Netflix has released a trailer for its upcoming anime series braid. Based on the popular Filipino graphic novel of the same name, by Budjitte Tan and KaJO Baldisimo, the series follows Alexandra Trese as she battles evil supernatural beings in the style of Buffy-the-vampire. Check out the trailer below!
Set in a Manila where the mythical creatures of Filipino folklore live hidden among humans, Alexandra Trese comes face to face with a criminal underworld of malevolent supernatural beings.
The English voice cast includes Shay Mitchell (Pretty little Liars) as Alexandra Trese, Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story), Jon Jon Briones (Pawl), Nicole Scherzinger (Moana), Manny Jacinto (The right place), Lou Diamond Philips (the Bamba), and Dante Basco (Avatar: The Last Airbender).
The Filipino-language voice cast includes Liza Soberano as titular conductor along with local professionals Simon dela Cruz, Apollo Abraham, Christopher Carlo Caling, Christian Velarde and Eugene Adalia.
From a screenplay by Tanya Yuson, Zig Marasigan and Mihk Vergara, braid is directed by Jay Oliva (Justice League Dark, The Legend of Korra) who also serves as showrunner and executive producer. She is joined by series directors David Harman (Transformers premium), Mel Zwyer (star wars rebels) and Tim Divar (young justice).
Additionally, Jojo Aguilar (Tron Uprising) is production designer and art director, Will Nichols (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) is leading character design, and Christopher Lozinski (Batman: The Killing Joke) as editor, with Lex+Otis doing the animation. The music is composed by Kevin Kiner, Sean Kiner and Dean Kiner (Star Wars: The Clone Wars).
braid will be streaming on Netflix from June 11, 2021.