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Japanese women love SpongeBob

by Adam Finley, posted Jan 28th 2007 4:01PM

SpongebobSpongeBob SquarePants is hugely popular in the United States with little children and immature adults like myself, but nobody thought he would make much of a splash in Japan.

It turns out those people were wrong, because SpongeBob is watched by 1.9 million households every day in Japan, which is even more impressive when you take into consideration that the series is only shown occasionally on network TV and that many households don't have cable or satellite, where SpongeBob SquarePants is shown on a more regular basis.

Also, it's not little kids who love SpongeBob the most, it's young women. This wasn't an accident, though: SpongeBob was introduced to Japan as a trendy, hip, underground kinda thing, something to be found on clothes and handbags and spread around by word of mouth. Apparently, it's been working.

[via The Beat]

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Jake Rocheleau

this is cool i love the yellow sponge.

July 04 2011 at 7:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
David

In Japan young women what the show when in America middle aged gay men watchthe show and neo nazis complain.

January 28 2007 at 11:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
VSJ

What, no more "Hello Kitty"?! Weirdos...

January 28 2007 at 7:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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