The Trinity Blood manga are illustrated by Kiyo Kujō, based on the original light novel series written by Sunao Yoshida and illustrated by Thores Shibamoto. The ongoing series premiered in the shoujo magazine Monthly Asuka in 2004 and is currently released monthly from October to March every year. Individual chapters are called "Acts", and the chapter titles are based on film titles, except for chapter 22, the title of which comes from "the lyrics of the theme song of a certain pioneering kendo anime".
The individual chapters are collected and published in tankōbon volumes by Kadokawa Shoten. The series is licensed for English-language release in North America by Tokyopop. In Australia and New Zealand, the both the Chuang Yi and Tokyopop volumes are being released by Madman Entertainment through an importation agreement. The Chuang Yi editions use British spellings. Ebook of available at BOOKWALKER, an official ebook store of KADOKAWA.

The list of manga chapters and volumes they appear in.

# Chapters Info Cover
Volume 1
Japanese release date: March 17, 2004. ISBN: 978-4-04-924970-5
English (Tokyopop) release date: November 7, 2006. ISBN: 978-1-59816-674-3
English (Chuang Yi) ISBN:  981-260-972-5

Post Armageddon: a new war has emerged, and a different breed now walks the Earth. ‘Methuselah’ is what they call themselves – to Humans they are known as ‘Vampires’. It is under these dire circumstances that Sister Esther Blanchett meets Father Abel Nightroad, and together, they embark on a mission to save humanity… or what’s left of it. A key to salvation may lie with ‘Crusnik’, a Methuselah who feeds on the blood of other vampires. But where does his loyalty lie?
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Volume 2
Japanese release date: July 17, 2004. IBSN 978-4-04-924976-7
English (Tokyopop) release date: March 13, 2007. ISBN: 978-1-59816-675-0
English (Chuang Yi) ISBN: 981-269-041-7

After putting a stop to the gruesome plans of Gyula Ka'da'r, the spirited Esther heads off to Rome in the company of Abel and Tres. The journey is far from smooth-sailing however, and the trio is forced to make their way on foot when their train carriage goes up in flames. Along the way, they have to fight three different vampires – a ghostly dryad, a drug syndicate boss and a deadly siren. And meanwhile, the Cardinal waits anxiously for their return…
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Volume 3
Japanese release date: January 17, 2005. ISBN:978-4-04-924994-1
English (Tokyopop) release date: July 10, 2007. ISBN: 978-1-59816-676-7
English (Chuang Yi) ISBN: 981-269-043-3

The Empress of the Methuselah Empire has sent Ion Fortuna, the Count of Memphis, to Rome as an ambassador and imperial messenger. Unfortunately, an anonymous renegade group launches an attack on the Vatican that very same night, causing the guards to mistake Ion as an attacker. Cardinal Caterina suspects something fishy and secretly sends Abel to negotiate with the messenger. Meanwhile, Esther sneaks off alone to destroy ‘the vampire assassin’ and ends up finding a furious Count…
Volume 4
Japanese release date: June 17, 2005. ISBN: 978-4-04-925003-9
English (Tokyopop) release date: November 13, 2007. ISBN: 978-1-59816-677-4
English (Chuang Yi) ISBN: 981-269-045-X

Radu Barvon, deputy envoy from the ‘Empire’ has turned traitor. Is it a simple case of a power struggle, or is there something more…? With constant interference from the Department of Inquisition, any hope of talks between the Empire and the Vatican grinds to a halt. Abel and Esther put their lives on the line to rescue the envoy Ion, but as they attempt to escape the furious pursuit of both Carabinieri and assassin, Esther witnesses something that will change her life forever…
Volume 5
Japanese release date: September 17, 2005. ISBN: 978-4-04-925012-1
English (Tokyopop) release date: February 13, 2008. ISBN: 978-1-4278-0014-5
English (Chuang Yi) ISBN: 981-269-047-6

After Esther witnesses Abel’s transformation from mild-mannered priest to the bloodthirsty Crusnik, she begins to distance herself from him… On the other hand, Ion boldly requests Petros’help to stop the ‘Iblis’ from decimating Carthage. As the childhood friends Radu and Ion come to blows in a determined face-off, Esther struggles with herself to accept the unacceptable, and to finally stand back up to do what has to be done…
Volume 6
Japanese release date: February 2, 2006. ISBN: 978-4-04-925021-3
English (Tokyopop) release date: May 13, 2008. ISBN: 978-1-4278-0015-2
English (Chuang Yi) release date: December 11, 2007. ISBN: 981-269-458-7

Esther and Abel accompany Ion back to the Empire, and it's one surprise after another. An enigmatic priest of few words washes in with the tide, along with Methuselah of the 'plundering' variety. But the real nasty surprise comes when Ion arrives back home, only to find himself accused of the murder of his own grandmother! The trio becomes embroiled in mysterious Empire political intrigues, and their fate depends on the help of a spunky Empire Duchess called Asta...
Volume 7
Japanese release date: July 15, 2006. ISBN: 978-4-04-925029-9
English (Tokyopop) release date: August 12, 2008. ISBN: 978-1-4278-0177-7
English (Chuang Yi) release date: January 29, 2009. ISBN: 981-269-828-0

