Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut Anime Sinks Its Teeth into Funimation’s Fall 2021 Lineup

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Nicholas Friedman is a career pop culture journalist and Sr. Managing Editor at Funimation. You'll likely find him talking about Mob Psycho 100.

Did you know the first person in space was actually a vampire girl? We’re excited to announce that Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut is officially headed to Funimation as part of the Fall 2021 anime season lineup!

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From studio Arvo Animation (We Never Learn: BOKUBEN, Monster Girl Doctor) and director Akitoshi Yokoyama, this vampiric tale in space features a different take on Earth post-war, where countries are duking it out over who will take to space first. Turns out, the Nosferatu Project may hold the key.

The series stars voice actors Megumi Hayashibara (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Paprika) as Irina, Koki Uchiyama (Banana Fish, My Hero Academia) as Lev, Satoshi Hino (OVERLORD, A Certain Magical Index) as Mikhail and Mikako Komatsu (Jujutsu Kaisen, Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon) as Roza.

Based on the light novel series from Keisuke Masano and Karei, Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut comes to Funimation this October.

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Are you hyped for a vampire story…in space?! Share this post and let us know! And stay tuned to Funimation for even more amazing anime headed your way, this season and beyond.

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