What's left after that? Beyond the sea of hilariously childish shows that first spring to mind when someone hears of anime, specifically DBZ and Sailor Moon, what is there? There's the "pretentious pseudo-intellectual fuck" genre, equally awkward for American audiences thanks in part to miserable dubbing and in other parts to just bad localization in general. And also everyone knows about Evangelion.
I mean come on. Evangelion combines all the shittiness of harem, whiny bitch boy protagonists, pseudo intellectual masturbatory bullshit, and miserable dubbing and localization.
Let me start over. You know why people don't like anime? Evangelion.
The problem, I suppose, is that for every Cowboy Bebop of Boondocks, there are several dozen PRETTY KITTEN PRINCESS SPARKLE ADVENTURES and Socially Inept Fuckwad Who Happens To Be The Only Male Character In The Series type shows that turn people away from the whole anime "scene."
Which sucks when you want to show someone a show you finally think someone other than an otaku could enjoy and they turn it down because "it's that anime shit."
I have no idea where I was supposed to be going with this, so have some freaking osaka. Which you've probably already seen a million times by now.