Master Keaton (OAV)

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[ sequel of Master Keaton (TV) ]

Alternative title:
マスターキートン
Genres: adventure, drama, mystery
Themes: military, police
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: 108 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 12 votes (sub:8, dub:4)
 Excellent: 36 votes (sub:24, dub:12)
 Very good: 41 votes (sub:32, dub:7, raw:1, others:1
1 French subtitled
)
 Good: 12 votes (sub:9, dub:3)
 Decent: 4 votes (dub:2, sub:2)
 So-so: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Not really good: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Weak: -
 Bad: -
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 153 users, rank: #2985 (of 6020)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 8.232 (Very good+), std. dev.: 1.3444, rank: #278 (of 6014)
Weighted mean: 8.294 (Very good+), rank: #207 (of 6014) (seen all: 8.37 / seen some: 7.14 / won't finish: 7.00)
Bayesian estimate: 8.212 (Very good+), rank: #172 (of 4525)
Number of episodes: 15
Episode titles: We have 15
Vintage: 2004-02-10
Release dates: We have 4
Opening Theme:
"Opening Theme" by Kuniaki Haishima
Ending Theme:
#1: "A Sigh" by KneuKid Romance (eps 25-26)
#2: "From Beginning" by Kuniaki Haishima (eps 27-39)
Trivia: We have 1
Comment:
This is a direct continuation of the TV series, for all intents & purposes the same series but released straight to video.

Episodes are numbered 25-39.

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DVD (Region 1)
    Master Keaton - Blood & Dust (DVD 5) 2004-02-10
    Master Keaton - Fakers & Friends (DVD 6) 2004-04-13 (from $23.98)
    Master Keaton - Life & Death (DVD 7) 2004-06-08 (from $31.99)
    Master Keaton - Passion Games (DVD 8) 2004-08-10

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Series Director: Masayuki Kojima
Script:
Daisuke Aranishi (eps 28, 33)
Hideo Takayashiki (ep 26)
Kiyoshi Minakami (ep 27) 
Seishi Minakami (ep 27)
Shinzo Fujita (eps 31, 38-39)
Tatsuhiko Urahata (ep 37)
Tomoko Konparu (4 episodes
eps 25, 32, 35-36
)

Tomoko Ogawa (ep 29)
Toshiki Inoue (ep 30)
Yoshiaki Kawajiri (ep 34)
Storyboard:
Hiroshi Hara (eps 26, 31)
Jun'ichi Sakata (ep 29)
Kitaro Kousaka (ep 35)
Kou Matsuo (ep 27)
Mamoru Sasaki (ep 32)
Masayuki Kojima (4 episodes
eps 25, 28, 33, 39
)

Nanako Shimazaki (eps 32, 37)
Rintaro (ep 36)
Shinsaku Sasaki (eps 30, 38)
Toshiharu Sato (ep 23)
Yoshiaki Kawajiri (ep 34)
Episode Director:
Fumihiro Yoshimura (ep 18)
Hiroshi Hara (eps 25, 31, 36)
Kitaro Kousaka (ep 35)
Kou Matsuo (ep 27)
Masaaki Kumagai (ep 34)
Masayuki Kojima (eps 28, 39)
Nanako Shimazaki (ep 32)
Shigeru Kimiya (ep 37)
Shinsaku Sasaki (eps 30, 38)
Shougo Furuya (ep 34)
Susumu Ishizaki (ep 33)
Toshiharu Sato (ep 26)
Yasuhiro Matsumura (ep 29)
Character Design: Kitaro Kousaka
Art Director: Yuji Ikeda
Animation Director:
Chikako Oka (eps 26, 29)
Ei Inoue (4 episodes
eps 25, 28, 36, 39
)

Kaichi Honma (eps 36, 39)
Kenichi Furuta (ep 30) 
Kenichi Shimizu (ep 16)
Kenichi Yoshida (ep 30)
Kitaro Kousaka (ep 35)
Mamoru Sasaki (eps 27, 32)
Masaaki Endou (ep 32)
Michio Mihara (eps 34, 38)
Saburo Masutani (ep 33)
Shougo Furuya (eps 34, 38)
Tomoyasu Kurashima (ep 37)
Tsutomu Awada (ep 31)
Yoh Shimizu (ep 31)
You Moriyama (ep 31)
Director of Photography: Hisao Shirai
Animation producer: Satoru Yoshimoto
Assistant Animation Director: You Moriyama (ep 35)
Key Animation:
Hiromasa Yonebayashi (ep 30)
Katsuya Yamada (6 episodes
eps 25, 27, 30, 32, 35, 38
)

