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Indonesian animated series 'Balpil' raises funds for veterans

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Thu, August 13, 2020  /  02:44 pm

Animated series Balpil has released a trailer to raise funds for Indonesian veterans and to commemorate Independence Day on Aug. 17.


kuy nonton trailer baru di youtube! #soundON 🔊⁣ ⁣ #balpil X @sahabat_veteran mengajak kita semua peduli DAN berbagi ke para Veteran Indonesia.⁣ ⁣ Caranya? ⁣ ⁣ Nonton, dan bagikan, trailer baru Balpil di #youtube ke manteman kerabat dan keluarga, dengan tautan:⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣ atau VIA link di halaman BIO ini selama bulan Agustus.⁣ ⁣ #QUIZ -- Dari trailer baru, siapa tokoh favorit mu, dan mengapa? Jawab di bagian comment posting ini, untuk kesempatan menang Kaos dan/atau Masker #perkasa yang pastinya kerrenn bangett.⁣ ⁣ Salam #merdeka75⁣ ⁣ #Veteran #Indonesia⁣ ⁣ #tanpaMereka #tiadaMerdeka⁣ ⁣ ⁣ NB: siapakah penyanyi lagu di posting-an ini? Nonton trailer nya sampai habis gaess, jawaban ada di sana 🕺💃⁣

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Titled Perkasa!, the trailer is available on YouTube.

Proceeds from the trailer will be donated to the non-profit Friends of Indonesian Veterans Foundation (YSVI). The public can participate by watching and sharing the video as much as they can.

“We created the initiative to raise public awareness for veterans,” project director of Balpil animation Holip Soekawan told

The trailer explains that Indonesia has had 910,109 veterans since its independence in 1945. It is estimated that almost 100,000 of them are still alive, with ages ranging from 70 to 100.

Head of YSVI Kriswiyanto Muliawan said, “What they need is our care for their contribution to this country’s independence.”

The Perkasa! trailer narrates the story of four students, namely Agus, Binsar, Ling Ling and Made, who can turn into superheroes after their meetings with Balpil, an artificially intelligent robot from the year of 2088. Along with becoming a friend to the students, Balpil guides them to prevent World War III from happening.

According to its Instagram account, the first edition of the Balpil comic (also known as Balpil and the Bhinnekaz Warriors) was released in 2019 on online reading app Webtoon. Later on, it became available on online reading app CIAYO Comics.

Balpil the animated series is a collaborative project between Balpil Nusantara Indonesia, Imagine and Nation Pictures. (wir/wng)

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