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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: 7.831 (scored by 1619 users)
Ranked: #4782
Popularity: #3065
Members: 3,816
Favorites: 58
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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: SSJMaster vs. Xinil - A story of epic battles! Season 2

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 Boy
Crystal Boy
Supporting
Kobayashi, Kiyoshi
Japanese
Kobayashi, Kiyoshi
Vivi
Vivi
Supporting
Han, Keiko
Japanese
Han, Keiko

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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Apr 10, 2014
HATUL
As a kid, did you ever dream of having a tv show about some random dude who simply travels through space and picks fights with aliens and other space pirates? Something that doesn't require much thought, but is loads of fun to watch?

If so, you're in luck… since that show exists and it's called Space Cobra.

*Story & Characters*

Space Cobra's story takes place (where else?) in the space! It's never really explained how humanity got there and there isn't much of a sense of world building, it's just random 80's sci-fi that is pretty laughable by today's standards. It contains silly mechanics that make no sense, 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 are science fiction animes featuring a humorous blond guy dressed in red, with an arm that can be turned into a very powerful gun that everyone is after for one reason or another as the main character.

Opening Theme

"Cobra" by Yoko Maeno

Ending Theme

"Secret Desire" by Yoko Maeno

Recent News

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