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The shows that the majority of us watch in /a/ do not even make it into the top 10 anime ratings in Japan.

Naruto sometimes creeps in at #8 or #9. But the rest are shows like Sazae-san, Chibi Maruko-chan, Crayon Shin-chan, etc and they outright dominate.

The kids shows are where the money is at in Japan. The niche market that american fans watch turns out to be the same niche otaku market in Japan as well.