Worth the three-year wait: ‘Voltes V: Legacy’ gets lauded by diehard and new-gen fans

The whole nation has been officially hooked and is feeling nostalgic with GMA Network’s groundbreaking live action adaptation, “Voltes V: Legacy!

The country’s biggest series this 2023 is headlined by no less than five of Sparkle’s sought-after artists: Kapuso Ultimate Heartthrob Miguel Tanfelix as Steve Armstrong, Ysabel Ortega as Jamie Robinson, Radson Flores as Mark Gordon, Raphael Landicho as Little Jon Armstrong, and Matt Lozano as Big Bert Armstrong.

“Voltes V: Legacy” recorded high TV ratings in its pilot week based on Nielsen’s NUTAM Overnight People Ratings. Last May 8, the world premiere of “Voltes V: Legacy” received a combined (GMA, GTV, I Heart Movies, and Pinoy Hits) people rating of 14.6 percent. This was followed by 12.7 percent on May 9, 13.6 percent on May 10, and 12.6 percent on two consecutive nights last May 11 and 12.

During the covered period, “Batang Quiapo” only registered 10.6 percent, 11.2 percent, 10.7 percent, 10.9 percent, and 11.4 percent across several simulcast channels (TV5, A2Z, Kapamilya Channel, and Cinemo).

Moreover, the show keeps on receiving positive feedback from viewers and netizens. Everyone has one thing in mind, “Voltes V: Legacy” is worth the long wait and definitely a Pinoy pride!

Some of the trending topics on Twitter Philippines include #VoltesVLegacyTVPremiere, #V5LegacyTheOrigin, #V5LegacyHrothgar, #V5LegacyVoltesTeam, and #V5LegacyCampBigFalcon, “Miguel Tanfelix,” “Steve Armstrong,” “Jamie Robinson,” “Big Bert,” “Prince Zardoz,” and “Dokugaga.”

The Kapuso viewers also lauded the world-class visual effects of the program, especially the first-ever “volt in sequence.” Diehard fans also noticed its opening billboard, which pays homage to the iconic Japanese anime series, “Voltes V.”

According to some netizens on GMA Network’s YouTube channel, “The world premiere of Voltes V: Legacy was a gigantic success with its 3D battle scenes, costumes, an all-star cast and everything that is rolled in one megaserye! I was teary eyed watching this legendary TV show on Philippine television. Kaya pala ng Pinas na makipagsabayan sa mga film industry ng ibang bansa! This is definitely a REBORN MASTERPIECE!!! Voltes V is a legend. Thanks a lot GMA for this exceptional revival!”

Viewers also highlighted how the series gave more depth to its characters and storyline. Based on some comments on GMA Network’s Facebook page, “I want to praise how the story goes in Voltes V: Legacy. A lot of unanswered events have been answered in this adaptation. Para sakin kahit fan ako ng anime, approved ako sa ‘teleserye style’ narration ng VVL na inuna muna nila ang origin bago ang main story na puro bakbakan. Mas naging expansive ang narrative, malalim ang characters, at may justification.”

The live action series is produced by GMA Network in partnership with Toei Company, Ltd. and Telesuccess Productions Inc.

Acclaimed local animators from GMA’s Post Video Graphics and Audio team and Riot Inc. handled the program’s heavy CGI and other visual effects.

“Voltes V: Legacy” is produced by the award-winning GMA Entertainment Group headed by Senior Vice President Lilybeth G. Rasonable; Vice President for Drama Cheryl Ching-Sy; Assistant Vice President for Drama Helen Rose Sese; and Executive Producer Darling Pulido-Torres.

The highly-talented creative team behind this world-class live action adaptation is composed of Creative Director Aloy Adlawan; Content Development Consultant Ricky Lee; Senior Creative Consultant RJ Nuevas; Creative Consultant Denoy Navarro-Punio; Head Writer Suzette Doctolero; and Writers/Brainstormers Liberty Trinidad-Villaroman, Jake Somera, and Loi Argel Nova.

This is just the beginning of an epic battle! Catch “Voltes V: Legacy,” – under the helm of esteemed director Mark Reyes – weeknights at 8:00 p.m. on GMA Telebabad and at 9:40 p.m. on GTV.

Global Pinoys can also catch the program via GMA Pinoy TV. For more stories about the Kapuso Network, visit www.GMANetwork.com.