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Space Cobra

Alternative Titles

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


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


Score: 7.791 (scored by 3,803 users)
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Ranked: #9322
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Popularity: #3816
Members: 11,983
Favorites: 166


Retro space hijinks and glorious alien babes in two of the most visually impressive TV anime of their generations. 
report Recommended by Noontide
Badass, lone-wolf MCs in a space setting. Both shows are mostly episodic (though Cobra has some longer arcs) and the OSTs are jazzy and great. Cobra is a bit goofier and definitely more OTT at most times, but overall they have a very similar setup and feeling. 
report Recommended by Pullman
Both Cobra and Lupin both share an identical personality (silly, playful, clever, smart, and serious when they have to be). Most episodes from Space Adventure Cobra are episodic or are a 3-5 episode arc (although almost all he does is fight space pirates), but its mostly none-linear as is with Lupin III who also does the whole, "one mission an episode" thing with small arcs here and there. 
report Recommended by Culex
Both are exceptional gunmen in worlds filled with jazz music, ladies and death. Cobra is set in space while Golgo is set in the regular world 
report Recommended by yemsols
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. 
report Recommended by Mezziaz
Ryo and Cobra were more than likely good friends, or maybe even roomates during college. But seriously! These two are both explosively awesome action comedies, with some of the manliest leads you'll ever come across (and both original Japanese voice actors for the two do an incredible job at bringing their characters to life!) Beautiful women are riddled throughout both series and the two men will stop at nothing to get them! Hah! You can certainly expect some serious drama here and there too and both shows do that exceptionally well. These two are classics nonetheless, you must watch them and all their sequels/spinoffs. 
report Recommended by Echelon
These animes have a similar sci-fi-action premise although Cobra is more mature in tone & features aliens. Dirty Pair is obviously the more feminine of the two, but still delivers on action, adventure, comedy & a wild side. Both Cobra & Dirty Pair are mostly episodic which work watching both series side to side. Cobra has the better action but in terms of partners (Cobra & Lady) Dirty Pair definitely has that chemistry done better. It should also be noted that both franchises have multiple ovas, movies & animes to further explore in the sci-fi universe of adventurous action. 
report Recommended by THEAnimeHERO
Both about space pirates chasing the main characters in search of a precious item which is almost related in the amount of value. 
report Recommended by djchayan
Both are based off manga's by Buichi Terasawa and have very similar vibes and storytelling. Goku himself is very much like Cobra and they both posses in a way, a "power" or ability that gives them an edge when it comes to fighting. Great action, adult themes (Goku gets away with more being an OVA), very cool sci-fi settings, familiar imagery, etc. 
report Recommended by Echelon
Both shows share a lot of the same staff, director Dezaki, character designer, composer, and maybe even more. Beyond that it's easy to say these are some of Dezaki's simpler shows with more straightforward storytelling and a great emphasis on adventure and action. Although wildly different settings, you could almost picture Silver in Cobra's world or Cobra himself as a pirate ... since he is one of the future! So yeah straight up if you like one of these you'll probably enjoy the other.  
report Recommended by Echelon
both animes are sci-fi (space adventure), they are relatively from the same era of animation, only a few years difference.  
report Recommended by insurgents
Both these series can be classified as anime classics. Even though Cobra is more fantasy than Lupin both series deal with the same kind of protagonists and other various characters that go on missions and quests for their own good (and sometimes that of others). 
report Recommended by Xadyu3000
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. 
report Recommended by stonnyfor