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Calling For a New Kare Kano Anime Adaptation

SoraNews24 covered a preview of a remake of the Urusei Yatsura anime that ran for nearly 200 episodes and lasy aired in 1991. I have not watched it - but looks like one to add to my list. The article noted that we are in the middle of an "remake boom" in the anime industry. I covered one such example, the second Fruits Basket anime adaptation, in my articles on recommended anime series of the 2011-2020 decade and the best series of 2021. I take this as an opportunity to call for a new adaptation of Kare Kanowhich I covered very briefly in my article on children and internet shairng. Yukino Miyazawa is an all-time great character, and the series was legitimately great through the first half of its 26-episode run in 1998 and 99. The second half was mired by disagreements between the author of the manga and the anime studio, disagreements between the director and the anime studio, and funding issues - to say episodes 22-26 were strange would be an understatement.  It is not much of an exaggeration to state that the series ended in the middle of a conversation.  I would settle for a sequel, but let us make a second version (one that perhaps covers all of the manga) happen.

(Note that despite the issues that beset the second half of Kare Kano, the series is still a genre-defining classic, and few have been better than Kare Kano in its first half. I highly recommend the original - albeit the subtitled version.)

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