>>88167813>Anime has always been heavy on manga adaptations
Yes, but only certain kind of manga.> Anime is based on manga
same as above>They have the same aesthetics, genres, stories etc. and original anime are often adapted into manga.
Same as above>Ironically, only someone that's never watched anime would say this.
Not really. Someone that's never read manga unironically thinks anime represents it, it doesn't pal. Manga has many stories that are never adapted, majority of manga never get an adaptation.>Yeah, you really have no idea what you're talking about.
You're the one that has no idea.
You do realize that anime is not a mainstream thing in Japan right? Like I said something you like to jerk off around here like Cowboy Bebop is irrelevant to the nips.
Otaku anime is late night anime, Psycho-Pass? Otaku, Highschool DxD? Otaku, Madoka? Otaku, Fate/Whatever? Otaku.
Shonen battle manga adaptations? Mainstream most of the time. Mecha/super robot? Mainstream.
Even then Japanese see an adult that watches anime as a failure, while manga is acceptable, you can find salaryman reading JUMP. >What does popularity have to do with this?
That you said anime is very mainstream when that's a lie, only a certain kind of anime are mainstream.