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Trinity Blood, Vol. 1 (Trinity Blood #1)

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In a dark and distant future, Armageddon has giving rise to the fabled Second Moon--and a perpetual war between the vampires and the humans! Esther is a nun in the city of Istavan. When she crosses paths with Abel Nightroad, a priest sent from the Vatican to combat the local order of vampires, the two form a holy alliance to battle the most evil of threats: Gyula, the lead ...more
Paperback, 177 pages
Published November 7th 2006 by TokyoPop (first published March 17th 2004)
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Argona
This is one of my most favorite Manga series. I know the summary might sound a little too familiar and even cliched, but the story isn’t like that. You might have read similar series that also follow immortal characters that live in a post-apocalyptic world and try to make things a little better for humanity, but Trinity Blood manages to show both originality and uniqueness in many aspects of the story and it takes place in quite a memorable universe.

Trinity blood is a mix of fantasy, science f
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Despair Speaking
Why Trinity Blood was awesome:

1. The mixing of science fiction and vampirism. The Bacillus virus is an alien technology humanity discovered during an attempt to colonize Mars. Those injected with it become Methuselah, the long-living, vampire-like beings in Trinity Blood. There also is some sort of barrier of particles that prevent UV radiation that allows the Methuselah, who are weak against direct sunlight, to live freely in their city. Cool, right? There are other examples but those two are t
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Victoria
Sep 17, 2016 Victoria rated it really liked it
Love the plot line for this series! The combination between vampirism, religion and a post-apocalyptic era is highly intriguing. The comedic scenes are hilarious. So far, Abel is my favorite character of them all.
Bookwatcher
Jun 12, 2010 Bookwatcher rated it it was amazing
Shelves: vampires, manga
***Attention*** : the main character is a priest vampire, and his maybe-will-be-his-lover is a nun (I’m not saying if they will be or not lovers, or would spoil the story). So if your are a catholic maybe this manga is a little blaspheme (my mother hate it when I told the plot). But if you surpass this religious problem (at the beginning, after everything little at time changes) you will love it! Why? The graphic is not an Yoshitaka Amano level, but is really good, and it’s funny! So funny! I l ...more
Marisa
so this review is really a review for the series. a pretty biased, not-at-all objective review.

the premise of this manga is that 900 years after the apocalypse, vampires and humans are on the verge of war. esther is a young nun who meets abel nightroad, a priest, by meet-cute. shit proceeds to hit the fan.

this series is kind of ridiculous. militant vatican feat. gun-toting priests and nuns kicking ass is exactly my #aesthetic. so are grey characters and evil terrorist organizations that are pree
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Souza Nurafrianto
Dec 26, 2007 Souza Nurafrianto rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: 20 or above
Vampire story always give me thrills. I like this book simply because a lot of politic intrics and history about vampires. Those who like to add some knowledge about vampires might be interested in this book.
Shoujo85
Jan 12, 2013 Shoujo85 rated it it was ok
** This is a QUICK REVIEW of my thoughts on the book **

This one was recommended to me by friends and is probably something I wouldn’t have picked up otherwise. While it wasn’t bad it also wasn't one of my favourites; I would need to read a few more volumes before passing final judgement but I just haven't gotten around to it yet. (Sorry Amy, I will return it eventually, I promise!)

My main gripe is that the girl character is useless and pointless and therefore annoying. Also, in a lot of the act
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Charles
Jun 03, 2008 Charles rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Those interested in medieval politics, conspiracies, vampires, or theology.
Recommended to Charles by: Kyle my friend from Ohio (who is an artist at LCCC)
Shelves: manga
A great series, I saw the manga and they are quite different and similar at the same time. Hoping to read more of these. I should probably add that there is a lot of Christian and Catholic symbolism in these books. Interestingly it seems to be a parody on the age of feudalism (lets say 10th to 17th century). The humans seems to be symbolic of Europeans while the vampires are supposed to be people from the middle east. Has a very intriguing and immersive world, but the first book doesn't bet very ...more
Reader17 Der
Oct 16, 2008 Reader17 Der rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga-read
Talk about an interesting series. This one is about a perpetual war between the vampires and the human’s. Esther the nun crosses paths with the Priest Nighroad who is sent from the Vatican to combat the local vampires. Since it was the first volume many things surprised me, it had some twists and turns I didn’t expect.
Jennifer Troike
Sep 21, 2007 Jennifer Troike rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Trinity Blood definately has some fan service built into it, but don't let that fool you. There is a very complex, deep, angsty plot involved. Even it hasn't shown its full face in the manga yet, and I'm on book 10! They don't make chapters fast enough for us!

