Anime Expo Lite 2021 Announces TRESE VOD Panel

Anime Expo Lite 2021 explores the animated action-packed
supernatural crime thriller, TRESE in a special creator panel available as part of the
convention’s expanded VOD programming available starting July 5, 2021, at 12:00 PM (PST)
and running thru July 16th, 2021.

A love letter to the traditions, heritage, and culture of the Philippines, TRESE follows detective
Alexandra Trese as she confronts a criminal underworld composed of malevolent supernatural
beings. The series is set in Manila where the mythical creatures of Philippine folklore live in
hiding amongst humans.

Hosted by ABLAZE publishing, which publishes the TRESE graphic novel series, the panel will
include Trese’s original graphic novel creators Budjette Tan (Writer) and KaJO
Baldisimo (Artist), as well as Jay Oliva, the Executive Producer, Director & Showrunner of
Netflix’s TRESE, and Rich Young, the co-founder of ABLAZE

Tickets to access this year’s Anime Expo Lite programming are $5 each, with all proceeds
benefiting the Hate Is A Virus commUNITY Action Fund. After the stream concludes on July 4th
,ticketholders can re-watch the content, as well as access additional programming, on a VOD
basis from July 5th
-16th, 2021.

2021 Anime Expo Lite Presents TRESE Creator Panel Page 2

Anime Expo Lite 2021 marks the 30th Anniversary of the long-running annual convention.
Anime Expo is the biggest North American fan celebration for Japanese pop culture including
anime, TV & film, fashion, video games, manga, dance, live concerts, collectibles, and exclusive
convention merchandise, presented as an unforgettable experience for fans of all ages.

Registration information:

• Dates – July 3-4, 2021 / 12pm – 8pm (PST)
• Ticket Registration:
• Registration $5 (+ processing fees) – all proceeds to benefit the Hate Is a Virus
commUNITY Action Fund

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