In order to clear Ion's name, Asta decides to appeal directly at the Empire's highest council. However, as she's about to make her move, a familiar face returns from the dead and accuses Ion of high treason. Meanwhile, Ion and Esther encounter a seemingly innocent tea-seller on the streets and in the process, uncover vital clues to a deadly conspiracy. But the appearance of an old friend sends Ion reeling in shock and plants a seed of doubt into his mind...
Volume 8
Japanese release date: December 16, 2006. ISBN: 978-4-04-925038-1
English (Tokyopop) release date: November 11, 2008. ISBN: 978-1-4278-0692-5
English (Chuang Yi) release date: April 08, 2008. ISBN: 981-269-887-6

In his misguided attempt to protect the Empress, Ion easily falls prey to the extremists' well-laid plans. While he and Esther are thrown into the dungeons, the final cogs of the grand conspiracy slide into place and are rapidly set in motion. As plots within plots and faces behind faces are revealed, lines between friend and foe vanish. Ion and Astharoshe discover that their most trusted comrades are no longer who they seem, while enemies may just end up being unexpected allies?
Volume 9
Japanese release date: May 17, 2007. ISBN: 978-4-04-925043-5
English (Tokyopop) release date: February 3, 2009. ISBN: 978-1-4278-0884-4
English (Chuang Yi) release date: October 7, 2008. ISBN: 978-981-276-091-3

The epic battle between Crusnik an the Rosen Cruez Orden is about to begin! Abel and Dietrich must go all out against each other with the mysterious 'Reboot File' at stake. When it appears that nothing short of an 80% activation can stop the formidable Marionettenspieler, Augusta Vradica herself arrives at the scene. The 'Queen of the night' arc comes to its riveting conclusion, but an ancient, even greater threat looms in the darkness, hinting at more unfinished business between the Vatican and Orden...
Volume 10
Japanese release date: February 16, 2008. ISBN: 978-4-04-925057-2
English (Tokyopop) release date: May 1, 2009. ISBN: 978-1-4278-1523-1
English (Chuang Yi) release date: February 10, 2010. ISBN: 978-981-276-702-8

With Empire intrigues behind them, Esther and Abel are asked to return not to Rome, but to Istvan, Esther's homeland. To her bewilderment, the very moment she sets foot into town, she is mobbed by the press and hailed as a "Saint" for leading the revolution against Gyula. Although unwilling initially, she is eventually convinced by the new Archbishop to step into her role as Istvan's star of hope, while blissfully unaware of the political scheming behind the curtains.
Volume 11
Japanese release date: October 17, 2008. ISBN: 978-4-04-925064-0
English (Tokyopop) release date: August 1, 2009. ISBN: 978-1-4278-1638-2
English (Chuang Yi) release date: April 6, 2010. ISBN: 978-981-276-832-2

Like an obedient puppet, Esther walks neatly into Archbishop D'Annunzio's trap. Now on the run with Shahra, she has to dodge not only the local police, but also an uncompromising Tres with fresh orders from Cardinal Sforza, as well as an assassin who can phase through solid matter. Time is running out for Shahra's family, and the two girls are compelled to shake off their pursuers time and again with the help of a gracious Albionian gentleman who may not really be as chivalrous as he looks.
Volume 12
Japanese release date: August 24, 2009. ISBN: 978-4-04-925068-8
English (Tokyopop) release date: March 30, 2010. ISBN: 978-1427817969
English (Tokyopop) release date: May 18, 2010. ISBN: 978-981-276-878-0

Archbishop D'Annunzio's elaborate "theatre production" approaches its climax as he deftly manipulates all the major characters in his script into the same room. At the sight of her family's gruesome fate, Shahra flies into a rage and almost inadvertently succeeds in fulfilling the Archbishop's plot! Then, unexpectedly, she takes the Pope hostage, and Esther is forced to make a heartbreaking decision. The title of "Lady-Saint" may not be something she wants, but it could very well be a destiny she cannot avoid...
Volume 13
Japanese release date: November 24, 2010 ISBN: 978-4-04-925072-5
English (Chuang Yi) release date: April 19, 2011. ISBN: 978-981-4323-01-7

Visiting Albion as the "Lady-Saint" at the invitation of the ailing Queen Bridget, Esther is kidnapped by a terrorist with a bone to pick with her bodyguard, Colonel Mary Spencer, but escapes only to come across her first real clue pointing to her origins...Back at the Palace, Esther and Abel are acquainted with the political intrigue surrounding the succession of the Throne of Roses, and Abel happens upon Londinum's darkest secret. With the arrival of the Pope, conspiracies kick off into full swing, with potentially fatal consequences...
Volume 14
Japanese release date: October 24, 2011. ISBN: 978-4-04-854692-8
English (Chuang Yi) release date: May 10, 2012. ISBN: 978-981-4372-28-2

Esther and the Pope are in grave danger! Help arrives in the most unexpected form, and they soon find themselves in a strange new world... Meanwhile, Mary and Vatican scheme to destroy the Ghetto is proceeding as planned. Somewhere else, Professor Wordsworth pieces together an incredible puzzle with information gained during the pursuit of Jack the Ripper, and from Clayman the reporter. These three different lines will converge as one to form an earth-shaking revelation no one had ever thought possible! How will the truth change things for the people of Albion and the Ghetto?
Volume 15
Japanese release date: August 24, 2012. ISBN: 978-4-04-925078-7

Volume 16
Japanese release date: March 23, 2013. ISBN: 978-4-04-925079-4

Volume 17
Japanese release date: March 24, 2014. ISBN:978-4041210420

Volume 18
Japanese release date: March 24, 2015. ISBN:978-4041027707


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