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A Girl & Her Guard Dog Manga Announces Live-Action Film

A Girl and Her Guard Dog Manga Announces Live-Action FilmA Girl & Her Guard Dog, the manga by Hatsuharu, is getting a live-action film adaptation.

The film will star Riko Fukumoto as Isaku and Jesse from SixTONES as Keiya. It’ll be directed by Keiichi Yobayashi (Koi wa Hikari).

The manga, which launched in 2018, is being released by Kodansha USA in English. A 13-episode anime adaptation aired in 2023.

Here’s how Kodansha describes the original A Girl & Her Guard Dog manga:

Isaku never asked to be the daughter of a yakuza boss, but when her parents died in a car accident when she was 5, her gangster grandfather took her in and raised her as part of the clan. After years of being avoided by her schoolmates because of her family ties, Isaku is finally ready to make her high-school debut, live a normal life, and maybe even find love…until loyal family servant and Isaku’s dedicated guardian, 26-year-old Keiya, enters high school right alongside her and vows to protect her from all of the above! Now she’s got a chain-smoking, pistol-wielding knight-in-shining(?)-armor to deal with, and navigating high school besides? What’s a young lady to do?!

Source: ANN

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.