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Pinoys join forces for ‘Mazinger Z’

Let’s be honest: Voltes V, for a variety of reasons, is pretty much the Philippines’ national super robot, even having connections to having been pulled during martial law and returning after the 1986 revolution. But Voltes V was not the only mecha (piloted giant robot) on Filipino TV at the time. “Mazinger Z” aired every …

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The ‘Gundam’ movie set in the PH is finally here–and Jollibee is in it

After having its premiere moved around twice due to the pandemic and its release from the big screen to Netflix, “Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway” has finally debuted, and it was worth the wait, especially for Filipino Gundam fans. You see, the Philippines is the location of the animated film, a welcome convergence for the many …

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Anime fans, you have a lot to look forward to

16 anime titles—including the much-awaited ‘TRESE’— headed to Netflix         Over 100 million households around the world watched anime in the past year,” said Taiki Sakurai, Netflix’s chief producer for anime.  According to Sakurai, they’ve seen a 50-percent growth year on year in subscribers who have been watching anime. Anime titles have …

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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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PH is the setting of next ‘Gundam’ anime; but release delayed indefinitely

The Philippines is the location of the action in the next “Mobile Suit Gundam” animated film, a convergence that will be very welcome to the republic of “Gundam” fans in the country. “Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway” was supposed to be released in Japan on July 23 by Bandai and animation studio Sunrise and is the …

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‘Castlevania,’ ‘Ghost in the Shell,’ and other anime you can stream on Netflix

April 15 is Anime Day. What better way to celebrate the day than by watching some Japanese animation?  Here’s the list of what you can stream on Netflix.     ‘Sol Levante’ In this animated short, a young warrior and her familiar search for the sacred place are said to fulfill wishes. It’s best not to anger …

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