Exactly two years ago, local television station GMA Network released a teaser of Voltes V Legacy, a live-action adaptation of the 70s super robot series. If you want to be reminded of my unsolicited thoughts, you can check out this post. A lot of things happened since that initial teaser, including a freaking pandemic we’re still struggling to get out of. But low and behold, the show is still in production and in fact, they’ve released a new featurette that shows more of the human cast and some behind the scenes looks.
You can check out the featurette below.
I have admitted before that the CGI they used doesn’t look cheap when compared to other productions from the station. On the other hand, the physical sets are definitely not the best, but passable for local TV standards. They’ve repeatedly mentioned how they have to get approval from TOEI during each step of the production so I guess that has brought more quality. It’s not premium TV looking like those seen in The Witcher or Marvel Studios’ Disney+ shows, but you can see the effort they’re bringing into this production. And for someone who doesn’t consume a lot of local media nowadays, I am impressed.
That said, the only nitpick I have, outside of the physical sets, is are the in-cockpit shots of the pilots. You can really see they’re sitting in front of a green screen. Anyway, that’s enough ranting from me, here are some screenshots of the impressive CG.
As I mentioned before, I wouldn’t mind getting a toy of this design. Anyway, Voltes V Legacy has yet to receive a final broadcast premiere as of this post. But I am curious to see how it will turn out, and I’m seriously hoping it doesn’t have any of the usual shenanigans seen on local TV shows.