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The SpongeBob SquarePants Anime is a Web Animation by Narmak depicting the cast of SpongeBob SquarePants in a stereotypical Animesque style as an Affectionate Parody of both the cartoon and basic Anime tropes.

The age-old question has never been answered: what if SpongeBob was made by weeaboo trash? The answer is this cartoon. Join SpongeBob and the Krusty Krew as they fight to save Bikini Bottom against the evil forces of the Chum Bucket.

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The first video, titled "The SpongeBob SquarePants Anime - OP 1" was uploaded to YouTube on August 23, 2017 and quickly went viral, currently sitting at over 15 million views. A sequel was also made by Narmak and published on February 3, 2018. The third video was published on March 24, 2019. The creator has said that he intends to create a series of shorts and has uploaded songs from the OST.


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  • Actionized Adaptation: A comedic cartoon series is turned into an action-packed fighting anime, complete with speedlines, Take a Moment to Catch Your Death, and explosions.
  • Adaptational Villainy:
    • Squidward is a Jerkass in the original cartoon, but here he's The Dragon to the Big Bad.
    • Plankton as well, to a lesser extent. In the original cartoon he can be a rather comedic antagonist and has some redeeming qualities, though here he appears to just be a cruel mastermind.
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    • The Flying Dutchman, Kevin and Bubble Bass too, in OP 3. Like Plankton, these three were minor comedy-villains in the original cartoon. Here though, they're fighting right at Plankton's side.
  • Affectionate Parody: Of SpongeBob and anime in general.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Despite the suggestive images between Squidward and Spongebob in OP 1 (see below), Spongebob is shown kissing Sandy in OP 3.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Sandy loses her arm in a fight with Squidward in the first OP.
    • Squidward loses both arms in the fight against the hooded figure in OP 3. Ditto for Bubble Bass who also lost an arm earlier in the opening.
  • Backup from Otherworld: Patrick's ghost shows up to give SpongeBob the strength to fight Squidward in the second video.
  • Bloodier and Gorier: The original cartoon had little to no blood, while this series has plenty.
  • Completely Different Title: The title cards for all three parts have the 'Spongebob Squarepants' title in English and a little Japanese subtitle alongside it: フポンジ・ボブ. One might assume this reads 'Spongebob' but it actually reads 'Fuponji-bob'.note 
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  • Deal with the Devil: Squidward signs a contract with the Chum Bucket presumably to gain more power.
  • The Dragon: Plankton is shown to have made Squidward his ace against the Krusty Krab.
  • Evil Twin: Implied with Doodle Bob in OP 3.
  • Eye Color Change: Squidward's eye color changes from red to green after Plankton injects him with the Chum formula.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Squidward is shown to have turned evil and joined the Chum Bucket in the beginning of the first video.
  • Fan Disservice: The Freeze Frame Bonuses of Squidward and SpongeBob (see below).
    • Patrick wears a speedo instead of shorts like in the cartoon and his "package" is shown bouncing during OP 1.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus:
    • Pausing the first video any time between 1:06-1:08 reveals some rather suggestive images of Squidward and SpongeBob.
    • The second video also features a somewhat explicit image of Squidward and SpongeBob at 0:45.
    • The third video features Velma from Scooby-Doo and the Hoopla fish among Kevin's minions at the 1:18 and 1:22 marks.
  • Handicapped Badass: Sandy lost her arm in OP 1, but that doesn't stop her from winning a fight in OP 3.
  • Heroic BSoD: SpongeBob freaks out after seeing Squidward kill Patrick. In the second opening this leads him to inject himself with the Secret Formula to gain enough power to fight Squidward.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Spongebob and his spatula. Similarly, Doodle Bob uses a giant pencil as his personal weapon against Spongebob.
  • Killed Off for Real: Patrick dies in the first video after getting decapitated by Squidward.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: Many of the Spongebob secondaries get tossed into OP 3.note 
  • Love Triangle: Spongebob and Sandy share a kiss in OP 3 as a teary-eyed Squidward watches. Meanwhile, the very next scene shows Sponge and Squid sitting at both sides of a brick wall.
  • Mecha-Mooks: Plankton has a supply of robotic drones modeled after him that serve as his minions.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Squidward sprouts two additional arms during his fight with SpongeBob in the second OP
  • Notable Original Music: "Kaitei No Orchestra," the song for OP 3, is an entirely original song sung by ROMIX. Listen to it here
  • Off with His Head!: Squidward kills Patrick by slicing off his head.
  • Psycho Serum:
    • The chum serum Plankton injects Squidward with appears to have made Squidward more blood-thirsty.
    • The Krabby Patty Secret Formula also may be this, if the sinister face shown after SpongeBob injects himself with it is anything to go by.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: SpongeBob gains red eyes after injecting himself with the Krabby Patty Secret Formula.
  • The Rival: Squidward to SpongeBob as a parody of most anime rivalries.
  • Spoiler Opening: Every opening spoils the plot of the entire nonexistent season.
  • You Killed My Father: SpongeBob wants revenge on Squidward in the second video for killing Patrick.

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