Space Adventure Cobra – Classic Anime

Space Adventure Cobra has been described as a mix of James Bond and Disney and may have influenced Shinichiro Watanabe when he created the more recent space adventure anime series, Space Dandy. I recently discussed the comparison by some anime reviewers between Cowboy Bebop and Space Dandy. … but I feel a fairer assumption might be that the wacky adventures of Space Dandy are more likely to...

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Space Battleship Yamato 2199 – Is it Good Enough?

The original anime series of Space Battleship Yamato (also known as: Star Blazers) was screening on Japanese TV some 40 years ago (see the video opening theme clip later to get an idea of how dated the original series feels today). Japanese friends of mine have recalled how they grew up with this series and would hurry home after finishing school to watch the latest episodes of Space Battleship Yamato and other classics like Astro Boy...

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