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.
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.
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.
>The only chance we have for a second season is coming from the Chinese.
All hail our chink overlords
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
>that guy went on to make more 2hu fan material instead of based nichibros
Why did you have to remind me of that?