With his cocky demeanor and unfazed expression, cigar perpetually lodged in his mouth, and his Psychogun poised and ready to fire, "Cobra the Space Pirate" is an internationally recognized icon, and the best-selling manga bearing his name has captivated readers around the world.

Now, to celebrate 40 years of the manga's serialization, Genkosha Co., Ltd. has published a collection of author Buichi Terasawa's artworks which will surely be a must-have for Cobra fans.

Aptly named: "Artworks of Cobra," this handsome volume has 288 pages and will be going on sale tomorrow, August 30th, 2019. In addition to artworks, fans will surely be pleased with the following features:

  • An original scan of Buichi Terasawa's handwritten manga manuscript for Episode 1, 「復活! コブラの巻」(Resurrection! Cobra) faithfully reproducing the shading of the paint and the details of the penwork.
  • A special interview with Buichi Terasawa.
  • A dialogue digest of all episodes, with a focus on famous scenes using actual manuscript pages.
  • All 288 pages are in gorgeous full color, including full-page illustrations of Cobra at his best, his weapons and machines, the "Cobra girls" and the formidable enemies he faced.

Page Samples

Melon Books Twitter Campaign

To enter a drawing for a chance to a win a gift set including 5 postcards, 3 trading cards, a B2 size poster, a Cobra 40 Year Anniversary pin badge and a Cobra 40 Year Anniversary keychain, follow the Melon Books account and retweet this tweet before August 31st 23:59 (JST). (You may require a Japanese address to receive the gifts, in the event you are chosen).

Publication Details

  • Goes on sale: August 31st, 2019
  • Format: A4 henkeiban (magazine format: 232 mm x 297 mm), 288 pages
  • Price: 4,500 JPY (excl. tax)
  • IISBN: SBN978-4-7683-1228-5
  • Publisher: Genkosha Co., Ltd.
  • Online: Genkosha
  • To purchase: Amazon.co.jp, Yodobashi.com

By - Ben K.