Buichi Terasawa began his manga career in 1977 when he contributed his one-off Sci-Fi Story Cobra to Weekly Shonen Jump. The popularity of this one-off story would have it go into serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump where it ran for six years, while simultaneously being released under the Jump Comics lines


For those familiar with the recent YouTube deep dives into the influences of the Metroid franchise, by the amazing investigative work of “Critical Kate” Willært, you would know that the Sci-Fi manga Space Adventure Cobra was perhaps the most influential piece of work in the creation of the Metroid series.


From the Metroid Database, RIP Buichi Terasawa, who knows where we would be without your staggering influence, style and contributions to the Sci-Fi world. Thank you.



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