Master Keaton - Excavation (Vol. 1)
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Animated by Mad House (Trigun, X, Ninja Scroll, Patlabor WXIII)
Character design by Kitaro Kosaka (Director of Animation/ Princess Mononoke)
Menu Design by Nightjar (Akira, Hellsing)
Bilingual format (English/Japanese language) with optional English subtitles
Two separate fan friendly subtitles streams (1) Dialogue translation and (2) Signs only translation
Scene access and extras including textless opening/closing and the "Hidden Feature"
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In second place, the animation production house was Mad House, one of those rare anime studios that are not to blame for any anime that came out from their hands ("Trigun", "Card Captor Sakura", "Perfect Blue", "Millenium Actress", "Metropolis", "Pet Shop of Horrors", and a very large etcetera). "Master Keaton" was sure a very "outsider" project for anime. Its hero is not a teen, but a rather mature man reaching his forties. Also, he is surely not a "bishounen" (a term used in manga and anime for "beautiful boys"). The animation doesn't include remarkable effects, and though there are many action sequences (remember, Keaton is a retired SAS trainer), those do not involve espectacular explosions, frantic car chases or anything you may call "eye-popping" by modern standards. We're definitely in front of an adult-oriented series, which focuses greatly in each episode's story, bringing always a little human drama.Read more ›
No giant robots or super-powered martial artists are in this series but there is alot of realistic action. The animation is not "Macross Plus" or "Spirited Away" quality but it is very good.
Keaton's understated character should appeal to anime fans and will probably create some new ones.