Trese, an anime based on Filipino mythology, comes to Netflix in June

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TRESE (L to R) SHAY MITCHELL as ALEXANDRA TRESE in episode 106 of TRESE Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2021
Netflix anime Trese, coming up in 2021, is set in Manila where the mythical creatures of Philippine folklore live in hiding amongst humans. Alexandra Trese finds herself going head to head with a criminal underworld composed of malevolent supernatural beings
Trese is set in a Manila where mythical creatures of Philippine folklore live among humans. (Picture: Netflix)

Trese, a Netflix Original anime series set in Manila where mythical creatures of Philippine folklore hide among humans, will be released on the streaming service on 11 June.

The show was based on the popular Filipino noir fantasy graphic novel series of the same title, written by Budjette Tan and illustrated by Kajo Baldisimo.

Filipino actress Liza Soberano provided the voice of the protagonist Alexandra Trese in the Filipino language version, while Filipino-Canadian actress Shay Mitchell voiced the character in the English language version.

Trese is an occultist who wields the power of the mandirigmang-babaylan, or warrior-shaman. Armed with her mystical knowledge and magical weapons such as her dagger, the Sinag, she is called upon to investigate supernatural phenomena in the city, often going head to head with malevolent beings like the tikbalang or santelmo.

We think it's pretty cool that Netflix is featuring stories based on the mythology and folklore of this corner of Southeast Asia. Watch this space for our review of the anime!

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