First printed, 1970s Japanese volume of Cobra
|Genre||Space opera, action|
|Written by||Buichi Terasawa|
|Magazine||Weekly Shōnen Jump|
|Original run||1978 – 1984|
|Cobra: Space Adventure|
|Directed by||Osamu Dezaki|
|Produced by||Tatsuo Ikeuchi|
|Written by||Buichi Terasawa
|Music by||Osamu Shōji|
|Released||July 23, 1982|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Osamu Dezaki|
|Written by||Buichi Terasawa
|Original run||October 7, 1982 – May 19, 1983|
|Cobra: Seinaru Kishi Densetsu|
|Written by||Buichi Terasawa|
|Original run||1986 – 1988|
|Space Adventure Cobra|
|Written by||Buichi Terasawa|
|Original run||1995 – 2002|
|Space Adventure Cobra: Magic Doll|
|Written by||Buichi Terasawa|
Monthly Comic Flapper
|Original run||2000 – 2006|
|Original video animation|
|Cobra the Animation: The Psychogun|
|Directed by||Buichi Terasawa|
|Written by||Buichi Terasawa|
|Released||August 29, 2008 – February 27, 2009|
|Original video animation|
|Cobra the Space Pirate: Time Drive|
|Directed by||Kenichi Maejima|
|Written by||Buichi Terasawa|
|Released||April 24, 2009|
|Runtime||June 26, 2009|
|Anime television series|
|Cobra the Animation: Rokunin no Yuushi|
|Directed by||Keizo Shimizu, Noshitani Mitsutaka|
|Original run||January 2, 2010 – March 27, 2010|
Cobra (Japanese: コブラ Hepburn: Kobura ) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Buichi Terasawa. Set in the far future, the series tells the story of Cobra, who lived an adventurous life until his enemies began to hunt him down. Cobra surgically altered his face and erased his own memory in order to hide from his foes and lead a normal life. Eventually, he regains his memories and re-unites with his old partner Lady Armaroid and his ship Tortuga. Cobra travels the galaxy, fighting the outlaw Pirate Guild, but also fleeing the law-enforcing Milky Way Patrol. Along with his charm and wit, Cobra survives thanks to his Psycho-Gun, a weapon embedded in his left arm.
The manga was originally serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1978 to 1984. The individual chapters were collected and published in 18 tankōbon volumes by Shueisha. The Cobra manga spawned various sequel manga series, one-shots, a feature-length anime film, two anime series —a 1982 anime with 31 episodes retelling the film's story and a 13-episode broadcast in 2010—, two original video animations (OVAs), audio albums, video games, and other merchandise. In 2010, the production of a live-action film was announced by Alexandre Aja.
In the United States, the portions of the manga were published by Viz Media. The feature film was licensed by Urban Vision to its distribution in the Northern American region, while Manga Entertainment released it in the United Kingdom. Madman Entertainment acquired it for the Australasian region's release, and Discotek Media re-released the film in the United States. The anime series was later licensed in the Northern American region by Nozomi Entertainment.
In Japan, the Cobra manga has sold 30 million volumes, making it one of Weekly Shōnen Jump's best-selling manga series of all time. Publications for manga, anime and others have commented on Cobra, comparing the series to Star Wars, Barbarella, and the main character's attitude to James Bond. Its film adaptation received mixed critics, and Cobra the Animation has been well-received by both the public and anime reviewers.
Some time in the far future, an office worker named Johnson leads a dull and mundane life. One Sunday morning his robotic servant, Ben, suggests that he go to the Trip Movie Corporation, a company that enables their customers to experience a dream as if it were real. Johnson asks to be the king of a harem, surrounded by beautiful women, and commanding a battlestar.
In his dream, Johnson becomes "Cobra", an adventurer who explores space with his android partner Lady Armaroid. Cobra wields the "Psycho-Gun" to fight against monsters from other planets and against the Pirate Guild. After a battle with the Guild, Cobra allows the leader, Captain Vaiken, to escape. Vaiken distributes Cobra's picture to all the other pirates, making him a wanted man. After the dream ends, Johnson describes the fantasy to an attendant, who is surprised since it should have been about being the king of a harem with no reference to pirates or the infamous Cobra.
