The viral SpongeBob SquarePants cartoon Suponjibobu is back with a new teaser opening for the upcoming “Fry Cook Games.”
Suponjibobu, created by fan animator Narmak in 2020, recently released a new OP of the series on YouTube. The show is a humorous parody of the original SpongeBob SquarePants in Japanese with English subtitles using anime-style animation. It features iconic characters from the original series, including SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, Sandy, and Mr. Krabs, among other characters, is in a more exaggerated, action-packed format, including typical anime tropes and styles. Suponjibobu takes a more mature perspective on the original series, targeting teenagers and adults who grew up with SpongeBob SquarePants instead of the predominantly 6- to 11-year-old Nickelodeon audience currently watching the show. The series has developed a cult following and after three years away, it will finally receive its highly anticipated second volume, announced on November 18 as the “Cooking Games” installment. fried”.
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Narmak launched Suponjibobu on YouTube in 2020 with “Bubble Bass” — a 14-minute episode that follows SpongeBob as he battles Bubble Bass for the secret Krabby Patty formula. The video went viral, gaining its own IMDb profile with an 8.3 rating and over 19 million views on YouTube. Narmak had previously animated a series of Suponjibobu OPs and ended up with small stories, which became some of the most popular on his channel and led to the creation of an entire episode. “Bubble Bass” arc.
Narmak released a video in 2021 explaining how he created Suponjibobu, which was heavily inspired by the classic shounen anime Naruto and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. While Suponjibobu is a comedic parody, the effort to adapt it into an actual anime is clear, especially in the quality and aesthetic of the animation and the use of a Japanese voice cast . Other aspects include a dramatic original soundtrack and the application of shounen anime visuals primarily to the original SpongeBob SquarePants characters.
There is a strong love-hate rivalry between SpongeBob and Squidward inspired by Naruto and Sasuke, including jealous power imbalances and light and dark color palettes. Patrick and Mr. Krabs all become wise teachers, a step away from the goofy and cheap character of the original anime, but a quintessential part of any shounen anime. Sandy, a strong female character in SpongeBob Squarepants who is often portrayed as much stronger than SpongeBob, is portrayed as a weaker character in Sponjibobu, which Narmak said was intentional, as this is This is the case with many female Shounen characters when they first appear. introduced. Narmak said that this episode took six consecutive months to animate and that it is currently the only full episode of Suponjibobu to be released.
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The upcoming “Fry Cook Games” season does not yet have a release date, but Narmak claims that the finale will be released before the year is out, followed by the full episode of the “Fry Cook Games” season. The exact plot of the episode is unknown but appears to involve some confrontations between characters similar to Naruto’s “Chunin Exam” arc.
While Narmak is in a long-running battle with YouTube over various copyright issues, Suponjibobu is currently available to watch on the video sharing site. SpongeBob SquarePants is now streaming on Hulu.