The previously announced A Girl & Her Guard Dog anime will premiere on September 28 this year. A new key visual has been released, along with the information on additional cast members. Studio Project No. 9 is animating the series under the direction of Yoshihiro Takamoto.
The additional cast includes Junya Enoki as Mikio Tanuki and Mai Nakahara as Kaori Sekiya. The main cast consists of Akari Kito as Isaku Senagaki and Yuicihro Umehara as Keiya Uto. Aya Satsuki is supervising the series composition and Yukiko Ban is doing the character designs.
A Girl & Her Guard Dog (Ojo to Banken-kun) anime is based on the manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Hatsuharu. Kodansha’s Bessatsu Friend magazine has been serializing the manga since December 2018. As of this writing, the manga has been collected in seven tankobon volumes and it has exceeded two million copies in circulation.
Kodansha USA has licensed A Girl and Her Guard Dog manga in English, describing the plot as:
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: Official Website
© Hatsuharu, Kodansha / “A Girl & Her Guard Dog” Production Committee