On his way back home, Johnson crashes into a speeding car. Coming face-to-face with the driver, he is astonished to notice that the man looks identical to Captain Vaiken. When Johnson mentions the resemblance, the driver reveals himself as Vaiken. Vaiken asks Johnson about "Cobra" and even threatens to kill him if he does not answer. Johnson then unconsciously lifts his arm as if he has a gun, and shoots a ray out of his hand, killing Vaiken. The shot blows up his arm, revealing the Psycho-Gun embedded in it.
Johnson hurries home, where Ben notices the weapon on his arm. Johnson then realizes that he does not remember anything from before the last three years in which he has lived in his house. After looking into a mirror, he finds and turns a knob to reveal a secret room. There he finds a revolver which he used in his dream. At that moment, armed intruders break into the house and address him as "Cobra". In the course of the battle, Ben's robot shell breaks to reveal Cobra's comrade-in-arms, Lady Armaroid, and together they kill the intruders.
Johnson starts to remember his previous existence as Cobra. Hunted by the Pirate Guild for meddling in their criminal enterprises, he soon tired of his life on the run, surgically altered his face and had his memories erased. Lady Armaroid tells Cobra that the Trip Movie has apparently triggered his sub-conscious to bring back his old memories. Together, they resume their life of adventure.
- Cobra (コブラ)
Cobra is the main protagonist and eponymous character of the series. Buichi Terasawa drew his inspiration for the figure from the French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo due to the roles Belmondo played in the 1960s and 1970s. Cobra's signature weapon, the "Psycho-gun", is a cybernetic arm-laser which connects directly to his brain. The Psycho-gun can target putative enemies without having a line-of-sight. Though using the Psycho-gun drains his mental energies, Cobra's superhuman stamina makes up for it. He also carries a "Python 77 Magnum" revolver as a backup weapon. Cobra was voiced by Shigeru Matsuzaki in the film, by Nachi Nozawa in the first anime, and by Naoya Uchida in Cobra the Animation. Dan Woren voiced him in the Urban Vision adaptation, while John Guerrasio voiced him in Manga Entertainment version.
- Lady Armaroid (アーマロイド・レディ Āmaroido Redi , originally "Armaroid Lady")
Lady Armaroid is Cobra's long-time partner in the story, representing the serious half of the duo. She and Cobra share an unspoken deep trust, and each always comes to the other's aid in times of need. As a top-class Armaroid (a mechanical cyborg), Lady is derived from advanced technology recovered from an ancient lost civilization of Mars. She possesses superhuman strength, but does not carry a weapon and is rarely involved in direct physical combat. When Cobra is away on adventure, Lady typically supports him as the pilot of their spaceship, the Tortuga. In the Manga Entertainment dub, Lady Armaroid is renamed Andromeda. Yoshiko Sakakibara voiced Lady in the film, in the first anime, and in Cobra the Animation. In the Urban Vision version, Joan-Carol O'Connell voiced her, while she was voiced by Tamsin Hollo in the Manga Entertainment dubbing.
- Jane Royal (ジェーン・ロイヤル Jēn Roiyaru )
Jane Royal is the first of the triplet daughters of Captain Nelson that Cobra meets. Each of the three sisters has a unique tattoo on their back which, once assembled in a chromatic sequence, form a map leading to a hidden treasure of gold, diamonds, and the fabled Ultimate Weapon. In the Manga Entertainment dub, Jane Royal is renamed Jane Flower. Jane was voiced by Akiko Nakamura in the film, and by Toshiko Fujita in the first anime. Barbara Goodson voiced her in the Urban Vision adaptation, while Lorelei King voiced her in Manga Entertainment version.
