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Top Knot Detective (2017)

16 09/23/2017 (US) ComedyAction 1h 30m
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The greatest 90's Japanese samurai series you've never heard of


In the early 1990s, a Japanese samurai detective series was aired in Australia and became a cult success. Titled in Japan Ronin Suiri Tentai (meaning roughly Deductive Reasoning Ronin), it was soon known in the West as Top Knot Detective. The original series was legendary in Japan, a cultural train wreck led by Takashi Tawagoto, a crazy writer, producer, director and lead actor; one who could not act, fight or write at all.

  1. Aaron McCann

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Dominic Pearce

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Toshi Okuzaki

    Sheimasu Tantei / Takashi Tawagoto

  2. Masa Yamaguchi

    Masa Yamaguchi

    Kurosaki Itto / Haruto Kioke

  3. Mayu Iwasaki

    Mayu Iwasaki

    Mia Matsumoto / Saku #2

  4. Kuni Hashimoto

    Kuni Hashimoto

    Leiji Nishizaki

  5. Izumi Woods

    Saku / Izumi Himura

  6. Des Mangan

    Des Mangan / Narrator

  7. Travis Johnson

    Travis Johnson

  8. Nobuaki Shimamoto

    Nobuaki Shimamoto

    Detective Oshiro

  9. Yoji Tatsuta

    Yoji Tatsuta

    Host / Old Man

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Top Knot Detective
Top Knot Detective

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Original Language English

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