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Tonari no Shugoshin  
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After losing her parents when she was young, Rio has been supporting herself and her brother. Rio believes that it's useless to rely on others. One day, she buys a trump card of the jack of club, modeled after Sir Lancelot, believing she could gain good money auctioning it off the internet. That night she meets Sir Lancelot in her dreams, which recur every time she sleeps. When Yuuki-kun asks her to go out with him and nearly kisses her, Lancelot suddenly appears out of nowhere and says he has come to save her?!


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Associated Names
อัศวินที่รัก พิทักษ์หัวใจ
Guardian Next to Me
Mi Guardián Secreto
Tonari no Guardian

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.8 + Omake (end) by Evil Flowers over 8 years ago
v.2 c.7 by Evil Flowers over 8 years ago
v.2 c.6 by Saigo no Shou over 9 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.6 / 10.0 (469 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.54 / 10.0
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April 15th 2018, 8:50am PST



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Cheese! (Shogakukan)

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It was almost awesome   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by tipz
June 23rd, 2014, 8:09pm
Loved the comedy In it .. Loved the beginning. Middle became weird.. End seemed rushed.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
some guy comes out of no where from this magic card she has.. He is
Super nightly.. You see him adapt too well to the new age even though there are some funny parts with him being confused about it.. Then he rushed away cause of his time.. Just to be able to come back and then happy ending??? So weird.. Wished it had more of a plot revolving around the card and magic parts of it

Liked the character art

... Last updated on June 23rd, 2014, 8:09pm
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Cute story, could have been so much more   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by korinacaffeine
August 1st, 2012, 7:30am
Cute romance, pretty typical shoujo manga. The art is very very pretty and I think the mangaka did a decent job of making Lancelot look foreign (the eye shape, his height/build, etc.). A lot of mangakas handle this poorly, often just making the foreigner blond and being done with it.

You won't find much more substance here apart from, as mentioned, regular shoujo fluff. Lancelot's character is earnest and honorable, which is a refreshing change of pace from most male leads in shoujo who are just cookie-cutter bad boy types who are crazy about sex.

I feel like a lot of potential was wasted here. It could have been very interesting to focus more on Lancelot's adjustment to being so far in the future, or his reaction to the notion that he is a household name across the world and is lauded as a fairytale hero. A little nod to ANY part of Lancelot's history--the round table, Guinevere, his conquests--would have been nice, but
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
a "past love" is mentioned once and then never again.
There's also a mysterious being in the trump card who seems to makes arbitrary decisions on Lancelot's sudden existence in the world, and he changes the rules more than once. No information is given about this character--who it is, what its motivations are, where it comes from.

If you're looking for a cute, short, mostly satisfying read about a classical hero, you will probably love this. However, if you're looking for a story that at all discusses the details of Lancelot suddenly a) becoming real and b) being a couple thousand years in the future, you'll be sorely disappointed.

Overall I enjoyed it for what it was and tried not to think of all the squandered opportunities for plot development and intrigue.
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Good one   
Rating: N/A
by ailuj15
August 18th, 2011, 8:39am
just finished reading. It has the typical plot for this kind of story but I like how Lancelot is depicted. The girl isn't bad either though she is kinda average. But I could already see the ending of this from the very beginning but luckily, I'm not disappointed because it was cute! The omake was the surprising part haha.

The art is great, not too much and not too little detail so I'm gonna rate this as a 10. It's a good read and I definitely recommend it for a short yet pretty romance read. biggrin
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Rating: N/A
by DorkFishOK
July 7th, 2011, 1:48pm
I'm not sure if this is an error due to the scanlations or if it was an error on the mangaka's part but there were some historical facts in there that were incorrect. In the second chapter, Lancelot says he's from Britain and the main female lead's little brother said it was a European country that existed sometime in the 5th and 6th century... But I'm pretty sure, correct me if I'm wrong, that Britain is still in existence...
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awww.. so sweet!~!   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by otakuness
April 22nd, 2011, 10:48am
at first it gave me an irky feeling because i dont really like male leads with knight syndrome <meaning the i- would-protect-you-no-matter-what- thing> but i guess it cant be helped since he is Lancelot and theres nobody knight-ier than Lancelot!
but anyhow the female lead was not annoying.. i like her, the ideal older sister, though she doesnt escape the qualities of the typical shoujo girl..
the story wasnt dragged and it actually has a body though there arent any historical references.. its alright since im not in thinking mode right now, but if i am my rating would drop like hell! the ending didnt felt rushed.. so i guess this is pretty good! and some moments just made me want to look away and smile to myself.. *sigh*
and the omakes at the end! TOTAL WIN!! who says looks doesnt matter?? XD
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best ever   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by keturah_kingsland
February 21st, 2011, 7:23pm
one of the best smuts ever!!!! the plot is incredibly original and the art is spectacular i laughed,i cried, i was educated. this is really probably one of my favorite mangas period regardless of the smut categories as far as compared to other smut this one tends to kick most other smuts ass's and then curb stomp them =3=

... Last updated on October 22nd, 2011, 10:39pm
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It started well...   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by buywrong
December 10th, 2010, 7:55am
But the author lost the plot! Gosh, I was so enjoying the story, then the plots turn into a bloody mess (gradually, not till the last few chapters), ack!!!
Art is tolerable.
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pretty good   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by oetadnamreg
October 19th, 2010, 3:25am
i love the art and the basic story plot, but i feel that the whole story was sort of rushed. I guess because it was too short thats why it seemed rushed, but the ending was especially rushed!
other than that the overall story was really sweet. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED biggrin
LOVE lancelot <3

... Last updated on November 10th, 2010, 10:42am
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good! but...   
Rating: N/A
by spiritedaway
July 8th, 2010, 12:42am
oh its a good read! definitely pleased's a nice time passer. it's just that it would be better if its on a english/german ambiebt or whatever. or the one who got out of the card is a japanese ancient hero not a foreigner. iam not fond of mangas that has a foreigner lead.
but all in all its a good manga.
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No comment but an advice   
Rating: 6.8 / 10.0
by Lillian
January 19th, 2010, 11:29pm
Since Fareki pretty much sums up what I want to say about this piece I'll just add a recommendation. If you liked this manga you should try: Zettai Kareshi. It has enough similarities to be compared to this one.
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