Both series set in space and deal with crime and adventures. Similar style of main characters. Both main characters - an epic womanizers. Both has the robots as partners. And maybe the robot in Space Dandy will turn into Android Lady too, who knows )
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.
Space Adventure Cobra is Cowboy Bebop's best known source of inspiration.
The citationism is exasperated, especially to American culture, but it is not yet influenced by postmodernism of the 90s.
Both works are born to entertain the spectator.
Science fiction with evasive purpose.
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.
While the setting and plot are different between the two series... Both series are quite similar in tone. The characters feel like they're written very similarly. Both Lupin and Cobra share many personality traits, and the antagonists in both series feel like they're written similarly as well. The art is pretty similar, too, with both series featuring detailed hand-painted CELs, and lots of expressive motion lines during fast-paced chase scenes. Even the soundtrack for both series are reminiscent of each other, featuring a lot of the same 70s disco undertones, and similar sounding stings and audio cues. If you like one, I would find it hard to believe that you wouldn't like the other. read more
Both series features a MANLY protagonist who are placed in various scenarios from assassination, adventure & espionage. Cobra is set in a Star Wars-like world while Golgo 13 is placed in a realistic urban setting. Cobra features aliens, robots & nude women while Golgo 13 features assassins, mobsters, & passionate sex scenes. These animes are made by men for men as they're full of action, guns, fights, women & overall MANLY!
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.
Ablonde outlaw dressed all in red with a gun hidden in his arm and an easy smile. He is a Legend, pursued by other outlaws looking to make names for themselves by outgunning a desperado of his caliber, but every person that he encounters underestimates him because he seems "too goofy" to be THE LEGEND. Space Adventure Cobra's DNA is all over the space western genre, but nowhere more obviously than in Trigun.
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.
Space cobra is definitly a more serious show. But cobra like ryo is a character that appears layed back and nonchalant who also happen to care about the ladies and impress them with his skills. These show also have a vibe of old good classics if you enjoyed one you might be tempted to give the other a try.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.