- Catherine Royal (キャサリン・ロイヤル Kyasarin Roiyaru )
Catherine Royal is the second of the triplets that Cobra meets, after a request from Jane to rescue Catherine from the Sidoh Penitentiary. As a timid school teacher, Catherine is the only sister who is not involved in a violent line of work. In the Manga Entertainment dub, Catherine Royal is renamed Catherine Flower. Toshiko Fujita voiced Catherine in the film, and by Yuko Sasaki in the first anime. In the Urban Vision version, Mari Devon voiced her, while she was voiced by Lorelei King in the Manga Entertainment dubbing.
- Dominique Royal (ドミニク・ロイヤル Dominiku Roiyaru )
Dominique Royal serves as an officer in the Milky Way patrol. Dominique possesses great strength and co-operates well with Cobra, often looking the other way when her professional duties would require her to arrest him. She hires him to resolve an unpleasant matter of drug trafficking involving the Rugball Federation at the Rand Stadium. In the Manga Entertainment dub, Dominique Royal is renamed Dominique Flower. Dominique was voiced by Jun Fubuki in the film, and by Gara Takashima in the first anime. Wendee Lee voiced her in the Urban Vision adaptation, while Lorelei King voiced her in Manga Entertainment version.
- Crystal Boy (クリスタル・ボーイ Kurisutaru Bōi , originally "Crystal Bowie"[note 1])
Crystal Boy is Cobra's archenemy. Crystal Boy sees Cobra as the only man worthy to become his adversary. He is a humanoid cyborg with a golden skeleton and a body made from indestructible polarizing glass. He works for the mysterious "Guild", led by Lord Salamander. Crystal Boy's signature weapon is a claw which he can attach to his right hand. The claw can crush anything, and he also uses it for slitting his victims' throats. The claw has a built-in laser gun which can also be used as a grappling hook or fired as a projectile. In the Manga Entertainment dub, Crystal Boy is renamed Lord Necron. Gorō Mutsumi voiced Catherine in the film, and by Kiyoshi Kobayashi in the two anime adaptations. In the Urban Vision version, Jeff Winkless voiced him, while he was voiced by David McAlister in the Manga Entertainment dubbing.
- Sandra (サンドラ Sandora )
Sandra's first serves as the ruthless and cold-hearted leader of the Snow Gorillas, the local branch of the Pirates Guild on her own planet. Later on, she hounds Cobra and tracks him down on the planet where the Ultimate Weapon is hidden. Originally ordered to retrieve the Weapon and turn it to the emissaries of the Guild, she uses it for her own ends and turns against the Guild itself until Cobra stops her in her tracks. In the Manga Entertainment dub, Sandra is renamed Nadia. Sandra was voiced by Reiko Tajima in both the film and in the first anime. Catherine Battistone voiced her in the Urban Vision adaptation, while Lesley Martin voiced her in Manga Entertainment version.
- Lord Salamander (ロード・サラマンダー Rōdo Saramandā )
Lord Salamander, a deep-voiced man dressed in samurai armor, is a creature of mystery. After he unites the Pirates' Guild under his command, Salamander's unquenched ambitions lead him to strive toward absolute control over the galaxy. While he rarely appears in person, Lord Salamander demonstrates a powerful telekinetic ability when he does. He can also teleport, incinerate an enemy by will alone and even trick their minds into seeing him as someone else. He uses this trick and his other powers to dispose of Doug, Pumpkin and Bud. It is revealed in the final episode that he is the spirit of Hitler revived 3000 years after his defeat. He is an anime-original character, and he was voiced by Hidekatsu Shibata.
Shueisha's Japanese shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump first published a one-shot edition of Cobra in 1977. Subsequently, it started to be serialized, running from its 45th issue of 1978 to the 48th issue of 1984 and released it under the magazine's Jump Comics line in a tankōbon format between August 15, 1979 and August 15, 1985. Cobra also was published from February 10, 1988 to in an ten-volumes aizōban edition under Jump Comics Deluxe entitled Space Adventure Cobra. The manga series was only partially released in the United States by Viz Media (then known as "Viz Communications") in 1990 in a twelve-issue series of books. This English language publication only covered the origin story and the Royal Sisters' saga, with dialogue adapted by the American comic book writer Marv Wolfman. The comic book issues that were released by Viz Media were published under their Viz Select Comics line. The complete manga was published in several other countries. In France, the manga was first published by Dynamic Visions in 1998, and later reprinted by Taifu Comics. The manga was also published in other countries such as in Italia by Play Press, in Taiwan by Tong Li, in Hong Kong by Culturecom, and in Thailand by Vibulkij.
