A cheerful new trailer, a new key visual, the theme song performers, and new cast members have been revealed for Itai no wa Iya nanode Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu. (known in English as “All points are divided to VIT because a painful one isn’t liked.”), an upcoming TV anime based on the series of humorous light novels written by Yuumikan and illustrated by Koin about a rookie VR MMORPG player who spends all her ability points on defensive skills.
The new cast members announced include:
- Kensho Ono as Pain.
- Takumi Yamazaki as Dread.
- Ayana Taketatsu as Frederica.
- Nobutoshi Canna as Drag.
- Rina Sato as Mii.
- Kappei Yamaguchi as Shin.
- Akira Ishida as Marx.
- Yūko Minaguchi as Misery.
- And Sakura Tange as Dorazou.
The opening theme for the series, entitled “Kyuukyoku Unbalance” (“Ultimate Unbalance”), is performed by Afilia Saga. The ending theme, entitled “Play the world”, is performed by Rico Sasaki
The story of Itai no wa Iya nanode Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu. is set in the world of a virtual reality MMO called “NewWorld Online.” The protagonist, Maple (real name: Kaede Honjou), 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”.
The original Itai no wa Iya nanode Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu. light novels are published in Japan by Kadokawa under their Kadokawa Books imprint. The Itai no wa Iya nanode Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu. TV anime is directed by Shin Onuma and Mirai Minato and features animation production by SILVER LINK.. The series will broadcast in Japan on AT-X, Asahi Broadcasting Corporation, Tokyo MX, and TV Aichi beginning on January 08, 2020, with an additional broadcast to follow on BS11 beginning on January 10, 2020.
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