Join us for a free viewing of select episodes from the Supaidāman live-action tokusatsu television series produced by Toei Company.
Co-hosted by our friends at the Slack Jaw Punks podcast. This is sure to be a fun event.
Spider-Man (スパイダーマン Supaidāman), also referred to as Japanese Spider-Man, is a Japanese live-action tokusatsu television series produced by Toei Company, loosely based on Marvel Comics' Spider-Man character. The series lasted 41 episodes, which aired from May 17, 1978, to March 14, 1979
While Toei's version of the character wore the same costume as his Marvel counterpart, the show's storyline and the origin of the character's powers deviated from the source material. In addition to fighting by himself, this incarnation of Spider-Man piloted a giant robot known as Leopardon, which he would summon to thwart off enlarged versions of the show's monsters.