Space Adventure Cobra Rises from the Grave for 40th Anniversary Event
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
It's a blast from the past as Buichi Terasawa's sci-fi adventure series Space Adventure Cobra is set to take over the Hakaba no Garou gallery in Nakano this month. The "Cobra Exhibition: From the Graveyard with Love" event will commemorate the series' 40th anniversary and will kick off on December 26.
The gallery store will have early copies of the Werewolf style tabletop game Cobra Party 2: Fear the Brainwashing Salad Man and the Buichi Terasawa: Aux Frontieres de L'Imagination book. The Hakaba no Garou gallery also prepared a Cobra version of its "Lucky Bags" for sale beginning on January 3. There will be a total of 50 blind buy bags for sale, each totaling 10,000 yen (US$89).
Visitors who purchase at least 5,000 yen (US$44) or more can enter a lottery for a chance to win a variety of prizes. Every person who spends the necessary amount will win something and potential prizes include goods autographed by Terasawa.
Terasawa's Cobra manga began in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1978 and was adapted into an animated television series and film in 1982. NTT Solmare put the manga on Apple's iTunes App Store in English in 2010.
A video anime project, Cobra The Animation: The Psychogun, launched in Japan in 2008. A second two-volume project, Cobra The Animation: Time Drive, followed in 2009, and a new Cobra The Animation television series aired in 2010.
A live-action film by director Alexandre Aja (Horns, The Hills Have Eyes, Piranha 3D) was previously in the works but is no longer in production.
Source: Comic Natalie