His first major adult role came in the fantasy series Encantadia (2005-) which has been a bit more successful than Rounin , with 256 episodes to date.
He played Ybarro, a bandit, who falls in love with a diwata, a fairy-like being from Philippine folklore who lives in another dimension. It turns out that he is really Ybrahim, lost heir of the Kingdom of Sapiro.
He also got Arthur a role in Eternity (2006), about a pair of star-crossed lovers (Dingdong Dantes, Iza Calzado) who transcend time and space. Arthur played his cousin and best friend Demetrio.
You can see it on youtube, but you have to speak Tagalog.
With all that brotherly love and courting of gay fans, one wonders if the two are a couple?
Guess not. Dingdong is engaged to Marian Rivera, and although Arthur Solinap claims to be a "gay magnet," his gay friends are just friends.