Spongebob Squarepants Anime

SpongeBob SquarePants is one of those strange pieces of modern culture gold that has to travelled way beyond its initial standing as a kids show, and is followed not just by kids but adults also. Perhaps it’s been a while since you’ve even seen an episode. Chances are you can still know its theme song and recall the random, strange but always watchable sponge and his chums.

Spongebob Squarepants niche in pop culture has given way to a rich selection of fan interpretations and adaptation of the show. An animator and YouTube vlogger called Narmak has reimagined the show’s theme as an anime. Along with the opening song getting an anime makeover, the tone of the characters did too. We think this is excellent!

Narmak gives a dramatic makeover as an anime, morphing SpongeBob and Patrick into grizzled warriors for good. Meanwhile, Squidward switches from a gigruntled employee of the Krusty Krab to a hateful assassin who slices Patrick into pieces.

While this video has already fallen foul of copyright claims on youtube, it is available on Dailymotion where we hope it stays. Large corporations really do not have much of a sense of humour it appears!