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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 true 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.
  • 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 Kyoryu 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.


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