Master Keaton (TV)

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[ adapted from Master Keaton (manga) ]

Related anime:
    Master Keaton (OAV) (sequel)

Alternative title:
マスターキートン (Japanese)
危險調查員 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Themes: crime, detective
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Taichi Keaton is a man of many talents: father, historian, frequent traveler, negotiator, archaeologist, former survival instructor, and all while working as an insurance investigator for Lloyd's of London. While his methods may seem a bit unorthodox, he gets the job done when needed, but not without a little something to learn or teach in the process. Through all of his adventures, some people call him a quack. Those who know him well call him a master of life...
User Ratings: 198 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 25 votes (sub:17, dub:7, edit.dub:1)
 Excellent: 48 votes (sub:34, dub:13, raw:1)
 Very good: 65 votes (sub:43, dub:20, raw:1, others:1
1 French subtitled
)
 Good: 30 votes (sub:22, dub:7, others:1
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
)
 Decent: 13 votes (sub:8, dub:5)
 So-so: 8 votes (sub:4, dub:3, raw:1)
 Not really good: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Weak: 5 votes (sub:3, dub:2)
 Bad: -
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 361 users, rank: #2022 (of 6020)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.884 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.5704, rank: #641 (of 6014)
Weighted mean: 7.885 (Very good), rank: #551 (of 6014) (seen all: 8.21 / seen some: 7.16 / won't finish: 4.24)
Bayesian estimate: 7.864 (Very good), rank: #403 (of 4524)
Running time: 25 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 24
Episode titles: We have 24
Vintage: 1998-10-06 to 1999-03-29
Release dates: We have 5
Opening Theme:
"Opening Theme" by Kuniaki Haishima
Ending Theme:
#1: "eternal wind" by BLÜE (eps 1-13)
#2: "A Sigh" by KneuKid Romance (eps 14-24)
Links: We have 1
Comment:
Please Note: The English cast listed below may include characters from episodes 25+ (the OAV). If you are aware of a character listed below that only appeared in episodes 25+, please submit an error report.
Review:
Master Keaton DVD 4 (Feb 24, 2004)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Master Keaton - Excavation I (DVD 1) 2003-06-10 (from $23.98)
    Master Keaton - Excavation 2 (DVD 2) 2003-08-12 (from $23.98)
    Master Keaton - Killer Conscience (DVD 3) 2003-10-14
    Master Keaton - Blood & Bullets (DVD 4) 2003-12-09 (from $19.98)
    Master Keaton - Blood & Dust (DVD 5) 2004-02-10

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Series Director: Masayuki Kojima
Script:
Hideo Takayashiki (7 episodes
eps 4-5, 7-8, 11, 14, 18
)

Shinzo Fujita (7 episodes
eps 1-2, 10, 12, 17, 20, 23
)

Tatsuhiko Urahata (4 episodes
eps 6, 13, 15, 24
)

Tomoko Konparu (4 episodes
eps 9, 16, 21-22
)

Tomoko Ogawa (ep 3)
Tsutomu Kaneko (ep 19)
Storyboard:
Fumihiro Yoshimura (ep 18)
Hiroko Tokita (ep 7)
Hiroshi Aoyama (eps 6, 11, 24)
Hiroshi Hara (eps 9, 14)
Jouji Shimura (eps 8, 10)
Kitaro Kousaka (ep 22)
Kou Matsuo (ep 15)
Masayuki Kojima (eps 1-2, 4, 13)
Nanako Shimazaki (ep 12)
Satoshi Kuwahara (ep 19)
Shinsaku Sasaki (eps 5, 21)
Tomihiko Ohkubo (ep 20)
Toshiharu Sato (eps 17, 23)
Toshio Hirata (eps 3, 16)
Episode Director:
Fumihiro Yoshimura (ep 18)
Genjuro Tachibana (ep 8)
Hiroshi Aoyama (4 episodes
eps 6, 11, 16, 24
)

