August 16, 2018

PH Partners with JP, SG to Air New Anime Series This October

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  • In partnership with the creators of hit anime series Doraemon and Mobile Suit Gundam TV Asahi (Japan) and August Media Holdings (Singapore), Synergy88 Entertainment Media Inc is pleased to announce the airing of a new anime series Barangay 143 that will put the spotlight on the country’s national pastime—basketball, on GMA Network starting October 2018.

    IMAGE/ Nikkei Asian Review

    “Philippines has a vibrant TV and film industry with a rich culture of storytelling. Right from the onset we were determined to develop the show right here so that it captures the essence of life in Manila. I am immensely proud of what we have finally created in Barangay 143,” Jyotirmoy Saha, CEO of August Media Holdings said in a statement.

    The upcoming Japanese-Philippine-Singaporean anime TV series follows a journey of a young Korean boy whose search for his father brings him to the Philippines. Lost and desperate for answers, the lad finds an unlikely family in a team of misfits whose only ambition is to bring glory to their hometown. It’s a story about love and family set against the action-packed world of street basketball.

    Bren Park who an emerging basketball star from South Korea went to a trip to the Philippines 



    Set against the backdrop of gritty Tondo, the series features original music from a whole host of celebrity Filipino singers and musicians. The series is painstakingly designed and produced in Manila with the help crew from Japan, South Korea, USA, Malaysia, and Singapore.

    “When we first came across Barangay 143 during its development phase, it seemed like a natural choice for us to be a part of.  We hope that Japanese creativity will bring light into the Filipino story and characters to life,” Takahiro Kishimoto, Head of Animation, International Business Department of TV Asahi said in a statement.

    Moreover, fans can enjoy Barangay 143 not just as a TV Series but through app. The Barangay 143 Street League mobile game is already available on the Google Play Store for Android and the iOS App Store. The narrative story within the mobile game leads to the suspense and drama that drives the story for the upcoming TV Series.

    “Within the series, the comic strip and even the game we have tried to capture the real-life experiences of the Philippines through the art and the sounds,” Jackeline Chua, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Synergy88 Entertainment Media Inc. said in a statement. “With Barangay 143 Street League we also created a unique experience that helps players compete with friends in cyberspace but get their wins rewarded in the real world.”

    This is a press release. Minor edits were made prior to publishing.

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