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Trinity Seven
Trinity Seven volume 1 cover.jpg
Cover of Trinity Seven: 7-nin no Masho Tsukai volume 1 published by Fujimi Shobo, featuring Lillth Asami.
トリニティセブン 7人の魔書使い
(Toriniti Sebun: Shichi-nin no Masho Tsukai)
GenreHarem,[1] romantic comedy,[2] urban fantasy[1]
Manga
Written byKenji Saitō
Illustrated byAkinari Nao
Published byFujimi Shobo
English publisher
DemographicShōnen
MagazineMonthly Dragon Age
Original runDecember 9, 2010 – present
Volumes21 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed byHiroshi Nishikiori
Written byHiroyuki Yoshino
Music byTechnoboys Pulcraft Green-Fund
StudioSeven Arcs Pictures
Licensed by
Original networkTV Tokyo, TVA, TVO, AT-X
Original run October 8, 2014 December 24, 2014
Episodes12 (List of episodes)
Original video animation
Directed byHiroshi Nishikiori
Written byHiroyuki Yoshino
Music byTechnoboys Pulcraft Green-Fund
StudioSeven Arcs Pictures
ReleasedMarch 25, 2015
Runtime27 minutes
Light novel
Written byKenji Saitō
Illustrated byAkinari Nao
Published byKadokawa Shoten
DemographicMale
Original runNovember 8, 2014 – present
Volumes3
Anime film
Trinity Seven the Movie: The Eternal Library and the Alchemist Girl
Directed byHiroshi Nishikiori
Written by
  • Kenji Saitō
  • Hiroyuki Yoshino
Music byTechnoboys Pulcraft Green-Fund
StudioSeven Arcs Pictures
ReleasedFebruary 25, 2017
Runtime60 minutes
Anime film
Trinity Seven: Heavens Library & Crimson Lord
Directed byHiroshi Nishikiori
Written byKenji Saitō
Music byTechnoboys Pulcraft Green-Fund
StudioSeven Arcs Pictures
ReleasedMarch 29, 2019 (2019-03-29)
Runtime60 minutes
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Trinity Seven (Japanese: トリニティセブン 7人の魔書使い, Hepburn: Toriniti Sebun: Shichi-nin no Masho Tsukai, literally "Trinity Seven: The Seven Magicians") is a fantasy romantic comedy manga series by Kenji Saitō with art by Akinari Nao. It has been serialized in Fujimi Shobo's shōnen manga magazine Monthly Dragon Age since 2010 and collected in twenty tankōbon volumes as of March 2019.

A light novel adaptation by Kenji Saitō with art by Akinari Nao is being published by Kadokawa Shoten. The first volume was released on November 8, 2014. An anime television series adaptation by Seven Arcs Pictures aired between October 2014 and December 2014. An anime film adaptation titled Trinity Seven the Movie: The Eternal Library and the Alchemist Girl premiered on February 25, 2017. A second film adaptation titled Trinity Seven: Heavens Library & Crimson Lord premiered on March 29, 2019.

Plot[edit]

Arata Kasuga lived a normal life together with his cousin and childhood friend Hijiri Kasuga in a small town. However, everything changes on the day of the Black Sun, which caused the Breakdown Phenomenon which destroys the town where he lived and takes Hijiri away. As Hijiri starts disappearing, she hangs a grimoire around his neck, asking it to protect Kasuga. Shattered by losing Hijiri and all of his other friends and family, Arata asks for his world to be good again, which leads to the grimoire artificially reconstructing his normal life and making him forget both the destruction of the city and Hijiri's disappearance. Lilith Asami, a mage, is sent to investigate the ruins, and she finds the powerful spell in their stead. She makes Arata remember the actual events, and consequently the spell is broken, but not without the grimoire telling him that Hijiri is still alive. Arata decides that his only option is to become a mage himself so he could rescue Hijiri, and so he joins the Royal Biblia Academy, a secret school for mages that deals with magical issues around the world. There he is introduced to the Trinity Seven, seven powerful mages who are at the top of their respective fields (Lilith being one of them) and who will help him in his goal of becoming a powerful magician and learning the truth about Hijiri and the Black Sun. He soon finds out that one of the Trinity Seven, Arin, looks almost exactly like his missing cousin, although she shows a completely different personality.