Shueisha released Cobra in kanzenban form with the title Space Adventure Cobra: Handy Edition, which included volumes one through ten, from October 19, 2001 to February 4, 2002. Shueisha later created three kanzenban magazine series based on the Cobra manga under their Shueisha Jump Remix line. Irezumi no Onna Hen,[Jp 1] which spanned two volumes, was published on October 7, 2002, and on October 21, 2002; Lag Ball Hen (ラグ・ボール編), which spanned two volumes, was published on November 2, 2002, and on November 18, 2002; and Shido no Megami Hen[Jp 2], which spanned three volumes, was published from June 9, 2003 to July 7, 2003. Media Factory, in addition to the publication of Magic Doll for the manga's 30th anniversary, also released a kanzenban series based on the Cobra story, simply called Cobra Kanzenban[Jp 3], which spawned twelve volumes was released between August 23, 2005, and June 23, 2006. Cobra was also sold as an e-book, Space Adventure Cobra: Galaxy Knights[Jp 4] for a limited time.
The seinen manga magazine Super Jump published several follow-up series of Cobra. The first was titled Cobra: Seinaru Kishi Densetsu,[Jp 5] which was serialized in the magazine in 1986 in an off-shoot special issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump. It was then published in a single tankōbon by Shueisha in 1988 under the magazine's Jump Comics Deluxe line. The manga was reprinted in Japan by Media Factory in 2008 for the series' 30th anniversary. Space Adventure Cobra: The Psychogun,[Jp 6] a fully colored "computer graphics" manga, was serialized in Super Jump in 1995 and was published in a single tankōbon under the same line. A "computer graphics" follow-up called Space Adventure Cobra: Magic Doll[Jp 7] was serialized in Super Jump from 2000 to 2002.
Space Adventure Cobra: Magic Doll was re-serialized in the Monthly Comic Flapper magazine by Media Factory, and was published under their MF Comics line as Cobra the Space Pirate: Magic Doll Zenpen[Jp 8] and Cobra the Space Pirate: Magic Doll Kōhen[Jp 9] on February 23, 2006, and September 22, 2006 respectively. After the re-release of that manga, Media Factory published a single volume follow-up titled Cobra the Space Pirate: Kokuryū Ō[Jp 10] on March 23, 2006. Media Factory published several other Cobra one-shots: Cobra the Space Pirate: Rugball[Jp 11] on October 23, 2007; Cobra the Space Pirate: The Psychogun Zenpen[Jp 12] and Cobra the Space Pirate: The Psychogun Kōhen[Jp 13] on May 23, 2008; Cobra the Space Pirate: Kami no Hitomi[Jp 14] on August 23, 2008; and Cobra the Space Pirate: Time Drive[Jp 15] on April 23, 2009, all of which were also under MF Comics.
TMS Entertainment adapted the manga into a film titled Space Adventure Cobra, which was released on July 23, 1982 in Japan. Manga Entertainment released the film in the United Kingdom in 1995. The Manga Entertainment version's dub had an alternate soundtrack from the pop group Yello. It was released in American theaters on August 20, 1995 by Tara, and later distributed by Urban Vision in VHS format on June 16, 1998. The film was released in the Australasian region by Madman Entertainment on December 5, 2007. On April 8, 2008, Manga Entertainment re-released it. Discotek Media released the film in the United States to DVD on August 21, 2012. Matthew Sweet's "Girlfriend" music video used footage from the film, and become one of the most-watched videos on MTV.
The series was later adapted into an anime adaptation titled Space Cobra[Jp 16]. Loosely based in the first eight volumes of the manga, it was directed by Osamu Dezaki, and aired on Fuji Television between October 7, 1982 and May 19, 1983. The Space Cobra anime was later released in box set form on October 25, 2000 by Digital Site. The series was licensed for a DVD release and digital distribution by Right Stuf's publishing division, Nozomi Entertainment, who plans on releasing the series in two subtitled sets beginning in Northern America in later 2013.
