Commentator Akapen Takigawa recommends anime to premiere on October 3
The official website for the anime adaptation of the loght novel by Keisuke Makino and Karei is Tsuki to Laika to Nosferatu (The Moon, Laika, and Nosferatu) posted a new trailer for the anime on Friday. The video features actor and film commentator Akapen Takigawa explaining the film for about two minutes.
The anime will premiere on TV Tokyo on October 3 at 12:35 a.m. JST (ie, October 4). The anime will also air on BS Nippon TV, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto and AT-X. The series will stream on d Anime Store, Abema, GyaO! and other services.
The anime’s 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
MAO as Lyudmila Halrova
Hiroki Touchi as Narrator
The novel’s origin story is set in a fictional world, 10 years after a long war has divided the world into two superpowers: the Union of Zirnitra Republics to the east and the United Kingdom of Arnak to the west. west. Both of these superpowers are now testing their ambitions against each other in a space race. In 1960, Premier Gergiev of the Union announced Project Mechtat (Dream), a prestigious plan to launch manned missions to the final frontier. To this end, the Alliance established the isolated city of Laika 44, where astronaut candidates compete for planned manned space missions and scientists develop develop the technology to make it happen, all in a secret environment.
The story revolves around Lev Leps, a backup astronaut candidate, and his new companion, the vampire Irina Ruminescu. As part of the bold new Operation Nosferatu, Project Mechtat will use Irina as a test subject for the various conditions expected in space, and ultimately as part of a manned mission, with Lev overseeing Irina’s training as an astronaut. For their own reasons, both dream of going into space.
Akitoshi Yokoyama (Cutie Honey Universe, Photo Kano) is the anime director at Arvo Animation. Author Keisuke Makino is in charge of the anime’s script. Hiromi Kato (I’m Gonna Be An Angel, Kobato. , Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East) is designing the characters. Yūji Kaneko (Kill la Kill, Spriggan) is the art director. Yasunori Mitsuda (Chrono Trigger, Xenogears, Black Butler: Book of Circus, Inazuma Eleven) is composing the music.
Rock band Ali Project will perform the opening theme song “Hi no Tsuki” (Scarlet Moon), and singer-songwriter Chima will perform the ending theme song “Arifureta Itsuka” (A Wonderful Someday).
Shogakukan published the novel series in December 2016. Sojihogu launched a manga adaptation of the novel on Kodansha’s Comic Days website in March 2018, but went on an indefinite hiatus starting January 2019. due to the health condition of the author. It hasn’t continued yet. Kodansha published the manga’s first compiled book volume in November 2018.
Makino announced in August that the novel would be published in English.