bofuri volume 1 light novel review

Bofuri: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense Volume 1 Review

Review of Bofuri: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense Volume 1 by Yuumikan. The Virtual Reality MMORPG, slice of life light novel is released officially in English by Yen On (Yen Press).
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Japanese Title: 痛いのは嫌なので防御力に極振りしたいと思います。 — “Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu”
Author: Yuumikan – ユーキャン
Illustrator: Koin
Publisher (English): Yen On (Yen Press)
Translator: Andrew Cunningham
Release Date (English): March 30, 2021

Publisher (Japan): Kadokawa
Release Date (Japan): September 8, 2017
Volumes Released (Japan to Date): 11

Anime Series: Adapted Volumes 1-4
Manga: Released in English by Yen On

Synopsis: When it comes to the VRMMO NewWorld Online, Kaede Honjou isn’t your run-of-the-mill greenhorn gamer. Forgoing a typical stat allocation for her Great Shielder, Maple, she pumps all her points into defense from the get-go! Her reasoning? “I don’t want to get hurt.” With no magic, agility, or strength to speak of, this walking fortress will have to get creative to beat the baddies early on. But little does she know that her pure-stat build will propel her to chaotic new heights that even the game admins couldn’t account for!