The Elemental Magic Circles

In the beginning, there was only one gem called the “Inang Brilyante”. This was bestowed by the Bathalang Emre to the Encantados in which the power of their world resides. This gem hovers on a geometric pattern called the Devas Circle. Depicted like a transmutation circle in alchemy, it signifies the power of the artifact…

Ang Pagbabalik ng Alaala ng Encantadia Tungkol Kay Lira

Hindi ito canon. Ito ay isang maikling kuwento (fanfiction) lang na pinukaw ng aking theory kung paano maibabalik ang nawalang alaala gawa ng isang bathaluman. Sa ika-110 na episode ng Encantadia (December 16, 2016), naibalik na ang Brilyante ng Tubig kay Sang’gre Alena pagkaraan ng mahabang panahon. Si Lira naman ay nakabaon pa rin sa limot dahil…

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…

Ang Dalawang Luntaie

Si Cassiopea ay nagkakamali rin. Naging reyna ng Lireo si LilaSari, taliwas sa sinabi niya noon. Hindi rin naabot ng kanyang tanaw ang pagkakaroon ng ikalimang brilyante. Dahil sa pabago-bagong kinabukasan ng Encantadia, maaari rin kayang hindi nakita ni Mata na ang bilang ng Tagapagligtas ng Encantadia – ng Luntaie – ay hindi lamang isa…

Ang Hiwaga ng Musika sa Encantadia

A show like Encantadia only comes once in a decade. Literally. Well, we have the duology of Amaya and Indio as epicseryes that dared break the boundaries and change the landscape of TV, but nothing so far has made a mark like Encantadia. With that in mind, it is so strange that it is so…

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…

Analysis and Theories on the Encantadia Full Trailer

Encantadia’s 2-minute full trailer was built upon the mega-teaser. Though the latter was heavy on clips that featured no dialogue nor voiceover, the intensity and excitement was sustained by the iconic musical score titled “Tadhana”, sung by no less than award-winning cultural singer Bayang Barrios. The full trailer, on the other hand, gave us new…

Breakdown and Analysis of the Encantadia Mega-Teaser: Part Two

What’s that? Yes! It’s time for the long overdue second part of our breakdown of Encantadia’s mega-teaser! Some Recap on the Technical Stuff: The first minute of the mega-teaser (Sang’gre Training) is color-graded. Color grading is confirmed to be implemented in post-production. Encantadia is shot in widescreen high definition but it is set to be…

Breakdown and Analysis of the Encantadia Mega-Teaser – Part One

Mega-teaser, teaser-trailer, first official trailer… whatever you may call it, it’s here: the cinematic that was released in Encantadia’s “day one” at ToyCon. Without further ado, let’s do the breakdown! The Prologue The prologue spanned the first minute of the video. It is dark and as a matter of fact the only noticeable color-graded part…