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ITT: shows that are popular in the West but not in Japan

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Also, discuss why they flopped/are forgotten in their home country. Starting with perhaps the prime example. No, Cowboy Bebop does not count: it was the highest selling anime of 1998 in terms of disc sales.
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>>151710990
Was Dragonball as popular in Japan as it is in America?
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>>151711039
Are you kidding?
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>>151710990
This
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Saint seiya
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>>151710990
Clearly the average japs were too technically retarded to enjoy this show, especially when it came out in the 90's when most people didn't even have a computer yet.
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Japan has terrible taste, if it's not moeblob shit or one of those cookie cutter battle shounens, then it's unlikely to do well there.
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>>151710990
>not popular in Japan
Not anymore.
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>>151712043
Nobody cares about Lain.
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>>151712043
Lain flopped sales-wise in Japan.
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>>151712212
>>151712552
Lain was unpopular in general, not just in Japan. But the majority of westerners into Anime hasn't watched it either.

It's a show that is hard to get into and goes over many peoples heads, they give up on it because it doesn't spoonfeed or handhold.
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Sora no woto?
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>>151714242
Is that even really popular in the west.
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>>151711039
Its not really that popular in the US compared to some other countries in the world, you're extremely self centered and thus truly a good old fat american to say such a thing.
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Nichijou
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>The only chance we have for a second season is coming from the Chinese.

All hail our chink overlords
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>>151710990
PRETENTIOUS MOESHIT ! why do people pretend to like this show ?
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>>151714406
I hope not.
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>>151711039
dragonball has universal appeal among kids and young adults

it's probably even more popular in central/south america than it is in the US but it was definitely on par with its Japanese popularity during the height of the late 90s-early 00s anime boom in the west
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>>151714115
No, Lain is really popular in the west.
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>>151710990
Watamote
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>>151714406
Is 4th most popular in its season considered "popular" now?
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It barely aired in Japan
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>>151717313
That's clearly wrong though based on the re-release sales
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Nichibros
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>>151717309
There are like over 40 shows airing each season, selling better than 90% of the rest is pretty damn popular if you ask me.
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>>151717379
>that guy went on to make more 2hu fan material instead of based nichibros

Why did you have to remind me of that?
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>>151717548
2hu was a mistake
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>>151717880
Never.
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