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It would be awesome, but the networks would cut out stuff because it was deemed "controversial" or "violent" or "illicit sexual content". >.<</p>
I submit that anime is not as popular as major network TV showsbecauseit is on Cartoon Network instead of NBC.
Bull. If the market was there, NBC would air anime. After all, FOX has very successful cartoons - so it's not like a major network would be blazing new territory. Sorry... but you've lost some perspective here.
It's just one of those chicken and egg problems.
MTV once broadcasted anime and japanese movies near midnight. Asian screen. Was awesome... is no more.
I hate to keep saying this, but don't you realize why it is no more? They didn't get ratings!
Anyway, I think a more realistic approach would not be for prime time network, but for HBO. If HBO put Cowboy Bebop, or a similarly awesome show, and pushed it like they pushed The Sopranos, that would rock the nation. It's basically a chicken and egg problem. There's no market because nobody has tried to make it. And since there's no market, nobody will take the risk of trying to make it happen.
I could see Baccano! being on HBO and doing well.
You have to remember the shows on HBO that actually succeed are ones about a family of mobsters
Anything that gets decent ratings at midnight is either porn or very very advertised and made of true awesome.
I think you guys forget that most of the anime you know and love from Japan, actually plays at midnight there..
I think you guys forget that most of the anime you know and love from Japan, actually plays at midnight there..Yup, at 25:00. I still don't clearly understand why they use those times. Isn't 01:00 enough?
I don't think anyone who uses 24 hour time says 25:00, do they? If they have, it's news to me...
Or stars David Letterman or Jay Leno.Unless those shows are doing worse than I thought...
Can anyone imagine the field day the "modern culture is bad for children" evangelists would have even with something as tame as Cowboy Bebop?