Supaida-Man - Osoroshiki Hitto Kyoku! Katte Odoru Satsujin Rokku
Spider-Man - The Ferocious Hit Song! Sing and Dance to the Killer Rock / episode 7
Toru Hirayama, Susumu Yoshikawa for Toei
directed by Koichi Takemoto
starring Shinji Toudou, Mitsuo Ando, Izumi Oyama, Rika Miura, Yukie Kagawa
written by Shozo Uehara, based on the Marvel Comics-character Spider-Man created by Stan Lee (writer), Steve Ditko (artist)
Spider-Man, Japanese Spider-Man
This time around, the Iron Cross Army are after a high frequency
spectral detector that would effectively identify them as aliens, which
would make undercover missions impossible. Of course, Spider-Man (Shinji
Todou) does his best to guard the detector from the army of alien baddies,
so Professor Monster (Tatsuo Ando) devices his most Satanic weabon against
the hero yet: A rock band of cyborgs whose hit song emits some ultrasonic
sound that can only be heard by spiders and causes Spider-Man terrible
pain. For some reason, this sound can only be transmitted when the band
performs live, but Spider-Man soon is conditioned on the song, so he feels
pain every time he hears it, even on record or radio. Problem is, the tune
becomes a big hit ...
Despite all of this, Spider-Man won't give up protecting the scientists
behind the high frequency spectral detector, and when the Iron Cross Army
arrives at their lab with the rock band in tow, he simply guns down the
band even though he's in pain, then takes aŁart the Iron Cross
footsoldiers before calling in his giant robot to tackle and defeat the
Army's giant robot.
And the world is saved for another week.
To have a rock band fight Spider-Man is as silly in a childish way as
it is creative, and the episode is even funnier than its premise sounds
because of the tyspical 1970's performance of the band, their ridiculous
hit tune and the dancing of all involved.
In all, good fun in a silly sort of way.