- GMA Network director Mark Reyes commented about the supporters and bashers of the ‘Voltes V Legacy‘ live adaptation
- The teaser of the project gained over a million views in just a day
- Netizens gave mixed reactions about the upcoming live adaption
The Philippine live adaptation of the popular Japanese anime ‘Voltes V Legacy‘ created a lot of noise on social media from fans and critics. Its teaser was launched during GMA-7’s New Year Countdown last December 31, 2019 and has been one of the hot topics since then.
GMA Network director Mark Reyes, who has been tapped to helm the project, aired his comments about the supporters and bashers of the live adaptation of ‘Voltes V Legacy’.
He wrote on Instagram, “Those that support V5 Legacy are called the ‘V-lievers!’ And those who don’t are the ‘Bash-anians!’
“V-lievers” is a wordplay for the letter V and the word believers, while “Bash-anians” is a combination of the words bashers and the Boazanians, or the antagonists in Voltes V.
The live adaptation of the animated series is one of GMA Network’s projects for 2020 as they celebrate their 70th anniversary. Reports about this project have been circulating on the internet since 2018. Its teaser posted on Facebook gained over a million views in just a day with most netizens making positive remarks.
The cast and other details about the live adaptation have yet to be announced by the network. The Voltes V franchise is under Telesuccess Productions, Inc. in the Philippines. Voltes V is a property of Toei Company Ltd. It was first aired on GMA in English on May 5, 1978.
The super robot series is formally known as Chouednji (Super Electromagnetic) Machine Voltes Five. This first aired on TV Asahi in 1977 and was created by Saburo Yatsude, directed by Tadao Nagahama and produced by Yoshiyuki Tomino. Its story revolves around five young pilots on their quest to defend the Earth from the alien invaders called Boazanians.