In my country anime is "ZOMG , THERE IZ DIS NEW SERIES CALLED INU YASHA BESIDES DRAGON BALL, DID YOU KNOW?!" We can say that the general public only knows about Dragon Ball, or Sailor Moon, and that anime is considered to be the work of Satan, and will make your kids rape the Virgin Mary while screaming "KAME-HAME"!
The only channel willing to promote anime here starts broadcasting after 10 in the evening. The selection includes brutal and shocking shows, such as Slayers, or Pokemon/Digimon, Naruto, or Inu-Yasha, quickly making Slayers "ZOMG THIS IZ TEH BEST ANIMU EVAR SO KAWAIIIII!!!"
Cartoon Network, so harshly accused by the OP, is censored, and anime never made it through here in prime time.
Clearly, in my case anything that promotes anime/manga just helps people to understand, ever so slowly, that anime/manga will not summon spirits from Hell to posses their children.