Never got into it, or ever even watched a show of it. It looked silly, and not in an interesting way. If a 12 year old can go without ever really being confronted with it, I'm sure someone who was 30 or 40 at the time would have no problem not being exposed to it, especially if he didn't have kids.. I don't know jack about what kids watch these days, other than a select few things. Most anime-type stuff sucks, to me. I like Japanese video games (basically all video games) but as far as their movies/TV.... nah, doesn't translate well to me.