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How Spidey Stole Sentai

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So, you may have come across Marvel and Toei's 1978 live-action Japanese Spider-Man sentai show, which is streaming on the company's site these days. But how much do you know about how the show came to be? Yeah, that's what I thought.


Luckily for, well, both of us, AltJapan has the fully-translated liner notes that explain the history of the production. The short version? Toei's projects were finishing up, so they started work on a deal with Marvel to make TV shows based on its popular heroes. The project was intended to usher in a new generation of heroes-- heroes that didn't “transform” --and altered several aspects of the Spider-Man story. For example, his powers came from “Planet Spider,” not a radioactive spider, and his enemies were less an assortment of colorful wackos and more an army called the “Iron Cross Army.”


The long version, of course, is right here. Read it!

Devillyon March 16, 2009 at 1:35 p.m.
Well Sentai stole Captain America and made him dance alot so call it even XD

I already know alot about the Spiderman Toku even though i`ve only seen a few episodes a couple years ago. I wont be watching the official streaming on Marvel because i cant stand those original yellow subs they hurt my eyes. XD The least they could do was to renew them in a clear white updated version. anyways this is the first time i actually prefer the chinese made english subs that can still be found around the net.
Edit: o btw How can Spidey steal Sentai? Spiderman was first with whole Robot thing

NovidAnonon March 16, 2009 at 7:37 p.m.
Actually, they told the story when Stan Lee had his site way back late 90's. They even stated they wanted to use Cap for the Sentai Series (i forget the name) but since because he already had a TV series in the US (aired in the 1970's along with an american Spiderman series around the the same time as the Japanese series - aired on CBS) and since they had to pay Universal for the rights - they used a unused 1940's comic book heroine (which i think Marvel has the rights but I should check CZ) and thats how that Sentai series came to be.

And for years the Power Rangers comics were done by Marvel. I kinda find this whole series of events Ironic, amusing, inspiring and down right hilarious at the same time.
Devillyon March 16, 2009 at 7:43 p.m.
NovidAnon said:
"Actually, they told the story when Stan Lee had his site way back late 90's. They even stated they wanted to use Cap for the Sentai Series (i forget the name) but since because he already had a TV series in the US (aired in the 1970's along with an american Spiderman series around the the same time as the Japanese series - aired on CBS) and since they had to pay Universal for the rights - they used a unused 1940's comic book heroine (which i think Marvel has the rights but I should check CZ) and thats how that Sentai series came to be.

And for years the Power Rangers comics were done by Marvel. I kinda find this whole series of events Ironic, amusing, inspiring and down right hilarious at the same time.
"
Emmmm like the series from my link? and its Miss America she was also reused in the Spideman Animated Series(1994) as one of the Secret Six or something lol

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