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Did You Have To?

Sep 18, 2021

On episode 57 of Did You Have To? podcast the ladies review the supernatural anime Trese. Coming back from hiatus LaNeysha and Kate return to review and discuss their thoughts on the supernatural anime that combines a crime thriller with horror. Trese is a supernatural crime thriller based on the award-winning Filipino komik written by Budjette Tan and with art by KaJO Baldisimo. Tan and Baldismo are the series showrunners with Filipino American Jay Oliva serving as the series’ Executive Director and is written by Tanya Yuson, Zig Marasigan, Mihk Vergara. 

The Netflix Original Anime series combines Filipino folklore with a thrilling crime horror story. The series takes place in Manila, Trese’s world is one where the mythical creatures of Philippine folklore live and hide in plain sight amongst humans. In this world, detective Alexandra Trese finds goes head to head with a criminal underworld composed of supernatural beings. Where Ghosts commit crimes and creatures hold roundtable meetings.

The voice talent for the series stars Liza Soberano in the Filipino language version and Shay Mitchell in the English language version, as the respective voices for Alexandra Trese. Other voice talent for the series includes Darren Criss, Manny Jacinto, Dante Basco, Nicole Scherzinger, Lou Diamond Philips, and Steve Blum rounding out the series English dub cast.

Trese is now currently streaming exclusively on Netflix.


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