Trinity Blood (Toriniti Buraddo)

Time for a short review!

Trinity Blood (Toriniti Buraddo) 2005

Another entry into my ‘monsters hunting monsters’ collection – Trinity Blood has heaps of action and enough blood for vampire fans, but probably skews toward political intrigue almost as much as action.

In the end that was probably my favourite aspect, especially within the Vatican but the settings were another highlight. Trinity Blood takes place mostly in Europe, only during a post-apocalyptic time where vampires and human co-exist in an uneasy (and often broken) truce.

Partly due to the setting, there’s a lot of great character designs and costuming, especially from the Empire (not to overlook Caterina), but what I remember most is probably the characters. Father Abel Nightroad has a vague ‘Vash’ feel but is more capable of bloodlust (yeah, a pun, sorry) and is helped along by a fairly large cast. And while I wanted a bit more time spent on folks like Leon and Kate, I can imagine future seasons would have rectified that.

I found Trinity Blood hard to rate however, because despite great rising tension across the season and plenty of stand out moments (most of Seth’s scenes for one), the ending was a little rushed.

No doubt Gonzo were planning for another season (there are plenty of light novels by Sunao Yoshida to choose from) but that wasn’t to be. There is a resolution to the anime, and a set up for the bigger story, but some important things happen ‘off-screen’ which was a shame. I missed the impact of those moments.

4 Stars (maybe it should be 3 but I enjoyed things otherwise)

6 thoughts on “Trinity Blood (Toriniti Buraddo)

  1. This is one of the shows that’s on my list to watch for after Anime month (I saw a trailer for it while watching Witchblade😀). Seeing as I own the entire series on dvd.
    It will be interesting to see what I think of it. I hear you how this series, based on the description you gave, is hard to rate🤔🤔 Still, the trailer looked cool, and I like the sound of this one! Great review as always!😊

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    1. I love finding shows via the ‘extra trailers’ 🙂

      I think most of my disappointment came from the ending episode and most of my enjoyment from the aesthetic in the end 😀 (The political intrigue throughout made for some really fun aspects too.)

      Definitely worth a look, I reckon!

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      1. Haha, yes I definitely always watch those trailers as I really got a few good ideas from them so far! 😀
        I agre though, this one really does sounds interesting, despite some of the mentioned flaws, so I will take a look eventually! 😀

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  2. I haven’t seen this in ages. I thought of Trinity Blood as the fusion of Hellsing and Trigun. Glad I wasn’t the only one who noticed the Vash comparisons with Abel. This series had some good theme songs like “Dress” in the opening and “Broken Wings” by Tomoko Tane who also did the music for Gasaraki.

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    1. Yeah, I can see those two as a mix, definitely. And those two songs were great, one of the better combos for a series. (Often it seems that an OP or ED is stronger than the other, rather than both being tops).

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