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#26: Space Adventure Cobra: The Movie

Space Adventure Cobra: The Movie Poster

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The space pirate Cobra with his android partner Lady cross the galaxy in search of thrills, treasure, and, yes, adventure!  Cobra first appeared in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1978 and is old school space opera through and through, of the sort found in old pulps of yesteryear, with a dash of Barbarella, Bond, Star Wars, Westerns, and any bizarre idea creator Buichi Terasawa can come up with, thrown into the mix.  The film version followed in 1982.  Produced by Tokyo Movie Shinsha with the backing of the studio’s top talent, such as legendary director Osamu Dezaki, character designer and animation director Akio Sugino, and art director Shichiro Kobayashi, Space Adventure Cobra: The Movie is a kaleidoscopic, tripped out, wild and weird ride from start to finish, featuring some of Dezaki’s most satisfingly “out there” direction.

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#3: Golgo 13: The Professional

Golgo 13: The Professional

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Show Notes:

  • A Wuxia puppet show makes an earnest attempt to redefine the word Awesome.
  • My Hero Academia gets a 2nd season.
  • The state of the original Mobile Suit Gundam among-st Japanese college students.
  • Japanese animator decries Moe eyes for increasing his poverty.
  • And animator pay remains as terrible as ever: see this Shirobako Infographic and this depressing Indiegogo campaign.
  • China saves Duncan Jones career i.e. Warcraft movie talk.
  • We review the Osamu Dezaki helmed feature-film, Golgo 13: The Professional from 1983. The review starts at 25:51.


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