Season 1 of the anime Bofuri («I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense») is over, which means it’s time to write a review!
The version of the article with additional details in russian. Unfortunately, my knowledge of english leaves much to be desired, so I apologize in advance for any semantic and other errors. Enjoy watching!
The anime «Bofuri» («I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense») is a great serial for view in quarantine. Primarily because of the fact that all actions take place in VRMMO «New World», a game that perfectly fits the slogan «Stay home!», which in april 2020 sounds literally from all sides. Secondly, the anime about computer games with elements of everyday life, fantasy and unobtrusive humor, dedicated not so much to the game itself as to friendship — that’s what can dampen the sadness and anxiety in this difficult time.
You’ll find it on Bofuri:
- Beautiful drawing, opening and nice musical theme;
- Characters with incredible abilities and their non-standard applications;
- The adventures of the strong girl (Maple), founded the «Maple Tree» guild;
- Fun, humour, ridiculous and strange situations that will help you relax and let go of disturbing thoughts;
- Interesting events and game mechanics that will surely find a response in the hearts of MMORPG lovers.
Strengths of Bofuri anime are dynamic battles, beautiful characters, easy storytelling without complex moral dilemmas. However, the series has enough problems.
For example, you stop worrying about Maple after 3 or 4 episodes. She’s too strong! Anime’s not even trying to hide it. It’s only occasionally that Maple’s abilities get nervous (as was the case with the shield at the beginning of the season), sometimes she gets caught up with opponents who force her to put all her cards on the table, but even so, suddenly there’s a «piano in the bushes», which helps to correct the situation.
If at the beginning of season 1 anime Bofuri it caused a smile and even fun, by the end of it was annoying. Seriously, if you use a good trick, then at least use it differently!
But you know, I don't regret watching. Maple is a cutie, her killing jokes and trolling game system VRMMO "New World" - a miracle as good. Joy and good mood received from viewing more than compensate for other shortcomings.
So in every way I recommend watching season 1 anime Bofuri (I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense) to those who are in the network of prolonged sadness, who miss comedies with incredibly strong characters and those who appreciate cozy meetings with a guild full of friends! After all, what happens in the anime «Bofuri» can not only heal hearts from sadness, but also give a bright impressions, which can be compared to a bright game show!
It is very cool, nice and funny. Seriously, watching the first season, such a lamp and naive series I have not seen for a long time! That’s what it’s all about. The plot and battles are clearly not as remarkable as in «My Hero Academy», which comes out in parallel with the anime Bofuri, does not differ in depth of immersion, as in «SAO», but give so much warmth, kindness and positive that it is difficult to break away from watching.
This is a fairy tale, a bright and naive story for teenagers and those of adults who lack in life of bright friendship and adventure.
Personally for me, season 1 anime is a real diamond! Much of this is due to a feeling of nostalgia that fell on me after watching the series. If you’ve ever been lucky enough to be a newcomer to an online game, to be on the list of top players, to create a small guild and lead it to the pinnacle of success, perhaps you can experience similar feelings.
It’s not Maple’s identity, but the spiritual kinship of this naive but desperate girl who can do anything for her friends. And understanding what the game means to her, how it makes her feel and why it’s so much fun. And — more than that — the show shows how Maple reveals, getting rid of her fears, becoming more and more courageous and bright not only in the game, but in the of life.
The serial Bofuri (I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense) perfectly shows the impact of the game on ordinary life. Both negative sides (that you need to calculate the time and energy, and not too carried away, otherwise it will start to interfere with real life) and positive (new friends, better understanding of old friends, socialization is not in spite of, and thanks to the game).
Because of this last aspect, I think Bofuri is a unique serial, because it shows different sides of the «game» and «real» world, without mixing them; it tells a story about friendship that gets stronger thanks to common interests. It sounds right and reassuring, especially when games is blamed «in danger» on every corner!
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