The thread is about an anime!anime! article announcing that Madhouse will also be adapting X-Men and Blade into anime as they're already doing with Iron Man and Wolverine (which we already knew as of Comic-Con). But as of this writing, the only responses I had were:
"I wonder if I'm the only one who doesn't find a Japanese manga-style cartoon very interesting."
"It's really becoming a gray area..."
(* Real-juu (リア充) is, in fact, Internet slang for non-Internet nuts-- people who live their lives more or less fully IRL rather than online. I kid you not.)
"Only kids and reals* will watch it."
"Which is higher ranked, Osamu Tezuka or Stan Lee?"
...Not exactly a very excited response. On the other hand, I think commenter #3 kind of hits the nail on the head: the people who are most likely to watch these anime, depending on their time slots, are people who got into the Hollywood flicks when they were released, a mainstream audience, not so much otaku. Of course, if they force it into an anime timeslot, the projects could be doomed...domestically, anyway.
But therein lies the key: what doesn't sell in Japan could sell here. Just like how Dragonball Evolution made almost no money in the US, but more than made up its expenses overseas. But...in reverse!
Speaking of, Iron Man is currently scheduled to air in Japan this April, along with the other spring shows I just spotlighted.