Netflix just dropped the trailer of Trese:
Trese is an Anime that shows the macabre world of Filipino Cryptozoology. Netflix had been on a roll with original Anime content. Most of the time Anime is based on the Japanese manga, video games, light novels, and visual novels. There had been anime though that were based on foreign materials like Public domain novels and fairy tales.
Anime-based from Non-Japanese writers is starting to be a trend. Crunchyroll’s Tower of God is based on a Korean webtoon. The non-Japanese perspective makes these anime less tropey.
Komiks or Filipino comics had been a part of Filipino culture since the 1930s. Komiks use to be a popular material for Filipino pop culture during its prime.
Sadly the Komiks industry started to die down in the early 2000s but Trese is a game-changer. Trese centers around a crime investigator named Alexandra Trese. She is a crime investigator focusing on paranormal crime cases. Alexandra can see creatures most humans can’t. Filipinos have a very interesting roster of folklore creatures because of how unbelievable and grotesque their concepts are.
Some interesting Filipino folklore creatures are Tiyanak, which is an Aborted baby turned into a flesh-eating human monster. There is also the Manananggal, a bat-winged Vampire that detaches her torso from her waistline to hunt for pregnant women.
At this moment it has two language dub options but more will come soon. Shay Mitchell will be playing the lead role while in the Filipino dub will have Liza Soberano the lead. The English dub version will have Hollywood stars of Filipino lineage joining the cast like Nicole Scherzinger, Manny Jacinto, Jon Jon Briones, and Darren Criss.