Vampire Cosmonaut Anime Tsuki to Laika to Nosferatu Unveils More Cast, Staff, Song Info, October Debut
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The official Twitter account for the television anime of Keisuke Makino and Karei's Tsuki to Laika to Nosferatu (The Moon, Laika, and Nosferatu) light novel series unveiled the anime's additional cast and staff members, theme song information, October premiere, new key visual, and character designs on Thursday.
The newly announced cast members are:
- Takaya Hashi as Slava Korovin
- Masaki Terasoma as Lieutenant Victor
- Kikuko Inoue as Natalia
- Kenichi Ogata as Fjodor Gergiev
- M.A.O as Lyudmila Halrova
- Hiroki Touchi as Narrator
Taiji Kawaguchi is serving as assistant director. Akihiro Hirasawa is the art designer, and Goichi Iwahata, Noritaka Suzuki, and Arvo-Design are handling the prop designs. Aiko Matsuyama is the color key artist. Hideki Imaizumi is the compositing director of photography, and Kiyoshi Hirose is editing. Takatoshi Hamano is the sound director, and Yasunori Mitsuda (Chrono Trigger, Xenogears, Black Butler: Book of Circus, Inazuma Eleven) is composing the music.
The rock band Ali Project is performing the opening theme song "Hi no Tsuki" (Scarlet Moon), and singer-songwriter is performing the ending theme song "Arifureta Itsuka" (Everyday Someday).
The original novels' story is set in a fictional world, 10 years after a long war divided the world into two superpowers: the Union of Zirnitra Republics in the east, and the United Kingdom of Arnak in the west. Both of these superpowers now test their ambitions against each other in a space race. In 1960, the Union's Premier Gergiev announces Project Mechtat (Dream), a prestigious plan to launch manned missions into the final frontier. To this end, the Union establishes the isolated city of Laika 44, where cosmonaut candidates compete for planned manned missions to space, and scientists develop the technology to make it happen, all in an environment of secrecy.
The story centers on Lev Leps, a backup astronaut candidate, and his new companion, the vampire Irina Ruminescu. As part of a daring new Operation Nosferatu, Project Mechtat will use Irina as a test subject for various conditions expected in space, and ultimately as part of a manned mission, with Lev overseeing Irina's training as a cosmonaut. For reasons of their own, both dream of going into space.
The previously announced cast includes:
Kouki Uchiyama as Lev Leps
Satoshi Hino as Mikhail Yashin
Mikako Komatsu as Roza Plevitskaya
Hina Kino as Anya Simonyan
As previously announced, Akitoshi Yokoyama (Cutie Honey Universe, Photo Kano) is directing the anime at Arvo Animation. Original novel creator Keisuke Makino is in charge of the anime's series scripts. 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.
Shogakukan's Gagaga Bunko light novel imprint launched the novel series in December 2016, and The novel series' sixth volume shipped on March 18. Sojihogu launched a manga adaptation of the novels in Kodansha's Comic Days website in March 2018, but went on indefinite hiatus beginning in January 2019 due to Sojihogu's poor health. It has not yet resumed. Kodansha published the manga's first compiled book volume in November 2018.