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Top Knot Detective

japan samurai australia mockumentary top knot detective

Top Knot Detective

Release Date: April 01, 2017

Year    :   2017
Slogan    :   «The greatest 90's Japanese samurai series you've never heard of»
Genres    :   Comedy, Action, Drama, Crime, Mystery, History
Production Companies    :   Screen Australia, Special Broadcasting Service (SBS), ScreenWest
Director    :   Aaron McCann, Dominic Pearce
Producers    :   Lauren Brunswick
Writers    :   Aaron McCann, Dominic Pearce
RunTime    :   90 mins.

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.




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