As I've discovered over the years, Conan looks like this in Japan:
Which often causes people to cast funny looks my way when I'm asked if he's popular in America and I have to explain how in the U.S., Conan looks like this:
Thankfully, hardly anyone here has a clue about the late night talk shows in the States, so I probably won't have to explain the royal screwing NBC gave this Conan:
I've also found most Japanese people I talk to-- once they've grasped the concept of the American pulp hero Conan-- still prefer Detective Conan to our sword-wielding barbarian. Much in the same way I prefer Conan O'Brien's humor to Jay Leno's.