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TRESE Comic Series Gets an Anime Adaptation

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On 28 October 2020, Netflix has shared its first look at the anime adaptation of TRESE, a graphic novel written by no other than Filipino writer Budjette Tan and artist Kajo Baldisimo. The comic series started way back in December 2015 and up to now, the staff is still continuing the adventure! With a mix of horror and crime inside its story, remarkable graphics and a gripping plot, this comic series sure deserve its own anime adaptation!

TRESE author and artist
Kajo Baldisimo (left) and Budjette Tan (right)

The TRESE series’ anime adaptation will be produced by BASE Entertainment with Jay Oliva as the Executive Producer and Director. Shanty Harmayn and Tanya Yuson will also be joining the crew as producers. Netflix also announced that the series is slated to premiere in 2021 so better mark your calendar!

Fun fact: Jay Oliva is an American-Filipino storyboard artist, film producer, and animated film director!

Trese Anime Adaptation
Trese Anime Adaptation


When the sun sets in the city of Manila, don’t you dare make a wrong turn and end up in that dimly-lit side of the metro, where aswang run the most-wanted kidnapping rings, where kapre are the kingpins of crime, and engkantos slip through the cracks and steal your most precious possessions.

When crime takes a turn for the weird, the police call Alexandra Trese.

Staff’s Personal Comments

“When we started TRESE back in 2005, we did it for fun, because we wanted to tell stories about Philippine myth and folklore through the lens of a detective story. We photocopied 30 copies and sold it for less than a dollar. Most of copies ended up with friends. Thankfully, more people wanted to read our stories. So, we are extremely excited to have partnered up with ABLAZE and now have a chance to share with the world the wonders and mysteries of Philippine mythology to a new set of readers.”

Budjette Tan

“With TRESE, we would like to contribute to the trillions of stories shared all over the world. Other talented Filipino artists and writers will be sharing their stories too as we slowly find more readers across the globe curious for tales set in the various seven thousand islands of The Philippines.”

Kajo Baldisimo

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