Starcrash costumes. Psychedelic kisses. A Hajime Sorayama android.
An absolute trip, one of those anime films that feels like you watched a 26-episode series. I see it compared to Barbarella and Star Wars, and that's spot on and intentional. But this captures so much weirdness in one package. It has the feel of bizarre, late '70s sci-fi, like the Jerry Cornelius novels by Michael Moorcock. Oh wow, they actually made a Jerrry Cornelius movie. I'll have to check that out.
Cobra himself floats somewhere between Han Solo and Space Dandy. Most of the characters are women, and they all know more about what's going on that I did. The story is played straight, but it's crazy enough to make you wonder.
If you love '70s or early '80s sci-fi weirdness, classic anime, or hidden animated gems, this one will make you fall in love. And fall in love again. And maybe again.
Recommended by TheNinthHeart. Thanks again!