Pinoy Adaptation of “Voltes V” Gets Praised by Japanese Producer of Original Series

For all those who remain skeptical of the upcoming Philippine live-action adaptation of the hit anime series “Voltes V,” director Mark Reyes just showed off a letter he received from the owner of the original franchise, Toei Company, which may change your minds.

According to the letter, which director Mark posted on his Instagram account last December 31, Toei Company expressed their excitement over the latest promo-reel of the show which they said gave “respect to the original series.”

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“Production may be tough under this [COVID-19] situation, but this time we wanted to inform you that we were so excited to see the 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-19] situation,” the statement read. “Please take care of yourselves and we shall continue to look forward to the completion of the show.”

Director Mark then called the letter “one of the best Christmas gifts” he’s ever received.

“Now I can share this. One of the best Christmas gifts I received was this kind letter of support from no less than Voltes V’s home base in Japan, TOEI Company,” he wrote in the caption of his post.

GMA Network shared a sneak peek at the live-action show, this time featuring the cast as their respective characters. Among those starring in the series are Miguel Tanfelix, Ysabel Ortega, Radson Flores, Matt Lozano, and Raphael Landicho. Martin del Rosario will portray their nemesis, Prince Zardoz.

The Filipino remake is licensed by Japan’s own Toei Company, Ltd. through its Philippine-licensor Telesuccess Productions, Inc.

(ALSO READ: WATCH: Ysabel Ortega Shows Off Her Moves For “Voltes V” Live-Action Show)

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