animu fandom in japan

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so /a/,

why is it that manga is normal in the oh-so-great nation of nippon, while anime is niche/looked down upon by the public, even if the anime is based/taken directly on a manga aimed at older audiences?

are the japanese that uptight about this shit? or am i getting skewed perceptions of the culture and watching some anime as a young adult isn't *that* uncommon?