An anime show created by Filipinos for Filipinos? It exists, and it's coming to Netflix.
Featured on the Coming Soon tab of the streaming app is "Barangay 143," the first ever Pinoy anime series, which first aired on GMA-7 in 2018.
"Barangay 143" is set in the streets of Tondo, Manila and delves into stories of family, friendship, struggles, and the sport that Filipinos love: basketball.
It follows a basketball star whose search for his real father brings him to Manila and into the company of an unlikely team of misfits in search of glory.
The voice cast includes Kapuso stars Julie Anne San Jose, Migo Adecer, Ruru Madrid, and Kelley Day, as well as veteran actors John Arcilla, Edu Manzano, Lorna Tolentino, and Cherie Gil.
"Barangay 143" is set to premiere on Netflix on October 1. —JCB, GMA News