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Is anime becoming mainstream?
All of what i say applies only to the U.S.
Some Anime are mainstream.
I know Dragon Ball and Naruto (and a few other shonen) achieved mainstream success in the U.S., Hell they were a major part of pop culture and parodied and referenced countless times (refer to links below)
List of influences on popular culture
Naruto References in Real Life
Shonen Jump magazine is one of the most sold magazines in the U.S.
Also, the games based on Dragon Ball Z have always sold into the millions, in fact Yugioh Duelist of the roses for ps2 sold over 2 million copies in a year, making it an automatic greatest hit
I think it’s safe to say anime can achieve mainstream success over here.
Of course, it’s mostly shonen and action anime that achieve such success.
Slice of life are still not as respected, but maybe times will change. Dragon Ball z is mainstream, as most people who don’t like anime have watched it.
If you notice, Dbz is usually the first anime people have watched. I believe it is becoming mainstream, since more people are talking about anime and a lot of anime channels are very popular, in fact channels that talk about it generally get more subscribers then those that talk about western animation. Of course, like video games, Anime has been considered a thing for “Nerds” (Weeaboos give us a bad rep), but Gaming has become something much more then that, everyone plays games. Here’s some anime channels you might like https://www.youtube.com/user/The... https://www.youtube.com/channel/...