explain american-market targeted anime and anime funded by american licensors.
hellsing ovas were only funded because of the TV series' massive success on DVD in the US. the shitty bubblegum crisis TV series was paid for by ADV. fate stay/night was pre-licensed and partially funded by the now hilariously dead geneon USA branch. etc etc etc etc.
it may air on TV in japan first, if you think anime, for the past six or seven years, has been made with absolutely no thoughts to overseas sales, you're kidding yourself.