The SpongeBob anime is taking the internet by storm, but why did YouTube remove episode 1 and what date will episode 2 release?

There is no way around it, the SpongeBob SquarePants anime is one of the most anticipated adaptations in recent memory and is exactly what we needed.

The adaptation is produced by the incredibly talented Narmak, whose anime shorts and classic cartoon adaptations has been a source of entertainment for millions of people for years.

Episode 1 premiered on YouTube to a superb reception, but YouTube then removed the video, sending fans of the adaptation into a fit of rage. Why did YouTube remove episode 1 and when will episode 2 come out?

SpongeBob anime episode 1 release date…

  • The first full episode of the SpongeBob SquarePants anime was uploaded by Narmak on July 24.

Last month, the incredibly talented Narmak uploaded the official trailer for the full anime series, which currently has over 2 million views on YouTube.

The first episode was uploaded on July 24 and unsurprisingly, the video went viral almost instantly, garnering over 8 million views on YouTube. You can watch it for yourself here.


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YouTube removes episode 1…

  • Unfortunately, the first episode of the SpongeBob SquarePants anime was then “been removed for violating YouTube’s Community Guidelines.”

According to Narmak, the first episode was removed because it violated YouTubes child safety policy, but claims that the video was itself already marked as ‘not safe for children’.

“Hi guys, my Spongebob Anime Episode 1 was REMOVED from Youtube. The reasoning: Youtube believes it was “directed towards younger minors and families.” I now have 2 strikes on my channel. I’m trying to get the video back up, but I honestly have no idea what will happen; am just waiting for YouTube to respond to me. I have appealed the removal.” – Narmak.

Thankfully, it appears that the volume of support fort Namark and the SpongeBob anime reached YouTube and episode 1 was back up just over 24 hours later.

SpongeBob anime episode 2 release date…

  • At the time of writing, we don’t have any information as to when episode 2 of the SpongeBob anime will premiere, but don’t expect it to be anytime soon.

As Narmak says in the video, this one episode took nearly six months to produce, meaning that a second episode could well take the same amount of time to producer.

However, with how popular the first episode has become and considering how much support the series has been shown on social media, we could see production being streamlined for episode 2.

An optimistic prediction would be October 2020, but a more realistic prediction would be December 2020.

SpongeBob anime English dubbing…

  • We don’t have an official release date for the SpongeBob SquarePants English anime, but it is ‘coming soon’ according to Narmak.

Yesterday, July 31, Narmak uploaded the official trailer for the English dubbing of the series, which currently has more than 1.2 million views on YouTube.

We will bring you updates as soon as more information becomes available.

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