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

The series has been serialized in Fujimi Shobo's shōnen manga magazine Monthly Dragon Age since 2010. The first complied volume was released on July 7, 2011.[3] On October 10, 2014, Yen Press announced at their New York Comic Con panel that they licensed Trinity Seven for release in North America, with the first volume releasing on May 19, 2015.[4][5]

A spin-off manga written by Saito and illustrated by Sutarō Hanao, titled Trinity Seven: Levi Ninden (トリニティセブン レヴィ忍伝), launched in Dragon Age on November 9, 2015,[6] and ended on December 9, 2016.[7] Chako Abeno launched a second spin-off, titled Trinity Seven: Liese Chronicle (トリニティセブン リーゼクロニクル), in Dragon Age on February 9, 2017.[8] The manga ended on June 9, 2018.[9]

Light novel[edit]

On November 4, 2014, a spinoff light novel adaptation of Trinity Seven was announced. It was written by Kenji Saito and illustrated by Akinari Nao. The novel series covered the past of the main characters, and events not yet shown in the manga.[10] The first novel was released on November 8, 2014, titled Trinity Seven The Novel: Night Episode and Lost Memory.[11] The second novel, titled "Trinity Seven The Novel: Eternity Library and Alchemic Girl", was released on December 29, 2014.[12] The third novel, titled "Trinity Seven The Novel: Holy Shrine Maiden and the Eighth Library", was released on January 9, 2018.[13]

No.TitleRelease date ISBN
1Trinity Seven The Novel: Night Episode and Lost Memory (トリニティセブン 7人の魔書使い The Novel 深夜挿話ナイトエピソード過去記憶ロストメモリー Naito Episōdo to Rosuto Memorī)November 8, 2014[11]ISBN 978-4-0407-0267-4
2Trinity Seven The Novel: Eternity Library and Alchemic Girl (トリニティセブン 7人の魔書使い The Novel 悠久図書館エターニティライブラリー錬金術少女アルケミックガール)December 29, 2014[12]ISBN 978-4-0407-0352-7
3Trinity Seven The Novel: Holy Shrine Maiden and the Eighth Library (トリニティセブン 7人の魔書使い The Novel 聖なる巫女と八番目の書庫)January 9, 2018[13]ISBN 978-4-04-072570-3

Anime[edit]

An anime television series adaptation by Seven Arcs Pictures premiered on TV Tokyo on October 8, 2014, and later on TVA, TVO, AT-X.[14] The series is directed by Hiroshi Nishikiori and Hiroyuki Yoshino is in charge of series composition.[15][16] The series' opening theme is "Seven Doors" by ZAQ and the ending theme for episode 1 to episode 3 is "BEAUTIFUL≒SENTENCE" by Magus Two (Yumi Hara and Aya Uchida). The ending theme for episode 4 to episode 6 is "SHaVaDaVa in AMAZING♪" by Yuilevi♡ (Ayane Sakura and Rie Murakawa). The last ending themes are, for episode 7, episode 9, and episode 11 is "ReSTART "THE WORLD"" by TWINKle MAGIC (Nao Toyama and Aya Suzaki), and for episode 8, episode 10, and episode 12 is "TRINITY×SEVENTH+HEAVEN" by Security Politti (Yoko Hikasa and Ryoka Yuzuki). The series has been licensed by Sentai Filmworks in North America, while Madman Entertainment holds the license for Australia and Animatsu Entertainment in the United Kingdom.[17][18]

