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Shinji Tôdô ...
 Spider-Man / ... 41 episodes, 1978-1979
Mitsuo Andô ...
 Professor Monster 41 episodes, 1978-1979
Yukie Kagawa ...
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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Spider-Man's transforming giant robot Leopardon (which transforms from the huge spacecraft Marveller, named in honor of the Marvel Comics Group) was featured in America in both Mattel's Shogun Warriors toy collection (only the 3" figure version, named "Leopaldon") and Bandai America's Godaikin toy line (Bandai Japan's deluxe diecast toy with complete transforming features). However, only a few people in America knew that this robot was somehow tied with everyone's favorite web-slinger. See more »

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Spin-off Supaidâman (1978) See more »

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Chikai no Barâdo
(Ballad of an Oath)
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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 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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