Encantadia (2005 TV series)

Encantadia is a 2005 Philippine television drama fantasy series broadcast by GMA Network. The series is the first installment of the Encantadia franchise. Directed by Mark A. Reyes, it stars Sunshine Dizon, Iza Calzado, Karylle, Diana Zubiri, Dingdong Dantes and Jennylyn Mercado. It premiered on May 2, 2005 on the network's Telebabad line up. The series concluded on December 9, 2005 with a total of 160 episodes. It was replaced by Etheria: Ang Ikalimang Kaharian ng Encantadia in its timeslot.

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Title card
Created bySuzette Doctolero
Written by
  • Suzette Doctolero
  • Joseph Balboa
  • Anna Aleta Nadela
Directed byMark A. Reyes
ComposerTata Betita
Country of originPhilippines
Original languageTagalog
No. of episodes160
Executive producers
  • Redgynn Alba
  • Mona C. Mayuga
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time22-39 minutes
Production companyGMA Entertainment TV
Original networkGMA Network
Picture formatNTSC
Original releaseMay 2 (2005-05-02) –
December 9, 2005 (2005-12-09)

The series is streaming online on YouTube.[1]


In the land of Encantadia, the Sang'gre sisters Alena, Danaya, Amihan and Pirena are designated guardians of four kingdoms within Encantadia. Trusted by the four gems that will keel the peace in the entire land. The ambition of Pirena will destroy this peace. It is one against three, it is sister against sisters.[2]

Cast and charactersEdit

Dingdong Dantes
Iza Calzado
Jennylyn Mercado
Yasmien Kurdi
Lead cast
Supporting cast
Recurring cast
Guest cast


According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Mega Manila household television ratings, the pilot episode of Encantadia earned a 45.9% rating. The series had its highest rating with a 51.7% rating.


Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2005 Asian Television Awards Best Original Music Score: Highly Commended Encantadia Won
Golden Screen TV Awards - ENPRESS, Inc.[4] Outstanding Drama Series Won
Outstanding Lead Actress Sunshine Dizon Won
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Dawn Zulueta Won
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Pen Medina Won
Alfred Vargas Won
Outstanding Director for a Drama Series Mark Reyes
Gil Tejada
Gawad America Awards[5] Best TV Series/Soap Opera Encantadia Won
Best Actress Sunshine Dizon Won
Best Director Mark Reyes Won
USTv Student's Choice Awards - University of Santo Tomas Student's Choice of Drama Series Encantadia Won
Student's Choice of Best Actress Iza Calzado Won
Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation Box-Office Entertainment Awards[6] Most Popular Television Program Encantadia Won
Most Popular Television Director Mark Reyes
Gil Tejada
K-Zone Magazine[5] Most Favorite TV Show Encantadia Won
2006 New York Festivals for Television Programming and Promotions[7] Best Lighting Category (finalist) Won
iFM 93.9 Music Awards Best Duet Performance Karylle
Jerome John Hughes
20th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Primetime Drama Series Encantadia Nominated
Best Drama Actress Sunshine Dizon Nominated
Best New Male TV Personality Marky Cielo Nominated

Home media releaseEdit

On March 4, 2008, GMA Records released the series on DVD.[8] The 160 episodes are divided into 12 volumes of DVDs.[9]


Encantadia was rebooted in 2016 by GMA Entertainment TV.[10][11] Marian Rivera played the role of Mine-a.[12] While the four lead roles were portrayed by Kylie Padilla, Gabbi Garcia, Sanya Lopez and Glaiza de Castro.[13]


  1. ^ "Encantadia Book 1 (Full Episodes) - YouTube". Retrieved February 16, 2018.
  2. ^ "Encantadia 2005". Retrieved April 5, 2018.
  3. ^ Anarcon, James Patrick (February 26, 2019). "WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Original teleserye leading ladies". Retrieved May 18, 2020.
  4. ^ Calderon, Ricky (November 18, 2005). "2nd Golden Screen Awardees bared". Philippine Star. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
  5. ^ a b Lorenzo, Alfie. "'Encantadia' umaariba hanggang Amerika". Telebisyon.net. Archived from the original on April 9, 2014. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
  6. ^ Francisco, Butch (February 23, 2006). "The Box-Office Entertainment Awards". Philippine Star. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
  7. ^ "2006 International Television Programming & Promotion Awards Winners Credits" (PDF). New York Festivals. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
  8. ^ "The Sanggres on DVD". gmanetwork.com. GMA Network. June 18, 2008. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  9. ^ ""Encantadia" search on Toronto Public Library". Official website of Toronto Public Library. Toronto Public Library. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  10. ^ Anarcon, James Patrick (November 6, 2015). "Encantadia set to make TV comeback on GMA-7 in 2016". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Archived from the original on February 21, 2016. Retrieved February 17, 2016.
  11. ^ "Encantadia set for GMA-7 return?". GMA News Online. November 5, 2015. Retrieved February 17, 2016.
  12. ^ "Marian Rivera to be part of new 'Encantadia'". The Philippine Star. February 16, 2016. Retrieved February 17, 2016.
  13. ^ "Meet the 4 new sang'gres of the 'Encantadia' 2016 reboot". rappler.com. Rappler. April 4, 2016. Retrieved May 3, 2016.

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