Master Keaton

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Alternative Titles

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: 7.611 (scored by 61386,138 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #14982
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4208
Members: 28,812
Favorites: 136

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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)

Characters & Voice Actors


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


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Railtown" by Kuniaki Haishima

Ending Theme

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


Nov 24, 2011
“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 ...
Aug 26, 2009
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 ...
Jan 27, 2010
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 ...

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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Master Keaton Episode 12 Discussion
thisiodfkln - Jun 29, 2011
8 repliesby Iron_Leopard »»
Jun 7, 6:05 PM
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