No. Title Original air date
1"Administer and Third Selection"
"Maō Kōho (Adominisutā) to Daisan no Sentaku (Sādo Serekushon)" (魔王候補アドミニスター第三の選択サードセレクション)
October 7, 2014 (2014-10-07)
After Lilith's arrival, Arata discovers that his normal, peaceful life had actually ended three days ago with the Black Sun gravitational phenomenon. He also learns that his current world was created by the grimoire that Hijiri gave him before disappearing, therefore granting his wish. After discovering that Hijiri is alive, Arata decides to become a mage in hopes of saving her. After he enters into the Royal Biblia Academy, he discovers that only those mages of Demon Lord class are able to create worlds. The academy's headmaster tells him that in order to save Hijiri, he will need the help of the Trinity Seven.
2"Prison Lock and Grimoire Security"
"Kūkan Heisa (Purizun Rokku) to Ōritsu Toshokan Kensatsukan (Gurimowāru Sekyuriti)" (空間閉鎖プリズンロック王立図書館検察官グリモワールセキュリティ)
October 14, 2014 (2014-10-14)
After Arin following Arata the whole day, he stops her to question what she was doing. Arin told the reason for following him is that she will be the Demon Lord's wife. Serina, Lilith and Levy, together with Arata, were suddenly trapped in his room by a seal placed on the room. While trying to break the seal, all of the girls start having the urge to go to the bathroom, which ensues panic. Running out of ideas, the group tricks the grimoire into telling where the seal was. Arin confesses to placing the seal and explains the reason for trapping Arata and the three girls in the room, before proceeding to use her spells to break the grimoire's control over Arata's power, creating the Black Sun Phenomenon, which is a Breakdown Phenomenon. Grimoire Security members Mira and Akio arrive and then proceed to attack Arata after a short conversation after learning he is the cause of the Breakdown Phenomenon.
3"Magus and Alchemist"
"Madōshi (Meigasu) to Renkinjutsu (Arukemisuto)" (魔道士メイガス錬金術アルケミスト)
October 21, 2014 (2014-10-21)
Before all of the students in the academy went to the southern island, it's shown that Yui saved Arata from certain death by dragging him into her dream world. She then proceeds to tell him about magic and the seven archives of magic. She also explained he might able to control his powers by choosing his thema, which is founded in either of the archives. He then proceeds to stop the Breakdown Phenomenon after being released by Yui and choosing his thema. The magic that stopped the Breakdown Phenomenon also caused all the people around him, except Mira, who reflected his magic, to have their clothes dispelled and destroyed. On the island, he showed Serina his new-found magic prowess, breaking her swimsuit in the process. In the hot springs, Arata requested that Lilith demonstrate her magic. She reluctantly accepts it after Arata's constant pleading. After witnessing her spell, Arata requests the grimoire to copy the spell for him, which works out successfully, surprising the entire group.
4"Labyrinth and Magic Gunner"
"Kyodai Meikyū (Rabirinsu) to Majū Kidō (Majikku Gannā)" (巨大迷宮ラビリンス魔銃起動マジックガンナー)
October 28, 2014 (2014-10-28)
Another Breakdown Phenomenon happens again in the academy, as shown by people with low magical capabilities falling asleep due to the disturbance. Lilith, Arata, Levy, and the Grimoire Security go to see the principal of the academy to figure out the source. It's learned that the cause of the Breakdown Phenomenon is Yui, a member of the Trinity Seven, losing control of her magic. After that, Lilith, Arata and Levy try to catch up with the Grimoire Security as they go to the source of Breakdown Phenomenon, in the academy's dungeon. After Arata, Arin, Lilith and Levi go through the dungeon, they run into Mira and Akio and stop them from advancing. To buy time, Levy challenges Akio to a one-on-one fight, while Arata, Arin and Lilith go on ahead to Yui's room. Arata's magic resonates with the magic of the code D monster found in the room and he falls down to his feet. When the Grimoire Security arrived, Lilith and Arin together with the Grimoire Security proceeds on to fight the monster. After having a conversation with Levy, Arata is able to properly use the magic that he copied from Lilith to successfully stop the Breakdown Phenomenon caused by Yui. After waking up, Yui immediately hugs Arata and repeatedly shows her affection to him.
5"Dream World and Sub-Administer"
