A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The Vatican runs a squad of special-ops vampire hunters and sometimes justifies violent/questionable acts by saying that they're acting in God's name. The actions of the protagonists demonstrate that it's important to defend yourself and stand up to evil.
Violence & Scariness
Very gory animated scenes involving sabres, knives, and copious bloodshed.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this mature, gothic anime series is about a group of vampires out to dominate post-Armageddon civilization -- which means that scenes frequently depict heavy violence involving spears, blood, and guts. The vampires are often ruthless in seeking their prey; their determination might scare younger viewers who tune in looking for lighter sci-fi/action animated fare. In other words, the show is part of Cartoon Network's Adult Swim line-up for a reason.
Is It Any Good?
Based on the Japanese manga by Yoshida Sunao and Kiyo Kyuujou, Trinity Blood is entertaining and fast-paced, with remarkably lifelike characters and sharp, often-funny dialogue. But each episode also has plenty of tense, scary scenes, which might turn off sensitive viewers. The vampires employ sabers tucked beneath their cloaks to stab and fend off their enemies, resulting in very gory scenes featuring blood, guts, and even disembowelment.
The show's complex relationship with and treatment of religion also marks it as a show for mature audiences. Parents should definitely pre-screen before letting anyone besides older teens tune in -- this show is part of the late-night Adult Swim line-up for a reason.
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