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Answerman - Why Did Sgt. Frog Hit In Japan But Not America?

Justin Sevakis: "It's not hard to see why Sgt. Frog was such a hit property in Japan. The cute, funny, quirky sitcom with geek cred pushed all the right buttons: it had an adorable but amusingly incompetent lead. It was easily merchandisable, with its slew of cute anthropomorphic aliens. It was a little edgy but still mostly family-friendly. And while being very clearly anime, has the unique look of manga artist Mine Yoshizaki. And most importantly, it's a pretty good show."

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