It was popular here because of how bad it looked, but despite the looks it wasn't completely horrible, and it kind of immortalized a certain age. Weebs who dress in Hot Topic clothes did exist for a long time in the early/mid 00s - in fact the protagonist is modelled after the show's creators own daughter.
It was also popular here because she's REALLY cute.>creator of the series also got pissed at all the porn being drawn
That's news to me. Got a citation? There was barely any porn of the show, only one or two pics, until way after it was cancelled and /co/ picked it up.