Filipino Anime ‘Barangay 143’ Returns to Air

The first anime-style series to be created and air in the Philippines, Barangay 143 is back on broadcast, airing every Sunday on GMA 7 after its three-month break. The series, produced by Synergy 88 Entertainment Media (Philippines), August Media Holdings (Singapore) and TV Asahi (Japan), kicked off its return with the pilot telecast of the “Balik Barangay” special that recounted important highlights from episodes 1-8 and showed for the first time exclusive interviews from the directors and production team.

Fans across the Philippines shared their anticipation for the series’ return, with #BalikBarangay143 trending on Twitter. The show has enjoyed a growing TV viewership and online fan community nationwide since its October debut.

The show also premiered the official music video for the theme song “Dito sa Barangay 143,” performed by top Filipino rap artist Gloc 9, featuring Maya. An official soundtrack was recently released, featuring the country’s top musical artists: Gloc 9, Nina, Kris Lawrence, Top Suzara, Krizza Neri, Jin Ho Bae, Alyssa Quijano, Harlem Ty and Willie Revillame.

Barangay 143 tells the story of Bren Park, 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, in the gritty neighborhood of Barangay 143 in Tondo, Manila.

The series features the voices of sought-after Filipino actors Migo Adecer, Julie Anne San Jose, Ruru Madrid, Kelley Day, John Arcilla, Lorna Tolentino, Alice Dixson, Teresa Loyzaga, Jaime Fabregas, Pen Medina, Paolo Contis, Archie Alemania, Jerald Napoles Antonio Aquitana, Kimpoy Feliciano, Benjie Paras, Alyana Asistio, Ping Medina, Roadfil Macasero, Xandra Rocha, Majoy Baron, Gio Alvarez, Nar Cabico, Raver Eda, Gary Lim, and the Kramer family consist of Cheska, Doug, Kendra and Scarlet.

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