On the official site for the anime adaptation of light novels written by Keisuke Masano and illustrated by Karei, Tsuki to Laika to Nosferatu (Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut), the second promotional video of the project was published. The video announces that the series will enter a new story arc starting with the episode on November 21. «As Lev Leps aims to go into the Universe he longs for, the top government officials begin to consider getting rid of Irina Luminesk.»Writes the site.
The series has been on air since last October 3 in Japan and is confirmed with a total of twelve episodes, while the platform Funimation handles its distribution in the West. Masano and Karei began publishing the light novels through the publishing label Gagaga bunko from Shogakukan in December 2016. In addition, a manga adaptation by the hand of Hougu souji has been published since March 2018.
- Akitoshi Yokoyama (Cutie Honey Universe, Photokano) is in charge of the direction of the anime in the studios Arvo animation.
- Keisuke Masano (Egao no Daika) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
- Hiromi kato (Fantasista Doll, Guilty Crown, Monster Musume no Oisha-san) is in charge of character design.
- Yasunori mitsuda (Chrono Trigger, Xenogears, Black Butler: Book of Circus, Inazuma Eleven) is in charge of the composition of the soundtrack.
Synopsis of Tsuki to Laika to Nosferatu
The first astronaut in the history of mankind was a vampire girl. After the end of World War II, the superpowers that divided the world, the Federal Republic of Zirnitra in the East and the United Kingdom of Arnack in the West, turned their territorial ambitions into space. Both countries compete fiercely for development. Eastern History 1960. Gergiev, head of the Republic, announces the manned spaceflight program “Project Mechtat (Dream)”, which, if successful, would be humanity’s first feat.
At that moment, Lev Leps, a candidate for alternate astronaut, is ordered to carry out a top-secret mission. The “Nosferatu Project” – a program that experiments with vampires before manned missions – will use Irina Luminesk as a test subject, and Lev must monitor and train her. Despite being hampered by the walls of race and the ego of nations, Lev and Irina share a genuine sentiment as they point to the universe.
Source: Comic Natalie
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