Taichi Hiraga Keaton, the son of a Japanese zoologist and a noble English woman, is an insurance investigator known for his successful and unorthodox methods of investigation Educated in archaeology 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 When a life insurance policy worth one million pounds takes Master Keaton to the Dodecanese islands of Greece, what will he discover amidst his scuffles with bloodthirsty thieves and assassins...
|Title||:||Master Keaton, Vol. 1|
|Publisher||:||VIZ Media LLC December 16, 2014|
|Number of Pages||:||338 pages|
|File Size||:||679 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Master Keaton, Vol. 1 Reviews
Taichi Hiraga-Keaton is a Japanese-English archaeologist turned insurance investigator who, in his mid-life, is still finding his path. He draws upon his years in the military elite and wealth of academic knowledge to help him solve cases, but it is his knack for empathizing that allows him to see the human side of every story. While Keaton focuses on catching crooks and solving mysteries, his daughter Yuriko is busy trying to ensure he doesn’t neglect his personal life, which often gets left at the office door.
Master Keaton, Book 1 is the first volume in the reprinting of the 1989 series about Keaton, a half-Japanese, half-English archaeology lecturer for a minor university and insurance investigator for Lloyd's of London. When he isn't lecturing (which is pretty often), his adventures take him all around the world in a series of situations involving suspicious deaths, drugs, archaeology, and of course, his own family, which is quite interesting. His father is a Japanese zoologist who once lived in a slum, and his mother is a rich noblewoman, who isn't seen in this first book. He also has a daughter and an ex-wife.
I'm a huge fan of Urasawa's Monster and 20th Century Boys, but this is my first time getting into Master Keaton. This one really stands out due to its episodic storytelling that's divided into 12 short chapters. Each story is fast-paced but rich in culture and history. One thing that impressed me right away is Urasawa's insane amount of research. He goes into great detail about different ethnic groups, religions, political factions, cultural landmarks and artwork, archaeology, and life survival skills, among many other subjects. He weaves historical facts into each character's life, so I feel like I'm actually learning something!
Not the biggest fan of this manga. Artwork is great, story lacking depth.
I fondly remember the time when I first picked up a copy of the original Japanese “Master Keaton.” That was in the 1980s, and now I read it again, this time in English, for the first time in more than 20 years, but the comic is still refreshingly original, with the unique protagonist Taichi Hiraga-Keaton, former SNS member and lecturer of archeology, moonlighting as an insurance investigator. In the first episode of Volume 1, Keaton is sent to Greece by the insurance company to investigate the strange death of a man, who fell to his death off a cliff.
Archaeology lecturer Taichi Hiraga-Keaton has a unique combination of skills that he puts into unusual use in his frequent sabbaticals from teaching. Called on as an insurance investigator when circumstances are suspicious and extraordinary, his encyclopedic knowledge is almost as useful during his adventures as his past training as a SAS survivalist.