Japanese Spiderman – Not a review, just a post.
So, I was looking around and found out that Marvel’s site actually has (I’m assuming) all the episodes of Japanese Spiderman for free: http://marvel.com/tv/show/128/japanese_spiderman. From a Spiderman fan’s personal view, I find it flat out silly and missing the things I admired about the original comics (his personal struggles, trying to live a double life, etcetera). But, from a film nerd’s view, it’s really interesting to see a classic American superhero mixed with retro Japanese cheese.
Professor Monster may be my new favorite Spiderman villain.
I think the characters in here are quite interesting. The villains are very clearly made for Japanese audiences (Professor Monster with the projector on his head is hilariously awesome), as well as Spiderman’s mech and Mach V-esque car. I really liked how this Peter Parker has a sister and a much younger brother. Parker’s girlfriend is the photographer this time, instead of him, which I find to be kind of refreshing and can see bringing some really interesting plots. If you like odd, retro Japanese stuff then you should definitely check this out; Spiderman fan or not.
What would go great with this ?