I've voiced my dislike for the growing popularity of anime in other threads, now I just want to put the question out there. Why the hell is anime so popular? I acknowledge that the opinion I am about to voice will probably sound ignorant/uncultured etc, but I really want to know. What is so appealing about a bunch of excessively emotional cartoon characters who routinely make poor decisions? There are some series I like, I enjoyed Code Geass, but that's mostly because I have a soft spot for tortured geniuses on vengeance fueled rampages.
EDIT: I also think the idea of Brittany conquering the entire world is so ludicrous and hilarious, I just can't help but rout for them.