Why isn't anime popular in America and why aren't regular cartoons popular in Japan?
Both styles of cartoons we see these days were developed around and after World War 2.
"When World War II ended, the United States culture was introduced into Japan again. Osamu Tezuka was influenced by Fleischer Studios and Walt Disney's styles, and developed the cartoon to Manga."
"Tezuka also adopted Disney-like facial features where a character's eyes, mouth, eyebrows and nose are drawn in a very exaggerated manner to add more distinct characterization with fewer lines, which made his work popular. "
If the Japanese Cartoons are satisfying cultural needs and expressing local customs and ideas, there would be no market for other types of Western representations, especially seeing that the styles are related.
Also, the Japanese artists have curbed a lot of their styles to compensate for us, as we don't look like them as much as their anime looks Asian, so they are altering their anime characters to be a little less Asian and more generic, to get more publicity and a wider audience for their manga and anime, which often blends into video games too, espeically role playing games, like final fantasy, who have also made changes sometimes to have their characters look a little less oriental too.
Latin America is in America, it including thrity four countries. People there believe in Catholicism. China is in Asia, it is a country. People there, believe in Buddhism. East Europe is also an area like Latin America. It including some famous countries, like Britain, France, German, Italy, Russia and so on. Japan is a very "tiny" country. BUT it do well in cartoons! I like Japanese cartoons very much.O(∩_∩)O~
Not necessarily because one can be unwidely popular. I can be popular in a school, but a nobody outside the classroom. Ieyasu Tokugawa was popular in Japan, but he isolated the country. So at the time, I doubt he was widely popular or globally popular. He was absolutely popular within Japan though. Frog legs are a delicacy in France. Most people in America would hurl at the thought. Not exactly, widely popular. Automobiles are sold…