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Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu Season 1: Release Date, Plot, Characters

January 3, 2020
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From what we know about ‘Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu’, it seems like a pretty generic gaming Isekai anime, which will have a lot of similarities with ‘Sword Art Online‘ and ‘Overlord‘. The gaming Isekai genre has become too overcrowded these days with anime shows that offer nothing. However, one thing about ‘Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu’  that stands out is that it has a female protagonist.

Moreover, it is not entirely Isekai as its characters are not summoned to a gaming world. The anime, instead, creates more of a blend between reality and fantasy wherein the main characters are just mere players of the MMO. Overall, unlike most other shows that work along the same lines, this anime will have more of a slice-of-life vibe to it, so even if you’re not into gaming Isekai anime shows, you might want to check this one out. To know more about the details of its release date, streaming availability and plot, read on further.

Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu Season 1 Release Date: When will it premiere?

Produced by Silver Link Studio, which is also known for its work in ‘Kokoro Connect’ and ‘Strike the Blood’, ‘Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu’ or ‘I hate being in pain, so I think I’ll make a full defense build’ is an adaptation of a light novel series that goes by the same name. It was first announced by Kadokawa back in December 2018 and now it had been confirmed that ‘Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu season 1 will premiere on January 8, 2020.

Shin Onuma has directed the show, with Kazuya Hirata handling the character designs, and  Fumihiko Shimo is handling series composition. The opening theme song, titled  “Kyūkyoku Unbalance,” has been performed by Afilia Saga and the closing theme, titled “Play the World”, is done by Riko Sasaki.

Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu English Dub

The first season of  ‘Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu’ will be released worldwide on Amazon Prime on January 8, 2020.

Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu Plot

Kaede Honjou starts playing a VRMMO game after receiving a mysterious invitation from a friend. Being unaware of the dynamics of the game, she decides to use all of her status points for defense. But this just backfires on her and makes her overall movements really slow. With this, she even fails to use her magical abilities and gets attacked by rabbits. After maxing out all her vitality points, she manages to obtain an incredible ability called “Absolute Defense” which allows her to kill with one single hit. Following this, feeling more confident about herself now, she sets on an adventure where she learns a lot more about her new gaming world and drags her way through other obstacles.

Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu Characters

Maple

Maple is the main character of the series who finds herself in the fantasy world of a virtual reality game after she reciprocates to a mysterious request sent by one of her friends. She does not get summoned to its world but because of its virtual reality dynamic, all the events of the game feel pretty surreal to her. Initially being a stranger to this world, she struggles to make sense out of it and ends up wasting all of her points on her defense. However, as she slowly progresses with the game, she learns to use her status points more wisely and also gets better at attacking other enemies who cross her path.

When it comes to her appearance, she has short black hair and big greyish eyes. She is usually quite cheerful and tries to be optimistic about her future in the uncertainties of the game. Along the way, she also makes some really good friends. Maple’s character has been voiced by Kaede Hondo who is also known for her work in ‘Beastars‘ and ‘Kimetsu no Yaiba‘.

Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu Trailer

You can watch the trailer for ‘Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu’ Season 1 below:

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