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Takehiko Inoue: Produce Vagabond, the manga, into an animated series or animated movie

Vagabond's art style and story line is brilliant. The detail in every scene is astounding. From Miyamoto Musashi just walking through a forest contemplating his sword style to portraying the blood lust on Tsujikaze Kohei's face, it's nothing I have ever seen before. Its fictionalized portrayal of the way of the samurai back in the 16th century of Sengoku era in Japan is emotionally moving. Learning the background of each character, being moved by their life struggles and seeing the hard work and determination they put into their swordsmanship, but to see them be cut down; you cannot help but feel that sting in your heart. The psychology of the characters, the philosophies, the romanticism and the historicism; are unmatched. You learn to appreciate the depth and the realistic depiction of the culture back then. The manga has been running since 1998 and it's ongoing. Many devoted fans feel that to see an animated portrayal of an already well known and cherished manga will explode the fandom. When we read this manga, the action on each page is undeniable but to see every split second, every twitch of a finger, every movement of the eyes in real time animation; how could anyone not crave for that! I suggest Madhouse studio but in all honestly, Takehiko Inoue should have full control over the animated series or animated movie. He put in his own blood, sweat and tears into creating this piece of art. My hope is that this petition is seen not just for what it is but also be seen as a declaration of love we fans have for the manga and Takehiko Inoue's work. Vagabond has the potential to grow even further and we hope to see that in the future.

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