The official website for BOFURI: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense., the television anime of Yuumikan's Itai no wa Iya nano de Bōgyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu. light novel series, began streaming the third promotional video on Wednesday. The video previews Riko Sasaki's ending theme song "Play the World."
The anime will premiere on AT-X on January 8 at 10:00 p.m., before debuting later that night on ABC TV, Tokyo MX, and TV Aichi. The anime will debut streaming on d Anime Store (Docomo Anime Store) and Amazon Prime Video on the same day. The series will premiere on BS11 on January 10.
The cast includes: (character name romanizations not confirmed)Kaede Hondo as Maple Ruriko Noguchi as Sally Satomi Arai as Kanade Saori Hayami as Kasumi Ai Kakuma as May Nanaka Suwa as Yui Noriaki Sugiyama as Kuromu Satomi Satou as Iz Kensho Ono as Pain Takumi Yamazaki as Dred Ayana Taketatsu as Fredrica Nobutoshi Canna as Drag Rina Satou as Mi Kappei Yamaguchi as Shin Akira Ishida as Marcus Yuko Minaguchi as Mizari Sakura Tange as Drazō
Shin Oonuma (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, WATAMOTE) and Mirai Minato (Masamune-kun's Revenge, Sunohara-Sō no Kanrinin-san) are directing the series at SILVER LINK. Fumihiko Shimo (Anima Yell!, New Game!) is in charge of series composition. Kazuya Hirata (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, Sunohara-Sō no Kanrinin-san) is designing the characters and serving as chief animation director.
Afilia Saga are performing the opening theme song "Kyūkyoku Unbalance."
The novels' story centers on Kaede Honjō, who 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.
Yuumikan began serializing the story on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō (Let's Become Novelists) website in 2016, and is still releasing chapters of the story on the site. Kadokawa began releasing the story in print novel form with art by Koin in September 2017.
Jirō Oimoto launched a manga adaptation in Kadokawa's Comp Ace magazine in May 2018.
The novels are also inspiring a smartphone game titled Itai no wa Iya nano de Bōgyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu. ~Line Wars!~. The tower defense game for iOS and Android devices will features 16 characters including Maple and Sally. The game will be free to play and include in-app purchases.
Sources: Itai no wa Iya nano de Bōgyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu. anime's website, Kadokawa Anime YouTube channel