May 16 2024

Riko Fukumoto & Jesse Lewis cast in movie “A Girl & Her Guard Dog”

Riko Fukumoto and Jesse Lewis are cast in live-action movie “A Girl & Her Guard Dog.” The movie is based on manga series “Ojo to Banken-kun” by Hatsuharu and directed by Keiichi Kobayashi (“Love is Light“). For the fun romantic-comedy film, Riko Fukumoto will play high school student Isaku Senagaki. She is desperate to have a normal high school life after growing up as the granddaughter of a yakuza boss. Jesse Lewis will play Keiya Uto. He is a member of the yakuza gang that is led by Isaku Senagaki’s grandfather and enrolls at her high school to protect her.

“A Girl & Her Guard Dog” will be released sometime spring, 2025 in Japan.

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Isaku Senagaki (Riko Fukumoto) lost her parents when she was a child. Afterwards, her grandfather took her in and raised her, but her grandfather wasn’t a normal grandfather. He is the boss of a powerful yakuza gang. This caused major problems for Isaku Senagaki to have any kind of normalcy in her life. She didn’t have friends at school and she experienced severe trauma because of this. Isaku Senagaki now starts high school and she is determined to have a normal high school student life. She hides her identity as the granddaughter of a yakuza boss and tries to make friends and find a boyfriend. Meanwhile, Keiya Uto (Jesse Lewis) is a 26 year old man who works for Isaku Senagaki‚Äôs grandfather. He hides his real age and enrolls at the same high school that Isaku Senagaki attends. He is very protective of her at school and acts like her bodyguard. Isaku Senagaki panics over Keiya Uto appearance at her high school. She struggles to hide her real identity and the identity of Keiya Uto.

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