Entertainment company Toei announced on Tuesday the Filipino live-action series Voltes V: Legacy will get a theatrical release in Japan.

The theatrical release, which they dubbed the “Ultra Electromagnetic Edition”, will be a compilation film scheduled for October 18, with additional scenes not included in the Original Philippine broadcast. The compilation film will be screened in both Original Tagalog Audio with Japanese subtitles, as well as Japanese dubbing.


In addition to the theatrical release, the company also announced that Voltes V: Legacy will also get a “special edition” airing on the free-to-air channel Tokyo MX in the Autumn of this year.

The company also revealed that the original Voltes V anime series will have a new blu-ray release in Japan on September 11.


Voltes V: Legacy is a Filipino live-action drama based on the popular classic mecha anime series Voltes V, produced by Toei Animation and Nippon Sunrise, which serves as the second installment of the Robot Romance Trilogy, which also includes Combattler V and Daimos.

The anime was directed by Tadao Nagahama and produced by Yoshiyuki Tomino, which was aired on Japanese television from 1977 to 1978, with a total of 40 episodes.

In the Philippines, the anime was first aired on free-to-air channel GMA-7 in 1978 in English dubbing, but was discontinued due to “excessive violence” together with several programs. After the People Power Revolution in 1986, the anime has since been re-aired by several broadcasters, which had its resurgence when it was re-aired by GMA-7 in 1999 in its primetime anime block.

The defunct anime channel HEROtv, owned by the free-to-air channel’s previous competitor ABS-CBN, aired a redubbed Tagalog version in 2006, under the name “Voltes V: Evolution”, which featured voices of local celebrities such as Dennis Trillo, Sandara Park (also known as ‘Dara’ of the K-pop group 2NE1) and Michael De Mesa.

GMA-7 then redubbed the show in 2017, featuring their own celebrity lineup including Derrick Monasterio, Bea Binene, and Ken Chan.

Telesuccess Production, the Filipino content distributor and voice acting studio of Japanese anime and Asian dramas, serves as the franchise’s long-time licensor.


Voltes V: Legacy is directed by Mark A. Reyes V and long-time ‘teleserye’ scriptwriter Suzette Doctolero as its lead scriptwriter, which was produced by Filipino production company Riot Inc. with supervision by Toei Company.

The live-action series first ran as a compilation film composed of the first 15 episodes, dubbed as Voltes V: Legacy – The Cinematic Experience, premiering in April 2023.

The live-action series made its television premiere in May 2023 and ran until September of the same year with a total of 90 episodes with 30-45 minute duration, through its free-to-air channel, YouTube, and other streaming platforms like iWant TFC and Jungo Pinoy.


The Filipino live-action series starred the following actors:

  • Miguel Tanfelix as “Steve Armstrong” (Kenichi Go)
  • Ysabel Ortega as “Jamie Robinson” (Megumi Oka)
  • Radson Flores as “Mark Gordon” (Ippei Mine)
  • Matt Lozano as “Robert ‘Big Bert’ Armstrong” (Daijiro Go)
  • Raphael Landicho as “‘Little Jon’ Armstrong” (Hiyoshi Go)

The series also featured well-known actors in supporting roles, such as Martin Del Rosario, Epy Quizon, Gabby Eigenmann, Carla Abellana and Albert Martinez, among others.