Trinity Blood

Trinity Blood is a franchise comprised of 1 anime series, 3 manga series
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Set in a future where humans have had to colonize Mars, their discoveries of alien technology eventually led to the creation of the Methusaleh race-- vampire-like beings --as well as the four Crusniks, which are creatures that feed on vampires.

Overview

The 24 episode anime series produced by Gonzo originally aired on WOWOW network. It is an adaption from a series of light novels written by Sunao Yoshida with Illustrations by Thores Shibamoto.

Trinity Blood has been adapted to manga and anime though there is differences between the three versions as Sunao Yoshida died on July 15, 2004. His friend and author of the Ragnarok novels Kantaro Yasui stepped in and completed the unfinished novels and also aided in completing the Manga, illustrated by Kiyo Kujo.

The anime features political intrigue and includes science fiction and fantasy which is brought to light by sharp and talented art work and animation.

Plot

Overpopulation forces humans to colonize mars, where they discover two alien technologies. When they install the Bacillus nano-machines into human bodies, those humans become Methusalehs: vampire-like beings who feed on the blood of humans.

The other technology, Crusnik nano-machines, were only installed into four humans, test tube babies: Cain, Abel, Seth, and Lilith. These four became "Crusniks," which are also vampire-like...except that they feed on the blood of Methusalehs instead.

To fight for peace the Vatican has the AX force, short for Arcanum Cella Ex Dono Dei which serves as the special division of the Ministry of Holy Affairs. The agents made up of elite priests and nuns, trained in different arts of combat, many of whom have special abilities. The members of the AX unit serve under Cardinal Caterina Sforza.

Characters

The Vatican

Alessandro XVIII
Voiced by: Yoshinori Fujita Greg Ayres
Alessandro XVIII, is the 399th Pope of Rome, and the son of the former pope, Gregorio XXX. After the death of his father, Alessandro's siblings made sure he was given the title of Pope over his uncle, Archbishop Alfonso d'Este. He is young and doesn't want the job worshiping his older brother and deferring to him in all things. After circumstances cause him to hide with The Methuselad in Albion his eyes are open and he gains confidence and is able to start making decisions for himself.
Alfonso d'Este
Voiced by: Takashi Taniguchi John Swasey
Alfonso d'Este Archbishop of Cologne, is uncle to Alessandro XVIII, Francesco and Caterina. After loosing the election to his child nephew his hatred grew and he had the Silent Noise machine created and tested on Barcelona in which Sister Noelle Bor died. When he went to use it on Rome the AX agents are able to stop him and arrest him. * In the Novel he escapes and eventually tries to crown himself Pope to which the AX agents again stop him it is revealed that his master plan was to purge the church of the unworthy, by destroying Rome.

*Novels/Manga only

Antonio Borgia

The Prince of Hispania a genius who received seven doctorates by the age of twenty-three surprised everyone by joining the clergy. He is somewhat unorthodox though with his mannerisms and attitude causing Caterina and Francesco to look down on him.

