[LOOK] The new 'Encantadia': Concept art, costumes unveiled
MANILA, Philippines – After the cast of the 2016 Encantadia reboot was announced Monday, April 4, Noel Layon Flores, the head set designer of the show, unveiled concept art from the upcoming series – including some of the costumes that the 4 sang'gres will wear in battle.
Here's a look at the intricate clothes that the denizens of Sapiro, Adamya, Hathoria, and Lireo will wear. These details will help build the incredible world of Encantadia.
As the Enchanta saying goes: Asnamon voyanazar!
Pirena (Glaiza de Castro)
About Pirena's outfit, Noel wrote: "This is one of 7 iterations of the character's look. It follows the silhouette of the old design but carries the new texture that is identifiable to the new Lireo culture."
He also said that her weapons have names: "The long sword is called 'Baga'. The short sword is called 'Siklab.' There is more to these swords than you might think."
"This is one of 7 iterations of the character's look. It follows the silhouette of the old design but carries the new texture that is identifiable to the new Lireo culture. By the way, #Pirena's weapons have names. The long sword is called "BAGA". The Short sword is called "SIKLAB". There is more to these swords than you might think." - Noel Flores (Photo from facebook.com/noel.layon.flores)
Amihan (Kylie Padilla)
Noel described Amihan's look: "This is a nod to Amihan's 2005 look. One of 8 iterations of the diwata. Yeah. You read it right. Amihan and the other sisters will have different armor designs as the TV series [progresses]."
Alena (Gabbi Garcia)
"This is one of four armor designs that will be used through out the series. And Alena has a new weapon - a pilum named Agos," Noel wrote.
Danaya (Sanya Lopez)
"Danaya. The odd one of the four sisters," wrote Noel. "She carries a different texture. This is one of eight of Danaya's character level-ups."
Here are the other costumes of the cast that have been posted online:
Hagorn (John Arcilla)
Aquil (Rocco Nacino)
Ybarro/Ybrahim (Ruru Madrid)
"The Lost Prince" Ybarro / Prinsepe Ybrahim Isang malaking karangalan sa akin ang maging Part ng Encantadia At gampanan ang role ni Ybarro na dating ginampanan ni Dingdong Dantes.Hindi lang ako masaya para sa sarili ko masaya din ako para sa aking kaloveteam na gaganap bilang Alena masaya din ako para sa mga GabRu supporters dahil natupad din ang kanilang mga panalangin..Asahan niyo po na lalo po kami magpupursigi na pagndahin Encantadia at ibibigay po namin ang best namin para kayo po ay matuwa .. Salamat po ng marami "Avisala"
Agane (Rochelle Pangilinan)
Hitano (Pancho Magno)
Here's the map of the 4 kingdoms of Encantadia.
For now, I would dare not imagine how the remaining three fourth of this would be revealed.. pic.twitter.com/cpm6hFiCQB— Noel Flores (@Atongwali) April 5, 2016
Marian Rivera will take on the role of Ynang Reyna, Mine-a, the mother of the 4 gem keepers. Meanwhile, Dingdong Dantes, who played Ybarro/Ybrahim in the original series, will play Raquim, the prince of Sapiro and Amihan's father.
Encatandia was a popular "fantaserye" which first aired in 2005, and spawned two sequel series, Etheria: Ang Ikalimang Kaharian ng Encantadia and Encantadia: Pag-Ibig Hanggang Wakas. The cast included Sunshine Dizon, Iza Calzado, Karylle, and Diana Zubiri who played the 4 gem keepers.
A second saga of the show was scheduled some time in 2010, but did not push through. – Rappler.com