Crunchyroll has a full week of anime catalog announcements planned, starting with today's double-whammy addition of Space Adventure Cobra and Cat's Eye. Both are available to Crunchyroll members in the United States and Canada. Details after the jump.
Pre-sales have opened for a limited-edition 1/1 replica of sci-fi rogue Cobra's signature Psychogun. The special black version of the gun-arm from Buichi Terasawa's anime-adapted manga measures 68cm. One of these 300 units sells for 13,824, with shipping planned for December. Get a look after the jump.
Cheepa's Gallery, an art exhibition venue in Ginza, is staging an exhibition entitled "Art of Cobra and Others", featuring the work of manga author Buichi Terasawa. Hit the jump to learn more.
Director Alejandre Aja states that the live-action Space Adventure Cobra adaptation is still moving forward, despite problems with casting and budget. Hit the jump to learn more.
SAI-EI Bookstores, a Japanese publisher, has released a 115 page "mook" ("magazine-book") filled with information about the influential Space Adventure Cobra science fiction manga and anime. Hit the jump to learn more.
Space Adventure Cobra is to Alexandre Aja as Battle Angel Alita is to James Cameron. For years they've said the projects are coming, but not any time soon. After making some noise about the sci-fi manga/anime series in 2011, Aja has commented again on its status. More after the jump.
Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. is excited to announce the
acquisition of the original SPACE ADVENTURE COBRA television series from TMS ENTERTAINMENT
Right Stuf announced its latest acquisition today, and it's another title fans of older anime should be more than happy to own. The producer and distributor will start releasing the Space Adventure Cobra TV anime, both digitally and as two DVD sets, in late 2013. Read on for more!
Buichi Terasawa's Space Adventure Cobra is one of those anime/manga that has an international following, but not really in North America. France is especially partial to the sci-fi, which is basically Jean-Paul Belmondo as a pirate fighting space bounty hunter. While at Lollapalooza 2012, French dance music outfit Justice spoke about the Cobra origins of their latest music video. Get a look after the jump.
Pixiv artist Mafen is well aware of the allure of Square Enix's cute Theatrhythm Final Fantasy characters, and has taken to imagining other iconic dudes and dudettes in the same style. Check out the artist's spin on Cobra from Space Adventure Cobra, Link, Samus, and Fire Emblem's Lyndis past the break.
Old-school anime fans should get hype, as Discotek Media has confirmed that it will re-release the 1982 Space Adventure Cobra feature film directed by Osamu Dezaki with the possibility of a release on Blu-ray in the future pending on the success of the DVD release. Hit the jump for all of the details.
Alexandre Aja's agenda has moved around various horror works, but the project planned after his next film has consistently been an adaptation of Buichi Terasawa's roguish space hero Cobra. Michael Paris has made a fan trailer to encourage him to get to work on adapting the cult manga. Check it out after the jump.
It's been a while since we had an update on the Space Adventure Cobra film directed by Alexandre Aja (Piranha 3D, The Hills Have Eyes, High Tension), but word of the shoot popped up again today via The Hollywood Reporter. The plan is to direct the film after he wraps the horror shoot Horns. Hit the jump for more!
News has come out that Alexandre Aja has been attached to a remake of Stephen King's Pet Sematary. This has come with an update on Aja's plans for adapting the adventures of Buichi Terasawa's roguish space hero Cobra. More after the jump.