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SpongeBob SquarePants (Anime TV Series)
SBSP Anime title
Created by Japanese Paul Tibbit

Japanese Stephen Hillenburg

Original run May 24, 2019 - TBA
Genre Shonen, action, adventure, parody
# of seasons 3
# of episodes 150 + Film
Spin-off status Active
Writer(s) EVIL Productions

ZedKong

Production company EVIL Productions
Preceded by SpongeBob SquarePants Z0 Rise of EVIL
Followed by SpongeBob SquarePants ZII Seeds of EVIL









The SpongeBob SquarePants Anime, simply referred to as SpongeBob SquarePants (Japanese: スポンジ・ボブ Hepburn: Suponji Bobu, pronounced Spongey Bobbu) is an ongoing Japanese anime television series produced by Narmak Animation and EVIL Productions that began airing on May 24, 2019. Its overall plot outline is loosely based around the manga and anime created by Narmak and is considered to be a what if scenario of what would happen if SpongeBob was a Japanese anime. But unlike Narmak's script, this story is less light hearted outside of the very beginning and is more of a very light Final Fantasy crossover that can be seen as a homage to 90s era Squaresoft titles. Like a Squaresoft RPG, the storyline is expected to be as convoluted and contrived as Kingdom Hearts, Xenogears, or Chrono Cross. Many tropes from various shounen anime or Squaresoft games are parodied in this show, but the main inspirations are Naruto, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Avengers: Infinity War, and Neon Genesis Evangelion. Many of the episodes or arcs are named after episodes within the first three seasons of the show outside of a few exceptions. Some episodes are near faithful recreations of their American counterparts while others are vastly different. One of the many changes is this show's setting which was made to be more like modern day Japan. It is broadcast at 9:00 p.m. on TV Tokyo.

The anime centers around protagonist SpongeBob SquarePants as he tries to save his best friend Squidward Tentacles from the clutches of Sheldon Plankton and his army of robots or other minions earlier and later on in the anime, but everything goes haywire and soon SpongeBob must choose to save Squidward along with his other friends. At some point SpongeBob's best friend Patrick dies in combat, but later comes back alive in a later arc. This show considered to be a lot more bloody and violent than most SpongeBob spin-offs, but still family friendly for the most part. Some fans accepted some episodes having a TV-14 rating. Each season contains 50 episodes.

Stand Powers

All stand powers are named after episodes of the original show or songs by Ween except for those introduced the Z arc which are named after songs by Twisted Sister. In the end of the anime, all of the main character's stand powers are erased by 「THE ALGAE'S ALWAYS GREENER」 in order to bring a new set of stand powers for the next series while still retaining the same characters.

  • 「HOME SWEET PINEAPPLE」 - Used by SpongeBob
  • 「OCEANMAN」 - Used by Stephen Hillenburg
  • 「PRECIOUS TIME」 - Used by SpongeBob in the Z arc and ZII.
  • 「ZIGGY STARDUST」 - Used by Patrick in the Z arc and ZII.
  • 「SUCTION CUP SYMPHONY」 - Used by Squidward
  • 「THE GIFT OF GUM」 - Used by Patrick
  • 「PISS UP A ROPE」 - Used by Sandy
  • 「THE ELECTRIC ZOO」 - Used by Mr. Krabs
  • 「KOMPUTER OVERLOAD」 - Used by Plankton
  • 「THE ALGAE'S ALWAYS GREENER」 - Plankton's endgame stand power used during the Z arc.
  • 「DICKS OUT FOR HARAMBE」- Man in the Gorilla Suit
  • 「TEAR IT LOOSE」 - Used by Green Hooded Man / Hash Slinging Slasher
  • 「BLACKHEART」 - Used by the Flying Dutchman
  • 「TWO STEPS FROM HELL」 - Used by Davy Jones
  • 「LOVE IS FOR SUCKERS」 - Used by Mindy
  • 「RIDE TO LIVE, LIVE TO RIDE」 - Used by Dennis
  • 「SIN AFTER SIN」 - Used by Dark David Hasselhoff
  • 「THE SLEEPING GIANT」 - Used by the Cyclops
  • 「TRIDENT TROUBLES」 - Used by King Neptune
  • 「KING OF THE FOOLS」 - Used by Bald King Neptune
  • 「LIFE ON MARS」 - Used by Lord Royal Highness

Opening/Ending Themes (Narmak and Friends)

OP 1 - SpongeBob Op 1

OP 2 - Paper Moon - Soul Eater OP2, Spongebob Anime OP2 (ROMIX Cover)

OP 3 - Kaitei no Orchestra (Precious Time) ROMIX Original

Ending 3 Season 1 - Ending 3 (Original Animation)

