The true enemy has risen at last, a shadow known by many names:
the order of Rosen Kreuz, the Contra Mundi, the Enemy of the
World... The new enemy has thrown both races into turmoil
and the rift grows deep, for when the foe comes in friendly
guise, allies will battle...
on a series of novels by the late Sunao Yoshida, which were
subsequently transformed into manga adaptations, the neo-Gothic
sci-fi adventure Trinity Blood is a 24-episode anime
series recounting an epic battle between good and evil as
bloodsucking vampires fight tooth and claw against emissaries
of the Church with the earth as the prize.
Three contains episodes nine to twelve:
I - The Belfry Of Downfall: The agents of AX scramble
to prevent the destruction of Rome by a terrorist group who
are planning to use the silent noise device. All the bells
have been checked, apart from one - which was a gift from
someone who couldn't possibly be involved in terrorist activities.
However, as it's the last bell to be checked, Lady Caterina
orders it to be examined - despite how rude this will appear.
Could the Archbishop somehow be involved in all this? Meanwhile,
Abel is unable to come to terms with the death of Noelle.
Blaming himself he quits his position and turns his back on
II - Lucifer's Choice: Lady Caterina is held under house
arrest after daring to suggest that the last remaining bell
was checked, even though it was a gift from someone very close
to the Vatican. The real terrorist shows his true colours
and admits to Lady Caterina what a cunning plan is being set
up to destroy Rome.
the Empire: Abel is back working for the Vatican. He is
dispatched to Venice and given a new team-mate - an agent
of the Empire, Astharoshe Asran (aka Asta). Their quest
is to hunt down Enderles Kudza, a vampire who is guilty of
murdering countless humans. The relationship between Abel
and Asta starts of incredibly rocky. Asta has a personal reason
for wanting to bring Kudza to justice and she doesn't want
a Terran like Abel getting in the way. While this relationship
problem is resolved in a rather clichéd fashion, it's
still an entertaining episode.
Ibelis I - Evening Visitors: After a fire is started near
to where Lady Caterina is staying, the rumours of a planned
assassination attempt are taken as red. The Vatican's number
one suspect is Ion Fortuna, Count of Memphis, a vampire who
attempted to address Lady Caterina unannounced. Brother Petros,
head of the Department of Inquisition, heads up an execution
squad that is dispatched to kill Fortuna. But Abel makes a
discovery that looks certain to shift the Vatican's focus
are a little light. All we get are textless opening and closing
titles along with some trailers.
top slice of anime action, despite the lack of extras.