Tadashi Hiramatsu (ep 28)
You Moriyama (7 episodes
eps 25, 28, 31, 34-36, 38
)

Layout Supervisor:
Kaichi Honma (ep 28)
Tsutomu Awada (ep 26)
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

Akio Ohtsuka as Abdullah Abbas(ep 25)
Akira Ishida as Hiroshi Matsui(ep 33)
Atsuko Tanaka as Kayoko Kida(ep 32)
Aya Hisakawa as Pai Li(ep 37)
Banjou Ginga as Leon Hannah(eps 38-39)
Bin Shimada as Edgar Fisher(ep 36)
Daiki Nakamura as John(ep 34)
Daisaku Shinohara as Eliah's Father(ep 26)
Eri Takeda as Carol(ep 34)
Hidenari Ugaki as Detective(ep 35)
Hiromi Tsuru as Louise Brown(ep 36)
Hiroshi Kusano as Yamamoto(ep 25)
Hiroshi Yanaka as Usami(ep 32)
Issei Miyazaki as Young Paul Wilkins(ep 35)
Katsuhiko Kobayashi as Chris(ep 34)
Katsuhiko Sasaki as Pietro Meda(ep 33)
Kazuhiro Yamaji as James Kelling(ep 29)
Kazuyuki Sogabe as Mikhail(ep 27)
Keaton Yamada as Sam(ep 36)
Kikuko Inoue as Karen Wolf(eps 38-39)
Kiyoshi Kawakubo as Colonel Fox(eps 38-39)
Kôichi Kitamura as Pat Campbell(ep 29)
Kouji Nakata as James Wolf(eps 38-39)
Kouji Yada as Paul Wilkins(ep 35)
Kousei Tomita as Otter(eps 38-39)
Kumiko Takizawa as Eliah's Mother(ep 26)
Kyoji Kobayashi as Oscar Hammer(ep 29)
Mahito Tsujimura as Eugene Hart(ep 29)
Mami Kingetsu as
Clare(eps 38-39)
Wenner(ep 26)
Masaki Aizawa as Al Flare(ep 39)
Masako Kitamura as Mrs. Wagner(ep 31)
Masaru Ikeda as Sendel(ep 28)
Masato Hirano as Vladimir Kovalenko(ep 27)
Mayumi Ichitani as Kayoko's Mother(ep 32)
Megumi Urawa as Young Douglas(ep 30)
Miho Yamada as Mother(ep 27)
Mikio Terashima as Swan(eps 38-39)
Minoru Uchida as Heinen(ep 31)
Nobuaki Fukuda as Tomski(ep 28)
Nobuyuki Katsube as Prof. Takakura(ep 25)
Osamu Saka as Clifford Ferris(ep 30)
Rei Sakuma as Janet Hart(ep 29)
Rica Fukami as Mistress(ep 28)
Rica Matsumoto as Eliah(ep 26)
Rumiko Ukai as Wolf's Sister(ep 39)
Saburo Tamura as Alexeyev(ep 28)
Satomi Koorogi as Ralph's Mother(ep 34)
Shigeru Chiba as Morris(ep 30)
Shiho Kikuchi as Young Sachiko Shiratori(ep 35)
Shinichiro Miki as Frank Miller(ep 29)
Shinja Ohtaki as Andre(ep 27)
Shinji Ogawa as Stefan Razin(ep 27)
Shouji Nomura as Prof. Collins(ep 25)
Sukekiyo Kameyama as Captain West(ep 27)
Taeko Nakanishi as Sachiko Shiratori(ep 35)
Takahiro Sakurai as Ralph(ep 34)
Tamio Ohki as Douglas(ep 30)
Tatsukou Ishimori as Karim Muhammad(ep 25)
Tetsuo Kaneo as Doctor(ep 31)
Tomohiro Nishimura as Helmer(ep 35)
Toshihiko Kojima as Harold Smith(ep 29)
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Nikolai(ep 27)
Wahei Iida as Mafia A
Yasuyoshi Hara as Neumann(ep 26)
Yoshiko Kamei as Phil's Mother(ep 34)
Yoshinori Muto as Ascott(ep 31)
Yousuke Akimoto as Detective A(ep 33)
Yukimasa Kishino as Mafia Boss(ep 37)
Yumi Touma as Natalya(ep 27)
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Madhouse Studios
English staff
English cast
Executive producer: Hideki 'Henry' Goto
Producer: Yukio Kusumoto

ADR Producer: Diana Gage
Casting: Randi Riediger
Dialogue Editing:
Aaron Nordean (ep 25)
Chris Cleator (eps 32-33, 36)
Cisco McLaren (5 episodes
eps 25, 31, 35, 37-38
)

