Sunday, August 29, 2010

more Spiderman

what a team up this would have been!
been watching those Japanese Spider-man episodes that Marvel so nicely subtitled for us, and the first five have been really enjoyable.  the use of the narrator to tell us just how Spidey's powers works is pretty well done.  one does have to remember that this was a weekly series and not designed to be watched all at once.

the monsters are pretty well designed, though it would have been cool to get some understanding behind their names.  I can figure a few out, but I am sure most casual watchers wouldn't know there was any special meaning behind their names at all.  but that's just a minor quibble.

the subtitles are pretty well done, at least it appears that way to me.  I think this would be a nice set to release over here at some point, as it's very imaginative in the way it's shot, and has a lot of the Marvel pathos that Spidey is known for.

anyone know if it's actually true the Leopardon costume got stolen after ten episodes?

1 comment:

C. Elam said...

I'd love to see it too. I think it is something that might sell halfway decently just based on the curiosity factor.

I was skeptical about the costume being stolen, but after watching the complete run, they DO start to go out of their way to edit around the robot about that time. It does appear on-screen, but it's clearly stock footage. If the suit wasn't stolen, I do believe SOMETHING happened to it.