Hiroshi Hara (eps 4, 9, 14)
Jouji Shimura (ep 10)
Kitaro Kousaka (ep 22)
Kou Matsuo (ep 15)
Mamoru Kanbe (ep 3)
Masayuki Kojima (eps 2, 13)
Nanako Shimazaki (eps 7, 12, 20)
Satoshi Kuwahara (ep 19)
Shin'ichi Masaki (ep 1)
Shinsaku Sasaki (eps 5, 21)
Toshiharu Sato (eps 17, 23)
Character Design: Kitaro Kousaka
Art Director: Yuji Ikeda
Animation Director:
Chikako Oka (eps 17, 23)
Ei Inoue (eps 10, 15)
Kenichi Shimizu (eps 6, 16)
Kitaro Kousaka (eps 1, 5, 22)
Kunio Kazuki (ep 8)
Makoto Koga (ep 3)
Mamoru Sasaki (eps 12, 20, 24)
Masahiko Ohta (ep 7)
Masayoshi Nishida (ep 18)
Shigeru Fujita (eps 2, 21)
Shinji Seya (ep 19)
Tomohashi Miyoshi (eps 9, 14)
Tsutomu Awada (ep 13)
Yasuhiro Hayashi (ep 14)
Yoshishige Kosako (eps 6, 11, 16)
Yuki Iwai (ep 4)
Director of Photography: Hisao Shirai
Animation Director Cooperation: You Moriyama (ep 24)
Animation producer: Satoru Yoshimoto
Key Animation:
Hiromasa Yonebayashi (ep 10)
Katsuya Yamada (eps 21-22)
Satoshi Kon (ep 15)
You Moriyama (5 episodes
eps 1, 13, 15, 21-22
)

Series Structure: Tatsuhiko Urahata
Sound Effect Director: Yasunori Honda
Norihiro Inoue as Taichi Hiraga Keaton

Houko Kuwashima as Yuriko Hiraga
Ichirô Nagai as Tahei Hiraga
Keaton Yamada as Narrator
Shinpachi Tsuji as Daniel O'Connel

