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Trivia: Spider-Man (Japan)

  • Actor Allusion: Episode 31 introduces Hiroshi Miyauchi as a guitar-toting modern cowboy out for revenge against a giant evil organization, much like his character in Kaiketsu Zubat.
  • Approval of God: Stan Lee, no less, loves this series.
  • Executive Meddling: The original plan was that it was going to be more truer to the comics, but Bandai wanted him to be a Henshin Hero complete with giant Robot because kids love those things, right?
  • Fan Nickname: The series is commonly referred to as Supaidaman by English-speaking audiences, both to differentiate it from other Spider-Man projects and because it sounds cool.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
    • Ando Mitsuo (Professor Gill of Kikaider fame) is Professor Monster.
    • Also Ban Daisuke (Jiro from Kikaider) shows up as an Interpol agent in Episode 12.
    • Yusuke Kazato (Bunta Daichi/Clover King from J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai) plays Thief 001 in Episode 3.
    • Hiroshi Miyauchi guests in Episodes 31 and 39 as Narc agent Goh Tachibana, who's basically an expy of his character of Ken Hayakawa from Kaiketsu Zubat, right down to the guitar and cowboy outfit.
    • Mitchi Love (Karen Mizuki/Heart Queen from J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai) plays Dr. Miracle in Episode 36.
    • Kenji Ushio (Ambassador Hell from Kamen Rider) appears in Episode 19.
  • Off-the-Shelf FX: Leopardon's transformation scenes were achieved by using the official Leopardon toy that Popy (later Bandai) was selling at the time.
  • The Other Darrin: The actress who portrayed Bella Army changed between Episodes 38 and 39.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: The actual Leopardon suit was stolen, so later battle scenes involving it had to be recycled from footage of earlier episodes.
  • Retroactive Recognition:
    • Yukie Kagawa (Amazoness) would go on to play the similarly-named-but-unrelated villainess Amazon Killer in Taiyou Sentai Sun Vulcan.
    • Jun Tatara (Thief 107 in #25) went on to play Barza in Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger.
    • The young boy who gets a blood transfusion from Takuya Yamashiro went on to play Masaru in Battle Fever J.
  • Short-Lived Big Impact: Spider-Man ran for one season (41 episodes and one movie) and made the Humongous Mecha genre.