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Anime has become part of the usual daily routine of millennials and Gen-Z growing up. This might be the reason why a lot of people are excited when the Japanese television network TV Asahi and the local animation and game development studio Synergy88 announced an anime project, Barangay 143.
Barangay 143 is a sports-oriented anime series featuring basketball, a widely known sport in the country. It is the first-ever Philippine-made anime started two years ago. It proposed the primary scene may air on the 13th of October on GMA network.
Barangay 143 features the story of Bren Park, an emerging Korean basketball star searching for his biological father, leading him to the Philippines. He then met an unlikely family and a group of misfits in his stay in Tondo. Bren joins a high school basketball team to help them redeem honor in their hometown through playing the sport.
Celebrities are voicing the characters in the animated series. Migo Adecer will voice Bren; Julie Anne San Jose voices the all-around team manager Vicky; Ruru Madrid dubs the rival Wax; the Heneral Luna actor John Arcilla will voice Coach B. Edu Manzano is the commissioner, and Cherie Gil voices Sophia.
Barangay 143 Game App Free on PlayStore
Fans can enjoy Barangay 143 not just as a TV Series but digitally, in print and as consumer products. The Barangay 143 Street League mobile game is already available on the Google Play Store for Android and the iOS App Store. The narrative story within the mobile game leads to the suspense and drama that drives the story for the upcoming TV Series.
Barangay 143 is associated with similar famous Japanese anime TV series like Slamdunk and Kuroko no Basket. Hopefully, the new anime will feature the best of our own.
ABOUT SYNERGY88 ENTERTAINMENT
The Synergy88 Group of Companies is one of the leading content creators in the Philippines. In recent times the group has become the leader in creating content for the youth audiences. The company is widely known worldwide for its children’s animated content with its shows on air in more than 100 countries. Its children’s content portfolio includes popular shows like George of the Jungle, The Kids of Seagull Street, Tilda Appleseed and more. Synergy88 has also lent its name and talent to cutting-edge platform games like Gears of War 4 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Games. The group has already cemented its place as the leading mobile games developer in the Philippines and is soon to announce a host of live-action TV and film projects – all of which target the millennial audiences.
ABOUT AUGUST MEDIA HOLDINGS
August Media Holdings creates and manages high quality intellectual properties for Kid and Youth audiences. Together with its rights management arm – August Rights, the company has built itself a library of some global iconic brands. Some of the brands in the August Media kitty include George of the Jungle, Ella Bella Bingo, Tilda Appleseed, The Kids from Seagull Street and others that are now on worldwide.
In recent years the company has also diversified along the media vertical to now include among others – a joint venture with Synergy88 (Philippines) – ASI Studios in Manila for animation production, the company is poised to grow into an integrated media house that takes its properties across platforms including Television, Publishing, Mobile and Interactive for a complete 360° leverage.
ABOUT TV ASAHI
TV Asahi Corporation, the main company of TV Asahi Holdings Corporation, is a leading media and content powerhouse headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It operates the top-rating terrestrial channel as well as cooperates with the three satellites channels owned and operated by its group companies. Besides top-rated drama and unique and compelling variety shows, TV Asahi delivers top-rated animation series including “Doraemon” and “Shin chan”. Through Shin-ei Animation, its wholly-owned animation arm, TV Asahi continues to strengthen and develop fresh and innovative animation shows for Japan and the world.
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Barangay 143 will air on GMA 7 this October 2018. For more information on the anime, visit the Barangay 143 official website and Facebook page.