Written by Sunao Yoshida and illustrated by Thores Shibamoto, Trinity Blood consists of two six-volume sub-series. The first series is subtitled Rage Against the Moons (RAM), while the second series, which continues where the first leaves off, is subtitled Reborn on the Mars (ROM). The novels were first serialized in The Sneaker and published in their completed form by Kadokawa Shoten in 2001. Following the novels, a book containing backstory, world information and unreleased stories entitled Canon Summa Theologica, was released May 1, 2005.
In North America, the novels have been licensed for an English language release by Tokyopop. The series are on a four-month release schedule that alternates between Rage Against the Moons and Reborn on the Mars. Trinity Blood is being translated by Anastasia Moreno with adaptation by Jai Nitz. TimunMas translated and released the novels in Spanish in Spain. Canon has yet to receive a North American licensee, however it has a Taiwanese licensee for Chinese translation.
Trinity Blood Canon
Torinitei Buraddo Canon Shingaku Taizen was released in Japan on May 1, 2005 by Kadokawa Shoten and features four stories not in the original novels (Gunmetal Hound, Human Factor, ROM VII – Aurora’s Fang, and Stories Untold). A Traditional Chinese translation of the book, Trinity Blood Canon 聖魔之血 神學大全 , was released on February 10, 2010 by Taiwan Kadokawa, and is available in Taiwan and Hong Kong.