Trinity Blood is one of the anime in my top 10. It’s so creative and unique! Usually, I’m not into science fiction, but this is something that also appeals to the vampire love in me.
Trinity Blood is set 900 years after “Armageddon” and The Roman Catholic Church is a major military power. There are humans, of course, and Methuselah, or vampires created by humans injecting Bacillus, a virus found during the colonization of Mars, into their bodies. Then, there are the Crusnik, which were created by installing the Crusnik nanomachines found on Mars into four test tube babies: Seth, Cain, Abel, and Lilith. Now, we know about humans and vampires, but Crusnik are the next up on the food chain; they feed on vampire blood.
Alright, now that all that has been explained, I can move on to the story. Even 900 years after Armegeddon, there’s still a war going on between humans and Methuselah. The Vatican has a special operations group called “AX” led by Cardinal Catherina Sforza. Abel Nightroad, a traveling priest and member of AX is also a Crusnik, 02. The Order of Rozencreuz is led by Abel’s twin, Cain, Crusnik 01, who is set on controlling the world. AX is the last hope the humans have.
This anime is full of politics, which usually I wouldn’t like, but it really draws you in. The characters are some of my favorites! Abel Nightroad (left) is pretty badass. In his human form, he’s such an idiot, but as a Crusnik, he is amazing. He is the basis for pretty much all the humor. I really wish I could go into all the characters, but I would end up ruining the whole thing so I’ll just go into my favorite character of all. Isaak Fernand von Kampfer (right), a Methuselah, is also known as the “Panzer Magier.” He is the founder of the Order of Rozencreuz and is second to Cain. Unfortunately, you don’t get to know much about him, but he’s so mysterious, dark, polite, charismatic, and just plain sexy! He’s most often seen smoking a cigarillo.
The only problem that I had with this whole anime is that it ended way too soon. I don’t want to spoil anything so I won’t even elaborate. I really feel that there should’ve been a second season for this. There is a novel, a 12 volume manga, and the 24 episode anime. I have not read the manga…yet! I have heard, however, that there are a LOT of differences in the two, even so much as character appearance. The music really fits the anime well. As for voice overs, the English is fantastic, in my opinion. Oh, and for anyone who wonders about my favorite anime art style, yeah, this is it.
I think this anime would interest anyone. It has drama, science fiction, vampires, politics, romance, fighting, machines, guns, suspense, and twists all over the place!
**Isaac & Dietrich**
Overall: 10 out of 10