The Filipino people are fond of watching anime. Kids born in the ’90s can relate to the excitement of waiting to watch animes flashed on the Televisions. Many Filipinos watched Naruto, Slam Dunk, and other Japanese animated series. However, the country recently has its different animated series in the limelight.
One of the Filipino Animated series is Trese, Hayop Ka!, Barangay 143, Paglisan, Manang Biring, and RPG Metanoia. Most of these animated series depicts the culture of the country. It showcases the ordinary but unique lives of the Filipino people creatively and uniquely defined through animation.
Filipinos are really into animated series. They would wait for the next episode for each series. Though Filipinos are fond of Japanese anime, they also support the Filipino animated series. To know more about the Filipino Animes, read more details below.
Alexandra Trese of Trese
Trese is of the recent Filipino animated series that went viral on Netflix. This animated series was translated into various languages. This story is interesting since it showcases an action story and the uniqueness of the country’s supernatural beings.
Mythological stories are only associated with rural places like provinces in the country. Most haunted and mythical stories aren’t always depicted in urban areas like Metro Manila. However, The animated series Trese provides an unnatural setting in Metro Manila, one of the city centers in the country.
Trese is based on Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo’s award-winning graphic novel, Trese. The story tells about a young detective named Alexandra Trese on how she solves the mythical and supernatural mysteries in the highly urbanized Metro Manila. The magical creatures seen in the series are based on local mythologies, including aswang, tikbalang, kapre, and malignos.
Nimfa, Roger and Inigo in Hayop Ka!
Hayop Ka! is an animated film by Avid Liongoren. Many adults could relate to this animated film since the theme of this film surrounds the classic lone triangle set. The setting of this story animation is located in one of the city centers in the country, Metro Manila.
This animated series was starred Angelica Panganiban, who played Nimfa, the cat who works at a department store. Nimfa has a macho mongrel boyfriend played by Robin Padilla, Roger in the story. Roger works as a janitor. The other is Inigo, played by Sam Milby; he is a wealthy dog whom Nimfa meets while selling perfume.
Many Filipinos are into basketball, in many barangays, you can see many young people playing basketball in local basketball courts. Also, Filipinos grew up watching Slam Dunk; a Japanese animated series loved and subscribed to by many. In the Philippines, there is also an animated series about playing basketball titled Barangay 143.
Migo Adecer stars in the series as Bren Park. Bren Park is a promising basketball star player of Filipino and Korean descent. He found himself playing in the basketball league in Tondo, Manila. He joined the basketball league and went to the Philippines to look for his biological father.
Paglisan is an animated story about the struggles of a middle-aged couple. As we all know, marriage comes with ups and downs, and most middle-aged couples come across many trials, struggles, and challenges to maintain their marriage. In the story Paglisan, you will see couples’ struggles regarding health and social challenges as they grow older.
In the animated story, you can learn how to overcome the challenges and the challenges faced by couples. The middle-aged couple played as one of the best actors and actresses in the Philippines Film industry. Ian Veneracion plays the middle-aged man as Crisanto, and Eula Valdez plays the middle-aged woman as Dolores.
The animated series shows us how their lives were affected by circumstances. The animated film caught the audience’s heart since many can relate, and also, this is one of the real-life scenarios that happen in society. These animated stories won numerous awards and won Best Picture at the 2018 Cinema One, Originals Film Festival.
Manang Biring is a black and white film about an older woman who finds out she has cancer. Manang Biding is the story of Carl Papa. This story is a touching reminder that we need to show love and respect to our elders as long as possible. The story tells us that life is short, and we may not regret how we live it.
The story also showcases how to love and care for our aged loved ones because they may not live more, and we need to treat them right, so no matter how soon they will die, we have shown them care, love, and proper treatment.
The movie focuses on how Manang Biding knew she had cancer and was haunted by imminent demise. However, she made sure to cover her last days with what she wanted to do, including spending Christmas with her estranged daughter Nita who Cherry Pie Picache played.
The film is considered one of a kind since this is an example of rotoscope animation. Rotoscope animation is a type of film created by tracing the real-life actors who portrayed the story. This black and white film won Best Picture in the 2015 Cinema One Original Film Festival.
RPG Metanoia is the first full-length 3D animation in the Philippines. In these animations, I’ve Filipino a glimpse of the fun of playing street games. Most Filipinos grew up playing street games like tumbang-preso, which involves protecting a can. Also, one Filipino game is Patintero, a blocking game played in a rectangular grid line drawn on the streets. Also, one of the Filipino kids’ most played games, Sipa, includes playing with a tail of colorful plastic.
This 3D animated film stars one of the iconic young actors named Zaijan Jaranilla. He played the role of Nico. This young boy is very skilled in playing MMORPGs or Metanoia. One day, he lost the inline game, which prompted him to play the real world instead of online. This 3D animation won the 3rd Best Picture at the 2010 Metro Manila Film Festival.
Filipinos are fond of watching anime. When the country starts to introduce Filipino Animated series and films, many are excited and proud. Most of these animated stories showcase Filipino culture and one of the unique stories that are Filipino-based.