Ending 2 Season 1 - Ending 2 (Original Animation)

Ending 4 Season 1 - ENDING 4 (Original Animation)

Ending 3 Season 2 - Ending 3 (Original Animation)

Ending 3 Season 3 - ENDING 3 (Original Animation)

Manga Version - CrazyguyDraws Manga Version - Narmak

Villains

Major

  • Z0: Poseidon, Planktonamor, S-O-U-R-M-O-U-T-H
  • Season 1: Squidward, K-A-R-E-N, and Plankton
  • Season 2: The Flying Dutchman, Davy Jones, K-A-R-E-N, Tom, and Plankton
  • Season 3: Tom, Plankton, K-A-R-E-N, and the Hash Slinging Slasher
  • Season 4 (ZII Season 1): Barnacle Man and Manray
  • Season 5 (ZII Season 2): Lord Purr Maximus, Lord Royal Highness, and the Crimson Chin (Clone)
  • Season 6 (ZII Season 3): The Hash Slinging Slasher and S-O-U-R-M-O-U-T-H / P-L-A-N-K-T-O-N-A-M-O-R-S-O-U-R-M-O-U-T-H

Minor

  • Z0: Medieval SpongeBob, Lord Purr Maximus
  • Season 1: Bubble Bass, Flats, Kevin, Squilliam, Bubble Bubby, Cloud Strife (SBSP Anime Incarnation), Various Fry Cook Game Combatants, and King Neptune
  • Season 2: Man in the Gorilla Suit, The Chimps, George, Seagull, and N.U.T.
  • Season 3: Bubble Bass, DoodleBob, Dennis, Cyclops, Kevin, The Leviathan / The Worm, and Bald King Neptune
  • Season 4 (ZII Season 1): The Dirty Bubble, various MM&BB supervillains, Squilliam, Uma Tailfin, and the Lemon Smiles
  • Season 5 (ZII Season 2): The Old IJLSA members, various unnamed Cat aliens, Plankton, Bubble Bubby, and the Lemon Smiles
  • Season 6 (ZII Season 3): Abrasive Spongebob / ScumBob, Puffy Fluffy, W.E.A.P.O.N, Burger Beard, and the Lemon Smiles

Episodes

Season 1 - Serial Experiments Squid

Help Wanted - Debut at the Krusty Krab : Written by ZedKong

SBSPEp1

Local sushi chef, SpongeBob SquarePants, decides to work for one of the most Americanized burger restaurants in all of Bikini Bottom, the Krusty Krab, a small business owned by Mr. Krabs, a krab who while cheap treats his employees well enough to keep them employed. Fat greasy local otaku, Bubble Bass, decides to go to the Krusty Krab for the first time to be SpongeBob's first customer. SpongeBob screws up the order until another person with a different opinion ends up liking his burgers. Squidward begins to feel jealously towards SpongeBob building up anger that will lead to him becoming SpongeBob's main rival (TV-14-DLSV)

Help Wanted - Swarm of the Anchovies : Written by ZedKong

SBSPAEp2

After success with SpongeBob's second customer, news that the Krusty Krab is a good place to eat food starts to spread. The anchovies begin to swarm the restaurant with more customers than the place can handle. SpongeBob tries to deal with these new customers. Plankton becomes worried that he has even less of a chance to be successful due to the Krusty Krab's newfound success. Squilliam Fancyson shows up to taunt Squidward to remind him that he will always be better than Squidward. Squidward throws a fit towards the end of the episode, however he has not snapped completely just yet. He will promise to show up for one for day of work to get his pay check and then plot his next revenge plan.(TV-14-DLV)

Overarching Storyline

There are different branching series storylines going on at once inside this anime believe it or not. There are four narrative levels in each storylines that can be seen only with those with an IQ of 150+ SNOO PINGAS.

FOUR NARRATIVE LEVELS A: The Cosmic Level (Gods) B: The Political Level (Governments) C: The Individual Level (Folks) D: The Spiritual Level (Ghosts)

Arcs

Friendship Arc

A long arc that starts with a two episode slow paced mini arc named Help Wanted that sets up our characters and world. This arc opens up with a foreshadowing for Patrick and Squidward's betrayal as well as the rise of the worm who will attack in the third season of the anime. After this introduction, this arc establishes who are main characters are showing very basic themes involving Squidward and SpongeBob's initial dislike towards each other as well as Squidward descent towards madness that will eventually bring him towards the Chum Bucket to be used by Plankton. The entire later parts of the arc introduce each character that will lead up to this story's first real arc, the Fry Cook Games. (TV-14-DLV)

Sign-Ups

  • ZedKong - Creator, Writer, Director, Artist, Title Card Creator

Idea Corner

Post your episode and story arc ideas here, and I may accept them and have them put on the show! If your episode is rejected, don't take it to heart, as Infection has high standards for its content.

