara Ragsdale (English)
  • Oboro: Akiha Matsui (Japanese); Samantha Herek (English)

The animation and the characters’ design are considered the best in gaming life, with the most effective skills and the characters’ costumes. The individual nature of the characters helped the anime with more interesting. As the characters in the game increase their power level, the Design making of the new skills and fighting gives the fans a unique gaming environment.


Bofuri: I don’t want to get hurt, so max out my difference in the online Gaming series where all the players compete to gain skills and powers in a virtual reality online game called VRMMORPG.Kaede Honjō is The main female protagonist. Her friend Risha Shiramine asked to join the game and create a guild called maple tree, and she made her user name maple and her friend sally.

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Bofuri I Don’t Want To Get Hurt, So I Will Max Out My Defiance
Maple became the goddess. Credits: Crunchyroll

She always doesn’t want to fight in the game, so she always uses a shield as the most powerful weapon against the opponent. she completes the tasks and earns points. She spends all her points buying defense armor and weapons, which are powerful and unique defense armor. She travels around in the game with the maple tree guild, consisting of 10 members who are joined along the journey.

Their Guild is One of the most powerful and talented guilds, and the guild members have unique skills with different attributes. She is the guild master for their guild. They travel, complete the tasks, and strengthen their defense in the virtual reality game.

She doesn’t need any attacks because she can easily defeat the enemy with her defense. Her intelligence and skills in the game made her and the guild win every fight and task in the new world game without any attacking skills.

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

Bofuri: I don’t want to get hurt, so I will max out my defense is the most promising virtual reality series with high-end animation, and the environment in the game gives the fans real-life and fantasy worlds. The game makes the fan enter the gaming world with so many powers and the fantasy world that people always want.

In this high technology world, the design making of the characters with cool and imaginary attributes which the fans and modern people wanted. The plots in the series where the fights and Twists were the once changed the series to another level because of of the powerful skills and attacks that have new world, fantasy, magical and swords fights.

The choreography team did excellent work in making this masterpiece. The detailing of the scenes in every moment where the fighting occurs with all their strength and powers was breathtaking. The costume detailing also attracted the fans, with cool detailing of the facial expressions and the characters’ movements.

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Bofuri I Don’t Want To Get Hurt, So I Will Max Out My Defense
Kasumi Credits: Crunchyroll

Every character has different skills and powers. Some have attacking skills, sword skills, and hatched animals with powers of cloning and fire powers. Each individual has a role in the guild. The series invites us to a new world where our imagination and fantasy dreams come true.

The series has 34 episodes, with 23 minutes of watch time for each episode. The series made huge fans and is one of the best. The new world, with the best virtual reality world, made the series more popular; if you go for virtual reality with fantasy and sci-fi movements, I recommend it as the best series you can look after, and The series is worth watching. The series has emotions, fights, virtual reality, comedy, etc.., attracting the audience.

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Overall, the series is worth watching with the solid animation and the story. The news is waiting for you to enter, so the series is Must watch tv series with the most interesting story and virtual reality game.

  • Overall Series:-9/10
  • Storyline and Plot:-9/10
  • Visuals and Animation:-9.5/10
  • Fight Choreography:- 9/10
  • Sound and Music:- 8/10
  • Technical Performance:- 9/10

Thousands of animes are present, but only a unique one will be the best. Bofuri will be one of the best because it has a unique story and animation that will hype the fans, so I recommend the anime. It may not be the greatest, but it is one of the best.

Our Rating: ⭐ (4.2/5).

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By Rohith Adepu

Rohith adepu is a content writer,blogger and an artist.He lives in Hyderabad, Telangana.He always works in to learn new things like technology,web developing and drawing.He likes to watch anime, Netflix serieses and reading manga,more often he works in reviewing the anime and can get in touch with him at

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