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US appetite for Japanese movies and TV grows during lockdown

Viewers want more J-horror films, but few are in the pipeline

Douglas Montgomery, CEO of media research company Global Connects, calls anime the "gateway drug to Japanese culture for many Americans." (Source photos by Getty Images and Reuters) 

NEW YORK -- After more than a year of binge-watching their way through the coronavirus pandemic, American audiences still cannot get enough of Japanese shows and movies.

That is according to a recent report by Parrot Analytics and media consultancy Global Connects, which shows Japanese-language content outperforming all other non-English offerings.

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