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2nd ‘Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut’ Anime Episode Previewed

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To space!
© Keisuke Makino, Shogakukan/ Tsuki to Laika to Nosferatu Production Committee

A new anime project is on the way that’s set for a fall 2021 debut with the adaptation of the Tsuki to Laika to Nosferatu novel series. Announced back in March 2021, the series saw an October 3rd, 2021 debut with Funimation picking it up for simulcast. Now, the Japanese side is doing a new update with what to expect with the second episode that’s set to arrive on October 10th, 2021. Check it out below!

The anime adaptation has set Akitoshi Yokoyama to direct with Keisuke Makino overseeing the scripts for it. Hiromi Kato is on board for the character designs with Arvo Animation handling the production.

The cast includes Megumi Hayashibara as Irina Ruminescu, Kouki Uchiyama as Lev Leps, Satoshi Hino as Mikhail Yashin, Mikako Komatsu as Roza Plevitskaya, Hina Kino as Anya Simonyan, Takaya Hashi as Slava Korovin, Masaki Terasoma as Lieutenant Victor, Kikuko Inoue as Natalia, Kenichi Ogata as Fjodor Gergiev, M.A.O as Lyudmila Halrova, and Hiroki Touchi as Narrator.

Ali Project will be playing the opening theme song “Hi no Tsuki” while Chima would handle the ending theme song “Arifureta Itsuka.”

The novels from writer Keisuke Makino and illustrator Karei which began in 2016 and has six volumes out as of the announcement. A manga adaptation by Sojihogu began in 2018 but is on hiatus due to the artists health.

Check out the official site and Twitter.

Plot Concept: The story involves a vampire girl who is taken for a manned flight experiment during the space race between fictional superpowers and a young man who flunked out as an astronaut candidate for some reason, and follows their journey together into space.

Previous promos and visuals:

© Keisuke Makino, Shogakukan/ Tsuki to Laika to Nosferatu Production Committee