Cobra the Animation
Cobra has been adapted into two original video animations and a TV series that were created by Guild Project and animated by Magic Bus under the Cobra the Animation line for the series 30th anniversary. The first of the series was Cobra the Animation: The Psychogun[Jp 17] that was released direct-to-DVD between August 29, 2008 and February 27, 2009, followed by its sequel OVA Cobra the Animation: Time Drive,[Jp 18] released between April 24, 2009 and June 26, 2009, and by the anime series Cobra the Animation: Rokunin no Yūshi[Jp 19] aired on BS 11 between January 2, 2010 and March 27, 2010.
In 2008, Buichi Terasawa unveiled he received a Hollywood offer to purchase the series rights to a live-action film adaptation. He stated it was "off-the-record", adding that if it would happen, it would be partly standalone and separate from his original manga. However, in 2010, Alexandre Aja announced he purchased its rights, revealing he planned to direct a live-action film adaptation of Cobra. On April 30, 2011 a teaser poster depicting promotional concept art for Cobra: The Space Pirate, along with a release date scheduled for Summer 2013 was unveiled. Aja was inspired to create this film adaptation because the original sci-fi manga was one of his childhood favorites. Writing the script with Gregory Levasseur and producing with Levasseur, Marc Sessego and Alexandra Milchan, Aja said he wanted to create a "tent pole-sized live action franchise".
In 1982, Popy electronics created Space Cobra Professional with a flip-out design (similar to travel alarm clocks), and 2 screens. It was followed to arcade and video-game adaptations. The first video game was developed in 1989 for the PC Engine (TurboGrafx-16 in America) titled Cobra: Kokuryū Ō no Densetsu.[Jp 20] This was followed by Cobra 2: Densetsu no Otoko[Jp 21] released for the PC Engine in 1990, which was released in the United States and Europe for the Mega-CD (Sega CD in America) as The Space Adventure - Cobra: The Legendary Bandit. Takara released Cobra the Shooting[Jp 22] for the PlayStation in 1996. Sony Computer Entertainment published for the PlayStaion, Cobra: The Psychogun Vol. 1[Jp 23] and Vol. 2 in 1998, and Cobra: Galaxy Knights,[Jp 24] in 1999. SSI Tristar published for Windows and Macintosh in 2001 a game developed by Sting Entertainment, Space Adventure Cobra: Konda Typing the Psychogun.[Jp 25] In 2005, Namco Bandai Games developed a video arcade game based on the series, Cobra the Arcade. In 2008, many games were developed for the mobile phone by WorkJam based on the Cobra storyline: Space Adventure Cobra: The Psychogun,[Jp 26] Space Adventure Cobra: Galaxy Knights,[Jp 27] Space Adventure Cobra: Ōgon no Tobira, (SPACE ADVENTURE COBRA 黄金の扉 Supēsu Adobenchā Kobura Ōgon no Tobira ) Space Adventure Cobra: Blue Rose,[Jp 28] and Space Adventure Cobra: Time Drive.[Jp 29] Pachinko developer Newgin created a Cobra-based pachinko game called CR Cobra, and for the 30th anniversary a sequel was created titled CR Cobra: Owari Naki Gekitō. (CR COBRA〜終わりなき劇闘〜 CR Cobra ~Owari Naki Gekitō~ ) Cobra, Crystal Boy, and Lady Armaroid served as newly included support characters in Jump Ultimate Stars published by Nintendo.
