That's not true. First of all, anime is not cool. Second, kids here dream of being all sorts of stupid things. Just like in America, they have all sorts of dreams when they are kids. The difference is maybe that they realize earlier that they are just going to end up being boring office workers like everyone else. While Americans, for example, persist on chasing fantasy careers for longer into their lives. But, this country is not nearly as homogenous as it is made out to be.