These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Fair for Its Day: The series may feel painfully stereotyped now, but for its time, it was a major advance to have Japanese characters be the focus of an American film series so relatively soon after the bitter fight of World War II.
Values Dissonance: That said, the painfully stereotyped depiction of Japanese characters with their broken English and traditional dress in modern times guarantees the series would never be circulated commercially again today.