Awards

Critical Reception

This is just sloppy writing!!!!! It was already proven that Gary's body is unique and the snail virus built up a immunity to Squirdward's attack. If anything Patrick is the one who should have died. Not only is he closer to spongebob, but the best friends 4 ever and Valentine's arc cement him as one of the best support characters in years. Quitting this anime. It was good in the beginning, but the author is such a sell out. Ever since the pioneers arc the series has been on a decline. I mean the hash slinging slasher mystery murder episode was good, but it only did so much. - SIRTreehugger

They probably should have stopped after the Squid Society Arc, Patrick was best girl and my favorite easily. But of course the anime always have to shit all over childhood friends and make the generic "first girl you see" win because they don't know how to write compelling romances. And then you have the terrible fucking power asspulls, Spongebob only had basic karate training and it was shown Sandy Uchiha was clearly stronger; how the FUCK did Spongebob beat metal Mr. Krabs, who beat Sandy, by pulling out a stupid Magic Circle that protects him from anything that was NEVER previously revealed? Such a shitty asspull and recently the anime as been filled with them. I might as well finish it though, I've been following it since the Chum Exams, which is easily one of the best shounen arcs of all time. Plus I'm too attached to these characters to stop now, might as well see who ends up as a couple. - Jazzidoo

it's slightly triggering when there are these memes that are copying manga style but then they fail the most basic thing. - Mommid

God, the writing in this has become Jimmy Neutron level bad. How dare they not explain how Spongebob's new power works in the very same chapter it's introduced in? That can only mean they never will explain how it works, and this series is doomed to end the same way Jimmy Neutron did. You all remember, Jimmy gets a new power up, defeats evil jimmy, timeskip where he gets together with Cindy, all rushed to shit. I can only expect the same to happen with Spongebob. This series has hit rock bottom. - DrewBreakman

The "Gary Come Home" arc in Season 3, is easily one of the best written arcs in all of shounen. - S-ClassRen


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Trivia/Goofs

  • This show has an average 9.1 rating on tv.com and a 8.7 rating on IMDB.
  • E.V.I.L. is very different from its orginal counterpart. E.V.I.L. in this story existed from the beginning of time containing bases in multiple planets in different time periods as opposed to being a small short lived gang ran by Barnacle Man. This version of E.V.I.L. was made to be more like the Combine from Half-Life and is known as C.O.S.M.I.C. E.V.I.L. Barnacle Man and Manray however is still the owner of the Bikini Bottom variant of E.V.I.L. in the ZII arcs, but the real creators of E.V.I.L. in this story is a combination of Planktonamor, Lord Purr Maximus, and S-O-U-R-M-O-U-T-H whose soul is merged with Planktonamor to extend his life.
  • Squilliam's rivalry with Squidward is similar to that of Sasuke's rivalry with his brother. E.V.I.L. or at least in this story is known as the Bikini Bottom variant of E.V.I.L. is essentially the Akatsuki in SpongeBob form.
  • The Tournament of Restaurant Arc from the Manga was moved to the beginning of the anime in order to make the arc's character powers feel more a surprise to newer viewers.
  • Despite sharing the same name, this anime is not affiliated with Narmak's anime in any shape or form.
  • In the planned story line there were only two villain gangs, Every Villain is Lemons and Every Villain is Limes. There is now three, Every Villain is Limes fought in Season 3, Every Villain is Lemons fought in the first ZII season, and The Corrupted IJLSA led by an evil Crimson Chin clone with LRH funding their group fought in the second ZII season.
  • In this story as well as the ZII Saga, the backstory of the Atlantean race in the original series was retconned. The new backstory is that the Atlantean race is actually another race known as the BochZai who were enslaved by the Alien Cat Empire who was under the influence of S-O-U-R-M-O-U-T-H, a lemon headed deity. The real Atlanteans are mermaid fish with golden hair and blue eyes who were killed in an ancient war.
  • The Z arc and Season 3's storylines were merged into one story
  • This show takes place in the far future, even further in the timeline than SpongeHenge and SB-129. In the series lore, all of the original characters outside of divine beings who are immortal have died from some kind of third impact style apocalyptic event.
  • Various well liked arcs in Season 4 such as the Gary Come Home Arc were moved to the first three seasons due to the fan's demand.
  • The Hash Slinging Slasher is the penultimate main antagonist, but Plankton is the main antagonist for the first 3 seasons. In some of the early storylines, he was working along side Plankton and then Every Villain is Lemons. In the current draft, he is a lone swordsmen in order to make his character closer to Sephiroth.
  • Only ZedKong can write season finales.

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