AX Agents

Caterina Sforza
Voiced by: Takako Honda Lydia Mackay
Caterina Sforza is the head of the Ministry of Holy Affairs she leads the department's special operations group, the AX Agency. she is also the older sister of Pope Alessandro whom she loves but clashes with her other brother Cardinal Francesco due to her belief in peace with the vampires and other differing views. When she believes in something she backs it completely despite any opposition. After being saved by Abel and promised by him that he would always protect humans they became close friends and have been since. Though she could be executed she works to establish peaceful relations with the Empire knowing Rosenkreuz Orden poses a much more deadly threat to them both and uses her leadership of the AX agency toward these goals.
Abel Nightroad
Voiced by: Hiroki Tōchi Troy Baker
Abel Nightroad who is nearly a thousand years old he appears to others as a compassionate and somewhat clumsy quiet spoken Priest but in truth he is a Crusnik along with three others was injected with a nano-technology turning the test tube babies into Crusnik's a vampire like being that feeds on the Methusalehs. Originally fighting alongside his brothers the murder of his sister Lilith , the only Crusnik to fight on the side of humanity, by his brother Cain caused him to abandon the war and took Liliths body back to the Vatican and there he spent 900 years beside her coffin grieving. It was there that he saved Caterina Sforza from the Methuselah assassins and made the decision to continue Liliths work protecting the humans. He joined Ax at its conception in May 3055 A.D.
Esther Blanchett
Voiced by: Mamiko Noto , Colleen Clickenbeard
Esther Blanchett, the daughter of the Late Prince Gilbert who was assassinated just after she was born. She was raised by Bishop Laura Vitez ,who loved her like a daughter, in an orphanage she ran after being saved by Edward Blanchett who was going under the name Edward white at the time. Bishop Vitez raised her to be a nun. Bishop Laura is killed and Esther meets Abel when he is sent there after another clergy member is killed. She and Abel are captured by Gyula's soldiers and Dietrich is "killed" at the church before it is burnt to the ground. After being captured, Abel and Esther successfully stop Gyula and Dietrich's plans. She travels with Abel to better understand why things are the way they are and is accepted into the Vaticans AX team as fledgling member. Upon finding out she is heir to the thrown she at first refuses to leave the supposedly dead Abel but his voice gives her strength and he revives.She also develops a strong friendship with Ion Fortuna. She is later crowned Queen of Albion.
Tres Iques
Voiced by: Kazuya Nakai , Christopher Sabat
Tres Iques was created by Vatican scientist Professor Gepetto Garibaldi in 3036 AD, Father Tres Iqus is one of ten "Killing Doll" mechanical soldiers He is made up of both mechanical and organic parts and tends to speak in more computer like terms. He carries out his orders without hesitation and is extremely loyal to Caterina.
Kate Scot
tVoiced by: Hitomi Nabatame Gwendolyn Lau
Kate Scott who is one of the founding members of AX she is actually comatose but with the help of Professor Wordsworth and his various inventions is able to project herself to many different places, with this ability she is captain of the AX battleship the Iron Maiden, and later the Iron Maiden II. She also overseas most of the AX members missions speaking to them through a ear piece.
Hugue de Watteau
Voiced by: Shinya Kitade John Burgmeier
Hugue de Watteau who is driven by the need to find his sister and avenge his family due to a mass murder of his entire family by vampires he often defies orders and goes on his own missions to track down leads on his sister or the vampires that murdered his family and took his sister. His weapon of choice is a Blade staff and he has artificial arms that enhance his speed and strength.
Vaclav Havel
Voiced by: Fumihiko Tachiki Chuck Huber

Vaclav Havel who is one of AX's most powerful members Havel originally worked with the Inquisition Bureau. After leaving his position, he became Caterina's personal bodyguard, and he later was one of the founding members of the AX. He has the ability to camouflage himself and has many of his body parts replaced with mechanical parts.

William Walter Wordsworth
Voiced by: Tōru Ōkawa Jason Douglas
William Walter Wordsworth a founding member of AX and known as the Professor he was framed and charged ,while a prodigy in the university of Londinium, for a terrible accident that resulted in the death of his fiancee which also caused him to be expelled from the University. He is a noted inventor and has such inventions as the flying car loaded with missiles and rocket boosters but it has a shape that makes it difficult to fly. His weapon of choice is a sword cane.
Leon Garcia de Asturias
Voiced by: Tsuyoshi Koyama Phil Parsons
Leon Garcia de Asturias was sentenced to a 1,000 year prison term for the murder of his wife and 30 clergymen he is only allowed to leave to assist the AX team with there cases getting his sentence reduced by so many years for each mission only awarded when the mission was complete and he returned. He cares deeply for his daughter though it is unknown where she is. He specializes in guerrilla tactics. His weapons of choice are the sharp chakrams and a bazooka.
Noelle Bor
Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara Christine Auten
Noelle Bor, with the power of Visual empathy and ability that allows her to see other peoples emotions like other people see colors she is also able to use these emotions to track people. She is killed during the destruction in Barcelona created by the Silent Noise machine.

*In Novels & Manga only

Monica Argento
After a failed assassination attempt on Caterina Sforza she is forced to join AX and wears an explosive necklace around her neck to keep her in line. She dresses as a priest rather than a nun and enjoys killing. As she is a witch she is disliked by both humans and vampires. Her weapons of choice are a pair of daggers and she has the ability to tel-port.

