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Space Adventure Cobra (1982)

Cobra, a famous space pirate with a psycho-gun hidden in his left arm, supposed dead for two years, is back in action. He falls for bounty huntress Jane Flower, whom crime lord Necron wants dead, and tries to help her save her world.

Director:

Osamu Dezaki

Writers:

Buichi Terasawa (manga), Haruya Yamazaki (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shigeru Matsuzaki Shigeru Matsuzaki ... Cobra (voice)
Akiko Nakamura Akiko Nakamura ... Jane Flower (voice)
Toshiko Fujita ... Catherine Flower (voice)
Yoshiko Sakakibara ... Armaroid Lady (voice)
Akira Kume Akira Kume ... Professor Toporo (voice)
Gorô Mutsumi Gorô Mutsumi ... Crystal Bowie (voice)
Reiko Tajima Reiko Tajima ... Sandra (voice)
Ken'ichi Ogata Ken'ichi Ogata ... Missionary Dakoba (voice)
Norio Wakamoto ... Sheriff (voice)
Yûji Fujishiro Yûji Fujishiro ... (voice)
Seiichi Suzuki Seiichi Suzuki ... (voice)
Keiko Erikawa Keiko Erikawa ... (voice)
Yû Shimaka Yû Shimaka ... (voice)
Minoru Inaba Minoru Inaba ... (voice)
Michiko Saegusa Michiko Saegusa ... (voice)
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Storyline

In deep Space, the United Galaxies Federation of Justice set bounties over all kinds of criminals. Cobra is back in action to help bounty-hunter June find her two sisters, and save planet Myras. But Lord Nekron, leader of the Galactic Guild, a powerful criminal organization, is following their track with the same goal ... Written by Claude SAAM

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Hyper-dimensional Multiplane Animation See more »


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

3 July 1982 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Space Cobra See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

TMS Entertainment See more »
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Was featured in Matthew Sweet's "Girlfriend" music video. See more »

Goofs

The plot suffers an inconsistency in that Cobra/Johnson is supposed to have been on Earth goofing around for five years, yet is built like a muscleman. Anyone forced to adopt a new identity would know to give up their old habits and lifestyle; Cobra would have let himself go during the surgeries and before his memory was erased so as to look less conspicuous. See more »

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Referenced in Daicon IV Opening Animation (1983) See more »

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"Find the Space Guerrillas, Cobra! Find the Space Guerrillas!"
14 August 2000 | by bigherbsSee all my reviews

This 1982 anime based on the comic books by Buichi Terasawa centres around the adventures of the infamous Space Pirate Cobra. After Cobra falls for the sultry bounty hunter Jane, he finds himself embroiled in an intergalactic power struggle. This film is best known for its attempt to re-create the 3D movie experience without the need for cardboard glasses. While this process makes for a few amazing and interesting shots, you can hardly tell the difference. The 3D effect may be limited, but the attempt makes for interesting cinematography. Director Osamu Dezaki can be applauded for combining the involving story and the stunning visuals, without letting one element drown out the other. If a few of the shots look familiar, it's because the film was showcased in Matthew Sweet's video for his song "Girlfriend." You can also look for quite a few references to 'Star Wars,' 'Star Trek,' '2001,' and a rip off of the 'Superman' theme during a heated battle scene. 'Space Adventure Cobra' is best recommended for those already familiar with this genre, as it provides an excellent example of the beginnings of modern Anime.

On a scale of 1 to 11, 11 being an example of "taking it up a notch," 'Cobra' gets a 7.


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