Posted July 18, 2018 by Yuri Mangahas in Anime/Manga

Filipino-made Anime Barangay 143 to Premiere this October


The first Filipino-made anime Barangay 143 is set to premiere on local shores this coming October.

The announcement was posted on the show’s official website last night with the release of a special countdown timer marking down the remaining days and hours prior to the premiere, along with the tagline “Handa na ba kayo sa liga ng buhay (Are you ready for the league of life)?”


Announced in 2016, Barangay 143 is a joint production of Japanese TV network TV Asahi, and Synergy88, a Philippine-based animation and game development studio. The show’s site also mentioned contributions from staff members in Singapore, Malaysia, Korea and the United States.

The show will feature an all- Filipino voice cast that includes celebrities Julie Anne San Jose, Edu Manzano and Cherie Gil.

The story of “Barangay 143” revolves around Bren, a young Korean boy who is looking for his father. His search eventually leads him to the Philippines where he meets and bonds with an unlikely family. He also gets to know a band of misfits living in Tondo and helps them bring glory to their hometown through basketball.

Prior to the anime’s premiere, Synergy88 released a game app called “Barangay 143: Street League” for Android and iOS. The game featured a basketball shootout mechanic where the player goes up against various opponents to become the best baller around.

Barangay 143 will be shown exclusively on GMA.

Yuri Mangahas

Yuri is magnanimously juggling between two managerial jobs: A technical manager position for an advertising/copy-writing company, and an associate editorial position for a fashion and lifestyle magazine. Nevertheless, he still finds time taking photos and seeking for geek nirvana.