For most of us, Spongebob Squarepants was an indispensable part of our childhood. Someone just made an Anime version of everyone’s favourite cartoon, and people really can’t decide whether they want to laugh or cry.

The 1-minute 47-second video shows the beloved cast of Spongebob redrawn as Japanese-style animations, and follows the format of a typical Anime opening scene – blood, guts, drama and all. While some people are calling it the best thing since canned bread, others feel straight-up uncomfortable with it. The author, Narmak, has written that the video was just a side project done on spare time, and that we shouldn’t be expecting a full Spongebob Anime series. We can’t lie, though – we would probably watch it if it came to be.

If nautical nonsense be something you wish, check out the viral video for yourself below, find out how people are reacting to it, and add your own take at the end.

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