FEATURES: Trese Comics Netflix Anime Adaptation
November 16, 2018 Victoria Luz
Trese Comics Netflix Anime Adaptation is out to get the world and everyone is shaking!
We Filipinos are suckers for animes. Believe it or not, Filipinos are a large percentage of the demographic that Japan caters anime. From the most kawaii romance animes (like ‘Sailor Moon’ and ‘Cardcaptor Sakura’) to gripping action and adventure anime (like ‘One Piece,’ ‘Naruto,’ and ‘Slamdunk’), we try our best to be updated and watch on our spare time.
And just recently, ‘Trese,’ a horror/crime Filipino comics just got a green light from the Netflix itself! The comics series is written by Budjette Tand and drawn by Kajo Baldisimo. It has been out a known graphic novel worldwide since 2005 and everyone is hyped for the upcoming Trese comics Netflix anime adaptation to set off in 2019.
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. – Trese: Murder on the Balete Drive
Even the intro of the first issue got us shookt! ‘Trese’ will sure give the creeps out of you, especially when you read it at night. Philippine folklore never looked this damn good, it is just enticing! The perfect bedtime story!
Who is Trese?
If you still haven’t read or even heard of ‘Trese’ before, we gotchu, fam! And we know that after reading this, you’ll definitely add ‘Trese’ to your Netflix list once it comes out.
‘Trese’ tells a story of Alexandra Trese, also known as ‘Trese,’ a detective who deals with supernatural cases in the Metro. She helps out the police fight supernatural criminals from the underworld, together with her two demigod bodyguards, the Kambal. And when we say supernatural, we mean Filipino-type of supernatural.
She fights off our homegrown and familiar characters we’ve loved like kapre, engkanto, aswang and the likes. Her signature weapon is a kris, a Muslim wavy-edged sword and even has psionic abilities.
Budgette and Kajo incorporated modern issues in the comics while preserving a somehow historical feel with the art they have. The comics gave an 80’s kind of feel with a modern approach in the plot. You have a tikbalang who initiates drag races in C-5, a nuno in the manhole ’cause the people littered and destroyed their homes and a whole lot more! The story is so familiar that it will have you hooked just by reading the first issue.
So what are you waiting for? Better read ‘Trese’ now and ride the hyped just in time! You can read the first few cases featured in the comics here for FREE! And yes, that’s for FREE. And if you loved them, you can purchase the books (along with other local comics) from Visprint’s Shopee account here! Be sure to watch out as Trese Comics Netflix Adaptation comes to life this coming 2019!
Want to know more about “Alexandra Trese”? Interested with the cases she will be solving? Talk to us below about the Trese Comics Netflix Anime Adaptation at the comments section. Or better yet, message us on Facebook or on Twitter @UdoUph. We’d love to take to you about this hype!