The Promise of Mulawin VS Ravena (Teaser Review)

May 5, 2017, we witnessed the first teaser of the next big thing in GMA’s primetime block: Mulawin VS. Ravena. It is so fateful that Encantadia concludes its run on the same month the original series aired in 2006, to give way to the first breakthrough fantasy series of GMA that ushered in a golden…

The Most Significant Change In Encantadia In The Last 11 Years

I don’t really know why I am writing this. I don’t write about love teams, real or fictional. Maybe I write this now because I am the first to use the hashtag, #AzPiren, in social media posts and the first to make a meme out of the photos of this newest Encantadia couple. And as…

Ang Ouroboros: Sagisag ng Etheria

In the past episodes of Encantadia, a recurring symbol can be seen engraved on the crates that nestle the bones of the dead followers of Bathalumang Ether. Each coffin has a common insignia: two serpents intertwining and biting each other’s tails. From afar, one can notice that these two snakes form two infinities. This symbol…

10 Insane Encantadia Apps that Actually Exist!

Encantadia 2016 marks a lot of firsts for Philippine TV. Set in the Digital Age as a backdrop, it even incorporated to the story the use of smartphone to convey Lira’s obsession with selfies and Amihan’s fascination to gadgets when the Diwatas are in search for the missing Sang’gre Alena. Days after the comeback of…

Bagong Kapangyarihan ng Brilyante ng Tubig

Episode 64. The sang’gres (at least the remaining three of them, as Alena has been reduced to a poor turtle to heal) won’t stop at nothing to execute their plans. In an attempt to effortlessly talk to Amihan, Pirena asks the Brilyante ng Tubig to be a bridge between them. And so the gem exhibits…

Why Encantadia’s OST Is Entitled “Maghihintay”

Yesterday, the title of the official love theme song of Encantadia 2016 was revealed. “Maghihintay” will be heard for the very first time tonight, after 28 episodes (or more than one month). #MillenialMoment “Maghihintay”, as a song title, sounds like your average soap opera theme songs, which for afternoon and a couple of primetime dramas,…

Ang Simula ng Encantadia (Full Transcript)

Noong unang panahon, may tatlong bathala na nanirahan sa ating mundo… …Sina Emre, Arde, at Ether. Ngunit nang makita nila ang mga sinaunang tao sa mundo, hindi sila nasiyahan. Ang nakita nila’y mga mababang uri ng nilalang, mga barbaro na kailangan pang magtrabaho upang mabuhay, mga nilalang na walang kapangyarihan. Dahil dito, nilikha ng tatlong…

Imaw: A First-Look and a Lookback

“The old will be new again.” Yesterday, for the first time, we were given a glimpse of what Imaw will look like in Encantadia 2016. And, boy, it was unforeseen. True to his word, Direk Mark fulfilled his promise of a revamped Imaw; the new puppet has a strange new look. He is fresher. He…

Analysis of the Encantadia Weaponry Teaser

Today, the first of the “promised” upcoming teasers of Encantadia was shown during Eat Bulaga’s commercial gap. The video features various forms of weaponry that we will be seeing in the series. Some were already shown in the concept arts of Sir Noel Flores while a few looked new to our eyes. In this post,…

The Most Frequently Asked Questions about Encantadia 2016

Here are some, if not all, of the most frequently asked questions about Encantadia 2016: Will Encantadia 2016 be a remake or a sequel? It will be “requel”, a retelling and a sequel. Same premise: a world whose power rests on four elemental gems, four sisters who shall wield these gems and guard them against…

Here’s an Nchan Font for You and Me

Nchan is a phonetic script system. It’s the writing system in Encantadia, particularly of the Diwatas. This system was used along with Enchanta (the language such as “Avisala!” and “Pashnea!”) in the original series way back 2005. But not like Enchanta, the 2005 Nchan was not usable and was a mere set of arbitrary symbols….