A press release reported that the light novels written by Keisuke Masano and illustrated by Karei, Tsuki to Layka to Nosferatu (Moon, Laika, and the Bloodsucking Princess), will have an anime adaptation. The release included the first promotional video and a visual for this project.
Masano and Karei began publishing the light novels through Shogakukan’s Gagaga Bunko publishing house in December 2016. The publisher will publish the sixth volume on March 18 in Japan. In addition, a manga adaptation by Hougu Souji has been published since March 2018.
Cast of voices
- Megumi Hayashibara as Irina Luminesque.
- Kouki Uchiyama as Liev Lepus.
- Satoshi Hino as Mikhail Yashin.
- Mikako Komatsu as Rosa Plevitskaya.
- Hina Kino as Anya Simonyan.
- Akitoshi Yokoyama (Cutie Honey Universe, Photokano) is directing the anime at Arvo Animation Studios.
- 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.
Synopsis of Tsuki to Layka to Nosferatu
The story of a young man who longed to go into space and a vampire girl. The first astronaut in the history of mankind in this universe was a vampire. It is the era in which manned space flights have not yet succeeded.
The supreme leader of a republic announced the project to send humans into orbit using rockets. He spoke passionately. “Before the UK does, let’s get humanity into space!” However, behind the scenes, at the end of the snowy fields of the Republic, in a secret city the “Nosferatu Project” was advancing, which seeks to use vampires as substitutes for humans in space flight experiments.
After a certain incident, First Lieutenant Liev Lepus was promoted to Cadet Cosmonaut, for which he was ordered to supervise the vampire girl, Irina Luminesque, who was chosen by chance to be a guinea pig. Strict training, failed experiments. Can humanity really get to space?