In the early 90s a little known Japanese Samurai/Detective series hit Australia where it quickly became a cult hit. In Japan it was called Ronin Suiri Tentai (Deductive Reasoning Ronin), but in Australia it is known only as Top Knot Detective!
To celebrate the release of the Top Knot Detective Collector’s Edition on dual format Blu-ray and DVD on 18 March, we are giving away three copies. Answer the question at the bottom of the page for your chance to win one.
The DUAL FORMAT BLU-RAY & DVD with collectable slipcase includes Audio Commentary, Original 9min Pilot Episode Stunt Team Pre-Vis Fights Making Of Trailer and Photo Gallery.
Samurai, robots, flying tiger sharks, time-traveling baseball players and alien monsters: the legendary – and above all notoriously bad – Japanese detective series Ronin Suiri Tentai had it all. In Japan, the series was strangely enough no more than a modest success. But in Australia, where it was released in the early 1990s under the title Top Knot Detective, the series became a gigantic cult hit.
More than two decades after the unexpected end of the series, after only two seasons, two Australian ‘documentary makers’ set off in search of answers to questions that have fascinated Australian audiences for years. What was the reason for the sudden demise of Top Knot Detective? And what happened to deviser, director, writer, producer and protagonist Takashi Takamoto, from whom nothing has been heard for the longest time?
A hilarious mockumentary about a hilarious cult series: one you would hope really had existed.
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