Master Keaton

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Synonyms: Master Keaton: Blood and Bullets
Japanese: マスターキートン


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 1998 to Mar 30, 1999
Premiered: Fall 1998
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 00:50 (JST)
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, MysteryMystery
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, HistoricalHistorical
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.721 (scored by 60706,070 users)
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Ranked: #12512
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Popularity: #4177
Members: 28,488
Favorites: 134

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The amazing Taichi Keaton works on cases around the globe that always lead to adventure! He combines his arsenal of multidisciplinary expertise in investigation, archeology, and survival with his experience as a professor, a Falklands Conflict veteran and a SAS agent to unravel the often dangerous challenges in each riveting episode.

(Source: Geneon Entertainment USA)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Kojima, Masayuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kanbe, Mamoru
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Railtown" by Kuniaki Haishima

Ending Theme

1: "eternal wind" by BLÜE (eps 1-13)
2: "A Sigh" by KneuKid Romance (eps 14-24)


Feb 26, 2024
Master Keaton in my humble opinion is the best Episodic anime I've seen so far. Though I can admit it's not for everyone since this series requires you to have an understanding of contemporary history. The series touches subjects on the Cold War and many Geopolitical conflicts from the era.
The story follows Taichi Keaton, who is a veteran of the Falkland's War and a former SAS officer in the British Army. His combat training and survival skills help him land a job as an insurance investigator from a prestigious agency known as Loyd's of London. This line of work takes him in some ...
Feb 4, 2024
An absolutely great watch! Highly recommended for people who are searching for traveling series based in Europe with Slice of Life, Naoki Urasawa is a great writer. The exploration of the outside world in those 90s feels gives really good vibes.

Animation was not extraordinary, but everything was moving in sync; the background was the most detailed and beautifully done; it wasn't looking flat like how some of today's anime looks; it really breathed life to the anime; there were some sakuga moments as in character animation; and lastly, there were no CGI cars, and they were animated perfectly.

The thing I most loved was its sound ...
Apr 22, 2022
Master Keaton is an episodic, dramatic thriller based on a manga series co-written by Naoki Urasawa. The titular Keaton is a half-Japanese, half-British investigator for the real-life Lloyd's of London, an unorthodox insurance company that works more like a betting house. Each chapter, which is largely self-contained, takes Keaton to various places (mostly in Western Europe) where he becomes entangled in criminal operations, suspicious murders, scholarly matters, and--sometimes--more lighthearted family affairs. The show's pacing and subject matter somewhat bring to mind American detective shows like Columbo: Keaton is intelligent, resourceful, and combat-proficient, though it's his deep well of knowledge which typically provides a solution to ...

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Sequel to Urasawa Naoki's Manga 'Master Keaton' Announced

According to the cover note of the eighth volume of the complete edition, a sequel to manga "Master Keaton" was announced to be serialized in Big Comic Original more

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Master Keaton Episode 21 Discussion
thisiodfkln - Jul 7, 2011
11 repliesby Punkero »»
Apr 24, 3:05 PM
I like what I see but doesn't this show feel a tad boring?
anizawa89 - Apr 18
5 repliesby Otakupervert890 »»
Apr 19, 7:19 AM
Does its anime include ova fully adapt manga till the end ?
ISeeLifePeople - Jan 30
1 repliesby JX-78-2 »»
Jan 30, 11:20 AM
Poll: Master Keaton Episode 24 Discussion
thisiodfkln - Jul 11, 2011
10 repliesby A1E1BA »»
Jan 14, 6:36 PM
Poll: Master Keaton Episode 14 Discussion
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