Saturday, September 2

The Vault #3: Spider-Manno

Wanna see wierd? 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 animationby popularising 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 wierdest is his Leopard robot.

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