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Space Cobra

Space Cobra

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Space Adventure Cobra
Japanese: スペースコブラ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 31
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 1982 to May 19, 1983
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.841 (scored by 1489 users)
Ranked: #7132
Popularity: #3003
Members: 3,437
Favorites: 54
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

action sci-fi

Synopsis

The series is adapted from the beginning of eight volumes of Terasawa's magnum opus, broadly covering three "chapters".

The first is the quest for the "Supreme Weapon". Cobra, his nemesis Lord Necron and other affiliates of the Guild search for a fabulous treasure left by the adventurer Nelson who tattooed the treasure map on the backs of his three daughters.

The second, and by general consent most successful part of the series shifts the emphasis from space opera to the sporting arena. Cobra travels to the planet Ralou where the national sport is rugball. Cobra joins the sport's premier team in a bid to uncover the Guild's drug trafficking operations.

The third saga which closes the series details the hero's confrontation with the Guild's supreme ruler, enigmatic both of name and personality, Salamandar.

(Source: AnimeNfo)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Space Adventure Cobra
Alternative version: Space Adventure Cobra, Space Adventure Cobra Pilot
Sequel: Cobra the Animation: The Psycho-Gun

Characters & Voice Actors

Cobra
Cobra
Main
Nozawa, Nachi
Japanese
Nozawa, Nachi
Bell, Michael
English
Bell, Michael
Armaroid, Lady
Armaroid, Lady
Main
Sakakibara, Yoshiko
Japanese
Sakakibara, Yoshiko
Crystal Bowie
Crystal Bowie
Supporting
Kobayashi, Kiyoshi
Japanese
Kobayashi, Kiyoshi

Staff

Dezaki, Osamu
Director, Storyboard
Takeuchi, Yoshio
Episode Director, Chief Animation Director
Ooga, Shunji
Episode Director
Terasawa, Buichi
Script, Original Creator



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Sep 27, 2009
Rampant
I am putting the conclusion first for those who do not care about details: this is a typically solid '80s series, one more focused on fun and action than fleshing out deep character qualities. It has a lot of foibles, but nothing that should keep you from skipping the series if you like action and adventure focused anime.

This series is kind of like what you would get if you took Space Captain Harlock, but if instead of going the route of incredibly self-serious and subdued it went for of goofy and flamboyant. You can see the difference really starkly comparing the flashbacks, where Cobra has read more
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Jun 28, 2011
roriconfan
ANIME MINOR JEWELS SERIES
Full lit of the review series can be found on this page, 3rd post from bottom:
http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?uid=251338&show=userpage&do=blog&blogid=29009&page=0

This series is James Bond in Space. Quite ridiculous as far as realism goes but has that "I'm too cool for school" attitude. The way I see it, Space Adventure Cobra was back then, what date sims are today. For some reason, all retro sci-fi series pictured the far future as a vast harem of skimpy clothed women the all-mighty lead captain must fight and save from ugly aliens, so he can have sex with them. Well, this erotic/ romantic picture gave place to more serious and read more
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Recommendations

Retro space hijinks and glorious alien babes in two of the most visually impressive TV anime of their generations.
Both Main Characters are very confident and cocky. One Outs is about baseball and Cobra is really not about that, but there is an arc where Cobra plays a sport similar to baseball called Rugball. That arc reminds me of One Outs due to the tactics and strategies used. I am watching Cobra series at the moment and the Rugball arc has me hooked just like One Outs did when I watched that series.

Opening Theme

"Cobra" by Yoko Maeno

Ending Theme

"Secret Desire" by Yoko Maeno

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