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Space Adventure Cobra is a popular Shounen Jump manga from the late 70s, early 80s.

Cobra is a notorious Space Pirate with a laser gun as his left arm. But, he was tired of being chased by the agency in space and decided to lead a regular life by changing his face & being wiped of his memory.

Three years later, he is a regular person leading a regular life. He is tired of his lifestyle. For fun, he goes to see a "Trip Movie" that allows him to see the dream of his choice. When he saw his "dream", he saw his memories of when he was the notorious Space Pirate Cobra. However, he didn't know that was his memories. As he is going home, he meets up with someone who had a grudge with him. There is a little scuffle, and learns that he actually has a laser gun on his left hand.


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Space Adventure Cobra

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Latest Release(s)
v.4 c.6 by HappyScans! & Hokuto no Gun (47d ago)
v.4 c.5 by HappyScans! & Hokuto no Gun (99d ago)
v.4 c.4 by HappyScans! & Hokuto no Gun (185d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (37 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.64 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 15th 2014, 9:36am PST



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Original Publisher
Media Factory (2007)
Shueisha (1977)

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Weekly Pos #865 increased(+318)
Monthly Pos #2076 increased(+138)
3 Month Pos #2796 decreased(-289)
6 Month Pos #3675 increased(+163)

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On 108 reading lists
On 148 wish lists
On 32 completed lists
On 8 unfinished lists
On 62 custom lists

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hoping more gets translated   
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by djmasturbeat
August 18th, 2011, 2:19pm
with the arrival of the BD sets, i really would like to see more of the manga translated than vol 1 that was finished like 4 years ago sad i love the anime and really want to read the full manga.
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by Hell_Clues
October 17th, 2009, 4:34pm
This is a nice sci fi tale of pirates, spaceships, and some cool designs.

My only complaint is that his daring rescue technically fails while still being chased. Which knocks off some of his awesome points for me.

So Space adventure cobra is about a cool man with a special gun that gets into a space adventure. The adventure himself is styled around interesting designs. Beautiful women, which dress half naked. I can only assume its because genetic engineering have gotten rid of obesity and ugliness.

Wish there was more translated. It doesn´t even feel old since the retro aspects almost seem purposeful. The big age of sci fi in america was in the 50s so this was about 20 years later. So some of that might be intentional.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by decisions
March 7th, 2009, 9:22am
This manga is pretty awesome. And here I thought that all mangaka knew how to draw were gigantic robots that do karate moves (comment meant half as joke, half as a criticism). This is much more what sci-fi is about. It's a shame only one volume has been translated.
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