Anticipation for the upcoming airing of “Barangay 143” continues to build up after the program, dubbed as the first Filipino anime series in the country, treated lucky viewers to a special screening of the first episode last Sunday (Oct 14) in Gateway Cinema 5.
Anime fans and fans of lead voice actors Ruru Madrid, Migo Adecer, Kelley Day, and Julie Anne San Jose gave their full support in the red carpet event also attended by Jaime Fabregas, Pinky Amador, Teresa Loyzaga, Pen Medina, Alyana Asistio, Antonio Aquitania, Ping Medina, Rodfill Macasero, at Gary Lim.
“Beautiful! I didn’t expect that it is going to be this good! Watch it!” a fan said.
“I am a fan of sports anime and I am also into drama. Everything I am looking for is already in this series. Too bad we were able to watch just one episode. Nakakabitin!” added a lucky viewer of the screening.
“It’s nicely done especially the story. You can really see the character development of the protagonist,” commented by a fan. “I also love how it’s set in Tondo. You can see jeepneys, barangay basketball courts, and many other places or sights familiar to us Filipinos.”
“Barangay 143” follows the story of Bren Park (Migo), a young and rising Basketball star in Korea who turns his back to everything that is important to him after a major event changes his life forever. The search for answers leads Bren to Manila where he goes to live with his former nanny Tita Baby (Lorna), in the gritty neighborhood of Barangay 143.
It is here that he unexpectedly finds a whole new family, who teach him how to live and love once again. Coach B (John), the coach of Barangay 143’s Puzakals basketball team is quick to spot his talent and is determined to bring him back to basketball; while Vicky (Julie), the team manager and the coach’s daughter; and Wax (Ruru), the star player of a rival basketball team, are not quite in favor. Meanwhile, Bren’s strings from Korea are still attached to him and his once girlfriend, Jinri (Kelley), hopes to rekindle their relationship once again.
Also joining in the star-studded, all-Filipino voice cast are Cherie Gil, Edu Manzano, John Arcilla, Lorna Tolentino, Alice Dixson, Raver Eda, Benjie Paras, Archie Alemania, Jerald Napoles, Paolo Contis, Kimpoy Feliciano, Nar Cabico, Xandra Rocha, Gio Alvarez, Epy Quizon, Major Baron, the Kramer family consist of Cheska, Doug, Kendra, and Scarlet.
“Barangay 143” is a co-production of Synergy88 Entertainment Media Inc. (Philippines) together with August Media Holdings (Singapore), TV Asahi (Japan), and ASI Animation Studio. Don’t miss the premiere this coming Oct 21 (Sunday), 10 AM, on GMA.
Extend your viewing experience online with “Barangay 143’s” online show streaming live on Facebook and YouTube premiering the same day at 10:30 AM.
DISCLAIMER: The materials seen above was sent to Anime Pilipinas as a part of the promotional campaign of Synergy88 Entertainment Media Inc., and we are not responsible for the content. Subject to change without prior notice.