Space Cobra

Space Adventure Cobra

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: スペースコブラ
English: Space Adventure Cobra
Spanish: Super Agente Cobra
French: Space Adventure Cobra
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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
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, SpaceSpace
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.701 (scored by 73297,329 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #12182
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4527
Members: 23,435
Favorites: 286

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Lonely salaryman Johnson laments his meager life, longing for a world of travel and excitement. But after engaging in a hallucinatory experience, he recalls vivid memories of a legendary space pirate named Cobra. WIth the Psychogun attached to his left arm, Cobra had travelled across space with his partner Lady Armaroid. The two formed an infamous team feared by authorities and loathed by the Pirate Guild—a conglomerate of the most powerful pirates in the galaxy,

Back on Earth, an encounter at a casino changes Johnson’s life, as his winnings bring him face-to-face with the manager—Pirate Guild boss Vaiken, whom he’d seen defeated by Cobra in his dream. Recognizing Johnson as the disguised Cobra, Vaiken attempts to exact revenge—but instead activates the Psychogun hidden under Johnson’s left arm, triggering his repressed memories and alerting Lady Armaroid.

Now after besting Vaiken once again and with his memories restored, Cobra leaves hiding and sets out to stop the Pirate Guild’s interstellar mafia. He and Lady Armaroid traverse space, continuing their life of high-stakes adventure while aiding those wronged by the Guild’s members.

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Characters & Voice Actors


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Komiyama, Kiyoshi


Ooki, Tamio


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


Opening Theme

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"Cobra" by Yoko Maeno

Ending Theme

"Secret Desire" by Yoko Maeno


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 ...
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 ...
Jan 31, 2015
Mixed Feelings
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 ...

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