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Mission to ‘Mythspace’

Imagine “a new universe of possibility, with alien civilizations inspired by creatures from Philippine myth and folklore, presented in ways you could never have imagined,” explains writer Paolo Chikiamco. “We invite you to get a taste of space opera, Filipino style.” He is talking about “Mythspace,” the sprawling sci-fi epic he has been working on …

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‘Trese’ goes Pop!

After becoming a bestselling komiks series, an international graphic novel series, a Netflix Original Anime, a playable character in a mobile game and a forthcoming six-inch articulated action figure with all the right accessories, what else could a Kris-wielding, coat-wearing paranormal investigator want? If you are Alexandra Trese, the protagonist of Budjette Tan and KaJO …

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The Philippine International Comics Festival: The Evolution

The pandemic wasn’t able to stop Paolo Herras, the mastermind behind independent Filipino komiks convention and publisher Komiket, from pushing through with the first Philippine International Comics Festival or PICOF 2020 last year. Herras’ superpower is getting it done, no matter the situation and on the fly, PICOF 2020 became a virtual event, where “we …

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The ‘Gundam’ movie set in the PH is finally here–and Jollibee is in it

After having its premiere moved around twice due to the pandemic and its release from the big screen to Netflix, “Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway” has finally debuted, and it was worth the wait, especially for Filipino Gundam fans. You see, the Philippines is the location of the animated film, a welcome convergence for the many …

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Count down to ‘TRESE’–and catch the first five minutes

The Netflix Original Anime series “TRESE,” based on Budjette Tan and KaJO Baldisimo’s comic book, is almost here–the series drops midnight (12 a.m.) on June 11 Manila time–and we can can all count down to the historic premiere together. In case you have been living under an enchanted rock, catch the official trailer here: Can’t …

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