The BEST Episodes of BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense.

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 21, 2020

Network: AT-X

Honjou Kaede is invited by her friend Shiramine Risa 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.

Defense and Bonds

#1 - Defense and Bonds

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 25, 2020

Maple may have maxed out her defense, but can she protect her friends and base from a legendary player? This time, Maple may have met her match.

star 8.21
57 votes
Defense and Attack

#2 - Defense and Attack

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 11, 2020

Sally faces certain death and there's trouble back at the base. Despite having a good start, if the guild hopes to place top ten, Maple Tree must go on the attack.

star 7.98
53 votes
Defense and Spoils of War

#3 - Defense and Spoils of War

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 5, 2020

Maple and Sally make new friends and fall into more trouble as the second event winds down. But to reach their goal of 20 medals, they may have to resort to PvP.

star 7.88
56 votes
Defense and Mighty Foe

#4 - Defense and Mighty Foe

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 18, 2020

Maple Tree is vastly outnumbered and struggles to stay on the board. As guilds get wiped out left and right, they must face a mighty foe that may be their undoing.

star 7.87
52 votes
Defense and Fourth Event

#5 - Defense and Fourth Event

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 4, 2020

Guilds prepare for all-out war as the big competition finally begins. But sneaky Sally has some tricks up her sleeve that hopefully gives them the upper hand.

star 7.78
58 votes
Defense and Second Event

#6 - Defense and Second Event

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 29, 2020

Though Maple and Sally get off to a clumsy start in the second event, their tenacity and teamwork is rewarded in more ways than one.

star 7.75
56 votes
Defense and First Battle

#7 - Defense and First Battle

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 8, 2020

Convinced by her friend Risa to try "NewWorld Online", Kaede begins her VRMMO adventure by going all-in on defense because she doesn't want to get hurt.

star 7.69
71 votes
Writers: Fumihiko Shimo
Defense and Third Event

#8 - Defense and Third Event

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 26, 2020

The third event is packed with people making it hard to compete for cowbells. Following the event, Maple gets into gear to explore new content on the third level.

star 7.69
67 votes
Defense and Reinforcements

#9 - Defense and Reinforcements

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 12, 2020

Maple leaps at the chance to create a guild and searches for a place to call home. But to compete in the upcoming event, they'll need to recruit more help.

star 7.62
53 votes
Defense and Friends

#10 - Defense and Friends

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 15, 2020

Maple enters a battle royal and is hunted down by a horde of players. Risa uses her swimming talent to explore an underwater cave with her character Sally.

star 7.62
65 votes
Writers: Fumihiko Shimo
Defense and Upgrades

#11 - Defense and Upgrades

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 19, 2020

Everyone in the guild is hard at work leveling up and preparing for what's to come. Maple manages to "cheese" her way through a quest to help a sick NPC.

star 7.45
51 votes
Defense and Reaching Second Level

#12 - Defense and Reaching Second Level

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 22, 2020

After Maple gets nerfed, her and Sally do some exploring before challenging the dungeon that leads to the second level. Can they clear it in time for the second event?

star 7.21
62 votes