Trivia: Space Adventure Cobra

  • Dueling Dubs: The movie has been dubbed twice into English by two different companies (Streamline and Manga UK) with two completely different voice casts.
  • Fountain of Expies: Cobra himself has tons of them, like Vash, Ragna, Alucard, Vincent Valentine, Dante, etc. All of them all wear red and a lot of them have an unusual arm of sorts, while some others share Cobra's flirtatious and cocky personality.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: According to Word of God, the hero was inspired by French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo (maybe from Godard's film Pierrot le Fou).
  • The Other Darrin: In the Japanese version, most of the characters' voices were recast between the movie and TV series. The recent seasons also have different voices for the characters.
  • Surprisingly Similar Stories: Space Adventure Cobra's beginning is inspired from the same short story by Phillip K. Dick, "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale" (1966), that was the basic plot for Total Recall (1990) and its remake.