Seven Seas Entertainment is thrilled to announce, through its Airship light novel imprint, the license acquisition of the light novel series Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut (月とライカと吸血姫 | Tsuki to Laika to Nosferatu) by Keisuke Makino and KAREI. Two cosmonaut hopefuls–one with fangs and one without–reach for the stars in this supernatural science fiction tale that inspired this season’s new anime from Funimation!
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?
There are currently seven volumes available in Japan. The latest volume released October 19, 2021.
Seven Seas will publish the series Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut (Light Novel) for the first time in North America in print and (early) on digital platforms in single large-trim editions. Volume 1 will be released in print in August 2022 for $14.99 USA / $18.99 CAN as part of Seven Seas’ Airship imprint.