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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shigeru Matsuzaki ...
Cobra (voice)
Akiko Nakamura ...
Jane Flower (voice)
Toshiko Fujita ...
Yoshiko Sakakibara ...
Armaroid Lady (voice)
Akira Kume ...
Gorô Mutsumi ...
Crystal Bowie (voice)
Reiko Tajima ...
Sandra (voice)
Ken'ichi Ogata ...
Missionary Dakoba (voice)
Norio Wakamoto ...
Sheriff (voice)
Yûji Fujishiro ...
(voice)
Seiichi Suzuki ...
(voice)
Keiko Erikawa ...
(voice)
Yu Shimaka ...
(voice)
Minoru Inaba ...
(voice)
Michiko Saegusa ...
(voice)
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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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Was featured in Mattew Sweet's "Girlfriend" video. See more »

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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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Spoofed in Sailor and the Seven Ballz (2000) See more »

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Daydream Romance
by Shigeru Matsuzaki
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Average Anime
13 March 2001 | by (Newcastle, Australia) – See all my reviews

Potentially this was a great anime. Some interesting themes were up for exploration: a hero must do battle with death incarnate to save the woman (women?) he loves. The individual vs. the corrupt state.

But it's a bit of a let-down. The hero is just too indestructible and and in the English language version at least, seems emotionally disengaged from what's going on around him. The soft-porn card gets overplayed, too. Sexy girls with sexy guns? Yup. Some great visuals, as you would expect from Japanese anime, but not a great example of the genre.


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