During their 24 Oras news programme, Philippine network GMA 7 has revealed the main cast for their upcoming remake of the classic mecha anime, Voltes V. They include Miguel Tanfelix as Steve Armstrong, Radson Flores as Mark Gordon, Matt Lozano as Big Bert Armstrong, Raphael Landicho as Little Jon Armstrong, and Ysabel Ortega as Jamie Robinson.
The five actors will make up the main cast for the Philippine production of Toei’s classic combining mecha anime. This Philippine Voltes V “Remake” is produced by an all-Filipino staff from Riot Inc. Post Production and GMA Post Production. Toei Animation, which produced the original 70’s mecha anime, is licensing this new series as well. And from the looks of things, this Philippine remake has been mostly received well by the country’s many fans.
Voltes V was a classic 70’s mecha anime which was part of Toei Animation and Sunrise’s Robot Romance Trilogy, which also includes Choudenji Robo Combattler V and Toushou Daimos. Although initially banned in the Philippines during former dictator Ferdinand Marcos’s rule, it gained overwhelming notoriety in the country during the 1990’s. The series follows the invasion of planet Earth by the Boazanians and their ‘Beast Fighters”. To combat the threat, Professor Kentaro Go and Earthling scientist rofessor Hamaguchi and Earth International Defense Force commander General Oka design a new weapon to counter the Boazanian invasion. It’s called Voltes V.
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source: GMA News