Why do some anime pick out English names for the characters instead of Japanese names?

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kitmolly123 said:
It depends on which company owns it.They probably think that the little kids won't understand the names.
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There are mature anime out there like Cowboy Bebop that do that and it's not for little kids.
Pitrocks14 posted sa loob ng isang taon na ang nakalipas
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Then,I guess they probably don't know how to pronounce the Japanese names.
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GVentola said:
There are some anime like Case Closed/Detective Conan where the American distributor changed the names to English names because they thought that made the ipakita madami acceptable to US audiences.

There are also anime like Cowboy Bebop and Trigun where the characters have non-Japanese names from the start. I suppose that's because the characters aren't from Japan. Bebop takes place not in Japan, but in outer space, and Trigun on a Wild West type planet.
This is all my guessing--I'm not a professional "Answerman" (Or Answerwoman) like they have over at Anime News Network.
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