iFlix Adds Voltes V With Both English, Tagalog Dubs
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Southeast Asian streaming service iFlix added the Voltes V anime to its service on Friday. The anime is available in both the English dub that premiered on the Philippines' GMA-7 channel in 1978 that was eventually banned, as well as the Tagalog dub that GMA-7 premiered in 1999.
The service also added the Daimos and the 2011 Hunter × Hunter anime. Daimos is available in the Tagalog dub that GMA-7 premiered in 1999. Hunter × Hunter is available in the Tagalog dub that GMA-7 premiered in 2014, although unlike the GMA-7 airing, the episodes are uncensored.
iFlix previously hinted at streaming Voltes V.
Voltes V (Chō Denji Machine Voltes V) and Daimos (Tōshō Daimos) first aired in the Philippines on GMA-7 with an English dub in 1978. With only five episodes left in the Voltes V airing, then-Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos banned Voltes V, Daimos, and other anime airing on television due to "excessive violence" (Daimos finished its airing before the banning). In 1986, after Marcos was ousted, PTV-4 began airing both series again. Voltes V also aired on ABS-CBN in 1986, and on IBC-13 in 1989 (which dubbed the first 11 episodes in Tagalog). GMA-7 aired Voltes V and Daimos again in 1999 with a Tagalog dub. Most recently, Hero TV also aired a Tagalog re-dub of Voltes V in 2005. Telesuccess Productions holds the Philippine licenses to both shows.
Chō Denji Machine Voltes V and Tōshō Daimos form the second and third part of director Tadao Nagahama's "Romance Super Robot Trilogy" (Chō Denji Robo Combattler V forms the first part). Voltes V originally aired in Japan in 1977, and Daimos originally aired in 1978.
The second television anime adaptation of Yoshihiro Togashi's Hunter × Hunter manga premiered in Japan in 2011 and ran for 148 episodes. The final episode premiered in 2014. The series retold the story of Togashi's original manga from the beginning. The story follows Gon Freecs as he strives to become a Hunter in order to find his father and to find the reason why his father abandoned him as a baby to become a Hunter.
GMA-7 began airing the anime in September 2014 with a Tagalog dub and cut scenes. The channel earlier aired the first 1999 television anime adaptation with a Tagalog dub.