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)
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 4894348,943 users)
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Ranked: #24942
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Popularity: #1497
Members: 139,902
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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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Maruyama, Hajime
Herek, Samantha
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"Hii no Tsuki (緋ノ月)" by ALI PROJECT

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 ...
Dec 19, 2021
“The path of a cosmonaut is not an easy, triumphant march to glory, as some people make it out to be. You have to put in a lot of work, a lot of sweat, and have to get to know the meaning not just of joy but also of grief, before being allowed in the spacecraft cabin”
- Yuri Gagarin

The Cold War lived between two opposing blocs, the beginning of a space and arms race, the dangers of a possible nuclear war and its end in the early nineties inspired many writers, artists, cartoonists and the media to create different works that sought to explain, ...
Dec 19, 2021
Tsuki to Laika to Nosferatu a.k.a Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut is a show that if you'd ask me how can I recommend this series to anyone, I would say this: "Imagine if the actual "Man of the Moon" historical feat never happened with the US of A's Neil Armstrong's iconic "That's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind." sentence. The Space Race during the Cold War happening between 1955 and 1975 is instead won by the USSR a.k.a the Soviet Union in the same but alternate historical time period, using not just animals but vampires instead." And this is exactly what ...

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