Suzette Doctolero defends love story angle in the live-action adaptation of ‘Voltes V’ - TrueID

Suzette Doctolero defends love story angle in the live-action adaptation of ‘Voltes V’

LionhearTVJanuary 4, 2023

Kapuso head writer for TV series, Suzette Doctolero took to social media to defend GMA Network’s Voltes V from the latest tirades from critics.

In a Facebook post on Monday, January 2, Doctolero explained why they had to insert a love story angle in the live adaptation of the classic Japanese cartoon series Voltes V.

“On V5. May reaction: bakit may love story at agawan?

“Sagot: manood muna bago mag Maritess at gumawa na naman ng sariling haka haka at mga hula (kahit hindi naman manghuhula).

The feisty Kapuso creative said that while the original cartoon series didn’t dwell on a love angle because it was intended to cater to children as its audience, the live adaptation targets all ages, most especially teens.

“True, walang love story doon sa anime kasi pambata iyon. Cartoons ang tawag naming mga golden era V5 fans. Wala talagang love story sa cartoons na ang target ay kids. Sinong lokong “cartoons” maker ang gagawa nun?”

She added that they need to humanize the characters since it is a live-action series, unlike the cartoon version.

“Pero dahil ito ay LIVE adaptations, at ang target ay all ages (mula bata hanggang matanda), kaya ginawa naming mas “humanized” ang mga characters. At bilang ang REYALIDAD ay mga kabataang guwapo at magaganda sina Steve, Big Bird, Mark at Jamee kaya yes, may love story. Na hindi malaking part sa kuwento pero mayroon. Imposibleng wala! ”

“Iba ang anime sa live adaptations. Kasama sa pagsusulat ng live adaptations ang adjustment na gawin silang tao as much as possible. Tao, okey? Hindi cartoons.”

Netizens, meanwhile, are divided on the topic, with some criticizing it because it deviates from the original story. But others, especially loyal Kapuso supporters, also defended the move.

“The trailer is good, graphics, CGI & the action. Kaso hindi talaga mawala-wala sa mga palabas nila ang “LANDI’AN”

“Nilagyan na naman ng love story angle yung Voltes V in pinoy fashion. Aside from that, it looks good,” wrote @heycarlxyz.

“Ang ganda nung CGI Hope masustain ung quality for nightly releases Hopefully, ndi masyadong mahighlight ung “love triangle”, sawa na ako sa ganitong plot, pls lang I dont remember much of the plot/story of Voltes V, other than the fight scenes and ung plot twist,” @arya_v6 tweeted.

@dompy_roldan also shared his thoughts, “Ang ganda nung CGI Hope masustain ung quality for nightly releases Hopefully, ndi masyadong mahighlight ung “love triangle”, sawa na ako sa ganitong plot, pls lang I dont remember much of the plot/story of Voltes V, other than the fight scenes and ung plot twist”

“At kung gusto n’yo rin i-target sa bata ang live adaptation ng Voltes V, sana di n’yo na nilagyan ng love story nga, haha! Wag n’yo turuang magjowa-jowa nang bata pa, LOL! ”

@yatchiichoi707 said, “The only part i feel iffy about in the voltes v legacy is the love triangle plot ^^;; i don’t mind romance but they’re putting those again for the sake of making the story interesting, when it’s not. Jamie and Steve are already great characters w/out the romance.”

“Gusto ko niyong scene sa paris eiffel tower at sigaw sa huli nakaka goosebumps grabe pinagkagastusan, concern kolang sana hindi masira ang story ni voltes v kase mukhang may love story between steve at jaime sasabihin kolang walang pagtingin si jamie or steve sa isat isa,”  @zandra_rii01 tweeted.

@kylevolleyball mocked, “tawang tawa ako dun sa mga nagsasabi bakit may love story at drama.. jusko yung Voltes V punong puno ng drama lalo nung nakaman nilang magkaptid si steve at zardoz.. taps may love triangle pa jan hahahahahahahah”

“Tanga ka ba kahit sa original na voltes v may drama at Love story talaga yan. Jusko maka basha lang bugok,” @the_leech13 defended.

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