The Cobra manga has become the basis of two artbooks. An artbook focusing on the female characters of the series was released as Cobra Girls (COBRA GIRLS Kobura Gāruzu ) on February 1, 1988. Concept designs of the manga were added to a Cobra artbook titled Cobra Wonder: Concept Design Arts of Cobra World, which was released in July 17, 1997 and inclued two Cobra's side stories—Bara (バラ, lit. "Rose") and Mahō no Fune (魔法の船, lit. "Ship of Magic")—first published in Super Jump in 1988. Popy and Bandai included Cobra's ground vehicle, the Psychoroid, in the Japanese Machine Robo toyline, where it gained the ability to transform into a robot. Japan later exported this idea to the United States as part of the Super Gobots toyline under the shortened name "Psycho", designed by Murakami Katsushi. In Japan, action figures, t-shirts, kewpie dolls, Cobra's Psycho-gun and Cristal Boy's Claw replicas, stamps, and limited-time whiskey bottles were sold as merchandise for the series.
Cobra is one of Weekly Shōnen Jump's best-selling manga series of all time, with approximately 30 million copies sold. In addition, Cobra gave notoriety to Terasawa, who at the time was 22 and was little known. The English version of Cobra was also named as one of the "The Top 25 Translated-To-English Manga of All Time" by Wizard magazine. Writing for Anime News Network (ANN), Jason Thompson described Cobra as "a significant piece of manga history". Thompson noted Terakawa uses "a roguish, smiling hero with long curly hair and an eye for thongs" along with "statuesque women with minimal underwear". However, he stated the women of the series have a "realistic physique and not some moe jailbait or grotesque bakunyu explosion." Similarities, especially with the starships of Star Wars were remarked by Thompson, who added Cobra is a parody of both Western action heroes and Star Wars and 70s shōjo science fiction and its concept of beauty. As well as Thompson, The Superhero Book's writer Gina Renée Misiroglu and David A. Roach the work bears similarities to the short story Philip K. Dick's "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale".
Ivevei Upatkoon of EX online magazine praised the Cobra manga series as a "rich fantasy" that was unmatched by any other. She felt the main character took "after James Bond, albeit somewhat on the silly side, and the costumes and bizarre worlds are but a shade shy of plagiarizing Barbarella." She was impressed that the series "is surprisingly devoid of the sexual innuendo and exploitation that anime fans have come to associate with decorative female characters" in that it avoids the stereotypical random beautiful women, and instead creates its own "extreme" world that features "superhuman strength, superhuman senses, fantastically grotesque monsters, inhumanly powerful villains and gorgeous sidekicks." However, Upatkoon noted that modern readers might find the manga so dated they would be discouraged from reading it, despite a growing improvement in artistic quality as the series progresses.
The anime film has received mixed reviews from many critics. Otaku USA's Daryl Surat qualified Cobra as a type of classical pulp series, and its protagonist an "alpha male" that is "part Han Solo and part Sean Connery-era James Bond", saying he do not fit on the modern-day anime hero standard. Surat added he is much more happy-go-lucky than Captain Harlock, has almost the same "level" wisecracks of Lupin the Third, and it along with "exaggeration of body movement, and particularly expressive face he may be the anti-Golgo 13." About Cobra's archenemy, Cristal Boy, he stated he is "one of the greatest villain ideas ever conceived." Surat also remarked "when people speak of the 1980s as 'the golden age of anime sci-fi,' it's because of things like Space Adventure Cobra."
Tim Henderson from ANN gave the film adaptation a generally positive review with an overall B-rating. He praised the English-translated film for staying very true to the 1978 manga series and "holding its own with a modern audience." Henderson stated that the series carries a "love as a power beyond compare" theme to it, which battles with the main character's playboyish air. Henderson said that the dub and the original Japanese voices are almost like a history lesson when compared. Overall, Henderson judged the movie to be a masterpiece and classic that is worth viewing to know the medium's foundations. On other hand, Charles Packer of Sci-Fi Online gave the film adaptation a negative review. Packer regarded the plot as pure nonsense. He explained that the animation looks like a saturday morning cartoon. Packer did say that the animation also crosses between that of an old anime and a new one, complete with interesting "psychedelic moments." He said the dialogue is almost laughable, however the voice actors are decent in both languages. Packer complained that the disc contained no extras aside from the trailers, one of which looked as if it came from a bootleg.
