This is a multi-faceted question that could apply to a whole bunch of people (I hope. And I hope they find this question on this blog)
I’ve always felt like anime is more popular than manga, but for reasons I don’t really understand as a very devoted manga reader.
That being said, there are so many reasons why people choose anime over manga, or just fall out reading manga or watching anime altogether. Disinterest in reading, passionate interest in animation, waning interest in manga and its tropes or really just interest in other things are all valid reasons to spend time away from manga.
But I want to hear the nitty, gritty details of why, so please share your answers to your heart’s content.