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SpongeBob defies skeptics by winning fans in cute-loving Japan

SpongeBob defies skeptics by winning fans in cute-loving Japan

Square and loud, SpongeBob wasn't supposed to have much chance for success in Japan, a nation famous for its love of more cuddly characters like Hello Kitty and Pikachu.
But the perky, bucktoothed American cartoon is proving the skeptics wrong. "SpongeBob SquarePants" attracts nearly 1.9 million Japanese households to his TV show daily and is raking in a growing share of the US$5 billion (


Updated : 2021-04-20 02:40 GMT+08:00