I got to thinking, JUST HOW MUCH of the Anime that's popular in the US didn't even leave a blip on the radar in Japan.
I know Trigun wasn't a huge hit. Big O was more or less finished JUST for the West. Afro Samurai was made for the West (though I'm sure it has a following in Japan cuz it's like....AWESOME)
just how much anime is bigger in the West then in Japan.
for that matter how much Anime is Mainstream in Japan to begin with?