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Top Knot Detective (2017)

This is the story of how a failed Japanese samurai series became an instant cult classic.

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Aaron McCann (story by), Aaron McCann | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Toshi Okuzaki Toshi Okuzaki ... Takashi Takamoto / Sheimasu Tantai / Mujina Demon Badger King
Masa Yamaguchi ... Haruto Kioke / Kurosaki Itto / Sperm
Mayu Iwasaki ... Mia Matsumoto / Saku / Yumi the Bat
Kuni Hashimoto Kuni Hashimoto ... Leiji Nishizaki
Izumi Woods Izumi Woods ... Izumi Himura / Saku
Nobuaki Shimamoto ... Detective Oshiro
Yoji Tatsuta ... Cat Talk Host / Old Man
Shinichi Matsuda Shinichi Matsuda ... Moritaro Kioke
Oscar Harris Oscar Harris ... Timestryker
Lee Lin Chin Lee Lin Chin ... Self
Guitar Wolf ... Self
Travis Johnson Travis Johnson ... Self
Dario Russo ... Self
Shonen Knife Shonen Knife ... Themselves
Des Mangan Des Mangan ... Self - Narrator
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This is the story of how a failed Japanese samurai series became an instant cult classic.

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Learn the inside story about the greatest Japanese samurai series, you've never heard of before.


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Crazy Credits

POST CREDIT SEQUENCE: There is a post-credit sequence from Des Mangan doing a classing 90s style "sign off" followed by a Faux Trailer for an Italian Giallo called: "My Little Italian Stallions". See more »

Alternate Versions

Top Knot Detective (2016) was originally slated to be a webseries in Australia, currently the pilot still exists with a mix of different interviews and alternate takes. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (1972) See more »

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That Girl
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Why isn't this on Netflix?
24 December 2017 | by sumwhaninoSee all my reviews

This film needs to be seen by a larger audience outside of the festival circuit. Really hope a streaming service picks it up in 2018. Go see it if you get a chance.


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Country:

Australia | Japan

Language:

Japanese | English | Cantonese

Release Date:

23 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Top Knot Detective See more »

Filming Locations:

Osaka, Japan See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Pilot Episode)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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