Supaidā-Man (1978–1979) is a tokusatsu action series loosely based around the Marvel comics character Spider-Man. When Yamashiro Takuya's father is killed by the Iron Cross Army, his life is saved by the prince of the Spider Planet, who imbues him with super-strength, the ability to stick to walls and spider-sense through a bracelet.
Although the series had nearly nothing to do with the American super-hero, producers originally wanted to keep with the original origin of the character. However, Bandai demanded that they include a giant robot to ride along with a popular trend. This forced Tōru Hirayama and Susumu Yoshikawa to rewrite the character completely. However, this did serve to create the first series to show a superhero piloting a giant robot which ultimately popularized the Super Sentai style of Japanese television and anime.
|Shinji Todo||Takuya Yamashiro (Spider-Man)||1|
|Mitsuo Andō||Professor Monster||1|
|Izumi Oyama||Niiko Yamashiro||1|
|Rika Miura||Hitomi Sakuma||1|
|Tokyo Channel 12|
|Season One||May 17, 1978||March 14, 1979||41|
|Season Sets: Region 2|
|The Complete Series||December 9, 2005||8||
|The Spider-Man Franchise|
|Animated TV Shows|
Spider-Man (1967) • Spider-Woman • Spider-Man (1981) • Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends • Spider-Man: The Animated Series • Spider-Man Unlimited • Spider-Man: The New Animated Series • The Spectacular Spider-Man • Ultimate Spider-Man • Marvel's Spider-Man • Marvel's Spidey and His Amazing Friends
|Live Action TV Shows|