Today, Shogakukan announced that Tsuki to Laika to Nosferatu (The Moon, Laika, and Nosferatu) is going to be getting an anime adaptation in 2021.
Is it just me or does it seem like a lot of short stories and novels are getting anime adaptations in 2021?
The series got its start as a novel series published by Shogakukan in December 2016. Since then it has also been adapted into a manga as part of Kodansha‘s Comic Days website in March 2018. It was published regularly until January 2019, when the creator Sojihogu put the series on indefinite hiatus because of health reasons. The series has yet to resume.
Just how much of the novel the anime adaptation will cover is yet unknown. The following synopsis was revealed on the official anime page:
After the end of the World War, the two superpowers that divide the world, the Union of Zirnitra Republics in the east and the United Kingdom of Arnak in the west, have turned their territorial ambitions to space. The two nations engaged in a fierce development race, and now…
The year is 1960. Gergiev, the supreme leader of the Republican Federation, announces the ‘Mechtat (Dream) Project,’ a manned space flight plan that will be the first human accomplishment if successful.
At that time, Lev Leps, an alternate cosmonaut candidate, is ordered to a secret mission.
‘Project Nosferatu’ – a plan to fly vampires as an experiment prior to manned flight. He is told to monitor the experimental subject, Irina Luminescu, 24 hours a day and train her.
Lev and Irina, humans and vampires, watchdogs and experimental subjects – they are at the mercy of race barriers and national egos, but they share a pure desire for space, and set out to explore it together.
The anime will feature some big cast names:
- Megumi Hayashibara playing the role of Irina Luminescu
- Kouki Uchiyama playing the role of Lev Leps
- Satoshi Hino playing the role of Mikhail Yashin
- Mikako Komatsu playing the role of Roza Plevitskaya
- Hina Kino playing the role of Anya Simonyan
There is no solid air date yet for Tsuki to Laika to Nosferatu but considering that the announcement was made today, I would pin it to be a release coming this Fall.