Cobra: The Animation #01 — Redux

January 2nd, 2010



First Episode Disclaimer:

I like to give every show a chance, even ones that I am fairly certain I won’t like. There’s usually at least one shot a season that takes me by total surprise. This would not be that show.


Good lord, I don’t even want to talk about this. I have better things to do for my last two days of freedom. You could safely take just about everything I said about the OVA, ratchet down the hatred maybe a notch or two for being a TV series instead, and then call it a day. The writing is laughable, the animation is piss poor and the art’s not that much better, the characters are flat as all hell, and the direction is the best that cheap B-movies can offer. To be fair though, it’s all much improved from the OVAs, but in the interest of full disclosure, that’s just a jump from insulting festering compost to insulting. I guess the CGI’s not horrible, Aroduc said through gritted teeth in order to praise something.

So once again, if you don’t care about the writing or production of a show at all and just want to see lumbering cardboard cutouts bounce around the screen… literally… then maybe you can find some enjoyment in this one, but I’m sure it’ll take a lot of alcohol for the other 99.9% of the population.


Not improving.

Posted in Anime | 13 Comments »

13 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Scamp says:

    Madhouse, what on earth have you been doing for the past year? Is this the depths to which you have sunk? Where is the Madhouse I know and love? Gyeeaaargh…

    • Mark says:

      Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger and Aoi Bungaku were two of the best shows of the year. Summer Wars was one of the best movies. Madhouse have good teams and bad ones; it’s pretty obvious which kind worked on this.

  • Fate says:

    Why not look at DURADURA then. You know you want too…

  • Anon999 says:

    My God. Cobra, what have they DONE to you?! They ruined you with their atrocious animation and bad writing!

    This is the reason why such great classic anime should just be left ALONE.

  • chad001 says:

    Which is worse in your opinion? Ladies vs Butts, or this?

  • Man, that woman is ugly. Is that the best they could do?

  • Yue says:

    The glory is gone.

  • cutemi2 says:

    back 2 classics, I’ve been researching about this, one of the classic anime’s since last 2 decades

  • Di Gi Kazune says:

    For a moment I thought this show was about Cobra Commander and the REAL Cobra.

  • Tokki says:

    I usually dont go for old school anime and this one isnt any diff. What is up with the outfits the characters are wearing? They all look retarded with whacked out clothes.

  • Moogy says:

    inb4 daryl surat or some other oldfag finds this post and complains again

  • antonio says:

    YESS, thanks 2010, a anime with action, enemy and beauty girls, no more magic girls or cute girls playing the heroine in boring episodes!!!.