Netflix to adapt Filipino comic book ‘Trese’ into anime series

Photo: Trese’s Facebook account
Photo: Trese’s Facebook account

Pinoy fans have a reason to celebrate with today’s announcement that the comic book Trese will be adapted into an anime series by no less than streaming giant Netflix.

This was announced in Singapore by Taito Okiura, Netflix’s Director of  International Originals for Anime during the company’s See What’s Next Asia conference, reported GMA News.

Trese chronicles the adventures of paranormal investigator Alexandra Trese as she deals with criminal cases involving Manila’s creatures of the night. In her world, female monsters called aswang run kidnap-for-ransom gangs, while the giant kapres are the city’s mob bosses.

The comic book was created by Budjette Tan and KaJo Baldisimo and has won numerous awards in the country.

Rappler reported that Jakarta and Singapore-based company BASE Entertainment will produce the series. Jay Oliva will serve as its executive producer.

While there have been more local comic books published in the country in the past decade, foreign-produced comic books and graphic novels are still more popular with readers.

Hopefully, Netflix’s anime series can give the local scene the boost that it needs to succeed here and internationally.

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