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Fan art pairs My Hero Academia and SpongeBob Squarepants in amazing crossover

Published: 7/Apr/2019 0:12

by Alan Bernal

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Two fan-favorite worlds collided in an epic crossover after a talented artist remade classic characters from SpongeBob Squarepants as hopeful students at the best hero school around in My Hero Academia.

My Hero Academia is shaping up to be a long time top hit for anime lovers, which strangely makes the Bikini Bottom residents a perfect casting choice in this incredible crossover.

In a Twitter post, user ‘JumJanz’ collaborated with their friend ‘Asian__equation’ to come up with an amazing reimagining that suits up Spongebob and friends in one of the show’s more notable posters.

Studio BonesBoth shows have notable fan-favorite characters.

Bikini Bottom meets UA High

The result is a slick design that flawlessly merges the styles of both shows while keeping the personalities of the characters intact.

Both main characters take center stage as Spongebob gets Midorya’s messy hair while being decked out in Deku’s outfit.

Meanwhile, Uraraka and Sandy Cheeks come together as the squirrel’s underwater helmet seamlessly completes the hero’s suit.

The feisty Bakugo has been fused with the always cynical Squidward. The design retools the hero’s powers by switching them with the explosive pies that made their appearance early in the Nickelodeon show.

The sidekicks take center stage

Spongebob’s polarizing pet snail, Gary fittingly replaces Todoroki. Although the poster hilariously fixes the hero’s white and red hair atop of the snails giant eyes, which also reflect the red and blue irises.

Mermaid Man is prominently featured in All-Might’s place which, other than the MHA artstyle, is basically like how the underwater hero would have looked like in his younger years.

The other part of the heroic duo sees Barnacle Boy in the style of Sir Nighteye, who might be getting a bigger role in the anime’s upcoming seasons.

SpongeBob’s trusty best friend Patrick replaces class 1-A’s student representative, Iida. On the opposite side of the speed spectrum, Patrick’s boulder home has been fitted with Kirishima’s spiky red hair that would take the hero’s body hardening ability to another level.

The crossover definitely isn’t one that fans might have expected, but the execution makes this fan piece one of the best My Hero Academia tributes to date.

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Bizarre Pokemon Journeys episode goes viral for “cruel” Blaziken scene

Published: 2/Dec/2020 0:57

by Brent Koepp

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A November episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime went viral after fans discovered it included a bizarre scene featuring Blaziken. The strange sequences force the Gen III ‘mon into a “cruel” situation that has left some viewers disturbed.

Pokemon Journeys made its debut in Japan in November 2019. The latest anime in the long-running series follows protagonist Ash Ketchum and new character Goh as they travel across the game’s eight regions.

An episode that aired in November 2020 has made waves online after a scene featuring a bizarre food contest went viral. Fans of the Nintendo property were left unsettled after a Blaziken is forced to eat his own species – well, sort of.

Screenshot from Pokemon Journeys anime.
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The Pokemon Journeys episode featured unusual food in it.

Bizarre Pokemon Journeys scene goes viral

In the November 27 episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime, Ash and Goh both participate in an eating contest. The competition has Trainers seeing whose ‘mon can consume the most food in the shortest time possible.

However, things took a cruel turn when the final dish served was a cuisine in the shape of Torchic. Blaziken’s appetite quickly turned sour at the thought of eating something shaped like his own species.

The Gen III character then stood up and quit the contest after shedding a tear. The incredibly strange cannibalism-like dilemma went viral after being uploaded to Reddit on November 30.

Blaziken was dominating the food eating contest but then.. from pokemon

While the Torchic are technically a dessert item, the scene left some fans feeling disturbed or sympathetic towards the Pokemon’s plight. “I feel you Blaziken, being forced to eat your kind is cruel,” one fan wrote. Another user exclaimed “Who’s the sick b****rd that decided to try to make a Blaziken eat Torchics?”

Pokemon fans react to the disturbing anime scene on Reddit.

Despite only having aired in Japan, the scene quickly spread online as the community found it both be hilarious and creepy. Popular artist ‘popemadara‘ made a comedic drawing that went viral on Twitter that depicts other Pokemon in the same dilemma as Blaziken.

While it’s true that people eat human-shaped edibles called gingerbread men, the Torchic food item was disturbingly detailed. If nothing else, the situation showed that the Fire-type monster has a softer side.

Pokemon Journeys is currently still airing in Japan, however North American viewers can catch the first half of the series now on Netflix which is broken up into Part 1 and 2.