(esp those of cartoons or anime)

I always think about the cultural differences like in Japan and Taiwan (esp talking about Taiwan since I live there) I think most people grew up watching anime and grow up at least talking about one anime or still follows one and anime stuff is literally everywhere, 7-11, TV commercials, street ad, and recently all the anime themed exhibitions. And the generation before us also grew up exposed to manga and early Japanese cartoons. There are always references to those things even when we talk on a normal basis, either they are actually an anime geek or not. it’s kinda embedded in our life and culture, and it’s funny how most westerners talk about it like its some underground hipster trashy shit.