I can personally attest to how most Americans who havent grown up watching another culture's anime/movies. Ill use Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon for example. Look how America has fallen in love with it. It won a bizillion academy awards and named the biggest hit of the year, etc etc. But when you go and talk to the Chinese people that have watched those types of movies all their lives it was a little bit above average, but not the best thing. The same can be said of Samurai Champloo, the americans might think its great but to us hardcore anime and japanese people its like blah what else is new?