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A Girl & Her Guard Dog Manga Continues Hiatus to Prepare for New Arc, Cites Author's Poor Health

posted on by Anita Tai
Series entered hiatus in December 2023

Image via Amazon Japan

The May issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Friend magazine announced on Friday that Hatsuharu's A Girl & Her Guard Dog (Ojō to Banken-kun) manga will continue its hiatus in preparation for the manga's "second year arc" as well as due to the author's poor health. The magazine will announce the manga's return date at a later time once the author has recovered.

The magazine also published a mini-chapter for the series in the same issue. The series entered a hiatus in December.

Kodansha USA Publishing is releasing the A Girl & Her Guard Dog 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 ninth compiled book volume in Japan on September 13. The manga inspired a television anime adaptation that premiered on September 28 and had 13 episodes. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired.

Kodansha USA Publishing released the manga's ninth volume digitally on February 20. The company also publishes Hatsuharu's Can I Kiss You Every Day? manga in English.

Source: Bessatsu Friend May 2024 issue

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