Sunday, May 18, 2008

Pinoy Maskman on ABS-CBN

I've read from a newspaper that ABS-CBN have acquired the Television Rights to do the Pinoy Adaptation of Hikari Sentai Maskman. For those who not know, Maskman is a popular Japanese live action series aired in Japan during 1987-1988., and made it's way on Philippine Television I think that was 1991 or 1992.

"Hikari Sentai" translated in Tagalog as "Light Force Maskman" the first Sentai to have a Five piece combining Robot, they call it "Mask Robot", they have another Robot called "Galaxy Robot" which transform into a Giant Trailer. It was also the first Sentai to have a sixth member who appeared in just one episode, his name was X1Mask, wearing a Green Costume. The series was about a Squadron formed by Director Sugata, a Scientist who discovered the "Aura Power" which is the main source of strength for the five members of Maskman namely Red Mask, Black Mask, Blue Mask, Yellow Mask and Pink Mask. The group was formed to protect the Earth from the Tube Empire lead by the evil Emperor Zheba. Unexpectedly "Takeru", in the Tagalog dub was named "Michael Joe" fell in love with a girl named "Mio"("Rio" in the Tagalog dub)
who was a member of the Tube Empire, later was kidnapped by the Empire and was frozen inside a block of ice.

However, Maskman was not concluded during it's airing on National TV in the Philippines, the last few episode that was shown was the Saga where Blue Mask turned into an enemy after discovering that he was a part of the Empire and got possessed by the evil powers. Maskman was shown once again on Hero Channel, a cable network owned by ABS-CBN and I think it was concluded their.

Maskman was a very popular TV series during my childhood, I remember that me along with my friends use to role play the characters of Maskman. In the ending video of Maskman, there is a scene where they are forming a glowing piece of rubber band into different shapes, that was also imitated by children.We even imitate their transform sequence. It's opening and theme songs were translated in Tagalog, we also use to sing that and up to now I can still recall the complete lyrics. I was a big fan of Maskman, so now I'll wait for ABS-CBN's adaptation and see how well they can do, I just hope they don't ruin Maskman like what GMA did with Shaider. And I do hope they can create a nice costume, visual effects and the Robots.


  1. sana hwag igaya ng abs cbn ang maskman sa zaido na talaga nmang walang kwenta s"sinira lng nila ang magandang reputasyon ni shaider"

  2. i think with the stunning visual effects they did on rounin they can pull this off. its just the idea of having twilight adapted on local television series, daymmmm!!!

  3. well i didnt like the fact na gagawin nilang tagalog version ang twilight, sobrang classic un book and its gonna be a destruction if they try to do it. id rather see them do maskman adaptation, rather than doing takipsilim the tagalog version of twilight

  4. wag na lang adaptation dapat ung mismong maskman na ung original same character para maganda di ako payag na may gawin pa sila kasi parang kahiya-hiya un para sa amin na lumaki kmi sa panahon na un so i hope that ung mismong original japanese version na lang saka puede rin naman nilang i dubbing na lang un problema ba un? kaysa naman gumawa pa ng kabulastugan at lalo pang mapasama basta ung dati pa rin wag nang palitan pa favorite ko talaga ang sentai kya di ako mkakapayag na madungisan pa panganlan nila ok sana iparating nyo to sa abs ay saka ung bioman ska masked rider black pati lahat ibalik nila para tumaas rating nila ok i'm waiting for that thanks

  5. sana maging successful rin ang abs-cbn kagaya ng armor hero( kai jia yong shi) ng taiwan... totoo sana at papatok sa mga pinoy toku fans!

  6. sna mpanood ko ulit ito....ito ang hnd ko mklmtng plbs...

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