Many Filipinos grew up watching anime as early as the 1960s. Various Japanese animated series entered the shores of the country that conquered most Philippine households. Who would forget about the iconic robot boy Astroboy? Don’t even get started with the catchy opening of Voltes V.

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. The show is set to air the series with the local TV giant GMA with an all-Filipino cast on their pilot episode on October 13.

Handa na ba kayo sa liga ng buhay (Are you ready for the league of life)?”

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.

Star-studded all-Filipino cast

Many 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 app

The developer Synergy88 released a game app, “Barangay 143: Street League” before the anime’s premiere. This is a game where the player battles with opponents via basketball shootout.

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.


What do you think about Barangay 143? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!

Also Read
Yellow Cab’s New Holiday Bundle May Give You a Chance to Visit New York

With a little over fifty days to go before the year ends, Yellow Cab is giving its hungriest hustlers new offerings that will surely fuel their need to keep on going this holiday season. Check out the newest Yellow Cab Holiday bundle

Here’s Where You Can Find Ube and Galaxy Milk Tea in QC

What other way to take your milk tea game to a whole new level but to have it galaxy-colored? The honey-based ube and galaxy milk tea by Ho Cha Milk Tea Shop in Quezon City steps up to provide a yummy treat.

Catch the Beautiful Disney-themed Festival of Lights in Makati This Friday

Even though you can’t build a snowman, you can certainly get a Disney feels at the beautiful Disney-themed Festival of Lights this coming Friday. Let yourself go and have fun at the Instagram-worthy light installations placed along Ayala Avenue and the Ayala Triangle Gardens.

Oakley Releases Newest ARO Series Helmets and Eyeglasses for Cycling

From it being too tight, too loose, no eyewear compartment, or even too enclosed -- the list goes on and it can get very frustrating. Enter the Oakley ARO Series.

This Aesthetic Glamping Spot in Siquijor is Lets You Camp by the Beach

Siquijor is an unexplored tropical paradise filled by trees and surrounded by white sand beaches. What better way to spend your well-deserved vacation than to camp by the beach on luxurious bell tents from Glamping Philippines in Solangon Beach, San Juan, Siquijor?

This Boutique Hotel in Tagaytay is the Newest Aesthetic Getaway in the South

Anyone will not mind the quick drive via SLEX to arrive at a cozy vacation spot. If you're looking for a new and beautiful place for your quick relaxation, you want to explore La Bella Boutique Hotel and Residences in Tagaytay.

Here’s Everything You Need to Know about the “Travel-inspired” 2019 Starbucks Planners

It's about time you and your friends hang out more than usual at Starbucks in hopes of getting your very own planner. The 2019 Starbucks planners come with a canvas hardcover, canvas pouch, and limited edition Starbucks cards.

Krispy Kreme Launches New Frozen Kreme Shakes and Halloween  Doughnuts

If you’re out to look for something that will satisfy your cravings, good news! Krispy Kreme recently launched their newest Halloween treats: Frozen Kreme Shakes and Halloween Doughnuts.