With her training intensifying and launch date moved up, Irina decides to open up a little bit, and Lev does the same.
|Directed By||Masato Kitagawa|
|Written By||Akitoshi Yokoyama|
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
- If Irina survives, how will they kill her?
- Considering humans killed her parents, why isn’t she angrier?
What Could Happen Next
- Likely a new level of discrimination as her day to head to space grows closer.
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.
Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut Directory