Terrestrial broadcaster GMA Network has announced that the classic mecha anime Voltes V is set to return to Philippine television starting Monday, March 27.
The anime will air every Monday to Friday mornings at 08:25am, right after Yu Yu Hakusho.
GMA News also reported on Wednesday that the popular anime will feature new voices from the network’s celebrity roster.
Derrick Monasterio as Kenichi Gou / Steve Armstrong
Hiro Peralta as Daijirou Gou / Big Bert Armstrong
Bea Binene as Megumi Oka / Jamie Robinson
Jak Roberto as Ippei Mine / Mark Gordon
Ken Chan as Prince Heinell / Prince Zardos
You may watch the news segment regarding the celebrity dubbers on this video:
According to the network, the re-airing of Voltes V will be in conjunction to the show’s 40th anniversary, which premiered on Japanese television in 1977.
The 2017 re-airing will be the fifth dubbed version of the popular anime series since it was first aired in the country in 1978, as well as the second celebrity-dubbed version since HEROtv’s “Voltes V Evolution” dub in 2006, produced by ABS-CBN, which featured voices of Dennis Trillo, Sandara Park and Michael De Mesa.
The 1999 version, which was dubbed in English and Filipino, is currently available on iflix video streaming service together with several Telesuccess titles.
As previously reported, the new dubbed version has been in the works since 2015, when Ken Chan posted on his Facebook page that he is voicing the main villain “Prince Heinell”, locally known as “Prince Zardos”.
The overall rights for Voltes V remain with Telesuccess Productions, but the show’s re-dubbing is handled by Alta Productions, Inc., the post-production subsidiary of GMA Network.