BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense: The Rising of the Shield Girl

After the roller coaster of “wtf” that has been Mirai Nikki, this is the show I’ve needed.

With the Winter 2020 anime season all but wrapped up, it’s time to now give out my final thoughts on the series I have watched. It has been a very ‘meh’ season to start us off, with only really two shows that have been out and out greats. However that low bar has allowed other anime that would have been dismissed to flourish. The one we are talking about today is probably the best example of that. Join me after the cut as I dive into the series BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense.

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Maxed out Kawaii

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No Game No Life: Please Press Start to Continue

I’ve made more than few comments on the Isekai boom, and that the genre is squandering it’s vast potential by focusing on the same story beats over and over again. As of this era in the anime world, I consider only a handful of series to be the truly excellent, well done and just plain ‘good’ Isekai. These big four: The Saga of Tanya the Evil, ReZero, Konosuba and Overlord. There are other series that are of course good, I always have a soft spot of love for In Another World with my Smartphone, but I do believe that “The Big Four” are the best the genre has had to offer fans.

However I might have to change that number, because I’ve finally gotten around to finishing this one. After the cut let’s take a dive into the series No Game No Life.

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Seriously, somebody press start to continue!

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