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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 29, 1999
Premiered: Fall 1998
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 00:50 (JST)
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: Adventure, Mystery
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.701 (scored by 2,719 users)
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Ranked: #11062
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Popularity: #3352
Members: 12,831
Favorites: 71
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Taichi Keaton is a half-British half-Japanese archeologist and SAS veteran of the Falklands War. He solves mysteries and investigates insurance fraud for Lloyd's around the world.

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Kanbe, Mamoru
Episode Director
Masaki, Shinichi
Episode Director

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"Railtown" by Kuniaki Haishima

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

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Nov 24, 2011
eyerok (All reviews)
“The master of life always lives his destiny as he chooses...”

Ex-SAS, Archeologist, part time lecturer, traveler, historian, Insurance agent; Taichi Hiragi Keaton is a Jack of all trades and a “master of life”. He is simple, intelligent, humble, and a moralistic goody-two shoes infused with the love of life and the possibilities it brings.

The show itself is an exact mirror reflection of its main character; a “Jack-of-all-trades” in that it touches a wide variety of genres and themes, from slice-of-life, romance, mystery to historical, war drama, thriller. It dips into almost everything an anime of its premise possibly can. And the result is read more
Aug 26, 2009
bokenhiebing (All reviews)
If variety is the spice of life then Master Keaton delivers one hell of a spicy dish. It is hard to say what genre the shows is because it is almost everything. But is variety by itself enough?

Master Keaton's greatest asset is its variety. One episode it is a mystery, the next it is an action show, and the one after that it is a slice of life. The show really does end up getting it fingers in to almost every genre there is. To go along with the different genre, the show is in a different place every episode. In the rice patties of read more
Jan 27, 2010
zawa113 (All reviews)
More people need to check this out, it’s great as an episodic show and at trying out many different genres and has a genius main, always a plus ;) Everything applies exactly the same to the OVA as well, be sure to check out one if you like the other.

Plot: ?
This varies from episode to episode to be honest, some are solid 10s, others are lower, but there’s no real bad ones to be fair, just ones that are more interesting than others. Plot episodes vary greatly, one episode Keaton might be disarming a bomb with chocolate, surviving in the desert, or making a windmill read more
Feb 16, 2011
Pessoa (All reviews)
Master Keaton is a decent work, but not a must see. It is a great and enjoyable episodic anime. Katsushika/ Hokusei is its creator, who also created masterpiece Monster. Thus there are a lot of similarities (Master Keaton aired about six years before Monster, and in all aspects Monster is better than it).

It is an episodic anime, therefore do not expect a great plotline or significant developments in story. But it does not make Keaton a dull anime, because Katsushika/ Hokusei pours his 'vast' knowledge on Europe into it and creates an interesting story in each episode. In every episode we read more


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