Voltes V Legacy Video teases volt-in sequence, Ultraelectromagnetic Sword attack
Philippine television network GMA-7 started broadcasting a preview trailer for Voltes V Legacy on Thursday, a live-action reboot of the classic Voltes V mecha anime. The video teases the titular mecha’s “volt-in” sequence and also teases the famous “Tenkūken” (‘Laser Sword’ in the Philippines) assault. GMA-7 has not yet announced the release date of the season.
GMA-7 obtained the license through Telesuccess Productions, Toei’s Philippine licensing firm.
Voltes V (Chō Denji Machine Voltes V) was first broadcast in the Philippines on GMA-7 with an English dub in 1978. With just five episodes left in the Voltes V airing, then-Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos forbade Voltes V and other anime airing on television due to “excessive violence.” In 1986, after Marcos was ousted, PTV-4 started broadcasting both series again.
Voltes V was later aired on ABS-CBN in 1986 and on IBC-13 in 1989. (which dubbed the first 11 episodes in Tagalog). In 1999, GMA-7 aired Voltes V again with a Tagalog dub. HERO TV also aired Voltes V’s tagalog re-dub in 2005. GMA-7 has recently aired a redubbed episode in 2017. Telesuccess Productions owns the Philippine license for Voltes V.