Viz Licenses "Master Keaton" Manga

The 12-volume release is scheduled to launch in print in December under the VIZ Signature imprint

Viz has announced the license of award-winning manga artist Naoki Urasawa (Monster, 20th Century Boys, Pluto), Hokusei Katsushika and Takashi Nagasaki's Master Keaton, a series that follows the investigations of one of manga's answers to Indiana Jones, a divorcé, Lloyd's of London investigator, ex-SAS, Falklands War veteran, and archaeologist. 

 

The 12-volume release is scheduled to launch in print in December under the VIZ Signature imprint. This released will be rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens and carry an MSRP of $19.99 U.S. /$22.99 CAN. Each paperback volume will receive a deluxe treatment, including 18 pages of full-color artwork. In addition to publishing it North America, VIZ Media will also release it in print in the United Kingdom and Australia.

 

They describe it

The riveting detective drama introduces Taichi Hiraga-Keaton, an archeology professor and part-time insurance investigator known for his successful and unorthodox methods of investigation. The son of a Japanese zoologist and an English noblewoman, educated in archaeology at Oxford 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. The manga series was originally published in Japan between 1988 and 1994 in Big Comic Original magazine and also inspired a popular 39-episode anime adaptation.

 

Geneon released Madhouse's anime adaptation of Master Keaton in North America.

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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