The official website of BOFURI anime season 2 announced on Feb 13, 2023, that episode 7 of the anime has been delayed due to the spread of COVID-19 in China, hence, impacting the video production schedule.
Episode 7 was originally scheduled to release on Feb 22, 2023. The site revealed a new and updated broadcast schedule for BOFURI season 2, which is given below:
- Feb 22, 2023 (Wednesday) *Rebroadcast of episode 1
- March 1, 2023 (Wednesday) *Rebroadcast of episode 2
- March 8, 2023 (Wednesday) *Episode 7 to be broadcast and distributed
- Weekly broadcasts and distribution upto episode 10
The release date for episode 11 & 12 will be revealed on the official sources of the anime at a later date.
“Although it is a measure based on unforeseen circumstances, we are very sorry for causing inconvenience and concern to everyone who is looking forward to the work. We sincerely appreciate your understanding,” the Production Committee said.
The second season of BOFURI started airing on Jan 11, 2023. SILVER LINK studio is animating the series with Shin Onuma directing it. Crunchyroll is simulcasting season 2 of BOFURI anime.
Shin Oonuma also directed the first season along with Mirai Minato. Kazuya Hirata was the chief animator and character designer. The composer in charge was Fumihiko Shimo. Yummikan was the original story writer and published the story on the website, Let’s Become Novelists. The first season’s pilot aired on 8 Jan, 2020. It aired simultaneously on Funimation, in both Japanese and English dub as well.
MAL describes the BOFURI anime plot as:
After an enthusiastic invitation from her friend, Kaede Honjou reluctantly agrees to try New World Online: a very popular VRMMO played by thousands of people across Japan. Naming her in-game character Maple, she sets out on her journey. As a complete novice to such games, she allocates all of her stat points into vitality, desiring to not get hurt. With not a single point in any other stat, Maple has extraordinarily high defense, but she can’t move quickly or hit hard.
This doesn’t end badly for her, however. Due to her high defense, Maple acquires overpowered skills such as Total Defense, Poison Immunity, and Devour. These skills, along with the incredibly powerful items she obtains, allow her to obliterate most enemies in a single hit. After only a few days of playing the game, Maple claims third place in a server-wide event, gaining a reputation as a player who is both unkillable and absurdly powerful.
Despite her overpowered character, Kaede has much to learn. As she progresses through the game, she meets new friends and acquaintances, helping her complete new levels and events. Through all of her adventures, she may even pick up some other crazy skills that exceed all expectations.
Source: Official Website