I’ve seen anime figurines in Western packaging - mainly “My Hero Academia”, “Dragonball Zed” etc - in shops here in Britain: and not only in specialist comic stores such as Forbidden Planet (a branch opened here in Hull late last year). I’ve heard that Bandai Namco will be doing similarly for sales in Europe, especially for their Gunpla kits (perhaps based on how the Hull-based Humbrol-owned Airfix produced a version of their best selling BAC TSR-2 kit with packaging promoting the anime series featuring such in “Stratos 4″: itself a valuable collectors item). There are Funko Pop versions of anime characters one can find in many places. But they all have one thing in common:
You’ll find on them the words ‘Made in China’.
You’ll also see in the credits of certain anime series English script of Korean names: even Vietnamese ones, as anime studios in Japan farm out much of the work to other countries
A certain electronics company in South Korea are a Chaebol so huge they have a part of Seoul known as Samsung City: yet, their HQ in Britain isn’t in London but is in Blackbushe Indusrial Park: it’s why you’ll see on the phones sold here saying ‘Samsung Yateley’, which is a village in Surrey.
Those Western-packaged anime figures I’ve seen with ‘Made in China’ on them, especially in the Forbidden Planet in my locale: no doubt in their main store in London. Anime in which the bulk of the work is done in Vietnam. NVidia of America are in Vietnam too. Dell of Texas’s most advanced computer assembly plant is in Poland. id Software of Texas had a comic adaptation of their game “Quake Champions” produced by Titan Books: the publishing arm of Forbidden Planet in Britain.
If you see black cars of a certain make in Japan, they’ll be chauffeur-driven and carrying one of two certain types of people - as they’re the only ones favoured by such - thus either politicians or senior members of the Yakuza. Said cars? Mercedes-Benzs.
Why can’t you just accept that since many countries make better products than certain others, who cares about your ‘Opinion’, OP…?!