Trinity Blood: Complete Collection [DVD]
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All 24 episodes of the Japanese anime series. 900 years after an apocalyptic war between humans and vampires, an uneasy state of cold war exists between the remnants of human government, the vampiric empire and the holy church of the Vatican. While some strive for peace, an order of vampires still wages a bloody crusade. The Vatican's most valuable asset in this conflict is a Crusnik, a vampire which feeds upon other vampires, by the name of Abel Nightroad (voice of Hiroki Touchi). The episodes are: 'Flight Night', 'Witch Hunt', 'The Star of Sorrow I: City of Blood', 'The Star of Sorrow II: Hunter's Banquet', 'Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow', 'Sword Dancer', 'Never Land', 'Silent Noise', 'Overcount I: The Belfry of Downfall', 'Overcount II: Lucifer's Choice', 'From the Empire', 'The Ibelis I: Evening Visitors', 'The Ibelis II: Betrayal Blaze', 'The Ibelis III: A Mark of Sinner', 'The Night Lords I: The Return of Envoy', 'The Night Lords II: Twilight of the Capital', 'The Night Lords III: The Island of Her Darling Children', 'The Night Lords IV: The Palace of Jade', 'The Night Lords V: A Start of Pilgrimage', 'The Throne of Roses I: Kingdom of the North', 'The Throne of Roses II: The Refuge', 'The Throne of Roses III: Lord of Abyss', 'The Crown of Thorns I: City in the Mist' and 'The Crown of Thorns II: The Lord of Oath'.
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My favourite thing about this series is the way they make everything seem so damn cool- every character has been designed to perfection and all of the action scenes are beautifully choreographed, every location in the Trinity Blood world has a real sense of atmosphere to it adding to the immersion of each episode.
All the music fits in perfectly to match the action on screen, this helps to maintain an epic feeling throughout each and every scene.
The story is very well preasented and will keep you hooked from start to finish- it will be a fairly standard tale for most anime fans out there as the basis is Vampires vs the church/everyone else (seen before in Hellsing,Black Blood Brothers, Blood: the last vampire and so on).
So why have I only given it a 4 out of 5?
I have only two problems with this series (neither of which are too serious)
The first problem is that many unique, uber-cool characters make appearences throughout this series- but hardly any of them are looked at in depth, I kept wanting to know more about some of the less central characters (as they are so cool) but most of them were barely touched upon!
My other slightly bigger complaint is the ending (no spoilers so don't worry) as the series comes to it's conclusion two very central characters get ready for a final duel, the atmosphere is very intense and the suspense builds for about 2 episodes then when the battle begins it all seems very epic and then...... it just ends..... half way through the fight!!! As the credits rolled I did feel a little cheated, they leave it to your imagination to decide how it should end. (enough moaning time to wrap things up).
I think that for £35 this is a must have (despite the ending) if you're interested in vampires or action in general don't waste time BUY THIS NOW but be preapared for a wierd ending.
thanks for reading.
You'd probably be better off reading the manga. The original author passed on, but it was picked up and continued from his notes.
The series follows Abel Nightroad, a travelling priest throughout various locations. Each set draws you in and while you dont learn as much as you wish about certain characters, you grow to love them. As the series goes on, you start to see the bigger picture and the story grows into much more than a simple premise.
Essentially, this anime looks at discrimination and the question, what is right and wrong? And the fact that we judge people before knowing them, or their story. We judge before we know why they do what they believe is right.
I have seen a few reviews complain about the ending, but in actual fact, it is powerful and emotional but im not giving anything away. Just a heads up, if you listen to what Esther says, you actually understand why it ends the way it does and I was not disapointed nor did I feel cheated, I felt closure but im not guaranteeing this for everthing.
As for the soundtrack, I thoroughly enjoyed it, (especially the opening and closing) and feel that it added to the depth of the anime, echoing the various moods throughout.
On this DVD collection, like many others, you get a clean opening and closing, trailers for other anime, (you get a couple on each disc) and a tarot card gallery, (bassically tarot cards depicting the characters from the series.) Also, the cover is reversible which I found pretty cool.
On the last disc there is a gallery in the form of a slideshow to the closing track, which is a beautiful way to close the series.
Abel is a 'Crusnik', a vampire who feeds on other vampires and living as a priest to redeem himself for past actions. Set in an alternate world where the vampire nation and the Vatican are in contention, where bigotry and hate crimes are becoming more and more common between the races. Abel is sent on a number of missions by the Vatican to investigate and prevent problems caused as a result of human and vampire prejudice.
The series is at first a collection of individual missions but then expands into a plot line. Unfortunately the creator of the series died before it completion which left the last episode a little disjointed resulting in an abrupt and open ending. All the same I really do recommend this to the vampire fans out there. Its a different take of the idea and has some rather original moments.
and as I got this for my gf she found it a bit hard to get in to un till the half way throw,
all in all realy nice animation and a good starter if your getting in to the anima seen
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