This is my 10 bit HEVC / x265 reencode of [Gokmen's](https://nyaa.si/?f=0&c=0_0&q=Gokmen "Gokmen's uploads") 28.2 gb release of Space Adventure Cobra. Audio has been encoded to AC3.
This is another old anime where I would have thought I could compress this show a lot more, but unfortunately the grain of older shows makes this a lot harder. These file sizes were as low as I was willing to go while keeping basically all the visible detail from the source pretty much all of the time.
Here are some comparison shots of my encode vs [Gokmen's release](https://nyaa.si/view/1098703 "Gokmen's encode")
Obviously there are some reductions in visual quality compared to the original in all my uploads, these screenshots should help you decide whether the reduction in quality is worth my far lower file sizes.
Keep the file size differences in mind.
Meek salaryman Johnson discovers that he is in fact the notorious (and reportedly dead) space pirate Cobra, with a new face and altered memories. Embedded in his left arm is Cobra's unique Psychogun, a famous weapon powered by his own will. Having recovered his past, his partner-in-crime Armaroid Lady, and his spaceship, he journeys across the galaxy seeking adventure.
On his travels he will hunt for the galaxy's ultimate weapon, rob museums, break into and out of maximum-security prison, infiltrate a drug ring in the brutal and deadly sport of Rugball, engineer a coup on an alien world, confront the Pirate Guild's most fearsome leaders, and do much else besides—smoking cigars, chasing women and cracking jokes all the while.
This, the 1982–83 Cobra TV anime, adapts the Cobra manga from the beginning, covering the first three major stories and building to a grand conclusion with some shorter one-off tales interspersed along the way. (The 1982 Cobra film has only a loose connection to the TV series—though it involved the same director and some of the same animators.)
### File details
1440x1080 – (~4:3) 24 fps HEVC Main 10
Japanese; AC3 Stereo ~192 kbit/s
English; ASS subtitles (Gokmen-Subs)