While the comedy action adventure anime BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense is one of my faves due to its hilarious plot, beautiful art style and sweet characters, I first got into it as I loved protagonist Maple and the voice actress who plays her.
Maple, with her worry about being hurt in her first ever online video game causing her to max out defence and so become more difficult to kill than anyone else in the game.
Maple with her sweet concern for every other player around her.
Maple with her ability to do silly things that always cause her to find another even more powerful skill to make her even more invincible.
Yep, I love Maple. Especially as all of her foibles, silliness and sweetness are so beautifully brought to life by the superb Japanese actress voicing her.
So, who voices Maple in BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense, and what other anime have you likely also heard her in?
Who voices Maple in BOFURI?
The utterly wonderful Kaede Hondo is the Japanese actress making Maple as cute as can be.
The now-26-years-old Kaede Hondo was born in March 6, 1996
Hondo, of course, is known for a plethora of fabulous characters as she debuted in the anime voice acting world back in 2015 playing various small roles in the anime Aoharu × Machinegun.
It wasn’t long, however, before she began to grab main roles.
Her first one was as Kokoro Yotsuba in Kamisama Minarai: Himitsu no Cocotama, followed by a slew of others.
Other Kaede Hondo main roles include:
- Kukuru in Fushigi na Somera-chan
- Yui in Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars
- Kazane in Keijo!!!!!!!!
- Yae in Girlish Number
- Kon in Urara Meirocho
- Hikari in Interviews With Monster Girls
- D’Artagnyan in MSonic!
- Minoa in Anime-Gataris
- Kanami in Katana Maidens: Toji no Miko
- Koyume in Comic Girls
- Mirai in the movie Mirai
- Sakura in Zombieland Saga
- Kohauku in Iroduku: The World in Colors
- Senpai in Magical Senpai
- Mizuha in Hensuki: Are you willing to Fall in Love with a Pervert, as long as she’s a Cutie?
- Natsuki in Val x Love
- Mimori in Shadowverse
- Elaina in Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina
- Hifumi in Blue Archive
- Hana in Mieruko-chan
- Echidna in I’m Quitting Heroing
- Eiko in Ya Boy Kongming!
- Miyako in Dance Dance Danseur
- Yuuhi in Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer
- Charlotte in Parallel World Pharmacy
She is also voicing Licorice Mille in the upcoming Sweet Reincarnation later this year.
Along with her many main and even more supporting roles in a slew of popular anime, Kaede Hondo also voices characters in video games, including in games like Kantai Collection, Yuki Yuna Is a Hero: Hanayui no Kirameki, Dragalia Lost, Arknights, Alchemy Stars, Azur Lane and Digimon Survive.
And now you know who voices Maple in BOFURI. Fabulously, eh?
Check out Kaede Hondo’s official agency bio at I’m Enterprise.
You can watch Seasons 1 and 2 of BOFURI via Crunchyroll, and listen to her superb voice acting in the BOFURI clip from Season 2 below.
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