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‘Super Random’ Episode V: How ‘Voltes V’ became No. 1 in PH before it was banned

Even though it is a Japanese creation, Voltes V is a Pinoy pop culture treasure, the national super robot, so to speak. As you’ll find out in the newest episode of the “Super Random” podcast, Voltes V’s connection to the Philippines is a fascinating tale of Japanese animation company Toei Col. LTD., Filipino licensing company …

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The Pinoys’ fave foreign tunes play on ‘Super Random’

“Super Random,” the Inquirer Podcast powered by PumaPodcast on Pinoy pop culture hosted by Super associate editor and obsessive fanboy supreme Ruel S. De Vera takes a spin on music this time–on those songs that found a lasting home on Philippine radio and in Filipino ears—even if they were made by foreign artists and were …

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It’s ‘Ang TV’ time on the ‘Super Random’ podcast

“Super Random,” the newest Inquirer podcast, powered by PumaPodcast, travels back to 4:30 p.m. in the afternoon in the 1990s with its newest episode, “Super Random: Ano ang ‘Ang TV?’” The podcast’s first episode, “Super Random This is ‘That’s Entertainment’” introduced the ground-breaking GMA-7 show led by German “Kuya Germs” Moreno had launched the teen-star …

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New ‘Super Random’ podcast revisits ‘That’s Entertainment’

The newest Inquirer Podcast, powered by PumaPodcast, explores the entertainment on the TV and the radio from the 1970s to the current the way only Super can Growing up anytime from the 1970s to the 2010s, Pinoy kids were defined by the precise kind of pop culture that they absorbed. It got deep into their …

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Lee Min-ho in ‘Boys Over Flowers,’ Gong Yoo in ‘Coffee Prince’ and the other K-drama stars’ breakout roles

Korean actors and actresses have taken over the world, but every one of them had that one role that defined that, allowed them to stand out from the crowd of aspiring stars and become household names. They would go on to bigger roles and many other projects, but these are the ones they are remembered …

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Toei launches English-subbed ‘Tokusatsu’ YouTube channel

Even if you don’t know what the Japanese word “tokusatsu” means, you’ll know it immediately when you see it. “Tokusatsu” literally means “special effects,” and it is used to refer to a specific genre of Japanese TV—live action science fiction series with wire work, costumes and green screens—which are identified with Japanese culture. This genre …

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