GMA-7 stars Rayver, Rodjun Cruz reunite with members of defunct ABS-CBN boy group Anime

by James Patrick Anarcon
Sep 23, 2019
15 years after the group was first launched, ABS-CBN's all-male dance group Anime had a mini-reunion. Members present during the reunion were (L-R, right frame) Emman Abeleda, John Wayne Sace, Rayver Cruz, Rodjun Cruz, and Sergio Garcia.
PHOTO/S: File Photo / @sacejohnwayne9 on Instagram

Remember ABS-CBN's all-male dance group, Anime?

The defunct dance group had a mini-reunion with five of its seven members last week.

Brothers Rayver and Rodjun Cruz, who are now both with GMA-7, posted photos and videos on their Instagram accounts last Thursday, September 18.

Members John Wayne Sace, Sergio Garcia, and Emman Abeleda, who are now inactive in showbiz, were also present at the reunion.

Former FPJ's Ang Probinsyano actor Mhyco Aquino and GMA-7 actor Mico Aytona were not able to make it to the reunion.

Rodjun wrote on his Instagram post, "Anime Reunion! Miss namin kayo Mhyco & Mico. Next time complete na tayo. Brothers for Life"

Continue reading below ↓

Rayver posted a video showcasing the dance moves of the group, 15 years after they were first launched by ABS-CBN's Star Magic.

Rayver wrote in the caption, "Reunion last night with the brothers so we just decided to hit it haha kayang kaya pa!!!! Nxt time kumpleto na tayo"

Rodjun also posted the same video on Instagram and wrote in the caption, "'The Anime' @rayvercruz @sacejohnwayne @sergiogarciaxx #Emmanabeleda Mismo parin kahit biglaang sayaw tayo kagabi. Walang Kupas! Kakamiss. Love you brothers"

Continue reading below ↓

John Wayne and Sergio also posted photos of the reunion on their Instagram accounts.

Continue reading below ↓

Anime was an all-male dance group launched in 2004 by ABS-CBN and its talent arm, Star Magic. They regularly performed in the Sunday variety program, ASAP, and later, in its supplementary youth-oriented version, ASAP Fanatic.

Continue reading below ↓

In 2007, the group went separate ways, especially when ABS-CBN started grooming Rayver and John Wayne as leading men.

Years later, Rayver and Rodjun were the only ones who remained active in show business.

Both have now transferred to GMA-7, where they first started their careers. Rodjun transferred in 2013, and Rayver followed in 2018.

Mhyco, Mico, and John Wayne would do occasional TV guest appearances in ABS-CBN and GMA-7 shows.

In 2017, when Rayver was still a Kapamilya, some members of Anime were able to reunite on the ASAP stage for the 25th anniversary of Star Magic. Mico, Mhyco, Sergio, and John Wayne were present during the celebration.

Read Next
Recommended Videos
Latest Stories
Trending in Summit Media Network

Featured Searches:

Read the Story →
15 years after the group was first launched, ABS-CBN's all-male dance group Anime had a mini-reunion. Members present during the reunion were (L-R, right frame) Emman Abeleda, John Wayne Sace, Rayver Cruz, Rodjun Cruz, and Sergio Garcia.
PHOTO/S: File Photo / @sacejohnwayne9 on Instagram
  • This article was created by . Edits have been made by the PEP.ph editors.
    Poll

    View Results
    Total Votes: 12,184
  • 50%
  • View Results