"Tsuki to Laika to Nosferatu" New Key Visual
By - dorkmax_executives
Vampires. In. Space.
Not the first time in anime either.
Vampires [IN SPACE!](https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/RecycledInSpace)*
Valvrave still probably better.
Starts this October
Synopsis from MAL News
>The first astronaut in human history was a vampire girl.
>Following the end of World War II, the world-dividing superpowers, Federal Republic of Zirnitra in the East and United Kingdom of Arnack in the West, turned their territorial ambitions toward space. Both countries have been competing fiercely for development.
>East history 1960. Gergiev, the chief leader of the Republic, announces the manned space flight program Project Mechtat (Dream), which, if successful, would be the first feat for humankind. At that time, Lev Leps, a substitute astronaut candidate, is ordered to perform a top secret mission. The "Nosferatu Project"—a program that experiments with vampires prior to manned missions—will use Irina Luminesk as a test subject, and Lev is to monitor and train her.
>Even while trifled by the walls of the race and ego of the nations, Lev and Irina share a genuine sentiment as they aim for the universe.
> Starts this October
Lol of course it does. Add another to the pile of Fall 2021!
Insane how Summer of all seasons is the weakest link this year. Both Spring and Fall are crazy
I feel like summer is always the weakest link almost every year.
That's intentional. People want to go outside in the summer, not watch TV. You stand a better chance of being watched if it's cold, wet, and dark out.
I agree and love it much better this way. Summer usually has more laid back or turn your brain off shows that make it still a fun season with ought having to watch everything airing.
I still remember 2019 being absolutely insane, but you are correct
Summer is always the weakest season, it's been this way since I started watching seasonals 6 years ago
I think Girls' Frontline might release next season as well, either way we're in for a treat
Well just like Demon Slayer, and a couple of other anime, it's slated for 2021 and there's only one season left in 2021 now so....
>The first astronaut in human history was a vampire girl.
That alone would have bought me but the whole synopsis for it feels really interesting.
had me at vampire girl as well, ngl
\*Sad Yuri Gagarin noises
It's okay, this is alternate reality
For those of you who don't get all the references:
Federal Republic of Zirnitra = USSR
United Kingdom of Arnack = USA
Gergiev = Nikita Khrushchev
These will be the first of several. If you haven't already, go brush up on your early space race history!
Did someone read my wishlist and then made anime out of it?
Well summer has been slow enough to get plenty of rest before another Ani-pocalypes. Fall needs to stop being so packed already
Everyone looks really bland and generic except for the main girl. The plot sounds really interesting though so I’ll still probably watch it
Everyone looks just so devoid of color, even the pink-haired girl
Pink haired girl is gonna be voiced by Kino Hina
If u dk who she is, watch Asobi Asobase.
I have high hopes for pink haired girl
I watched asobi asobase and it was unironically one of the best anime I've ever watched, which character did she voice there?
She voiced, Hanako the Screamer :D
Ok. That sold me, definitely going to watch this anime just to hear Kino Hina
I hope Kino Hana keeps getting more roles
She's the first voice actor whose name I actually remembered. Aoi Yuki came later for me lmao.
Prolly a tsundere lol
Holy moly I didn't even notice her first glance...
It’s a monster human love story with a racism metaphor, it’s not the most novel concept but we don’t get one every season unlike certain types of shows.
I read the first few available LN chapters I could find.
It's sweet, if somewhat tropey at times, but it does a pretty fun job of following actual Early Space Race history. The rip-offs for [people like](/s "Korolev - key vis, bottom left") are incredibly blatant, so you know who they're supposed to be almost immediately.
[The interaction between Not-YuriGagari and VampireWaifu is ](/s "pretty vanilla from what I've seen so far. She takes some time to correct his misconceptions about her race but otherwise follows orders. Think of her as the 'sweet but unknown' tropes you'd normally apply to Saber from Fate or Mai Sakurajima. She's somewhere in the middle, more comfortable around MC outside of a professional environment, but less sass, and on task when she needs to be.")
[Girl in the bottom right of the KV is ](/s "a scientist, but she makes cat noises periodically because we need to keep the Otaku happy. Think of her as a smarter version of Farris from Steins;Gate. Like everyone else she is on-task most of the time but throws out tropey jokes occasionally to keep things light.")
AMA. I haven't read much of it, but I'll try to answer based on what I have.
What's it like in romance department?
