Launching stage for the newest anime to hit the country. It is the first ever Pinoy Produced Anime Series Barangay 143
I braved the rains and floods to attend what I consider a very important event in Philippine Television. This is the launching of Barangay 143 the first ever Filipino Produced Anime Series co-produced between Synergy88, TV Asahi (Japan) and August Media Holdings (Singapore).
Starting this October anime lovers like myself will see the Pinoy anime series go on air on GMA 7 before Sunday Pina-Saya.
Street Ball Team Barangay 143 (photo credit: Barangay143 FB page)
Barangay 143 Street Ball Team 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, is here in this foreign land that 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, where the stakes are always high and life the biggest game you can win.
The brains behind Barangay 143 L to R: Takahiro Kishimoto, Head of Animation, International Business Department of TV Asahi; Jyotirmoy Saha, CEO of August Media Holdings; Jacqueline Chua, Managing Director and Co-Funder of Synergy88 Entertainment Media Inc; Joey Abacan, First Vice President, Program Management at GMA.
Jyotirmoy Saha, CEO, August Media Holdings said “Philippines has a vibrant TV and film industry with a rich culture of storytelling. Right from the onset we were determined develop the show right here so that it captures the essence of life in Manila. I am immensely proud of what we have finally created in Barangay 143”
Aside from the anime series itself, there is also the mobile game app Barangay 143 Street League which is already available on the Google Play Store for Android and the iOS App Store. The story in the mobile app is the prelude to the anime show, So if fan want to know how it all began they need to look into the game.
“Within the series, the comic strip and even the game we have tried to capture the real-life experiences of the Philippines through the art and the sounds.,” said Jackeline Chua, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Synergy88 Digital. “With Barangay 143 Street League we also created a unique experience that helps players compete with friends in cyberspace but get their wins rewarded in the real world.”