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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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Takashi Takamoto / Sheimasu Tantai / Mujina Demon Badger King
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Haruto Kioke / Kurosaki Itto / Sperm
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Mia Matsumoto / Saku / Yumi the Bat
Kuni Hashimoto ...
Leiji Nishizaki
Izumi Woods ...
Izumi Himura / Saku
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Detective Oshiro
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Moritaro Kioke
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Timestryker
Lee Lin Chin ...
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Travis Johnson ...
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Shonen Knife ...
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Des Mangan ...
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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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Hilarious and touching.
29 August 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

If you watch the trailer, you'll know everything you need to about this fictional documentary of a short-lived TV show that never existed. It's a sober look at an utterly bonkers Japanese program, in particular the troubled but brilliant (or perhaps not) actor, writer, and director Takeshi Takamoto. The aspect of this film I appreciate the most, besides the comedy, is that it actually delivers emotional moments and the story is not so crazy that it defies plausibility. One could easily be forgiven for thinking it's a real documentary about a real show.


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