Yeah I don't think anime is exempt from criticism at all. I do wonder, however, if there will be more of a push to make it more accessible or to engage wider audiences with both the medium and academic criticism. Will companies be willing to bring more shows over to the west and try to engage a mass audience with them (like say the Aria series or Mushishi or Usagi Drop....basically anything outside the standard shounen stuff you would see on a Toonami)? I'm not surprised that there is academic discourse going on right now, but how many people are interested in it? Not a lot it seems. And then there are childish viewpoints that anime is for childish, tentacle loving miscreants to deal with to make that discourse meaningful...at least to me.
No, because like many other posters already state the VAST majority of profit for an anime production company comes from Japan. We aren't talking like a 60/40 split either, it is more like 85/15 or 90/10. There is little to no reason to consider a western audience when they make anime. Just like the guys who made Jurrassic World didn't consider an eastern audience while they were making that.
But isn't that sort of a self fulfilling prophecy? How can they expect international audiences to spend more on anime if anime isn't produced with international audiences in mind at all? Also Hollywood blockbusters are absolutely made to have appeal outside of the United States, domestic box office is rapidly becoming less and less important.