Netflix's Trese Is The Anime You Need To Watch This Week

Filipino folklore meets a badass woman detective? Count us in.

Trese is a Netflix Original Anime Series voiced by Shay Mitchell, Manny Jacinto, Darren Criss, and Dante Basco. Photo via Netflix


In 2005, writer Budjette Tan and illustrator KaJO Baldisimo created Trese, an award-winning graphic novel series in the Philippines. On June 10, Netflix released a six-episode Original Anime Series based on the comics as part of the platform's push for more Asian content.


Set in Manila, it follows crime-busting detective Alexandra Trese who goes “head to head with a criminal underworld composed of malevolent supernatural beings,” according to Netflix.