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The Best Character In Bofuri According To Fans

Despite only having a single season to its name so far, the fantasy-comedy series "Bofuri: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, So I'll Max Out My Defense" has cemented itself as a fan-favorite anime in the eyes of many. Much of that success owes to its intriguing premise, which draws on both modern video game culture and traditional fantasy world hallmarks to create something entirely fresh.

"Bofuri" follows a girl named Kaede Honjō, who is convinced by her friend Risa to start playing a fictional virtual reality-based massive multiplayer online role-playing game (a la the mega-popular "Final Fantasy XIV" but if it was somehow even more life-consuming) called "NewWorld Online." Inside the realm of NewWorld, Kaede adopts the name Maple and unintentionally becomes one of the strongest players by immediately maxing out her character's defense stat, much to the chagrin of the game's developers.

The series is a unique, lighthearted, and often hilarious take on the typical fantasy-adventure genre and offers up a stellar cast of colorful, lovable characters for viewers to root for and against. However, there is one particular "Bofuri" character who many fans argued stood above the rest as their absolute favorite.

Maple takes the cake as the most popular Bofuri character

In a Reddit poll on the r/BoFuri subreddit, fans of the series cast their votes for their favorite "Bofuri" character. When the dust had finally settled, it was none other than series protagonist Maple who had been crowned the victor, winning the poll with a landslide 67 percent of the vote. To some devoted Maple fans, even that landmark number wasn't enough. "*Sees that Maple hasnt 100% votes* Welp, time for a new crusade~" Redditor u/NicktheRose commented on the poll.

Despite Maple's runaway success in terms of popularity with fans, a couple other characters managed to gather a fair few of the remaining votes. Series deuteragonist Risa and her sword-wielding NewWorld persona Sally came in second place with roughly 16 percent of the vote. "I wish I could vote for both – Maple and Sally," u/James_Kort commented.

While Maple has made a name for herself as an extremely beloved protagonist in the eyes of many viewers, fans' opinions on their favorite "Bofuri" character are, of course, subject to change in the future. The show's upcoming 2nd season, which is set to premiere sometime in 2022, could very well lead to some new fan-favorites being forged, but only time will tell.