Trinity Blood is your classic vampire style manga with a twist... I won't give it away, but it's very interesting!
Sab
Dec 09, 2016 Sab rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nunca me interesó adentrarme en el mundo del manga hasta que leí un tomo de Trinity Blood así que compré el primer número para ir entendiendo bien la historia desde el comienzo. Me gusta mucho y espero con ansias leer el segundo tomo. ...more
Ashley
Feb 12, 2015 Ashley rated it really liked it
For this second attempt at find out if I can get behind my man and find mange's that I will like too. If you didn't read the review that I did over Gentlemen's Alliance then let me recap. I, in an act that evokes love, am trying to figure out why my man loves manga and can I find a few books that we can talk about together. I wanting to do this properly so I selected three mangas that grab my attention or were recommended to me by him. After complete book one I was felt like I was right in the i ...more
Nina (Death, Books, and Tea)
Review: Its set in a post apocalyptic world, with a war between vampires and humans. We meet Esther, a nun in a very catholic setting who doesn’t seem to do much. We meet Abel Nightroad, a priest from the Vatican who’s job it is to fight the vampires. They agree to fight the vampires together. Good.
The first chapter is character intros and a big action scene. This comes from one of Gyula(a high standing vampire) sending one of his vampires to dispose of Abel Nightroad. There’s a big, gory fight
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Séverine
May 26, 2014 Séverine rated it really liked it
Trinity Blood est un manga que je ne connaissais pas, et qu'un ami m'a fait découvrir dernièrement, et je ne regrette pas :)

Le prêtre Abel Nightroad est muté à l'église Saint-Matthias de la ville d'Istvàn, où d'étranges meurtres ont lieu, du vampire Gyula, qui règne en maître sur la ville. Mais avec l'arrivée d'Abel en ville, ça va vite changer...

Je m'attendais à une histoire de vampire plus sombre que d'habitude étant donné que c'est un shônen, mais j'ai surtout beaucoup rit avec l'arrivée d'Ab
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Eliza King
Mar 18, 2016 Eliza King rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
I had actually forgotten I owned these. It's been a fair bit since I'd actually looked at the collection of manga that I own, so it's not unusual that I would be able to entirely forget about them. I dug these out the other day and decided I would give them another read, because I felt like it. I had to knock off 1 stare not because of the actual story, but because of the way they put the book together. There were actually parts where I couldn't read the dialogue because it was lost to the bindi ...more
Miss Ryoko
Mar 12, 2012 Miss Ryoko rated it liked it
Shelves: manga, library-book
Note to self: Do not start a manga book, put it down, then pick it up nearly 10 days later. You tend to forget what happened in the first part you read.

Well... at first I thought I was reading a Trigun volume and that Abel was actually Vash the Stampede....because damn! they are pretty much the same character. Seriously, in appearance, in personality, all the way down to the fact that even though they are good natured fellows, they have a dark side. I mean...honestly...Abel is pretty much Vash 2
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M
Dec 23, 2015 M rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
I started Trinity Blood just because many years ago I saw anime with the same title. The plot interested me and design of characters and the world the plot is set in intrigued me. Oh how I was surprised when after reading few pages I understood that this manga has shoujo genre as a main one. I don't like shoujo for many reasons, but I still kept going through the pages barely understanding anything that was happening. And not because translation was at fault, not at all, but because miles of unn ...more
Jessica B
Feb 08, 2010 Jessica B rated it it was amazing
Yes, this is a vampire book. I've been pretty sick of vampires, but this story is so much more than your average bloodsucker story. There is an anime based on this series, but it goes in a very different direction, completely veering off the storyline here. Anyway, it tells the story of a postapocaliptic world in which the vampires and humans are at war. In the middle of this is the Vatican in Rome, which now stands as a spiritual center as well as peacekeeping entity. Enter Abel Nightroad, a si ...more
Rebecca Ann
Feb 09, 2013 Rebecca Ann rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
I liked the illustrations in this manga best of all I've read so far. They are more detailed with high contrast and the characters have sharp elongated features rather than the rounded doll-like appearance I've seen in other books. The plot was just so-so. (view spoiler) There is also a young girl whose family was killed by vampires (many people seem to have tha ...more
Lavinyaa Pash
May 13, 2016 Lavinyaa Pash rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars, manga, read-2014
I have got nothing to say: this is my favorite series, as story and whole universe. The anime got me breathless1 And the manga is nothing worse. I will keep reading it... the whole series, I mean!!

Well, I kind of knew by heart the first chapters (this volume, precisely) and the first episodes of Trinity Blood anime, so the story did not WOW-ed me a certain way, except for Tres' appearence in here.

