During an interview with the entertainment press at the Marcos Mansion in San Juan recently, the senator was asked about the sudden disappearance of the anime series on GMA Network.
She recalled that she was angry when Voltes V was banned on Philippine television in 1979 and went on to explain why her father had to do so. According to the senator, her father was advised by child psychologists and educators at that time.
For her, the banning of the popular Japanese anime series was the first incident of “political rectitude”.
The senator also said that she will argue that Voltes V is one of the “greatest stories in the world”, but the kids at that time were so in love with the anime series that they started attacking other people.
Senator Imee Marcos, who also loves to read comics, said that the same thing also happened to “Sesame Street” – a popular educational children’s series in the United States.
Meanwhile, a live-action television series adaptation of the popular Japanese anime series titled “Voltes V: Legacy” is set to air on GMA Network in 2023.