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Barangay 143 Filipino Basketball Anime Reveals Trailer, Cast

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
GMA Network to air anime series, with plans for overseas airing, web comic series

August Media Holdings, Synergy 88, and TV Asahi hosted a launch event for Barangay 143, its Philippine-targeted basketball television anime, on July 17. The event debuted a trailer and the cast for the anime, and revealed that it will air on the GMA Network.

The cast includes:

  • MIGO Adacer as Bren T. Park
  • Julie Anne San Jose as Vicky
  • Ruru Madrid as Wax
  • Cherie Gil as Sophia
  • Kelly Day as Jinri
  • John Arcilla as Coach B
  • Sylvia Sanchez as Tita Baby
  • Paolo Contis as Koboy
  • Raver Eda as Buchoy

The event did not reveal the premiere date and time slot for the anime, but GMA Network's Jose Mari Abacan only commented that it will be "suitable for something big like this." August Media CEO Jyotirmoy Saha confirmed that the project is planned to be shown in locations outside the Philippines.

The project will also get a web comic series. It already received a smartphone game that launched last year.

Synergy88 describes the anime:

Barangay 143 is a gritty story where the stakes are high, about never giving up and a game called life. Bren Park who loves basketball rejects his destiny to become a great player when tragedy strikes his family. He swears never to play basketball again and journeys to the Philippines where he finds his way back to himself, his heart and the game. In Manila, legendary basketball coach, Coach B seeks justice for the death of his son. He begins by using the very game that took his son from him, to find the culprits and bring down a syndicate. But he needs a captain, a leader who will take his ragtag team of misfit players to victory. Tied by their tragic loss and by the game that took everything away from them, Bren and Coach B soon through basketball find peace, justice, forgiveness, redemption and love.

TV Asahi is collaborating with Philippine animation and game developer Synergy88. TV Asahi is handling character design and direction on the Japanese side, while Synergy88 is writing the scripts and handling production.

Source: Barangay 143 launch event, Anime Pilipinas (JM Melegrito)

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