Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut (Tsuki to Laika to Nosferatu) anime has received a trailer for a new arc. The first arc, which centers around Irina’s flight to the moon ended after the 7th episode, while the new arc begins on November 22, 2021, with 8th episode.
The new trailer features the anime’s ending theme “Arifureta Itsuka” by Chima (Anohana Op):
The official Twitter of Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut also posted an announcement for the upcoming arc. Check out the tweet below:
According to the tweet, the anime will enter the chapter of love and sadness as Lev finally pursues his own dream. It will also show the hardships of Irina and Lev’s developing romance.
About Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut
Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut is based on Keisuke Makino’s Tsuki to Laika to Nosferatu light novel series. Shogakukan started serializing it in December 2016. The novel is still ongoing and currently has 7 volumes in circulation. Kodansha is also publishing a manga adaptation, which started in March 2018 and currently has 1 volume.
Akitoshi Yokoyama (Marimo no Hana) is currently directing the series, while Arvo Animation (Bokuben) is animating it. Moreover, the novel’s original author Keisuke Makino is the one taking care of the script. Funimation is streaming it since October 4, 2021, and it has 7 episodes as of now.
Lastly, Seven Seas Entertainment recently announced that they will publish Tsuki to Laika to Nosferatu light novel series in English and describes the story as:
In an alternate version of the 1960s, two global superpowers have emerged after a savage war: the Zirnitra Union and the United Kingdom of Arnack. East and West are locked in a fierce race to send the first crewed flight into outer space, leading the Union to develop a secret agenda: the Nosferatu Project, which aims to use vampires as spaceflight test subjects. Similar to humans but feared and reviled, vampires are assumed to make the perfect “guinea pigs” for such a dangerous task. Lev Leps, a Union soldier and aspiring cosmonaut, is tasked with overseeing vampire Irina Luminesk aka N44, who has been chosen for the operation–and he can’t quite detach his feelings from the vampire girl as planned. Faced with pressure and peril, will either of them manage to fly into the cosmos?Seven Seas Entertainment