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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 10, 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 in its timeslot.

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 characters

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

Home media release

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


Template:Main 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]


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  3. Anarcon, James Patrick (February 26, 2019). WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Original teleserye leading ladies.
  4. Calderon, Ricky (November 18, 2005). 2nd Golden Screen Awardees bared.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Lorenzo, Alfie. 'Encantadia' umaariba hanggang Amerika. Telebisyon.net.
  6. Francisco, Butch. "The Box-Office Entertainment Awards", February 23, 2006. 
  7. 2006 International Television Programming & Promotion Awards Winners Credits. New York Festivals.
  8. The Sanggres on DVD. GMA Network (June 18, 2008).
  9. "Encantadia" search on Toronto Public Library. Toronto Public Library.
  10. Anarcon, James Patrick. "Encantadia set to make TV comeback on GMA-7 in 2016", November 6, 2015. 
  11. "Encantadia set for GMA-7 return?", November 5, 2015. 
  12. "Marian Rivera to be part of new 'Encantadia'", February 16, 2016. 
  13. Meet the 4 new sang'gres of the 'Encantadia' 2016 reboot. Rappler (April 4, 2016).

External links

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