Since its inception, Dogu Publishing has aimed to expand the reach of and introduce IPs from around the globe, driving the way for a more diverse comic book industry. The all Asian-American owned imprint under Dark Horse was founded by Stan and Julie Sakai, along with Daniel Fujii and Jeremiah Blank.
This year, they’re excited to expand the reach of Asian representation at San Diego Comic-Con by bringing the first-ever Filipino TV series panel to the convention, for Voltes V: Legacy.
Based on the 1970’s anime Voltes V created by Toei Company, this live-action adaptation follows three brothers and their friends as they fight the forces of a race of humanoid aliens, known as Boazanians, who plan to invade Earth.
The groundbreaking panel is set for Saturday, July 22 from 10am-11am in Grand 10 at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. Director Mark Reyes, Head of GMA Entertainment Group Lilybeth Rasonable, Producer Helen Sese, Telesuccess Producer Larson Chan, Vincent Gealogo GMA Post-Production, and actors Miguel Tanfelix (Steve Armstrong), Ysabel Ortega (Jamie Robinson) and Gabby Eigenmann (Commander Robinson) will all be on hand to give fans a look at the series.
[UPDATE July 14] There will also be a signing at Booth #4807, featuring Voltes V Legacy cast and creative members, including Director Mark Reyes, Miguel Tanfelix (Steve Armstrong), Ysabel Ortega (Jamie Robinson), and Gabby Eigenmann (Commander Robinson) on Saturday, July 22 from 12pm-1pm. The signing will require wristbands, and be available first come/first serve throughout the week starting Preview Night at Booth #4807.
“We’re excited to make history by bringing Voltes V: Legacy and GMA network to San Diego Comic-Con,” Jeremiah Blank, CEO of Dogu Publishing, said. “We believe in the power of stories to connect and inspire, regardless of their origin. Bringing this reimagined classic to an international stage like SDCC underscores our commitment to champion stories that resonate with audiences across cultural boundaries.”
“The inclusion of Voltes V: Legacy and GMA network at SDCC serves as a testament to the universality of storytelling. It’s not just about bringing diversity into the pop culture space; it’s about celebrating it and acknowledging its capacity to bring us together,” Daniel Fujii, President Publisher of Dogu Publishing, said.