Tsuki to Laika to Nosferatu

Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut

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Synonyms: Moon, Laika, and the Bloodsucking Princess
Japanese: 月とライカと吸血姫
English: Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2021 to Dec 20, 2021
Premiered: Fall 2021
Broadcast: Sundays at 01:35 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Arvo Animation
Source: Light novel
Genres: FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MilitaryMilitary, SpaceSpace, VampireVampire
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.311 (scored by 5143151,431 users)
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Ranked: #25682
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Popularity: #1516
Members: 146,087
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On November 23, 1957, the whole world witnessed the Federal Republic of Zirnitra's monumental achievement of sending the first live animal—a dog—to outer space. Since then, the space race between the confederacy and its competitor, the United Kingdom of Arnack, has intensified; the two countries hope to one day send humans to the cosmos above.

As a dog's biology is inherently different from a human's anatomy, there is no way to perfectly identify the risks involving space travel and its effects on an individual's body without actually sending someone for observation. However, Zirnitra's government has a potential solution: to experiment on vampires, whose biological similarity to humans is too significant to ignore.

Despite being forcibly taken from her home in the mountains, vampire Irina Luminesk shows no resistance and is even willing to train as a test subject. Lev Leps, a former top candidate to become the first human cosmonaut, is designated to accompany Irina and act as her guide. Through their time together, Irina and Lev begin to develop a mutual love for outer space, bringing them closer together.

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Tsuki to Laika to Nosferatu was released on Blu-ray from January 26, 2022 to March 29, 2022.

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"Hii no Tsuki (緋ノ月)" by ALI PROJECT


Oct 30, 2023
"Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut" ventures into the uncharted territory of space exploration, blending it seamlessly with elements of supernatural lore and human connection. Set against the backdrop of the intense space race between the Federal Republic of Zirnitra and the United Kingdom of Arnack, the series offers a unique premise that piques curiosity from the very start.

The central focus on Irina Luminesk, a vampire enlisted as an experimental subject for space travel, and Lev Leps, a former cosmonaut candidate, lays the foundation for the anime's emotional depth. Their dynamic is nothing short of enthralling, with the chemistry between the two protagonists evolving organically throughout the ...
Dec 24, 2021
Mixed Feelings
"The Vampire Cosmonaut" has a very high purpose from the moral point of view: a reflection on the importance of equality and the absurdity of the concept of race, creating a parallelism between people considered "inferior" and the vampire species, despised and segregated due to the negative propaganda they suffer from humanity. The purpose has been objectively achieved: during the show we see that our protagonist is abundantly denigrated, so much so that she is considered a simple object on which to experiment, and, subsequently, some merits are recognized, as in any story about episodes of racism. . From a human point of view, however, ...
Dec 23, 2021
Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut. Just the title lets you know this is going to be a weird one. I went in having absolutely no idea what to expect, but I was still somehow disappointed by this one. I’m going honest and upfront. This isn't very good.

Brought to you from the director of Cutey Honey Universe and a first-time writer, this is an alternate history version of the space race told through the perspective of the Soviet Union. Isn’t that literally just the plot of Royal Space Force? Gainax already did that shit in 1987 during the Cold War. Irina adds one new element to the ...

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