Japanese Spider-Man

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Japan once had its own Spider-Man live action TV series. It debuted in 1978, and was a lot like the American version. With one particularly awesome difference.

The series revolved around Takuya Yamashiro, played by Shinji Todō, a motorcycle racer who is given spider-like powers after an injection of blood from the last surviving person of the Planet Spider.

Like any self-respecting Spider-Man, Yamashiro can shoot webs, but what separates him from his American counterpart is the fact that he gets his own giant robot. I repeat, he gets his own giant robot.

Well, it wouldn’t be a Japanese superhero epic without at least one giant robot, would it? -via Time Newsfeed

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