A series of light novels about a vampire cosmonaut is getting the TV anime treatment.
The light novels are called Tsuki to Laika to Nosferatu (The Moon, Laika and Nosferatu), and the anime is coming to screens sometime this year.
Here’s the premise: it’s 1960, and the world is divided into two superpowers who are in the middle of a space race. In an isolated city called Laika 44, a man named Lev Leps and a vampire named Irina Ruminescu train to join a manned space mission.
Vampire cosmonauts? Sounds awesome!
Here’s who’s playing the major roles:
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
And the crew:
Akitoshi Yokoyama (Cutie Honey Universe)
Scripts: Keisuke Makino (original light novel author)
Character designs: Hiromi Kato (I’m Gonna Be an Angel)
Studio: Arvo Animation