"Yume no Sekai (Dorīmu Wārudo) to Daini no Maō Kōho (Sabu Adominisutā)" (夢の世界ドリームワールド第ニの魔王候補サブアドミニスター)
November 4, 2014 (2014-11-04)
Arata wakes up to Yui and Arin sleeping beside him naked before Lilith comes to his room to wake him up. During physical exercises class, Yui and Arin cling to Arata while he watches the girls doing exercise. Mira and Akio appear, and Mira issues a warning to Yui stating that if she loses control again, Mira will have to take her out. Serina shows up, getting the impression all four of them are fighting over Arata. Lilith and Levi appear, Lilith assuring Arata the girls aren't fighting over him, while Levi gets excited to fight against Akio. Everyone excluding Mira and Lilith activates their Magus Mode, but the fight is cut short as Yui uses her magic and transports everyone to her dream world. Before leaving the dream world, Arata tells Yui he will be her friend, which in turns makes her very happy. Later, Akio and Mira talk about all the breakdown phenomena happening recently. That night, during a thunderstorm, windows in the Academy are broken and a girl is shown smirking, before disappearing. Later that morning, after Mira checked the scene and deduced that the magic was akin to magic regarding an incident of 'that library', Arata begins to inquire information regarding the library Mira mentioned. He then goes to the academy's library to investigate. Arata, Selina, and the girls of Trinity Seven are transported to a place which Mira calls the 'eternal library'. In the eternal library, Lieselotte Sherlock, Serina's older sister and member of the Trinity Seven, appears before the group. She then proceeds to try to get magic power from Lilith and Mira but is quickly stopped by Levi and Akio. Lieselotte explains her motive behind wanting to access the 'eternal library', then explains to Arata that acquiring Demon Lord powers is equal to committing taboo. She then absorbs Selina's magic, becoming a Demon Lord candidate.
6"Dark Mage and Big Event"
"Aku no Madōshi (Dāku Meiji) to Gakuen Shūgeki (Biggu Ibento)" (悪の魔道士ダークメイジ学園襲撃ビッグイベント)
November 11, 2014 (2014-11-11)
7"Lost Technique and Problem Solving"
"Hiōgi (Rosuto Tekunika) to Ihen Kaiketsu (Puroburemu Soruvingu)" (秘奥義ロストテクニカ異変解決プロブレム・ソルヴィング)
November 18, 2014 (2014-11-18)
8"Study and Holiday"
"Madō Benkyō (Sutadi) to Ansoku Jitsu (Horidei)" (魔道勉強スタディ安息日ホリデイ)
November 25, 2014 (2014-11-25)
9"Bible Battle and Sweet Memory"
"Madōsho Sentō (Baiburu Batoru) to Kako Kioku (Suīto Memorī)" (魔道書戦闘バイブルバトル過去記憶スイートメモリー)
December 2, 2014 (2014-12-02)
10"Game Master and Satan Slave"
"Shihaisha (Gēmu Masutā) to Fundo no Majin (Seitan Sureibu)" (支配者ゲームマスター憤怒の魔人セイタンスレイヴ)
December 9, 2014 (2014-12-09)
11"Fianna Knights and Sisters"
"Kōki Kenshi (Fiana Naitsu) to Shimai no Kizuna (Shisutāzu)" (光輝剣士フィアナナイツ姉妹の絆シスターズ)
December 16, 2014 (2014-12-16)
12"Criminal Girl and His World"
"Seisen Shōjo (Kuriminaru Gāru) to Maō Sekai (Hizu Wārudo)" (聖戦少女クリミナルガール魔王世界ヒズワールド)
December 23, 2014 (2014-12-23)
13 (OVA)"Trinity Seven and Special Lesson!"
"Torinitisebun to tokubetsu jugyō!" (トリニティセブンと特別授業!)
March 25, 2015 (2015-03-25)
Arata is found to be failing and is up for expulsion, however he is given a special assignment in order to have his expulsion revoked. He needs to go to each of the Trinity Seven and get a special lesson from each one of them. First he goes to Liese in order to receive a lesson on the sin "sloth". However she attempts to seduce him but is interrupted by Lilith. Arata and Sora runs out of the nurses's office only to meet Yui. She decided to take him into her dream world and attempts to seduce him as well. However she is stopped when Arata decides to tell her that she has a lot of friends and does not need to rely on him only. She the proceeds to tell him about the sin "Greed". As the day progresses he is visited by Akio in the bath while she tells him all about Gluttony. The scene jumps to Arata and Arin in Arata's room. They are talking about wrath. Arin attempts to show Arata wrath by kissing him and making Lilith angry. Arata goes to visit Mria however when he entered he finds her in the middle of changing. Thus results in him getting hit. Mira proceeds to teach him about pride. Lilith then goes to visit Arata's room to teach him about lust. However is interrupted when Levi shows him the envy that resides in Lilith's heart when she realized that he had to go visit every girl. The episode ends with Levi and Arata running away from Mira and Lilith.

