Lev and Irina returning from a night out, with Irina a bit tipsy

With her training intensifying and launch date moved up, Irina decides to open up a little bit, and Lev does the same.


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With her training intensifying and launch date moved up, Irina decides to open up a little bit, and Lev does the same.


Aired 10/24/2021
Network Funimation
Directed By Masato Kitagawa
Written By Akitoshi Yokoyama

Newly Noted

Recap

Just A Kid With A Dream – Irina, Lev

So why is Irina here, and under what circumstances? Also, what happened with Lev to make it so he was no longer in the cosmonaut program? The answer is, Irina has longed to go to space, and when the opportunity arose, she volunteered. She wasn’t forced, kidnapped, nor is her family held captive. In fact, her parents were killed when she was 3 due to getting caught up in the war.

As for Lev? Well, the son of an engineering chief was bullying a graduate and got them fired, and the graduate, while apologizing, was further humiliated, and Lev put a stop to it – thus putting a stop to the trajectory of his career.

But he’s happy. He’s grown close to Irina, and she has to him, and it does make the idea of her being killed a bit worrisome for him, but being able to beat humans to space? Honestly, Irina would die happy just to make that achievement.

Things To Note | Question(s) Left Unanswered

Things To Note

  • Character Guide Update (Vampires): In Irina’s village, the drinking age is 20, compared to the UZSR, which is 16
  • Character Guide Update (Irina): She is 17

Question(s) Left Unanswered

  1. If Irina survives, how will they kill her?
  2. Considering humans killed her parents, why isn’t she angrier?

What Could Happen Next

  1. Likely a new level of discrimination as her day to head to space grows closer.

Review

On The Fence

It’s Dragging A Bit

Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate adding more background to the characters, but with no active threat and Irina and Lev’s chemistry seemingly peaking, there is the need for something new to be presented. We need the UK to make a credible threat and introduce notable characters. Maybe Roza could do more than talk s*** but not be about that action? Anything would be better than just waiting for the day Irina goes to space and having each episode fill in the time between with increasingly boring anecdotes.

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Lev and Irina returning from a night out, with Irina a bit tipsy
Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut: Season 1/ Episode 4 “A Promise By The Lake” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)
Trajectory: Plateau
Things are starting to get shaky, but with it appearing that Irina will soon begin training with people beyond Lev, maybe their split could allow something interesting to happen.
Highlights
Disputable
It's Dragging A Bit
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