Ai Satou as Anna's Mother(ep 6)
Akemi Okamura as Helen(ep 20)
Akiko Takeguchi as Charlie's Mother(ep 10)
Akira Murayama as Walter Goldman(ep 12)
Aruno Tahara as
Michael Robert(ep 15)
Moreau(ep 5)
Ayaka Takano as Clara(ep 14)
Ayumi Uno as Flora(ep 3)
Ben Hiura as Bruce Kendall(ep 23)
Chie Satou as Little Connelly(ep 13)
Chikako Akimoto as Mrs. Shinjo(ep 7)
Chikao Ohtsuka as Andrei Semionov(ep 4)
Daisuke Gouri as Davis(ep 24)
Eiji Maruyama as Gotrope(ep 14)
Emi Shinohara as Sofia(ep 1)
Fumihiko Tachiki as Libero(ep 22)
Fumito Yamano as Ox Bayer(ep 1)
Goro Naya as Shou(ep 11)
Hidetoshi Nakamura as Hunter(ep 15)
Hideyuki Tanaka as Powell(ep 24)
Hiroshi Hosoi as Angus(ep 21)
Hiroshi Ito as Greenpark(ep 16)
Hiroshi Kamiya as Shinsuke Funase(ep 19)
Hiroshi Naka as Petrol Station Clerk(ep 23)
Hoshihiko Kojima as John(ep 2)
Iemasa Kayumi as Stuart Pitock(ep 2)
Issei Futamata as Webb(ep 18)
Junpei Takiguchi as Colonel Foster(ep 20)
Katsuhisa Houki as Donovan(ep 13)
Katsunosuke Hori as Yuri Scott(ep 5)
Kazuaki Ito as Inspector(ep 10)
Kazuo Kamiya as Franco(ep 3)
Keiko Kuge as Lady Langley(ep 6)
Keiko Yanagawa as Mrs. Takita(ep 8)
Ken Nishida as Inspector Douglas(ep 8)
Kenji Nomura as Priest(ep 3)
Kikuko Inoue as Karen Wolf(eps 38-39) 
Kiyonobu Suzuki as Shreider(ep 14)
Kousuke Meguro as Atkins(ep 24)
Mami Koyama as Marguerite(ep 22)
Masaharu Satou as Prof. Stevens(ep 24)
Masahiko Tanaka as Richard Connelly(ep 13)
Masashi Ebara as Robert Fenders(ep 16)
Masashi Hirose as Klause(ep 14)
Masashi Sugawara as Charlie Chapman(eps 10, 17)
Maya Okamoto as Secretary(ep 16)
Michio Hazama as Lord Fenders(ep 16)
Michiro Ikemizu as Shinsuke's Father(ep 19)
Mifuyu Hiiragi as Son-Rei(ep 11)
Mikio Terashima as Old Man(ep 13)
Minoru Yada as Prof. Benington(ep 18)
Miru Hitotsuyanagi as Teresa(ep 14)
Misa Watanabe as Anna(ep 3)
Miyoko Asou as Mrs. Burnham(ep 12)
Motomu Kiyokawa as Jonathan(ep 20)
Mugihito as Victor(ep 22)
Naoki Tatsuta as Mikami(ep 21)
Narumi Hidaka as Hanna(ep 14)
Nobuaki Fukuda as Walter(ep 2)
Nobuaki Sekine as
Andy(ep 23)
Tonio(ep 2)
Norio Wakamoto as Herman(ep 20)
Osamu Kobayashi as Stephane(ep 18)
Reiko Niimura as Helmina(ep 9)
Ritsuo Sawa as Jack Carol(ep 8)
Ryuji Nakaki as Det. Rupert(ep 20)
Sanae Takagi as Shinsuke's Mother(ep 19)
Sayuri Ikemoto as Ann(ep 21)
Seiko Tomoe as Old Woman(ep 6)
Seizo Katou as Kouzo Takita(ep 8)
Sen Hoshino as McBain(ep 10)
Shigeru Nakahara as Roddy(ep 11)
Shinya Ohtaki as Karol(ep 20)
Shozo Iizuka as Superintendent Costner(ep 8)
Suemi Ozawa as Ms. Belnine(ep 3)
Sumi Shimamoto as Anna Plummer(ep 6)
Sumie Baba as Anna(child; ep 6)
Taiten Kusunoki as Eric(ep 20)
Takashi Taniguchi as Alan(ep 3)
Takaya Hashi as Shuji Takita(ep 8)
Takayuki Sugo as Leon Papas(ep 1)
Takehiro Koyama as Malone(ep 16)
Takeshi Aono as Huk-Shu(ep 11)
Takeshi Endo as Priest(ep 17)
Tamio Ohki as
Douglas(ep 30)
Markus(ep 1)
Taro Arakawa as Tomasz(ep 20)
Terue Nunami as Adult School President(ep 5)
Tetsuo Goto as Edward Langley(ep 6)
Tohru Furusawa as Heinrich(ep 9)
Toshiharu Sakurai as Otto(ep 20)
Toshihiko Kojima as Fumio Hisayama(ep 8)
Toshiya Ueda as Prof. Amada(ep 21)
Yousuke Naka as Mr. Shinjo(ep 7)
Yukari Nozawa as Doris Goldman(ep 12)
Yukiko Takabayashi as Patricia Keaton(ep 7)
Yukimasa Kishino as Travis(ep 18)
Yuko Minaguchi as Flora Lyman(ep 17)
Yuusaku Yara as Galade(ep 18)
Yuzuru Fujimoto as
Connelly's Grandfather(ep 13)
Kohl(ep 14)

Japanese companies
Animation Production: Madhouse Studios
Broadcaster:
NHK (2007-03-10)
NTV
Key Animation:
Dr. Movie (ep 15)
HEEWON (ep 23)
Pak Production (ep 14)
Studio Mu (eps 7, 12)
Production Cooperation:
Domu (ep 8)
Garan (ep 3)
Group TAC (eps 7, 12, 20)
Imagine (5 episodes
eps 17, 23, 26, 29, 37
)

