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Space Cobra


Alternative Titles

English: 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
Premiered: Fall 1982
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Fuji TV
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 7.871 (scored by 2,290 users)
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Ranked: #7262
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Popularity: #3420
Members: 6,114
Favorites: 91
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Episodes: /31

Synopsis

Meek salaryman Johnson discovers that he is in fact the notorious (and reportedly dead) space pirate Cobra, with a new face and altered memories. Embedded in his left arm is Cobra's unique Psychogun, a famous weapon powered by his own will. Having recovered his past, his partner-in-crime Armaroid Lady, and his spaceship, he journeys across the galaxy seeking adventure.

On his travels he will hunt for the galaxy's ultimate weapon, rob museums, break into and out of maximum-security prison, infiltrate a drug ring in the brutal and deadly sport of Rugball, engineer a coup on an alien world, confront the Pirate Guild's most fearsome leaders, and do much else besides—smoking cigars, chasing women and cracking jokes all the while.

This, the 1982–83 Cobra TV anime, adapts the Cobra manga from the beginning, covering the first three major stories and building to a grand conclusion with some shorter one-off tales interspersed along the way. (The 1982 Cobra film has only a loose connection to the TV series—though it involved the same director and some of the same animators.)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Cobra
Cobra
Main
Nozawa, Nachi
Japanese
Nozawa, Nachi
Armaroid, Lady
Armaroid, Lady
Main
Sakakibara, Yoshiko
Japanese
Sakakibara, Yoshiko
Crystal Boy
Crystal Boy
Supporting
Kobayashi, Kiyoshi
Japanese
Kobayashi, Kiyoshi
Salamander
Salamander
Supporting
Shibata, Hidekatsu
Japanese
Shibata, Hidekatsu

Staff

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


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"Cobra" by Yoko Maeno

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"Secret Desire" by Yoko Maeno



More reviewsReviews

Rampant
Sep 27, 2009
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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THEAnimeHERO
Jun 2, 2014
Being titled as "Space Adventure Cobra" in the states, this is the best anime of the Cobra franchise as it balances action, comedy, sci-fi, adventure & overall appeals to a male audience. If you like this anime then you should like every other installment to the Cobra series.

Set in a "Star Wars like" world, Space Cobra begins with our main character Johnson (other times Joe Gillian) goes to a club where they offer "Trip Movies" granting people to be in a dream-like state & experiencing pleasure. Johnson's experience however, causes him to regain his lost memories; discovering he used to be a space pirate named read more
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HATUL
Apr 10, 2014
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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ggultra2764
Jan 31, 2015
Cobra mostly follows our titular hero and his cyborg partner Lady Armaroid in their adventures traveling space as they cross paths with an intergalactic criminal organization called the Pirate Guild, which he was a former member of. In a way, the series has parallels to Lupin III as Cobra is an anti-hero due to his criminal background, a shameless flirt with the "woman of the day" that accompanies him on his adventures, is deceptively smart despite his smug attitude and is not afraid to kill off members of the Pirate Guild that he crosses paths with. The series also mixes around comedy, adventure and the read more
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