Sunday, April 6, 2008


Previously Posted on September 2, 2006
Wanna see weird? Well, this is the famous Japanese Spider-Man , the tokusatsu. This version of was part of a deal that Marvel made with Toei, namely that for a four-year period, Toei could use Marvel's characters in any way they saw fit. So in 1978 a Spider-Man tokusatsu series was produced for Japanese television by Toei Company Ltd. While Spider-Man's costume was certainly based on the original, the storyline had little to do with the Marvel character. The series had a major impact on Japanese animation by popularizing the trend to use huge robots to defeat other giants despite being controlled by a human, a convention begun with shows like Jumborg Ace. This is the opening, yes the weirdest is his Leopard robot.

Previously Posted on September 2, 2006
on Spanengrish Ramblings

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