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: 7.711 (scored by 11131,113 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #14682
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2472
Members: 6,523
Favorites: 68

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Taichi Keaton-Hiraga—born of Japanese and British descent. A former SAS agent with remarkable skills in military tactics and archaeology. Keaton is a single father with a part-time job as a world history teacher in Japan. But when certain international issues arise, he is called upon by Lloyd's of London as a special insurance investigator.

(Source: ANN)


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.

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May 12, 2016
SweetBakchich (All reviews)
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 read more
Oct 19, 2017
ThaRicefield (All reviews)
Master Keaton is one of the best manga I’ve ever read and I highly recommend it.

The story it deviates from his other well-known works such as “Monster” and “20th Century Boys” that are all plot heavy but it retains the strong main character also present on the said series. This instead maintains the lighthearted mood despite the heavy background themes. 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 case last for a chapter. Most characters only feature for one chapter only. Keaton is multilingual, knowledgeable read more
Feb 15, 2022
ansamant (All reviews)
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 read more

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