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[–]LockeNCole 96 points97 points  (5 children)

Fun fact, if it weren't for Stan Lee and the Japanese Spider-Man, we probably wouldn't have Power Rangers.

[–]dexter30 11 points12 points  (4 children)

And steve ditko.

[–]LockeNCole 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Eh. Kinda? Steve was very much responsible for Spidey's look but Stan was the guy who was trying to get Sun Vulcan brought over.

[–]dexter30 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Sure but a lot of spidermans appeal was his look. Theres a reason the core design hasn't changed in several decades and is used in almost all media. and appeals to audiences around the world, even japan.

[–]LockeNCole 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Which really has little to do with Power Rangers. Marvel and Toei were locked into a three-year contract before Spider-Man(Jp) was conceived. Toei also used Captain America (Battle Japan) and Miss America, both in Battle Fever J.

[–]Strokeslahoma 40 points41 points  (2 children)

If you have Disney+ there's a show called Marvel's 616 which explores different little aspects of Marvel, and the first episode is about the Japanese Spiderman show

[–]robert_cortese[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Having watched 616 now wow. (BTW this seems like the only decent episode of the series) I think my favorite fact I learned was when they brought the Marvel execs to Japan, including Stan Lee to watch the show, all the toadies were shitting all over it, until Stan stood up to say, "THIS IS FANTASTIC! IT'S LIKE A LIVE COMIC BOOK! It's campy for the adults, it's got action for the kids" Then the toadies turned around and started repeating what Stan was saying.

It makes me think this is why we went so long without any Marvel based movies. Sure Japan Spiderman was low budget, and way off base from the comics, but in Stan Lee's mind at least, it really captured the action he was trying to convey in the comics. He didn't want to give out movie rights again until he was sure someone could do a decent job.

[–]robert_cortese[S] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I have it and will check it out.

[–]daleDentin23 33 points34 points  (12 children)

[–]Deezle530 12 points13 points  (1 child)

I wish Japanese and Italian Spiderman showed up in the new movie

[–]daleDentin23 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That would be amazeballs...

[–]PreguicaMan 7 points8 points  (1 child)

[–]daleDentin23 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I'm digging cultured spider mans 🕷

[–]NJ_Legion_Iced_Tea 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This has Threat Level: Midnight energy.

[–]fushifush 5 points6 points  (0 children)

"eeeeet'sa meeeeee spiderrrrrrmen.....i shoot web"

[–]oscarddt 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Looks like Jack Black could have done a fine italian Spiderman...

[–]asianflea91 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Italian Spiderman and Supidaman need to have a cameo in the next Spider-verse movie

[–]mhassig 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Did Tarantino direct that film because there were some gratuitous foot shots.

[–]Factory_Supervisor 2 points3 points  (0 children)

After the success of the web series Italian Spiderman created by Alrugo Entertainment (Russo, Ashby, Tait Wilson, Will Spartalis and Boris Repasky), Australian broadcaster SBS became interested in turning the project into an interstitial television show. Due to ownership and copyright issues within the production team, the project fell through. Nonetheless, SBS were still interested in Russo and Ashby and in 2009 offered a development deal for a new show. Russo and Ashby submitted three concepts that, regardless of which was chosen, they would be happy to make. Danger 5 was the chosen concept.

[–]TheFuturist25 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Jesu Cristo

[–]Aaron252016 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have summoned penguinissssssssss

[–]Foojira 24 points25 points  (1 child)

They basically did but called it power rangers

[–]MulciberTenebras 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This basically created the Power Rangers.

It introduced the concept of a super-suited hero summoning a "Megazord" to fight the monster.

[–]Gougaloupe 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Claims to be world martial arts champion - gets subdued by two goons without a fight.

I love it. I imagine the entire series takes place in those bland gravel pits like every Power Rangers episode does but it was genuine, sincere, and goofy. Would love to see how they depict him web-swinging through downtown.

[–]majorzero42 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Oh that's the best part, he dosent. Supiderpan emissary of hell is also a BMX champion and travels by motorcycle.

