GMA-7's new Voltes V teaser shows glimpse of Steve Armstrong

by James Patrick Anarcon
Jan 14, 2021
Who could be the Steve Armstrong of GMA-7's live-action adaptation of Voltes V?
PHOTO/S: Voltes V: Legacy (GMA-7)

TV viewers caught a glimpse of a cast member of GMA-7’s Voltes V: Legacy in the new teaser launched earlier today, January 14, 2021.

Voltes V: Legacy is the live-action adaptation of the Japanese anime series Voltes V.

The one-minute teaser showed a more enhanced computer graphics of Voltes V’s headquarters Camp Big Falcon...

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...as well as the super electromagnetic machine Voltes V taking off from its camp.

Inside was a man who seemed to be the group's leader. Kenichi Go or Steve Armstrong.

Voltes V super electromagnetic machine

However, the upper part of his face was covered by his headgear.

Steve could be heard shouting, "Let's Volt In," with voices of the other characters joining him in the last two words.

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Voltes V: Legacy steve armstrong

The teaser ended with a back shot of Voltes V all set for a fight.

Voltes V robot

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NETIZENS’ COMMENTS ON VOLTES V: Legacy

This is the second teaser of Voltes V: Legacy, which was launched more than a year after the first teaser premiered during GMA-7’s New Year Countdown in 2020.

Just like the first launch, the second teaser of Voltes V: Legacy became a trending topic on Twitter with comments from netizens who were impressed with the visual effects.

Some hoped that GMA-7 will be able to sustain the quality and will not add pinoy-teleserye elements to the series.

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There were also a few tweets saying that hopefully, Voltes V: Legacy won’t suffer the same fate as the anime’s Philippine airing.

Voltes V first aired on GMA-7 in the late '70s. However, in April 1979, before GMA-7 aired its finale, former President Ferdinand Marcos issued a directive banning the anime series due to concerns about "excessive violence," and, according to hush-hush, its underlying themes of rebellion and revolution.

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VOLTES V: LEGACY IN PRODUCTION

In a PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) exclusive interview, GMA-7 creative director Aloy Adlawan confirmed that Voltes V: Legacy is pushing through despite the pandemic.

He said, “All systems go for Voltes V. Walang instructions na whatsoever to delay.

“Siyempre na-delay lang siya kasi ang dami namin prinioritize na mga bagay, lalo na sa production, pero tuloy pa rin kami.”

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On December 3, 2020, Voltes V: Legacy director Mark Reyes posted the profiles of the actors who will portray the characters of Steve, Big Bert, Mark, and Jamie in the Pinoy version of Voltes V.

In the photos, the cast members’ measurements were taken for their V5 suits or costumes for the show.

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Who could be the Steve Armstrong of GMA-7's live-action adaptation of Voltes V?
PHOTO/S: Voltes V: Legacy (GMA-7)
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