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Shinji Tôdô ...
 Spider-Man / ... (41 episodes, 1978-1979)
Mitsuo Andô ...
 Professor Monster (41 episodes, 1978-1979)
Yukie Kagawa ...
 Amazoness (41 episodes, 1978-1979)
Hirofumi Koga ...
 Spider-Man (suit actor) (41 episodes, 1978-1979)
Tôru Ôhira ...
 The Narrator (41 episodes, 1978-1979)
Izumi Oyama ...
 Shinko Yamashiro (40 episodes, 1978-1979)
Rika Miura ...
 Hitomi Sakuma (38 episodes, 1978-1979)
Yoshiharu Yabuki ...
 Takuji Yamashiro (36 episodes, 1978-1979)
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To fight against the evil Iron Cross Army, led by the space emperor Professor Monster, a daredevil motorcyclist transforms into the famous Marvel Superhero, with a racecar and giant transforming robot at his disposal. Written by John Cassidy <ryuuseipro@attbi.com>

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The first series to have a superhero (as opposed to a costumed pilot) ride a giant robot. The success of this series led to the revival of the Sentai Series as the "Super Sentai Series." Batoru Fîbâ Jei (1979), the 3rd Sentai Series, was the first "Super Sentai," as the five heroes therein rode a giant robot. See more »

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Follows Spider-Man: Episode 0 (1978) See more »

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Kakero! Supaidâman
(Dash! Spider-Man)
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Performed by Yûki Hide
Lyrics by Saburô Yatsude
Music by Michiaki Watanabe
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I cannot get enough of this series
13 May 2015 | by (Massachusetts, USA) – See all my reviews

This is legitimately my favorite TV show. I have yet to find anything so purely fun and entertaining as Toei's ridiculous, amazing, absurdly fantastic Japanese Spider-Man.

Strangely enough, this show actually served as Toei's first outing into the sentai Power Rangers "summon giant robot to battle giant kaiju" formula. If this show has one failing, it's that they hadn't yet figured out that having Spidey one-shot every villain isn't particularly thrilling.

Even so, the robot battles tend to be an afterthought to an otherwise wacky action show. You'll see Spidey gun down puddies with an SMG, or web-sling onto an actual helicopter, or drive a motorcycle to hunt down a bike gang, or any number of far-out shennanigans. The latest episode I watched had him literally die, go to Hell, re-kill a monster he'd sent there, and then fight his way to back to land of the living. He does stuff like that ALL THE TIME.

It is still possible to watch this on TV.com, for some reason. Everywhere else, even Marvel.com (which recently took down the episodes to free up server space), has decided it's not worth it.

Do yourself a favor and watch an episode of this show. You will not be disappointed.


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