*In Novels only

Kaya Syokka
Sister Kaya was in charge of the investigation in Barcelona and was charged with finding Noelle's body. She is known for her loyalty to Catarina and the church. Her weapon of choice is fans and her code name is Gypsy Queen.

The Department of Inquisition

Francesco di Medici
Voiced by: Jūrōta Kosugi John Gremillion
Francesco di Medici the Duke of Florence, Duke of Tuscany, and a Cardinal of the Vatican. Older brother of Pope Alessandro XVIII. him being a bastard son kept him out of the running for Pope and he is known to be loud and attempts to pressure his younger brother. He is known to think nothing of excusing the loss of innocent bystanders as being done in the name of god. He does not believe in compromise and is quick to go forth with violence and force. He cares nothing for his younger brother and thinks of him only as a pawn.
Brother Petro Orcini
Voiced by: Tetsu Inada J. Paul Slavens
Brother Petro Orcini the head of the Department of Inquisition. He is extremely thickheaded and violent and hates vampires. He is loyal to the Pope and to follow the pope is to follow God. While he hates vampires he will occasionally show compassion as he was wounded badly protecting Ion Fortuna. He is above all else a honorable man.
Sister Paula Souwauski
Voiced by: Yuko Kaida Wendy Powell
Sister Paula Souwauski the Vice Chief of the Inquisitorial Department, and is Brother Petro's second-in-command she is extremely skilled in combat and isn't a stranger to taking lives. She is extremely loyal to Brother Petro more so than even the Pope. She doesn't believe in a grey area when it comes to the church and believes you are part of it or an enemy of it. Her weapon of choice is Moon Blades, two weapons with crescent shaped blades protruding from each side, that can be wielded like knives or thrown.

*Novels & Manga only

Brother Matthaios
Due to his part in the Siege of Marocco this ex mercenary is known as the Devil of Marocco.
Brother Bartholomew
An andriod and the second of the ten "killing Dolls" created by Geppette Garibaldi he was rescued from termination by the Inquisition. His weapon of choice is a large rifle which he names Dues Ex Machina. He is killed in the manga by Tres after telling Tres his memories of Caterina are worthless.
Brother Phillipo
With the ability to conduct and control electric current and being surprisingly strong this short statured member of the Inquisitorial Department is ruthless and not someone to be taken lightly despite his size.

Methuselah Empire

Augusta Vradica (Seth Nightroad)
Voiced by: Yuki Matsuoka Hilary Haag
Augusta Vradica is the Empress of the New Human Empire she is also Seth Nightroad the youngest of the siblings, and the third Crusnik.
Mirka Fortuna
Voiced by: Yuri Amano , Jennifer Seman

Mirka Fortuna is head of the Imperial Secret Council, the Duchess of Moldova, the Prime Minister of the Empire, and a keeper of Secret History and Empress Augusta Vradica's most trusted adviser and friend. She is one of the few people who actually knows Augusta's true form.

Ion Fortuna
Voiced by: Minagawa Junko Aaron Dismuke

Ion Fortuna the Earl of Memphis and the Empress's Swords Keeper and the grandson of Mirka Fortune.

Astharoshe Asran
Voiced by: Michiko Neya Carrie Savage
Astharoshe Asran Viscountess of Odessa and Duchess of Kiev and an undercover agent for the New Human Empire. She has little understanding of humans due to her lack of interaction with them.

Light Novel

A series of Japanese light novels written by Sunao Yoshida with illustrations by Thores Shibamoto who also published it and it was originally serialized in Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko. Its original run was March 2001 to January 2005 and had 12 volumes.

*Series finished by Kentaro Yasui

Manga

The Manga written by Sunao Yoshida with illustrations by Kiyo Kyujo and published by Kadokawa Shoten original start was March 17, 2004 and is still ongoing.

*Series continued by Kentaro Yasui

Anime

The 24 episode anime directed by Tomohiro Hirata original run on the WOWOW and Animax networks was April 28, 2005 to October 6, 2005

General Information Edit
Name: Trinity Blood
Name: トリニティ・ブラッド
Romaji: Toriniti Buraddo
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