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Mar 15, 2010 7:44 PM

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That was actually pretty awesome!! I haven't seen any 80's stuff for a while, and it was refreshing to see a good movie from so long ago. Now I'll definitely be watching the series. After watching a couple episodes of the new OVAs and Series, I decided to watch the beginning before I watched those. And, I'm glad I did. Now I'm excited for the series, and the new stuff as well! See ya on the series discussion...Urahara Out!!
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Mar 3, 2012 5:41 PM

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absolutely great - loved the art - felt like I was looking at a late 70s/early 80s Eagle or 2000AD colour centre spread come alive.
Aug 29, 2013 6:50 PM

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Cobra's VA sounded out of place. No wonder they used Nozawa with the TV series.
Mar 16, 2014 12:49 PM

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I didn't think that I would like this, but it was actually good and I liked the art as well. The ending wasn't really surprising since I didn't think the last sister would fall in love with Cobra like the other 2 did.

Dec 22, 2015 11:37 PM
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The art is quite likable-with big help from sexy female characters! Animation and sound effects are on the same level as any other 80's space Anime. I found characters to be inconsistent, especially main protagonist Cobra who is more like a class goofy than a hero (yet alone super). The three sisters are throughout the film stoned, kheh, khm, I mean in love - I must say thank goodness to be in love in our true world looks nothing like that! In general - all characters are under-developed, dull and emotion-less (any kind of emotions are shown just at the end - and even then mostly by hologram). And finally, as for the story goes - I also can't find much positive words: one-dimensional, linear and simply plain! 6/10, no more unfortunately!
May 12, 2016 1:43 PM

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That's so 80's and I love it. Nice visuals and soundtrack.
It's a 80's space action flick. What did you expect?
The characters are one-dimensional, yes, but I wouldn't call them under-developed. And the movie is linear and simple, but that's not a bad thing in this case.
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May 12, 2016 2:40 PM
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I watched this on blu ray and visually it was quite a treat. I think the biggest problem was the flow of the story being a bit jarring. I dont know if I should attribute this to the writing or directing but it was the biggest flaw to me.
More than anything I thought the movie had a lot of imaginative ideas and settings.
Jun 10, 2016 8:34 AM

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@MeteorBear The movie takes the first "big" story of the manga and compresses it. If you want to see how it could flow more smoothly, try either the first tome (deluxe edition has the full sisters part) or watch Space Adventure Cobra who adapts it on a lengthier format than the movie could afford.
Jan 13, 2017 2:18 PM

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This was really great!
I loved the story and the action, now off the the TV series.
Mar 21, 2017 11:50 AM
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I enjoyed this immensely. Anime back in the 80's had so much style and ambition. The story could be a bit more put together, but i guess that was due to adaptation issues.
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Sep 7, 2018 3:51 PM

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Good solid movie. Visually it was very interesting to watch and the art direction was very unique which even most 90s space shows lack [I guess thats have to do with director]. I thought the plot was also good and original too but could been more effective in TV or OVA format by exploring more about the other characters and having more depth on the plot that way it couldn't feel linear [but still executed well compare most other show I've seen with similar problem]. Speaking of Cobra, I like his 'bond-esque' characterization but oddly his (JP) voice doesn't feel right here. And lastly, have to say the theme song was quite beautiful!
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