Cobra the Animation reception
Cobra the Animation: The Psycho-Gun and Rokunin no Yūshi have been well received by fans, with the OVA being among the best-selling for two weeks, and the sixth volume of the anime series as one of the best-selling DVD during one week. Chris Beveridge from Mania.com praised the anime series but remarked it is not for those who unaware the original series. Beveridge praised its visual design, comparing to the The Psycho-Gun ones. "[A] healthy dose of action, the kind of sexuality that's a trademark of the series at least within the three 30th anniversary properties as well as a good bit of silly fun as well" is one of the major elements of the series. In the second episode review, Beveridge said it "seems to be following much the same kind of pace and structure" of the OVAs. Its animation was compared with the Darkside Blues "gritty" animation by ANN's Erin Finnegan, who said from episode five, the animation quality suddenly looks a lot more modern and much less gritty. Beveridge felt it has a simple idea, but added it is "also not a show you see often since it doesn't center around teenagers, schools or the harem concept". Although said it is not a great show, he commented "it gives us something different than the usual" and that is why it is "enjoyable".
- SPACE ADVENTURE COBRA〜ギャラクシーナイツ Supēsu Adobenchā Kobura Gyarakushī Naitsu
- コブラ〜聖なる騎士伝説 Kobura Seinaru Kishi Densetsu , lit. "Cobra: Legend of the Holy Knight"
- SPACE ADVENTURE COBRA〜ザ・サイコガン upēsu Adobenchā Kobura Za Saikogan
- SPACE ADVENTURE COBRA〜マジックドール Supēsu Adobenchā Kobura Majikku Dōru
- COBRA THE SPACE PIRATE マジックドール 前編 Supēsu Adobenchā Kobura Majikku Dōru Zenpen
- COBRA THE SPACE PIRATE マジックドール 後編 Supēsu Adobenchā Kobura Majikku Dōru Kōhen
- COBRA THE SPACE PIRATE 黒龍王 Kobura Za Supēsu Pairētsu Kokuryū Ō
- COBRA THE SPACE PIRATE ラグボール Kobura Za Supēsu Pairētsu Ragubōru
- COBRA THE SPACE PIRATE ザ・サイコガン 前編 Kobura Za Supēsu Pairētsu Za Saikogan Zenpen
- COBRA THE SPACE PIRATE ザ・サイコガン 後編 Kobura Za Supēsu Pairētsu Za Saikogan Kōhen
- COBRA THE SPACE PIRATE 神の瞳 Kobura Za Supēsu Pairētsu Kami no Hitomi
- COBRA THE SPACE PIRATE タイム・ドライブ Kobura Za Supēsu Pairētsu Taimou Doraibu
- スペースコブラ Supēsu Kobura
- COBRA THE ANIMATION ザ・サイコガン Kobura Za Animēshon Za Saikogan
- COBRA THE ANIMATION タイム・ドライブ Kobura Za Animēshon Taimu Doraibu
- COBRA THE ANIMATION 六人の勇士 Kobura Za Animēshon Rokunin no Yūshi
- コブラ〜黒竜王の伝説 Kobura Kokuryū Ō no Densetsu
- コブラ2〜伝説の男 Kobura II Densetsu no Otoko
- コブラ・ザ・シューティング Kobura Za Shūtingu
- COBRA ザ・サイコガンvol1 Kobura Za Saikogan Vol. 1
- COBRA ギャラクシー・ナイツ Kobura Gyarakushī Naitsu
- スペースアドベンチャー コブラ 魂打～タイピング・ザ・サイコガン～ Supēsu Adobenchā Kobura Konda ~Taipingu Za Saikogan~
- SPACE ADVENTURE COBRA ザ・サイコガン Supēsu Adobenchā Kobura Za Saikogan
- SPACE ADVENTURE COBRA ギャラクシー・ナイツ Supēsu Adobenchā Kobura Gyarakushī Naitsu
- SPACE ADVENTURE COBRA ブルーローズ Supēsu Adobenchā Kobura Burū Rōzu
- SPACE ADVENTURE COBRA タイム・ドライブ Supēsu Adobenchā Kobura Taimu Doraibu
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