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Space adventure Cobra is a sci-fi manga, later turned anime created by Buichi Terasawa. It stars the infamous space-pirate Cobra who was once forced to hide from his enemies by changing his face and loosing his memory.
At the start of the story he is living an ordinary life but after using a dream-machine he starts to regain his memories. Reunited with his android partner Lady Armaroid and his old ship Tortuga, he now faces foes both old and new. He will also encounter the Royal sisters who's bodies holds the map to a great treasure.
The anime tv-series was directed by Osamu Dezaki who also did the movie version. Cobra's signature weapon is his Psycho-gun, a cybernetic arm-laser which is connected to his brain and capable of targeting enemies without needing a line-of-sight. This allows him to defeat most foes whit ease but some are not so vulnerable to the laser itself, also the gun drains Cobras mental energies after extended use. For backup he carries an old-fashioned Magnum revolver.
Buichi Terasawa created the main character based on the famous French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo. Cobra's facial features bear resemblence to Belmondo's, and the peculiar sense of humour Cobra exhibits throughout the story seems to have been inspired by the characters Belmondo played in films. ...
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