The first Philippine-produced anime television series is set to premiere on the GMA Network in the Philippines!
BARANGAY 143 is a story about Bren Park, an emerging basketball star from South Korea who went to a trip to the Philippines in search of his biological father after his family dies in an accident. He meets Coach B, who was reputed in the PIBA, teaches him lessons both in basketball and life in general. In Tondo, Park, they meet a group of misfits and helps their basketball team.
The animated TV show features an all Filipino voice cast including celebrities such as Julie Anne San Jose, legendary actors such as Edu Manzano and Cherie Gil as well as John Arcilla (Birdshot, Heneral Luna, The Bourne Legacy, Metro Manila, Manila Skies) as ‘Coach B.’
It is produced by ASI Animation Studios (a collaboration between Philippine based game developer Synergy88 and Singapore-based company August Media Holdings) with assistance from Japanese television network, TV Asahi.
Tentative premiere date is Saturday, October 13 on the GMA Network.