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Bofuri Season 2 Episode 1-12 Release Schedule, New Episodes Release Date, Time and Countdown, Where To Watch, English Dub Guide

The Winter 2023 Anime Season has begun and it is jam-packed with lots of big hitters like Spy Classroom, Tokyo Revengers Season 2 and many other anime that you might wish to watch.

Obviously, it will be difficult to keep track of all the anime that you might want to catch up on. That’s why we have created this Bofuri Season 2 Release schedule which will help you keep up with all the release dates of episodes 1 to 12 and remind you when the next episode will air.

After the long wait our favourite Maxed defence goofball Bofuri has returned with the second season of BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense.

For the unaware “BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense” also popular by the name “Bofuri” in short, is a popular isekai-fantasy anime which follows the titular character Bofuri who is scarred of getting hurt, opts for a shield class and spends all her stats points to max out her defence making her basically untouchable and the strongest in the game.

The show is based on the light novel series by Yuumikan and illustrated by Koin which started serialization in 2017 and currently running on its 15th volume. In Japanese, the series is published by Fujimi Shobo publications, while the English publication is handled by Yen Press. A manga adaptation by Jirō Oimoto is published in Comp Ace magazine since 2018 spanning over 6 volumes.

Similar to the first instalment, Bofuri Season 2 will be animated by Studio Silverlink with Shin Oonuma and Mirai Minato returning as the series directors with Fumihiko Shimo handling the script writing. Kazuya Hirata is drawing the character’s designs along with Taro Masuda who provides the music.

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Bofuri Season 2 Release Date, Time and Countdown

Episode 1 of Bofuri Season 2 is scheduled to release on January 11, 2023, at 11:30 PM JST and is confirmed to run for 12 episodes with a new one releasing every Wednesday.

Based on this information, the release schedule for various international regions will be as follows:

  • Pacific Daylight Time: 6:30 am PDT
  • Central Daylight Time: 10:30 am CDT
  • Eastern Daylight Time: 11:30 am EDT
  • British Standard Time: 4:30 pm BST
  • Indian Standard Time: 9 pm IST
  • Central European Summer Time: 5:30 pm CEST
  • Australian Central Daylight Time: 11 pm ACDT
  • Philippines Time: 11:30 pm PHT

Bofuri Season 2 Next Episode Countdown:

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A new episode of Bofuri season 2 will be out once this countdown ends.

Bofuri Season 2 Release Schedule with Episode 1 to 12 Air Dates

The following schedule will help you keep track of Bofuri’s upcoming episodes and their release date.

List of Episodes Episode Release Date
Episode 1 January 11, 2023
Episode 2 January 18, 2023
Episode 3 January 25, 2023
Episode 4 February 1, 2023
Episode 5 February 8, 2023
Episode 6 February 15, 2023
Episode 7 February 22, 2023
Episode 8 March 1, 2023
Episode 9 March 8, 2023
Episode 10 March 15, 2023
Episode 11 March 22, 2023
Episode 12 March 29, 2023

What will Bofuri Season 2 will be about?

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The second season of Bofuri will pick up from where we left in the first season which covered the first four volumes of novels. The next season will begin with adapting the fifth volume which Yen Press describes as:

“After going toe-to-toe with two of the strongest guilds on the entire server, Maple Tree proved itself as a force to be reckoned with when they placed third overall in the latest event. That said, war isn’t all the guilds are good for! Maple and her friends have steadily grown closer to members of the Order of the Holy Sword and Flame Empire as their rivalries give way to something more. With new friends and powers, everyone is more than ready to dive headfirst into the newly released stratum!”

Where to watch BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense Season 2 online? Is it available on Crunchyroll, HIDIVE, Netflix or Hulu?

The new episodes of Bofuri Season 2 will first premiere first on AT-X followed by other Television networks like ABC, Tokyo MX, BS11, and TVA. Japanese viewers can also enjoy the show online at AbemaTv and Anime Store.Ezoicreport this ad

Meanwhile, fans in the USA, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil can watch the latest episodes of officially on Crunchyroll. And fans in southeast Asia can watch it on Muse Asia Network.

The episodes will first air on Japanese local TV networks and then will arrive on the above-mentioned streaming platforms within 1-3 hours. Here is when the same episode will release in your region:

  • Pacific Time: 6:30 AM
  • Central Time: 10 AM 
  • Eastern Time: 11:30 AM 
  • British Time: 4:30 PM 
  • Indian Time: 9 PM

Note that the above release time for Crunchyroll is based on the platform’s usual release pattern. Anyway, don’t fret because we’ll update this post if it isn’t a simulcast release and the release time is different.

How Many Episodes Season 2 of Bofuri will have?

It has been confirmed on Twitter that Bofuri Season 2 will have a total of 12 episodes. Season 2 will run from January 11, 2023, to March 29, 2023. A new episode will come out every Thursday at 11:30 PM JST.

Bofuri Season 2 English Dub Release Schedule

Crunchyroll already has confirmed the English dub production and will soon start rolling out the dubbed episodes on January 25th, 2023. Following is the release schedule for the English dub version:

Episode Number English Dub Episode Release Date
Episode 1 January 25, 2023
Episode 2 February 1, 2023
Episode 3 February 8, 2023
Episode 4 February 15, 2023
Episode 5 February 22, 2023
Episode 6 March 1, 2023
Episode 7 March 8, 2023
Episode 8 March 15, 2023
Episode 9 March 22, 2023
Episode 10 March 29, 2023
Episode 11 April 5, 2023
Episode 12 April 12, 2023

Bofuri Characters and Cast

Characters Japanese Voice Actor English Voice Actor
Maple Kaede Honjō Megan Shipman
Sally / Risa Shiromine Ruriko Noguchi Jad Saxton
Kasumi Saori Hayami Tia Ballard
Kanade Satomi Arai Brittney Karbowski
Kuromu Noriaki Sugiyama Anthony Bowling
Iz Satomi Satō Caltlin Glass
Mai Ai Kakuma Sara Ragsdale
Syrup Miyuri Shimabukuro Natalie Hoover

Bofuri Anime Staff Details

Directed by Shin Oonuma, Mirai Minato
Written by Fumihiko Shimo
Music by Taro Masuda
Studio Fumihiko Shimo
Licensed by Crunchyroll
Original network AT-X, ABC, Tokyo MX, TVA, BS11
Original run January 8, 2020 – March 29, 2023
Episodes 12 + 12
Genre Isekai, fantasy, action

More About BOFURI

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Bofuri’s story centers on Kaede Honjou, who is invited by her friend Risa Shiramine to play the VRMMO game NewWorld Online 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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense:

When will Bofuri Season 2 be released?

Episode 1 of Bofuri Season 2 is scheduled to release on January 11, 2023, at 11:30 PM JST.

How many episodes will Bofuri Season 2 have?

Bofuri Season 2 will have a total of 12 episodes.

What is the source material for Bofuri Season 2?

Bofuri Season 2 is based on the light novel series “BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense” by Yuumikan and illustrated by Koin which started serialization in 2017 and currently running on its 15th volume.

Where can I read the Bofuri light novels?

The Japanese publication of the Bofuri light novels is published by Fujimi Shobo publications and the English publication is handled by Yen Press.

Is there a manga adaptation of Bofuri?

Yes, a manga adaptation of Bofuri by Jirō Oimoto is published in Comp Ace magazine since 2018 spanning over 6 volumes.