Mook (4 episodes
eps 6, 11, 16, 24
)

Studio Junio (eps 4, 9, 14)
Studio Pokke (ep 33)
Tezuka Productions (eps 18-19)
English staff
English cast
Executive producer: Hideki 'Henry' Goto
Producer: Yukio Kusumoto

ADR Producer: Diana Gage
Dialogue Editing:
Aaron Nordean (eps 21-24)
Cisco McLaren (eps 21-24)
DVD Engineer: Joe Torcello
Production Coordination:
Geoffrey Rosen (eps 21-24)
Travis Fraser
Re-Recording Mixing: Mark M. Pinder
Recording engineer:
Chris Cleator (eps 17-24)
Marc Matsumoto (eps 1-20)
Mike Iske (eps 21-24)
Timur Kalyuzhnyy (eps 1-16)
Script Adaptation: Robert Chomiak
Subtitle Coordinator: Warren Opheim (eps 21-24)
Subtitle Script: Kevin McKeown
Voice Direction: Teri Snelgrove
Ted Cole as Taichi Keaton-Hiraga

Kelly Sheridan as Yuriko Hiraga
Michael Kopsa as Narrator
William Samples as Tahei Hiraga

Alaina Burnett as Akemi(ep 7)
Alex Doduk as Charlie Chapman(Teen)
Alison Raine as Anna Plummer(ep 6)
Alistair Abell as Roddy(ep 11)
Andrew Kavadas as Edward Langley(ep 6)
Anna Cummer as Ann MacRae(ep 21)
Ari Solomon as
Prof. Stevens(ep 24)
Victor Chanbonne(ep 22)
Beatrice Zeilinger as Teresa(ep 14)
Bill Switzer as Shinsuke Yunase(ep 19)
Brenna O'Brien as Clara(ep 14)
Brian Dobson as Kidnapper(ep 8)
Brian Drummond as
Adult Student(ep 5)
Alan(ep 3)
Conductor(ep 9)
Mikami(ep 21)
Party Guest(ep 10)
Petrol Station Clerk(ep 23)
Reporter(ep 10)
Tonio(ep 2)
Travis(ep 18)
Cathy Weseluck as
Anna's Mother
Mrs. Shinjo
Old Woman
Taichi(Child)
Chantal Strand as Flora(ep 3)
Colin Murdock as Shreider(ep 14)
Dale Wilson as
Bruce Kendall(ep 23)
Stuart Pitock(ep 2)
Daphne Goldrick as Lady Langley(ep 6)
David Kaye as Shinsuke's Father(ep 19)
David Palffy as
Karim Muhammad(ep 25)
Kohl(ep 14)
Leon Papas
Derek Peakman as Ox Bayear
Don Brown as Inspector
Donna Yamamoto as Mrs. Takita(ep 8)
Doug Abrahams as
Connelly's Grandfather(ep 13)
Lord Fenders(ep 16)
Eli Gabay as Hunter(ep 15)
Ellen Kennedy as
Adult Student
Secretary(ep 16)
Student
Ellie King as Charlie's Mother(ep 10)
Farrell Spence as Shinsuke's Mother(ep 19)
Fred Henderson as Jonathan(ep 20)
French Tickner as
David Markus
Greenpark(ep 16)
Klause(ep 14)
Libero(ep 22)
Hiro Kanagawa as Fumio Hisayama(ep 8)
Iris Quinn as Marguerite(ep 22)
James O'Shea as Donovan(ep 13)
Jillian Michaels as Hanna(ep 14)
John Murphy as Robert Fenders(ep 16)
Jonathan Holmes as
Angus(ep 21)
Frank Miller 
Kelly Sheridan as Anna(Child)
Ken Pak as Kouzo Takita
Lee Tockar as
Andy(ep 23)
Galade(ep 18)
John
Otto(ep 20)
Priest
Mackenzie Gray as Professor Bennington(ep 18)
Mark Gash as Powell(ep 24)
Mark Oliver as
Davis(ep 24)
Herman(ep 20)
Matt Walker as Detective Rupert(ep 20)
Michael Adamthwaite as
Eric(ep 20)
Heinrich(ep 9)
Walter Goldman(ep 12)
Michael Andaluz as Shou(ep 11)
Michael Dobson as
Bounty Hunter
Conductor
Driver
Party Guest
Stephane(ep 18)
Michael Kopsa as
John(ep 34) 
Karol(ep 20)
Medovich(ep 27) 
Prof. Amada(ep 21)
Richard Connelly(ep 13)
Moneca Stori as Flora Lyman(ep 17)
Nicole Leroux as Helen(ep 20)
Nicole Oliver as
Doris Goldman(ep 12)
Patricia Keaton
Reporter
Pam Hyatt as Mrs. Murata
Patrick Creery as Atkins(ep 24)
Patti Allan as Helmina(ep 9)
Paul Dobson as
Adult Student
Bayer's Associate
Bounty Hunter
Charlie Chapman
Paul Kloegman as
Michael Robert(ep 15)
Old Man(ep 13)
Pauline Newstone as
Adult School President
Ms. Belnine(ep 3)
Reece Thompson as Young Connelly(ep 13)
Richard Newman as Andrei Semionov(ep 4)
Richard Yee as Huk-Shu(ep 11)
Ron Halder as
Gotrope(ep 14)
Malone(ep 16)
Yuri Scott(ep 5)
Rosa Yee as Son-Rei(ep 11)
Ross Douglas as Daniel O'Connell
Russell Roberts as Inspector Douglas(ep 8)
Samuel Vincent as Bounty Hunter
Sanders Whiting as Webb(ep 18)
Scott McNeil as
Adult Student
Priest(ep 17)
Resistance Member
Walter
Shirley Millner as Mrs. Burnham(ep 12)
Terry Klassen as Foster(ep 20)
Trevor Devall as
Adult Student
Conductor
Franco
Reporter
Tomasz(ep 20)
Venus Terzo as Sofia
Vitaly Kravchenko as Stefan Razin
Ward Perry as
Mr. Shinjo
Office Secretary
William Samples as Superintendent Costner(ep 8)
English companies
Adaptation: The Ocean Group
DVD Authoring: SpeeDVD
DVD Menus: Nightjar, LLC
DVD Production: Geneon Entertainment Inc.
Recording Studio: Ocean Studios
French staff
French cast
Jérome Keen as Taichi Hiraga Keaton

