The voice actors in the Filipino- and English-language versions of upcoming Netflix anime, Trese, share their insights on playing the same character in their native languages in a new behind-the-scenes clip released today.
The hype train continues for the Trese animated series as fans look forward to its release on Netflix this month. There has been a lot of praise and discussion about the different languages the series would be avaialble in, and in the newly-released video, actors Liza Soberano and Shay Mitchell expressed their thoughts about lending their voices to the series' titular character.
"I'm really excited about this series," Mitchell, who voices Trese in the English language dub, began. "Just to see it come from words on a page, to then seeing it be artwork, and then voicing over to this character that I've grown to love so much."
Soberano—who noticeably lowered the register of her naturally higher-pitched voice for the role—could not contain her excitement when she was offered to do the Filipino version of the series. "When I first received the Filipino script, I was blown away," she said. "It's beautifully told when it's in Filipino, and it has more of a sentimental value to me and more of a connection to me."
You can check out the rest of the clip here:
Trese is based on the award-winning Filipino fantasy, crime-horror comic book of the same name created by Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo. The story, which is set in Manila, follows Alexandra Trese, a detective who deals with crimes of supernatural origin in a city where mythical creatures of Philippine folklore live in hiding among humans.
Trese will debut on Netflix on June 11, 2021.
(images from Netflix Philippines on YouTube)