Films[edit]

A film adaptation of the manga series was announced in the Monthly Dragon Age magazine's August 2016 issue in July 2016.[19] The cast and staff from the anime series returned to reprise their roles in the film.[20] The film, titled Trinity Seven the Movie: The Eternal Library and the Alchemist Girl, premiered on February 25, 2017.[21][22]

On July 3, 2018, the official website of the manga announced that a second film adaptation is in production.[23] The second film, titled Trinity Seven: Heavens Library & Crimson Lord (トリニティセブン, Trinity Seven: Tenkū Toshokan to Shinku no Maō), premiered on March 29, 2019.[24] The cast and staff from the anime series returned to reprise their roles in the second film.[25]

Reception[edit]

As of June 2017, the manga has over 3 million copies in print.[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Fall 2014 Anime Preview Guide: Trinity Seven". Anime News Network. October 7, 2014. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
  2. ^ "School Fantasy Manga Trinity Seven Has Anime in the Works". Anime News Network. February 13, 2014. Retrieved February 14, 2014.
  3. ^ トリニティセブン 7人の魔書使い 1 (in Japanese). Fujimi Shobo. Retrieved February 14, 2014.
  4. ^ "Yen Press Licenses A Certain Magical Index, Trinity Seven, Chaika - The Coffin Princess, Prison School Manga". Anime News Network. October 10, 2014. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  5. ^ "Trinity Seven, Vol. 1". Yen Press. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  6. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (October 18, 2015). "Trinity Seven Manga Gets Levi Ninden Manga Spinoff". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  7. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (November 12, 2016). "Trinity Seven: Levi Ninden Spinoff Manga Ends in December". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  8. ^ Yuan, Kevin (January 9, 2017). "sola Artist Abeno Launches Trinity Seven: Liese Chronicle Spinoff Manga". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  9. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (June 16, 2018). "Chako Abeno's Trinity Seven: Liese Chronicle Spinoff Manga Ends". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
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  13. ^ a b "トリニティセブン 7人の魔書使い The Novel 聖なる巫女と八番目の書庫 (ドラゴンコミックスエイジ)" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved January 26, 2020.
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  17. ^ "Sentai Filmworks Adds Trinity Seven Anime". Anime News Network. April 18, 2016. Retrieved July 6, 2016.
  18. ^ "Manga UK Updates from London MCM Comic Con". Anime News Network. May 28, 2016. Retrieved May 28, 2016.
  19. ^ Green, Scott (July 7, 2016). "Trinity Seven Anime Movie Planned". Crunchyroll. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  20. ^ "Trinity Seven TV Anime's Staff Returns for Anime Film". Anime News Network. September 10, 2016. Retrieved September 10, 2016.
  21. ^ "Trinity Seven Film's Teaser, Visual, February Opening Revealed". Anime News Network. October 7, 2016. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
  22. ^ "Trinity Seven Film's New Cast, Story, Title, Visual, February 25 Opening Revealed". Anime News Network. December 7, 2016. Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  23. ^ Loo, Egan (July 3, 2018). "Trinity Seven School Fantasy Romantic Comedy Manga Gets 2nd Anime Film". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  24. ^ Sherman, Jennifer (February 7, 2019). "Trinity Seven: Heavens Library & Crimson Lord Film's Trailer Previews ZAQ's Theme Song". Anime News Network. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  25. ^ Sherman, Jennifer (November 27, 2018). "2nd Trinity Seven Film Reveals Teaser Video, Visual, March 29 Opening". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  26. ^ "Trinity Seven Manga Has More Than 3 Million Copies in Print". Anime News Network. June 16, 2017. Retrieved June 18, 2017.

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