TIME OF THE SEASON XX – Winter 2020: BOFURI (I Don’t Want to Get HURT, so I’ll MAX Out My DEFENSE)

Yep, these long-ass titles are still going to be a thing, especially in 2020. Oh, and we got ourselves another MMO-related anime.

I almost shouted out isekai but it’s not.
Hey, don’t blame me for thinking like it’s that but it’s another recent anime staple

This is …….BOFURI….. I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense.



Mirai Minato

Shin Oonuma

Series Composition: Fumihiko Shimo

Music: Taro Masuda

Original creator: Yuumikan

Original Character Design: Koin

Character Design: Kazuya Hirata

Art Director: Yūki Araki

Chief Animation Director: Kazuya Hirata

3D Director: Hirohisa Kitamura

Sound Director: Kisuke Koizumi

Director of Photography: Atsushi Satou (Studio Shamrock)


Animation Production: SILVER LINK.


Internet Streaming:

AnimeLab (Australia and New Zealand)

FUNimation Entertainment (US, CA, UK, IE, AU, NZ)

Wakanim.tv (Nordic countries)

Licensed by: FUNimation Entertainment


Plot Summary: Kaede Honjō is invited by her friend Risa Shiramine to play a virtual reality MMO game with her. While Kaede doesn’t dislike games, what she really, truly dislikes is being in pain. She creates a character named Maple, and decides to put all her points in VIT to minimize pain. As a result, she moves slowly, can’t use magic, and even a rabbit can get the best of her. But as it turns out, she acquires a skill known as “Absolute Defense” as a result of her pumping points into VIT, as well as a “Counter Skill” that works against special moves. Now, with her ability to nullify all damage, she goes on adventures.

First Thoughts: I got to say….. this was a nice change of pace. Usually, it would always be somebody that masters this shit instantly or someone who’s somewhat of an skilled gamer that got this handled but this time…. it’s someone that really doesn’t game that much but it isn’t like a bunch of clumsy shit happening over and over again but more of “I’ll let this dragon keep trying to get me and they’ll get tired and say ‘fuck it’ and goes home.” Yeah, this was quite cute to watch. I’m liking this and it’s mostly refreshing for something like this that doesn’t always go the predictable easy route.



I’m MAK2.0 aka The Blue Hybrid and that title is still too damn long.

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