Master Keaton
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Master Keaton

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Japanese: マスターキートン
English: Master Keaton
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 18
Chapters: 144
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 1988 to Aug 1994
Genres: Adventure Adventure, Drama Drama, Mystery Mystery, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Themes: Adult Cast Adult Cast, Historical Historical, Military Military
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Big Comic Original
Authors: Urasawa, Naoki (Art), Katsushika, Hokusei (Story)


Score: 7.681 (scored by 17441,744 users)
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Ranked: #17902
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Popularity: #2256
Members: 9,126
Favorites: 81


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Master Keaton introduces Taichi Hiraga Keaton, an archeology professor and part-time insurance investigator known for his successful and unorthodox methods of investigation. The son of a Japanese zoologist and an English noblewoman, educated in archaeology at Oxford and a former member of the SAS, Master Keaton uses his knowledge and combat training to uncover buried secrets, thwart would-be villains, and pursue the truth.

(Source: VIZ Media)


Master Keaton was published in English by VIZ Media under the VIZ Signature imprint in 12 omnibuses from December 16, 2014 to September 19, 2017. The English version was nominated for the 2015 Eisner Award for Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia.


Keaton, Taichi
Hiraga, Yuriko
Plummer, Anna
Mrs. Murata
Wolf, James
O'Connell, Daniel
Chapman, Charlie
Funase, Shinsuke


May 12, 2016
Ready to travel through Europe without any need for a passport or plane tickets ? Interested in following a multifaceted man page by page while he helps people with their complicated but human dilemmas ? Look no further, Master Keaton is waiting for you.

Master Keaton is one of Naoki Urasawa's earlier works (in collaboration with Hokusei Katsushika), but despite its outstanding quality, it is nowhere near as famous as Monster or 20th Century Boys. It really should be though. Because of his incredible skills as a former member of the British SAS force, Taichi Hiraga Keaton is called to solve cases all over Europe as ...
Jan 5, 2023
Preliminary (72/144 eps)
Master Keaton is one of the best manga I’ve ever read and I highly recommend it.

It deviates from his other well-known works like Monster and 20th Century Boys that are all plot heavy but, retains the strong main character also present on the said series. The background themes can be heavy at times but the mood is mostly lighthearted. It’s nice to be able to enjoy Urasawa without the constant fear of unknown.

It does not follow any set plot, instead focusing Keaton's short adventures that in most cases last for a chapter. Most characters only feature for one chapter only. Keaton is a multilingual-archaeologist-SAS elite-insurance ...
May 6, 2023
Preliminary (132/144 eps)
Didnt see a lot of reviews for it so i thought I will write one.

To put it very simply: Its Macguyver meets Indiana Jones. The end.

I read on Wikipedia that it can be described as "Matlock meets Jack Ryan", but i see less of that at the start.
If you have a fix for stuff like Adventures of Tintin, Batman by Denny O'Neil & Neal Adams but want a bit more mature story telling and some research like in Hugo Pratt's Corto Maltese, but not that academic, then pick this one up. If you like historical mysterys like Da vinci code, then pick this ...

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