Disliking anime because it's popular is just as bad as liking it for being popular.
But you can dislike something because its fans are total retards, right? For instance, I quite like the sound of some emo-ish music, but I don't associate myself with it because people would think I was some kind of /wrists retard.
It works the same for anime. However, the simple fact that a series is popular (with non-Japanese) outside of /a/ means that its fans are retards, so I feel I can get away with dissociating myself from a series due to it being popular outside of 4chan.
It's ok to dislike the fans, but I think it is really lame to say you don't like something just because obnoxious people do as well.
If you suppress your power level the problem is solved.
I will now proceed to pleasure myself with this fish.
This is a thread about Final Fantasy 7?
Thats not correct.
We might express your first statement as this:
not like implies popular.
Your second statement:
popular implies liking.
These are not equivalent. By the axioms of logic, we might say that out first statement is equivilent to this:
not popular implies like. ((Contrapositive))
When its a comparison of mentality, that doesn't work.