We NEED a Fruits Basket anime reboot.

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We NEED a Fruits Basket anime reboot.

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Sofia San Bartolome started this petition to Studio DEEN and

In 2001, an anime adaptation of Natsuki Takaya's manga series Fruits Basket was aired. The original manga, which ran from 1998 to 2006, is considered a shoujo classic and was received with critical acclaim. Praised for its intellectual story, incredible character development, and beautiful artwork, the Fruits Basket manga holds up to this day, recently celebrating a 20 year anniversary with the release of collector's editions of the manga. 

The 2001 anime ran for one season, a total of 26 episodes, and was released in English from 2002-2003. Similarly a classic, the anime adaptation was a major success and still touches the hearts of people to this day. However, most can contend to the notion that the anime feels incomplete. The anime adaptation loosely follows the manga, and only covers about a third of the manga. Some of the intricate characterization is changed in the anime, partly due to purposeful change and also because the manga was incomplete at the time of animation. At the time the anime aired in Japan, only 8 (out of the 23) volumes were released. This would have been alright, had the series continued after the first season. 

Clearly, this is not the case. In order to give the season some air of finality where there wasn't in the manga, the anime's storyline veered off course from the manga's in a way that made it very difficult to actually finish the anime the way the manga intended to end. This is why, instead of a second season, the petition asks for an entire reboot of the anime series. The petition calls for a faithful adaptation of Natsuki Takaya's manga, from start to finish. 

This isn't the first time something like this was attempted. In 2005 there were similar efforts calling for a second season, but these achieved no success. 

For many, as well as for myself, Fruits Basket was a wonderful first anime experience. Now, in a culture where reboots are plentiful and a spinoff manga series Fruits Basket Another is being released, I think Fruits Basket could be up for a reboot as well. 

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