Dominique Vallee as Yuriko
Jean-Baptiste Marcenac as Narrateur
Luc Boulad as
Daniel
Père de Keaton
Thierry Mercier as Charlie Chapman

Agnès Manoury as
Doris Goldman(ep 12)
Sofia(ep 1)
Son-Rei(ep 11)
Benoit Dupac as
Dissident
Eric(ep 20)
Brigitte Guedj as
Grand-Mère de Flora(ep 3)
Mme Takita(ep 8)
Chantal Baroin as Gerry Burnham(ep 12)
Cyrille Monge as Douglas(ep 8)
Eric Chevallier as Tonio(ep 2)
Eric Missoffe as Kôzo Takita(ep 8)
Frederic Norbert as Stuart(ep 2)
Frederic Popovic as Mr Carol(ep 8)
Gérard Surugue as Chef Cuisinier(ep 11)
Luc Boulad as Semionov(ep 4)
Maud Heywang as Anna(ep 6)
Nathalie Bleynie as
Clara(ep 14)
Hélène(ep 20)
Hermina(ep 9)
Serge Bourrier as Foster(ep 20)
Stéphane Ronchewski as Richard Connery(ep 13)
Victoire Theismann as Flora Lyman(ep 17)
Vincent Ribeiro as Rudy

French companies
Broadcaster: Air TV (from 2011)
Distributor: IDP Home Video Music
Dubbing: Midisync
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Licensed by: Mighty Media Co., Ltd.
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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