Anyway... I love the graphic in anime because it was so bright and gorgeous, but I also love this gr
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Ape
Jul 15, 2012 Ape rated it it was ok
This one was all right, although perhaps not my favourite type of manga. It's a bit dramatic - action so fast you can't quite figure out who's fighting who and what's going on. And everything's a bit of a rollarcoaster of gasps, sudden surprises and twists and general carry ons. Which seems a bit strange because when I think back over the plot in this book, not very much actually happens.
This is catholicism versus vampires, with vampire fighting nun teaming up with this special agent priest from
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Mal
Jan 11, 2014 Mal rated it it was amazing
"Tres ... You're so ... Dreamy "

Mm but Tres is dreamy! ;) Really though I had added and deleted Trinity Blood from my to-read list so many times before this. I hadn't ever really been sure if this would be a good series or not. But boy was I off. It is a beautifully drawn and thought out story. The characters in and of themselves really do make the book. Everything was well put and if you really watched the action scenes are easy as pie to understand. All the characters have their own personalit
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Vitor Frazão
Feb 20, 2013 Vitor Frazão rated it it was ok
Alguns elementos interessantes, mas o ritmo da narrativa é apressado e e protagonista desarma as situações com demasiada facilidade. Não tenho problemas com heróis estupidamente fortes, mas tem de ter algo que os torne interessante. Um sentido de humor apurado ou uma personalidade sádica, enfim, algo que os faça mais do que "o tipo que vence os maus".
Não obstante, como disse, tem alguns elementos interessantes, por isso ainda não vou desistir. Não seria a primeira série com um começo fraco que
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Holly
Apr 19, 2016 Holly rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Having learned my lesson from writing short little reviews for the Vampire Hunter D manga, I'm just straight up going to say that the art for this is gorgeous. My only complaint is that it's sometimes a little too heavy on the fanservice, but it's otherwise really well put-together. I love the characters and the plot – which builds itself as the volumes progress, revealing the world to us gradually and making it seem very, very real. Overall, this is one of my favourite mangas and I'm really dis ...more
Deborah
Sep 19, 2010 Deborah rated it it was amazing
Amazing graphics, artistry and storyline. The heros/heroine of this story series are vampires and rogue vampire hunters, nuns and "saints."

As a first series of this type of graphic novel, I found this one just beautiful. I'm collecting all the books. Just love Abel Nightroad, "An absentminded, destitute traveling priest from the Vatican's secret AX organization....His job is to arrest law breaking vampires. And, he takes 3 lumps of sugar in his tea." He's gorgeous and draped with jewelery. :]

Hig
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Sara
Wow, that was an awful lot of awesomeness for just three action packed chapters.
I am already hooked on this series. Despite the slightly hard to understand action scenes the fighting in this was amazing! Not only that I knew about some of those characters for about two pages and was still sad when they suddenly died. I absolutely love Father Nightroad! and Tres. Diet-rich's betrayal was a shock, evil demon and that thing with the codes was sick. Esther was a little on the needy side for a heroin
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Cassiopeia's Moon
Dec 13, 2013 Cassiopeia's Moon rated it it was ok
Recommended to Cassiopeia's by: Goodreads
Shelves: manga
The story feels like it have the possibility to grow into something huge and fantastic, but this first volume doesn't deliver. It's confusing in the beginning and in my opinion not the best drawn. Also I don't get the characters.
It does start to have a better flow to the story after a few chapters but still. I'm not impressed.

I think I'll give it a shot and try read a few more volumes but if the story doesn't grow it's not worth reading.
Chris
Dec 19, 2008 Chris rated it did not like it
Shelves: manga
Now THIS sort of crap is the exact reason I never really got into manga. Trinity Blood has it all -- an disjointed mix of cutesy and angsty; random characters who do random-ass things; fight scenes that make no sense and leave the reader completely lost; dialogue that sounds like it was written by a machine; the most cliched "war with vampires" premise combined with nonsensical innovations . . . Wow. It's almost worth reading just to see how utterly horrible this is.
Julie
Apr 08, 2014 Julie rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2014-e-book-bc
The gothic art and plotline was what intrigued me about this manga and at first, it was really exciting. However eventually the story got bogged down with politics and started to drag which was not something I wanted out of what I assumed would be a simple enough read. I will follow through onto the next volume because the art is wonderfully detailed and definitely in my interest range but I'm not sure I'll get very far into this manga series.
Durinda
Jul 22, 2011 Durinda rated it it was amazing
This manga is amazing! A friend of mine introduced me to it a few years agoa nd I have loved it ever since. I own 1-4 and eagerly wait to get the rest! Anyways Abel Nightroad is awsome along with Tres but this manga is my taste of vampire. I'm a writer myself and Abel Nightraod is what I picture of what a real vampire can be. If you love vampires and action and of course the art this is your type of manga!
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