Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut Light Novel Series Wins Seiun Award

Series written by Keisuke Makino and illustrated by Karei was adapted into a TV anime in 2021

A commemorative illustration by character designer Hiromi Katou celebrating the Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut light novel series winning a Seiun Award in the Japanese long-form work division at the 53rd annual Seiun Awards. The illustration features Lev and Irina dressed in their space suits and smiling while holding their space helmets in front of a starlit field while confetti rains down.

 

The stars are within reach for Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut (known in Japan as Tsuki to Laika to Nosferatu), because the light novel series written b Keisuke Makino and illustrated by Karei has taken home the Seiun Award in the Japanese long-form work division at the 53rd annual Seiun Awards.

 

To celebrate the win, a new illustration (above) by character designer Hiromi Katou has been published, and author Keisuke Makino also released a statement noting how the great achievements of the historical space race inspired them to write the series and also thanking the publishers, the fans, and everyone else who helped them along the way for all of their support.

 

 

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The original Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut light novels are published in Japan by Shogakukan, and an English language version is also available from Seven Seas Entertainment. The series has also been adapted into a 2021 TV anime with direction by Akitoshi Yokoyama and animation production by Arvo Animation.

 

Crunchyroll currently streams the Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut TV anime and describes the story of the series as follows:

 

Two superpowers’ space race spawns a secret project. A human overseer and vampire subject must achieve an experimental mission to the stars.

 

Source: Comic Natalie

 

Copyright notice: © Keisuke Makino・Shogakukan / "Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut" Production Committee

 

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