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From Fantasyshrine:

Vol.01 - Single Mind
S&D Securities -- the 4th Guard gathers suave and intelligent professionals who are highly trained in combat. However, a reckless youth appears and is hell-bent on sticking to the intelligence manager, Taki Keiichi. Due to a previous assignment, Taki caught the attention of the yakuza and is now being pursued by this persistent rookie to join.

"I'm not going away until you either come with me or kill me!"

Amused by his earnest request, Taki offers for Yuuki to stay with him under the guise of his personal bodyguard. But Taki starts to develop a desire to oppress the ever obedient Yuuki...

Vol.02 - Second Wind
Kogami Shinobu is the number-one cool beauty of the Intelligence Department in the S&D Securities- the Fourth Guard, where suave and intelligent specialists gather in abundance. However, he doesn't seem to care for his partner, the laidback bodyguard Miharu "Shin" Shinnosuke’s pursuit. Why is it that Kogami stubbornly refuses to mix business with pleasure, as if he's scared of it? Then suddenly, Shin seems to have shifted his attention to the new charge he’s supposed to be protecting! What in the world will happen to their partnership--!?

Vol.03 - Third Party

Vol.04 - Four Card(s)

Vol.05 - Five Minutes

Vol.06 - Zero Hour

Vol.07 - Sixth Sigma

Vol.08 - Seventh Heaven

Vol.09 - Eight Knot(s)

Vol.10 - Nine Lives


- Ten Gong


Related Series
Cat & Dogs! (Spin-Off)
Gattendou Tenmatsuki (Spin-Off)

Associated Names
四号×警備 ―エイト・ノット―
四号×警備 - サード・パーティ
四号×警備 - シックス・シグマ
四号×警備 - シングル・マインド
四号×警備 - セカンド・ウィンド
四号×警備 - ゼロ・アワー
四号×警備 - ファイブ・ミニッツ
四号×警備 - フォー・カード
4th Guard
The 4th Guard
The 4th Guard - Five Minutes
The 4th Guard - Four Card
The 4th Guard - Second Wind
The 4th Guard - Single Mind
The 4th Guard - Six Sigma
The 4th Guard - Sixth Sigma
The 4th Guard - Third Party
The 4th Guard - Zero Hour
Yongou x Keibi - Five Minutes
Yongou x Keibi - Four Card
Yongou x Keibi - Nine Lives
Yongou x Keibi - Second Wind
Yongou x Keibi - Single Mind
Yongou x Keibi - Six Sigma
Yongou x Keibi - Sixth Sigma
Yongou x Keibi - Ten Gong
Yongou x Keibi - Third Party
Yongou x Keibi - Zero Hour

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.1 by Fantasyshrine (2282d ago)
v.1 c.3-5 + Extra by Fantasyshrine (2720d ago)
v.1 c.2 by Fantasyshrine (2745d ago)
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11 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (152 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.93 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 2nd 2015, 5:04pm PST



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Gush (Kaiousha)

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Monthly Pos #2009 increased(+55)
3 Month Pos #2609 increased(+64)
6 Month Pos #3462 increased(+373)

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Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by lifeincircuit
May 30th, 2013, 6:48pm
I only to to about halfway through volume two, but this was just so incredibly cheesy that I couldn't take it anymore. It has some of the worst BL tropes out there and not much to make up for it. I definitely need emotions to feel real and make sense, especially when it isn't a comedy. This did not feel even vaguely real.
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Loooove it!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by LilyLily
April 1st, 2013, 7:02pm
I am totally hook with this manga. I love the story, characters and side couples! I especially love the uke Yuuki. He is so honest and straight forward. The seme is what you would call a cool sadist. I love their relationship development and I will also like to see the other couples too. Men in suit and bodyguard at that are my weak point. I recommend this to anyone who are yaoi lover. I can't wait for more releases.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by samanthaknd
January 3rd, 2011, 6:37pm
well since its still ongoing there is NO ENDING yet........... still at 5 volumes and going so.... plenty still to read!. And I do enjoy this one very much I am giving nothing away all I will do is reccomend this wholeheartedly!!
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good story   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Shanni
April 2nd, 2009, 5:55am
I really am a sucker for yakuza///bodyguard stories.

I really enjoyed it, because Taki was the bully kind, and the uke isn't a total feminine face >_> if you know what i mean

I would highly recommend, I really liked reading it.
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Yongou x Keibi   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by ragec
January 8th, 2009, 9:56am
I agree to the comments below, the story started really strong then the ending just got rushed up. Meh the ending wasn't that bad at least is a great ending. There's still some holes in the last chapters and i wish the mangaka didn't rush it up. Anyways the art was amazing and overall this series is great.
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The 4th Guard - Single Mind   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by faerygoddyss
June 21st, 2008, 8:09am
It was good until the end. The end made the story seem like the mangaka just wanted to hurry up and finish the story. It was too rushed, and in my opinion ruined all the possibilities.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kariouling
June 20th, 2008, 12:46pm
I really enjoyed it and waited impatiently for the next chapters, but I think the ending is really left open. I hope there is going to be a sequel, because the last scenes gave some hints at a develoment I would love to read! ( I hope I fid not confuse you!^^) Loved it and recommnd it to every Yaoi fan!!!
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Very tight...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by VampireBanana
June 11th, 2008, 1:35am
Hmmm... out of all the BL series revolving around the themes of bodyguards and security agencies, this seems the most well put together in terms of plot, characterisation and so forth. In short, not a panel seems wasted, the pacing is fast and everything is very tight.

Edit: The ending is fairly open-ended but that's probably because there's a sequel in the works.

... Last updated on June 22nd, 2008, 8:38am
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