Jennifer Balabanov (ep 26)
Kevin MacDonald (ep 39)
Marc Matsumoto (eps 27-28)
Ross Clarke (eps 29-30)
Timur Kalyuzhnyy (ep 34)
DVD Engineer: Joe Torcello
Production Coordination: Travis Fraser
Re-Recording Mixing: Mark M. Pinder
Recording engineer:
Chris Cleator (eps 25, 29-32)
Marc Matsumoto 
Mike Iske (eps 25-28, 33-39)
Timur Kalyuzhnyy 
Script Adaptation: Robert Chomiak
Subtitle Script: Kevin McKeown
Voice Direction: Teri Snelgrove
Ted Cole as Taichi Keaton-Hiraga

Kelly Sheridan as Yuriko Hiraga
Michael Kopsa as Narrator
Ross Douglas as Daniel O'Connell
William Samples as Tahei Hiraga

Adam Henderson as Ascott(ep 31)
Alex Doduk as Nikolai(Child; ep 27)
Alexandra Carter as Sachiko Shiratori(Young; ep 35)
Alistair Abell as Edgar Fisher(ep 36)
Alvin Sanders as Eugene Hart(ep 29)
Andrew Francis as Hiroshi Matsui(ep 33)
Bob Frazer as Paul Wilkins(ep 35)
Brian Dobson as Mafia Boss(ep 37)
Brian Drummond as
Andre(ep 27)
Eliah's Father(ep 26)
Leon Hannah(eps 38-39)
Yamamoto(ep 25)
Cathy Weseluck as Wolf's Sister(ep 29)
Christine Lippa as
Kayoko's Mother(ep 32)
Mrs. Wagner(ep 31)
Colin Murdock as
Doctor(ep 31)
Usami(ep 32)
Colleen Wheeler as
Louise Brown(ep 36)
Ralph's Mother(ep 34)
Danny McKinnon as Eliah(ep 26)
David Palffy as Karim Muhammad(ep 25)
Derek Peakman as
Detective(ep 35)
James Wolf(eps 38-39)
Ellen Kennedy as Eliah's Mother(ep 26)
Eva de Viveiros as
Mistress(ep 28)
Neumann's Wife(ep 26)
Jason McKinnon as Alexeyev(ep 28)
Jenn Forgie as Clare(eps 38-39)
John Murphy as James Kelling(ep 29)
John Payne as Captain West(ep 27)
John Prowse as
Abdullah Abbas(ep 25)
Wenner(ep 26)
Jonathan Holmes as Frank Miller(ep 29)
Kathy Morse as Carol(ep 34)
Lisa Ann Beley as Louise Brown(ep 36)
Lyle St. Goddard as Karl Neumann(ep 26)
Marco Soriano as Pietro Meda(ep 33)
Mark Oliver as Mikhail(ep 27)
Mary Black as Phil's Mother(ep 34)
Matt Walker as
Al Flare(ep 39)
Oscar Hammer(ep 29)
Michael Dobson as
Abbas' Second(ep 25)
Nikolai(Teen; ep 27)
Michael Kopsa as
John(ep 34)
Medovich(ep 27)
Sam(ep 36)
Swan(eps 38-39)
Moneca Stori as Janet Hart(ep 29)
Paul Dobson as
Tomski(ep 28)
Vladimir Kovalenko(ep 27)
Paul Kloegman as
Douglas(ep 30)
Prof. Collins(ep 25)
Peter New as Pat Campbell(ep 29)
R. Nelson Brown as Prof. Takakura(ep 25)
Reece Thompson as Douglas(Young; ep 30)
Richard Newman as Harold Smith(ep 29)
Ron Halder as Sendel(ep 28)
Russell Roberts as Chief Otter(eo 38-39) 
Saffron Henderson as Natalya(ep 27)
Scott Hylands as Heinen(ep 31)
Scott McNeil as
Colonel Fox(eps 38-39)
Morris(ep 30)
Stefano Giulianetti as Detective A(ep 33)
Trevor Devall as Olaf Helmer(ep 35)
Valerie Sing Turner as
Karen Wolf(ep 38)
Pai Li(ep 37)
Venus Terzo as Kayoko Kida(ep 32)
Vitaly Kravchenko as Stefan Razin(ep 27)
William Samples as Clifford Ferris(ep 30)

Mafia Boss(ep 37) 
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
(none)
Jérome Keen as Taichi Hiraga Keaton

Dominique Vallee as Yuriko
Luc Boulad as
Daniel
Keaton's father
French companies
Broadcaster: Air TV
Distributor: IDP Home Video Music
Dubbing: Midisync
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