The official website for the television anime of Hatsuharu‘s A Girl & Her Guard Dog (Ojō to Banken-kun) manga announced on Monday that Masayoshi Ōishi will perform the anime’s opening theme song “Suki ni Naccha Dame na Hito” (A Person You Shouldn’t Fall in Love With). The single will get a digital release on September 29, and a CD release on November 1. Ōishi will also appear as guest in the anime’s advance screening on September 3 in Japan.
The anime will premiere on September 28 on the TOKYO MX, Yomiuri TV, and BS Asahi channels. The anime’s staff had first announced that it would premiere in October. The anime’s first two episodes will have an advance screening in Japan on September 3 at the United Cinemas Toyosu in Tokyo.
The anime stars:
- Akari Kitō as Isaku Senagaki
- Yuichiro Umehara as Keiya Utō
- Junya Enoki as Mikio Tanuki
- Mai Nakahara as Kaori Sekiya
Nobuhiro Takamoto (Beelzebub, VazzRock the Animation) is directing the anime at project No.9. Aya Satsuki (My Master Has No Tail, Too Cute Crisis) is in charge of series composition. Yukiko Ban (.hack//SIGN, Shining Tears X Wind, Yowamushi Pedal) is designing the characters. Kitō will perform the anime’s ending theme song “Magie×Magie.”
Kodansha USA Publishing is releasing the manga in English digitally, and it describes the series:
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?!
Hatsuharu launched the manga in Bessatsu Friend in December 2018. Kodansha published the manga’s eighth compiled book volume in Japan in October 2022. The manga has been on hiatus since March.
Kodansha USA released the manga’s eighth volume digitally in English on March 21. The company also publishes Hatsuharu‘s Can I Kiss You Every Day? manga in English.
Sources: A Girl & Her Guard Dog anime’s website, MoCa News