Tokyopop Launches Trinity Blood


Manga Series Hits Retail Shelves November 2006
First Pop Fiction Novel Series Arrives April 2007
Second Pop Fiction Novel Series Follows August 2007

Los Angeles, CA (October 31, 2006) - TOKYOPOP, the leader of the Global
Manga Revolution, is sending out shockwaves with the release of the
anticipated franchise to assault the anime, manga, and literary
universes: The Trinity Blood manga series launches in November 2006
the Pop Fiction novel series Trinity Blood: Rage Against the Moons and
Trinity Blood: Reborn on the Mars, the source material for the hit
franchise, debuting in April and August 2007, respectively. All three
series follow the recent launch of the mega-popular Trinity Blood anime
on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim.

Set in a distant future after most of the world has been destroyed,
Trinity Blood chronicles the disturbing conflict between the Vatican
vampires, with an intricately layered plot that weaves in centuries-old
conspiracy theories, otherworldly mythos, and an underlying paranoia
that casts a darkness in which the most nightmarish acts occur.

Disarmingly lucid yet eerily fantastic, the franchise's intriguing lore
is further fueled by its creator's sudden, mysterious death. The
creation of the Trinity Blood series was the work of Sunao Yoshida, who
passed away in 2004 at the age of 34 with the novel not finished.
Kentaro Yasui--a friend of Sunao Yoshida and author of the Ragnarok
novels--was asked to continue the storyline. Both the manga and novel
series were completed by Yasui, with novel illustrations by Thores
Shibamoto and manga illustrations by Kiyo Kyujo, based on Shibamoto's

According to TOKYOPOP editor, Kara Stambach, "We are ecstatic to be
to bring the Trinity Blood manga and novels--the basis for the
enormously popular anime--to English-speaking audiences for the first
time. The books' intricate art, complex characters, and charged,
fast-paced, no-holds-barred storytelling promise Trinity Blood fans
nothing short of a wild ride!"

About the Books:

The Manga Series: Trinity Blood
In this gorgeous, seven volume gothic-action manga series, Armageddon
has given 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 leader of the

The Pop Fiction Novel Series: Trinity Blood: Rage Against the Moons
In this suspenseful six volume novel series, the war between humans and
vampires rages on, playing out in a power struggle between two
the Vatican and the New Human Empire. A secret group of vampire
extremists manipulate the two factions, pitting them against each other
to ensure the war escalates. A Vatican special ops group led by
Caterina must use everything it can--even a Crusnik, a vampire who
on the blood of other vampires--to protect the peace effort.

The Pop Fiction Novel Series: Trinity Blood: Reborn on the Mars
In this second set of Trinity Blood novels, a stunning series
six volumes, Abel and his love interest, Esther, are caught up in the
brutal war between the New Human Empire and The Kingdom of Albion!

TOKYOPOP is hailed as a leading youth-oriented entertainment brand and
an innovator of manga creation, with a revolutionary artistic vision
that transcends countless platforms. From the introduction of the
first-ever extensive manga publishing program in North America, to the
development of its manga-originated intellectual properties into film,
television and digital entertainment, TOKYOPOP has changed the way
experience pop culture. The company's global reach has expanded to
Europe and Asia, with recent offices opening in the UK and Germany and
partnerships in Australia and China, in addition to its original Los Angeles and Tokyo operations. With millions of fans logging onto the
social networking site, reading its books, and
its DVDs and television programs, TOKYOPOP's award-winning catalogue of
licensed and original properties has made the company a visionary in an
ever-growing teen entertainment marketplace. Visit for
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