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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Trinity Blood

If you liked Hellsing and wanted more you'll love this!

Recently released by Tokyopop, Trinity Blood is the new gothic manga (and anime) every vampire fan should own. Armageddon has come and gone leaving the world battered and bruised and with a second moon. Despite the way the world is now, a war still rages this time between something other than just humans. Vampires have begun a war against the humans and now the humans must pull out all the stops to survive. They'll even go as far as to use a canibalistic vampire.

Volume one introduces us to the nun Esther and Abel Nightroad a priest from the Vatican sent to fight the vampires. (Yes, it seems to just scream Hellsing doesn't it.) They join forces and travel to defeat the leader of the vampires Gyula.

Despite a somewhat familiar plot, Trinity Blood could be unlike anything you've ever read before when it comes to gothic manga. The art is beautiful, fitting well with the gothic genre. The vampires are designed beautifully (I found it much more effective than the Hellsing design) and there's some fan service for both genders as far as aesthetics go.

As for voice acting in the anime dub, you won't be disapointed. Those of the slightly older fans will be pleased to see some experienced VAs such as Jason Douglas and Chris Patton making appearances. We've also got some pretty experienced Vas taking the main roles too with Troy Baker voicing Abel and Colleen Clinkenbeard taking the role of Esther.

With beautifully dark art, a good cast and a great plot this is definitely not one to miss out on. Whether you buy the anime or the manga (which contains new stories) you're not going to be disapointed.

11 Comments:

  • At 11:22 AM, Anonymous AngelloreXx said…

    TB is luff, but the anime is not as good as the manga or the novels. <3

     
  • At 1:35 PM, Blogger Seph said…

    Yeah I find most manga I've read are better than the anime. I think its because the mangaka can just do so much more than they can with an anime series when they have a set number of eps to work with.

     
  • At 1:54 PM, Anonymous AngelloreXx said…

    True. And you guys in the USA are damn lucky, the novels are going to be translated an published next year. Yay for original TB! :)

     
  • At 1:54 PM, Anonymous AngelloreXx said…

    and* XD

     
  • At 2:21 PM, Blogger Seph said…

    Ah think I might have to get them shipped over then. I'd love to read the novels too. You might be able to get them on Amazon, they tend to sell a lot of stuff from the US there. That's where I get most of my from before it comes over to the UK.

     
  • At 8:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    i love TB :)

     
  • At 8:38 PM, Anonymous angellorexx said…

    Ahh, you're from UK! Sorry, I had this random idea that you were from the USA.

    I'm planning on shipping it, yes, for they're starting with my favorite part of the series, the RAM - Rage againts the moons. *-* Wheee, I can't wait! XD The shipping will probably be kinda expensive, though... >>

     
  • At 5:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    No Fruits Basket? :O

     
  • At 9:31 AM, Blogger Seph said…

    Woot! Finally got the scans so I'll try to get a few pages done this weekend.

     
  • At 4:56 PM, Anonymous rowinalynne said…

    I have a question...does anyone know if the other mangaka(illustrator) for ths manga will continue the project since the other one(storyline-er) has passed away? I really want to see the series conclude.

     
  • At 9:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey,

    I think your blog is cool. I have a question for you because Ive been thinking but I cant get an answer. Who is the couple in the top of your Blog?

    Would you send an answer to rymfirebolt@yahoo.com

     

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