WATCH: New Pinoy anime ‘Sepak Takraw’ in the works

Sinag Animation Studio is working on a new Pinoy anime dubbed as Sepak Takraw.

As the title suggests, the anime will be about this sport.

But, what is sepak takraw?

According to Sinag Animation Studio:

Sepak Takraw or kick volleyball is a sport native to Southeast Asia, resembling volleyball, except that it uses a rattan ball and only allows players to use their feet and head to touch the ball. A cross between football and volleyball, it is a popular sport in Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Laos, Philippines and Indonesia.
Sepak takraw was almost definitely based on the Chinese game of cuju (a name which also means “kick ball”).

The sport would have been brought in through early trade and had already become popular in Malaysia and Thailand by the early 1400s. Back then it was called takraw in Thai or sepak raga (literally “kick rattan ball”, because the ball is made of rattan) in Malay and played mainly by men and boys standing in a circle, kicking the ball back and forth between them.

On a Facebook post, Sinag Animation Studio said:

Inihahandog ng SINAG ANIMATION STUDIO ang Pinoy anime na magbibigay saya sa larong SEPAK TAKRAW.

Suportahan natin ang likha at gawang Filipino!
Para sa Pilipinas!

Sepak Takraw will follow the life of Eyo (Timoteo) as he plays this sport.

Sepak takraw anime

Photo from: Sepak Takraw – The Animation Facebook page

Here’s the draft of the campus – possibly, the main location of the story.

Details slowly unfold so if you want to learn more, follow the Sepak Takraw – The Animation Facebook page.

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