I know there is somewhat of an organized campaign to get the shoujo (girls') anime series Fruits Basket shown on YTV during prime-time since FUNimation has indicated that they would be interested in putting that series (and Fullmetal Alchemist) onto Canadian television and I don't want to repeat essentially the same points which I'm sure Jesse Betteridge, from "Zannen, Canada" at http://zannen.pathea.com/ , has made already.
Just one thing which I doubt Jesse mentioned; here in the province of Quebec, the French-language translation of the Fruits Basket manga has been quite a good seller at Renaud-Bray bookstore locations since they started selling it in 2002 and they always feature it very prominently in the main display of the latest manga volumes available in their stores. So, if you started showing Fruits Basket on your channel, I can almost assure you that you would get a "crossover" audience of several thousand Francophones (maybe even "tens of thousands", but I'm playing it safe with my estimates), if that demographic is of interest to you at all.
Of all the anime shows that Jesse has attempted to get Canadians to demand be shown on YTV or Teletoon, Fruits Basket is the only one I feel comfortable with joining in the agitation for it.
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P.S. Probably no one currently handling the e-mail at YTV will remember this, but, just to prove my fanboy credentials, I was the, at the time, 20-year old guy that sent in all those hand-drawn Sailor Moon postcards which got showcased many times on the Zone during the Phil Guerrero and Snit (and sometimes Paul McGuire) era, starting around August 1995, when you first started showing Sailor Moon.
Check the first damn post, though I'm not at the animation college anymore.
January 2005: Moved to Ottawa in December 2004. Not currently in college at all, though I will try and enroll for this autumn somehow.