Voltes V: Legacy, the upcoming Philippine live adaptation of the popular Japanese anime series Voltes V, has been praised by Toei Company. The live adaptation comes four decades after the initial run of the well-beloved mecha series that ended in 1978.
In a letter to Voltes V: Legacy staff, director Mark Reyes, Shinichiro Shirakura from Toei Company expressed his excitement over the production of the live adaptation in the Philippines. The letter also commended the show’s producers for their work amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Production may be tough under this COVID situation, but this time we wanted to inform you that we were so excited to see the latest promo-reel of the show. We could feel your respect [for the] original series, and we also thank you for your effort, enthusiasm and hard work under this COVID situation. Please all take care of yourselves, and we shall continue to look forward to the completion of the show.Statement from Shin-ichiro Shirakura, director of planning and production at Toei Company.
Recently, the franchise released a promotional video for the upcoming series. In it, they showed the design process of the series and statements from its actors. You can check out the video here:
About Voltes V: Legacy and Voltes V
Voltes V: Legacy is based on the Chodenji Machine Voltes V anime, produced by Toei Company and animated by Sunrise. GMA Network, one of the largest media networks in the country, is the producer of the series. The network had acquired the rights for a live adaptation through Telesuccess Productions, Toei’s Philippine licensee. In addition, GMA has also hired Riot Inc. for the post-production and visual effects of the series.
You can check out the previous teaser for the live series here:
The original series is the second installment of the Robot Romance Trilogy, which also includes Chodenji Robo Combattler V and Tosho Daimos. It aired on TV Asahi from June 4, 1977, to March 25, 1978. Tadao Nagahama directed the series, while Yoshiyuki Tomino oversaw the production.
“The merciless invaders of the Boazan Empire have set their sights on Earth. But their coming was foreseen: Many years ago, Dr. Goh and his allies began constructing a giant robot to battle the coming threat. Dr. Goh went missing soon after, but his team chose five elite youngsters to pilot the mighty Voltes V… including his own three sons!”Synopsis of the series, via Crunchyroll
Source: Mark Reyes’ Instagram Post
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