|Image: Barangay 143|
MANILA, Philippines - To all Filipino anime fans out there, there is something you can be proud of. Filipino made anime series ‘Barangay 143’ will air on October 13, 2018 in GMA-7 after two years of making and intensive preparations.
The show is made possible by Synergy88, a Philippine-based animation and game development studio and Singapore-based company August Media Holdings. Japanese television network TV Asahi also produced the show.
According to their official website, Barangay 143 is a feel-good coming of age story of a young Korean boy whose search for his father brings him to the Philippines. Lost and desperate for answers, he finds an unlikely family in a team of misfits whose only ambition is to bring glory to their hometown. It's a story about love and family set against the action-packed world of street basketball.
|From left to right: Takahiro Kishimoto of TV Asahi, Jacqueline Chua of Synergy88 Studios, Jyotirmoy Saha of August Media and Joey Abacan of GMA-7|
“There’s gonna be love and jealousy. The story goes through a complex webs of ups and down. It has a serious mode of human drama. The drama that people can relate today easily in the Philippines. There is a love main couple, love triangle, there is jealousy, and there is other woman. All of that.” August Media Holding CEO Jyotirmoy Saha shared during the media launch last July 17, 2018.”
“GMA is the home of anime and we are also known for our drama. We are very excited since some of the stars who will be the voice of the anime is from GMA-7”, GMA Network’s Head of Acquisition Department Joey Abacan told the press.
The series is made by Filipino talents but also utilized manpower from other countries such as Malaysia, Korea, USA, Singapore and Japan. The production started in 2016. The producers plan to air the show outside the Philippines as well.
|The voice behind the show. From left to right: Paolo Contis, Raver Eda, John Arcilla, Julie Anne San Jose, Migo Adecer, Kelley Day, Ruru Madrid, Cheri Gil, and Sylvia Sanchez.|
During the media launch held last July 17 at The Elements, Eton Centris, Quezon City, the producers revealed who will bring life the characters by lending their voice. The voice stars are Paolo Contis, Raver Eda, John Arcilla, Julie Anne San Jose, Migo Adecer, Kelley Day, Ruru Madrid, Cheri Gil, Sylvia Sanchez and among others.