Fans of the highly anticipated live-action Voltes V: Legacy will have a chance to watch the show in cinemas on April 19, 2023.
GMA Network announced that a special edit of the first 3 weeks of the show (for a total runtime of 105 minutes), aptly titled ‘Voltes V: Legacy: The Cinematic Experience’, will be shown in select SM cinemas nationwide. They have already started selling advanced tickets. You can check out the show times here.
The live-action remake is an action-packed retelling of the popular super robot anime, Voltes V. Beloved across generations, it tells a touching story of love for family amidst the war between humans and the invading Boazanian Forces. The Earth’s last line of defense — the Voltes team and their super robot, Voltes V — is the only thing that stands between Earth and its complete annihilation.
The cast includes Miguel Tanfelix as Steve, Matt Lozano as Big Bert, Raphael Landicho as Little Jon, Radson Flores as Mark Gordon, and Ysabel Ortega as Jamie Robinson.
Voltes V: Legacy is GMA Network’s most expensive and biggest TV production to date, produced by GMA in partnership with Toei Company, Ltd. and Telesuccess Productions Inc. CGI and other visual effects are handled by local animators from Riot Inc. and GMA’s Post Video Graphics and Audio team.
For those not familiar, Voltes V (Chōdenji Machine Voltes V) is a mecha anime from Toei Animation and Nippon Sunrise that aired in Japan in 1977. It aired in the Philippines in 1978, dubbed in English with many of the characters’ names changed to English names. It quickly gained popularity.
In 1979, Voltes V was banned by then-President Ferdinand Marcos due to “excessive violence” and “harmful effects on children.” However, many speculated the reason it was taken off air was that the anime showed themes of rebellion and revolution.
Check out the Voltes V: Legacy: The Cinematic Experience trailer below.