Cobra the Animation
The original video animation (OVA) and anime series Cobra the Animation is based on the Cobra manga series written by Buichi Terasawa. All series were produced by Guild Project and animated by Magic Bus. The first OVA, Cobra the Animation: The Psychogun (COBRA THE ANIMATION ザ・サイコガン Kobura Za Animēshon Za Saikogan), was directed by Buichi Terasawa, while Cobra the Animation: Time Drive, (COBRA THE ANIMATION タイム・ドライブ Kobura Za Animēshon Taimu Doraibu) was directed by Kenichi Maejima. The anime, Cobra the Animation: Rokunin no Yūshi (COBRA THE ANIMATION 六人の勇士 Kobura Za Animēshon Rokunin no Yūshi), was directed by Keizō Shimizu.
Both OVAs were released direct-to-DVD by Happinet: The Psychogun was released between August 29, 2008 and February 27, 2009, while Time Drive was released between April 24, 2009 and June 26, 2009. Rokunin no Yūshi was broadcast by BS 11 between January 2, 2010 and March 27, 2010. The OVA were later released in a DVD box set on February 19, 2010 by Happinet. The anime series episodes were later released in seven DVD and Blu-ray compilations between April 23, 2010 and October 2, 2010 by Happinet.
On December 18, 2009, Crunchyroll and Happinet announced that Crunchyroll would begin to stream the first OVA series on that day. The last episode was streamed on January 8, 2010. The two episodes of Time Drive were uploaded on January 1, 2008. The anime series begin to be streamed on January 2, 2010, and the last episode was available on March 27, 2010 for premium users, and on April 3, 2010 for free users.
Each series used different pieces of theme music but all of them used a single opening theme and a single ending theme. The opening theme from The Psychogun is "Kizudarake no Yume" (傷だらけの夢) by Yoko Takahashi and it ending theme is "Wanderer" by Shigeru Matsuzaki. The second OVA used "Time Drive" by Sasja Antheunis as opening theme and "Kimi ga bi Waraunara" (君が微笑うなら) by Shigeru Matsuzaki as ending theme. "Cobra the Space Pirate" by Sasja Antheunis and "Kimi no Uta" (君の歌) were used respectively as opening theme and ending theme for Rokunin no Yūshi.