[The LN TL was limited in how far in they got, but what I got from the beginning of their relationship is](/s "that the girl is a little standoffish at first, and the boy is a bit stiff and suspicious, but the girl teases him a tiny bit into clearing up his misconceptions and he starts falling for her pretty quickly. That said, he's a government worker, she's from a persecuted race, and both of them are working professionals and are expected to keep it that way by their friends and coworkers, so things move slowly.") [From what I keep reading on twitter from other Japanese readers](/s "it's sweet and made them cry a little, so it's presumably romance played straight.") [If you are worried about exclusivity/harem stuff](/s "there are other girls, but these also usually have someone other than the MC to couple up with. Passive flirting occurs, but at the end of the day, MMC is still with FMC, and everyone stays in their lanes.") [On the same topic, I don't know if it will get this far, but](/s "The story's equivalent of Shepard/Glenn also has a cute vampire girl that he does things with and it's similarly exclusive.") [If you are worried about tragedy,](/s "Both the Male MC and Female MC are still alive at the start of upcoming volume 7, and still doing things together.")
Weines Adult version
Here's the [PV](https://youtu.be/AqE9QwSYJNw)
It doesn't look as bland as the Banner, thankfully. It's also not top tier like a few anime we're expecting in Fall, but looks interesting and would definitely give it a try
It's by the studio that worked on We Never Learn and Monster Girl Doctor and I'd say that both of those had pretty decent if unspectacular production values overall.
Indeed, that does seem to be the case
Female protagonist looks like a hybrid of Kiriha and Kanaka from tsugumomo
Season 3 when? also one of my favorites mangas
Dunno, pretty unlikely to be anytime soon, since it's 2nd season was released last year. We can expect an announcement sometimes in 2023 maybe.
And, same. But, if it weren't for the recent chapter, I'd have dropped it. It was becoming more of an ero book instead of a manga, and I although I liked when it was good (there were genuine funny scenes because of it)
\> It's ready for battle
Remains an iconic scene.
Anyways, yeah, it's a pretty wild manga and heavily underrated. The mangaka is talented af.
Facts, the manga has some of the best drawn panels I've ever seen. And yeah, the manga is basically ero lmao, but I don't mind cause it makes up with the artwork and the incredible fight scenes.
It brought the child in me, like getting hyped up for a fight, which now I rarely feel.
I just hope it tones down its ero-ness a bit
Oh, and the mangaka is gonna take a month's break so next chap comes in september now :"D
Really? Damn! I was hoping to see a certain broke-ass water god again!
Oh well, this moment too shall pass...
I dropped it during rape namek, is it back to more fighting focus?
Are you talking about the mid during tournament arc?
It only goes downhill
But the thing is
The fight scenes that do occur are so hype and awesome that I just skip through the unnecessary ecchi and get to the plot.
[Spoiler to recent chapter](/s "They've found a way to save Kukuri, the Water Goddess. They're currently in the process of saving her. The recent chapter was really good")
Holy crap you couldn't get closer than that
For a second, I thought they were turning Nosferatu into a cute anime girl.
So in this show we did land on the moon, we just needed vampires.
She's voiced by Megumi Hayashibara (Rei from Eva). HYPE!
Is it it me or does it look really cheap or really low quality and not on the terms of image clarity
It does and that really makes me worried for the project.
Nah fam I can definitely tell there wasn't that much effort put into the visual... concerning
We'll see bro, hope it turns out good
Here's the plot: (copied from MAL)
The first astronaut in human history was a vampire girl.
Following the end of World War II, the world-dividing superpowers, Federal Republic of Zirnitra in the East and United Kingdom of Arnack in the West, turned their territorial ambitions toward space. Both countries have been competing fiercely for development.
East history 1960. Gergiev, the chief leader of the Republic, announces the manned space flight program Project Mechtat (Dream), which, if successful, would be the first feat for humankind. At that time, Lev Leps, a substitute astronaut candidate, is ordered to perform a top secret mission. The "Nosferatu Project"—a program that experiments with vampires prior to manned missions—will use Irina Luminesk as a test subject, and Lev is to monitor and train her.
Even while trifled by the walls of the race and ego of the nations, Lev and Irina share a genuine sentiment as they aim for the universe.
(Source: MAL News)
Every season theres atleast one space anime xd Not that I hate it
So that was the one flickering the lights.
Interesting title; Laika, as in the dog?
Tsuki is the moon, Nosferatu for the vampire girl, so Laika is for the guy?
Not sure if that's how references work in Japanese, but to me that read like "The moon, the dog and the vampire".
I guess its more about him being first in space (other than the vampire) and they didn't want to use actual astronaut's names.
Anyway, vampire girl is cute! Don't know if it's gonna be more about space war, or about exploration (or maybe a bit of romance), but seems interesting!
The basis is that sort of like the dog on Sputnik 2, the girl is being sent up with the assumption that she might not come back down.
It's romance with a bit of Space Race history. Think of it as a space-oriented, lighter, clean version of Youjo Senki in that respect.
One of my most anticipated shows of the Fall!!
Where do you watch this?
Is it just me or have there been a lot of vampire anime recently?
You can tell how bad the CGI will be from the old man on the left