Filipino-made anime Barangay 143 official release date revealed

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Announced back in 2016, Barangay 143 is the first-ever Filipino-made anime series, and it finally has a release date! In a media conference last week, it was announced that Barangay 143 will air this October 21, 2018 at 10:00 am on GMA 7.

Watch the latest trailer for Barangay 143 here:


If the series has gone under your radar, here’s a quick synopsis of Barangay 143:

The anime tells a coming-of-age story of a young Korean boy whose search for his father brings him to the Philippines. Once he arrives at the country, he bonds with an unlikely band of misfits who aim to bring glory to their hometown through basketball.

Barangay 143 is not only the first Filipino-made anime, it also features a star-studded Pinoy voice cast including Cherie Gil, John Arcilla, Julie Ann San Jose, Kelley Day, Migo Adacer, Ruru Madrid, and many more. The anime’s voice cast was revealed last July in a press event.

Barangay 143 is co-produced by Philippine game developer and art studio Synergy88 (Philippines), TV Asahi (Japan), and August Media Holdings (Singapore). The series will air every Sunday starting on October 21 at GMA 7.

For more information on Barangay 143, visit the series’ official website and Facebook page.