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Akabane Honeko no Bodyguard live-action film announced



Akabane Honeko no Bodyguard vol 1 cover

He was promised an important announcement and such was fulfilled with Weekly Shōnen Magazine announcing in its most recent issue that a live-action film adaptation of the manga is in production Akabane Honeko no Bodyguard (Honeko Akabane’s Bodyguards) in Masamitsu Nigatsu.

The manga began publication in September 2022 with illustrations and a story by Masamitsu Nigatsu.

Honeko Akabane is an ordinary high school student. The daughter of a lawyer, she just wants to live a normal life – even if that means scolding her childhood friend, the always violent Ibuki Arakuni, whenever he gets into fights with random people.

However, Ibuki keeps a secret that only he knows – Honeko was adopted by her current parents and is actually the illegitimate daughter of a yakuza leader. It turns out that the boss is retiring and many people in her gang are wanting to take her place; since Honeko is her heir, they want to kill her to tie up any loose ends.

And so Ibuki must protect Honeko from a variety of criminals, without letting her know about her true parentage. Can he act as her bodyguard and, at the same time, keep her unaware of her situation?

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