On December 24, the official BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense anime website updated with a new trailer and visual, as well as nine cast members.

We break the details down below.

Trailer

The two-minute trailer introduces the main plot beats, with character dialogue driving the core story. Opening theme song Kyūkyoku Unbalance! by Afilia Saga kicks in as a background track at the 20-second mark.

Key Visual

The image features Maple and her party posing in a sunny forest.

BOFURI Anime Visual

Cast

The series will add the following:

  • Pain: Kensho Ono
  • Dred: Takumi Yamazaki
  • Fredrica: Ayana Taketatsu
  • Drag: Nobutoshi Canna
  • Mi: Rina Satou
  • Shin: Kappei Yamaguchi
  • Marcus: Akira Ishida
  • Mizari: Yuko Minaguchi
  • Drazō: Sakura Tange

BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense will hit Japanese TV on January 8. The full broadcast schedule is as follows (All times JST):

  • AT-X: 1/8/2020 at 22:00 (1/8/2020 at 10:00PM)
  • ABC: 1/8/2020 at 26:11 (1/9/2020 at 2:11AM)
  • Tokyo MX: 1/8/2020 at 25:35 (1/9/2020 at 1:35AM)
  • TV Aichi: 1/8/2020 at 26:05 (1/9/2020 at 2:05AM)
  • BS11: 1/9/2020 at 25:00 (1/10/2020 at 1:00AM)

All points are divided to VIT because a painful one isnt liked VisualShin Oonuma Shin Oonuma (Prisma Illya series, WATAMOTE) and Mirai Minato (Masamune-kun’s Revenge, Sunohara-Sō no Kanrinin-san) will co-direct the project at Silver Link, with Kazuya Hirata (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya: Prisma Phantasm, Sunohara-Sō no Kanrinin-san) providing character designs. Fumihiko Shimo (New Game!, Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu!) is in charge of series composition.

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Maple: Kaede Hondo
  • Sally: Ruriko Noguchi
  • May: Ai Kakuma
  • Yui: Nanaka Suwa
  • Kuromu: Noriaki Sugiyama
  • Kasumi: Saori Hayami
  • Kanade: Satomi Arai
  • Iz: Satomi Satou

Yuumikan’s Itai no wa Iya nano de Bōgyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu. novels launched on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō website in 2016. Kadokawa picked up the rights to the title, and releases it in print, with illustrations by Koin. The series currently spans six compiled volumes, with the most recent book hitting stores on April 10.

The series received a manga adapatation by Jiro Oimoto, which launched in Comp Ace magazine in May 2018. Manga resource Baka-Updates describes the title as:

Honjou Kaede was invited by her friend, Shiromine Risa to play a VRMMO.

I don’t hate games, but painful things are a little…..no, I hate it very, very much.

Eh!…the pain would be reduced if I placed stats on defense power?

Then, the only place where I can place it, is there right? right?

Solidify it into defense powers very hard, Here I come!

Source: Animate Times