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General Information
Network: Nickelodeon Japan


Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Distributor: MTVネットワークス·インターナショナル
(MTV Networks International)
Original run: 2002 - 現在
International SpongeBob SquarePants

スポンジ・ボブ is the Japanese dub of SpongeBob SquarePants. There are two dubs of the show. The first dub is season 1-3, and the second dub is season 4-8. In the second dub, the voice actors of SpongeBob, Sandy, and Plankton are different. It is part of the International SpongeBob SquarePants.

Character translations

Voice cast

  • SpongeBob: Hiroyuki Tsuru (Seasons 1-3), Taiki Matsuno (Season 4-current)
  • Patrick: Ikuko Tani (series), Takashi Nagasako (first movie), Kōmyō Kanuka (second movie)
  • Ikardo: Rokurō Naya (series), Yōji Ueda (second movie)
  • Mr. Krabs: Kenjin Okuda
  • Sandy: Yūko Ogiso (Seasons 1-3), Chie Matsuura (Season 3-Current)
  • Plankton: Yūko Ogiso (Seasons 1-3), Chie Matsuura (Season 3-Current)
  • Pearl: Ikuko Tani
  • Larry: Keijin Okuda


  • Squidward's name is changed to Ikardo, a pun on the Japanese translation for Ricardo, "Rikarudo."
  • Bikini Bottom is called Bikini Town (ビキニタウン).
  • For the 2nd dub, the theme song is in a higher key.
  • Krabby Patties are renamed カーニバーガー (Kānibāgā).

Episode name changes

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

Season 5

Season 6

Season 7

Season 8

Season 9

Feature Films





2011 McD Japan SpongeBob

SpongeBob Japan Happy Meals

  • Patrick, Plankton and Mermaid Man are given female voice actors in the series.

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