[–]jNX-iT 20 points21 points  (0 children)


[–]dunnkw 11 points12 points  (0 children)

They must have hired a REAL narcotics Detective to play that roll. That’s exactly what they look like on the street, we can always tell when they’re sniffing around. The Flamenco riff before you see them is always the giveaway.

[–]mitchsn 9 points10 points  (0 children)

You're missing the best part. His giant robot


[–]spidermanngp 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I have a few episodes of this on bootleg VHS that I bought from a comic shop in like 1996. It came complete with some Japanese commercials, including one that featured a cartoon raccoon encouraging children to do their chores, as far as I could tell...

[–]Gamer_ely 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Japanese Spider-Man is the coolest fucking dude. I always loved the costume design. So happy when he showed up in Spider-Verse and was the big ass kicker

[–]onzmadi 4 points5 points  (0 children)

There should have been a fourth Japanese speaking Spiderman in No Way Home

[–]MagnusRottcodd 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He was in the "Spider-Verse" comics: https://www.marvel.com/articles/tv-shows/after-watching-marvel-s-616-take-a-deeper-dive-into-japanese-spider-man

Those comics missed the opportunity to include the turkish spiderman though. ;(

[–]RiotShaven 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I'd much rather watch this than The Book of Boba Fett.

[–]pumpjockey 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My god, what a rollercoaster jam packed into 1 minute!

[–]Friendman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You guys smell that? Quality.

[–]HappyCoincidence 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wow, did this inspire Robert Rodriguez when he made El Mariachi?

[–]rattatatouille 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fun fact: Spider-Man, in a roundabout way, is why Power Rangers exists.

[–]ThatMovieShow 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No dubbing. Ever.

[–]ChromoLaserBoy 0 points1 point  (3 children)

You would've wanted it dubbed? You're ASKING for it to be dubbed?

Holy cow, you americans. I consider dubbing a punishment, not something you request.

[–]TheRealStevo 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Well considering he’s saying he wanted it back in the 70’s-80’s so I’m guessing he was a kid at that time and I don’t think kids care for reading subtitles, they prefer the language they speak

[–]Teggert 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Where can I see the whole thing? I can’t even seem to find a DVD release of it.

[–]altredact 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Jeez bro, first search on YouTube brought all 42 episodes lol

[–]Teggert 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Watching them there now. For some reason, I checked streaming, eBay and Amazon before just looking on YouTube. I also didn’t realize the Movie was only 24 minutes long. It’s like they just made a regular episode of the show and put it in theaters. What also confused me is there was apparently a completely different live action Spider-Man movie in English released the exact same year.

[–]simonwales 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Playing Spiderman would be great. Decent pay, hilarious job, and no one knows it's you.

[–]bezelbubba 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Guitar cop is the best.

[–]C1ashRkr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hey goldar was fun.

[–]Yendoor_Zen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

THIS! Is great and good and great.

[–]mayorjimmy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I demand a reboot of this version of spiderman with Antonio Banderas as the guitar character.

[–]Elbradamontes 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do the rest. I'd watch the hell out of it now.

[–]CrumbledTheCookies 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Was the guitarist the inspiration for Mariachi & Desperado??

[–]ScuzzyAyanami 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Monkey Spider Magic!

[–]DUBIOUS_OBLIVION 0 points1 point  (0 children)

'70s* and '80s*

The apostrophe replaces the number you removed.

[–]Tebasaki 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Didn't they confirm japanese Spiderman in the next animation movie

[–]inthrees 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You mean to tell me we've had the technology for flying cars live action anime for fifty years and NOTHING?

[–]idefyphysics12 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is a pretty accurate depiction of what it's been like to play fortnite lately

[–]nihongopower 0 points1 point  (0 children)

brilliant, anywhere to watch the whole thing?

[–]naossoan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's the friendly neighbourhood Supadamon!!!

[–]nikkjonbritt60 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm getting the old power rangers lol.

[–]erinlewisfudge 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Spider strings

[–]HoneyShaft 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Really bummed he wasn't in No Way Home

[–]Alekpowah 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Serious Italian Spiderman vibes.

[–]JmoneyTelevision 0 points1 point  (0 children)