In a Reddit poll on the r/BoFuri subreddit, fans of the series voted for their favorite character “Bofuri”. When the dust finally settled, it was none other than the series protagonist Maple who was crowned the winner, taking the poll with a landslide of 67% of the vote. For some dedicated Maple fans, even that historic number wasn’t enough. “*Sees Maple doesn’t have 100% of the votes* Welp it’s time for another crusade~” Redditor u/NicktheRose commented on the poll.
Despite Maple’s runaway success in popularity with fans, a few other characters managed to garner some of the remaining votes. The series’ deuteragonist Risa and her sword-wielding New World character Sally came in second place with around 16% of the vote. “Wish I could vote for both – Maple and Sally,” u/James_Kort commented.
While Maple has made a name for herself as a hugely beloved protagonist in the eyes of many viewers, fan opinions of their favorite character “Bofuri” are, of course, subject to change in the future. The show’s upcoming second season, which is slated to premiere in 2022, could very well lead to the creation of some new fan favorites, but only time will tell.