News Marvel.com Streams Toei's Live-Action Spider-Man Show
posted on 2009-03-06 01:07 EST by Egan Loo
Not-So-Daily-Link of the Day II: The official website of Marvel Comics has begun streaming Toei's 1978-79 live-action special-effects (tokusatsu) version of Spider-Man on Thursday. Among other things, this version of Spider-Man, the alter-ego of Takuya Yamashiro, fights the evil Iron Cross Army with guns, a transformation bracelet, a Spidermachine GP-7 car and a transforming giant robot named Leopardon. More episodes will be added every Thursday.
The anime studio Madhouse had agreed last year to produce four anime series featuring Iron Man, Wolverine, and other Marvel characters for the Japanese and global markets, starting in spring of 2010. The Nihon Keizai Shimbun paper reported last month that Tatsunoko Production is producing a television anime with characters from both Tatsunoko's portfolio of anime titles and Marvel's library of comic series in three years.
Source: Robot 6