Itai no wa Iya nanode TV Anime Adaptation Confirms January 2020 Premiere

The official website for the forthcoming TV anime adaptation of Yuumikan's fantasy light novel Itai no wa Iya nanode Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu. (literally means I do not want a painful one, so I would like to heavily focus on defense., and its manga edition's official English title is All Points are Divided to VIT Because A Painful One Isn't Liked.) announced today that it is set to premiere on AT-X, ABC TV, Tokyo MX, TV Aichi, and BS11 in January 2020.

An in addition to the previously introduced Kaede Hondo (Sakura Minamoto in Zombie Land Sagaas the protagonist Maple and Ruriko Noguchi (Nozomi Nakamura in Tamayomias Sally, Satomi Arai (Beatrice in Re: Zero − Starting Life in Another World) newly joins as the voice of Kanade, a new character Maple meets in "VRMMO NewWorld Online."

The novel has been viewed More than 70 million times on Japanese user-generated novel publishing website Shousetsuka ni Narou since its launch in June 2016, and its print edition has been published from KADOKAWA BOOKS since September 2017. So far eight volumes have been reelased and its total print run has reached 400,000 copies.

Its story is set in the world of the VRMMO called "NewWorld Online." The protagonist, Maple, is a newbie when it comes to games, so she allocates all of her ability points into defense power (VIT). As a result, Maple is ponderously slow, she can't use magic, and she can be kicked around even by rabbits, but she feels no pain and takes zero damage.Because of her intense focus on VIT, Maple acquires the "Absolute Defense" skill and overcomes all obstacles with her "Lethal Poison" skill, and so she goes on fun, stress-free adventures with her friends as a "Mobile Fortress-type Rookie".

Shin Onuma (Fate / kaleid liner Prisma Illya) and Mirai Minato (Miss Caretaker of Sunohara-sou) co-direct the TV anime adaptation alongside series composition writer Fumihiko Shimo (How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?) and character design / chief animation director Kazuya Hirata (Miss Caretaker of Sunohara-sou). SILVER LINK. (ORESUKI Are you the only one who loves me?) works on anime production.

TV anime teaser PV:

Source: TV anime "Itai no wa Iya nanode Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu." Official webste / Twitter

© 2020 Yuumikan, Koin / KADOKAWA / Bofuri Production Committee

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