Japanese Spiderman fights crime on Suzuki

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Japanese_Spiderman.jpgThe wholesome ways of Peter Parker always left us a bit cold, but the same can’t be said for motorcycle racer by day, web-slinging crime fighter by night Takuya Yamashiro. Not only isn’t he a gun-averse pansy, but he also pilots giant robots in battles with giant monsters. By now you’re probably not sure what we’re talking about and, quite frankly neither are we. Luckily for us both the first episode of Japanese Spiderman follows the jump.
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Currently running on Marvel’s website, Japanese Spiderman was actually
created under license by Toei company in 1978. It’s important not only
for giving Spidey some balls, but also for popularizing the concept of
giant robots battling giant monsters in Japanese culture. The series
also apparently introduce the concept of multi-scale monster battles;
Power Rangers has much to thank it for.

And, yeah, yeah, yeah, wow, we’re totally impressed by Takuya’s custom Suzuki.

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  • Matt

    You want motorcycles? Italian Spiderman has motorcycles. And trumpets.

  • Philip

    i cant believe that i watched all of that!

    • http://www.bend.gr odysseas

      man! that vid deep fries your brain if you watch for more than 5 minutes!

  • thomashenny

    Not as good as a Kurosawa flick but just as fun!

  • http://www.moonlakevintage.com james

    i’m not saying i’m smart but if i saw that guy riding around on that bike wearing that helment i would say that has to be japanese spiderman. He won’t have to be wearing his American Apparel jump suit to fool me. Clark Kent with glasses, Superman without glasses, i’m no Lux Luther but could figure that out too.

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes

      I’m guessing that may have been Japanese Spiderman’s eventual undoing.